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The Guide to Home Decorating Indian Style Hardcover – February 1, 2002

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"...combines...sumptuous with the utterly practical in this beautifully designed volume....aimed at real people with real-life constraints...." -- Inside Outside (Interior Magazine) March 2002

"...decorating your home, but secretly fear it?...Priscilla Kohutek...just might have the answers...." -- The Asian Age Jan 2002

"Priscilla Kohutek's The Guide to Home Decorating Indian Style...gives guidelines about home decor in a practical, down-to-earth way...." -- The Times of India Jan 31, 2002

"The most interesting aspect of the book is that it is written in a question & answer format." -- Architecture-Time, Space & People (The Magazine of the Council of Architecture, India) February 2002

"This book shall make a valuable addition to the libraries of architects and interested individuals." -- Architecture-Time, Space & People (The Magazine of the Council of Architecture, India) February 2002

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The Guide to Home Decorating Indian Style by Priscilla Kohutek Few of us are born with the ability to know exactly what we want and need in our homes — much less how we want it to look. We neither have money to burn on expensive mistakes and unwise choices nor are we prepared to live with them. We, therefore, must have guidelines to help us along the way to get things right. In The Guide to Home Decorating Indian Style, Priscilla Kohutek has given us these guidelines in a practical, down-to-earth way that everybody can understand and follow. Not only does she tell you how to quickly and easily spruce up the place with "instant" make overs, she also tells you how to do major renovations and takes you from the planning stage all the way to the finished project. Her book is chock-full of sensational, cost effective advice about how to plan a smart kitchen layout, squeeze out some space for an extra bathroom, make the kids happy in a shared bedroom situation, cheer up a tired-looking living room, create knock-out window treatments that won't break the bank, plus much, much more.

Whether you are a single person doing up your room at home, a newlywed setting up your house for the first time, or a married couple with a growing family, you need this wonderful guide book to make decorating simple and fun.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Mapin Publishing Pvt, Ltd. (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890206210
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890206215
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,005,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Priscilla Kohutek's The Guide to Home decorating Indian Style is one of the most practical and readable home decorating books we have had the pleasure of owning. The user-friendly layout makes it an excellent how-to book for everything from simple and inexpensive makeovers to full-scale redos. Priscilla's helpful hints and solutions to real-life problems are supported by beautiful photographs, renderings and computer drawings. Her advice for making the most out of small spaces helped us make our kitchen a better place to work in. We also like her ideas for arranging the knickknacks we've collected and didn't know what to do with. This is a great book for people like us who want to make their home look good but can't afford to spend a lot of money on it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Are you stumped about what to do with various rooms in your home? Does trying to get the right mix of furniture styles leave you dizzy? In a quandary about what window treatment you need for those huge domed windows? Priscilla Kohutek has written a delightfully readable guide for solving decorating problems. Although the emphasis is on Indian style the many ideas given can work with almost any style one chooses. The book is divided into practical sections. The question and answer format works very well. The answers to a myriad of decorating problems are easy to find. The photography and illustrations are first rate. Many of the decorating ideas that use Indian cloth, accent pieces and art are available here in the U.S. The superb artwork in the book enables you to easily visualize how the same idea might work for you. It will also help you use items from other parts of world in the same manner helping you create your own unique setting. This is a reference book you're going to want to keep handy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr Rudi on March 26, 2015
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If you are a 'westerner' seeking to decorate your home - or even a room - in Indian furniture and furnishings, this is NOT the book for you. The book is about home decorating in contemporary India, and the examples are as likely to be Chinese or Indonesian as they are Indian. Published at the turn of the century the book presumably targeted India's burgeoning middle class. The book is presented in a "question and answer" style; and covers a lot of territory in decorating basics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maritha K. Burmeister on May 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Beautifully presented, the book is a visual inspiration to all who review it. The author's straight forward writing presents practical answers to basic decorating questions applicable to all styles, not just Indian style.

Maritha Burmeister
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By Texan on April 30, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I found this book after seeing Priscilla on TV. The book does an excellent job of conveying her no-nonsense approach to decorating. She has a fine eye and this book will help you to develop that same eye for your own decorating projects!
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