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|With their eye-catching design and creative potential, textured and embellished walls have become the newest trend in home décor. Do-it-yourself decorators everywhere want to learn how to use the texturing techniques featured on such networks as HGTV -- and thanks to Spectacular Walls, now they can.
Readers will find:
-38 illustrated, step-by-step projects for walls
-A variety of techniques, including Venetian plaster looks, easy wall glazing and ideas drawn from cake decorating, to create effects ranging from subtle and refined to whimsical and colorful
-A wide array of suggested materials, from drywall mud to decorative papers to faux gems and pearls
With Spectacular Walls, readers can create exciting surfaces that would make anyone proud to be a wallflower!
ISBN: 1581807279 Date Published on 4/28/2006
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|The living room is the focus of domestic life. Be it for rest and relaxation, company and conversation, or vibrant social events, this is a room that should reflect the personalities of those who create and enjoy it. Jane Alexander shows how the spirit of the living room can offer a variety of atmospheres and settings to suit a family's different moods and personalities. Spirit of the Living Room offers an ulimited array of ideas for transforming the everyday living room into a magical haven for relaxing as well as entertaining.|
ISBN: 0823049043 Date Published on 8/30/2006
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What could be better than a craft that is easy to learn, requires no painting skills, and gives great results? Here's the perfect introduction to an ideal medium for decorating walls, furniture, dishes, flowerpots...almost anything. See how to prepare surfaces, add subtle background effects, make and use printing blocks, and adapt and combine motifs. 14 projects--most with suggestions for alternative colors and designs--include a moon and stars in bronze and gold metallic paint on a dark blue background; a merry Christmas pattern of holly and mistletoe; stems of climbing ivy for picture or mirror frames; cheerful marigolds and bumblebees to brighten a playroom or child's bedroom; a range of flowerpot decorations; and more. 128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 3/4.
ISBN: 1861081340 Date Published on 5/4/2006
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|Using common materials and a few simple techniques, anyone can bring timeless elegance to a room or transform ordinary objects into heirlooms. With 'Sponging ETC., learn how to use sponge painting and color washing to add pizzazz to your decorating. Master glazing techniques, such as strie, combing, and rag rolling. Mix your own paint glazes for maximum color control at minimum expense.|
ISBN: 086573996X Date Published on 5/4/2006
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|The people who taught readers how to clean their homes in 42 minutes flat spell out how to go about tackling those heavy-duty, spring cleaning chores in the most efficient, and painless, way.|
ISBN: 0440501628 Date Published on 10/17/2006
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|Whatever the season, Spring Cleaning celebrates the rewarding ritual of refreshing your home from top to bottom. Here is clear and practical advice for how to shake the dust from the cushions, chase cobwebs from the corners, and throw open those squeaky-clean windows to let in the clean, fresh breeze.|
ISBN: 0811839850 Date Published on 10/18/2006
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|If you think a flight of stairs is nothing more than a means of getting from one floor to the next, think again. Shot from intriguing angles that illustrate their utility and beauty, this colorful tour of stepping spaces reveals why staircases are not only the architect’s ultimate challenge, but also the ultimate manifestation of his ingenuity, imagination, and engineering skills. In one family houses and multiple dwellings, in schools, museums, and sports arenas, in restaurants, offices, and retail shops, these stairs, escalators, and even fire escapes are made of every material imaginable: wood, natural stone, bricks, reinforced concrete, metal, and even glass. From one floor to the next they show how the best staircases are spiritually—as well as physically—transporting. |
ISBN: 3823855727 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|When it comes to the design of staircases, there to the imagination, talent, or inventiveness. Perhaps that is why some staircases are engineering marvels as well as works of art in their own right.
Staircases showcases 50 brilliant staircase designs constructed over the past several years. These breathtaking examples are from 11 different countries ranging from a private home in Finland to an apartment building in Chicago to the Louvre.
Readers will be enthralled by the 150 color photos plus 100 line drawings that accompany each project. Plus thoroughly entertaining text explains the design intention, methods of construction, and describes the amazing cutting-edge technology that makes some of the more innovative designs possible.
192 pages 9 1/2" x 11" 150 color photos hardbound 0-82306-896-X
ISBN: 082306896X Date Published on 8/30/2006
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|This volume is a complete study of staircases, from technical details and calculations to full schemes. Works by recognized and emerging architects are used to explain in detail how to design treads, structural systems, widths, banisters, proportions materials, etc. In addition to their functional role of providing vertical communication, staircases can be a major feature of designs and a structural element in buildings.|
ISBN: 393581402X Date Published on 9/6/2006