Author: Leatrice Eiseman
Publisher: Capital Books
Offers advice on choosing color combinations for decorating one's home, discusses the psychology of color, and answers decorating questions.
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: Tessa Evelegh
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
An introduction to home decoration provides an overview of different design styles, explores an array of options for each room, and offers tips on furnishings, architectural features, textiles, and color.
Author: Dean Sickler, Sickler E. Dean
Publisher: The Keys to Color
This book is for decorators. inspired amateurs, working painters and artisans who seek to enhance their knowledge of color as it is used over large areas like walls and ceilings. Discover a different approach to color than that written for artists. Although the rules of color stay the same, the lighting and scale of interior design needs creative methods. Learn how to make your own colors, match existing colors and fix them if they are wrong. Begin by learning how to see colors and how to understand why they act the way they do. Delve into advanced topics like pigment qualities, options and choices to the way pigments react with each other and why. This is the first time in eighty years that practical color theory has been addressed for architecture. Many of the materials used for interior design like paint, plasters, glazes and stains are explained in detail. Develop an understanding of advanced color topics like constructing complex and full-spectrum colors, working with metallic and mica paints, and using color in interior design.
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: April Cornell
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Color made easy with design diva April Cornell. Designer April Cornell--owner of more than 100 boutiques throughout North America, as well as a successful wholesale company--walks home decorators through the mysteries of choosing and combing hues, of transforming a house from blah to brilliant, and of using color to create a mood. Every photo pulsates with richness and texture, and the images provide ample instruction on drawing from nature's own palette, bringing visual contrast into home décor, and defining personal colors. Throughout, Cornell offers specific paint suggestions and quick decorating ideas, including plans for adding bright details (vivid duvets, vibrant tablecloths) everywhere, decorating a child's room in lively, happy tones, and even entertaining colorfully. April Cornell has beautifully translated her artful combinations of color and floral designs into exquisite collections of romantic clothing, linens, and home accessories. She designs her own lines for the more than 100 April Cornell and La Cache boutiques in North America, as well as for her wholesale company, Cornell Trading.
Author: Mark Lewison, Sherri Houtz, John R. Haigh
Publisher: What Would You Do With This
Empowering and instructional, this do-it-yourself guide is as artistic and design savvy as it is fun and easy to use, with foolproof directives on creating balance in rooms and enjoying the process.
Author: Patricia Rodemann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource: * Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them * Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups * Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.
Author: Shane Reilly
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
This book features a collection of interiors by 77 of the countrys leading interior designers. Examining the different sources of inspiration for design, author Shane Reilly unveils the intricacies of what forms the concept behind the look of a room. Over 300 photographs of beautiful rooms enrich the readers understanding of the interior design creative process.