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Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design: Fearless, Fabulous Decorating

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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, the most popular and colorful personality on the Discovery Channel brings his proven Seven Layers of Design system to readers in a lively blend of design theory and hands-on advice for do-it-yourself projects. In this book, as on his pr ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Clarkson Potter (first published 2000)
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Like Apartment Therapy, Seven Layers of Design is a font of information for the design-challenged – but unlike any other design book I’ve ever seen, Christopher Lowell’s books really get to the heart of how difficult it can be to feel like you know what you’re doing with decorating. It’s like psychology for the housefashion-challenged!

Seven Layers focuses on the seven layers of design that Lowell has devised with the help of countless real people: paint & architecture, installed flooring, up
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Kathleen
Nov 04, 2012 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-decorating
Mr. Lowell has a fresh approach and I believe, has succeeded at communicating what FEW others have been able to do for us novices...in a very comprehensive manner. Perhaps from some of the well known...veteran Interior Designers standpoint..Lowell has over simplified...that I don't know and because of my own lack of decorating experience I cannot answer. The book thoroughly goes over each step he presents in such a way that one can be inspired and actually DO some of these things. Not to mention ...more
Jenny
Jan 18, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was delighted to receive Christopher's book for Christmas. It has broken down the design process into 7 layers. This books is meant to teach you how to decorate your home. It is a layering process that starts out with paint and architecture then ends with plants and lighting. For those who are not sure where to start decorating a room or how to pick a color. This is a great book to help you without having to hire someone to do it for you. Even though, I would love to be that person someday soo ...more
Camille Maio
Mar 17, 2012 Camille Maio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite part of this book made me realized that the ceiling is an additional wall - don't neglect it! As a Realtor, I now make special notice of what is done - and not done - to this forgotten space, and I often think of Christopher Lowell as I show homes.
Diane
Feb 10, 2014 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book so far. It's practical and really provides so much useful advice and realistic suggestions. I have no skill in this area and it provides a really helpful basis on what elements to incorporate to accomplish a decorative room.
Afton
Nov 22, 2009 Afton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, great ideas, but he's a little overly convinced on some principles that probably are good ideas, but not decorating failures in reality if you stray from them. But I love the guy and so I love this book.
Paul Groinus
Sep 19, 2014 Paul Groinus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginning decorators
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This is a great book for those of us that do not have a clue about home decorating.
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Lowell breaks down interior design in easy steps for the amateur to follow.
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