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: 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: Muncie Hendler
Publisher: Courier Corporation
All you need to create the room of your dreams! Moving into a new house or apartment? Refurnishing your present living space? Now you don't have to waste time and energy endlessly repositioning heavy pieces. This easy-to-use furniture layout kit will help you design your rooms efficiently, accurately, and with a sense of balance. You can lay out a full eight rooms of furnishings with 215 punch-out shapes: beds, chairs, sofas, tables, cabinets, pianos, bookcases, and more. Plus, eight sheets of graph paper are included for your floor plans. Designing your own rooms can be a fulfilling experience. And with this inexpensive kit, you can make all the right choices before purchasing or moving a single piece of furniture.
Author: Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Incorporating the best in English and America's decorating styles from the past four centuries, a companion volume to Classic Design Styles identifies the varied architectural details of seven distinct historical eras, including carved stone fireplaces, columns, windows, wall finishes, curtains, and more. 12,000 first printing.
Author: Treena Crochet
Publisher: Taunton Press
The author features the American bungalow, illuminating the various elements of this Victorian classic while also discussing restoration techniques, adding modern conveniences, and much, much more.
Author: Susan Harlan, Becca Stadtlander
What would Little Women be without the charms of the March family’s cozy New England home? Or Wuthering Heights without the ghost-infested Wuthering Heights? Getting lost in the setting of a good book can be half the pleasure of reading, and Decorating a Room of One’s Own brings literary backdrops to the foreground in this wryly affectionate satire of interior design reporting. English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and “interviews” the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth’s favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby’s McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as “Setting Up an Ideal Governess’s Room,” and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One’s Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.
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: Home Designing
Publisher: Home Designing
Who This Book Is Intended For Be it the passing enthusiast who is collecting up pictures for the dream house he plans to own one day or the professional architect/interior designer looking for design inspiration from the best in the industry, this book is for anyone looking to improve their eye for good design. Includes * 40 homes, 340+ Pages * 500+ High quality images * Architectural plans of all homes * Name & contact information of architects included How this book would help you… Gather inspiration for your dream home with this incredible e-book, which includes full color photos, descriptions and even plans to help guide you in building a nest of your own. Learn which architects capture your unique sense of style and see examples of their work in action. Sharpen your sense of modern home design and discover new techniques that you can try in your own home. If you have an eye for design, this book is a must-have for your swipe file or inspiration folder for future house plans. Stunning Imagery: These handpicked images include the work of some of the best architects on the planet. You will not be disappointed. Get In Touch With The Architects: The book includes the contact info of every one of the architects whose work we have featured. So if you need to get in touch, you can. It’s All In One Place: No need to browse scores of websites to find the designs you like. It is all in one neatly packaged ebook available offline.
Author: Infinite Ideas, Lizzie O'Prey
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Everyone should have a dream home. It's fantasy homes we object to. Design your dream home won't help you to replicate Caesar's garage or Marie Antoinette's en suite pantry. What it will do is give you over 50 wonderful ideas to make your home unique, beautiful,relaxing and a true reflection of your personality. Whether you live in a city duplex or a stately home Design your dream home has inspirational and practical ideas to help you achieve your perfect living space.
Author: Debbie Wiener
Publisher: Penguin Group
A practical guide to home decorating introduces a host of realistic, stylish, and comfortable design solutions that include no-nonsense ideas for economical, low-maintenance rugs, flooring, furnishings, tiling, window treatments, and storage solutions that can look great while withstanding the wear and tear of everyday life. Original.
Author: Doe Lang, Susan Lang
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
You can have the home of your dreams! This comprehensive guide walks you through every decision and addresses all the details that most homeowners don't even know to consider. In this step-by-step, room-by-room handbook, Susan Lang considers every aspect of your homebuilding or remodeling project, such as how to Hire the right architect, interior designer, and builder Design each room to perfectly fit your family's lifestyle Plan ahead so all your storage needs are met Determine the perfect placement for light fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets Save money by avoiding costly design revisions or building change orders You'll find helpful forms and checklists that will keep you organized and assist you in clarifying your needs. And if you're worried that building your dream home might turn into a nightmare, Designing Your Dream Home covers the most common mistakes that homeowners make and shows you how to avoid them. Susan Lang has thought of everything, so you won't have to.
Author: Gail Green
Whether you own or rent, designing and decorating small spaces can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you budget? Is DIY decorating an option, or is working with a professional the best way to achieve results? An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces answers all these questions and more, welcoming you to the world of small space design and helping you transform your home quickly—and without breaking the bank. Drawing on more than thirty years of design experience, author Gail Green introduces you to interior design basics and guides your journey through four distinct focus areas: • Color and paint • Furniture arrangement and selection • Lighting • Architectural changes Green shares her expert tips for solving common design and decorating issues, such as how to make a small space look bigger, how to choose the best colors for small rooms, how to select the best furniture for small rooms and how to organize a small space on any budget. Renters will discover landlord-approved design ideas for small spaces, and homeowners will learn how to increase property value through minor renovations. Home is the most important space in our lives. It’s where we wake up every morning and go to sleep at night. It’s where we spend time with our families and relax after a long day of work. When we invest in our homes, we invest in ourselves. Fortunately, interior design for small apartments and other spaces doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. With An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, you’ll avoid common pitfalls and overspending, and learn how to implement minor enhancements for immediate results. Impress yourself and others by applying professional tricks and techniques to transform your living space into a beautiful, upscale dwelling you’re happy to call home.
Author: Caroline Clifton-Mogg
Part of the Ryland Peters and Small collection of books devoted to the pleasures of life: health and wellbeing, our homes and gardens, the food we eat, the wine we drink. Ryland Peters and Small staff has enormous fun creating their books, and they hope you have as much fun reading them.
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: Nita Phillips
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services chart, sample balance worksheet, profit-and-loss worksheet, cash-flow projections worksheet, weekly accounting ledger, vendor sale sheet, bid sheet. New in this edition are more "points of entry": lots of sidebars and lists, including sidebars with new information on “green” home furnishings and environmentally friendly paints that clients may ask about.