My Name Isn't Martha But I Can Decorate My Home: The Real Person's Guide to Creating a Beautiful Home Easily and Affordably
My Name Isn't Martha But I Can Decorate My Home The Real Person's Guide to Creating a Beautiful Home Easily and Affordably Author:Sharon Hanby-Robie Simple, straightforward & savvy -- these are the watchwords of this professional, no-nonsense, A-to-Z book on affordable home decorating that will help you achieve the same finesse you get when you follow Martha Stewart's advice -- without breaking the bank. Whether you're buying a sofa, painting an apartment, or doing a complete mak... more »eover of your home, interior designer Sharon Hanby-Robie will show you, step-by-step how to create a living space you'll love.« less
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Full of helpful ideas and covers subjects like; Questions to ask when buying furniture; Sharon's "Ink Blot" style taste test; Shopping strategies for any size budget; Measuring and installing tips; Getting fair labor costs; Helpful hints about furniture, Construction; Finishes; and much, much more. Simple, straight forward and savy-these are the watchwords of this professional no-nonesense, A to Z book on affordable home decorating that will help you achieve the same finesse you get when you follow Martha Stewart's adive - without breaking the bank. Sharon Hanby-Robie will show you, step-by-step how to creat a living space you will love.
This is one of my favorite interior decorating books and one of the few I will keep on my bookshelf. The author discusses the pros and cons of various decorating choices, such as how much money to spend on a piece of furniture and what you get for the amount you choose to spend. She goes into a lot of detail about quality that almost every amateur decorating book skips over. I have taken several college classes in interior design and I think that this is one of the few books that covers the subject realistically.
This is a 'easy-to-read workbook' filled with practical advice and 'designer-tested' tips. I found that by following this useful information, you can have a beatifully decorated home without spending a great deal of money. this is a great source of information for those of us who are 'do-it-yourselves!'
I thought this would be a decorating idea book, but it's more about measuring and arranging and buying. If I were a decorator OR in the throes of home dec projects, I would find this an invaluable guide.