Among the many tips and guidelines, Ward starts with the top 10 decorating mistakes that professionals all know about, but that anyone can recognize and fix. She covers diagnosing problems that jar the eyes, offers suggestions on items to banish and others to borrow from elsewhere in the home to create more visual appeal, talks about how to shop for furniture that will work with what you already own, offers tips for new homeowners and people just starting out to make older furniture work in new spaces, and covers the kinds of dramatic improvements possible through the use of the right artwork, accessories, and lighting. This is a great gift book for newlyweds, new homeowners, or anyone interested in creative, lively home decorating without breaking the bank. --Mark A. Hetts --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately it was very disappointing.
The genius of this book is that it gives you a firm foundation for any decorating you want to do, and you can do it WITHOUT SPENDING ANY MONEY!
I now "own" her ideas and can re-create a great home with any room layout or furniture.
I discovered this book at a local thrift store and paid $3 for it. What a return on my investment! Even though the book is more than a decade old, all the strategies for furniture... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amy B
Great book for advise. Solved my design problem for one room at least. It doesn't have color pictures and it does give basic design advise that can be applied to most situations. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tess
I'm moving to a new home in several months and it has a very open floor plan. I'm really having trouble visualizing how to arrange my furniture. Read morePublished 17 months ago by R. Hurley
I have her book, "Home Therapy" which takes a client's room, assesses it, and then re-works it using mostly found items from the client's own home. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amybeth1977
I found this book to be helpful in making design decisions about my home. I was looking to others to put together a well designed room. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Forever young
This is a really practical decorating book that's mostly about how to arrange things properly in a room -- furniture, rugs, wall decor, lighting. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. Thibodeau
This book reads well, wished the pictures were a little more up to date but the information is still solid.Published 23 months ago by mamasjourney
I love this book. It is an older book and the photos are a little dated, but the advice is timeless. It helped me give my whole house an amazing lift. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Threads
My daughter thinks this will be a very helpful guide....just as soon as she has more spare time when residency is over!Published on November 25, 2012 by Amazon Customer