Search Titles AND Description
Start
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 Books 
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
FabJob Guide to Become an Interior Decorator (FabJob Guides)Total Hits - 1755  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
As an interior decorator you will have a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make homes and businesses more beautiful and comfortable.

As long as you have the desire, you can become an interior decorator. No special education or experience is necessary to break into interior decorating and succeed. (Unlike becoming a certified interior designer which has strict requirements including two to five years of post-secondary education in interior design.) You can start interior decorating and become an interior decorator immediately.

If you would like to be paid to decorate homes or businesses, the FabJob Guide to Become an Interior Decorator is for you! In this book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting career of interior decorating.

This FabJob guide focuses on information that is difficult to find elsewhere – how to get hired as an interior decorator. However, if you also want to learn interior decorating, this guide can save you many hours of research time, because it includes step-by-step interior decorating instructions. The book explains how to get hired as an interior decorator with a retailer, home builder or other industry employer. It covers how to find job openings, prepare a resume and portfolio, and do well in an interview.

It also provides step-by-step instructions on how to start an interior decorating business, set your fees, find clients, and get discounts of up to 50% on furniture and materials. The CD-ROM that comes with this book includes sample forms, checklists, furniture cut-outs, etc., plus links to interior decorating resources (including many free resources).

ISBN: 1894638484   Date Published on 9/4/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
FabricTotal Hits - 920  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Fabric is fashion meets interior design. Featuring the very latest trends in style, color, design, and technology, this is an extravagant and invaluable guide dedicated to the beauty and limitless applications of fabric in interior design. Each section describes the development of the featured fabric followed by a review of its contemporary variations. As well as traditional fabrics such as wool, cotton, silk, and linen, the newest synthetic fabrics are included - natural fibers mixed with polyester, nylon, and polyamides. With designer profiles focusing on established designers within the particular fields and comprehensive sourse directory, this truly is a unique and facinating book.

In this introduction to fiber and fabrics, Trocm‚ presents the history and production into fabric of wool, silk, cotton, linen, rayon, and synthetics; the narrative is accompanied by color photographs that show the fabrics' use in interior design. Lacking is a description of which fabrics are best for particular uses, especially in soft ouse. Well suited for professional, academic, and large interior design collections.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

ISBN: 1840004606   Date Published on 6/20/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
Fabric All Through the House: Window Treatments, Pillows, Bed Coverings, Tablecloths, and More Total Hits - 1079  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Fabric All Through the House: Window Treatments, Pillows, Bed Coverings, Tablecloths, and More
ISBN: 1574862987   Date Published on 6/20/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
Fabric Glossary (2nd Edition)Total Hits - 953  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This dictionary of the world's fabrics illustrates all aspects of fabric production and behavior, including vivid computer scans of actual samples. Coverage identifies hundreds of fabrics by individual characteristics and history, spanning the fiber families; range of fabric weights—sheer to heavy; fabrics classified by end-use categories; and fabric files and samples. For anyone seeking accessible information on how fabrics behave and why.
ISBN: 0130105740   Date Published on 7/11/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
FABRIC MAGICTotal Hits - 1693  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

This revised edition of one of the most successful volumes in the Magic series offers the most up-to-date and practical information needed to decora te stylishly without a decorator. The practical techniques presented here, traditional and innovative, are easy to carry out and offer various ways of putting your personal stamp on everything. Color photos.

The best-selling guide to decorating with fabric, revised and updated with new photographs and techniques, including:

Transforming fabrics by layering, joining, pleating, stitching, adding edgings, and inserting borders.

Coloring fabrics by painting, patting, daubing, spattering, stenciling, tie-dye, and wax-resist.

Making roller, Roman, Austrian, and inverted-pleat shades.

Making lined and interlined curtains using pencil pleat, French pleat, box pleat, gathered, bunch, slot, scalloped, and goblet headings.

Draping and dressing sheers and curtains with swags and tails, tie-bands, cornices, and valances.

Making bed linen for a wide range of bed styles -- duvets, pillowcases, dust ruffles, and bedspreads.

Covering screens.

Making box, throw, and "hamburger" cushions.

Making table cloths.

Basic sewing techniques, from mitering corners to inserting zippers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Fabric, declares the author, is "the most exciting element" in decorating a room. Leaf through her attractive book and you'll see why. A wide range of styles is embodied here, from the opulence of a Renaissance-style hallway adorned in red silk to the lushness of creamy cotton drapes puddled on the floor to the contemporary lines of smartly striped Roman blinds to the rustic charm of gingham curtains. Melanie Paine explains how to choose, combine, manipulate, and paint on fabrics, as well as how to choose a style for window dressing, beds and bedding, and fabric coverings for walls and furnishings and ceilings. Although step-by-step directions are provided throughout for many of the items (such as various types of blinds, curtains, and bed covers), this is not a basic instructional how-to book. The New Fabric Magic is most successful and appealing as an idea book, filled with wonderful ways to use fabric to make rooms come alive. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

 

ISBN: 0679725989   Date Published on 6/15/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
Fabric Projects And Creative Decorating IdeasTotal Hits - 891  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

For dazzling decorating, fabric can play a starring role in every roomin the house. It can add immediate comfort and warmth to a pillow, cheer to a plain window, or drama to a tailored lampshade. In anything-but-technical text, Fabric explores the almost endless ways textiles can personalize a decorating scheme. Bold colors and serene neutrals, homey tickings and stripes, funky florals and luxurious textures are the tools; swagging a gauzy no-sew curtain for an urbane impression, slipcovering dining room chairs for a summer look, or layering on a virtual crazy quilt of vintage textiles for a cottage makeover can be the results.Throughout, you'll find how-to's and do-it-yourself projects, complete with shopping lists and "Fabric Workshops" that offer glimpses into the studios and homes of artists and decorators who have put fabric to use in new and unusual ways. And more than 100 color photographs illustrate all the imaginative ways fabric can give your home the Mary Engelbreit look. This is the fifth book in a series of Home Companion magazine books. Others are: Paint, Plates, Collections, and Leading the Artful Life


Mary Engelbreit's Fabric: Projects And Creative Decorating Ideas is a superbly presented, profusely illustrated, non- technical collections of ideas and projects for home decor. Complete with useful shopping lists and "Fabric Workshops" providing glimpses into the studios and homes of artists and decorators who have used fabric in new and unusual ways, Very highly recommended for do-it-yourself interior designers and adventurous needlecrafters seeking to enhance and personalize their homes and apartments, Mary Engelbreit's Fabric explores the almost endless ways textiles can personalize any home decorating scheme.

Mary Engelbreit's Fabric: Projects And Creative Decorating Ideas is a superbly presented, profusely illustrated, non- technical collections of ideas and projects for home decor. Complete with useful shopping lists and "Fabric Workshops" providing glimpses into the studios and homes of artists and decorators who have used fabric in new and unusual ways, Very highly recommended for do-it-yourself interior designers and adventurous needlecrafters seeking to enhance and personalize their homes and apartments, Mary Engelbreit's Fabric explores the almost endless ways textiles can personalize any home decorating scheme.
ISBN: 0740709992   Date Published on 6/13/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
Fabric: The Fired Earth Book of Natural Texture Total Hits - 941  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Of all the materials we use to enhance our interiors, none is more pleasing to our senses than fabric. From nubby linens to silky sheers, Fabric: The Fired Earth Book of Natural Texture will lead you deep into the sensuous world of textiles. Designers Elizabeth Hilliard and Stafford Cliff urge the reader to look at decorating with a fresh eye, and their book is brimming with new ideas. Each chapter is organized by texture: Natural looks at cottons and knits; Luxurious explores suedes and velvets; Translucent covers sheers and lace. Also taking the reader through satins and metals, as well as embossed, quilted, and printed fabrics, the authors then move on to Color: Simple and Exotic, exploring important color themes and explaining dyeing techniques. Drawing on striking and unusual imagery from the world around us, and filled with exquisite design images, including contemporary interiors, this gorgeous book will forever change the way you think about fabric in your home.

This sumptuous, photo–laden guide invites the home decorator to look at fabrics in a new way, focusing particularly on texture and color as sources of inspiration.

This decorating book is filled with color pictures--some relevant, some not--and floating, almost dreamy prose. Though U.S. designers will probably not recognize the name "Fired Earth," this is the second book in a series that emulates the style and tone of this European decorating retailer. Ex-journalist Hilliard and her cohort (a refuge from Terence Conran's Habitat) delight in developing sensual associations with fabrics and pairing emotive words with textiles. Luxurious, then, means velvets, paisleys, and faux leather. Reflective equates to glass, satin, anything with metal. Don't expect instructions or even templates to consider. Instead, it's to be gazed at--again and again and again. Glossary appended. Barbara Jacobs
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Fabric makes a difference to our lives -- it brings comfort and warmth, it creates mood and decorative style, but above all, its delicious textures are the key to enriching our homes. Of all the wonderful materials we use to enhance and decorate our interiors, fabric brings the most joy to our senses. From rough, slubby linens or soft velvets to shimmering, sleek sheers or seductive satins, Fabric: The Fired Earth Book of Natural Texture will lead you deep into this wonderful world of sight and touch. Taking inspiration from physical and visual texture, and the vast range of fabrics available today, Elizabeth Hilliard and Stafford Cliff celebrate the decorative use of fabric. They urge us to use fabric in all its guises to transform our living spaces and our lives. Fabric is bursting with exciting new ideas for use in our homes.

Our journey into the world of fabric takes us through the extraordinary variety of texture and colour, with thought-provoking images of natural, cultural and everyday objects, as well as glorious photographs of inspirational interiors. The authoritative text covers the many different types of fabric available, their history and their use. Each chapter considers the evocative qualities of fabric, from the cottons and linens of Natural, the wools of Luxurious, the muslins of Transluscent, the taffetas of Reflective and the patterns and visual fabrics of Printed and Colour. An intriguing introduction awakens our senses, while a short section at the back assists with any basic practical queries. Drawing on unusual imagery from the world around us and inspiration from Fired Earth, the company that specializes in natural paints, fabrics and other home products, Fabric, with its engaging text, exquisite design and superb photographs, provokes us to look at fabric in a fresh way and will inspire us to rethink the way we use fabric within our homes.

ISBN: 1862053731   Date Published on 6/20/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
Fabrications : Over 1,000 Ways to Decorate Your Home with FabricTotal Hits - 900  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

This encyclopedic sourcebook, written by a freelance writer and stylist for The World of Interiors and other magazines, is illustrated with 450 color photographs and packed with ideas for decorating the home with fabrics--everything from bed canopies to window trimmings to quilts. 200 diagrams.

With over a thousand decorating tips and ideas and twenty-two do-it-yourself projects, this book is a discriminating home decorators must-have. Its step-by-step diagrams, easy-to-follow instructions, glossary, and extensive directory of suppliers gives readers the savvy and inspiration they need to transform their living spaces into beautiful homes.

Sew until your heart is content. This is the first book I pick up if I am about to give a room a quick face lift. When I cannot bear to look at that old sofa for one more minute, I can find a way to make a cover for it in just hours. I have used it to cover dining room chairs for unexpected dinner parties and whipped up a bed duvet for the guestroom in just one day. I will not let anyone borrow this book from my library. Sorry. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Having seen that Katrin Cargill will be making an appearance nearby my home, I visited Amazon.com to learn of her latest publications. She has done much since I learned of her talents over a decade ago! So why do I write my fellow Amazon'ites a review? Because this is one book that even after a decade's time I return to every time I've a window or even a room to dress. Her studied and effected ideas are tasteful, graceful, and yet sophisticatedly creative. Some earlier reviews online here (e.g., early 1990s) caution new sewers about the limited instructions/projects for beginner-level sewing. While this is true, this book was indispensible to me in the 1990s when I was a beginner at sewing because it's ideas and style can be adapted by anyone. That being said, this lovely photo-book belongs on your shelf whether you are a do-it-yourself, a bed-reader-dreamer, or a designer using someone as for your labor. What's more, this remains the case even after a decade's time of styles changing.

Not only is this book beautifully done, but also, the fabric projects are well-presented and easy to undertake. Projects range from storage solutions to elegant interior decorating projects one can do with fabric. I would recommend this book to interior decorators (amateur or professional), seamstresses and upholsterers, and to those with an interest in textiles and their various uses in the home.

 

ISBN: 0821225901   Date Published on 6/14/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
Fabrics for Interiors: A Guide for Architects, Designers, and Consumers Total Hits - 1077  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Jack Lenor Larsen's name should be widely known and respected throughout the textile arts community. He was originally a hand weaver trained at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He saw the commercial and aesthetic potential of ethic handwoven fabrics from India, Africa, etc. He designed exquisitely beautiful and original fabrics, some of which were based on traditional folk weaves, hired others to produce them by hand and marketed them to the architecture and design community. That was the start of the Larsen empire. His fabrics today are still uniquely original--he produces fabrics from wire, plastics, synthetics and natural fibers, and the construction of the fabric is always a surprise. Because of his originality and the depth of his understanding of textiles, he is especially well suited to creating a book of this type. There is nothing about textiles that Larsen doesn't know! I have used this book as a text in a Textiles class (in an Interior Design department). It is better organized and more clearly presented than any other textile book I know. It's easy for students to understand the construction of different weaves; the text is clear and the illustrations (both photo and line drawings) are excellent. Larsen has also targeted just the right information (including a chapter on professional practices) and just the right AMOUNT of information, for students of design, architecture and textiles. This is not a book for handweavers to learn from--it is intended for the interior design student--but even long-time weavers will have a better understanding of their craft after reading this book. I recommend it without hesitation.

ISBN: 0471289337   Date Published on 6/13/2006
Email this link to a friend Report Broken Link 
Fabrique Technique Total Hits - 939  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Fabrique Technique is the perfect handbook for the do-it-yourself decorators! Brilliantly colored photos, worksheets and charts lead you step-by-step through the most time consuming and frustrating aspect of any interior design project-- the selection and coordination of fabrics. Fabrique Technique shows how everyone from the novice do-it-yourselfer to the more experienced decorator, can use color, pattern and texture to bring out your personal style!

This patented system making fabric coordination a breeze is the only product of its kind on the market. Fabrique Technique is based upon the use of three different fabrics within a space, and uses six characteristics of color, pattern and texture that are found in every fabric. This simple easy to use guide gives anyone the confidence needed to make their home a personal reflection of who they are. After all, isn't that what good design is all about?
Contrary to popular belief, professional interior designers and decorators are not taught fabric coordination in school. When people learn of this, they are quite surprised to say the least. This is why Fabrique Technique is so important, not only to the professional, but to the consumer as well. Never before has there been a book, much less a patented system for this aspect of decorating. Nothing more than fabric sets the ambiance and personality of a room. Not enough variety and the room becomes staid and boring. Too much variety, and the space is restless and uncomfortable. There is so much written about personal style these days and how to achieve it. Fabrique Technique really accomplishes the use of color, pattern and texture to lead us to our own personal style.

ISBN: 0966634802   Date Published on 6/20/2006

Previous    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  +    Next