The Pocket Decorator: An Illustrated A to Z Handbook to the Essential Language of Interior Design
The Pocket Decorator is a unique visual primer of interior design that is small enough to slip into your pocket. This best-selling volume covers and demystifies the language of interior design in chapters covering Architectural Elements, Decorative Motifs, Fabrics, Floor Treatments, Furniture, Hardware, Lighting, Trimmings, Upholstery, Walls, and Windows. The book also features sidebars on such topics as standard bed sizes, how to buy a lampshade, how to decorate in the country style, and more. It's like having your own personal decorator in your pocket wherever you go.
Copies for sale here are publisher's overstock and have a dot on them. Some books have wear marks on the cover. Cover price is $19.95.
“Think a balloon shade required helium? Or that credenza was the last name of the bald guy on Seinfeld? There’s help to be found in The Pocket Decorator by Pamela and Leslie Banker (Rizzoli, $19.95). Consider it a translation tool with pictures—an alphabetical guide to interior design lingo, organized by themes such as windows or floors.
Leslie Banker says the book grew out of all the confounding design terminology she ran across while working at her mom Pamela’s decorating business. “It was the book I wished I had when I started,” she says. So crack it open and get planning: You can impress and mystify your friends by telling them you’re doing your guest room in singerie—images of monkeys in human clothing that were incorporated in French designs in the late 17th century.”
-USA Today, July 23, 2004
By Katie Maslanka
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