Flawless Interior Decorating

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9780071440738: Flawless Interior Decorating

One of TV's Most Popular Home Designers Shows How You Can Achieve Beautiful Home Decor

Everyone wants a beautiful, well-designed home. However, decorating can be daunting: coordinating furniture, color palettes, fabrics, finishes, and accessories from a vast array of manufacturers is an overwhelming task. Well-known TV personality and brilliant interior designer Beverly Murphy has written a visual, inspirational, and clear-cut plan that shows homeowners how to achieve the look they want for every room of their home.

Take the guesswork out of home decor:
* Beautifully designed with 150 full-color illustrations
* Provides a gamut of options ranging from budget-conscious to mid-range to high-end
* Helpful sidebar notes on topics such as antique collecting, outdoor living, entertaining, and gardening
* Time-saving resource listings for manufacturers, retailers, trade associations, and consumer groups
* Covers a wide range of styles including coastal, cabin, French country cottage, urban lofts, and traditional style

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The book that takes the "daunting" out of home decorating!

Interior decorating is no longer intimidating! Beverly Murphy’s Home Design demystifies home décor right in front of your eyes. With 150 beautiful photographs and clear directions that avoid decorators' jargon, the famed home décor expert of the Home Shopping Network shows you how to pull together a polished, professional, interior design project, even if your previous decorating experience involved only milk crates. Whether your goal is revitalizing a single room or decorating a mansion from cellar to roof—whether you favor the clean lines of contemporary or yearn for the warmth of the heartland, and no matter what the size of your budget, Ms. Murphy shows you exactly how to achieve a unified, eye-pleasing, and personalized result—a professional-appearing decorating scheme that will make you proud to say, "I did it all by myself."

Beverly Murphy has done the nearly impossible. She's taken the daunting factor out of home decoration.

In Beverly Murphy's Home Design, the interior designer star of the Home Shopping Network leads readers step-by-step through the mysteries of home decoration, until they are mysteries no more!

Beverly makes the principles that professional designers use to create stunning rooms easy to understand. She takes the guesswork out of home decorating.

You'll start by learning the basic elements that compose your favorite style -- whether it's contemporary's neutral background colors, uncluttered lines, decorative art pieces, and brightly colored accents -- or the formal serenity of the classical style.

For each decorating scheme -- eclectic, heartland, classical, cottage, or contemporary -- you'll discover the right choices in furniture, color palettes, walls, fabrics, woodwork, floors, accessories, and drapes. Then you'll learn how to weave your choices together for a unified, beautiful result.

Beverly shows you how to personalize your look, reflecting your taste and personality, while adhering to the principles of good design. The rooms you create will be yours alone, with no match anywhere. If you follow Beverly's guidance, it's simple.

Beverly Murphy's Home Design proves you don't have to be wealthy to have a beautiful home -- a home that looks just the way you want. Every chapter on every style offers options for the budget-conscious shopper. Even if you do have a lot to spend, you still want to shop wisely, and this book shows you how to get the most for your money.

That's not all. You also get helpful advice on home-decorating-related topics such as antique collecting, outdoor living, entertaining, and gardening. There are even timesaving resource listings of manufacturers, retailers, trade associations, and consumer groups.

So, it's time to stop fretting and start decorating! Beverly Murphy has put everything you need to succeed right here in this book.

About the Author:

Beverly Murphy is the home décor expert for the Home Shopping Network. She regularly appears on popular decorating shows such as The Christopher Lowell Show, and her articles on design concepts and styles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, and Better Homes and Gardens. The founder of Beverly Murphy Home, a company that offers a coordinated line of paint, fabrics, furniture, and accessories, she has more than 20 years' experience as an interior designer and retail trade expert. She was co-owner and principal of Prince Street Technologies, and the former President of Invision Carpet System.

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