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  • Published: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448118182
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

Grand Illusions - New Decorating

Techniques, Ideas and Inspiration for Creating a Look - Mediterranean, Scandinavian, Natural, Eastern


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A practical decorating book packed with quick, clever ideas for creating different styles for the home.

NEW DECORATING is an exciting colour - and theme-based practical decorating book. Nick Ronald and David Roberts of Grand Illusions have turned their attention to four corners of the globe where landscape, colour and local materials dictate a diverse and inspirational form of decorating. The book is crammed with ingenious ideas and step-by-step instructions for capturing the spirit of the Mediterrean, the East, Scandinavia and Natural Simplicity in your own home. Each chapter focuses on a different decorating style as seen in the use of colour and other materials in various locations and opens with a section on Essential Elements, pinpointing the key features of a style. There are ideas and projects for furniture, fabric, walls, floors and accessories, so that the whole essence of a look can be captured, and more than 40 projects range in scope from a simple Scandinavian painted corner cupboard to an Eastern wirework candle sconce. Each chapter also includes a section on painting in the style of. . . , which includes wall treatments, as well as motifs and images.

  • Pub date: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448118182
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the Authors

Nick Ronald

Nick Ronald and David Roberts are now firmly established names in the decorating world. They opened their first Grand Illusions shop in St Margaret's, Twickenham, in 1987. An inspirational home furnishings and accessories store, Grand Illusions brings innovative home ideas to an appreciative audience. As well as the shops in St Margarets, there are now two sister shops in Richmond and Bath plus two thriving mail-order catalogues, Maison and Maison Bis. Nick and David also run highly successful paint techniques courses and their ideas are featured regularly in magazines and on television, including BBC's Home Front. Their first book, Grand Illusions, was published in 1996 with Grand Illusions New Decorating following in 1998. Nick and David have recently moved to the country where they are renovating an eighteenth-century house.

David Roberts

Nick Ronald and David Roberts are now firmly established names in the decorating world. They opened their first Grand Illusions shop in St Margaret's, Twickenham, in 1987. An inspirational home furnishings and accessories store, Grand Illusions brings innovative home ideas to an appreciative audience. As well as the shops in St Margarets, there are now two sister shops in Richmond and Bath plus two thriving mail-order catalogues, Maison and Maison Bis. Nick and David also run highly successful paint techniques courses and their ideas are featured regularly in magazines and on television, including BBC's Home Front. Their first book, Grand Illusions, was published in 1996 with Grand Illusions New Decorating following in 1998. Nick and David have recently moved to the country where they are renovating an eighteenth-century house.


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