Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course

Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
From choosing a color scheme to redesigning an entire house, Mary Gilliatt’s Interior Design Course provides a complete step-by-step road map for success.



This book is conveniently organized into two sections. Section One, The Basics, provides tested techniques for mastering the main elements of good design: lighting; color; texture and pattern; and scale and balance. It also includes a valuable overview of historical styles, providing the reader with a quick-reference catalog of common design influences.



Section Two, The Specifics, demonstrates an array of creative approaches for walls, windows, floors, and furnishings suitable for any type of room. Readers will discover how to use special paint finishes and fabrics to create exciting wall coverings; innovative ways to bring new life to blinds, curtains, screens, shutters, and other window treatments; tips for choosing the right type of furniture to complete a specific room; and finally, how to combine all these elements together to create a harmonious, one-of-a-kind living space.



Finally, the all-important Finishing Touches section demonstrates how to choose the accessories and extra details that help reflect a particular look or style. Plus, this remarkable guide is packed with lavish photography and clear, insightful text that make it easy for readers to utilize these very same no-fail techniques in their own homes.



Perfect for veteran decorators as well as novices decorating their first home, Mary Gilliatt’s Interior Design Course is the definitive one-stop guide for creating interiors that are beautiful, unique, and totally one’s own.

Baker & Taylor
A step-by-step course in how to redesign and decorate an entire home features detailed instruction in the basic techniques and principles of design--color, lighting, texture and pattern, and scale and balance--a look at historical styles of decorating, and a wide variety of creative approaches for walls, windows, floors, furnishings, and accessories for any room in the house.

Book News
This volume provides information about designing and decorating a home from the initial planning stages to creating a lighting scheme, communicating with decorators, and choosing furniture. Interior designer Gilliatt covers practical planning matters such as function, practical considerations, aesthetic principles, and the budget; key elements such as lighting, storage, color, texture and pattern, and scale and balance; how to create an attractive decorating style that at the same time complements function; classical, gothic, baroque, Art Deco, and other influences; the specifics of each element of a room; and finishing touches (choosing art, accessories, etc.). Includes 300-plus color photographs. Oversize: 10x11.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Features detailed instructions in the basic techniques and principles of design, a look at historical styles of decorating, and a wide variety of creative approaches for walls, windows, floors, furnishings, and accessories.

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001
Description: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780823030460
0823030466
Branch Call Number: 747 Gil

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