Offering a complete course in interior design, a practical, richly illustrated handbook covers every aspect of decorating a home, offering a room-by-room survey that explains how to assess one's decorating needs and how to create an overall decorating concept based on theme, color, furnishings, wall and floor coverings, accessories, and more.
With 464 information-packed pages and more than 500 gorgeous color photos, The Home Book is sure to become the homeowner's bible on interior design. A beautiful object in itself, this book will grace every (perfectly chosen) coffee table...but only after this hardworking guide has been pored through and turned to again and again for practical, usable design insights. The volume begins by taking a hard look at the bones of the house: its site, light, and layout. Armed with those basics, you'll know which elements you can improve, and how to work around those that can't be changed. From there, develop an overall decorating concept based on theme, color, furnishings, wall and floor coverings, and accessories'each aspect of design receives detailed coverage. Finally, go through the house room by room to see what remarkable transformations you can achieve in every space, from the entryway to the home office, the kitchen to the foyer.The Home Book reflects House Beautiful's exciting style: fresh, bright and accessible, filled with insider tips from today's top decorators, and bursting with practical advice for real people.A Main Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.