Cover image for House Beautiful 750 decorating & design ideas : [express yourself with color, pattern, light & style]
House Beautiful 750 decorating & design ideas : [express yourself with color, pattern, light & style]
Publication Information:
New York : Hearst Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
447 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.
Added Uniform Title:
House beautiful.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library NK2115 .H545 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Collins Library NK2115 .H545 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library NK2115 .H545 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Oversize
Kenmore Library NK2115 .H545 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library NK2115 .H545 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement
Anna M. Reinstein Library NK2115 .H545 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library NK2115 .H545 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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750 of the best decorating ideas from House Beautiful magazine Tips and hints from professional decorators From paint colour to furnishings, accessories and fabrics Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs throughout It's huge, oversized, filled with colour, and packed with 750 unique, innovative ideas from House Beautiful. The magazine's experts show how to turn ordinary interiors into breathtaking, livable homes: they go through every room offering suggestions for window treatments, lighting, and storage and exploiting even the smallest spaces. Discover how to use colours and patterns, personalize and accessorize a space, and make room for a growing family. House Beautiful combines every theme and style to compliment your home.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The editors of House Beautiful magazine have pulled together this large, inexpensive, though ultimately simplistic book. Arranged by chapter headings such as "Colors & Patterns," "Walls, Windows & Floors," and "Space & Storage," the book does offer a bounty of decorating ideas with hundreds of beautiful photos in an attractive layout. With only one to three photos per double-page spread, this book is candy for the eye. Written in the margin are ideas addressing each photos-some helpful, but most obvious or silly. In the chapter "Personalize & Accessorize," one caption reads: "An object by itself is only and object. Juxtapose it with something else and it becomes a composition." "Recite a poem at your next dinner party" is another suggestion. Though the book is quite beautiful, it's not very helpful; home decorators looking for solid ideas or step-by-step instructions for decorating should look elsewhere. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

The hundreds of photographs in these two volumes offer a wealth of decorating and entertaining information. Country Living focuses on a country look for decorating every room of the home, including the garden. The text discusses items that typify country style, such as spongeware and Windsor chairs, and offers tips for collecting vintage items like quilts and caring for them. The book concludes with sections on simple crafts and recipes. House Beautiful supplies suggestions for decorating every room in the home with advice on walls, windows and treatments, floors, decor, lighting, furniture and accessories, storage, kid-friendly design, and entertaining. The styles depicted range from formal and traditional to sparse and modern. Both books present an enormous amount of practical decorating advice at a reasonable price and are highly recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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