Essential Reading Archive

  • Indoor Water Fountain

    Making An Indoor Water Fountain The Focal Point Of A Room

    If you are redecorating and looking for a new focal point for your living room, look no farther. Use an indoor water fountain for a focal point to create a uniquely energetic feeling.

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  • Luxury Bath Towels: A Simple Bathroom Design Alternative

    Bathroom interior design is always an important part of any home style. Decorating the bathroom can be an inexpensive experience when compared to the rest of the house, which also adjusts the ambience of the whole house in turn. Indeed it could be said that the bathroom has become the showpiece and essential part of any designer house.

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  • Georgian Interior Design Ideas and Styles

    The Georgian period has a great influence on how we arrange our homes today and is, in fact, the basis for the currently popular English country house style. A combination of perfect proportions, symmetry and harmony is hard to resist for long.

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  • Selecting an Interior Designer for Your Home Remodeling Project

    An excellent interior design professional is as important to a remodeling project as a builder is to a new home construction. If you decide to work with one, the designer should bring a wealth of experience and product knowledge to the table to help you with your remodeling or new home construction.

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  • Cottage Style Decorating

    Give every room in the house a fresh breath of cozy cottage style (minus the gingham) with Sunset's new Cottage Style Decorating. This book is all about the "new" cottage style -- a fresher, lighter approach to cottage colors, fabrics, furnishings, and decorating elements.

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  • Furniture and Interiors of the 1960s

    This book is a new and well-timed resource for any 1960s enthusiast who seeks to recreate this innovative, and once again extremely cool look in their own retro home.

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  • Design in Black and White

    The colours black and white have for centuries represented inimitable luxury and unparalleled glamour. Think of tuxedos and little black dresses, or beautifully styled interiors featuring a mix of high white period ceilings and black, mid-century modern furniture. Designers have known about the power of this impeccable pairing for years. "Design in Black & White" features the cool beauty and crisp, graphic edge of these two tones, and celebrates the design of world's most popular but understated shades.

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  • Stencil 101 Decor

    This portfolio of reusable stencils, project instructions, and photographs lets DIY designers embellish walls, furniture, and more with cool custom patterns. Whether it's glam chain motifs on a wall or bold geometrics on a bathroom back splash, these durable and recyclable stencils make a big impact. Each design is meant to be tiled - simply line up each corner's registration marks to get a paint-your-own wallpaper effect. It's a quick, unique, affordable way to achieve the latest look in interior decor.

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  • A History of Interior Design

    So your interested in Interior Design? Well have you ever wondered about the history? This book (a must-read) titled 'A History of Interior Design' by John F. Pile, is a great starting point for anyone interested in a career with interior design, or perhaps for for those looking at it for a hobby, or perhaps a starting point for that next DIY project.

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  • Elements Of Interior Design

    Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, color, and texture.

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