The Smart Approach to Baby Rooms


The Smart Approach to Baby Rooms
o Over 330 full-color photographs of inspirational, professionally designed rooms
o Dozens of Smart Tips® throughout offer professional insight
o Advice for choosing a...
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The Smart Approach to Baby Rooms
o Over 330 full-color photographs of inspirational, professionally designed rooms
o Dozens of Smart Tips® throughout offer professional insight
o Advice for choosing a color scheme and coordinating a theme
o The latest designs in cribs and coordinated bedding
o Great ideas for windows, walls, and floors
o 60 black-and-white scaled furniture templates for space planning
o Extensive resource guide for furniture, products, and design-industry associations
o Comprehensive index and glossary
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This new offering in Creative Homeowner's "Smart Approach" series (which includes Kitchen Design; Bath Design; etc.) presents decorating ideas for people "who don't know where to begin when shopping for furniture or choosing fabrics." Schemes for sprucing up a baby's room or creating a nursery from scratch run from basics like "Where Will the Baby Sleep?" to the complicated demands of "Meeting Special Needs" for children with physical disabilities, allergies and asthma. Handy tips on everything from choosing between cradles and cribs to finding the proper diaper-changing table are interspersed with suggestions for mixing and matching colors and fabrics. Advice on paint and wallpaper mingle with suggestions for fabrics and materials for most budgets and tastes, though a bias for the traditional ("antique wicker is sweet") shows. Chapters begin with suggested design parameters and ideas for formulating how to best use spaces. "Smart Tips" sidebars, such as "Essential Nursery Furnishings and Accessories Checklist," are illustrated with numerous photographs, and each chapter ends with "A Gallery of Smart Ideas," which showcase more photos of possible layouts that should offer plenty of design inspiration. Furniture templates and a hefty resource guide will help do-it-yourselfers find suppliers and purchase materials. A glossary of design terms and an index complete this comprehensive guide, which will be of tremendous help to amateur interior decorators and new parents alike. (Oct.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580111133
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: Smart Approach
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Still is a freelance writer with over 25 years of experience writing and editing articles and publications in the fields of health and lifestyle. She is the author of What's In Style: Fireplaces (ISBN: 1580111165, $12.95, 2002), and was a contributing writer to the best-selling, The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating (ISBN: 1580111432, $24.95, 2003). Joanne resides in Accord, NY.
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Table of Contents

The Smart Approach to® Baby Rooms
Table of Contents
Introduction 8
Chapter One
Sweet Dreams 12

• Where Will the Baby Sleep?

• Bedding, Beautiful and Safe
Chapter Two
Color Their World 32

• A Palette of Possibilities

• Developing a Color Scheme

• Light and Color

• Color and Child Development
Chapter Three
Plans and Schemes 46

• Design Basics 

• Adding It All Up

• Working with Professionals
Chapter Four
Ideas for Toddler Rooms 64

• Getting Started

• A Room Plan

• Decorating for Toddlers
Chapter Five
Furniture and Storage 84

• The Story on Storage

• Case Goods

• Built-In Furniture

• Modular Systems

• Freestanding Furniture
Chapter Six
Wall and Window Treatments 104

• Creative Ways with Walls

• Shopping for Materials

• Window Treatments

• Planning Your Approach
Chapter Seven
Flooring for the Nursery 128

• Your Flooring Options

• Wood

• Laminate Products

• Resilient Vinyl

• Carpeting and Rugs
Chapter Eight
Accessories and Necessities 146

• Baby Monitors

• Diapers and More

• Mobiles and More
Chapter Nine
Safety in Any Room 162

• Safety in the Nursery

• Baby-Proofing the Rest of the Home
Chapter Ten
Meeting Special Needs 174

• Physical Disabilities

• Allergy and Asthma Issues
Appendix 186
Resource guide 192
Glossary 196
Index 202
Credits 207
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