Big Home, Big Challenge: Design Solutions for Larger Spaces

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2003 - House & Home - 192 pages
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Beautiful, informative, and inspirational, this book answers the challenge of how to turn any large space into a warm, inviting home rich with personal style. While many people want large living spaces, few realize the challenges they present--such as high ceilings, long hallways, and double-height rooms--until they're face-to-face with them. This well-illustrated resource (200 full-color photographs) is packed with expert tips and techniques on how to meet the challenges of a large space. Readers will find solutions, advice, and resources from celebrated interior designers, architects, furniture specialists, contractors, and other design professionals on: * The big space challenge--answers common questions such as: How much will it cost? How long will it take? Who will I need to hire? * Design and size in relation to the human figure * Dividing and defining space by function * Paint and wallpaper * Furniture selection * Choosing and arranging art and accessories * Lighting The author also includes a valuable Frequently Asked Questions section, as well as resource information for everything from furniture to flooring and lighting.

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Founding editor of To the Trade, a resource magazine for interior design professionals, Gould here offers an overall planning guide on how to make large rooms more inviting and livable. She ... Read full review



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Trained as an interior designer, Kira Wilson Gould is the founding editor of To the Trade, a resource magazine for interior design professionals. She is a frequent commentator on the design industry, has guest-lectured at leading schools such as Parsons School of Design and New York University, and currently sits on the board of the New York School of Interior Design.

A press associate of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Saxon Henry has written for a variety of design magazines, including Home, To the Trade, Woman's Day and Better Homes and Gardens.

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