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Home Decorating Q&A Plus Designer Sources
by Cherie Fehrman  Kenneth Fehrman 

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Home & Garden

Publisher:  Fehrman Books ISBN-10:  0615408419


Copyright:  December, 2010 ISBN-13:  9780615408415

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Home decorating guide to help you save money and avoid costly mistakes. Written by design experts in a concise, condensed format that covers home decorating, remodeling, and staging your home for sale. Includes more than 100 designer sources that you can use. Designer secrets about color, lighting, furniture, accessories, how to work with a contractor without getting ripped off and much more.

Home Decorating Q&A is written in a concise format with easy to access answers to the most commonly asked questions about home design and decoration. It is available in eBook format  at and will soon be available in print at It contains 28 color photos with examples of how to choose colors for your home and how to avoid costly mistakes - here's a little of what's inside the book....


Question #1 - What is My Project?
    •Home decorating
    •Home remodeling
    •Home staging for sale

Question #2 - Where do I begin?
    •Using Color in your home - how to create your personal color plan
    •Use of Space
    •Color Preference
    •How to Choose Paint
    •How to get a healthier interior
    •How to choose paint colors
    •Our favorite paint colors
    •Thinking pink? Think again
    •Altering interior spaces with color
    •Residential color use
    •Color balance in interiors
    •Interior color themes
    •Color distribution
    •Color and energy conservation
    •Color for antique houses: Colonial Period, Georgian Period, Empire Period, Regency Period, Federal Period, Biedermeier Period, Victorian Era,  Aesthetic Movement, Arts & Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Edwardian Era, Modernism, Art Deco Period, Mid-20th Century, Late 20th Century
    •Color and natural light
    •Color and artificial light
    •Tips for matching colors
    •Color Plan Summary

Question #3 - How do I select flooring?
    •Vinyl and Laminates
    •Ceramic tile
    •Glass tile
    •Stone and terazzo
    •Selecting flooring based on budget
    •Money saving tips

Question #4 - How do I select window coverings?
    •Draperies and curtains
    •Top treatments: valances and cornices
    •Tips for choosing window treatments

Question #5 - How do I choose efficient lighting?
    •Creating a lighting plan
    •Best uses for lighting fixtures
    •Lighting the living room or family room
    •Lighting the dining room
    •Lighting the kitchen
    •Lighting the bedroom
    •Lighting the bathroom
    •Lighting the home office
    •Special effects lighting
    •Outdoor lighting
    •Tips for matching colors under different lighting

Question #6 - How do I work with a contractor?
    •How to find a reliable contractor
    •How to choose between contractors
    •How to protect yourself from getting ripped off by a contractor
    •Typical construction problems
    •What to do if things aren’t going well
    •How to make payments to a contractor while protecting yourself

Question #7 - How do I choose furniture and accessories for my
    Upholstered Furniture:
    •Furniture Frames
    •Furniture Springs
    •Furniture Fill
    •Furniture Fabric
    •Pros and cons of upholstery fabrics
    Wood Furniture:
    •Construction tips
    •Determining quality

Question #8 - What’s the best way to arrange my furniture and
    •Furniture Placement
    •Guidelines for space planning room by room

Question #9 - What are some designer sources that I can use?
    Listings of designer sources including:
    •Bathroom and kitchen fixtures
    •Carpets and rugs
    •Children’s furniture and accessories
    •Fabrics & Leather
    •Flooring and countertops (marble, granite, slate)
    •Flying wall beds (amazing space savers)
    •Furniture and accessories
    •Low VOC paint companies and retailers
    •Other home improvement products
    •Restoration supplies and services

Question #10 - How do I stage my home for sale?
    • Ten rules for making a quick sale
    • Low budget staging tips
Andrew McKinney Photographer, San Francisco -
Todd Pickering Photography -
Fehrman & Fehrman, San Franicsco

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Fehrman & Fehrman Design & Color Consulting   

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