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Title:
The ultimate decorating book : over 1,000 decorating ideas for all the rooms in your home
Author:
Spours, Judy.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[London] : Collins & Brown ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Sterling Pub., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
448 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"First published in 1998 by Kiln House Books"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781855857292
Format :
Book

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Summary

"Heavy on ideas...elaborately illustrated...perfect for those would-be decorators who like to look at lots of pictures. Remarkably crisp and invariably eye-catching, the color photos make up the bulk of the book. They illustrate more than 1,000 decorating projects...this book sparks the imagination."-- Booklist. "Good advice...with information and tips on every aspect of decorating."-- Country Accents.


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Booklist Review

Heavy on ideas if somewhat light on how-to information, this elaborately illustrated decorating guide is perfect for those would-be decorators who like to look at lots of pictures. And very nice pictures they are, too. Remarkably crisp and invariably eye-catching, the color photos make up the bulk of the book. They illustrate more than 1,000 decorating projects that range from the typical (choosing fabrics, selecting wallpaper, increasing storage space) to the more unusual (stenciling, decoupage, tiling). Some projects (making cushions, for example) do include instructions for do-it-yourselfers, but mostly this book will be used to spark the imagination. It does that very well. --Ilene Cooper


Library Journal Review

Filled with photographs of every room of the home, this book provides less practical information on decorating than would be expected from the title. The illustrations will give experienced decorators ideas on various ways to accent and decorate the home. Interspersed are brief instructions on various painting and sewing projects. If there is a strong interest in interior decorating this will give more examples than many sources, but be sure to supplement it with some good do-it-yourself project books, such as the Paint, reviewed above. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.