Author: Mary Gilliatt
An easy-to-use, one-stop reference guide for architectural and interior design. Part dictionary, part reference book, Mary Gilliatt's Dictionary of Architecture and Design is a single comprehensive source of information that will help you navigate all decisions related to home decor. Whether you are a home owner, an amateur restorer or decorator, a professional, a realtor, a student, or a do-it-yourselfer, this book will make every job go smoother. Over 2000 Entries and 250 line drawings logically organised into 12 useful subject areas: Architects, Designers, and Decorators Architectural, Building, and Decorating Terms Colors, Paints, Varnishes, and Decorative Finishes Fabric and Wallpaper Flooring Furniture and Upholstery Glass and Ceramics Lighting Oriental and Other Rugs Styles and Movements Windows and Window Treatments Woods for Furniture and Floors
Author: Nonie Niesewand, Mike Lawrence
A reference guide to interior decorating that covers style, color and design, as well as demonstrating proper technique for painting high ceilings, hanging wallpaper, replacing plaster and doing various other jobs
Author: Michael Lassell
Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing
Filled with trade secrets culled from the pages of Metropolitan Home, this guide to home decorating features more than two hundred beautiful color illustrations, advice from designers, and advice on how to achieve a personal style.
Author: Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros. Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start? Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you’ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh. Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed! And anyone else who loves decorating. Don’t forget: Imagination counts. Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on Basic planning – where to begin when you want to start decorating Creating surface interest – the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them Creating backgrounds – what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls Tackling tough rooms – how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements Accessorizing with art and other stuff – adding the final flourishes to every space in your place Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the basics – including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.
Author: Carol Donayre Bugg
Publisher: Capital Books
At last, for busy non-DIY people how to work with a professional to solve and complete your home decorating dreams in colors, fabrics, window treatments, paints, furnishings, lighting, and more"
Author: Harry Siegel, Alan M. Siegel
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Tells how to start an interior design business, acquire clients, determine fees, make estimates, collect bills, select insurance, and establish good relations with trade sources
Author: David Stearns
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Design your own success with a gratifying career! Get started in a position that has a future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Interior Design and Decorating Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the field of interior design. This career-boosting book will help you: Determine the specialty that's right for you, from stage design to historic preservation to retail display Acquire in-depth knowledge of the interior design industry Find out what kind of salary you can expect Understand the daily routine of your chosen field Focus your job search using industry resources ENJOY A GREAT CAREER AS AN: antiques dealer * craft worker * design instructor * display artist * restorer
Author: Henry Wilson
More than three hundred full-color illustrations and photographs complement a fascinating look at the best of Indian interior design and decorative art, capturing the unique architectural details, innovative patterns and motifs, furniture, wall decorations, textiles, and colors of India.
Author: Barbara Jean Jennings
How to Rearrange Furniture and Accessories Clients Already Own and Make Money in Your Own Home Decorating Business. Learn the secrets top interior designers use to create beautiful rooms. Manual covers how to conduct consultations, questions to ask, business setup, marketing and promoting business. Written by West Coast Pioneer in Redesign and Director of The Academy of Staging and Redesign hosted at Decorate-Redecorate.Com. Includes detailed guidance, before and after photos, illustrations, tools to use and includes multiple forms. Based on author's 40 years in redesign, home staging and home based businesses.
Author: Jenny Gibbs
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Offering a thorough grounding in the principles of interior design, this book describes the qualities and skills needed to become an interior designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. The book aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession. Principally written for interior design students, it will also serve as a reliable manual for aspiring amateurs.
Author: Ana Ventura
This books aims to be a useful compendium on home decoration based on atmospheres created by reputable artists, interior designers and decorators from around the world, while using the most innovative creations by international furniture makers. Directed toward the public at large, this volume offers a large amount of ideas, tricks, suggestions, advice and solutions for all those interested in decorating a home for the first time or remodeling an old house. " Practical Ideas for Home Decoration " is full of spaces that speak of warm individuals, lovers of the family life, or dynamic people with an intense social life, or even sensitive and romantic people with dreams for the near future. Today's home interiors aren't only to be displayed. They are used on a daily basis, so it's important that decorative elements are not only practical but that they meet the owners' personal expectations and reflect the way they look at the world. This book has been designed to be a model of inspiration for all those wishing to decorate their homes. Its pages are filled with fresh ideas and make for a well-varied source of inspiration, managing to cover the latest inter-national trends in decoration, from the most traditional to the most avant-garde. The book includes basic concepts for space layout, materials, colors, styles, fabrics, furniture, accessories and lighting, with an aim to cover all the basic rules in decoration. However, when deciding upon decorating an interior, it's necessary to compare other styles and trends, even on an international level. A home should meet its owners' needs and personalities while making each and every room special. This is the only way to make a home out of a house.
Author: Charles Locke Eastlake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Primary authority on what was proper, beautiful, efficient in all aspects of mid-19th-century interior design. Originally published in 1868. Over 100 illustrations.
Author: Mary Young
You're no idiot, of course. You hold the "best dressed" title at the office, you have a knack for accessorizing everyting from your office to your kitchen countertops, and you always manage to keep cool under pressure. But when it comes to decorating your home, you feel like dunking your head into a gallon of paint. Don't test color combinations on your body yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, second edition, enables you to create a homey look without all the blood, sweat, and tears. From setting a realistic budget to understanding the tools of the trade, feel confident about home decorating.