The Domain Book of Intuitive Home Design: How to Decorate Using Your Personality Type

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Clarkson Potter, 1998 - House & Home - 192 pages
Do you love bright, airy rooms with sheer curtains that allow light to flood in? Or are you attracted to intimate, jewel-box rooms with rich fabrics and colors? Are you most comfortable when nestled among pretty objects to touch and enjoy, or do you want your home to be free from all clutter?

These decorating choices aren't just a matter of taste. They're true reflections of your personality, and they speak volumes about who you are.

"The Domain Book of Intuitive Home Design" is the first book to identify four different kinds of people -- the Visionary, the Artisan, the Idealist, and the Adventurer -- and to explore how these types express themselves through aesthetic choices.

If you're an Idealist, you might be happiest in a sleek, contemporary home with all the latest conveniences. But if you're an Adventurer, your domestic bliss would more likely be found in a lively dwelling that bursts with color and surprise. You might be a Visionary if you love fine antiques and classic proportions; if you're more interested in casual, comfortable furnishings and a great view of the outdoors, then you're probably an Artisan.

This book begins with a quiz to help you discover which personality archetype you most resemble. The next four chapters give an overall picture of each archetype, and explore the emotional underpinnings that lead to each type's decorating preferences.

Then, a room-by-room section brings those choices into beautiful focus. From real-life examples you will learn to create a home that is not only lovely to look at, but that also suits your true self. Shopping lists, mini-exercises, and guided visualizations will inspire, educate, and amuse you. Along the way youwill recognize yourself, your friends, and your loved ones.

"The Domain Book of Intuitive Home Design" introduces a whole new way of thinking about decorating. Most important, it offers the language and the tools to understand and express your one-of-a-kind style.

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User Review  - rampaginglibrarian - LibraryThing

I am forever reading decorating bks but rarely implementing ideas (perhaps because i like so few of them... This book like so many others has great pictures and some ideas but is a little thin on content... this one wasn't so much my cup of tea Read full review



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About the author (1998)

Judy George is the Chairman and CEO of Domain, the Boston-based home furnishings chain (web site: She has been featured in many magazines and has appeared on QVC and other national television programs. She has received numerous awards, including Hearst Woman of the Year 1997.

Todd Lyon has written many books about creative living, including The New Year's Eve Compendium, Chic Simple: Cooking, and Chic Simple: Paint. She is editor-in-chief of CT Life and a regular contributor to The New Haven Advocate. Her essays and articles, some published under the pseudonym Mimi Coucher, have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Biography, Saveur, and Bust.

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