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Inspiration from a range of classic properties, from cozy cottages to grand manors, is paired with practical information on working with color, pattern, texture, and light to make the best of indoor space

Whether one is drawing inspiration from a grand Georgian townhouse or a simple countryside cottage, the same design principles of color, pattern, texture, and light can be applied to one's own home. This guide demonstrates how to use color in the home, running through the palette from greens, blues, reds, and yellows to pastels and neutrals. It then moves on to using patterns—such as stripes or florals—in fabrics, wallpapers, and floors, and describes how to use light in a home to best advantage, with insider tricks for creating task, background, or mood lighting using windows, lamps, and mirrors. Finally, a section on accessories and displays explains how to use treasured possessions to style inside space and truly make a home one's own. This practical guide is a sumptuous source of creative ideas, revealing how to recreate the look and feel of a place and time while still retaining one's own individual style.

About the Author

Alison Dalby is the National Trust's senior press officer for cultural heritage, historic houses and collections. She is a former freelance journalist specializing in homes and interiors and still contributes to Period Living magazine.

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Dalby, Alison
National Trust
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
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Trade Cloth
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9.5 x 7.5 in 1 lb

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