Synopses & Reviews
Seeing red? Feeling blue? Or even a bit green? No worries! This beautifully designed, fully illustrated book makes it easy for anyone to express themselves though color. Strangis -- an award-winning interior designer with over 20 years of experience -- goes beyond simple paint schemes to show how the combined colors of walls, trim, furniture, fabrics, and accessories can give every room a unique personality. From bright and bold to cozy and comfortable, this indispensable guide offers a rainbow of fresh and fun ideas for every budget. Color Idea Book is the most complete source of ideas and inspiration for adding color to any room in the house.
Stumped about what colors to use for your next decorating project? Or maybe there's a hue you want to bring into your home but you're unsure how to make it harmonize with what you already have. Whatever your color challenge, you'll find fodder for thought in "The Color Idea Book" (Taunton Press, $19.95) by Minneapolis interior designer Robin Strangis. Strangis, owner of Loring Interiors and a contributing Home+Garden writer, breaks the sometimes bewildering spectrum of color choices into bite-sized chunks of insight and information. There are getting-started suggestions, such as how to find color inspiration: visit an art gallery, find a painting that appeals to you and note the colors you see; or open up your closet to see what colors you're naturally drawn to. There are also highly specific tips, such as how to make black walls work. If nothing else, Strangis offers enough designer-insider lingo (such as "bridging fabric" that ties all the colors in a palette together) to help you sound smarter when discussing your next redecorating project." --Star Tribune "(Minneapolis, MN)
This beautifully designed, fully illustrated book makes it easy for anyone to express themselves though color. An award-winning interior designer goes beyond simple paint schemes to show how the combined colors of walls, trim, furniture, fabrics, and accessories can give every room a unique personality.
About the Author
Robin Strangis is an award-winning interior designer and the owner of Loring Interiors in Minneapolis. She writes an interior design column for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, is a professional member of ASID, is a Certified Interior designer (MN), and is a member of the Color Marketing Group and the consumer Trends Forum International. She has also served on the board of directors for ASID. Her work has won her three ASID Showhouse awards (1998, 2000, and 2005). She has been a guest designer as well as set designer on Joy Philbin's show HAVEN, and has appeared on Room for Change, Passport to Design, and in several educational videos for The Learning Zone, including The Power of Color, Interior Design Basics, American House Styles, and Accessorizing with Style.