Book Reviews of The New Decorator's Handbook

The New Decorator's Handbook
The New Decorator's Handbook
Author: Jocasta Innes
ISBN-13: 9780062701435
ISBN-10: 0062701436
Publication Date: 2/1996
Pages: 192
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

2 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The New Decorator's Handbook on + 552 more book reviews
From Our Editors
From the acclaimed author of Paint Magic, this invaluable resource for do-it-yourself decorating shows you how to magically transform walls, floors, and furniture with glorious colors and remarkable paint effects. Using a room-by-room approach, the author outlines each phase in easy-to-follow text and full-color photos and line drawings.

From the Publisher
Jocasta Innes's The New Decorator's Handbook is the complete guide to decorating your home by magically transforming walls, floors, and furniture with glorious colors and the remarkable paint effects for which the author is celebrated. In her room-by-room approach, Innes leads readers by the hand through each important phase of home decoration, from the important early stages of assessing the rooms, choosing the right tools, estimating costs, and prioritizing tasks to the exciting stage of decorating itself. Such straightforward techniques as creating a Scandinavian checkered pattern over old floorboards, applying gloss to a fireplace, transforming iron garden ware into stylish furniture, and replacing old wallpaper with simple stenciling are clearly illustrated with four-color line art, atmospheric photographs, and Innes's sensible instructions. As lovely and inspirational as it is practical and easy to use, The New Decorator's Handbook is an invaluable resource for all do-it-yourself home decorators.

From The Critics
BookList
In this addition to how-to collections, Innes wavers between proffering advice on designs and offering craft instructions, eventually settling for before-and-after photographs and details for creating 16 projects in four rooms. Her patterns and ideas have no parallel; color-wash stripes hide walls of uneven countenance, frosted window panes add drama in the bathroom, and faux paneling transforms ordinary cabinets into chic storage.
reviewed The New Decorator's Handbook on + 30 more book reviews
Another fabulous Jocasta Innes decorating handbook - complete, step-by-step instructions to "tranform walls, floors and furniture with the remarkable paint effects for wihci the author is celebrated".