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|• Easy, fun, inexpensive ideas make any room more livable fast|
• Eleven how-to projects make DIY doable
• Fun with friends—great weekend and volunteer projects for buddies and groups
Painting and accessorizing walls are surely the easiest, fastest, and least expensive ways to change the look and mood of a room. And it’s low-risk, too: Hate the look? Paint it over. But no one will hate the looks in The Naked Wall, the book that shows exactly how to dramatically transform rooms instantly. The first section, Dress It, covers tops, techniques and inspiration for choosing color, painting, accenting, and adding faux finishes, trompe l’oeil, murals, wallpaper, plaster, fabric, brick,tile, and wood. In section two, Accessorize It, the experienced and talented authors explain choosing and hanging art, framing art, displaying collections, and dressing the wall with mirrors, screens, textiles, and more. Eleven great how-to fast-and-fabulous projects—great for girfiriends and groups of friends—show exactly how to take walls from buck naked to best dressed.
ISBN: 0823031527 Date Published on 5/8/2006
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|Richardson, a freelance writer who specializes in sewing topics, details the advantages and disadvantages of using natural fabric for home decorating. The more than 25 projects for cushions, curtains, bedclothes, and table linens have clear, well-illustrated directions and include ability levels ranging from easy to advanced. Many of these projects are contained in other books such as Julia Bird & Pia Tryde's Country Fabric Style (reviewed above) or the newest book in the "Creating Your Home" series, Creative Finishing Touches with Fabric (Betterway, 1997). If more home furnishing how-to books are desired, however, this book is recommended.|
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
ISBN: 0706377400 Date Published on 6/15/2006
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|A style book, a wish book, and a practical how-to guide to creating handsome and functional interiors, Naturally Modern offers a fresh approach to decorating with natural materials, including wood, leather, stone, and textiles like cotton, linen, and wool.
In a world dominated by technology, nature's raw materials are back in fashion0and with them a taste for interiors that minimize clutter and accentuate sensual appeal. Design writer Ros Byam Shaw offers a wealth of useful and inspirational decorating ideas to help the reader bring the colors and textures of nature into the home. As illustrated in some 250 photographs of contemporary American, European, and Asian rooms, natural materials bring a warmth and intimacy to both country and city dwellings-and a look that will wear beyond the vagaries of fashion.
With its emphasis on simplicity, durability, and comfort, this is an interior design manual perfectly suited to today's lifestyles.
ROS BYAM SHAW is a former features editor of World of Interiors. She is now a freelance journalist and writes on design and interiors for Country Life, House & Garden, and various other publications. She lives in London.
ANDREW WOOD specializes in interior and fashion photography.
ISBN: 0810936682 Date Published on 6/1/2006
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|For twenty-one years Navajo Rugs has been the essential text for anyone interested in this fascinating art form. This second revised edition includes up-to-date photographs of all the major rug styles, a concise discussion of the history of the art, an outline of the process of making rugs from raising the wool to weaving it, and frank discussions on how to choose and care for quality rugs. |
ISBN: 0873586352 Date Published on 5/5/2006
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|Navajo Weaving Way is a compilation of Nol Bennett's earlier, out-of-print books on Navajo rug-weaving traditions: Working with the Wool, Designing with the Wool, and The Weaver's Pathway. This book augments the information in Bennett's previous works with all-new chapters on spinning, carding, and dyeing techniques. Illustrations include photographs by John Running of Navajo women carding, spinning, and weaving, along with detailed line drawings depicting specific techniques. |
ISBN: 1883010306 Date Published on 5/5/2006
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|The town of Atchison, Kansas, is never busier than at Christmastime. It is during this season that the acclaimed Nell Hill's home decorating emporium is transformed into a magical space where old meets new, formal meets frivolous, and imagination is key. Now you can bring that spirit into your home for the holidays. In Nell Hill's Christmas At Home, shop owner Mary Carol Garrity, the endlessly inventive home decorating marvel, turns her attention to the specifics of holiday decorating. With the inimitable style and warmth that has made converts of so many, she offers unconventional wisdom for beautifying your home throughout the season. Whether it's a new and exciting spot for a Christmas tree or a wonderful way to wrap and present gifts, Mary Carol's ideas are never stuffy and always inspirational. Full of lavish photographs, Nell Hill's Christmas at Home distills the decorating wisdom gleaned by Mary Carol from countless conversations with her devoted customers. With this latest book, she offers readers the most imaginative and entertaining ideas to come along in years. |
ISBN: 0740725394 Date Published on 7/11/2006
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Nell Hill's, Mary Carol Garrity's home furnishings and accessories store in Atchison, Kansas, has become something of a legend to thousands of loyal shoppers. Here, and at her two other stores, G. Diebolt's and Garrity's, Mary Carol combines furniture and fabrics, pillows and plates, lamps and mirrors with a flair and imagination that are the essence of the "Nell Hill's look," one that is stylish, innovative, and, best of all, easy to achieve.
In Nell Hill's Decorating Secrets, Mary Carol shares the many insights and ideas behind her approach, gathered over years of talking with shoppers and friends. She reveals her tips and secrets on everything from personalizing a collection to creating a striking centerpiece to choosing the right lighting. Also included are the following:
- Quick ways to make your front door as inviting as the rest of your home.
- Simple tricks to give new life to a sofa or armchair.
- Imaginative approaches to "creating" and displaying art.
- Little touches that dress up a plain room.
- Steps to make choosing the right fabrics and colors easier.
- Novel solutions for window treatments.
- Three ways to dress a bed, use candles, and decorate a mantel.
The real secret behind the Nell Hill's look is that it is both inspiring and accessible. With the aid of Decorating Secrets
, you can make over an entire room or add the perfect finishing touches to a table setting.
ISBN: 0821229036 Date Published on 6/1/2006
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|New American Interiors continues the highly successful New American Series with an in-depth look at cutting edge interior design in homes and apartments in the United States. Over twenty projects are featured in 200 color photographs, as well as black and white plans, drawings and illustrations by some of the most prominent and creative architects and interior designers in the country. Among them are Hariri & Hariri, Cole Prevost, Tocar, Sam Trimbel Design, Suyama Peterson Deguchi and Jansen Goldstein.
Readers will find diverse design strategies and solutions applied to interiors of all sizes in a wide range of styles and budgets. Selected for excellence in design and creative use of furnishings, colors and materials, each project is treated as a case study that includes a floor plan, and rich professional photography of the interiors. When possible, more than one project by a single design firm is presented so that readers can better understand that firm’s design philosophy.
This is the first time that the New American series has devoted a volume exclusively to interior design. As such, New American Interiors becomes a must buy for all collectors of this outstanding series.
ISBN: 0823031772 Date Published on 7/10/2006