101 Ideas for Downstairs is packed with decorating, furnishing, flooring and lighting inspiration for kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms. These most public rooms in the house deserve the best attention -- not least of all because they are often the most expensive to decorate. The book is divided into three main sections, kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and each is then subdivided into key styles. Every room is illustrated with a beautifully shot full-color photograph and features in-depth advice on how to create the look at home. There are details on everything from choosing color and mixing patterns to being creative with lighting and adding finishing touches. As well as being an invaluable source book, 101 Ideas for Downstairs will teach you to interpret looks and styles, and create original decorating schemes for any room.