Pottery Barn Living Rooms (Pottery Barn Design Library) review List Price: $0 Deal Price : You Save : ( %) Or Click Here Detail : ASIN: 0848727592 Hardcover Book Product Description-Pottery Barn Living Rooms (Pottery Barn Design Library) Whether decorating, refining or updating the most lived-in room in the house, Pottery Barn Living Rooms is the essential guide. Drawing on the expertise of the country's leading home funinshings retailer, Pottery Barn Living Rooms offers tips and techniques on style, space, color, lighting and more. Over xxx phtos and detailed diagrams translate personal style to effortless dcor. The traditional living room has increasingly given way to the idea of a "great room"--a space adaptable enough to entertain guests, encourage playful children, provide a comfortable place to view videos, and, yes, even accommodate the solitary reader. Pottery Barn Living Rooms leads such a reader through the basic issues and specific choices available to anyone wanting to re-do an existing space or design a new living room. Each of its ten chapters is devoted a specific subject (color, texture, lighting); all chapters begin with an overview of the topic, followed by virtual tours of rooms--both large and smaller, formal and casual—complete with gorgeous photos. The accompanying text goes on to explain how the real-life owners of these rooms created a sense of intimacy, a dramatic effect with lighting, or a convivial place in which people are likely to congregate. Whether you have high ceilings or low, a large budget or a limited one, this book is valuable for anyone looking for sensible ideas in creating a room perfect for all kinds of living. --David Bombeck Related Product: - Pottery Barn The Complete Book of the Home: Creative Inspiration and Design Solutions - Pottery Barn Home (Pottery Barn Design Library) - Pottery Barn Storage & Display: Stylish Solutions for Organizing Your Home (Pottery Barn Design Library) - Pottery Barn Bedrooms (Pottery Barn Design Library) - Pottery Barn Bathrooms (Pottery Barn Design Library) http://astore.amazon.com/konhollow-20/detail/0848727592 http://store.xiiiv.com/?t=pottery-barn-living-rooms-pottery-design-library&i=0848727592 Customer Reviews: 79 of 81 people found the following review helpful Old Stuff mixed with new stuff..., November 10, 2003 By A Customer This review is from: Pottery Barn Living Rooms (Pottery Barn Design Library) (Hardcover) I think if you read other reviews of this book, you will find that people either love or hate the pottery barn style. Didn't Friends make fun of this style in one of their episodes? Well, I happen to be one of those people who really likes the pottery barn style. To me, it mixes a lot of old and unique with new, fresh pieces. It also reminds me a lot of IKEA and other ideas found in their catalogues. I did read some of the other comments in the previous reviews and was surprised that some people commented that you could not learn anything from this and just buy the PB catalogues. Hmmm... was I missing something here or did we just not pick up the same book? I felt the PB book was extremely helpful by explaining color palettes (completementary color schemes), lighting schemes, achieving winter, summer, and spring looks all within the same room, and bringing old stuff that you have in your attic or garage into your living areas.The minute I opened the book, I dogeared at least... 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful Great decorating ideas!, January 15, 2004 By jay dow (Beverly, MA) This review is from: Pottery Barn Living Rooms (Pottery Barn Design Library) (Hardcover) I received a copy of the Living Rooms book for Christmas and found it not just great to look at, but full of really useful ideas. I love to change around the furniture in my home, and give the rooms a new look, and this book is full of terrific decorating tips. Unlike lots of other interior design books, which can be a lot of fluff, the text is worth reading and the photos really show you how to make beautiful rooms (without assuming you've got endless time and money.)I hadn't really considered myself a Pottery Barn fan before, but I certainly am now. I ended up buying the Bathrooms book, too, and it's just as good. I definitely recommend this book! 24 of 27 people found the following review helpful Middle of the road, August 26, 2004 By Carvet "carvet" (Houston, TX United States) This review is from: Pottery Barn Living Rooms (Pottery Barn Design Library) (Hardcover) I have read/used three of the Pottery Barn books listed in order of my opinion of them: Baths, Living Rooms, and Bedrooms. Baths was very good, with beautiful photographs, interesting and innovative ideas, and some useful design advice. Most of the book provided a several page showcase for an individual bath with discussion of what made it special.Living rooms was OK. It's content was more canned, but it still had some inspiration and enough ideas that were useful that although I would not put it amongst the best such books, it was worth an hour or two to browse.Bedrooms hit the bottom of the list for me. The content seemed especially canned. The ideas were not fully developed and most of them appeared to me more appropriate to someone's first apartment than an established home (so it just needs the right audience?). Lot's of the pictures involved just using eclectic pieces and did not involve actually developing a decorative theme.
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