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On My Bookshelf: The Collected Home: Rooms with Style, Grace, and History

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Darryl Carter believes every home should reflect those who live there and his latest work gives step-by-step directions for making that happen. In nine sections, he uses his passion and experience to teach readers the basics of creating a beautiful, effortless, and uniquely true home.

In its 208 pages, Carter shares his world of rustic elegance. He places an emphasis on pre-planning a space so that every need is met and everything has a place. Throughout the book he offers how-to knowledge on everything from knocking down walls to moldings. This is the perfect book for anyone who is moving into a new home or wanting to finally get started on redecorating a well-loved space.

$45, Potter Style 

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Sunny skylights are framed by hanging window panes.

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The striking silhouette of this antique articulating Porter's chair is complemented by a handsome hunt table.

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Removing French doors in this rooms gave the space more light.

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Comments (5)

  • Happy Friday! Beautiful kitchen, I love the skylights. Sounds like a beautiful book.
    Have a great weekend!

    PS Our daughter is graduating next month in Graphic Communication Design from University of the Arts London (Chelsea College of Art and Design), they have an event starting tomorrow http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/event/chelsea-ba-show-2013/ so proud of her. I would love to share her official website with you http://www.nouriflayhan.com

  • Also love the skylights, but the dust on the hanging windowpanes would be a problem.

  • Rowaida, your daughter's website is really beautiful and inspiring! I was particulary touched by the story about the old house - so sad.

    Congratulations with her graduation! :)

  • Thank you Anette for the kind comment, it is so nice of you to have checked her website. We are so proud of her
    Best Wishes

  • LOVVVVVE is designer. Thanks

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