Nora Richter Greer is an architecture and design critic, whose professional writing career began in 1977 at Architecture magazine. Since then she has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as contributed to and authored more than a dozen books on architecture, urban design, and interior design.
With advanced degrees in journalism and creative writing, Ms. Greer resides in Washington, D.C.This guide shows how to apply the basic elements of interior design to patios, decks, porches and terraces. It assists the reader in choosing furniture, lighting, flooring and other accessories right for decorating in the open air.Your home doesn't stop at its four walls -- with a little creative decorating, you can extend your living space beyond the house, creating special outdoor spaces that combine the comfort of indoor living with the glory of the natural world. With this beautiful book as your guide, you can transform your outdoor space into a splendid retreat that celebrates nature, fulfills your rest and relaxation needs, serves as an elegant entertainment room for friends and family, and, ultimately, soothes your soul the way only Mother Nature can. With this step-by-step program, you'll apply the principles of interior design to your space, creating outdoor rooms as livable as they are beautiful. The possibilities are myriad, the variations many, the choices infinite -- and you'll explore them all. In the Outdoor Decorating and Style Guide, architecture and design writer Nora Richter Greer shows you how to create a beautiful and beloved outdoor space you can truly call home. No matter what sort of glorious garden room you envision, you'll find the way to make your dreams come true. Book jacket.This is the ultimate how-to for applying the principles of interior design to the great outdoors. From coordinating colors to garden palettes to choosing fabrics for furniture, this savvy guide shows how to dress up the outdoors. 250 illustrations.Your home doesn't have to stop at its four walls. With a little creative decorating, you can extend your living space beyond the house, creating outdoor spaces that combine the comfort of indoor living with the glory of Mother Nature. With this beautiful book, now in paperback, you can learn how to transform your outdoor space into a splendid retreat that celebrates nature, fulfills your rest and relaxation needs, serves as an elegant entertainment room for friends and family, and soothes your soul in its peacefulness. Learn how to make patios and terraces, sunrooms and porches, gazebos and summer houses, decks and loggias, garden rooms and conservatories, and trellises, archways, arbors, and pergolas. Author Nora Richter Greer shows through a variety of full-color photos how all this can be accomplished to make the space as useful, practical, and livable as possible.
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