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House Beautiful Style 101: 400 Designer Secrets to a Beautiful Home
     

House Beautiful Style 101: 400 Designer Secrets to a Beautiful Home

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by Lisa Cregan
 

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Want to change your home? Baffled by all the available design choices? House Beautiful helps you define your style--and get the look you love in every room.

With advice and insider tips from dozens of designers, this entry in the magazine's popular pocket guide series (which includes Colors for Your Home and Fabrics for Your Home) simplifies all

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Want to change your home? Baffled by all the available design choices? House Beautiful helps you define your style--and get the look you love in every room.

With advice and insider tips from dozens of designers, this entry in the magazine's popular pocket guide series (which includes Colors for Your Home and Fabrics for Your Home) simplifies all your decorating decisions. A fun visual quiz helps you get started. Then an overview of hallmark elements and designers for five distinct decorating styles leads into room-by-room insider advice on selecting everything from furnishings and colors to carpets, window treatments, and lighting. It's a fresh approach to decorating!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In a book that groups decorating ideas by idiosyncratic styles (glam; new ruralist; traditional with a twist; modernist; accessorator), there’s something to intrigue (love the little pink refrigerator) and horrify (zebra pillows against purple walls? really?) everyone. A quiz at the beginning helps readers fit their tastes into the author’s schema. Designers comment on photos of their work, explaining their choices. A “master class” poses questions (“What’s the best way to display books?”) to a variety of designers. Fabricators of all items are identified, so readers can find them or simply be inspired by them. There’s not much to study in depth. The book is photo heavy and text light, so it functions essentially like a shelter magazine, with ideas to dream on. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
Praise for House Beautiful Colors for Your Home:

“A welcome resource . . . packed with paint swatches in the tried-and-true colors of top decorators . . . a wonderful Christmas gift for the paint-obsessed person on your list.”--The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588168832
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,273,211
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Cregan is a contributing writer to House Beautiful and author of House Beautiful Blue and House Beautiful Ultimate Kitchens (Spring 2013). She lives in Palm Beach, FL.

House Beautiful believes “Everyone Has a Beautiful House in Them." As a leading authority on home design and decoration, the magazine reaches 6.3 million readers every month--more than any other shelter magazine.

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House Beautiful Style 101 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The quiz cleverly helps to zero in on one's style preferences. Then the various styles are clearly described and illustrated. One sees why a certain element does not "fit" in one's own decor, even though it is appealing. Must have for anyone who struggles to "get it right".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found the book easy to understand and I loved all the great pictures!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They must have mixed up style a and b for the quiz! there is no way silk panels with gold leaf hardware and hollywood regency mansion is in the "New Ruralist" catagory!
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