Synopses & Reviews
Let's Decorate is a stylish, practical guide to turning a humdrum home into something special. It's divided into two parts; the first, "Rooms to Inspire," features 30 stylish examples, and the second, "How It's Done, shows how to bring those looks into any home.All major techniques are explained, from hanging wallpaper to installing a laminate floor to tiling, painting a trompe l'oeil, or customizing a lampshade. Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and photography enable anyone to revamp, rework, and renew every room in the house. It's all high style and low cost.
Professional, low-cost techniques that enable anyone to revamp, rework, and renew every room in the house
Transform every room in your home with hundreds of low-cost, high-style ideas for creating your perfect space.Be inspired to achieve your chosen look by the 30 unique, stunningly photographed rooms that are featured in this book.Do it yourself with the help of simple, step-by-step instructions that cover everything from painting to paneling, wallpapering to woodworking, tiling, and special painted effects.
About the Author
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is a celebrated interior designer in the UK with a growing following in Canada and the US. Examples of his work have been published in many design publications. His TV credits include Changing Rooms, Design Rules, Homefront, Taste, and Fantasy Room, all for the BBC and broadcast in the US on BBC America.Laurence has licensed his own wallpaper to Graham & Brown, which has stores in the US, and he has a range of mugs, paper, and papercraft that will be launched in the US in late 2010.
Table of Contents
Designer Insider* Being your own interior designer* Space* Rhythm and contrast* Color* Pattern* Lighting* UtilitiesRooms to InspireHow It's Done* Painting* Paint FX* Wallpapering* Flooring* Tiling* Woodworking* Soft Furnishing* Decorative TouchesResources