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.
This book saved me (or maybe I should say "earned" me) a great deal of money each time I had to sell in this downturned housing market.
I love the book in black and white because the emphasis really is on the placement and not so much the color.
A dated and very unimpressive book, most of the pictures are black and white, which is dissapointing for a decorating book.Published 2 months ago by Karen Francis
I found this book to be useful as soon as I finished reading it! No one has ever explained any of these basic principles to me, especially an interior decorator. Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. M. Young
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 10 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 14 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 21 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 22 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 23 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 on March 9, 2013 by R. Thibodeau
This book reads well, wished the pictures were a little more up to date but the information is still solid.Published on December 28, 2012 by mamasjourney