Home Decorating For Dummies

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Wiley, Aug 28, 1998 - House & Home - 368 pages
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Worried about spending a fortune decorating your house but ending up with more of a mess than a makeover? Let Home Decorating For Dummies spark your imagination and help bring your ideas and enthusiasm to life with practical, money-saving suggestions on space planning, furniture selection, window treatments, and accessorizing your own home. Give your home that million-dollar makeover easily and economically with this wonderful hands-on guide to creating your own sense of style and grace...on any budget!

Hundreds of ideas, resources, and budget-wise tips from this decor-savvy mother-and-daughter team of interior designers will inspire you to new heights of interior design projects yourself. Glance through more than 30 pages of full-color photos for some great inspiration, from bright lighting ideas to moldings, wallpapers, fabrics, accessories, floor coverings, and more. Discover the fundamentals of decorating and design, make a room fit your style with the right colors and textures, and create looks with timeless appeal in any room of the house. From floor to ceiling, you'll be impressed with this book's clever solutions to all those familiar decorating woes.

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Designed for the do-it-yourselfer, this new book from the McMillans (House Comfortable: The Art and Science of Comfortable Living, LJ 9/15/96) provides all the basics for home decorating, including ... Read full review


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Patricia Hart McMillan is a nationally recognized interior designer, writer, and magazine editor. She has coauthored three definitive books on interior design and has taught dozens of college courses and seminars on interior design. Her design work for private clients, designer showcase houses, and corporations has appeared in magazines and books worldwide. She currently contributes feature articles and interior design projects to numerous magazines. Previously, she has held editorial posts at remodeling magazines, newspapers, and other decorating publications, and has been director of a home furnishings public relations firm. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in art history (with an emphasis in architecture), from the State University of New York (New Paltz) and a certificate of interior design from The New York School of Interior Design.

Katherine Kaye McMillan is a writer who contributes to numerous design and decorating magazines and other publications and is co-author with her mother, Patricia Hart McMillan, of other decorating books. She is contributing editor to Florida Design and Design: The Magazine of Luxurious Living. A graduate of the University of Texas (Austin), she is president of McMillan Associates Public Relations and a novelist.

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