Auteur: April Cornell
How to choose and combine colors to give any room a fresh look Color is one of the most effective ways to give new life to a home, but how do you know which shades will please you for years to come? Decorating with color and pattern can be fun and exciting when you follow the advice of accomplished designer April Cornell. She will explain how to determine which colors are most appealing to you and inspire you to introduce those hues into your decor. Once you know Cornell's professional secrets, you will feel confident and satisfied with your color choices.Taal: engels
April Cornell—owner of more than 110 boutiques in North America and proprietor of a successful whole-sale company—demystifies the process of choosing and combining colors for home decorating. Her quick and creative ideas will make it easy for anyone to achieve great results. "Being an artist doesn't mean you can draw; being an artist means you can see," writes Cornell. "And that is what this book is all about—being aware of color and bringing it into your life." Where do you find the inspiration for defining and developing your sense of style? Go outside for a walk and let nature guide your choice of color. You can also try to recall when color first made an impression on you. Was it the soft blue of your childhood bedroom, for example, or a brightly wrapped gift under the Christmas tree? Based on your responses, Cornell will explain how to build your personal color palette. This palette will include your own unique balance of light and dark tones and shades. Then, by working with prints, solids, and patterns in your favorite colors, you can add interest and style to a room. How do you turn inspiration into reality? Cornell offers fast and easy tips for bringing color into a home, including specific suggestions for paint shades that work well together. Setting a mood, evoking a time or place, and brightening a dark space are just some of the great ways color can transform a setting. In fact, adding small touches—like replacing a drab duvet cover with a vibrant new one—can greatly enhance your decor. Cornell even reveals how to entertain colorfully, by providing deco-rating tips for parties and other special occasions. Now it's time to enjoy the colors that surround you—in every room.