The Smart Approach to Baby Rooms

The Smart Approach to Baby Rooms


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The Smart Approach to Baby Rooms

o Over 330 full-color photographs of inspirational, professionally designed rooms
o Dozens of Smart Tips® throughout offer professional insight
o Advice for choosing a color scheme and coordinating a theme
o The latest designs in cribs and coordinated bedding
o Great ideas for windows, walls, and floors
o 60 black-and-white scaled furniture templates for space planning
o Extensive resource guide for furniture, products, and design-industry associations
o Comprehensive index and glossary

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580111133
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Smart Approach
Edition description: First
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Joanne Still is a freelance writer with over 25 years of experience writing and editing articles and publications in the fields of health and lifestyle. She is the author of What's In Style: Fireplaces (ISBN: 1580111165, $12.95, 2002), and was a contributing writer to the best-selling, The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating (ISBN: 1580111432, $24.95, 2003). Joanne resides in Accord, NY.

Table of Contents

The Smart Approach to® Baby Rooms

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter One
Sweet Dreams 12

• Where Will the Baby Sleep?

• Bedding, Beautiful and Safe

Chapter Two
Color Their World 32

• A Palette of Possibilities

• Developing a Color Scheme

• Light and Color

• Color and Child Development

Chapter Three
Plans and Schemes 46

• Design Basics 

• Adding It All Up

• Working with Professionals

Chapter Four
Ideas for Toddler Rooms 64

• Getting Started

• A Room Plan

• Decorating for Toddlers

Chapter Five
Furniture and Storage 84

• The Story on Storage

• Case Goods

• Built-In Furniture

• Modular Systems

• Freestanding Furniture

Chapter Six
Wall and Window Treatments 104

• Creative Ways with Walls

• Shopping for Materials

• Window Treatments

• Planning Your Approach

Chapter Seven
Flooring for the Nursery 128

• Your Flooring Options

• Wood

• Laminate Products

• Resilient Vinyl

• Carpeting and Rugs

Chapter Eight
Accessories and Necessities 146

• Baby Monitors

• Diapers and More

• Mobiles and More

Chapter Nine
Safety in Any Room 162

• Safety in the Nursery

• Baby-Proofing the Rest of the Home

Chapter Ten
Meeting Special Needs 174

• Physical Disabilities

• Allergy and Asthma Issues

Appendix 186

Resource guide 192

Glossary 196

Index 202

Credits 207

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