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Terence Conran's New House Book: The Complete Guide to Home Design
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It's been the classic book on house style for years! Combine style, comfort, function, and economy. Whether you're restoring an entire house, adding a child's room, or redoing a kitchen, these simply elegant ideas for designing interiors--shown in over 1,000 photos--will provide endless inspiration. Know what to do before decoration starts, including assessing a home, putting in adequate storage, and adding heating, wiring, and plumbing. Acquire a sure sense of style and how to use color, pattern, and fabrics. Select flooring, and get unique ideas for papering and painting surfaces; lighting; and disguising flaws. There's even advice on making access easier for the disabled. Then, take a thrilling tour of magnificent homes across the globe--from an airy white living room hung with richly colored carpets and dotted with striking pillows, to a bedroom in an 18th century chateau with painted wood panels, each one displays a range of classic design styles. 368 pages (all in color), 9 1/4 x 11.
This sourcebook for home design explores remodeling and reorganizing--everything from assessment to choosing floors, creating rooms, and providing practical maintenance.
More than 1,000 photos showcase elegant ideas for restoring interiors. Learn what to do before decoration starts, including assessing a home, putting in adequate storage, and adding heating, wiring, and plumbing. “Excellent resources...speaks to all issues surrounding home design.” —Christian Science Monitor.
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