Publisher description for 101 Things I Hate About Your House : A Premier Designer Takes You on a Room-by-Room Tour to Transform Your Home from Faux Pas to Fabulous / James Swan with Carol Beggy ; Illustrated by Stanley A. Meyer.


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Decorating mistakes are common, but what's rare is finding someone who is honest enough to take us room by room through our own homes and tell us what we've done wrong. After eighteen years of working at the highest echelons of the design industry, nationally known interior designer James Swan has observed virtually every mistake, and now offers a guidebook for every home that eschews the traditional design-tome format.

In 101 Things I Hate About Your House, Swan sets out on a path uncharted by traditional design books and television shows, and offers, for the cost of a chrome bathrobe hook, the opportunity for readers on any budget to add thousands of dollars of value to their homes while enhancing their quality of life. A featured design partner with Ballard Designs, which is releasing a line of Swan's custom-designed furniture in early 2011, Swan has partnered with veteran journalist Carol Beggy and award-winning set designer Stanley A. Meyer to create a dazzlingly illustrated road map for navigating the subjective world of home design and decoration, room by room, subject by subject.

An entertaining read that recaps examples of real-world, common mishaps, 101 Things I Hate About Your House is a source of laughter that delivers practical solutions (regardless of income, size, style, or location) to maximize a reader's investment while minimizing expensive disasters.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
House furnishings.
Interior decoration.
Hospitality.