The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, 2E [NOOK Book]

Overview

You're no idiot, of course. You hold the "best dressed" title at the office, you have a knack for accessorizing everyting from your office to your kitchen countertops, and you always manage to keep cool under pressure. But when it comes to decorating your home, you feel like dunking your head into a gallon of paint.



Don't test color combinations on your body yet!



The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, second edition, enables ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, 2E

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Overview

You're no idiot, of course. You hold the "best dressed" title at the office, you have a knack for accessorizing everyting from your office to your kitchen countertops, and you always manage to keep cool under pressure. But when it comes to decorating your home, you feel like dunking your head into a gallon of paint.



Don't test color combinations on your body yet!



The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, second edition, enables you to create a homey look without all the blood, sweat, and tears. From setting a realistic budget to understanding the tools of the trade, feel confident about home decorating.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101198926
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/7/2000
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,167,847
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Young, allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers, has been an interior designer for 15 years. She owns a design and construction company with her husband, Tom, a design builder.
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Table of Contents

1 You've Got Style: Flaunt It! 3
2 From Castles in the Air to Down-to-Earth Decorating 11
3 Tools of the Trade 23
4 Color: The Decorator's Most Powerful Tool 33
5 Getting a Feel for Texture 43
6 It's All a Matter of Balance and Proportion 51
7 From Classic to Contemporary - and Country, Too 59
8 Beyond the Basics - Resources for Novice Decorators 69
9 Furniture to Last a Lifetime 81
10 Possibilities Underfoot 91
11 Walls that Work 101
12 It's a Material World 111
13 Opening Up the World of Windows 119
14 Lighting Up Your Life 131
15 The All-Important Accessories 141
16 Living Rooms to Actually Live In 151
17 Dining Rooms that Whet Your Appetite 165
18 Kitchens to Cook In - Even if You Can't 179
19 Bathrooms with Practically and Personality 195
20 Bedrooms Big and Small 207
21 Working and Relaxing: The Library, Den, or Home Office 227
22 Entries, Stairways, and Halls 235
23 Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Look - Fast! 245
24 Brighten Your Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank 255
25 Adding a Touch of Romance to Your Bedroom 263
Bibliography 271
Index 275
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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Over-priced and disappointing

    This ebook is far too expensive. There are NO color photos and numerous editing problems. Text provides some good basics, but I don't feel that I gained much knowledge here. And I am no decorator, so that is a bit scary and disappointing!

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