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by Christopher Lowell

Category: Home Improvement and Design
Subcategory: Hobbies and Homemade
Author: Christopher Lowell
ISBN: 1400082706
ISBN13: 978-1400082704
Language: English
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (March 8, 2005)
Pages: 176
Fb2 eBook: 1543 kb
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Learn why you should never paint a ceiling white. Create fabulous fakes using paint and plywood. Increase the value of your home with architectural detail.

Each chapter of Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design walks you through room makeovers with dramatic before, during, and after photos, and solves a variety of design problems. In "Even the Kitchen Sink," Lowell works his magic within the constraints of existing walls and appliances, countertops, and cabinets. Christopher Lowell is the host of The Christopher Lowell Show (formerly Interior Motives), the most popular daytime show on the Discovery Channel. His eclectic background as an actor, artist, classical pianist, creative director, and teacher of interior design has given him both the skills and the authority of someone who's truly paid his creative dues.

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“If you can put together an outfit, you’re already overqualified to decorate a room,” believes Emmy Award–winning Christopher Lowell. Now he’s back with his proven Seven Layers of Design system to bring readers a lively blend of design theory and hands-on advice for fearless, fabulous decorating. Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design solves decorating dilemmas by encouraging readers to look at a room piece by piece, layer by layer, from the floor up. With his humor, wit, and charm, Lowell breaks down the Seven Layers of Design to lay the groundwork for simple, yet stunning, home design.Each chapter of Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design walks you through room makeovers with easy step-by-step projects; dramatic before, during, and after photographs; and useful sidebars that make decorating simple, fun, and rewarding.•Learn why you should never paint a ceiling white.•Create fabulous fakes using paint and plywood.•Increase the value of your home with architectural detail.
Comments to eBook Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design: Fearless, Fabulous Decorating
Cala
I love that Christopher Lowell is so logical. if you listen to his advice you won't end up spending your money on furnishings you regret buying later. Christopher will help you chose classics that will stand the test of time and make your home look amazing! Your friends will all wonder who your decorator is. You can tell them Christopher Lowell. I followed the advice in this book when refurnishing my home a few years back. I still get complimented every time someone new walks into my home.I bought this copy for my daughter to go by as she furnishes her first home. She was so afraid she would buy the wrong furniture and accessories and have to live with them for years. She has the majority of her home furnished now. She stuck to Christopher's advice and she says her friends are amazed by her decorating skills! She says Christopher's book is her secret for now!
Kekinos
Okay, so his taste and mine aren't even vaguely similar. That doesn't mean there aren't some great ideas in this book. I like how Mr. Lowell breaks everything down to a point where the decorating-impaired (such as myself) can handle a redecorating job. You don't have to do everything he says; choose what works for you.
I've been putting off redecorating for years, because I was paralyzed by all the decisions that have to be made. This book sets a starting point, and then the next place to work on, and so on, until you have a nicely decorated room. Yes, his taste is a bit over the top, but I can see the value in his approach.
If you're looking for absolutes, don't buy this book. If you're looking for a place from which to take off, this could be the book for you.
The Sphinx of Driz
I enjoy Christopher Lowell's television show, and found his book equally terrific! The advice about interviewing and working with an interior decorator is worth the cost of the book by itself. The projects are challenging but definitely add to your home's look without putting you in the poorhouse. The best thing about Christopher Lowell? He starts with *paint*. Paint is cheap, and can simply be painted over without incurring thousands in re-dos and "buying mistakes." Paint also makes a huge impact, and you don't have to change furniture or buy expensive accessories.
It's not brain surgery, but home decorating can reduce the most self-assured woman to a tearful wreck. This book can either be followed to the letter or used as a springboard to other decorating books and magazines. Christopher's breezy writing style and easily understood explanations make the most fearful home decorator ready to finally pick up that paintbrush and get busy!
Xellerlu
If you can only buy one book on decorating, this is the one. Mind you, I am writing this as a total neophyte decorator. I bought a fixer upper and had never decorated before in my life. Christopher seems to have taken all of the thought work out of decorating and left you with the fun. I especially love his recipe for picking colors. I've followed it for my living room, hallways and bedroom. They look absolutely fabulous. Doing that gave me enough confidence to venture further on my own with color and voila- I have a beautiful and happy house. Mind you I am still in the process, but so far he's been right on with everything he's said, from ceilings to floors.
Oh, and this is a totally FUN read. Not too wordy and definitely not boring. This is written by someone who has found his niche and LOVES it.
Chilele
This is the book of books as far as I am concerned. If you want to do anything, do it with this book as your template. Age of this book does not matter. He wrote a book for the ages. Came on book time. No problems.
Aria
Though much of the information contained in this book has already been shown on his show, I found it useful and worth the money. I found it helpful to use as a reference as I redecorated my living room, and wow, what a difference! His approach to decorating is completely different than the "decorate your home from one piece of fabric" approach, but I found Lowell's method far easier to execute successfully. Though it may not be the method most decorators are taught in school, IT WORKS, and it works for the layperson that has never taken a design class of any kind.
Rolorel
I love Christopher Lowell! His design concept and instructions on how to create your own is refreshing and enlightening. Who ever knew to view your ceiling as a blank canvas?! I followed his design and painted my ceiling the same as my 3 walls and used a coordinating accent color on the 4th wall for boldness and it looks great!
I have found Lowell's book to be a clear roadmap for decorating assistance. No matter what style or colors you choose, his approach to helping you make interior design decisions is easy to follow and gives you confidence. He lays out a logical sequence of "layers" to attack, and helps you bring everything together into a beautiful, cohesive whole. With Lowell's assistance, our white walls of 7 years are now full of color. He encouraged us to experiment and provided much needed direction.
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