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THE SEVENTEEN BOOK OF DECORATING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The editors of Seventeen have successfully undertaken to present a complete, detailed guide to the art of decorating, and the briefest glance will convince the doubter at an art it is! To begin, the novice must first discern her decorating personality. eye-catching text uses diagrams and questionnaires to help the decorator find her style, colors, fabrics and to develop originality. The chapter on furniture styles outlines each riod in terms of the chair, the house and the time from Louis XI Roccoco to Contemporary American. Questions and answers on special problem rooms provide decorating tips on ling with the attic room, jutting walls, window problems, etc. We examine fabrics, the sides of a mattress, lamps and furniture. Shopping is also an art and ideas on how to approach what might be a gruelling task are very helpful. Crowded with information and suggestions, and happily lacking in dogma, this book should be used as a reference guide for y young woman planning to decorate an apartment, a room, a wall or even a window. This also to be used by the college girl or the bride-to-be.

Pub Date: Jan. 26th, 1960
Publisher: McKay