Decorating the American Home
Paula Marshall, Better Homes and Gardens Books
Meredith Books, 2006 - House & Home - 432 pages
Readers get the hard-working advice they've come to expect from a Better Homes and Gardens decorating title, with a twist of fun and nostalgia as key design principles are depicted using images from the first edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book.Original images from editions of ,New Decorating Book over the past 50 years highlight style changes over time.Includes overview of decorating trends written by well-known design writer Mitch Owens.One half of the book uses material from the first edition, and uses vintage images and copy to show just how constant design principles are. Images from all editions give readers a modern review of the past 50 years, and new copy is bright and humorous for a fun trip down memory lane. The other half of the book is drawn from the successful, current edition of the New Decorating Book to inspire readers to create fresh rooms that reflect today's styles and tastes.
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