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
? 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 tile
s? 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.