Debbie Travis' Facelift offers fantastically innovative solutions for the decorating doldrums—and a fresh, simple approach to revitalizing any room of your home. Transforming a dark basement into a lively entertainment center or a restful retreat is a snap when you have the reigning queen of renovations guiding you. All you need to know is which mood—calm, cheerful, nostalgic, or dramatic—you want to convey. Then, with her intrepid philosophy of choosing colors to echo that mood, Debbie shows you how to create rooms that are brimming with as much personality as the people living in them. Each mood-inspired section will help you select the right color scheme for your home by highlighting some of the most inspirational remodeling projects from her acclaimed television show Facelift. Packed with beautiful color photographs illustrating before-and-after renovations, step-by-step projects for you to do yourself, and practical advice on giving your own home a facelift, Debbie Travis' Facelift proves that having a home you adore can be a dream come true.
Date Published 4/5/2005
Rated By: Midwest Book Review
From: Oregon, WI
Comments: Before-and-after renovation pictures accompany step-by-step project hints Maybe you're renovating your house: take a look at Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle's Facelift: Solutions To Revitalize Your Home it focuses on innovative solutions for decorating problems to turn dark or dull rooms into lively or restive retreats. Mood-inspired sections advocate choosing color schemes which work: before-and-after renovation pictures accompany step-by-step project hints and plenty of tips.
Rated By: Sonya "readaholic"
From: Dallas, TX
Comments: Great Companion Guide to her Decorating Show This book is a good companion guide to Debbie's FaceLift show. It focuses on several of her facelift projects and includes tips and a few step-by-steps for projects. Where this book excels are the photographs of the rooms, her color choices and combinations and the "before" and "after" pictures.
The first 15 or so pages contains basic info and an intro to her Facelift team. A lot of the time it is difficult to see the before pictures because they are so small, but the main part of the book, her creations, are beautiful. Most of the designs have a contemporary, modern feel. Debbie has a great way of combining function, color and classy styling to her designs.
I think my favorite part of the books are her color choices. So many of them I would never have considered but she shows how you can select a bright yellow or a subdued steel blue and make it beautiful. The best part is that most of the projects seem "doable" without expending huge outlays of time and effort (unlike some of her Painted House books).