Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course (Conran Octopus Interiors)

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Structured as a complete course in interior design, internationally acclaimed interior designer Mary Gilliatt explains the principles of successful design through a series of easy-to-follow sections. The book is divided into 2 main sections - The Basics and The Specifics. The first looks at planning principles and the main elements of good design: lighting, colour, texture and pattern, and scale and balance. The Specifics, takes the reader through each element of the room - walls, windows, floors and furnishings - and discusses the different approaches available for each.

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Mary Gilliatt is an acclaimed international interior designer and writer. Presenter of a successful decorating series on US television, she is also the author of over 30 best-selling books on aspects of decoration and design. She has been a design consultant for major companies, including Liberty of London, and has written for newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Previous titles by Mary Gilliatt for Conran Octopus include New Guide to Decorating, Introduction to Decorating and Short Cuts to Great Decorating.

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It is difficult not to listen when the "First Lady" of design-made-simple talks. After all, with more than 30 books to her credit, as well as TV shows, print columns, and other professional accomplishments, Gilliatt has mastered the art of showcasing decorating tips in an easily accessible manner. Her method? First, she presents no haute-color photographs of rich and famous interiors. Instead, her plentiful illustrations concentrate on classic shapes with vivid but not phantasmagorical colors, patterns, and textures. Second, she minimizes jargon. Gilliatt includes definitions wherever and whenever possible--about lighting, color, furniture, etc. Third, she features very practical and very creative tips for dealing with at-home issues, such as problem bay windows, discolored tile grout, and storage solutions. Barbara Jacobs
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