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Decorating the American Home

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Take a trip down memory lane with one of the top-selling decorating books in America.The "Better Homes and & Gardens" New Decorating Book is celebrating its 50th anniversary with Decorating the American Home.

Get hard-working advice with a twist of fun and nostalgia as key design principles are depicted over the past 50 years using images from the first editions of Bett
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Better Homes and Gardens Books (first published 2006)
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Aug 03, 2015 Louise rated it it was amazing
Well, this was a fun little decorating book. LOVED all the 1950's retro photos & advice. Of course, a lot of that advice (like how to effectively use color, types of window treatments, etc.) is basically timeless and still useful today. I also liked seeing little snippets from decorating books from the 1960's - early 2000's. The last part of the book is all about current stuff and examples of inspirational homes. I can't say I agree with all of the tips or like all of the examples, but most ...more
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I'm loving the 60s decor in the first half of this book.
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Better Homes and Gardens is the fourth best selling magazine in the United States. Better Homes and Gardens focuses on interests regarding homes, cooking, gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating, and entertaining. The magazine is published 12 times per year by the Meredith Corporation. It was founded in 1922 by Edwin Meredith, who had previously been the United States Secretary of ...more
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