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From House Beautiful comes a worthy addition to any decorator's library--a stylish guide on making books a part of your home décor.
Opening the pages of a book can instantly carry you off to another world. But did you realize that, open or closed, books can also make your real world--your home--more fabulous? As legendary designer Billy Baldwin pointed out, they're the best decoration,” capable of bringing incredible warmth, color, and character to a room. From grand bookcases in home libraries to casual stacks artfully arrayed on chairs, House Beautiful presents countless eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging your hardcovers, paperbacks, encyclopedias, and even valuable first editions. Useful tips shed light on how to organize a large collection; situate bookcases in the room for the best effect; and make the most of books' appealing visual and tactile qualities. From traditional interpretations to contemporary visions--such as putting a book on a pedestal as an objet d'art--these concepts write a new page in design.
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Now in paperback, this stylish guide offers a wealth of inspiring photos and ideas for using books as a decorative element in any home. You know that a good book can transport you to another world. But did you realize that books can also transform your home? In the words of legendary designer Billy Baldwin, books are the best decoration.” From grand bookcases in home libraries to casual stacks artfully arrayed on chairs, House Beautiful presents countless eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging your hardcovers, paperbacks, encyclopedias, and even valuable first editions to bring warmth, color, and character to a room. From traditional interpretations to contemporary visions, these concepts write a new page in design.
Ted Kennedy Watsonand#8212;acclaimed retailer, blogger, and stylist of the beautiful and unusualand#8212;has a passion for the art of display and an understanding of how distinctive touches make a space inviting. Here, in a lush, lavish,and#160;A-to-Z guide, he presents dozens of insider secrets and ideas that will empower you to create a serene, harmonious home that delights the five senses.
About the Author
As a leading authority on home design and decoration, House Beautiful illustrates and illuminates all matters of domestic style. House Beautiful helps readers achieve rooms that feel right, not just stylish; and living rooms, not showrooms. Inspired by the past, living in the present, and looking to the future, House Beautiful accompanies its readers on their quest to create the house of their dreams. Marie Proeller Hueston lives in New York City and reports frequently on collecting and decorating trends. In addition to House Beautiful Decorating with Books, she has authored Country Living Collection Style and Country Living Cottage Style, also published by Hearst Books.