House Beautiful Decorating School

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In one imaginative and beautifully presented volume, the genius of House Beautiful unfolds—in a “class” that teaches the eye to see and understand décor in an inspiring new way.

Take a class with House Beautiful’s teachers! All the design know-how anyone needs to decorate a new home or redo an old house is right in this one-stop, all-encompassing, lushly photographed, and brilliantly conceived volume. Everything from wonderful home basics and working with space to the art of ...

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Hardcover New In one imaginative and beautifully presented volume, the genius of House Beautiful unfolds--in a class that teaches the eye to see and understand decor in an ... inspiring new way. Take a class with House Beautiful's teachers! All the design know-how anyone needs to decorate a new home or redo an old house is right in this one-stop, all-encompassing, lushly photographed, and brilliantly conceived volume. Everything from wonderful home basics and working with space to the art of color and perfect patterns to the absolute essentials for floors, windows, walls, and lighting is here. In addition to presenting fundamental decorating principles, this unequalled reference looks at different styles, such as Country, Modern, and Seaside; suggests ways of adding drama to a space or period grandeur; and leads you on an inspirational idea-filled walk through the house, analyzing options for every room. Eye-opening pictures of beautiful interiors reveal how to fill even the smallest bedroom with simple com Read more Show Less

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Overview

In one imaginative and beautifully presented volume, the genius of House Beautiful unfolds—in a “class” that teaches the eye to see and understand décor in an inspiring new way.

Take a class with House Beautiful’s teachers! All the design know-how anyone needs to decorate a new home or redo an old house is right in this one-stop, all-encompassing, lushly photographed, and brilliantly conceived volume. Everything from wonderful home basics and working with space to the art of color and perfect patterns to the absolute essentials for floors, windows, walls, and lighting is here. In addition to presenting fundamental decorating principles, this unequalled reference looks at different styles, such as Country, Modern, and Seaside; suggests ways of adding drama to a space or period grandeur; and leads you on an inspirational idea-filled walk through the house, analyzing options for every room. Eye-opening pictures of beautiful interiors reveal how to fill even the smallest bedroom with simple comfort, showcase architectural features, make the best use of soft furnishings, and much, much more. Each page brims with bright ideas for every nook and cranny.
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Evelegh (House Beautiful Window Workshop) again provides practical advice for the novice who wants to create an inviting decor. Here she tackles all elements of interior decorating, begining with the basics of design and then discussing the use of pattern, color, texture, and scale and giving examples of popular styles to illustrate her points. She then proceeds with a discussion of various elements, such as floors, window treatments, and decorative accessories, presenting various applications and how each will create a particular look. The book takes the reader room-by-room to show how various looks can be achieved. Especially helpful are the color photographs that depict styles from sleek to modern to cozy that will appeal to a wide variety of decorating tastes. Recommended for public library collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781588163608
  • Publisher: Hearst Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 10.26 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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