House Beautiful : It's All in the Details
A Decorating Workshop
For anyone designing a new house, refurbishing an old one, or simply redecorating, the newest addition to the House Beautiful Workshop series shows how to perfect those finishing touches and distinctive details. Elegant fireplaces, beautiful ceilings, exquisite moldings: the fine details bring a house to life. And homeowners armed with It's All in the Details have a welcome resource for making the right decisions for their particular spaces. Through breathtaking images--fully annotated, and with authentic examples of the most important American styles from Colonial to modern--it goes room by room, revealing how professionals use moldings, baseboards, wainscoting, picture rails, doorframes, decorative mantels, and other embellishments to create character. And that's not all: faucets, door hardware, floor and window treatments, and other essential design elements get illustrated coverage too, while photos showcase authentic color palettes for different periods and design approaches. Whatever the style and period of your house, these inspiring pages will enlighten you on the myriad trims and hardware that give a home ambience--and increase its value. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club. Tessa Evelegh is a writer and stylist, specializing in interiors and gardens. She has written more than fifteen books, including House Beautiful Decorating School and all the House Beautiful Workshop titles.
New York : Hearst Books, c2006
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160 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm