Yes/No Design: Discover Your Decorating Style with Taste-Revealing Exercises and Examples

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Acclaimed designer and artist Diane Love shows you how, in this beautifully photographed volume, to discover and define your personal taste, then demonstrates how to build a decor that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and truly reflective of your personality.

Within the pages of this beautifully photographed book, acclaimed designer and artist Diane Love presents a truly innovative approach to interior design by equipping you with an ...
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Don't hire a pricey interior designer to update your home. You can decorate your way. Acclaimed designer and artist Diane Love shows you how, in this beautifully photographed ... volume, to discover and define your personal taste, then demonstrates how to build a decor that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and truly reflective of your personality. Part 1 asks What is Your Taste? and includes 7 sequential exercises to help you articulate your taste. Part 2 is Exercise Your Tastes and includes 11 methods taken in sequence that explain the step-by-step process of decorating a room and shows you how to incorporate what you learned about your taste in Step 1. A questionnaire assists you in analyzing your decorating style, enabling you to track your aesthetic attitudes, reactions, and preferences. The two workbooks - one separate from the book and portable - facilitate record keeping and provide convenient places to assemble notes, sketches, dimensions, and swatches. Pictorial binding. The jacket has light scuffing. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Acclaimed designer and artist Diane Love shows you how, in this beautifully photographed volume, to discover and define your personal taste, then demonstrates how to build a decor that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and truly reflective of your personality.

Within the pages of this beautifully photographed book, acclaimed designer and artist Diane Love presents a truly innovative approach to interior design by equipping you with an understanding of your unique taste and the ability to use it to create your personal decorating style. Through easy, fully illustrated, step-by-step exercises and examples, she helps you to discover and define your taste, then demonstrates how you can use this knowledge to create a functional and aesthetic decor that is a true reflection of your personality.

PART I: WHAT IS YOUR TASTE? Seven exercises, comprised of simple activities and questions, and free of self-conscious personal evaluation, help you to better define and articulate your taste. The exercises begin by asking you to select from magazines rooms that you love (your YESs) and those you don't (your NOs), then they help you to find words to express your impressions about a room's decoration, to distinguish the common denominators always present in the rooms you choose, and to pinpoint your likes and dislikes through your reactions to elements of a room's design, from architectural elements to furnishings to the color palette.

PART II: EXERCISE YOUR TASTE Eleven methods taken in sequence explain the step-by-step process of decorating a room and show you how to incorporate what you have learned about your taste in Part I in order to create a decor that is comfortableand aesthetically pleasing to you. Topics covered include: using space efficiently, evaluating architectural elements, renovating economically, making a furniture plan, achieving visual balance, arranging objects and pictures, choosing lighting, and working with mirrors.

QUESTIONNAIRE AND WORKBOOKS A questionnaire specially conceived to assist you in analyzing your decorating style enables you to track your aesthetic attitudes, reactions, and preferences. The two workbooks-one of which is separate from the book and easily portable.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780847823000
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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