A Good House Is Never Done

A Good House Is Never Done

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A guide to interior decorating explains how homes can evolve and change according to periods in a lifetime and presents techniques organized into six sections, including sleeping, bathing, working, cooking, dining, and playing. 20,000 first printing.

Book News
Designers and homeowners will find many ideas for decorating each room of the house in this volume by Wheatman (he owns a design firm in San Francisco). The color photos that are the book's focus depict views of the rooms and appurtenances. Captions discuss the reasons behind the various design solutions. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Red Wheel/Weiser
In Meditations on Design, best-selling author and San Francisco-based interior designer John Wheatman introduced one of his favorite themes: "A good house is never done." Now, he explores this theme in depth and shows readers how to work with their homes as living spaces that change and evolve as their own lives do.

A Good House Is Never Done is organized around the six main activities most of us do in our homes: Sleeping, Dining, Playing, Bathing, Cooking, and Working. For each of these broad topics, the author shares a wealth of design ideas, both abstract and practical, that will guide readers toward creating living spaces that are functional as well as beautiful.

With his refreshingly irreverent attitude toward design "rules," John Wheatman invites readers to reject the conventional concepts of "living room," "dining room," "kitchen," "bedroom," "bathroom," and "study." Rather than divide your home into confining and static boxes, he advises, dare to think of your life and the way you live it in expansive terms. Design flexible living spaces that accommodate your dreams and not just your life circumstances or income. Gorgeous, practical, inspirational.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Conari Press, 2002
ISBN: 9781573247177
1573247170
Branch Call Number: 747 WHEAT
Characteristics: 151 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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