Decorating with Books: Use Your Library to Enhance Your Decor

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - House & Home - 143 pages
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From House Beautiful comes a worthy addition to any decorator's library--a stylish guide on making books a part of your home décor.

Opening the pages of a book can instantly carry you off to another world. But did you realize that, open or closed, books can also make your real world--your home--more fabulous? As legendary designer Billy Baldwin pointed out, they're ?the best decoration,” capable of bringing incredible warmth, color, and character to a room. From grand bookcases in home libraries to casual stacks artfully arrayed on chairs, House Beautiful presents countless eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging your hardcovers, paperbacks, encyclopedias, and even valuable first editions. Useful tips shed light on how to organize a large collection; situate bookcases in the room for the best effect; and make the most of books' appealing visual and tactile qualities. From traditional interpretations to contemporary visions--such as putting a book on a pedestal as an objet d'art--these concepts write a new page in design.
A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.

 

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User Review  - masterdeski - LibraryThing

I love this book so much! Any bibliophile will enjoy seeing what can be done when you put your imagination to extremes. Beautifully illustrated. Each picture is an example of book-lovers showing off their stuff. I love flipping through this book like other people enjoy window-shopping catalogs. Read full review

beautiful book

User Review  - danettem - Overstock.com

the book is very attractive a nice hardback book with beautiful pictures. Not a whole lot of new information it just gives us all permission to stack our books anywhere and call it decorating which is probably what most of us who would order this book are already doing. Read full review

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Contents

FOREWORD
9
INTRODUCTION
11
HOME LIBRARIES
17
ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
43
BOOKS AS DETAILS
71
BOOKSHELVES AS ARCHITECTURE
97
BOOKNOTES
123
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
140
INDEX
141
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