This unique set of 4 interactive e-Books will change your home in ways you never imagined.
You can create heart-stirring rooms easier and faster than ever before by using a breakthrough new approach to home decorating. You’ll quickly gain the confidence you need to decorate any space, no matter what size home or budget you have and create beautiful and inspiring rooms with clear examples.
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From: Marney Makridakis
Hawaii’s Big Island
Picture this…you walk through your newly decorated home – whatever its size or shape – and at every turn you burst with self-confidence and glowing pride, thinking…
“I can’t believe I live here…and I did it MYSELF!”
Sound like a distant dream? Not any more!…
Now, you can create heart-stirring rooms easier and faster than ever before by using a breakthrough new approach to home decorating.
And you get it all in one complete package – The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection. (1037 photos/illustrations)
A New “First-of-its-Kind” Approach
The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection is the ONLY all- in-one interactive resource that takes a holistic approach to decorating. The four unique electronic books (eBooks) that make up the collection are designed to work in seamless harmony with one another.
In addition, I (along with my esteemed coauthor, Michael Holland) will teach you exactly what you need to know to create your dream home, in the order you need to know it.
No more throwing up your hands in frustration because you can’t figure out how to get started…or because you’re wondering if you’re on the right track.
And by following our simple“Tools, Not Rules” philosophy, you’ll quickly gain the confidence you need to decorate any space … no matter what size home or budget you have.
The AYID! Collection was created based on detailed feedback from “everyday people”, just like you. Now, you have a resource that explores your toughest decorating questions.
The AYID! Collection is filled with so many useable ideas that you’ll find yourself referring to it over and over again. It truly is the only resource you’ll ever need to create beautiful and inspiring rooms.
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The Secret to Your Success…
The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection covers everything you need to know for confident and successful decorating. How does it do it? Consider these unmatched advantages:
- Interactive learning. By taking the fun, comprehensive quizzes, you’ll identify your decorating preferences and personalize your journey through the e-guidebooks. In addition, since the guidebooks are tied together, you can “click” from an idea in one eBook to the step-by-step instructions in another eBook.
- Personalized spiritual decorating approach. The BEST tool for easily creating inspiring rooms can be found inside YOU. The AYID! Collection shows you how to use your inner guide to create your dream home…room by room…at your own pace.
- Photographs of “regular” homes. Finally, images that you can relate to…in living color. You’ll get lots of ideas that you can implement right away.
- Time-saving tips and techniques. Enjoy the helpful sidebars that disclose tips, shortcuts, and secrets you never knew…and won’t find anywhere else. Also, there are over 800 links to helpful online resources and to suppliers of many of the items shown in the photos.
- Money-saving do-it-yourself projects. Create beautiful and stylish home décor items for a fraction of what it would cost you to buy them at regular retail prices. You’ll get projects and ideas for enhancing just about any area of your home.
- No decorating or artistic experience required. All you need to bring is a desire to create a unique, comfortable home that reflects your family’s lifestyle.
That’s 6 unrivaled reasons for giving this package a try. And we won’t even mention the reaction you’ll get from friends and family as they fall over themselves admiring your home and talent, and asking… “Who is your decorator?!”.
|“I would like to go ahead and ecourage you to get(The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection). I have really appreciated reading it and seeing all the practical pictures and information. It gave me the encouragement to go ahead and step out on a limb in doing some decorating. It gave my husband and I the courage to purchase a love seat and sofa that were bold green and burgundy–so, I guess you could say we were bringing out our interior decorator. So, yes, go ahead and get The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection. I think it’s a great tool”– Annetta Williams|
Roseberg, OR“I expected the books in this series to be nice but nothing special. I thought they were “just ebooks”, so there would be no way that they could rival home decorating books that are published in print. Was I wrong! I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of information presented in the books — they really do cover absolutely everything you need to know to decorate with style and ease! What’s more, they are pure joy to read, written in a fun and friendly style that can make anyone excited about decorating.”– Deborah Eger
Pleasantville, NY“These books are wonderful! The spirit that infuses them is loving and joyful, and the tips they offer are concrete and easy to implement. Suggestions, skills, and systematic approaches combine to make a fun read and a useful guidebook. You can get moving toward the home of your dreams right now!”– Robin Kreutzberg
Paradise Valley, AZ“I don’t have a very decorating-oriented mind. (The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection) has helped me to figure out what my likes and dislikes are and how I can incorporate what I like into the decoration of my home and make it what I want for my family. I would recommend The Awaken Interior Designer! Collection to any one wanting to decorate their home.”– Teresia McArthur
The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection is the Complete Package
Here’s what’s included…
1) Awaken Your Interior Designer: A Guided Journey to Creating the Home Your Spirit Craves, by Marney K. Makridakis and Michael J. Holland
This 329 page volume walks you through every step of the decorating process in an orderly manner. It’s packed with over 300 color photographs of REAL homes to fill you with inspiration and ideas.
After working with this e-guidebook for only a very short time…
- Your family will greet the day with crisper breath and lighter steps, energized by their new surroundings!
- You’ll FINALLY rediscover your life, bringing a calm inner peace to ALL of your activities…because you’ll KNOW that your home is serving all of your emotional needs!
- You’ll have FUN! The information is presented in a casual, witty style that should keep you entertained and encouraged the whole way. After all, we’re your biggest fans!
2) How to Create Rooms of Radiance: The Ultimate Collection of Easy & Inspiring Décor Projects (3 Volumes)Inside, you’ll get everything you need to complete quick and stylish décor projects for walls, furniture, windows, and accessories. Clear step-by-step instructions, photos, and supply lists ensure that you’ll get the techniques right, every time. Included in this three volume set are:
- Volume 1: Creative Stamping For Walls & Furniture
Rubber Stamping is all the rage. You’ve probably seen colorful designs stamped on fabrics, cards, or small objects.However, in this 129 page volume (225+ color photos), I take stamping to a new level. It contains 15 exciting projects that you’ve never seen anywhere else. You can give your home that “one-in-a- million” look with very little time and money.As an added bonus, I’ve included 12 original stamping designs along with simple instructions to make your own stamps…even out of potatoes!
- Volume 2: Quick & Stylish Decorative Crafts
Want to dress up an old lamp? Or, make “no-sew” slipcovers? If you’d like to add style and flair to a room, but don’t have the money to spend, this 118 page volume (275+ color photos) is for you.It contains 20 step-by-step projects and over 300 ideas of different ways to use the techniques in your home. If you did each project ONLY ONCE, you could save over $6,200.
- Volume 3: Window Treatments Made Simple
Have a window treatment in mind, but don’t know if it fits your decorating style, personality, or window type? Then read this 117 page volume (150+ color photos) that makes it simple.
Order now and you’ll receive an amazing treasure trove that will enrich your life! Just reach in and the right decorating gem is there, waiting to help you create a truly dazzling space.
“I ordered Awaken Your Interior Designer and I was really impressed. I’ve always been creative and watched decorating shows for ideas. I’ve also purchased a lot of decorating books, but most of them are expensive and without much useable content. I think whether you’re a seasoned decorator or beginner, there’s plenty of ideas in Awaken Your Interior Designer for you! I really love the section on color…that was really an eye-opener…”
– Deedy Starr
Oklahoma City, OK
“These books blew me away and dramatically exceeded my expectations. It’s unbelievable how much information is packed in Awaken Your Interior Designer — so much that I doubt I’ll ever need to buy another decorating book again, ever! The other books have totally original and unique projects with easy instructions and fabulous results, and I can’t wait to try them all. Thank you for inspiring me to make my home beautiful and showing me how easy it can be.”
– Deana David
“…I think (The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection) is a great program…I find it thorough…I have used many of their suggestions for myself and also for my friends and family…”
– Yvonne Cornier
So how much is this exceptional package? I can tell you that I performed a formal survey of everyday people (not friends), to help me determine a fair price. Many of them said that The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection was easily worth $87 or more!
So, why then am I going to give you The Awaken Your Interior! Collection for the exceptionally low investment of only $27?…which is a whopping $60.00 below what many would gladly pay!
It’s because I think everyone deserves a beautiful home. And I don’t think it should cost an arm and a leg for you to create warm, inviting spaces for your loved ones.
If you’re like me, you’re probably spending more time in your home these days. That’s why this very small investment in your happiness and your family’s well being is such a miniscule sum when you consider the lifetime of value that you’ll receive.
And when you order right now, you’ll also get four exclusive bonuses. Please note that if you decide to place your order later, I honestly can’t guarantee that these bonuses will still be available. So, don’t take a chance and miss out.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS #1
You get our insider report called Getting the Knack of Knick-Knacks: How to Effectively Arrange Your Mementos and Decorative Accents. Ever turn the pages of magazines or catalogs and wonder how they were able to perfectly group trinkets, vases, picture frames, etc., on side tables, coffee tables and display shelves?
Discover the simple techniques used by professional designers who get paid $100 per hour or more to provide this service! You’ll be amazed as you transform your rooms in less than 10 minutes!
EXCLUSIVE BONUS #2
You get Home Is Where The Art Is: How to Select Artwork for Your Decorating Style. This insider report takes the guesswork out of selecting art. Learn the secrets to bringing your walls to life.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS #3
Our special report, Light Up Your Style: How to Select Lighting Options that Match Your Decorating Style, will help you avoid the lighting mistakes that could cost you hundreds of dollars.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS #4
Our special report, The Top 20 Ways to Add Personality to Your Bathrooms and Powder Rooms. When it comes to decorating, the bathroom is usually last on the list. Now, you have a resource that it filled with lots of easy ideas that you can implement right away.
I’m so confident that you and your family will benefit from these eBooks that I’m extending a 100% Risk-Free guarantee…
Our guarantee is simple. If, within the next 90 days, you don’t feel that these amazing books will provide you with endless inspiration and time- and money-saving ideas for years to come, I will give you 100% of your money back.Absolutely NO questions asked.
You have nothing to lose. And you have a re-energized, peaceful, joyous life to gain!
Your Decorating Dreams Come True?
The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection is available for instant download. You can start decorating right away.Your investment of only $27 for this invaluable resource is a drop in the bucket when you consider the lifetime of self-confidence, pride, and inspiration that you’ll gain. In addition, you should easily recoup this amount by taking advantage of just a few of the 500+ money-saving tips found inside.
From now on, every time you look around your new dream home, you’ll know thatit reflects your priorities in life and that it is giving your family the peace and comfort you know they deserve.
So what are you waiting for?Let the journey begin.(Note: These are high-quality ELECTRONIC books, not paper.)
Marney Makridakis & Michael Holland
P.S. If you order now, you’ll also receive an exclusive code that will get you an extra 5% discount off ALL products offered by DecorateToday.com, one of the Internet’s premier online stores. Their prices for wallpaper, fabric, window treatments and more are already up to 80% below regular retail. Plus, they provide FREE shipping within the continental United States.P.P.S. The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection truly is the only resource on the market today that provides…ALL the tools, ALL in one place, ALL for one price, and ALL tied together into a straightforward, integrated, step-by-step process that really works.Get your copy today!P.P.P.S. Want more proof that The Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection delivers in a big way? No Problem! We used the eBooks to answer actual decorating questions that were submitted by visitors to our web site. Read carefully and see how the books put ideas into action…
Questions & Answers
InThe Awaken Your Interior Designer! Collection, you’ll find extended information for these and hundreds of your other decorating questions. The answers to the questions have been condensed, but EVERYTHING mentioned here is covered in the books.
- I just bought a house and I’m having trouble with picking a color to paint the kitchen. The countertops are grey with a mauve splash. There are mauve ceramic tiles around the edge and on the back splash. The cabinets are a light to medium brown color. The walls are white now and I hate it.
There is a big open window on the wall that looks into the living room and I don’t know what to do with it either. My living room is done in a country look with deer hanging on the wall. I would like to make them blend together but I can’t come up with any ideas.
Answer #1: By gaining an understanding of color harmony, you can quickly find the perfect solution to tying your kitchen and living room together. We won’t cover that topic here, but Awaken Your Interior Designer makes it very easy.
The book also offers 135 ready-to-go paint color schemes, several of which include grey and mauve. So I’ll use one of those palettes to quickly answer your question.
One of the American Country palettes includes three paint colors by Glidden: “Frankly Scarlet”, “Rosey”, and “Butterscotch Tempest”. This scheme uses a light and dark shade of mauve combined with deep butterscotch yellow as an accent color. These colors will brighten up your grey countertops.
You might select one shade of the mauve for the kitchen walls, and paint the living room the other shade. For extra impact, paint one living room wall in the “Butterscotch Tempest”.
Project Planning Tip #1: Before finalizing your color choices, I recommend that you take the color preference quiz in the Awaken Your Interior DesignereBook. (pages 73 -79). Polish off the look by using, Quick & Stylish Decorative Crafts, to create no-sew throw-pillows and lampshades with fabrics that complement this color scheme. (pages 45-51 and 78-83)
- We have a big bay window with two side windows. I want to put some kind of window covering to add privacy to our living room but don’t want to take away from the window itself, especially the small shelf that comes out from the window.
Answer #2: Your best bet will be to hang sheers or fabric shades to cover the window panes for privacy. And then add a topper that will enhance the line and shape of the bay window. Stay away from curtains or heavy drapes that close in front of the whole window area.
Project Planning Tip #2: In our eBook, Window Treatments Made Simple, we give you many more ideas for highlighting bay windows as well as tips for selecting a window treatment to match your decorating style. (pages 50-69)
- I live in Manhattan in a studio apartment with no windows. I would like advice as to what I can do with my very small space so that it feels less crowded. And so that I have space for everything I need to do – sleeping, eating, study, entertaining, etc.
Answer #3: In small spaces, function should come first. Start by arranging your furniture so that you can perform all necessary tasks and functions adequately. Consider using screens or space dividers to section off private areas of the studio.
You can add the impression of openness by hanging framed pictures of landscapes. Or, you can build faux windows by placing mirrors in old window frames.
Hang long draperies, starting higher than normal above the windows. And use tall furniture pieces to expand the height of the room.
You’ll find more tips for arranging furniture and making your space seem larger in Awaken Your Interior Designer. You also get lots of ideas for how to paint and decorate folding screens.
Project Planning Tip #3: Before furnishing your apartment, I recommend that you review the tips in the book on how to select fabric and wallpaper patterns that will make your space seem larger. (page 253)
- My partner and I are looking for a change. I really enjoy rich colors such as greens, burgundy’s, etc. I have been looking into faux finishing, and I am extremely interested in that type of wall as well.
Could you recommend a color or maybe a faux finish that will liven up our white walled living area?
Answer #4: Faux finishes are a wonderful way to add rich color and texture to your room. And since you want a dramatic change, I encourage you to give it a try.
Awaken Your Interior Designer includes step-by-step instructions for the six main faux finish techniques. It also shares ways to vary the techniques for different effects. Your choice of finish will depend on the style of your room.
For example, a dragging finish in burgundy looks rich and elegant for a Traditional-style formal room. However, a frottage finish, using two shades of deep green, is lovely and relaxed for casual décor styles.
Project Planning Tip #4: Before applying a faux finish, I recommend that you first take the decorating style quiz in the book to learn more about your decorating preferences. (pages 23 – 29)
- Do I have to choose “a” decorating style? Almost every book or article on decorating begins by introducing the same tired, usually overwrought, and always studied-looking “styles,” such as “modern, traditional, tropical, euro” and so forth that I find cloying and would soon lose their appeal for me.
How can I go about blending art, furniture, colors, without ending up with a stylized theme?
Answer #5: No, you do not have to choose one particular decorating style. As you noted, most rooms that are decorated in only one style look like they are out of a catalog instead of a real person’s home.
Awaken Your Interior Designer uses style information as a reference tool to help you make great decorating decisions. It also offers techniques showing how styles can be mixed together effectively.
Project Planning Tip #5: Before starting your decorating project, I recommend that you complete the color preference quiz and the furniture evaluation sheet in the book. That way, you’ll know which colors best fit your taste, lifestyle, and family goals. And you’ll determine your furniture needs. (pages 23 and 267).
- I’m wondering what type of paint I should use to paint my kitchen cupboards white? Right now they are stained and varnished. Also, could you give some ideas on how I should prep them before I start painting?
Answer #6: Refurbishing the surface of your cabinets requires three steps: cleaning and repairing, priming, and painting. First, you should wipe them down with a mixture of water, dishwashing detergent, and a bit of ammonia, and then sand or caulk any imperfections.
Next, you should apply DTM Bonding Primer by Sherwin Williams or a similar primer to ensure a smooth paint finish.
Finally, you may apply either a water- or oil-based paint in the desired finish. Awaken Your Interior Designer discusses the pluses and minuses of each type. It will also give you insights into selecting the right shade of white paint.
Project Planning Tip #6: Before purchasing paint and painting supplies, I recommend that you review the tips in the book for avoiding common mistakes many people make when shopping for these items. (pages 200-204).
- Can you tell me if there is any rule of thumb as to how to put together fabrics to match and complement one another. I can put the color schemes together, but it’s the patterns that throw me off.
I see plaid put with floral and stripes and they look great, but somehow when I do it, it doesn’t look right. I would appreciate any help with putting me in the right direction.
Answer #7: To mix and match fabrics, you need to have an understanding of three elements: emphasis, scale, and color.
Emphasis refers to the way in which you use patterns to create focal points and keep a room visually balanced. And scale has to do with the size of the patterns that you mix together. With a basic understanding of these concepts, you won’t ever have to worry about mixing and matching patterns.
Awaken Your Interior Designer introduces what is called the “Ground Up” method. It leads you through mixing and matching fabrics, as well as determining where best to use them in your room.
Project Planning Tip #7: Before mixing and matching patterns, I recommend that you use the fabric planning chart in the book to identify the best types of fabrics for your lifestyle and decorating style. (page 238 – 239)
- We are building a house this spring and I already have three rooms furnished. I have bought red furniture with sort of suede texture for the family room.
The dining room is sort of an Asian style table with chairs. The living room has a smoke colored look with colorful pillows. My kitchen cabinets are two toned cream and cherry.
What color trim would you go with throughout the house? Should the trim be the same throughout or different for each room? If you can give me any help I would appreciate it.
Answer #8: The best color choice for your trim depends on whether you want to actively highlight the moldings or have them play a more subtle role in the room.
If you want to highlight the moldings, go for a color that contrasts with the wall color. For example, a bright off-white used throughout the house would contrast with each of the colors you mentioned. But it would tie the house together, visually.
For a more dramatic look that also highlights the moldings, paint the trim in each room one shade darker than the color on the wall.
In Awaken Your Interior Designer, you can review the trim painting tips for more options. You can also find out if highlighting the trim is a good choice for your home, in general.
Project Planning Tip #8: Before you decide on the colors for your molding/trim, I recommend that you first review the section in the book on how to use color to relate rooms throughout your home. (page 151)
- I have 2 wing chairs with Queen Anne legs. I also have an oval cocktail table with a glass top and Queen Anne legs. I plan to place the cocktail table parallel to the sofa.
A wing chair will be on each end of the cocktail table. Hence, there will be a wing chair somewhat in front of the fireplace. Is this a good placement for the wing chair?
Answer #9: Two classic furniture arrangements that are timeless and effective are the L-shape and H-shape. The arrangement you pick depends on your furniture pieces and decorating style.
I’d suggest that you arrange your items in the classic “H-shape” configuration. This involves any combination of a sofa, loveseat, or chairs that are placed across from one another, with a large coffee table in the center.
This will maximize the impact of your fireplace. It will also create a sense of balance in a room with heavy Traditional style furniture.
Project Planning Tip #9: Before going through the pain of moving furniture around, I recommend that you use the graph paper and instructions in the book to sketch out a floor plan of your room.(pages 98 – 102) Then use the drawn-to-scale furniture pieces to evaluate different layouts (pages 320 – 321)
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