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New UpholsteryTotal Hits - 253  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
New Upholstery: Step-by-Step Solutions for Creating Fresh and Modern Furnishings
ISBN: 0765108348   Date Published on 6/21/2006
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New Upholstery (Mitchell Beazley Interiors S.) Total Hits - 909  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In eye-capturing style, this essential new guide provides everything do-it-yourselfers, design students, and professionals need to prepare and create beautifully upholstered furniture. Featuring 250 dazzling color photos, it provides the lowdown on scouting the antiques market for perfect furniture; choosing the right tools and materials; and selecting from today’s innovative and vibrant fabrics—including finishes and trimmings, which are often the key to making or breaking a piece. Novice upholsterers learn a range of basic and complex techniques, from stripping back and top stuffing to springing and making cushions. Eighteen easy-to-master projects bring rewarding results, including a striking Arts and Crafts Easy Chair, sumptuous red suede box stool, soft leather ’60s G Plan Chair, sensuous shaped headboard, and elegant 19th-Century sofa.
ISBN: 1840008563   Date Published on 6/15/2006
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New Ways With Paint: Over 100 Techniques and Decorating Ideas for Walls, Floors, Fabrics, Furniture,Total Hits - 339  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Three simple sections put a fresh coat on designing with paint. "The Paints" details finishes, illustrating the qualities, appearances and possible uses of various paints. "Techniques" explores a range of textures and patterns, from the familiar stenciling and sponging to the more complex marbling, relief, color washing and woodgraining. Using the first two sections to achieve "The Look" is how your personal sense of style and inspiration from your surroundings will color your rooms. Whether you are an apartment or country dweller, prefer white-on-white or vibrant colors, graphic, floral or historical decorating schemes, New Ways With Paint will shape your signature designs.
ISBN: 1571452982   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Nina Campbell's Decorating Notebook : Insider Secrets and Decorating Ideas for Your Home Total Hits - 796  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Nina Campbell, one of Britain’s foremost interior designers, has garnered international acclaim for her signature designs—classic and comfortable interiors executed with elegant understatement. In Nina Campbell’s Decorating Notebook, she reveals the trademark touches, the secret sources and techniques, and the methods she uses to create her timeless, sophisticated interiors.

Starting from the belief that homes should always reflect the preferences and idiosyncrasies of the families who live in them, Nina Campbell leads home decorators from bare walls to finished room, offering insights into each step of her design process and showing how to apply her design principles in any home.

Nina Campbell includes beautiful photographs of homes she has decorated in the United States and Europe, including a luxurious New York City penthouse as well as her own new apartment in London, and provides explanations of the key decorating decisions behind each design. As she guides the home decorator on a tour of these locales, she recounts the challenges inherent within each project and the little tricks that produced sweeping effects, and she demonstrates how to enliven decorative schemes with the smallest of details. To further aid the reader in selecting the perfect elements, Nina Campbell offers options for wonderful windows and wall treatments along with directions for properly selecting each piece, tips for designing the most effective lighting scheme based on a room’s structure and style, secrets for choosing the right fabrics and appropriate color schemes, and ideas for positioning furniture in exciting new ways. Nina Campbell also explains how the reader can re-create her signature touch: a stunning focal point in every room.

Using her top ten decorating principles, Nina Campbell shows how to make the most out of a home’s architectural detailing, and she reveals her favorite style touches, including witty ornaments, sensual cushions and throws, and scented flowers for the bedroom. With the aid of invaluable questionnaires, swatches, and floorplans, she offers countless ideas for personalizing and revitalizing the home with creative solutions for every room.

Lavishly illustrated and filled with inspired suggestions, Nina Campbell’s Decorating Notebook is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking tailor-made home design.

In her fourth book, longtime designer Campbell presents a stunningly elegant view into the decision-making process of a prominent interior decorator. Campbell details secrets of solving practical problems and shares cozy personal stories. Each chapter begins with an elegant photo essay of a redecorated space. A "notebook" page follows with wonderful close-ups of the fabrics and textures used in room, as well as interesting ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos and informative notes explaining what the decorator had in mind. When necessary, floor plans have been included to demonstrate where architectural changes have been made. The direct and helpful writing style gives readers many tips: "White china with a coat of arms is both grand and simple." Yet, just when it seems this volume is aimed exclusively towards the upper echelon of decorators ("A room of this size demands several seating areas…"), the author suddenly tosses out universally useful information: "A good tip for buying a rug, incidentally, is to look out for one that doesn’t have a central motif, as it will be less restrictive when you are arranging furniture." Though at times the cost-saving tips liberally sprinkled throughout the text seem incongruous with the magnificent and stately homes pictured, Campbell wisely notes that "few people want to start completely from scratch and there are often real budgetary constraints, even in very grand homes." For readers tasked with redecorating their penthouse apartments or country homes, this is a ‘must have’ volume. Decorating enthusiasts will enjoy reading the text as well as studying the luxurious pictures, and anyone with a flair for decorating will find this volume fascinating midnight reading.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Well-known British designer and author Campbell teams up with her photographer daughter in this personal view of her recent projects. Beginning with her own apartment, outfitted to accommodate a mother and adult child, Campbell features upscale interiors for a variety of residents: a refined bachelor, a retired couple, a single woman scaling down from a grand manor, the members of a private residential club. Throughout, Campbell describes her design choices in rooms that, in a few cases, were updates of her previous work. Campbell's personal voice and focus on detail work especially well on the scrapbook pages, which feature swatches of fabric and paint and include more specific hints for pulling design elements together. Campbell's aesthetic, at once cozy and grandly opulent, may not appeal to fans of sleek, contemporary, minimal design. But all readers will benefit from advice such as the "Top 10 Decorating Principles" and Campbell's practical suggestions to reuse pieces whenever possible. A rich, useful resource. Gillian Engberg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

ISBN: 140005172X   Date Published on 7/3/2006
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Nina Campbell's Decorating Secrets : Easy Ways to Achieve the Professional Look Total Hits - 327  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Interior decoration has never been more popular, yet at the end of the day few people achieve the look they envision when they start a room. Now renowned English decorator Nina Campbell shares the secrets that have brought her world acclaim, offering a step-by-step design strategy that will help turn your original ideas into a beautiful reality.

Nina Campbell's Decorating Secrets is a practical decorating guide based on Nina's unique "layering" approach of combining the different elements in any given room -- from furniture and lighting to pictures and flowers -- to create a unified scheme. The first section covers such basics as determining what you want out of a room, how to assess a particular space with an eye toward natural light and existing architectural details, and why rooms need focal points and how to create one. Next, she walks you through the main rooms of a home and addresses the key decorating decisions for each one, such as choosing the right colors and fabrics to create a certain mood, deciding what to put on the walls and floors, and how to properly position the furniture. This is the heart of the book and where her "layering" philosophy really takes effect. Finally, the last section examines the all-important finishing touches, such as display items and soft furnishings, that add a personal feel to any room.

Lavishly illustrated with two hundred stunning full-color photographs and written in a lively anecdotal style, Nina Campbell's Decorating Secrets is an enjoyable and practical resource.
ISBN: 0609606751   Date Published on 7/10/2006
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Nineteenth Century Interiors: An Album of Watercolors Total Hits - 115  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In the nineteenth century, proud householders commissioned painters to record their dwellings, much as today's owners might take a photograph. These charming watercolors portrayed with faithful accuracy the shape of rooms, the organization of the furniture, the patterns of carpets, or the drape of window hangings. People of all kinds had their homes immortalized, from humble vicars and artists to the grandest families of Europe. Published to accompany an extraordinary exhibition of watercolor views at The Frick Collection in New York, this handsome volume includes illustrations of more than sixty nineteenth-century interiors: from cottages to palaces, from an emperor's chambers in Portugal to the bedroom of a Russian dacha.
ISBN: 0500015562   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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No Garden? No Problem! Design and Planting Ideas for the Smallest of SpacesTotal Hits - 579  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
If you would love to grow plants but you don't have a garden, this book is for you... Even the smallest, darkest corner can be turned into a mini garden with some clever planting. Walls can be decorated with style and festooned with colourful flowers while balconies, terraces, basements and even front doorsteps and flights of stairs can become green oases in which plants thrive and people can relax outdoors. No Gardfen No Problem! makes a garden where none exists, starting at the front door and taking in balconies, windowsills, walls, patios and basements -- even the concrete floor of a back yard can be transformed. There are plant suggestions, design ideas and step-by-step projects such as a wall painting, modern containers, screens and a lighting feature to enhance small outdoor spaces, adding value to your home and allowing everyone to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of plants and gardening.
ISBN: 0715311719   Date Published on 9/4/2006
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No-Sew Soft Furnishings: Quick and Easy Techniques for Effective Home FurnishingsTotal Hits - 236  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
More (Step-by-Step Pillows and Cushions, LJ 9/15/98) presents a comprehensive look at soft furnishings, detailing period styles, fabrics, and popular contemporary decorating styles such as English country and eclectic. The last two-thirds of the book contains projects describing how to make curtains, draperies, cushions, tablecloths, and the like. The instructions are sparsely illustrated, but experienced sewers will find this an excellent source of inspiration, especially when viewing the lavish styles depicted in the photographs. Bawden (Rag Rug Inspirations, LJ 2/15/97) depicts a casual, contemporary style of soft furnishings with over 50 projects for curtains, bedcovers, cushions, and lampshades, to name a few, all without sewing a stitch. The instructions are so clearly explained and illustrated that an amateur should have no trouble following them. Both books are recommended for public libraries.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
ISBN: 0706377702   Date Published on 6/21/2006
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Northern Shades: 25 Full-Size Patterns for Stained Glass Lampshades Total Hits - 189  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Northern Shades: 25 Full-Size Patterns for Stained Glass Lampshades
ISBN: 0919985173   Date Published on 9/19/2006
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Nursery Decor: Projects for Decorating Your Baby's RoomTotal Hits - 790  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorate baby’s room with the delightful accessories presented in this unique book.

Author Debra Quartermain expertly guides readers through creating four special themes for baby’s room décor: "The Enchanted Garden," "Boys, Bears, & Baseball," "Sail on a Sea of Stars," and "B is for Baby." Using felt and fabrics, readers are shown how to create 40 different accessories to fill the themed nurseries, including pillows, toys, stuffed animals, blankets, mobiles, frames, bookends, a toy box, and a rug. Painting tips and ideas for window treatments are also featured.

Debra Quartermain is an exceptionally talented designer who has been exhibiting her own pattern line, Homespun Treasures Designs, for the past four years.

• Detailed step-by-step instructions

• Perfect for creating a special gift for baby

• Suitable for any skill level

• Full-size patterns are included

ISBN: 0873494962   Date Published on 9/2/2006

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