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You can create stylish window dressings with the step-by-step directions for curtains, shades, soft valances, swags, and cascades contained here. Measuring information, schematic diagrams, and equipment information makes window treatments simple!
ISBN: 0376017376 Date Published on 5/10/2006
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|All the Style of Famous TV Homes, Now in Yours!|
From Archie Bunker’s Barcalounger to the framed peephole on Friends, sitcom decor sets the tone of our favorite shows—and defines the lives of its characters. Now Sitcom Style brings you a behind-the-scenes peek inside more than two dozen of the most recognizable homes in American pop culture: the sets of our favorite TV shows from the past half-century.
The sets of situation comedies aren’t just a collection of random props that surround the actors; they’re statements of style. They’re designed to convey a particular mood, to both reflect and enhance the personalities of the people who live in them—just like anyone’s home. So Sitcom Style is more than a glimpse into a make-believe world; it’s also a fascinating exploration of how to bring personal style into your own living room. Set designers share their secrets and strategies for creating some of the most thought-out homes in America, and you can learn how to recreate these styles in your own home, complete with shopping resources!
What’s more, Sitcom Style is also a nostalgic stroll through the most beloved locations in the American consciousness. From the early days of I Love Lucy, The Addams Family, and I Dream of Jeannie through seventies’ favorites like Three’s Company and Happy Days to the eighties’ The Cosby Show and Roseanne and recent megahits like Friends, Sex and the City, and Will & Grace, Sitcom Style is an at-a-glance look at how America has lived for the past fifty years. And for true TV buffs, each chapter includes information on the set designers, years of production, favorite quotes, and trivia.
A completely unique combination of pop culture and interior design, Sitcom Style is a must whether you love the TV world or want to spice up your own decor at home.
ISBN: 1400051789 Date Published on 5/31/2006
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|This is an innovative series which shows yow how to create and embellish your home with everyday materials. Each title includes 25 projects with step-by-step photographs that clearly explain the stylish ideas, providing creative inspiration for truly original effects. |
ISBN: 1842155792 Date Published on 6/21/2006
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The authors make reupholstering easy for anyone with basic sewing skills and a chair or sofa in need of a makeover. Easy-to-follow text describes how to assemble tools, make patterns, avoid common mistakes (or repair them) and much more. Exquisite, original watercolor illustrations from designer Michelle Ball are featured throughout the book.
ISBN: 0688114334 Date Published on 6/15/2006
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S-t-r-e-t-c-h decorating budgets! Revitalize home furnishings! Stylish, versatile, and inexpensive slipcovers transform dated furniture with minimal expenditure and limited technical skill. They offer the option of shopping consignment stores, flea markets, and yard sales with the assurance that it is possible to coordinate with existing decor, regardless of established fabrics, patterns, and colors.
Slipcover Style presents the inspiration and the technical know-how to create 26 fantastic new covers for chairs, sofas, stools, deckchairs, beds, and tables. Offers step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, and features beautiful photographs of finished projects for inspiration. Includes a section explaining all the essential sewing and finishing techniques needed to successfully complete each project.
* Revitalize home decor with 26 easy-to-make projects * Create classic and contemporary slipcovers for chairs, sofas, beds, and tables
* Presents clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations
ISBN: 0873496205 Date Published on 6/13/2006
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|As an experienced seamstress that wanted to branch out into slipcovers, I found this book to be the answer to my prayers. I have several other books that have much prettier covers and use more glamorous fabrics but nothing that even comes close to the detailed steps provided in this book.
First off, making a slipcover is hard work. Nothing easy about it. I liked this book because it covers, in detail, each standard arm shape of sofas and chairs and gives pictures of exactly how to design and construct each type. The steps for making cushion covers is excellent. From how to make the pattern, making welting, putting in the zipper, to sewing the final seam. I refer to it each time because of the detailed construction pictures.
Most other slipcover books make way too many assumptions about the construction steps or try to describe things in text without pictures. This book does both very well.
This is a well-done book. It offers clear, detailed photos (yesssss!!!), instead of those TOTALLY UN-HELPFUL DRAWINGS that so many silly books have nowadays. I am going to finally attempt my first sewing project with the help of 'Slipcovers" by Creative Textiles.
ISBN: 0865734119 Date Published on 6/15/2006
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I am so pleased to see a book that demands proper measurements and all the specific instructions on any project you intend to do. This should ensure your labor's not to be in vain. If I'm doing the work, I plan for the sewing to be perfect.
I ordered this book thinking that it's many illustrations would make things "simple." But let me tell you, if you do not consider yourself an avid sewer and very familiar with your sewing machine, don't even consider getting this book. It will drive you insane. It's definitely written for people who have a very good understanding beyond "just the basics."
One reason this book is difficult to follow is that it focuses on VERY tailored covers. Not the kind you find at SureFit or the local linen store. The designs require measurements of your furniture piece from every conceivable angle.
If you love measuring and working out mathmatical formulations for hours...get this book. If not, look somewhere else.
This is *the* book if you want to seriously recover furniture. These ain't throw slipcovers, that's for sure. Good instructions with lots of diagrams and details to help you make beautiful custom-fitted covers for most any upholstered furniture.
ISBN: 0376015136 Date Published on 6/13/2006
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|Small homes are of particular interest to American homeowners searching for unique and affordable ways to live. From a dragonfly house to a Texas saddlebag house to a rustic country cottage, this book features small house designs for every taste and budget, most of them using less than 2,000 square feet of floor space. 180 color photos and 85 color illustrations add to this wonderful book of creative inspiration and expert advice for anyone considering a home remodel.|
ISBN: 1561586544 Date Published on 10/24/2006
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|Overview of decorating and remodeling, such as a 1930s cottage, a 1940s Cape Cod, a 1950s ranch, a 1960s split level, and more
Also offers advice for making the most of space when building a new home
How to enhance space—on a small or large scale—to create comfortable, stylish rooms that look and feel larger
Includes creative ways to find plenty of storage
Shows how to use outdoor areas for additional living space
Tips on arranging rooms, upgrading systems, working with building and design pros, and budgeting
ISBN: 0696217457 Date Published on 4/28/2006