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Children's rooms and play areas (Successful home improvement series) Total Hits - 121  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Children's rooms and play areas (Successful home improvement series)
ISBN: 0824961196   Date Published on 10/26/2006
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Children's Spaces: From Zero To Ten Total Hits - 987  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Whether you're adapting a child-free zone for the arrival of a baby or starting from scratch because your family has moved, Judith Wilson has the answer. This bestselling book (the original edition sold 80,000 copies) shows how homes can be adapted for children without surrendering order and good taste, while at the same time giving children their own spaces to enjoy. With inspiration drawn from real homes, teamed with photographs by Debi Treloar, this book proves that children, style, and great design can happily coexist.
ISBN: 1841728713   Date Published on 8/31/2006
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ChildStyle : Decorating Ideas & Projects for Kids' Rooms (Better Homes & GardensTotal Hits - 222  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Features decorating ideas, design principles, and a wealth of sidebar information.

Includes an innovative chapter on how to design a bedroom to grow with a child – from purchasing furniture to color schemes.

Teaches readers how to incorporate their children’s ideas into the planning and decorating process.

Contains expert advice to ensure readers can easily execute any of the projects.

ISBN: 0696216620   Date Published on 9/4/2006
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Chinese baskets and matsTotal Hits - 817  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Chinese Baskets and Mats
ISBN: 3515033513   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Chinese Rugs : A Buyer's GuideTotal Hits - 555  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Today, high quality and low price make Chinese rugs the best value of all oriental carpets. And countries outside China, such as Nepal and India, have broadened the market even further by producing Tibetan and Chinese-style rugs to the same high standard. Now here is a comprehensive guide that provides independent advice on how to find the rug you want at an affordable price. If you are a complete beginner, it explains exactly how the rugs are made, and how techniques, materials and tools affect the character and quality of the different types. If you are buying a rug, it shows how to assess quality and suitability, and where and when to find a bargain. An up-to-date table of price comparisons gives a clear indication of how much you should expect to pay for each range and grade of rug. If you know the basics, and want to discover more about the historical and cultural background of Chinese rugs, Lee Allane explains their sophisticated symbolism and subtle color schemes, providing a permanent reference to the various weaving groups. Clearly laid out, with many helpful drawings and full-page color reproductions of the main types, this is the one essential guide to Chinese rugs.
ISBN: 050027701X   Date Published on 4/30/2006
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Choosing a Color Scheme Total Hits - 141  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Choosing a Color Scheme explains all you need to know to use color effectively and to your home's best advantage. You'll learn the basic principles of working with color. Discover how professionals design with color to make all the rooms in a home flow seamlessly from one to the next or to change the perception of a room's size. Understand the ways in which light, pattern, texture, and color affect each other and how they can be manipulated. Dozens of ideas are beautifully illustrated with color photographs, including wallcovering, fabric, and floorcovering swatches that make it easy to understand how to pull all these elements together in one handsome interior design.
ISBN: 0932944981   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Choosing BlueTotal Hits - 721  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
• Exciting new approach to choosing color for the home

• Book is organized from baby blue to midnight blue—with azure, teal, robin’s egg, cobalt, lapis, Ming, and Wedgwood in between

• Packed with stunning full—color photographs

Think of decorating with blue and most people think of blue and white, or maybe a touch of sunflower yellow. It’s time to stop thinking small and start thinking big—big like the sky, big like the ocean. This imaginative guide shows readers exactly how to use blue, in all its many shades and tones, to create distinctive, personal palettes for the home without the stress of experimenting. Success is guaranteed every time, whether the interior is traditional, modern, country, or eclectic. Choosing Blue is packed with practical design advice on matching and choosing colors as well as ways to select accents to use with blues for wall coverings, textiles, and accessories. Choosing Blue offers an eye-opening new way to look at color in the home.

ISBN: 0823006697   Date Published on 7/11/2006
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Choosing Colors: An Expert Choice of the Best Colors to Use in Your HomeTotal Hits - 696  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This beautiful and unique reference provides an unrivaled mine of inspiration and ideas for anyone wishing to create a colorful new look for their home or garden! In this stunningly produced guide, internationally renowned interior designer Kevin McCloud puts together over 1,000 color chips arranged in over 80 palettes. Each palette-which includes anywhere from 6 to 16 color swatches-forms a blueprint for a unique decorative scheme. A palette based on old Chinese silk, for example, is seen reinterpreted in a contemporary New York apartment. Plus, each palette features gorgeous photographs that bring the color scheme to life, along with invaluable advice and tips for using the colors to transform a room. Readers will also find manufacturers' paint references and numbers, lists of suppliers, and much more. The ultimate color sourcebook!
ISBN: 0823006468   Date Published on 5/26/2006
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Chris Casson Madden's New American Living RoomsTotal Hits - 554  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Usually the first room to greet guests, the living room is not only the most public area of any home, but also its most multifunctional. This essential room fills a variety of roles—from entertainment center to study area, children’s play zone to library, not to mention serving as the family’s gathering space, complete with couch and coffee table. Now Chris Casson Madden, nationally renowned design expert and author of Bedrooms, Getaways, and A Room of Her Own, imparts a wealth of decorating expertise in her new book, Chris Casson Madden’s New American Living Rooms. Showcasing a dazzling array of some of the most beautiful rooms across the country, Madden proves that living rooms can be at once practical, inviting, and inspiring.

Living rooms often present unique design challenges: they can range from great rooms with fifteen-foot-high
ceilings that stretch across half the house to small spaces that relate awkwardly to the rest of the home. In addition, the multifunctional character of these areas makes them all the more complex. Yet Madden highlights a myriad of design solutions that can make decorating this room painless, even pleasurable. She offers options and ideas to suit many tastes—whether you favor sleek, modern styling or old-world elegance, Asian-inspired elements or classical influences.

With homes from California to Connecticut, New Mexico to Maine, the book features nearly two dozen extraordinary living rooms. For large, open spaces, Madden offers creative ways to integrate all the activities of a living room, dining room, family room, library, bar, and study. She examines spaces that open onto gardens, pools, kitchens, or play areas and others that are centered around musical instruments, entertainment units, art, or books. She offers terrific ideas for handling storage and equipment problems and shows how the same room can be used for quiet time, family time, and entertaining.

Ultimately, Madden presents living rooms that are gorgeous, at times even luxurious, while remaining comfortable, nurturing, and appropriate for the families who use them—a difficult balance to strike, but it’s what makes Chris Casson Madden’s New American Living Rooms the essential guide to decorating these rooms for real life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
ISBN: 0609610023   Date Published on 9/6/2006
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Christi Carter's Art of Accessorizing Total Hits - 390  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Demonstrates the four-step approach to accessorizing developed by Christi Carter Urschel: Wall decor, signature accessories, flowers and foliage, and ambience.

Step-by-step lessons show how to create simple to complex arrangements throughout the house to suit any budget.

Offers dozens of ideas for using what you have to create eye-catching arrangements that express your personality.

Includes inspiring quotations from Mary Crowley, Christi's grandmother and founder of Home Interiors and Gifts.

ISBN: 0696222159   Date Published on 6/1/2006

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