Decorating School

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - House & Home - 252 pages
All the design know-how anyone needs to decorate a new home or redo an old house is in this one-stop, all-encompassing, lushly photographed, and brilliantly conceived volume. Everything from wonderful home basics and working with space to the art of color and
perfect patterns to the absolute essentials for floors, windows, walls, and lighting is here. In addition to presenting fundamental decorating principles, this unequalled reference looks at different styles, such as Country and Modern; suggests ways of adding drama to a space or period grandeur; and leads you on an inspirational idea-filled walk through the house, analyzing options for every room. Eye-opening pictures of beautiful interiors reveal how to fill even the smallest bedroom with simple comfort, showcase architectural features, make the best use of soft furnishings, and much, much more. Each page brims with bright ideas for every nook and cranny.
No matter what your style, how many rooms you want to decorate, or what your budget is, this complete reference is your guide to decorating success.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Working with Space
18
The Art of Color
32
A Touch of Comfort
42
Period Grandeur
54
Scandinavian Style
70
Room by Room
161
Sunrooms Porches 240
85
Photography Credits 247
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