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Decorating Master Class: The Cullman & Kravis Way Hardcover – April 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810993902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810993907
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 10.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ellie Cullman is a founding partner of Cullman & Kravis, a prestigious decorating firm in New York City. She has been recognized for her work by Architectural Digest, which has featured many of her firm’s designs, and she lectures widely on the subject of interior design. She lives in New York City.

Tracey Winn Pruzan is an interior designer with Cullman & Kravis; she is also a writer who has published widely on the subject of interior design. She lives in New York City.






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This book is perfect for the serious lay person as well as the seasoned interior designer.
Design Aficionado
This is a book that should be read by anyone who is interested in design or just wants to decorate/redecorate their house.
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And you can read further to learn invaluable information about interior design from a master of her profession.
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90 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Devorah on April 10, 2008
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The concept of a "Master Class" is a course taught by a top, often world-renowned, professional in a field, to graduate-level students of the highest caliber. When you really understand what a master class is, you get a better sense of the proper audience for this wonderful book showcasing the work of Cullman & Kravis. BUT be prepared -- while the authors may have intended this as a book for the layman, it's for a more precise niche, either the very knowledgeable amateur, or the young professional hoping to work in ultra-high-end interior design.

I would recommend it highly to someone just starting out in the design world, or someone who wants a better understanding of the options available to those with the checkbook to get anything they want. If, for example, you're planning a major interior design project and intend to work with a designer, this is a great primer on the process and details. It'll likely make you a far more informed client for the designer you'll ultimately choose.

It is emphatically not, however, for the DIY reader. The authors assume that you'll be working with professionals, and present options accordingly. The guidelines in such areas as upholstery & trim, lighting, and flooring are invaluable, but such detail is for those who really want it. Your reaction may be, "Okay, that's more than I wanted to know." They also assume such luxuries as custom cabinetry, custom-colored rugs and upholstery, custom embroidery -- basically, an entirely custom environment. This is, after all, what Cullman & Kravis does so beautifully, but it may not be of help to a reader looking for guidance in the real world.
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By J. Languille on September 23, 2008
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I decided to weigh in on this book because 1) I feel so strongly about it and 2) Because of the disparity of opinion regarding whether this book can be used by amateurs, or is simply for professionals only.

I am a homeowner, with a limited budget, in the midst of a new home construction. I saw this book recommended in an issue of architectural digest as really forthcoming about the how-tos of decorating, not just pictures to drool over. I bought the book immediately and I love it. I can't tell you how valuable this book has been. I learned SO much.

I read it through cover to cover, then reviewed every picture again to assess the details, the use of symmetry, asymmetry, patterns, textures, trims, recurring themes and color schemes. It was incredibly informative, useful and inspiring. It completely prepared me to choose the surfaces in my home. It was useful for planning design details, such as how high the mantel should be and the appropriate distance between furniture pieces and how to achieve layers of light.

I have even purchased some of the resource material listed to further educate myself about antique rugs and furniture.

This book is for everybody. It's gorgeous and incredibly helpful.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Seattle Sue on November 2, 2008
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I bought it because of a reviewer's comment that headboards should be a certain height above the mattress, something I had not read anywhere else (and was having an issue with pulling a room together). Upon opening it, my initial reaction was similar to "For the Pros, By the Pros" in that you had to have means to appreciate and get benefit from it. But I've read it through twice and gotten something different each time. Althought the rooms appear very traditional, as you look through you realize that the art and objects often are very modern. Then you realize the the design basics they lay out can be used with any style. The information covers all the bases (from architectural features, room layout, lighting through furniture, fabrics and decorations) and the order they are presented on are extremely valuable. And while yes, the rooms have stunning woodwork and high ceilings, the principles apply and can be adapted by those on any budget level. It's like clothing - there are many price points but if you don't understand the basics, its hard to pull off a cohesive style no matter what your budget is. Two additional things I loved about this book. First, books are incorporated throughout nearly every room and not just in bookcases. Second, I wished I could see even more of a room beyond the edge of a picture, and then I'd find it pictured from a different angle later on in to illustrate another section of the book. As a result, I went back over the pictures with a fresh eye to the design features I might have missed on the first pass. A terrific book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Valorie Hart on July 29, 2008
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This is a book I picked up, as I was attracted to the title. I read a review on amazon that said it's not a book for the home decorator. I disagree, I think it's a text book style book good for anyone who decorates, and for anyone who needs a guideline of how to present a professional proposal; for the non professional it shows you how approach a project, and organize keep project records and files.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By James Schwartz on April 22, 2008
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Decorating Master Class should be required reading in all interior design firms. As a matter of fact, It is is soon to be a benchmark in the annals of decorating history. The authors have not only captured the essence of good taste and style, but they present their craft in a manner that is easy to comprehend and understand. I love this book!!!!
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