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

Contents

THE BIG HOME CHALLENGE
7
SITE SCALE
33
CRAFTING THE PLAN
53
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About the author (2003)

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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