Sunday, February 7, 2010

Practical Encylopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement

Sorry for the short hiatus is blogging- last week was quite busy around here.  I am back to the computer and have decided show my appreciation for your patience by showing you one of my favorite ever finds:  The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement (do you hear angels singing?)!  The PEGDHI comes in an 18 volume set of full color retro glory and was published in 1970. 

Want to know how to decorate with plaid or important things to consider when designing a vacation home? This is the perfect set for you!  My copy is rife with Post-it flags that mark photos I liked.  In the future, I'm going to try and post up a picture a week and tell you what I liked about the room or idea.  Here's a few photos to get you started.

This book is certainly unafraid of color

What an awesome rocker for a nursery- and those green cribs!  I think they might be unsafe...

Neat wall treatment, although it migh induce seizures.  I think it would be cool to do something similar with polyurethane instead of two different paint colors so it wouldn't be quite so hard on the eyes.


  1. Cat what a perfect collection of books for you. That nursery would be oh so chic for today,I love it.I am doing a post on using that color of green,is it alright if I borrow this picture and link to your blog? Let me know Kathysue

  2. Kathysue- Please feel free to link to the photo! Glad you liked it, and I would be honored to be linked on your blog!

  3. What a great idea for an ongoing category and a great way to use those books of yours :)

  4. Where have you been?
    We need a new post!
    Seriously, call me... we need to book The Pointe.
    Hope you and Mark are enjoying the weekend :)

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