For literally millions of people, this is the definitive reference book on home decor. Since its first publication in 1957, each successive edition has redefined style for the era. This all-new edition is no exception. Inspiration anchored in believability. Features: Beautiful, achievable looks; Decorating to enhance lifestyle; Readers' favourite features updated; Designed to inspire readers, then move them to action; Work with what's at hand; Create with colour and light; Furnish and accessorise with flair; From classic to contemporary, this book helps readers create spaces that reflect who they are and what they love; Fresh starts; Whole-house tours; Decorating workshops; A book so thorough, it has been used as a college textbook; Elements of interior design; Room-by-room details; Organised for easy reference; Questions and quizzes; What not to do!