|Find out how to make the most of color in your American home with ideas for analyzing, selecting, and coordinating color schemes. Learn how differently light affects the colors you choose depending on where you live. Over 150 photographs of traditional and contemporary interiors. |
Author: Margaret Sabo Wills
176 pp., 9" x 10"
$19.95 (US) $25.95 (Canada)
Unlike the European-inspired decorating books, Color in the American Home is something different: a book that appeals to an Americanand a Canadianaesthetic. More than 150 gorgeous, four-color photographs of comfortable and stylish homes from Boston to San Francisco, Miami to Chicago, Washington D.C. to Victoria B.C. are included.
This easy-to-understand, nontechnical guide shows homeowners how to use color just like a professional interior designer. Readers learn how to analyze, select, and coordinate color schemes to make the most of their homes.
Color is a hot trend; in 1997, there was an explosion of feature articles and cover lines on the topic in all the top decorating magazines. Color in the American Home takes the fear out of using color around the house by offering easy-to-follow instructions peppered with lots of "insider" professional advice.
Tips from interior designers and color specialists provide the expert's view on creating special effects with color and foreseeing color trends.
Color in the American Home shows how to establish a room's character with the decorator's most personal, versatile, and evocative toolcolor. The book makes the case for the "power of the palette" with colors that are the essence of American style. America's many-layered history, diverse ethnic traditions, and lively regional differences offer a rich array of color choices for today's homeowner. Color in the American Home's easy-to-understand, nontechnical text will give homeowners the confidence to design with color in their own homes, plus it will inspire them with beautiful, full-page color photographs of interiors across the country.
AUTHOR BIO: Margaret Sabo Wills is a well-known writer, specializing in home design. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Womans Day Special Publications, Hearst Special Interest Publications, Country Living, Colonial Homes, Changing Homes, and Black Enterprise.