House Beautiful Decorating With Books : Use Your Library To Enhance Your Decor (Hardcover)

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From "House Beautiful "comes a worthy addition to any decorator's library--a stylish guide on making books a part of your home dé cor.
 
Opening the pages of a book can instantly carry you off to another world. But did you realize that, open or closed, books can also make your real world--your home--more fabulous? As legendary designer Billy Baldwin pointed out, they're “ the best decoration, ” capable of bringing incredible warmth, color, and character to a room. From grand bookcases in home libraries to casual stacks artfully arrayed on chairs, "House Beautiful "presents countless eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging your hardcovers, paperbacks, encyclopedias, and even valuable first editions. Useful tips shed light on how to organize a large collection; situate bookcases in the room for the best effect; and make the most of books' appealing visual and tactile qualities. From traditional interpretations to contemporary visions--such as putting a book on a pedestal as an "objet d'art"--these concepts write a new page in design.
"A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club."

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Publisher Sterling Pub Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781588164933
SKU 202158088
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1588164934
Release Date 6/1/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 8.75L x 0.75T
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Editors Note A book lover's guide to home decorating presents dozens of eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging one's volumes, accompanied by helpful suggestions on how to organize a large collection, situate bookcases in a room for the best effect, make the most of books' visual and tactile qualities, and create the perfect home library in a range of styles.
Editors Note 1 From House Beautiful comes a worthy addition to any decorator's library--a stylish guide on making books a part of your home décor. Opening the pages of a book can instantly carry you off to another world. But did you realize that, open or closed, books can also make your real world--your home--more fabulous? As legendary designer Billy Baldwin pointed out, they're “the best decoration,” capable of bringing incredible warmth, color, and character to a room. From grand bookcases in home libraries to casual stacks artfully arrayed on chairs, House Beautiful presents countless eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging your hardcovers, paperbacks, encyclopedias, and even valuable first editions. Useful tips shed light on how to organize a large collection; situate bookcases in the room for the best effect; and make the most of books' appealing visual and tactile qualities. From traditional interpretations to contemporary visions--such as putting a book on a pedestal as an objet d'art--these concepts write a new page in design.|A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0143
Publisher Hearst Communications

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