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Purestyle
Purestyle
by Jane Cumberbatch
Edition: Paperback
25 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Information on themes other books don't cover, June 25, 2007
This review is from: Purestyle (Paperback)
This book can make you think those plain white walls in your rental are your best friend! Another reviewer complained about the white-on-white color schemes found throughout "Pure Style", but this misrepresents the book. "Pure Style" uses bright and light color schemes, with sunny yellows, sage greens, cool blues and soft lavenders on the soft furnishings, and various shades of white on the tables and cupboards featured, usually in a shade that matches the walls. This technique keeps the space feeling as bright and spacious as possible. Light colored woods are also used in many examples. In addition, this book offers some detailed advice on choosing things like dishes, rugs and linens to create a clean and fresh look, which most other DIY interior decorating books don't cover.
"Pure Style" includes DIY instructions for a variety of simple projects which makes it a great reference for renters on a budget.


Small Space Style
Small Space Style
by Emma Scattergood
Edition: Hardcover
37 used & new from $0.01

3.0 out of 5 stars Depends on your style, June 8, 2007
This review is from: Small Space Style (Hardcover)
I guess some people might call the aesthetic exemplified in this book "cozy", or "lived in", but others (such as myself) would call it cluttered and overdone. If you are looking on how to create a fresh and cool small space, there are many other better books out there especially for practical advise. Sorry to have it to give it a thumbs down!


You Grow Girl
You Grow Girl
by Gayla Trail
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.71
156 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Groovy, May 31, 2007
This review is from: You Grow Girl (Paperback)
This book is great for people who know absolutely nothing about gardening, but want to grow a window flower box garden or want to start a backyard herb and vegetable garden. Takes you through the details of gardening in an informative and easy-going way and answers all your questions.


Dare to Repair: A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home
Dare to Repair: A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home
by Julie Sussman
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.13
420 used & new from $0.01

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go ahead girlfriend, May 31, 2007
Takes you step by step through home basics-repeat-basics, like lighting the pilot light on a heater, patching a nail hole in a wall, etc. Fun, easy to follow and great for the timid!


The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece
The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece
by Kim France
Edition: Turtleback
Price: $19.06
314 used & new from $0.01

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clothing not fitting in your closet?, May 31, 2007
Get rid of those 100 pairs of $20 shoes and carefully select a dozen pairs you adore, and you'll be able to fit everything you need into your not-so-big closet.(-:


Lynda Lyday's Do-It-Yourself!: The Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide to the Most Popular Home Renovation andRepair Projects
Lynda Lyday's Do-It-Yourself!: The Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide to the Most Popular Home Renovation andRepair Projects
by Lynda Lyday
Edition: Paperback
56 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can do it!, May 31, 2007
This book is more advanced than others such as "Dare to Repair". If you hate calling the super for every little problem, or can't afford to be hiring a fix-it guy all the time this is the book for you. Shows you how to do home improvement projects that even renters can do too.


Old House New Home: Stylish Modern Living in a Period Setting
Old House New Home: Stylish Modern Living in a Period Setting
by Ros Byam Shaw
Edition: Hardcover
24 used & new from $1.13

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, May 31, 2007
This book has a wealth of inspiration bound in its pages. All the examples do a fantastic job of marrying the old with the new and creating a charming yet fabulous home. Love it!


First Home with Style (Better Homes & Gardens)
First Home with Style (Better Homes & Gardens)
by Better Homes and Gardens Books
Edition: Paperback
93 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Very chic, May 31, 2007
A handy little guide for your first apartment. It takes you step by step through what you need (versus what you might want) for each room. Has some clever ideas and a chic and simple aesthetic. Would make a great gift.


Think Color: Rooms to Live In
Think Color: Rooms to Live In
by Tricia Guild
Edition: Hardcover
44 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, May 31, 2007
"Wow", was my first response to this book. I think this book does a fabulous job of demonstrating fresh and creative color schemes and helping you put your own together. It also has some good visual cues for mixing old and new furnishings.


Urban Country Style
Urban Country Style
by Elizabeth Betts Hickman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $29.95
55 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something cool for everyone, May 31, 2007
This review is from: Urban Country Style (Hardcover)
This book has a little something for everyone, whether you rent, own or are planning to build. You can be inspired by the creative uses of old and second hand objects for something unexpected and functional. The spaces are all very unique but in a simple and useful sort of way.


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