In the latest installment of her Painted House series, Debbie Travis shows parents how to combine fun function, and flexibility to create rooms their children will love. On her acclaimed television show and in her popular books, Travis offers thrifty, style-conscious home-decorators great ideas for achieving maximum impact at minimum cost. In her newest book, Travis imagination soars as she takes on the joys and challenges of designing bedrooms, playrooms, and study spaces for kids of all ages. Travis advises parents to get the creative juices flowing by listening to their kids and explains how to incorporate their suggestions in living spaces that are comfortable, safe, and appropriate for a childs changing needs and interests. In step-by-step, fully illustrated projects that parents and children can work on together, she presents wonderful ways to use paint, fabric, paper, and other inexpensive materials to fashion everything from a little girls room adorned with angels and rainbows to a boys playroom topped with a camouflage ceiling.
About the Author
DEBBIE TRAVIS is the host of the television series The Painted House, which airs in more than 50 countries, and author of several decorating books. She writes a monthly column that appears in the Chicago Sun-Times and is syndicated in newspapers throughout Canada.
The BEST decorating book for kids' rooms, June 13, 2003Reviewer: Valerie L. Mcenroe "mcenroe1" (Mason, OH United States)
I've looked through several different books for decorating kids' rooms and if I could only keep one this would be it. This book shows you how to create a beautiful room for your children by just using paint...painting the walls, ceiling furniture, floor, rug, headboard, shelves, decorating accessories or whatever. I am not an artist or interior decorator but I felt like I could do every project described. Most decorating books just show you a finished room and a few comments about different unique characteristics of the room. This book gives detailed instructions for how to create the entire theme yourself. Some of the themes described are castle, safari adventure, carribbean, fairy tale, circus and many more. If you want to transform your child's room into a creative haven all on your own then you MUST have this book.
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