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Katrin Cargill's Curtain Bible: Simple and Stylish Designs for Contemporary Curtains and Blinds Total Hits - 999  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This new inspirational and absolutely essential book on dressing windows offers practical solutions to common problems or questions, with original designs for curtains, shades, and panels for every type of window. Katrin Cargill combines her exceptional instinct for color, pattern, and fabric with her unrivaled experience with assorted techniques to create an incredible array of window dressing options, from toile-lined curtains trimmed with black satin cording, to a soft-pleated shade made from velvet-edged linen, to a simple swag of raw silk. A complete reference guide explains all the related techniques and terms.
ISBN: 0821227505   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Katrin Cargill's Simple Curtains: Creative Ideas & 20 Step-By-Step Projects Total Hits - 1081  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Let soft-furnishing guru Katrin Cargill take the mystery out of making curtains and learn to make simple, stylish window treatments for every room in your home. Select from over 80 ideas for beautiful window dressings designed to suit all levels of sewing ability, while showcasing Katrin's special talent for using fabrics in surprisingly innovative ways. Chapters include Use of Fabrics, Headings, Valances, and Edgings. See the full effect of the finished curtains in James Merrell's stylish and informative colour photographs.
ISBN: 1841727946   Date Published on 10/26/2006
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Keeping Basements Dry: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-26 Total Hits - 1032  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

ISBN: 0882662007   Date Published on 9/4/2006
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Kelly Hoppen Style : The Golden Rules of Design Total Hits - 1558  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Simple, sophisticated, yet invitingly luxurious interiors are the hallmark of Kelly Hoppen's unique, award-winning style. In this beautiful decorating handbook, Hoppen imparts the golden rules she has gathered from twenty-five years of innovative designs, giving readers the confidence to bring the same serene elegance into their homes. Each chapter focuses on a different fundamental of good design. For example, the first-Function and Space-is about evaluating the potential of a room before making any decisions. It teaches you to look carefully at the room's aspect, light, size, function, and architecture as a professional interior designer would, and offers inspired solutions for creating the best design for your needs. Using examples of bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms drawn from her fabulous portfolio of projects, Kelly takes us through each room in the home and shares the secrets of her design approach.

Each subsequent chapter focuses on building up the layers of decoration: Texture and Color; Lighting Effects; Joinery; Upholstery; Soft Furnishings, and Accessories and Display. With clear-cut suggestions for each layer of decorative detail, Kelly explains how to infuse neutral palettes with richness and warmth using textural contrast and accent colors. She offers advice on selecting and displaying pictures and favorite objects, and emphasizes the importance of including candles, fragrance, and fresh flowers in contemporary vases as part of the Kelly Hoppen style. A comprehensive list of suppliers, from soft-furnishing sources to picture framers and lighting specialists, is provided. Kelly Hoppen Style taps into the creativity and experience of one of the world's foremost designers and will inspire you to transform your home with harmony, beauty, and a touch of drama.

ISBN: 0821228994   Date Published on 5/31/2006
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Kevin McClouds Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques Total Hits - 1531  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Kevin McCloud has been acknowledged as one of the most innovative decorators working today. In this exciting book, he breaks new ground on the subject of paint and decorative techniques. From information on essential colors and the use of different paints, to an unequaled step-by-step section on a vast range of decorating techniques, Kevin McCloud's Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques is a definitive guide to the subject, showing how to decorate any home with originality and style.

From the earthy hues of Italian farmhouses to the cool elegance of Scandinavian interiors, color has always played a crucial role in decorative schemes. In the first section of the book a unique cut-out color selector illustrates the eight essential earth colors on the decorator's palette and shows how to create and combine them successfully by clever intermixing of pigments. These essential colors, together with five secondary colors, are then used in the techniques throughout the book, so that all the stunning decorative effects can be easily recreated.

The techniques section that follows contains instructions and step-by-step photographs for more than 35 glorious decorative effects, plus countless variations. They range from more familiar techniques such as colorwashing and antiquing to exciting new effects such as cissing paint, which creates a play of light between a matte and a glossy surface by brushing an emulsion of acrylic paint over a dry coat of gloss. Each technique contains a list of essential ingredients, step-by-step photographs and a close-up of the finished surface or object. All elements of the home are covered, from walls, floors, and woodwork to furnishings and even individual objects such as lamp bases and picture frames. As well as the basic technique, further swatches illustrate a range of alternative colorways. Many of the effects featured in the book can be equally at home in contemporary or historical, sophisticated or informal settings, and to illustrate this versatility further, inspirational photographs show the techniques in different settings.

With more than 400 color photographs, Kevin McCloud's Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques is an unrivaled reference. Whether you want to revamp a dull room, devise a striking color scheme, or restore your home in accurate period detail, this book has the information and inspiration you need.

ISBN: 0684874342   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Kid's Room: Ideas and Projects for Children's Spaces Total Hits - 1123  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Any parent who has ever decorated a child's room has faced the same challenge: How do you create a stylish, functional space that still allows a kid to be a kid? Kids' Rooms solves that dilemma by offering fresh, original ideas for decorating your child's living space. Beautifully illustrated with 150 vivid photographs, this indispensable guide explores the necessities for making a room fun yet livable, and then brings these ideas to life with eleven great examples.
ISBN: 0811828417   Date Published on 9/6/2006
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Kids' Rooms: A Hands-On Decorating Guide (Interior Design and Architecture)Total Hits - 1578  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book takes readers on a design adventure to creating rooms as playful, diverse, and fun as any child’s imagination. Kids’ Rooms includes full-color photos of gorgeous kids’ spaces, including bedrooms, bathrooms, playrooms, storage spaces, and study nooks. The book is packed with design advice from professionals, parents, and kids on designing to fit a family’s unique taste, budget, and available space, and it shows how to create great-looking kid-style rooms that can grow with a child. Smart, realistic, and fun, this hands-on design resource will benefit the whole family.

Anna Kasabian is a writer and editor whose byline frequently appears in Design Times magazine and the Boston Globe, where she writes about interior design, garden design, and travel. The author of East Coast Rooms and Designing with Tile (both from Rockport Publishers), she lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 1564969711   Date Published on 9/7/2006
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Kids' Sacred Places: Rooms for Believing and BelongingTotal Hits - 2036  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Kids' Sacred Places: Rooms for Believing and Belonging
ISBN: 0977039005   Date Published on 9/1/2006
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Kilim : The Complete Guide : History Pattern Technique IdentificationTotal Hits - 2047  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Bold, distinctive patterns; brilliant colors; astonishingly diverse decoration; affordability - these are some of the characteristics that explain the popularity of the marvelous flatwoven textiles from the Near and Far East known in the West as kilims. In recent years, demand for them has reached unprecedented levels, fueled by a new recognition of the special qualities of handmade ethnic crafts. The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated survey to date, Kilim: The Complete Guide corrects many misconceptions in its examination of the origins and history of these unique cloths and of the people who weave them. Hundreds of color illustrations, many taken especially for this volume, offer a remarkable blend of information and dazzling visual allure. A detailed account of techniques - materials, dyes and dying, tools, kilim structures, and weaving - is followed by a systematic analysis of motifs and symbolism. Here, the complex relationship between Islam and the animistic or shamanistic traditions that preceded it is explored, as is the equally important lore of the bazaar and the marketplace. Four major sections, devoted to the specific characteristics of each region, tribe, and kilim type, present the fruits of much original research and fully inform readers about any kilim they are likely to encounter: those from the North African countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia; the enormously important kilims of Anatolia; the riches of Persia and the Caucasus; and - for some, the most attractive of all - the creations of the Afghanistani and Central Asian nomads. Chapters on new kilims and the uses of kilims - as bags and wall hangings as well as rugs - together with a directory to international kilim auction houses; a listing of dealers, sources and services; and a reference guide to the collecting, care, and further study of kilims conclude what will swiftly become the standard work on a widely appealing subject.

ISBN: 0811803597   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Kilims : A Buyer's GuideTotal Hits - 1130  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Kilims: A Buyer's Guide
ISBN: 0500278415   Date Published on 5/5/2006

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