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by Dorothy Draper

  • Author: Dorothy Draper
  • ISBN: 0977787516
  • ISBN13: 978-0977787517
  • ePub: 1842 kb | FB2: 1353 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Home Improvement & Design
  • Publisher: Shannongrove Press, Inc.; 1st Pointed Leaf Press, LLC. Ed edition (January 16, 2007)
  • Pages: 274
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 167
  • Format: txt lit lrf txt
Decorating Is Fun!: How to be Your Own Decorator ePub download

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Amazingly, the book which was originally published in 1939 on the eve of World War II, is still practical, amusing, and inspirational.

Every page reflects her understanding of space, light and perfection!!! This isa great read for the design professional as well as the casual reader. Her life story and her work are inseperable - she loved beautiful things and had an un-erring eye for the dramatic. In the Pink: Dorothy Draper -America's Most Fabulous Decorator" is a visual treat as much as it is a fun read!

How to be Your Own Decorator.

How to be Your Own Decorator. ), and how to throw a. dinner party-1940s style.

Dorothy Draper was an American real estate stylist and interior decorator. She was the director of the Studio of Architecture, Building, and Furnishing of Good Housekeeping magazine from 1941 to 1946.

Both books highlight the style that made Dorothy Draper an American legend.

She was forever filling hotels and resorts around the world with floral chintzes for curtains, bed skirts, lobby upholstery, and table covers. Both books highlight the style that made Dorothy Draper an American legend. Dorothy Draper Style for Your Home.

Find sources: "Dorothy Draper" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (December 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template . New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1939.

Find sources: "Dorothy Draper" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (December 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Dorothy Draper in 1942. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1965.

Amazingly, the book is still practical, amusing and inspirational. Draper's earnest enthusiasm feels fresh and contemporary

Many of their articles and books are hard to find and out of print - until now.

Friday, March 25, 2005. A Very Short Biography of Dorothy Draper. Dorothy Draper (nee Dorothy Tuckerman) was born in Tuxedo Park, NY in 1889, an old-money town north of the city

This is a book about how to have a good time decorating. - Dorothy Draper After being out of print for more than sixty years, Decorating Is Fun! is finally being reissued with its original illustrations. Amazingly, the book which was originally published in 1939 on the eve of World War II, is still practical, amusing, and inspirational. Draper's earnest enthusiasm feels fresh and contemporary. She believed that though there were troubles in the world, one's home should be a refuge, a cheerful place for entertaining one's friends and a colourful and comfortable shelter from the storm. Decorating Is Fun! is also a serious book about decorating that does not take itself too seriously.
Berenn
Ditto to what the other 5-star reviewers say here, but I want to add: the book itself is beautiful. The pages are good, thick paper so the book has a pleasant weight in your hand. The endpapers are blue & white stripes to match the cover and the page edges are stained blue. The type is lovely--pretty font, dark and clear. I'm someone who's perfectly happy reading a cheap paperback with the pages coming unglued. I bought the book because I wanted this particular book after reading about Dorothy Draper. I want you to know that so you understand--I'm surprised at how pleased I am by the attractiveness of the book itself. The cost of the book is the cost of its quality, inside and out.
Ynneig
This is a most interesting read. As other reviewers have written, it is
1) a humorous read
2) a source of timeless advice
3) could be improved upon by colored pictures
4) will make you a fan of the late designer if you aren't already.

I personally know little about interior design so I found many of her suggestions and explanations compelling (even though I won't be chintzing, striping, ruffling or letheretting anything.

Her numerous references to terms, fabrics (glass curtains) or architectural features I had to look up. It's fascinating how language changes over time.

On studios, Ms. Draper advises: "...the more closets, poke holes, and glory holes you can devise, the happier you will be."

Some of the color schemes and fabrics seemed righteously wackadoodle, however upon several internet searches for word references or in 40's interior design, yielded splendid visuals of the motifs she described.

Also for such an influential woman, it was so refreshing to read her advice and sense that she really understood and appreciated the reality of decorating on a dime.

I wish the pictures were in color here, as many in the book are in color on the Internet, but overall this was a wonderful read that I'll likely refer to time and again.
Erienan
I'm really pleased with this book. I was glad to see that this new edition with its boldly striped cover is true to Draper's flamboyant style, which I've always loved. In terms of content, Draper's advice and drawings are practical and helpful, if dated. The book is definitely a product of its time. I found some of the advice to be startlingly basic, but also got some good ideas from it, particularly with regard to color schemes and fabric choices. Fans of Draper and of vintage domestic advice books will love the book, and since these are the reasons I bought it, I found the practicable ideas a bonus.
olgasmile
Although a lot of the advice calls for more financial resources than I actually have on hand, I really like this book. The language is fun, it is relevant, and the ideas are a lot of fun! I think a lot of regular folk have forgotten how to have a party, and EVERYONE seems to have forgotten the good ol' rules of etiquette and hospitality. This book is great for those of us who need some good and simple ideas, and want to offer a taste of the classic to out hosting and our home!
Scoreboard Bleeding
This is a classic interior decorating book written with flair and humor and much common sense. Perfect gift for the newly wed or first home buyer as well as anyone who is interested in interior design. The book jacket is also a collectible... looks good on a coffee table or small bookshelf!
Datrim
Must read for a look back at real life decorating... and life in the 50's
Madi
Practical, creative decorating tips that were written back when but are still very helpful for today. I love the tip about getting rid of doodads!
Although Ms. Draper was in her hey-day in the post WWII Era, so many of her concepts still relate today. Her precepts of courage, color, and attention to detail are inspiring. A must read for any fan of Draper or anyone looking for empowerment to be your own decorator.
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