192 pages, 10.88 × 8.13 × 0.5 in
August 22, 2013
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0470564997
ISBN - 13: 9780470564998
About the Book
This book is centered around real people and real homes serving as inspiration for the reader's own decorating projects. Key features include: Tutorials on decorating basics, from picking paint color to mixing patterns to arranging furniture Eleven profiles of real homeowners and real spaces--a young couple with a new baby and a new bungalow, a single woman with a one-bedroom 1930s apartment--with before-and-after photos Tips, sidebars, and notes that turn each profile into a how-to-decorate primer with lessons and money-saving ideas Buying advice for key pieces, from sofas to dining tables to rugs "What's Right, What's Wrong" exercises showing design principles put into practice--correctly and incorrectly Quick-results projects that mean homeowners can buy the book Saturday morning and see a real difference by that evening Full-color photos and/or illustrations on every spread Includes a free 1-year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!
Table of Contents
QUIZ: What Does Your Home Say About You?1 DECORATING BASICS.
CASE STUDY: Creating Character
What's Wrong, What's Right: Family Room
What's Wrong, What's Right: Bedroom
What's Wrong, What's Right: Living Room
Making Arrangements.2 COLOR & PATTERN.
CASE STUDY: Decorating by Leaps and Bounds.
How to Pick a Paint Color.
Afraid of Wallpaper? Get Over It!
How to Mix Pattern.
Escape from Beige Land.3 BEFORE & AFTER.
CASE STUDY: A Girl Can Change Her Mind.
From Shack to Chic.
Make It Your Own.
New Look, Same Stuff.
Furniture First Aid.4 BUYMANSHIP.
CASE STUDY: I Only Buy if It's on Sale.
How to Buy Sofas.
How to Buy Tables.
How to Buy Rugs.5 STORAGE & ORGANIZATION.
CASE STUDY: Clutter Control.
How to Organize Your Closet.
Order in the House.
Leave It at the Door.5 SMALL SPACES.
CASE STUDY: Secrets from Apt. C.
Live Large in a Small Space.
The Five-Day Decorator.RESOURCES.INDEX.
From the Publisher
color, pattern, shape, texture, bright, easy, comfort, style, This is your source for real-life ideas and inspiration for creating a living space that matches your lifestyle and your budget. From picking paint colors to mixing patterns to arranging furniture, we put the real in Real-Life Decorating! smart, livable, savvy, inspire, transform, doable, unique, fresh, genuine, cozy, warm, gracious, clever, authentic, creative, lasting, brilliant, friendly, storage, family, new, display, spacious
About the Author
The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.