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Easy Luxury: An expert guide to creating your perfect home by Darren Palmer

By Darren Palmer

Effortless luxurious is a sourcebook of classy and possible how you can create a luxurious glance at your residence. Lavishly illustrated with images of Darren's personal inside layout initiatives, starting from flats to greater relations houses, it offers key styling principles to help you get the main out of an area and create a huge effect for a pragmatic funding of time, power and cash. no matter if you're styling a brand new domestic, getting a estate able to promote, or just decorating, effortless luxurious presents professional layout information and recommendations for making a domestic that incorporates a luxe, clothier aesthetic whereas nonetheless embodying convenience. The ebook strikes from huge- scale practicalities and making plans via to the weather of layout, and takes a close examine styling room via room (and the ambitions, possibilities and power pitfalls involved).

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RESPONDING TO ONE OF A MAJOR | 35 When you hold a minimum, your options are limited. • Raise partner’s major if you have three-card support, or more. • Lacking sufficient length to support the major, show a new suit of four cards or longer at the one-level. • If you cannot do either of the above, bid 1NT. Hand 3 ♠A954 ♥KJ5 ♦652 ♣ 10 6 4 Hand 4 ♠A976 ♥ 10 6 ♦K73 ♣9532 Hand 3: Your partner opens 1♥. With three- or four-card support for partner’s major and a weak hand, responder’s first obligation is to show support.

Hand 4 ♠A98 ♥AKJ753 ♦ 10 4 ♣86 Hand 5 ♠K8 ♥AKJ75 ♦J6 ♣QJ87 Hand 4: A simple minimum rebid of 2♥ is appropriate, showing the sixcard one-suiter. Hand 5: You have a two-suited hand and an easy rebid of 2♣. INVITATIONAL REBIDS Invitational rebids are made on hands that hold a good 16 to 18 points. A good 16 is typically made up of first-round controls — aces and kings — and distributional hands that typically have more ruffing values. Hand 6 ♠AK754 ♥Q63 ♦ A K 10 4 2 ♣— Hand 7 ♠KQ542 ♥K64 ♦AJ6 ♣K3 Hand 8 ♠KJ432 ♥KJ7 ♦KQ5 ♣A2 Suppose you open 1♠ and partner raises to 2♠.

Again, in limiting your hand — a 3♣ response to a 1♣ opener, for example — you show a specific HCP range and appropriate trump support. You have handed partner the captain’s hat. 48 | STANDARD BIDDING WITH SAYC RESPONDING WITH GAME-FORCING VALUES Hand 11 ♠K75 ♥KJ3 ♦KJ65 ♣Q73 Hand 12 ♠AQ ♥AQJ74 ♦J732 ♣98 Hand 13 ♠A42 ♥ K 10 8 7 ♦A75 ♣QJ5 Hand 11: Partner opens either 1♣ or 1♦. In standard SAYC, respond 2NT. This response shows 13-15 HCP and normally denies a fourcard major. Note: some choose to respond 2NT with 11-12 HCP.

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