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Think Color: Rooms to Live In
     

Think Color: Rooms to Live In

by Tricia Guild, Elspeth Thompson, James Merrell (Photographer), Elspeth Thompson (Text by)
 
Renowned for her sense of color, sumptuous collections of fabrics and home furnishings, and now a complete line of bed and bath products, Tricia Guild reveals the secrets behind her approach to design in Think Color. For the first time, Tricia herself explains how she brings a room to life, from the initial assessment of atmosphere and dimension through her

Overview

Renowned for her sense of color, sumptuous collections of fabrics and home furnishings, and now a complete line of bed and bath products, Tricia Guild reveals the secrets behind her approach to design in Think Color. For the first time, Tricia herself explains how she brings a room to life, from the initial assessment of atmosphere and dimension through her choice of color, materials, and furniture, right down to the finishing touches such as flowers, cushions, and trimmings. Guiding the reader first-person through her design process, she offers insight into using color to create mood and reveals the sources of her inspiration. This lavishly produced book showcases more than 200 color-drenched photographs featuring gorgeous interiors and highlighting exceptional details. With bountiful insight from a truly exceptional talent, Think Color is an energetic and vital celebration of contemporary home dcor.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When decorating their homes, many people-whether out of a basic design conservatism or in an attempt to hide red wine stains and muddy footprints-settle on beige, camel and taupe for their couches, rugs and drapes. What they may not realize, says designer Guild, is that using color in home decorating can "infuse the mind to create moods or feelings" and "help you break out of conventions." It's not for nothing that Guild is "renowned for her vital sense of color": the sprightly author founded the influential Designers Guild in London in 1970 and has gone on to receive multiple art and design awards. In this attractive book, she offers ideas both grand and simple for jazzing up a room with unexpected shades. Transform an attic bedroom into an airy space by painting the floorboards pale blue. Mix patterns and colors to give a room a dynamic look. When setting the table for an alfresco lunch, dot each place setting with plump flowers. Guild divides the book into chapters on moods and their corresponding colors (e.g., "joyful/vivacious/mandarin/citrus/cerise" and "pure/serene/mauve/sea green/aqua"). Whether readers desire a relaxed bedroom (try indigo) or a vibrant living room (go for berry), they should find plenty of inspiration in these pages. (Jan. 15) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
In these two books, the authors share their professional knowledge on domestic interior design. Guild, chairwoman and creative director of Designers Guild, describes how she has used color to create a particular mood, from serene to vibrant, with color photographs that depict her own home and recent commissions. Wheatman continues in the same vein as his Meditations on Design, giving his ideas for the amateur and professional designer. His advice on storage, furniture arrangement, and other topics succeeds in providing fresh ideas to finished interiors. Both books are recommended for academic and large interior design collections. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811836708
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Tricia Guild founded Designers Guild in London in 1970. Since then, the company has achieved international acclaim for its innovative fabrics, wallpaper, and home furnishings, which are now available throughout the world.

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