Decorating for Good: A Step-by-step Guide to Rearranging what You Already Own

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C. Potter, 1999 - House & Home - 160 pages
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Readers can bring new life, beauty, comfort, and enjoyment into their home simply by rearranging the furniture, art, and accessories they already have.

Decorating for Good shows readers how to achieve a comfortable and beautiful home by rearranging items they already own, from an heirloom dining room set and grand piano to flea market candlesticks and potted plants. Without spending a cent on new furniture or a professional decorator, homeowners can transform rooms and discover new pride as they effectively showcase their belongings.

The author has devised a technique for the precise placement of furniture, art, and accessories called Visual Coordinations. Based on the principles of architecture, the technique works in any room of the house, even outdoor patios or decks; it takes only an afternoon to complete; and it always produces results. Talbott teaches readers how to view rooms, as well as the furnishings inside, as spatial forms which fit together like pieces of a puzzle. Once readers understand the dimensions of the architecture, they apply Talbott's tools for placing the furnishings in the most effective ways -- to create peaks and valleys, weaving patterns, conversational clusters, focal points, and more.

No longer will readers feel ashamed of a room that doesn't quite feel right, but may contain sentimental furnishings; there is no need to worry that old furniture will look awkward in a new home; and readers don't have to stress about adding pieces to an already cluttered room. The guaranteed success of the do-it-yourself guidelines allows readers to discover untapped beauty and comfort in any space, not just living rooms, and pride in their own creativity in just a fewhours. Nearly 100 line-drawings illustrate the methods throughout.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Not a bad book, in fact it's fairly interesting. ? But: I couldn't actually test this method, because the instructions insist one take everything out of a room and start from scratch. ? Um, no, I'm ... Read full review


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Talbott is a designer and developer

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