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Not Another "Design Basics",
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This review is from: Jeffrey Bilhuber: Defining Luxury: The Qualities of Life at Home (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Bilhuber's Design Basics is one of my favorite "go to" design references for its well laid out approach to thinking through design and decoration while incorporating the reader's personal history into a room, and valuing strategy over spending $$. This book is very different. The rooms are heavily decorated with items, patterns and colors to the point of being over the top, especially when compared to the design approach presented in his first book. To get value of this book, focus in on one or at most two items in a room. Another issue is the book will have several pages no text, and then you find the references grouped together a couple pages before or after. It's aggravating to have to flip back and forth to reference the design comments.