In Your Own Style: The Air of Creating Wonderful Rooms

In Your Own Style: The Air of Creating Wonderful Rooms

by David Phelps, Linda Chase
     
 
To create truly individual rooms, you must define your own style and understand the process required to realize it. In Your Own Style is both a step-by-step guide and a lavishly illustrated gallery of ideas that leads you through the conception, planning, and execution of interiors tailored to your individual taste and lifestyle. Whether you undertake the design of an

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To create truly individual rooms, you must define your own style and understand the process required to realize it. In Your Own Style is both a step-by-step guide and a lavishly illustrated gallery of ideas that leads you through the conception, planning, and execution of interiors tailored to your individual taste and lifestyle. Whether you undertake the design of an interior on your own or choose to work with a professional, this book puts you in control of the design process. Interior designer Linda Chase and design writer Laura Cerwinske show you how to develop an overall plan, hire professionals when needed, and make wise decisions about materials, colors, and finishes. They provide valuable information about furniture, lighting, hardware, and accessories, and offer insights into successfully arranging your selections. In Your Own Style's 190 color photographs illustrate a wealth of decorating approaches from the minimal to the ornate, whether formal or casual, classical or whimsical. Complete with a glossary of terms and a directory of resources, this book will help anyone who is interested in creating wonderful rooms, regardless of budget.

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Library Journal
Coauthored by two experts in the field (see, for instance, In the Romantic Style: Creating Intimacy, LJ 11/15/90), this enjoyable book helps do-it-yourself decorators define their own style and take steps toward attaining it. The authors cover the treatment of floors, walls, ceilings, hardware, lighting, color, furniture arrangement, and windows, among other topics. Excellent color photographs enhance this text. Classical and modern styles of decorating are addressed but not country, which is covered in such books as Miranda Innes's The Country Home Book (LJ 2/15/90) and Judith Miller and Martin Miller's International Country (LJ 2/15/90). Recommended for public libraries.-Barbara Bartos, St. Croix Central Elementary Sch. Lib., Roberts, Wis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500281642
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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