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Victorian Kitchens & BathsTotal Hits - 452  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Romance is in and Victorian design and architecture are as popular now as they were when Victorian was the contemporary style more than a hundred years ago. Often, people who buy a Victorian home have expertise in antiques of the era and can furnish a period living room or bedroom, but they are stymied when it comes to the kitchen and the bathroom. Victorian Kitchens and Baths solves this common dilemma by looking at the individual design, decor and architectural elements that make a room Victorian, offering a myriad of purist as well as interpretive ideas that can be used and adapted to fit many homes and tastes.
ISBN: 1586853023   Date Published on 8/18/2006
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Villa Decor: Decidedly French and Italian Style Total Hits - 1531  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
$39.95 hardcover 1-58685-174-8 8 x 11 in, 160 pp, 150 Color Photographs, Rights: W, Design In her newest book, Villa Decor, Betty Lou Phillips discusses how to mix styles, furnishings, inspirations, and colors from different eras and locations to create the looks for which the French and Italian people are known-wisps of elegance, hints of regal color, textures that delight and inspire. Villa Decor illustrates the mastery of the fabled French way of melding the past with the present so each is seen in the best possible light, as well as the uncanny Italian knack of linking rooms effortlessly with patterns and palettes without detracting from the furnishings or objets d'art, capturing a trend in American decorating. Betty Lou Phillips demonstrates how to virtuously juxtapose various periods and styles in widely diverse, satisfying rooms that are never dull or predictable. Quiet French elegance, Italian romance, and the simplicity of sweet life-la dolce vita. Author of Provencal Interiors, French Influences, and French by Design, Betty Lou Phillips is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Her design work has appeared in such publications as Southern Accents, Bedroom & Bath, Window & Wall, and Decorating, and has also graced many magazine covers. Her design talents have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Christopher Lowell Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
ISBN: 1586851748   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Vintage Fabric Style: Stylish Ideas and Projects Using Quilts and Flea-Market Finds in Your Home Total Hits - 444  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Vintage fabrics are the latest trend and who can resist them? Antique quilts, funky 1950s tablecloths, fine old linens, intriguing scraps of velvet and lace...there's more available than you know what to do with. Now Vintage Fabric Style presents chic ideas and projects that incorporate these fabrics into beautiful home accessories to help create your personal style. Blending their specialties, textiles expert Lucinda Ganderton and stylist Rose Hammick gives step-by-step instructions for inspiring projects, such as transforming an old piece of patchwork into county-style curtains, making a luxurious comforter cover from old damask napkins, and turning old family cast-offs into a lovely baby's quilt. Photographer Catherine Gratwicke uses her background in textile design to focus on each project both close-up and in its environment. Vintage Fabric Style is so inspirational, you'll run out of hand-me-downs before you run out of ideas.

Hidden in grandmothers' sewing boxes, piled high in flea-market stall or hiding out in the back of your linen closet...vintage fabrics in every style, color and condition are just waiting to be transformed into beautiful home accessories. In Vintage Fabric Style, textiles and soft-furnishings expert Lucinda Ganderton and stylist Rose Hammick suggest a multitude of creative ways to use these treasures - from showing how to transform an old piece of patchwork into country-style curtains to making a sturdy apron from an old pair of jeans.

I needed the ideas in this book to use the vintage lace that I'd collected and the stacks of old quilts hidden away in the closet. These were things that attracted me at flea markets and yard sales, but then I had trouble working them into my decor.
The idea of hanging antique clothing on the wall like a piece of art really appeals.
This is a great book for any fabric-aholic out there.

 

ISBN: 1841724165   Date Published on 6/13/2006

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