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One-day room makeovers: how to get the designer look for less with three easy steps / Martin Amado, design expert, TV host, and owner of the WOW Factor, Inc.
Title Variants:
1-day room makeovers
Publication Information:
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2018.

Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
The ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self. Design expert and "makeover maestro" Martin Amado reveals the 3-step method he uses to create dramatic room makeovers for his clients in only one day. From walls to furniture to accessories, learn how to decorate rooms of any style in layers like a professional designer. Overflowing with stunning color photographs and illustrations, savvy design advice and DIY decor projects, this book makes it easy to give your home the designer look for less!


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747 AMA Book Adult General Collection

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By painting the walls, rearranging key pieces of furniture and adding new decorative accessories to complete the style, your boring living room will beautifully come to life at practically no cost. No need to bust down walls or buy a whole new living room set. Martin Amado is a home designer who's been dubbed the "makeover maestro" for his innovative and amazingly effective three-step, one-day makeover method. He teaches homeowners how to use the furniture they already have and either buy or DIY inexpensive decorative accessories to get the designer look for less!With step 1 as paint, Martin explains the best colors for each room, and what paint pitfalls to avoid. In step 2, furniture, readers learn how to complement their paint color with the right furniture, and how to arrange it properly for the best aesthetic. And in the final step 3, decorative accessories complete the design and create a sense of fullness and harmony. Martin believes that when you create a home that brings you joy, your whole life can change for the better. Think of this book as The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up meets Martha Stewart. With simple and sensible adjustments room by room, readers will find they are happier and calmer, coming back to the book again and again for inspiration and advice.This book will have 10 in-depth projects and 100 photos.

Author Notes

Martin Amado is a professional interior decorator, TV personality and lifestyle expert. He can be seen as the host and designer on So Flo Home Project, and as the host and DIY expert on ION@Home, Martin works with clients through his home styling company, The WOW Factor!, Inc. He lives in Miami, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Connection between Home & Heart Mattersp. 7
Meet Martin Amado: How I Became Known as the Makeover Maestro Doing One-Day Makeoversp. 11
Chapter 1 Three Steps to Decorating Any Room for Lessp. 15
Learn the Design Principles That Will Help You Turn Your House into Your Dream Home
Chapter 2 Living Roomsp. 45
The Perfect Balance Between Comfort and Style That Welcomes You Home
Chapter 3 Bedroom Suitesp. 73
Create Your Own Personal Sanctuary That Appeals to All Your Senses
Chapter 4 Dining Roomsp. 95
Design a Style Menu for Entertaining in a Beautiful Setting
Chapter 5 Nurseriesp. 121
Room to Grow While Saving Money in the Piggy Bank
Chapter 6 Teen Bedroomsp. 139
Making It Fun & Creative While Keeping It Neat & Tidy
Chapter 7 Home Officep. 159
Be Your Own Boss and Work in a Space that inspires You
Chapter 8 Guest Bedroomsp. 177
An inviting and Thoughtful Retreat Where the Details Make a Difference
Chapter 9 Multipurpose Roomsp. 193
Flexible Design ideas to Maximize Your Square Footage
Chapter 10 Outdoor Roomsp. 211
Create More Living Space and Add Value to Your Home
Acknowledgmentsp. 233
About the Authorp. 237
Indexp. 238