The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook

In the new series of The Great Interior Design Challenge, 27 talented amateur designers competed over 16 episodes, for a chance to win the coveted title. Presenter and architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff oversaw proceedings, ...

The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook

The way you design your home says just as much about you as the clothes you wear. This great new book is packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want, for a budget you can afford. Before you begin any kind of home-decorating project you need to make sure your canvas is in good order. We include a handy checklist of common problems to look out for and how to fix them - including cracks in walls, creaking stairs, damp patches, draughts, leaking roofs or blocked chimneys. Doing it yourself is fun and economical, so we include step-by-step instructions on how to achieve a variety of home improvements. Of course it is not always possible (or safe) to do everything yourself - sometimes the decision needs to be made: DIY or GSI (get someone in!)? Getting the builders in can be stressful, but we include plenty of advice on finding the best workmen for the job, and how best to brief them and keep to budget. Planning makes perfect - so we have plenty of useful information on making a moodboard, designing a room layout, choosing and using colour and pattern, deciding on wall finishes and treatments and making the most of your space. Your home should be perfectly suited to your lifestyle, so whether you are looking for a cool, calm oasis, a stylish minimalist haven for entertaining or a useful family space, this book is packed full of ideas and inspiration so that you can really make your house a home to be proud of.

More Books:

The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Tom Dyckhoff, Sophie Robinson, Daniel Hopwood
Categories: House & Home
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-08 - Publisher: Pavilion

The way you design your home says just as much about you as the clothes you wear. This great new book is packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want, for a budget you can afford. Before you begin any kind of home-decorating project you need
Becoming an Interior Designer
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Christine M. Piotrowski
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated
Materials and Interior Design
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Lorraine Farrelly, Rachael Brown
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The choice of materials is critical to the success of an interior. This book examines every aspect of the the use of materials in interior design, from initial concept and selection to visual representation and practical application. Following a brief introduction, the first five sections offer historical context and detailed
Public History
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Faye Sayer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The 2nd edition of Public History: A Practical Guide provides a fresh examination of history as practiced in its various worldly guises and contexts. It analyses the many skills that historians require in the practice of public history and looks at how a range of actors, including museums, archives, government
The Age of Spectacle
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Tom Dyckhoff
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-20 - Publisher: Random House

'A great storyteller . . . you would be hard pushed to find a more knowledgeable or entertaining [guide]' Icon 'Such an interesting book . . . I cannot recommend it enough.' Lauren Laverne In Dubai, a luxury apartment block is built in the shape of a giant iPod. In