Christopher Lowell's If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!
Dream Decor on A BudgetBook - 2002
Emmy award-winning author Christopher Lowell is back with his second groundbreaking book, ready to inspire his millions of fans with hundreds of ideas that can transform their homes--and their lives. With his first book,Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design, Lowell introduced design basics layer by layer, demystifying and reassuring the first-time home decorator. Now he takes the process one step further, encouraging readers to discover their own hearts' desires so they can turn their dreams into unique realities. Taking us by the hand, Lowell starts with his own experiences of self-discovery as a guide for the dreaming process. Next he provides a questionnaire that helps you identify your own sources of pleasure and fulfillment. Finally, he illustrates the process with exciting design projects built on particular themes. The longing to entertain friends in a cozy cocktail room transforms an awkward space into a "Martini Lounge"; dreams of living by the seashore become "Coastal Living"; the desire for travel and theatrical surroundings informs "Moroccan Mystique"; and a nostalgia for the mid-twentieth century finds its creative expression in "Retro Chic." Each of these imaginative rooms not only expresses the creative spirit, but also feeds the soul. As Lowell explains it, no matter what your budget, no matter what your talents, if you begin to understand the relationship between the interior of your mind and the interior of your home, you can create beauty in both. The sense of satisfaction promised by a home that you yourself decorated is not beyond your reach or your budget, if you follow the simple steps of America's favorite design guru.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2002
Branch Call Number: ANF 747 LOW
Characteristics: 175 p. : col.ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: If you can dream it, you can do it!