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 Product Description-Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course (Decor
    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.

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Customer Reviews:
60 of 61 people found the following review helpful Helpful Book, June 20, 2002 By A Customer
This review is from: Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course (Decor Best-Sellers) (Hardcover) This book is excellent for laying out
the basics for decorating/designing a house. More so than other books, descibes in detail numberous aspects of decorating that
are important and not just stating the obvious. My only diappointment of the book are with the photographs. The books descibes
dozens of differnt style of decorating. 95% of the photographs are of contemporary/modern homes. Having a few more
traditional photographs would have been helpful.

62 of 64 people found the following review helpful Outstanding Intro. Course!, April 15, 2002 By A Customer
This review is from: Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course (Decor Best-Sellers) (Hardcover) The Interior Design Course book by
Mary Gilliat's is defenitely a comprehensive interior design 101 for all of those interested in design, decoration and perhaps
contemplating interior design as a future career. The book takes you from initial planning stages to the small details, gives you
solutions to any design problems, and offers an extensive glossary of terms at the end of each section. This book is a must for
the budding decorator!

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful

A Design Book that You Can Live Without, December 31, 2006 By HY "HY" (Hong Kong)
This review is from: Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course (Decor Best-Sellers) (Hardcover) I regret I did not read some of the
other below-3-star reviews before I bought this book - all of those comments are true. First of all, the text is impossible to read.
One would have thought font size is a trivial point when it comes to the quality of a book, but trust me, it is not. After just 5
minutes with this book my head was swimming. Even the captions to the photos are quite difficult to read. Apart from the awful
presentation, the author has little to offer readers: (1) Contents - if you are new to interior design, this book does not give any
systematic, practical and to-the-point tips to get you started. Nor is it well-organized. I was expecting to learn the basics on the
historical influences on style - the book does have a chapter on this topic, but it failed miserably to point out the key differences
of different periods nor is it sufficiently illustrated. Everything is in a muddle. There is indeed a few glossaries of terms in the
book, but I seriously wonder if it...

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