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House Beautiful Lighting: Inspiring Ideas for Light Effects, from Simple to Spectacular Total Hits - 214  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
It’s one of a homeowner’s biggest decorating challenges: deciding what lighting will both provide the desired effect and complement the overall décor. So if you’re in the dark about how to brighten up a space, the pros at House Beautiful have many stunning solutions. You’ll learn about fixtures ranging from simple sconces and Tizio lamps to wacky kitchen treatments to grand crystal works of art, and see how light changes the look of a room. Whether you need a simple reading lamp or a way to focus dramatic attention on your favorite works of art, every photo and page is loaded with smart suggestions.
ISBN: 1588161013   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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House Beautiful Paint Total Hits - 493  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
No decorating tool has come into its own in recent years more strongly than paint. Always the simplest, least expensive way to change the look of a room -- today, thanks to the availability of thousands of colors and finishes, painting is one of the most complex as well, bringing color, texture, and pattern to every kind of surface.

House Beautiful Paint, a new volume from the editors of House Beautiful magazine in their Great Style series, explores all the decorating possibilities that paint offers. More than 120 color photographs illustrate the wonderful ways in which it can be used to strike a mood, manipulate space, fool the eye, surprise and delight, transforming walls, floors, ceilings, furniture -- even the smallest accessories. Advice from decorators and homeowners alike serves as a guide to choosing tones and finishes, incorporating techniques such as sponging, ragging, stenciling, and trompe l'oeil, and using paint as a backdrop for artwork or to create the effect of carpeting or wallpaper. An illustrated glossary explains the most commonly used paint terms to take the mystery out of this rich, and readily accessible, design resource.

ISBN: 0688116655   Date Published on 5/4/2006
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House Beautiful Paint Total Hits - 233  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
No decorating tool has come into its own in recent years more strongly than paint. Always the simplest, least expensive way to change the look of a room -- today, thanks to the availability of thousands of colors and finishes, painting is one of the most complex as well, bringing color, texture, and pattern to every kind of surface.
ISBN: 1588161897   Date Published on 5/8/2006
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House Beautiful Slipcovers (Great Style)Total Hits - 158  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In a decade that emphasizes comfort and casualness over opulence and excess, slipcovers provide a stylishly offhand, easy-going look to any room. In this new volume, the editors of House Beautiful magazine examine the ways in which slipcovers can transform and revitalize any decorating scheme. More than 120 beautiful color photographs illustrate the practical and aesthetic roles these great cover-ups can play, whether creating a seasonal change, protecting upholstery, giving new life to an old piece of furniture, or turning a simple chair into sumptuously dressed seating for a special occasion. Also presented are myriad examples of slipcover styles and the moods they create -- tailored or loose-fitting, romantic or urbane, classic or modernist.

Included, too, is advice from decorators and designers on choosing the perfect fabric from the reliability and durability of cotton to the lushness of velvet and chiffon, from the tranquility of solids to the playfulness of mixed patterns -- and adding those all- important finishing touches: welting, buttons and bows, ruffles, and skirtings.

ISBN: 0688116647   Date Published on 6/15/2006
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House Beautiful Walls & Floors Workshop Total Hits - 1050  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From the design experts at House Beautiful come brilliant, varied decorating ideas for the floors beneath your feet and the walls that surround you.

With inspiring photos, specially commissioned illustrations, and expert advice, House Beautiful can help make everyone's dream of a beautiful home come true, starting from the ground up and with the very foundations of decorating: the walls and floors. Every home decorating question is answered: How do you use color to create a mood, whether in a serene bedroom or a bright, warm kitchen? Which works better in a given situation: wallpaper or paint? What about adding special effects, such as painted borders? Should you refinish the original wood floors or put down ceramics? Where does it make sense to have carpeting and where should you think about mosaic tiles? Hundreds upon hundreds of great ideas show how to add style, beauty, and warmth to any space, whether it's a modern or traditional home, a country cottage or sleek urban apartment.
One of the leading creators of illustrated books, Duncan Baird Publishers, has produced this attractive volume. The company is widely recognized for developing works with innovative design and strong authorship. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.

Tessa Evelegh is a writer and stylist, specializing in interiors and gardens. She has written more than 15 books including House Beautiful Decorating School and House Beautiful Window Workshop.
ISBN: 1588164063   Date Published on 5/4/2006
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House Beautiful Window Workshop Total Hits - 458  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A solution for every window from House Beautiful.

Windows have a huge impact on a room’s look, lighting, and ambience—and the design authorities at House Beautiful know, and show you, how to fashion wonderful treatments. No matter whether the windows are mismatched, in the corner, or very small, there’s an answer to the problem, with every practical and creative aspect of the solution showcased. A comprehensive selection of imaginative ideas covers dozens of variations on classic formality, country charm, and contemporary style, with advice on trims, tie-backs, valances, pelmets, panels, shutters, and more. Exquisite photographs display everything from bay windows to lovely French doors. From creating a mood to deciding between drapes and shades, from measuring the space to adding hidden tracks and hooks, it’s all here.
ISBN: 1588163628   Date Published on 5/11/2006
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House Beautiful Windows Total Hits - 214  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Windows and window treatments can influence and enhance every decor: opening a room to a glorious view or securing privacy; letting in light or keeping it out; accenting, complementing, or unifying a decorating scheme; taming a large room or expanding a small one. In House Beautiful Windows, all facets of window treatment are explored, including such considerations as scale, proportion, color, and harmony. Window treatments appropriate to every decorating style are offered, from ultra modern to historic homes. The "mechanics" of window treatment-how and where to use them-is presented, along with a look at the traditional and offbeat materials and accessories. House Beautiful Windows, with its more than 125 full-color photos, concludes with profiles of six homeowners throughout the country who have devised their own approaches to windows and window treatments. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
ISBN: 1588161900   Date Published on 5/11/2006
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House Framing: Plan, Design, BuildTotal Hits - 1044  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides readers with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the framing process-from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition ends with three project chapters: building stairs, finishing a basement with steel studs, and framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.
ISBN: 1580112358   Date Published on 10/24/2006
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House Painting : Inside and Out Total Hits - 420  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Painting experts Mark Dixon and Bob Heidt explain the entire exterior house painting process from preparation to clean up. They emphasize the importance of proper preparation and give readers step-by-step details that assure a quick neat job. Readers of all skill levels will learn the essential techniques and procedures to produce excellent results.
ISBN: 1561581658   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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How Blest You Are: A Living Room Retreat Based on Beatitudes Total Hits - 219  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
How Blest You Are: A Living Room Retreat Based on Beatitudes
ISBN: 0867160330   Date Published on 9/5/2006

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