Barbara Mayer 1992

Dig into this perfect compendium of ideas, advice, and inspiration to uncover a wide range of historical and international design styles, all gorgeously illustrated with color photos. The home transformation begins with preliminary steps; from evaluating the space and coming up with a detailed floor plan to staying within a budget and setting priorities. Train your eye to recognize the elements that make a room special–scale, balance, rhythm, and harmony. Pore through suggestions on color; lighting; textiles for walls, ceilings, and furniture; and window treatments that frame outside views and let the sun shine in. Each page encourages innovative approaches for every room.