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Flip! for decorating : a page-by-page, piece-by-piece, room-by-room guide to transforming your home

Author: Elizabeth Mayhew
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.
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From the Publisher: In this fresh, fun, and unique book, design consultant and Today show lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew shares essential insider tips for making any space stylish and timeless in a snap. Forget expensive fixes or labor-intensive endeavors, Flip! for Decorating can show you how to redecorate with what you have on hand, or with the simple purchases you'll need to create the room of your dreams.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mayhew, Elizabeth (Elizabeth S.), 1968-
Flip! for decorating.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2009
(DLC) 2008055716
(OCoLC)233939448
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Mayhew
ISBN: 9780345541079 0345541073
OCLC Number: 809643557
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
1: Color --
No-fail wall and trim colors --
How to make a room appear larger --
When to use wallpaper instead of paint --
When to paint your home yourself and when to hire a pro --
Best paint colors available --
2: Windows --
How to choose the right treatment for your windows --
How to measure for curtains and shades --
How to make small windows appear larger --
How to choose the right hardware --
How to work with sewing professionals --
How to embellish store-bought shades and curtains --
3: Living Room --
How to choose a sofa that lasts --
How to pick chairs, coffee tables, occasional tables, and lighting --
How to lay out a room --
How to accessorize a room --
How to style a side table --
4: Dining Room --
How to mix furniture styles --
How to pick a table, dining chairs, lighting, and storage pieces --
How to use mirrors --
How to hang art --
How to create easy, long-lasting centerpieces --
5: Family Room --
How to make a room feel comfortable --
How to choose and mix fabrics --
How to store and organize media equipment --
How to style a bookcase --
6: Bedroom --
How to choose the right size and shape bed --
How to select a mattress and pillows --
How to pick bedside tables, lamps, chairs, and dressers --
How to keep whites white --
How to create more storage space --
How to make two rooms out of one --
How to make a bed --
Acknowledgments --
Resource guide.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Mayhew.

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From the Publisher: In this fresh, fun, and unique book, design consultant and Today show lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew shares essential insider tips for making any space stylish and timeless in a snap. Forget expensive fixes or labor-intensive endeavors, Flip! for Decorating can show you how to redecorate with what you have on hand, or with the simple purchases you'll need to create the room of your dreams. Flip through the upper right hand pages, and watch four rooms receive an instant makeover! Inside you'll discover: step-by-step instructions for decorating the four most commonly used rooms: living room, dining room, family room, and bedroom; the fundamentals of color, including no-fail wall and trim colors, when to use wallpaper instead of paint, and the facts on different paint finishes; the ways to treat a window, from Venetian blinds and Roman shades to simple curtains-and the secrets to making a window appear taller or wider; the art of picking the perfect sofa, chairs, tables, and lighting; strategies on how to prioritize your decorating decisions. Flip! for Decorating also features time-saving "reality checks," handy shopping tips, and easy and informative sidebars that will give you instant solutions if you're stumped, stymied, or need to add a quick jolt of style to virtually any room in your home. With this amazing, practical book, decorating is so easy you'll flip!

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