Author: Diane Love
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Acclaimed designer and artist Diane Love shows you how, in this beautifully photographed volume, to discover and define your personal taste, then demonstrates how to build a decor that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and truly reflective of your personality. Within the pages of this beautifully photographed book, acclaimed designer and artist Diane Love presents a truly innovative approach to interior design by equipping you with an understanding of your unique taste and the ability to use it to create your personal decorating style. Through easy, fully illustrated, step-by-step exercises and examples, she helps you to discover and define your taste, then demonstrates how you can use this knowledge to create a functional and aesthetic decor that is a true reflection of your personality. PART I: WHAT IS YOUR TASTE? Seven exercises, comprised of simple activities and questions, and free of self-conscious personal evaluation, help you to better define and articulate your taste. The exercises begin by asking you to select from magazines rooms that you love (your YESs) and those you don't (your NOs), then they help you to find words to express your impressions about a room's decoration, to distinguish the common denominators always present in the rooms you choose, and to pinpoint your likes and dislikes through your reactions to elements of a room's design, from architectural elements to furnishings to the color palette. PART II: EXERCISE YOUR TASTE Eleven methods taken in sequence explain the step-by-step process of decorating a room and show you how to incorporate what you have learned about your taste in Part I in order to create a decor that is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing to you. Topics covered include: using space efficiently, evaluating architectural elements, renovating economically, making a furniture plan, achieving visual balance, arranging objects and pictures, choosing lighting, and working with mirrors. QUESTIONNAIRE AND WORKBOOKS A questionnaire specially conceived to assist you in analyzing your decorating style enables you to track your aesthetic attitudes, reactions, and preferences. The two workbooks-one of which is separate from the book and easily portable.
Author: Denny Daikeler
Individuals must find a unique home decoration style that is perfectly suited to them to be truly happy, a process outlined by a qualified designer through exercises aimed toward understanding the relationship our living spaces play in our well being. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Adil Qazi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Do You Want Beautiful Style Secrets and How To Decorate your home like professional interior designers? --- Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited --- Are you looking for the best ways you can Learn home decorating styles for beginners? When you download Interior Styles: The Interior Design and Decorating Book, you will discover smart home decorating ideas, that will help you to make your home look amazing and beautiful! You will discover everything you need to know about interior design and decorating styles. These professional interior design techniques will transform your home into a beautiful living space. Within this book's pages, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Basic difference between Interior Design and Interior Decorating What is a signature decorating style and how can you find your decorating style? Pictures to support and make you understand different decorating styles How can you become interior decorator and what should you learn This book breaks down into easy-to-understand steps. It starts from the very beginning of understanding interior design and home decorating, so you can get great results - even if you are a beginner! This book will provide a great learning opportunity to understand and apply decorative arts of interior space decor! Download Change your life: The Home Decorating Style Book that will change your lifestyle now, and start making your house into lovely, attractive and stylish living space!
Author: Sharon Hanby-Robie
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
If you've always dreamed of having a beautifully decorated home but have no idea where to start, Decorating Without Fear is the book for you! Interior designer Sharon Hanby-Robie, Allied member ASID, has more than thirty years of experience working with families to create stylish, inviting living spaces. Now you can easily attain a designer look for your home?one that reflects your personality and interests. Hundreds of photographs make this practical guide user friendly for even the least gifted decorator. Even if you don't know Chippendale from Neoclassic, or chintz from damask, you can follow Sharon's step-by-step process to achieve the look you want. "Interior design style today is less about rules," Sharon writes, "and more about personalization and creating unique spaces that make sense for you and your family and the way you want to live." Sharon shows you how to: Identify your own personal style preferences. Make every room in your home?from the living room to the laundry room?both beautiful and beautifully functional. Use texture and colors to create a rich sensory experience. Create perfect lighting, from chandeliers to bathroom vanity lights. Add stylish touches to floors, ceilings, walls, and windows. Arrange accessories with a designer's eye. Devise solutions for "problem" rooms that are too small or too tall. Turn your home into the blissful sanctuary you've always wanted?with Decorating Without Fear holding your hand each step of the way.
Author: Thom Filicia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"I'm a democratic design snob. I see it as my mission to help stamp out boring, unimaginative interiors. But I also love people, having fun, and what I do for a living. I think a fabulously styled place is achievable by everyone. Think of me as your decorating wingman." Thom Filicia, whose one-of-a-kind makeover genius gained national attention through his starring roles on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Dress My Nest, offers the ultimate handbook for creating gorgeous interiors that showcase your unique personal style. Those who have witnessed Thom's remarkable makeovers on television already know about the much-anticipated reveal moment when the emotionally overwhelmed homeowners are struck speechless by the miracle he has created. The same miracle is now possible for your home, with the secrets and tips contained in Thom Filicia Style. With his trademark wit and friendly voice, Thom deconstructs how he works his magic and provides pages of invaluable advice, inspiration, before-and-after photos, case studies, floor plans, and product information. His approach will help you elevate your personal aesthetic by strategizing the best ways to make the most out of every space. From his work on a Manhattan loft to a suburban family home, Thom brings a fresh and invigorating vision to the way we live -- a vision that can apply to homes and decorating budgets of any size. Demystifying the decorating process one step at a time, Thom has filled this guide with everything you need to create the perfect interior. Thom Filicia Style is like having the designer himself on hand to take care of all the details.
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: 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: Brooke Giannetti
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The Giannettis have developed a home design style that embraces age, patina, weathered and worn surfaces, and rough surfaces. Patina Style is a color palette, a romance with subtlety, an attraction to natural materials and architectural details. It is at once old-world, contemporary, and mildly industrial. Patina Style gives insight into materials choices, methods and treatments that result in spaces that celebrate beauty in the old, the imperfect, the slightly roughed-up.
Author: Rhonda Eleish, Edie van Breems
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Swedish Interiors is the first book to share the history, progression, and key elements of Swedish style and how to use it in many different styles of homes. From the white and blue-hued images of the familiar Gustavian style to the gold accents and luxurious patterns found in the Swedish Baroque, Rococo, and Biedermeier periods, the secret to Swedish design is in having the confidence to mix old and new while maintaining a clean and simple aesthetic. Swedish Interiors emphasizes light, comfort and elegance. The authors operate Eleish Van Breems Antiques, a renowned Swedish antiques and decorating resource. Featured on Martha Stewart Living, and in Country Living, House Beautiful, Travel & Leisure, the New York Times, Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Victoria, and Yankee.
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: Aerin Lauder, Christine Pittel
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Offers a look at the design style of Aerin Lauder by compiling photographs of the interiors of her home that combines her grandmother's heritage with modern-day taste.
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: 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"