Whether you need to repair damaged floor tiles, upcycle a vintage dresser or revive your favourite metal garden furniture, you’ll find 19 easy-to-follow step-by-step guides to help you achieve the best results for your project.
You're no idiot, of course. You hold the "best dressed" title at the office, you have a knack for accessorizing everyting from your office to your kitchen countertops, and you always manage to keep cool under pressure. But when it comes to decorating your home, you feel like dunking your head into a gallon of paint. Don't test color combinations on your body yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, second edition, enables you to create a homey look without all the blood, sweat, and tears. From setting a realistic budget to understanding the tools of the trade, feel confident about home decorating.
Release on 2007-01-01 | by Russell Versaci,Erik Kvalsvik
Yesterday's Character for Today's Home
Author: Russell Versaci,Erik Kvalsvik
Pubpsher: Taunton Press
Explains how to transform a new home by adding character and authentic detailing by incorporating elements of traditional style that offer a sense of place without sacrificing comfort or the convenience of a new house. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Published in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a practical handbook explains how to design, renovate, and remodel an older home to add extra space that matches the style of the original building but takes into consideration the requirements of modern living. 25,000 first printing.
Release on 2005 | by Patricia Gebhard,George Washington Smith
Architect of the Spanish Colonial Revival
Author: Patricia Gebhard,George Washington Smith
Pubpsher: Gibbs Smith
Surveys the work of the father of the Spanish-Colonial Revival style of architecture that can be found throughout the warm, dry climate of Southern California and is identified by enclosed courtyards, white stucco walls, wrought-iron window grilles, and shady balconies.
Release on 2000 | by Roger Remick,Michael Trotter,Mason Manufacturing Company
Author: Roger Remick,Michael Trotter,Mason Manufacturing Company
Pubpsher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: House & Home
Monterey furniture originated in 1929, in response to California's Spanish Revival architecture. Today, this high quality, beautifully designed and decorated furniture is much sought after by collectors. In this book, many examples of Monterey decorative arts are shown in over 500 color photos, capturing the variety of its hand-painted finishes and forms. Pottery, fine art, textiles, and accessories from the period are included, representing a variety of artists and manufacturers.
Release on 2010-09-27 | by Cherie Fehrman,Kenneth Fehrman
Plus Designer Sources
Author: Cherie Fehrman,Kenneth Fehrman
Pubpsher: Fehrman Books
Home decorating guide that lets you save money while avoiding costly mistakes. Written by design experts in a concise, condensed format that covers home decorating, remodeling, and staging your home for sale. Includes more than 100 designer sources that you can use. Designer secrets about color, lighting, furniture, accessories, how to work with a contractor without getting ripped off and much more.
Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden
Author: Yankee Magazine
Category: House & Home
A compendium of tips, recipes, and recommendations for everyday living, collected by the editors of the popular New England periodical, covers a wide range of topics, from baking bread using traditional methods and simplifying household chores to celebrating the holidays and caring for a garden. 15,000 first printing.