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|If you long to give your rooms a vintage air and country-cottage appeal, you will love the retro floral prints and timeless designs of Romantic Home Sewing, the perfect guide to creating a handmade, easy elegance in your home. The book offers simple-sew projects to transform every room into the romantic retreat you’ve always wanted.|
In this step-by-step guide, Christina Strutt, owner of the popular Cabbages & Roses fabric company, shows readers how to make a wealth of projects for the kitchen and bathroom, sunroom, and bedroom—and for gift giving, as well. A skilled stylist and designer, Strutt demonstrates how to create a look that is personal and unique, but not at all labor intensive. Reusing old fabrics and accessories in new ways allows the vintage and the modern to mingle beautifully—and also saves money and time.
The charming projects highlighted in this delightful illustrated book include crisp linen chair covers, a chic fabric headboard, pretty flower aprons, dreamy voile bed curtains, and soothing scented herbal pillows.
Even if you’ve never sewn a stitch before, Romantic Home Sewing will guide you through each technique for polished results.
If you desire a home filled with hand-finished, personal objects, let Christina Strutt be your guide. The result will be an oasis of comfort, whimsy, and true romanticism.
From the creative talent behind Britain’s beloved Cabbages & Roses vintage-style fabric company, Romantic Home Sewing includes thirty easy-to-sew projects that will transform your home into a warm, lovely tableau of hand-crafted detail. From pillows to aprons, duvet covers to lamp shades, Romantic Home Sewing is the ultimate guide to creating the inviting, charming home you crave—all with your own two hands.
ISBN: 0307345637 Date Published on 6/21/2006
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|Moving or redecorating? Use this handy furniture layout kit to design your rooms before you purchase or reposition a single item. Includes 215 furniture shapes, graph paper and complete instructions.|
ISBN: 0486242137 Date Published on 7/12/2006
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|Rooms for Living is a valuable, exciting collection for anyone looking to create a home that they’d be happy to show off to friends - but even happier to live in.
Bring style and comfort to every room.
This gorgeous, full-color collection celebrates comfortable and functional living where it matters most – in great rooms, master suites, and kitchens.
Detailed renderings and floor plans showcase homes in a variety of styles, and blueprints are available for every home.
Readers will find expert advise to help them make the most of their living spaces, whether they’re building or remodeling.
With a wealth of bright, colorful photography, this is more than a home plan resource – it’s also a source of hundreds of inspiring ideas.
ISBN: 1931131295 Date Published on 10/24/2006
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|Includes all-new rooms from Trading Spaces never before seen in a book.
Dozens of ideas for facelifts to living rooms, family rooms, bonus rooms, kitchens, and multipurpose bedrooms.
Photo tours of 15 rooms show how to use fabrics, flooring, furnishings, and color effectively.
Decorating strategies feature ready-made items and inexpensive ideas for quick, low-cost success.
Special Style Primers introduce the furnishings, colors, and surfaces that characterize five popular decorating styles: classic, chic, casual, romantic, and funky.
Unique Lessons for Living sections offer planning ideas and creative solutions for common decorating challenges.
ISBN: 0696221314 Date Published on 9/7/2006
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Rooms Outside the House presents an innovative range of building types for rooms and freestanding structures that will extend the living space of your home.
Building structures beyond the walls of your home can be an inexpensive yet creative way to expand and enhance your living space. Rooms Outside the House presents a broad range of projects encompassing a variety of purposes such as pool houses and saunas, dining and entertaining rooms, and even freestanding private libraries, all built to blend into your home's garden space.
Featuring the work of top architects such as Bolin Cwynski, Miro Rivera Architects, Hanranhan and Meyers, Frank Harmond, and more, Rooms Outside the House provides beautiful full-color photography and detailed architectural plans that are sure to inspire new ways of thinking about your home and garden space.
ISBN: 0060749814 Date Published on 10/24/2006
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Rugs & Carpets begins by tracing the development of carpet-making and introduces the immense range of rugs and carpets produced since 1800. Being able to identify rugs and carpets is an important part of understanding them and a useful illustrated chart shows how to decipher weavings from different countries. There are also helpful explanatory diagrams and photographs that illustrate the different techniques involved in carpet-making, as well as information on designs, styles and motifs. This book journeys to all the major carpet-making regions, including the Caucasus, Turkestan, Turkey, Persia, India, China, Tibet, Europe, North Africa and North America. Handsome maps depict the major production areas of each region and the author, Andrew Middleton, closely examines rugs and carpets made by village and city workshops, as well as tribal weavings. Buying and caring for your rug or carpet are major considerations. At the end of the book is a section on where (and where not) to buy rugs and carpets and how to buy at auction or from a dealer. The author also provides useful advice on care and restoration, plus tips on display.
ISBN: 1857326342 Date Published on 5/7/2006
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|A complete survey of fine carpets and rugs from Oriental, Persian, Indian, Chinese to modern art weaving. |
ISBN: 0785802010 Date Published on 4/29/2006
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|Rugs to Riches is an authoritative, lively, and eminently practical guide for people who want to learn the dos and don'ts of choosing handmade oriental rugs. Caroline Bosly, one of the foremost rug brokers in the world, describes the various types of rugs and their origins, explains the difference between buying new and antique rugs, and tells you how to buy a rug of any size at the best possible price. Written in a simple, straightforward style that strips away the mystique from oriental rugs, Rugs to Riches also advises you on:
Determining whether a rug is handmade or not, and whether it has been altered in any way.
Evaluating a rug's condition and determining whether the retail price is a fair one, using a simple point system.
Bargaining down the price of a rug, no matter what type of store you find it in.
Selling a rug and making a profit.
Decorating with oriental rugs and ensuring that they remain clean and in good repair.
ISBN: 0394739574 Date Published on 5/7/2006
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Staying at a ryokan is much more than just stopping off at a Japanese hotel. It is a journey in time where the visitor is a guest in old Japan. The picture of a world long thought lost is offered with only a few compromises to the modern age into which the visitor is immersed freed from the banality of everyday life. Thus a ryokan is a combination of Japanese art and culture of bygone centuries. The reader will find: architecture, painting, color woodblock printing, ceramics, lacquer work, ike-bana, sho, everyday utensils, traditional clothing and exquisite cuisine. Additionally, the reader will learn about the traditional rituals, ceremonies and pleasures such as the Way of Tea, no theater, the martial arts, seasonal festivals, The Way of the Samurai as well as legends and customs. This publication brings to life and gives insight into the history, traditions, and arts of Japan.
ISBN: 3829048297 Date Published on 4/25/2006