$500 Room Makeovers [book of the week]

April 11, 2006

I love books, especially design books. There are so many that I’d like to share with you that I thought it would be nice to start featuring a book of the week for decor8 readers to check out. The book cover will appear in the left column, simply click on the image for more information from amazon.com, where I purchase most of my books. Amazon offers great prices on new and gently used copies, they ship worldwide, and orders arrive quickly.

If you have any book suggestions, please email me. I’m looking for good books relating to architecture and design, as well as DIY books relating to home design, great coffee table books, and your personal favorites.

Books will update on Monday. :)


  • Reply BohemianD April 12, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    I have such fond memories of sitting in the isles at Barnes and Noble surrounded by piles of decorating books, each one more delicious than the next and wishing I could bring every one of them home with me. Now I’m also an Amazon addict and the piles of books litter my home, tempting me to pick them up and make my final decisons on SOME room of my house. Deciding between them is the hardest part. But your idea the other day of snipping out ideas of magazines and putting them together is excellent. I have a version of that myself. Only I use plastic page covers and insert the pages into them as they are ripped out of whatever magazine i’ve been reading.

    Here are the three latest decorating books I’ve been into.
    “Home Cheap Home – A room by room guide to great decorating” by Budget Living. Full of funky furniture recreations. My favorite featured a table by Ikea that was given to four designers to personalize. When each was done, it was barely recognizable as the same table. SO CREATIVE. LOVE IT!
    Second, “Found Style -Vintage Ideas for Modern Lilving” by David and Amy Butler. (the name says it all). Third is “3 Ingredient Decorating” by Better Homes and Gardens. Another FAVORITE because it shows you a fabulous room and then breaks in down into its basic elements (color, texture, shapes, etc.) so that you can get a similar look without trying to imitate it item for item.
    Hope you like them as much as I do!

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