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Ten pages show how to make rooms serve a double function: living room as guest bedroom, dining room as bar and/or home office, and bedroom as playroom.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1978 (v.10#6) pg. 50

Lofty ideas. Six pages of photos suggest how to achieve sophistication and style in large, plain rooms.
APARTMENT LIFE Dec 1979 (v.11#12) pg. 76

How to turn three "boxy" rooms into one integrated space by using one-color interiors, a room-to-room running shelf, and an unorthodox system of triangular closets.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1980 (v.12#4) pg. 72, 98

Ten pages of room arrangements that are functional and convenient.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1972 (v.50#2) pg. 70

Photos show how to achieve the Early American country look when furnishing a home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1972 (v.50#8) pg. 44

Ten pages of common decorating problems with suggested solutions. Price charts included for each solution.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1972 (v.50#10) pg. 42

Ten pages show how to turn attics, basements and other under-utilized areas into attractive living spaces.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1972 (v.50#10) pg. 68

Twenty-two pages of decorating ideas from Europe.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1972 (v.50#11) pg. 94

Ten pages of photos show how to solve common decorating problems using color. Includes use of fabrics, bold colors and supergraphics.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1973 (v.51#5) pg. 70

Twelve pages of photos and text look at the American Southwest style of decorating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1973 (v.51#8) pg. 60

Six pages of photos show how to make period furniture fit in a contemporary house and contemporary furniture fit in a traditional setting.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1973 (v.51#9) pg. 86

How to decorate a contemporary house with Country French furnishings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1973 (v.51#11) pg. 76

Six pages of photos and tips suggest how to decorate with Mediterranean look, but avoiding a dark, heavy, ornate effect.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1974 (v.52#3) pg. 78

Six pages of small changes you can make in a home to add interest.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1974 (v.52#4) pg. 72

Six pages of decorating suggestions for creating the "stripped down" look, rooms that are stark and uncluttered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1974 (v.52#6) pg. 58

Twelve pages show how both ordinary and unusual second-hand furniture and odd objects can be used in decorating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1974 (v.52#8) pg. 46

Eight pages of photos show how to decorate with an Oriental look.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1974 (v.52#9) pg. 74

How to decorate an L-shaped living room and dining room from scratch in four stages for a total cost of $4,000 that is spread over four years.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1975 (v.53#3) pg. 60

Six pages of photos show how to achieve the art deco look in home decorating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1975 (v.53#5) pg. 40

Text and photos on six pages examine nine rooms and explain fundamental elements in each that exemplify good decorating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1976 (v.54#4) pg. 74

Six pages of decorating tips that stress imagination over money.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1976 (v.54#5) pg. 82

Ten pages show tips on how to spruce up any room through the use of color.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1976 (v.54#8) pg. 56

Ten pages of Scandinavian design and furnishings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 110

Photos and tips on how to decorate a "Basic Box" house. A three-bedroom ranch and a Cape Cod are restyled.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1977 (v.55#2) pg. 105

Six pages of photos, sketches and text answer common furniture arrangement questions. (1) How to get enought seating in a room cut up with windows and doors, (2) how to make use of a small space at the end of a room, (3) how to make a boxy room look special, (4) how to place furniture in a long, narrow room to avoid the "tunnel" effect, and (5) how to make a small room look less square and boxy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1977 (v.55#4) pg. 126

Nine pages of photos show how Early American style furniture and accessories can be adapted for a more modern effect.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1977 (v.55#10) pg. 119

How to redo a room in three stages. An installment approach to decorating that gets big results fast.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1978 (v.56#10) pg. 109

Tongue-in-check decorating touches. Three ways to add personality to a room with a touch of whimsy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1979 (v.57#4) pg. 50

Seven pages look at family-style decorating. Features the saltbox house in Massachusetts belonging to the Hasse Antonsson family.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1979 (v.57#4) pg. 93

Eight pages of photos show how to use color sucessfully in decorating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 116

How to make the most of your space. A guide to furniture arrangement.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1979 (v.57#8) pg. 85

Country style furnishings and decorations. Four country looks you can create: Country American, Country English, Country French and Country mix.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1979 (v.57#11) pg. 155

How to live well with less. Decorating tips that require less money, less space, and less time.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1980 (v.58#1) pg. 66

Shoestring decorating. Six pages of photos show how to get the look you like for less money.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. 127

Decorating solutions for typical tract houses. (1) Living room/Dining room. (2) Small master bedroom. (3) Basement. (4) A long narrow living room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1980 (v.58#5) pg. 123

Four examples of good decorating that incorporates the personalities of the owners.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1980 (v.58#8) pg. 77

How to decorate a split level home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1980 (v.58#11) pg. 121

How to change the scene with color. One living room is decorated in four color schemes with basic furnishings remaining the same.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1981 (v.59#2) pg. 105

Six pages of suggestions on decorating with natural materials.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1981 (v.59#5) pg. 46

Six room arrangements show how furniture can be grouped to make the most of space.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1981 (v.59#6) pg. 120

How to utilize artwork and accessories in home decorating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1983 (v.61#1) pg. 44

Wall and ceiling ideas. (1) Cinematic lighting strip coupled with a coved drywall ceiling. (2) Exposed joists are divided into squares with 2x8 blocking, painted black and trimmed with pine strips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1984 (v.62#4) pg. 46

Three rules for creating eye-pleasing picture groupings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1989 (v.67#9) pg. 80

Three suggestions on how to decorate the basic beige box room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1992 (v.70#5) pg. 111

Sew a clever cover-up for unsightly furniture (table, stereo, file cabinets, etc.). Ribbon ties at the corner still allow for access.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1995 (v.73#5) pg. 164

How to create eye-pleasing balance with unmatched sofa end tables.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1996 (v.74#2) pg. 86

How to create four focal points in plain boxy rooms. (1) Scrolled wallpaper border and crown molding for picture display at chair-rail height. (2) Exterior shutters on the inside with a plate rail and painting tricks. (3) Painted backdrop to create a conversation corner. (4) Hanging a quilt or rug on a wall.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1997 (v.75#11) pg. 25

Finding your balance. How to create a more inviting room by rearranging things you already have to strike a comfortable balance.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1999 (v.77#5) pg. 30

Design ideas that create separate areas in a spacious family room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1999 (v.77#6) pg. 86

Decorating tips to manipulate the rhythm of a room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1999 (v.77#7) pg. 42

Now you see it, now you don't. Decorating techniques and storage solutions that solve common clutter problems, especially in small homes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1999 (v.77#8) pg. 129

Tips on getting the proportions right in a chest-top display.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Nov-Dec 1989 (v.20#6) pg. 40

A look at the impact of color on decorating.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1974 (v.4#7) pg. 36

Tips on how to personalize your home.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1976 (v.6#6) pg. 30

How to use the power of color.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1976 (v.6#8) pg. 30

Tips on how to make your home more restful during summer.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1976 (v.6#9) pg. 30

Four pages of photos show how to arrange and light craft objects for effective display.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 38

A look at decoration with "Almost Antiques", items found at thrift shops, garage and yard sales.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 32

Six pages of basics on using color in decorating and a forecast of coming color trends.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 24 1978 (v.91#5) pg. 112

Living with more or less. Three rooms are each decorated two ways, one emphasizing space, oranization and a clean look and the other filled with a variety of textures, styles and objects.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 27 1978 (v.91#11) pg. 112

Ten quick-change decorating tips.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 134

Four pages of photos give tips on decorating to bring the outdoors inside.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 5 1979 (v.92#8) pg. 94

Thirty six decorating ideas that revolve around collectables.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 7 1979 (v.92#11) pg. 76

Finishing touches. Low-cost decorating ideas to make a home special.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 11 1980 (v.93#4) pg. 86

A look at the Supergraphic kit that you can use to choose a dramatic design to paint on your walls. Includes tips about paint, color selection and design shape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 13

Tips on using color.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #196 Feb 1979 (v.29#2) pg. 76

What to do with small spaces. How to transform small spaces. How to transform small nooks and crannies into functional areas.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #200 Jul-Aug 1979 (v.29#6) pg. 16

Excerpts from "Your Space: How to Put It Together for Practically Nothing" by Jon Naar and Mary Ellen Moore.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 26

How to unclutter small rooms. Interior designer Charles Damga shows how to create a spacious feeling in small rooms and how to best utilize available space for more than one purpose.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 78

How to make a small room look bigger. Simple, inexpensive ways to trick the eye and make your home feel larger than it really is.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 35

How to decorate with framed pictures. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 62

What to expect from an interior designer. Advice from a professional.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 118

Special section on discovering color and choosing your own style. Looks at English country, Scandinavian country, American primitive, and Art Deco.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 43

Four of the simplest, least expensive ways to make a small room seem larger. Looks at color, moldings, storage, and mirrors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 50

Tip on recording paint or wallpaper numbers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 45

Powerful decorating. How to use the four principles of design (style, color, texture and accessories) to create the kinds of rooms your want.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #318 May 1991 (v.41#5) pg. 63

The country look. How to blend old and new to create colorful, comfortable living.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jan 1979 (v.188#1) pg. 98

Updating Early American. How to blend modern and Early American Furnishings.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Feb 1979 (v.188#2) pg. 136

Four pages of photos show how a house can be given a country look.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1980 (v.190#3) pg. 148

How to be your own interior decorator. Tips on taking an inventory, floor plan, furniture, color, lighting, etc.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1994 (v.218#4) pg. BIH4

Whole-house color schemes. How to use the color wheel to develop color schemes for your home.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1987 (v.12#10) pg. 20

Perfect combinations. Redecorate like a pro with the right combinations of fabric, flooring, paint and wallcovering. Some tips.
HOMEOWNER May 1989 (v.14#4) pg. 32

Working the walls. Techniques for wrapping your rooms with special textures and colors. Includes sponge painting technique.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1990 (v.15#10) pg. 40

Tips by a professional designer on how to choose and use accessories.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 72

Easy ways to plan your color scheme. How to use color to create a personality for a room.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 50

The secrets of mixing and matching patterns in decorating.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 40

How to decorate windows and doors so that they cut heat loss.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 50

How to get started decorating a room.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 68

COVER UP. Programs written in BASIC for a PET computer calculates the amount of paint, paneling, wallpaper, or carpet required to "cover up" a ceiling, wall, or floor. Program will calculate the cost involved.

Ava's greenhouse. How to use colorful floral sheets and pillowcases to decorate a studio apartment.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.23#3) pg. 142, 205

Selecting a color scheme for your home. Includes tips on using the color wheel.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 72

Why you sit where you sit. Examples of room and furniture arrangements that have the correct "feel" for the occupant.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#9) pg. 60

Suggestions for dealing with too-small rooms, too-large rooms, those that are long and narrow, are too dark, are too cold or that are too noisy.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1985 (v.6#8) pg. 58

How to put principles of interior design to work in your own home. Explains how to analyze a room, determine furniture arrangement and make a lighting plan.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 42

What an interior designer can do for you and how to select one.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 57

A look at the architectural influence of Andrew Jackson Downing on houses built between 1850 and 1870. Part 1. Includes a summary of Downing's theories regarding the use of color in houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1974 (v.2#10) pg. 1

A look at the architectural influence of Andrew Jackson Downing on houses built between 1850 and 1870. Part 2. Includes Downing's guidelines on interior decoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1974 (v.2#11) pg. 8

A look at cozy corners, Japanese corners, and Inglenooks, those private seating areas that were popular in the 1890's.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 178

Turkish corners, an exotic decorating touch popular in the 1890's.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1980 (v.8#12) pg. 194

A closer examination of the basic techniques of Victorian wall and ceiling decoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1983 (v.11#8) pg. 181

Fabric accents for the "Craftsman-period" home. Includes periwinkle and poppy designs to embroider or applique on bedspreads, table scarves or curtains.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1985 (v.13#4) pg. 86

Create an unusual room with strips of wood (lattice). Contrasting color lattice is attached to walls and ceilings, in various patterns, to decorate a room. Matching coffee table is made from plywood and lattice.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 102

Paint large, bold supergraphic colored designs on your wall using this kit, or make up your own designs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1976 (v.209#5) pg. 108

Tips on how to determine how a color will actually look in place.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #820 Nov 1997 (v.93) pg. 10

How to hire a professional interior decorator.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #829 Oct 1998 (v.94) pg. 14

Some ideas from interior designers on decorative paintings for walls and tips on getting started in painting wall designs.
TOLE WORLD #106 Sep-Oct 1990 (v.14#5) pg. 20

How to provide for multiple activities in one room.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 9 1978 (v.41#5) pg. 70

Space and dollar streching ideas to make any room a multi-living space. Instructions for making a variety of tables, shelves, room dividers, light fixtures and seating platforms included.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 27 1978 (v.41#8) pg. 112, 186

Decorating tips using inexpensive multiples.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 27 1978 (v.42#1) pg. 92

Five rooms that are small but look larger through the use of various illusionary decorating techniques.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 126

Four pages of photos show how a one room apartment was turned into three rooms using built-ins. Construction diagrams for all elements can be ordered.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1979 (v.42#13) pg. 94

One room three ways. How changing color, arrangement, and accessories can alter the appearance of a room.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 22 1979 (v.43#3) pg. 120

How to decorate inexpensively using colorful paint and fabric.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 15 1980 (v.43#5) pg. 94

The five most common decorating challanges and how to solve them.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 11 1981 (v.44#13) pg. 115

Decorating shortcuts. Lots of style with a low, low price tag. Tips on upholstering, making curtains, applying fabric to walls, rehabilitating furniture, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 12 1982 (v.45#5) pg. 80

Fifty decorating ideas that cut fuel and electric bills.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 5 1982 (v.46#1) pg. 78

Tuck, tack, wrap and ruffle. Create decorating effects with fabric.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 3 1984 (v.47#8) pg. 69, 131