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Vern Yip's design wise : your smart guide to a beautiful home / Vern Yip.
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Design wise
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9780762459858
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Philadelphia : Running Press, [2016]

©2016
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286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents:
A winding road to design -- The elements of smart design. Design by the numbers : critical dimensions for transformative spaces ; Shop smart : what you need to know before you buy -- Pulling it all together : making a room your own : how to create the perfect setting -- A sense of place. Southern comfort ; Modern Manhattan ; Sea escape -- Appendix. At-a-glance cheat sheets.
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Have you ever wondered exactly how high to hang your artwork? How about the light fixture over your dining table? Do you know how to ideally size a rug for any room, or the best way to arrange your furniture? Trusted designer Vern Yip answers these questions and more, by revealing the right formulas and measurements that can make any room feel just "right." And once you know these key design principles, you're free to confidently create a home that uniquely celebrates your needs and style. Vern shares his favorite insider tips, and opens his doors to show how he's made them work in his own beloved homes. Vern Yip's Design Wise provides both the inspiration and the clear, essential guidelines you need to create a home that perfectly reflects you.
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WHAT MAKES A HOME BOTH SMART AND BEAUTIFUL?

Have you ever wondered exactly how high to hang your artwork? How about the light fixture over your dining table?
Do you know how to ideally size a rug for any room, or the best way to arrange your furniture? Trusted designer Vern Yip answers these questions, and more, by revealing the right formulas and measurements that can make any room feel just "right." And once you know these key design principles, you're free to confidently create a home that uniquely celebrates your needs and style. Vern shares his favorite insider tips, and opens his doors to show how he's made them work in his own beloved homes. Vern Yip's Design Wise provides both the inspiration and the clear, essential guidelines you need to create a home that perfectly reflects you.


Author Notes

Vern Yip has designed his way across America, having reconfigured countless homes during four season's on TLC's Trading Spaces, NBC's Home Intervention, his own HGTV shows Deserving Design with Vern Yip and HGTV's Urban Oasis, and through his private practice Vern Yip Designs in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a constant as a beloved judge on 8 seasons of HGTV's hit summer series, HGTV Design Star as well on his own special, Live In Vern's House. He has his own column in HGTV magazine and manages his own brand, Vern Yip Home, available at select retailers. This year, he created a line of lighting accessories that launched in Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Vern and his family divide their time between their homes in Atlanta, Manhattan, and Florida's Panhandle.


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Library Journal Review

Yip, a featured designer HGTV Design Star and TLC's Trading Spaces, gives basic design principles as well as his own philosophy to enable novices to find their own aesthetic. He begins by describing the fundamentals of design with detailed measurements for placement of furniture, lighting fixtures, and the like with advice on window treatments, flooring, and finishes for every room of the house including outdoor spaces. Interspersed with these practicalities are creative ideas inspired by his work with clients and from his residences. He shows how to accommodate an active family and pets in stylish interiors with many color photographs of his homes in Atlanta, Manhattan, and seaside Florida. VERDICT Yip's fans and those seeking basic design advice will find much to recommend in this volume. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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