Creating a stylish yet fully functional living space can be a daunting task. After hours flicking through catalogues and wandering round showrooms for inspiration, one often finds that the most attractive looks appear too complicated and more importantly, too expensive to achieve in their own homes.
Now help is at hand with the Good Homes 101 series, four volumes packed with ideas from the Good Homes Magazine team that have guaranteed results and won't break the bank.
101 Ideas for Upstairs tackles the rooms in which we want to feel the most comfortable and luxurious- our bedrooms and bathrooms. So whether you are looking for a traditional feel or an ultra modern look, playing safe or going for broke, this pocket-sized book of inspiration has all the guidance you need and a guarantee that it all really works.
101 Ideas for Downstairs is filled to the brim with decorating, furnishing, flooring and lighting ideas for the most public rooms in the house- kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms. Every type of room has its own sub-section, illustrated with a full-colour photograph and offering a range of looks and style choices for the reader to interpret to suit their own taste.
101 Creative Touches contains money-can't-buy tricks that the professionals use to give a room real personality and style. With sections on pictures and mirrors, soft furnishings, accessories, vases and planters, lamps and candles and storage there is everything you need to make your room look truly fabulous.
Having fresh flowers in the house brings life and character to any room. 101 Ways with Flowers ensures that readers blooms look their very best, with advice on combining colours and shapes, creating unusual vases and containers, and tips on how to add your own individual touches to arrangements. There's even a section on how to care for flowers and extend their longevity to ensure your arrangements have a maximum impact.
With full-colour photographs, invaluable information on every aspect of decorating and styling and a directory of useful suppliers at the back, the Good Homes 101 Series has all you need to create the home you've always dreamed of.
About the author:
Julie Saville has over 17 years' experience writing on homestyle, furnishing and DIY. She has worked for a wide range of leading magazines including BBC Homes and Antiques and until July 2003 was editor of Good Homes , the magazine which makes modern home trends accessible and achievable. She is now concentrating on writing.
ISBN: 0563 52255 0 (Creative touches), 0563 52252 6 (Downstairs), 0563 52258 5 (Upstairs), 0563 52259 3 (Ways with flowers)
Price: £4.99 each