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Making Miniature Oriental Rugs & CarpetsTotal Hits - 614  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Delight in this collection of 25 miniature Oriental rug designs, carefully adapted to 1/12 scale. Make a Turkish "Holbein" carpet, a modern kelim, a late 19th century Gendje runner, a Baluchi prayer rug, and many others. Each project is showcased in a full-color photo and includes a color chart, list of thread shades, and historical background on the design.
ISBN: 1861080662   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Making Pillows and Slipcovers: Cushions, Bolsters, Bean Bags and Chair Covers to Transform Your HomeTotal Hits - 223  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Making Pillows and Slipcovers: Cushions, Bolsters, Bean Bags and Chair Covers to Transform Your Home
ISBN: 184215379X   Date Published on 6/13/2006
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MarblingTotal Hits - 204  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This complete guide describes several marbling techniques showing different characteristics of stone.
ISBN: 0706369122   Date Published on 5/9/2006
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Marbling: How-to Techniques Total Hits - 209  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Marbling: Ideas and Techniques for Creating Simulated Marble

ISBN: 051757120X   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Marvelous Murals You Can Paint Total Hits - 916  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From cave painting and Pompeian houses to the wallpaper scenery of a quarter-century ago, murals have come and gone from the home. These two books are evidence of a recent resurgence. Marvelous Murals is a good, straightforward manual for mountain scenes, woodlands, waterfalls, musical themes, underwater motifs, and farm scenes. Beginners will appreciate the progressive difficulty of the exercises, starting with room preparation and simple silhouettes and advancing to complex textures and perspectives. In Trompe l'Oeil Murals Using Stencils, Royals hopes to make it possible for the novice to achieve the heightened reality of the genre using the simplest of tools and methods. She begins with preliminary tryouts and small-scale projects for faux surfaces, like used brick, stone blocks, velvet drapery, and marble. Six major projects take on arched brick windows, lattice windows, limestone niches, etc. Both of these books are recommended for crafts collections. More advanced artists will also want Sarah Hocombe's challenging Fresco Painting for Home & Garden
ISBN: 0891349693   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Mary Gilliatt's Complete Room by Room Decorating GuideTotal Hits - 987  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Like M. F. K. Fisher achieves for food writing, so does Gilliatt turn many elegant phrases in^B interior home design. Adding to her already long list of books is this room-by-room decorator, which intersperses a history of style with some definitive guidelines--as only a confident and world-known designer can. She emphasizes, for the timid, the emulation of one of three easy-to-follow philosophies: one, suit decorating to a particular style or building or climate; two, try cutting-edge contemporary; or three, go thoroughly eclectic. From there, accompanied by compelling color photographs, each chapter is devoted to one room in a home, covering a brief room ethos (e.g., Shakespeare's "My library was Dukedom enough") and available decorative options in walls, lighting, flooring, windows, furnishings, and accessories. Her opinion filters through every nook and cranny. Treat windows like eyes, she advises. Or remember that less is more in halls, staircases, and landings. Visual sidebars add to the already overstuffed portfolio of information. One book truly fits all. Barbara Jacobs
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ISBN: 0823029700   Date Published on 9/2/2006
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Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course (Decor Best-Sellers)Total Hits - 1204  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From choosing a color scheme to redesigning an entire house, Mary Gilliatt’s Interior Design Course provides a complete step-by-step road map for success. This book is conveniently organized into two sections. Section One, The Basics, provides tested techniques for mastering the main elements of good design: lighting; color; texture and pattern; and scale and balance. It also includes a valuable overview of historical styles, providing the reader with a quick-reference catalog of common design influences.

Section Two, The Specifics, demonstrates an array of creative approaches for walls, windows, floors, and furnishings suitable for any type of room. Readers will discover how to use special paint finishes and fabrics to create exciting wall coverings; innovative ways to bring new life to blinds, curtains, screens, shutters, and other window treatments; tips for choosing the right type of furniture to complete a specific room; and finally, how to combine all these elements together to create a harmonious, one-of-a-kind living space.

Finally, the all-important Finishing Touches section demonstrates how to choose the accessories and extra details that help reflect a particular look or style. Plus, this remarkable guide is packed with lavish photography and clear, insightful text that make it easy for readers to utilize these very same no-fail techniques in their own homes.

Perfect for veteran decorators as well as novices decorating their first home, Mary Gilliatt’s Interior Design Course is the definitive one-stop guide for creating interiors that are beautiful, unique, and totally one’s own.

ISBN: 0823030466   Date Published on 5/25/2006
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Master Strokes: A Practical Guide to Decorative Paint Techniques Total Hits - 197  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Master Strokes is an essential manual for those who wish to use decorative paint finishes on everything from small ornamental objects and furniture to walls and floors. Step-by-step instructions, Illustrated throughout by superb colour photographs, show the reader exactly how to achieve the desired finish.

ISBN: 0935603883   Date Published on 5/9/2006
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Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques Total Hits - 532  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Transform an ordinary room into a masterpiece with decorative finishes, such as marbling, stenciling, sponging, glazing, and more. 300 full-color photos.
ISBN: 1580110649   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Meditations on Design: Reinventing Your Home With Style and Simplicity Total Hits - 455  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Renowned designer John Wheatman shares his decades of expertise working with apartment dwellers, country homesteaders, and city sophisticates. His design principles are based on the philosophy that a living space should be functional, comfortable, and life-enriching. From displaying personal collections to incorporating light and nature, the author shows readers how to make their homes reflect who they are. Color photographs are included throughout.

Interior decorating is meant to be a personal business, but often designers have such a specific vision that they ignore beloved collections or mementos. In Meditations on Design, John Wheatman insists that it's those extremely personal items that make your home a work of art, and goes on to show a myriad of possibilities for display. Wheatman's vision is of a home that is never "done"--as he says in the first chapter, "Who you are and what you want to say about yourself is continually changing." With pages of lovely photos combined with thoughtful text, he does a great job of showing possibilities for both your home and your inspirations. Couches are low and comfortable, obviously meant for dogs and children as much as for swanky adult gatherings. Colors tend to be bold on the walls while neutral on the furnishings--after all, it's certainly cheaper to repaint than it is to reupholster. Living-room shelves are full of books, window treatments are minimal, and walls are consistently covered with the personal art collections of his clients. Whether your tastes run to chairs (his favorite), African masks, or Japanese pottery, Wheatman has a practical and low-maintenance way to show off treasures while integrating them naturally into the room. The close-up photos of statuary, gardens, and textured pottery will inspire readers to combine their own decorating schemes with day-to-day practical needs. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

ISBN: 1573248231   Date Published on 7/11/2006

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