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Color Pallette Primer

Color Pallette Primer

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An ingenious and foolproof guide to decorating with color by one of America's foremost color and interior design experts.
Color is the backbone of decorating and comes into play in nearly every decorating decision. But decorating with color can be intimidating, even for professionals. There are so many decisions to be made--about wall colors and window treatments, sofas and throw pillows, floor stains and rugs, bathroom tiles and towels, even the colors of a flower bed. The result is that many of us--designers included--fall back on boring but safe shades of whites and neutrals. Joann Eckstut, one of America's foremost experts on color, has devised a system for choosing the most harmonious color combinations in "The Color Palette Primer," featuring more than 800 error-proof palettes.
Each page focuses on a single dominant color, with three distinct palettes that contain the dominant color alongside an accent color and a neutral secondary color. This system allows readers to locate the one color they know they'd like to use (or that they're stuck with!) and see three very different uses for that color. Instead of photographs, which date quickly, there are eight iconic line drawings throughout showing vignettes of rooms (upholstery, window treatments, walls and moldings, etc.) and how the given palettes look in these contexts. All of the colors correspond to paints that are available nationally.
For everyone intrigued by the endless possibilities of color, but fearful of creating a decorating fiasco, this is "the" foolproof solution.
In "The Color Palette Primer," you'll find perfect color combinations for every situation--whether you're starting from scratch orcoordinating with existing colors. You'll need this book if you are:
- Painting your house--inside or out
- Buying or reupholstering furniture
- Renovating a kitchen or bathroom
- Adding decorative accents--from lampshades to throw pillows
- Buying new bedding
- Planning a flower bed
- Choosing bath towels
- Picking out a carpet or rug
- Staining your floors
- Adding window treatments
- Deciding on a new china pattern or table linens
- And much, much more!
Every color in this book corresponds to a paint color from a national brand. At the end of each section, you will find a page identifying the paints by brand. Here is the key to the brands:
- BM-CC Benjamin Moore Color Classics
- BM-CP Benjamin Moore Color Preview
- GL Glidden
- PL Pratt & Lambert
- RLP Ralph Lauren Paint
- SWC Sherwin Williams Color
- SWCA Sherwin Williams Color Preview
- SW-MS Sherwin Williams-Martha Stewart
Color Viewer
This neutral gray viewer allows you to see a palette on its own without the influence of the other palettes on the page or the white of the page around it. Once you find a palette you like, all you need to do is to place the viewer on the chosen palette so that it blocks out the white space around it.
Colorful Dry Garden

Colorful Dry Garden

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A design-focused, easy-to-use guide to colorful, eye-catching foliage and flowers for your whole yard, from the ground plane to the canopy, for homeowners and landscapers faced with replacing thirsty gardens in California and other dry regions in the Western US.

If readers must reluctantly remove water-guzzling favorites from the garden, they need equally beautiful substitutes! This book is a visual treat that supports the transition to dry gardening by proving that gardeners can have all the gorgeous color and flowers they had in the past using just a fraction of the water.

Maureen Gilmer provides chapters on design categories of plants--flowering shrubs, the ground plain, eye-catching accents, ephemeral flowers, perennials for color, animated plants and fine textures, canopy, and edibles--with profiles for each plant plus background info and top picks lists.

The Colorful Dry Garden is unique because it features only bold plants that are also heavy bloomers despite heat and limited water. It also features more than just Western native plants by including varieties from the world's driest climates.

Colors For Your Every Mood

Colors For Your Every Mood

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America's leading color expert shows how to choose the right color combinations for all your rooms based on Color Moods from your own personality, nature, and travel. Most decorating books start out telling readers how to achieve someone else's notion of how a room should look. This book is different. It helps you determine how you want yourself, your family, and your friends to feel when entering each room in your home. It combines psychology with a practical how-to and reveals which colors and color combinations will achieve the feeling and personal style you want to project in each room.
Comic Book Guide to Growing Food: Step-By-Step Vegetable Gardening for Everyone

Comic Book Guide to Growing Food: Step-By-Step Vegetable Gardening for Everyone

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The first graphic novel guide to growing a successful raised bed vegetable garden, from planning, prepping, and planting, to troubleshooting, care, and harvesting.

"A fun read packed with practical advice, it's the perfect resource for new gardeners, guiding you through every step to plant, grow, and harvest a thriving and productive food garden."--Joe Lamp'l, founder and creator of the Online Gardening Academy

Like having your own personal gardening mentor at your side, The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food is the story of Mia, an eager young professional who wants to grow her own vegetables but doesn't know where to start, and George, her retired neighbor who loves gardening and walks her through each step of the process. Throughout the book, cheat sheets sum up George's key facts and techniques, providing a handy quick reference for anyone starting their first vegetable garden, including how to find the best location, which vegetables are easiest to grow, how to pick out the healthiest plants at the store, when (and when not) to water, how to protect your plants from pests, and what to do with extra produce if you grow too much.

If you are a visual learner, beginning gardener, looking for something new, or have struggled to grow vegetables in the past, you'll find this unique illustrated format ideal because many gardening concepts--from proper planting techniques to building raised beds--are easier to grasp when presented visually, step by step. Easy and entertaining, The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food makes homegrown vegetables fun and achievable.

Compendium Of Interior Styles

Compendium Of Interior Styles

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Aside from fashion, the most immediate extension of the human body is the decor with which we surround ourselves. This book explores the relationship between interior architecture and interior life, between the mental and the ornamental. Taking readers inside some of the most beautiful houses in the world, subjects range from the medieval era to the 20th century, covering design from the Belle epoque era to contemporary aesthetics.
Complete Bathroom Design: 30 Floor Plans, Plus Fixtures, Surfaces, and Storage

Complete Bathroom Design: 30 Floor Plans, Plus Fixtures, Surfaces, and Storage

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This is the book for anyone installing, updating or renovating a bathroom at home. Complete Bathroom Design showcases a wide-range of bathroom designs, from exacting floor plans down to the little details such as built storage and digitally controlled thermal shower jets. Useful for both the do-it-yourselfer and the homeowner who wants to give clear directions for an architect or a builder, this practical and visual guide covers everything from antique fixtures, to modern luxuries, to high-tech touches. It provides a full range of styles and options, detailed resource listings, and sidebars to help consumers with their decision-making. Inside Complete Bathroom Design readers will find 30 bathroom profiles, each including floor plans, overview of fixtures, tiling, floors, and features. There are insights from the architects and interior designers, designer tips, and product information on everything from surface treatments to spa features. There's also an extensive product resource directory.
Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Complete Compost Gardening Guide

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Develop mature compost right in your garden. Barbara Pleasant and Deborah Martin explain their six-way compost gardening system in this informative guide that will have you rethinking how you create and use your compost. With your plants and compost living together from the beginning, your garden will become a nourishing and organic environment that encourages growth and sustainability. You'll also find that the enriched soil requires less tending, weeding, and mulching, so you can do less back-breaking work for the same lush, beautiful results.
Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Complete Compost Gardening Guide

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Develop mature compost right in your garden. Barbara Pleasant and Deborah Martin explain their six-way compost gardening system in this informative guide that will have you rethinking how you create and use your compost. With your plants and compost living together from the beginning, your garden will become a nourishing and organic environment that encourages growth and sustainability. You'll also find that the enriched soil requires less tending, weeding, and mulching, so you can do less back-breaking work for the same lush, beautiful results.
Complete Gardeners Guide

Complete Gardeners Guide

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A one-stop treasure trove from the RHS that covers every aspect of gardening, from planning and planting to growing and care.

Choose plants that will thrive in your space.
Design a border for year-round color.
Grasp different pruning techniques.
Discover how to protect your veg patch from pests.
Make the best compost.

Delve into this concise, practical encyclopedia to find all the ideas and advice you need to create a spectacular, thriving garden.

Complete Gardeners Guide

Complete Gardeners Guide

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Containing all the practical techniques, inspirational ideas, and problem-solving advice you need to make and maintain a garden of any size, The Complete Gardener's Guide is a new, one-stop manual for both beginner and more experienced gardeners.

More than 1,000 photographs illustrate every aspect of practical gardening -- from basic techniques and simple tools to get started, to planning and design advise to help you create the garden you want -- and DK's unrivaled integration of text and pictures means that you can instantly see, as well as learn, what to do.

Complete Guide To Furniture Styles

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Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

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It's a whole new world of houseplants, so make yourself at home in it! If you love the idea of keeping houseplants, but struggle to care for them, you'll find solace and invaluable advice in this comprehensive guide from expert gardener Barbara Pleasant. Even experienced houseplant enthusiasts will benefit from Pleasant's expansive knowledge of indoor gardening, which includes personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties. Create a greener world, one houseplant at a time.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Home Repair and Maintenance

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Go beyond duct tape.
This guide goes step-by-step through the most common repairs around the house, saving the reader a bundle on expensive subcontractors. After a brief tutorial on tools and safety, the guide plunges into relatively simple interior and exterior repairs to windows, doors, floors, tile, drywall/plaster, molding, painting, steps and decks, electricity, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and siding.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crochet

Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crochet

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A best-selling guide that gets readers hooked!
"Now with gorgeous color photos!"
" The knowledge you will gain from reading and using this book will bring you great satisfaction. " Nancy J. Thomas, editorial director of Lion Brand Yarn Company; co- author of "Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book"; and former editor of "Knitter s Magazine, Vogue Knitting," and "Family Circle Easy Knitting"
Updated and completely revised, this guide has been a bestseller ever since its first publication. Plus, it s the only book to include knitting "and" crocheting, with both comprehensive instructions and exciting patterns. Readers will get:
A 32-page, full-color section featuring finished projects
Goof-proof instructions to get them knitting and crocheting in no time
Expert advice on how to correct common knitting gaffes
Terrific tips that will help them decipher knitting and crocheting patterns
Easy ways to check their gauge and what to do when it doesn t match the pattern"

Complete Idiot's Guide to Simple Home Repair

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How many readers does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one a] if he or she is armed with this book! Rather than focus on the big projects that most homeowners would wisely leave to professionals, it concentrates on the common repairs that everyone encounters and anyone can doawith the right instructionaincluding repairing holes and dents in drywall; fixing popped nails in walls; checking and replacing fuses; unclogging drains; replacing light fixtures; fixing squeaky floors; repairing cracked tile and damaged carpet; replacing screens; screening gutters; and much more.
aContains 250 to 300 step-by-step illustrations
Complete Idiots Guide to Urban Homesteading

Complete Idiots Guide to Urban Homesteading

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How to save money, time, and the environment-on the urban frontier.
With "The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Urban Homesteading" anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly-and save money and time-in any urban environment. Expert urban homesteader Sundari Elizabeth Kraft shares her hands-on knowledge of: growing organic foods and preserving them; composting; raising small livestock and chickens; generating electricity and biofuels; and other ways to cut costs and live green. This book has all the information required to become a successful urban homesteader in any city.
Practical advice on everything from composting to clean energy.
Sundari Elizabeth Kraft is an expert in urban homesteading."
Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs

Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs

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This beautifully illustrated complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants--from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing--including their health benefits.

This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants--from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing--including their health benefits. Now you can discover the joy and pleasure of growing your own herbs--for spicing up meals, creating crafts, treating ailments, and more. In this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated herbal guide you'll find information on their history, cultivation, propagation, and harvesting, along with a wealth of great ideas for using herbs everyday in a variety of ways.

This guide unravels the mysteries of these versatile plants, with savvy tips and simple formulas for maximizing their powers. Did you know?

- Mint can repel ants, flies, mice, and moths

- Garlic can seriously lower cholesterol

- Chives, fennel, tarragon, thyme, oregano, and winter savory are perennials

- Rosemary was used in the Middle Ages for its tranquilizing effects, and it is still a digestion aid

Known for alleviating common ailments, herbs are an ancient natural wonder--herbs are hotter than ever. Extremely informative and fascinating, this book will help you find which herb can treat various complaints. Throughout the guide are instructions for bursting-with-flavor recipes, health-care products, decorative craft ideas, insect repellents, cosmetics, cleaning agents, and much more.

Complete Language of Flowers

Complete Language of Flowers

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The Complete Language of Flowers is a comprehensive encyclopedia providing the meanings, powers, facts, and folklore for over 1,001 flower species.

Along with a beautiful visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's scientific and common names, characteristics, and historic meanings and powers from mythology, medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry.

For centuries, symbolic flower meanings have fascinated readers, writers, poets, and suddenly smitten couples alike. Extremely popular during the Victorian era, these floriographies flourished and versed the public on the hidden meaning of popular flowers such as:

  • Purple Tulip--Eternal love
  • Amaryllis--Adventurousness; Enthusiasm; Passion
  • Daisy--Beauty and innocence; Cheer; Childlike playfulness
  • Sunflower--Ambition; Constancy; Devotion
  • Together with stunning full-color illustrations and two indexes, one for searching by common flower name and the other organized by meaning, this beautiful reference is a must-have for gardeners, florists, and flower enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to arrange the perfectly bespoken wedding bouquet or to understand what the yellow rose you just received from an admirer means (friendship), this updated floriography is a visual delight.

    Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including birthday astrology, dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, and the stories behind signs and symbols.