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The Encyclopedia of Decorative Paint Techniques: A Unique A-Z Directory of Decorative Paint EffectsTotal Hits - 274  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Many people admire decorative pain effects such as false marbeling, woodgraining, or gilding but feel they can never achieve them without employing the assistance of a professional. The Encyclopedia of Decorative Paint Techniques is designed to dispel this myth. The idea handbook for anyone who wants to be adventurous in decorating but lacks the confidence, this book employs a highly illustrated step-by-step approach and practical text which enable even the complete beginner to tackle successfully a wide range of effects.
ISBN: 1561382124   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions Total Hits - 305  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Encyclopedia of Window Fashions: A Visual Guide to the World of Window Treatments
ISBN: 0962473634   Date Published on 5/9/2006
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The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions Total Hits - 831  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions: 1000 Decorating Ideas for Windows, Bedding and Accessories
ISBN: 1890379034   Date Published on 9/4/2006
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The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions with CDROM Total Hits - 315  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Encylopedia of Window Fashions: 1000 Decorating Ideas for Windows, Bedding and Accessories
ISBN: 1890379042   Date Published on 5/11/2006
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The English Room Total Hits - 967  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (18)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The English Room takes you on a room-by-room exploration of the English home, contrasting town with country life, rooms designed for pleasure with those for more practical needs, and rooms meant to receive visitors with those that are private retreats. Country cottages and London flats, drawing rooms and kitchens all conjure up the essence of English life.
ISBN: 082122705X   Date Published on 9/4/2006
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The Essential Guide to Upholstery Total Hits - 249  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
I received this book yesterday and cannot put it down. The pictures, drawings and advice are fantastic. I am very interested in upholstery projects for my home and am ready to move from a "beginning Intermediate" level to "Intermediate". This book is just what I needed for more guidance. I have an extensive collection of upholstery books, and except for "Simply Upholstery" and the "Singer Upholstery Basics" books, I have been mostly disappointed with the books I have received as they were not helpful or showed unrealistic projects. This book is like being in an upholstery class with a smart, interesting teacher. I hope Dorothy Gates writes more books on this subject. I would certainly buy it!!
ISBN: 1552850811   Date Published on 6/22/2006
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The Essential Kitchen Design Guide Total Hits - 537  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The kitchen is the heart of the home, the ideal place to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, an informal gathering, or an intimate conversation. It is also a complex organism in which numerous independent systems must work in harmony to minimize the energy required to prepare meals and clean up afterwards. Few rooms see so much activity; fewer still challenge designers with such an array of practical, technological, and esthetic considerations. The successful kitchen designer creates a warm, pleasant atmosphere while solving problems of storage capacity, accessibility, functionality, ventilation, lighting, safety, and durability.

For many years the National Kitchen & Bath Association has conducted a prestigious education program for kitchen designers. The Essential Kitchen Design Guide, condensed from the NKBA's own six-volume manual, is an invaluable sourcebook and technical guide for kitchen planning and design. It offers an established set of kitchen-planning guidelines—accepted as the norm for the industry—and provides authoritative presentations on every kitchen mechanical system, design issue, and planning principle, as well as appliances, fixtures, and other equipment.

Hundreds of design details, descriptive technical photos, and useful checklists help you make the most of all the information provided. Reliable data, proven techniques, and helpful tips prepare you to tackle every aspect of kitchen design, including

  • Electrical systems, lighting, and plumbing
  • Fixtures and appliances
  • Cabinetry, floor coverings, counter tops, and other equipment and materials
  • Drawing and presentation standards for the kitchen professional
  • Cost estimating
  • Space planning
  • Kitchen-related building codes
  • And more

The Essential Kitchen Design Guide is an indispensable tool and an essential addition to the professional libraries of architects, interior designers, and anyone interested in pursuing the finest in kitchen design.

From the organization whose name is synonymous with the highest standards in kitchen and bath design-the kitchen design guide no professional should be without!

ISBN: 0471126721   Date Published on 8/18/2006
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The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook: Over 100 Inspirational Recipes for Dyeing and Decorating Total Hits - 199  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
If you want to give fabrics that personal touch, you can't do without this vital tool that covers everything from traditional vat coloring to tie-dying, as well as innovative contemporary methods involving photocopiers, foil, and latex. Jam-packed with handy tips from a leading expert in textile dyeing and decoration, it describes the characteristics of different fabrics and yarns, dyes, pigments, and paints. Color strip, screen or block print, do Indonesian batik, smoke stencil, and so much more, with over 100 inspirational, beautifully photographed recipes for dyeing and patterning fabric, a comprehensive techniques section, and symbols that quickly convey a recipe's difficulty, preparation time, process, and type of dye required. And a handy color key system instantly identifies the best material for each procedure!
ISBN: 1855858797   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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The Fabric Decorator Total Hits - 251  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Fabric Decorator, Vol. 1
ISBN: 0316703907   Date Published on 5/9/2006
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The Fabric Quantity Handbook: For Soft Furnishings Total Hits - 288  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

'The Fabric Quantity Hand Book - Imperial' Simple-to-use for estimating curtain fabric quantities quickly and accurately. Also includes estimation tables for valances, pelmets, swags, blinds, bed valances, covers and much more. Available in metric and Imperial measurements.

This book is designed to make the task of estimating fabric quantities for curtains, accessories and trims easier and more accurate. The tables have been formulated as the result of our experience making bespoke soft furnishings. However, when estimating for specific designs, the quantities given may need to be adapted and so should only be used as a guide.

Maybe I missed it, but nowhere in the description did I read that this ENTIRE book is in METERS!! V. helpful for design prof's outside of the US, but every chart has to be converted for those of us stuck in the English system of measure. It would be HEAVEN if the book had been published w/both yards and meters. Oh well, writing conversions in the margin is a good "slow day" project.


ISBN: 0953526720   Date Published on 6/15/2006

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