Interiors by Design

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A chic binder for gathering decorating ideas and inspiration

With inspirational photographs and more than 225 tips for interior decorating, Betty Lou Phillips guides you through the process of artfully creating a home that radiates beauty, comfort, and the feeling of well-being while ultimately satisfying the soul. Phillips shares her invaluable tips and advice gleaned from a career as a professional interior designer so that those who opt to become hands-on with their own ...

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Overview

A chic binder for gathering decorating ideas and inspiration

With inspirational photographs and more than 225 tips for interior decorating, Betty Lou Phillips guides you through the process of artfully creating a home that radiates beauty, comfort, and the feeling of well-being while ultimately satisfying the soul. Phillips shares her invaluable tips and advice gleaned from a career as a professional interior designer so that those who opt to become hands-on with their own decorating projects can avoid becoming ensnared in a web of pricey mistakes while putting their own artistic spin on a space.

Whether one prefers a minimal aesthetic or has global leanings, Interiors by Design dispels mysteries of the decorating world. Divided into sections such as:

• In the Scheme of Things

• Best-Dressed Windows

• Fine Art of Exhibiting Art

• Table Matters

• A Space of One’s Own

• Sleep Solutions and more

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of eleven design books and a respected professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. With clients from New York to California, her work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers. In addition, she has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423633792
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Pages: 114
  • Sales rank: 585,264
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning designer and best-selling author, Betty Lou Phillips is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. With projects from New York to California, her work has been featured in countless magazines, as well as in her numerous home design books on French and Italian style. Interiors by Design--her 13th design book-is the ultimate guide to home décor. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of Emily Goes Wild!, an illustrated children's book, and co-author of The Night Before Christmas in Paris. Later this year Gibbs Smith Publisher will release her Night Before Christmas in New York and Night Before Christmas in Texas.

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With infinite inspiration available at the click of a mouse, interior design has become undeniably egalitarian as many fledgling decorators create striking settings on their own. Yet with abundant access to resources—from social networking boards and blogs to digital magazines and virtual retailers—the possible pitfalls are boundless: a rug that sprawls hazardously into the traffic lane, a sofa that sits much too low, chairs impossible to get out of, lamps that top at different heights. And how about un-chic window treatments that fail to reach the floor, a chandelier that overwhelms the space, or—beyond worse—a collection of bland, soulless spaces? All this is to say that it is easy to become ensnared in a web of pricey mistakes.

Once, the thought of doing much of the decorating oneself was viewed as difficult and daunting. While countless design aficionados still insist on leaving the task to professionals, the Web has been a game-changer. With the art of design having a pull that is difficult to resist, scores now see the challenge of creating an alluring room as an aesthetic undertaking en route to self-satisfaction.

So, how do you who opt to be hands-on avoid costly blunders while putting your own artistic spin on a space? To be sure, it helps to have a keen eye and a comprehensive plan for a fulfilling foray into a world awash in options awaiting judgments about style, durability and price. Here, then, are some guidelines gleaned from the world of design that aim to help you artfully enhance your surroundings and, ultimately satisfy your soul.

Betty Lou Phillips, ASID

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Table of Contents

Oops! 5

A Grand Plan 9

Power of Color and Texture 17

Fabrics 27

Furniture 33

Area Rugs and Carpets 41

Window Dressing 47

The Fine Art of Exhibiting Art 55

Table Matters 61

A Space of One’s Own 67

Bed, Bath and More 75

Let There Be Light 89

Details, Details, Details 95

Outside Interests 103

Parting Words 109

Acknowledgments 111

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    I returned it///probably my fault it was a notebook not a coffee table book

    I returned this book. it was probably my fault but I was expecting a coffee table book not a 3 ring binder book. I love all things B. L Phillips but not this

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