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Space and light : how to maximize the potential of your home

Author: Katherine Sorrell
Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elements covers those key points of interior design that affect space and light in the home (colour, pattern, and texture, storage, furniture, mirror and glass, windows, and lighting), and takes a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Sorrell
ISBN: 1845330161 9781845330163
OCLC Number: 57574900
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: P6 Introduction; 8 Elements; 10 Colour, pattern, and texture; How and why colours affect the look of a room; ways to use paint cleverly to make your home seem bigger and brighter; different types of paint; why texture is the new colour; how pattern can create visual clutter; how to mix-and-match plains, stripes, checks, and patterns to create the illusion of space and light; 22 Storage; Getting rid of clutter to bring space into your home; how to recycle, sell, or otherwise dispose of clutter, and where to put what's left over; practical, good-looking ideas for organization and storage of all kinds; 32 Furniture; Re-arranging the furniture to create clearer floor areas; choosing furniture that helps create space and makes your home feel lighter and brighter; 38 Mirror and glass; Clever tricks with mirrors to double the effect of space; how glass brings light into your life; replacing solid cupboard doors with glass ones or adding glass panels into doors; 46 Windows; Why the wrong window treatment can actually make a room seem darker than necessary, and how to get it right; introducing blinds, sliding panels, screens, and pretty-but-minimal curtains; 58 Lighting; The importance of natural and artificial light in the home; how to design and implement schemes for each room in order to create the right mood at the right time; 66 Ideas For Living; Living Rooms; Kitchens; Bedrooms; Bathrooms; Home offices; Outside; 114 Real Homes; A carefully selected group of case studies that show a range of styles and size of home, each with its own particular problems; 140 Resources; 142 Index; 144 Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Katherine Sorrell.
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