House Beautiful

House Beautiful

500 Sensational Ways to Create your Ideal Home

Book - 2007
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Creating the perfect home begins with a dream-- and House Beautiful has 500 ways and one breathtaking big book to make it come true. An array of magnificent photographs showcases a rich assortment of serene retreats in a special landscape format, including easy-care looks, paradises for nature lovers, cutting-edge domains, and spaces that are cozy and comfortable. Smart suggestions parade across each and every page, all bound to spur the imagination to creative heights and arranged in an easy-to-follow numbered layout. Most important of all, home decorators will find these ideas wonderfully simple to implement, because they focus on surrounding yourself with the furnishings, colors, accents, and art that you already love: the emphasis is always on creating an atmosphere that reinforces what you value and how you want to live. The introduction features a "Find Your Style" quiz that points readers directly to the right chapter for their personality type and needs, be it the Epicurean Haven with the baroque reading room and antique regency chairs or the Eclectic Environ, featuring a fun mix of a Thai teak table and Greek shepherd's chest.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hearst Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9781588166043
Characteristics: 480 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm


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Mar 12, 2011

These types of books are great for looking for decorating ideas - great photos, and different design styles that cater to a variety of tastes.

Oct 10, 2010

Beautiful pictures broken into style categories. Some chapters just did not resonate with me, so I skipped them, but the ones that did were a delight to see.

Sep 06, 2010

Insightful picture book showcasing beautiful international rooms. A lot of little bits to inspire the most well-read home decorator. Little to no accompanying commentary.

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