Living and Dining Rooms: Creating Beautiful Rooms from Start to Finish

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Hearst Books, 2007 - House & Home - 160 pages
They’re the rooms where you relax, where family and friends gather, where most of home life gets lived: the living and dining rooms. Who better than the experts at House Beautiful to show how to make these spaces attractive, inviting, and fresh? Divided into two sections, this stunning guide features hundreds of lavish, inspirational images, enhanced with checklists and explanatory sidebars. "Design” covers everything from planning to selecting the permanent elements of the interior: this is the time for thinking and research, for making crucial long-term decisions about the layout, lighting and electricity, flooring, storage space, and furniture. "Decorate” is devoted to the look, focusing on color, wall finishes, window treatments, and those small but important touches that make a house a beautiful home. 

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Callery (1001 Ideas for Color & Paint ) and Evelegh (House Beautiful Window Workshop ) take the amateur step by step through the decorating process. Each book is divided into two sections covering ... Read full review


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Tessa Evelegh is a writer, photographic stylist and craft artist specializing in home style, craft and garden ideas. She writes regular features on using plants and flowers in the home for several magazines as well as contributing to The Sunday Times, the Telegraph magazine, Inspirations, Period Living, Prima and BBC Good Food. She is the author of Lavender: A Heritage Book of Creative Ideas, Garden Planning & Garden Design, 500 Decorating Tips for the House & Garden and Country Cooking, Crafts & Decorating (all Lorenz Books).

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