Decorating for the First Time
With its luminous photography, question-and-answer format, and detailed instructions for putting a personal stamp on every room, this guide—written by a media expert—is simply a must-have.
Take it to the home improvement store when you’re choosing materials or keep it handy as you’re working on the nitty-gritty tasks required to turn decorating dreams into reality. Formulas for measuring windows, walls, floors, and other spaces will prove invaluable for those have never hung a drape, laid a carpet, or figured out whether that king-size bed will fit. Whether your first time decorating project is a small, rented apartment or a spacious home, you’ll see how to do it right, do it on your desired budget, and do it beautifully. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
Eileen Cannon Paulin appears regularly on HGTV and the Discovery Channel, and is a frequent guest on It’s Christopher Lowell! She is the former editor of Romantic Homes magazine, the former publisher of Victorian Homes magazine, and the author of The Serene Home (Sterling, 2003).
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Section TwoPutting It All Together
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