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|This volume introduces some of the most creative names in contemporary lighting, from Ron Arad to Karim Rashid, and focuses on experimental uses of light in the designed environment. Featuring heat-resistant fabrics, "cool" light sources, and new materials that pulse and glow without the need for wires, the book also presents lighting we can sit on, sleep under, and even wear.|
ISBN: 0810966204 Date Published on 4/26/2006
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|Whether nestled in a stand of pines, edging a mountain lake, or basking in the sun by the sea, a vacation home provides welcome retreat from the hectic pace of daily life. In terms of modern conveniences, your vacation home will not necessarily be all that different from your primary residence. It may be smaller in scale and should use that space efficiently, but its construction will probably be very similar and it may offer the same amenities. In many cases, its appearance may be more rustic, blending in with its natural setting. And what a difference that setting can make!|
ISBN: 0376011955 Date Published on 10/24/2006
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Almost any existing window treatment, from blinds to pleated drapes, can be enhanced with the addition of a stylish valance.In this book you'll learn all about it.
ISBN: 0865739986 Date Published on 5/11/2006
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Window treatments with the Victoria look.
Whether they’re wisps of sheer organza, lean slatted blinds, or full formal curtains, your window treatments define your style. Through lavish photographs, the editors of Victoria magazine show how to make a romantic statement with your windows that will wake up an entire decorating scheme. Find out how to enhance your home’s architecture, and use treatments to soften a room’s lines, add color and warmth, emphasize good proportions, and improve on bad ones. See how beautiful simplicity can be, with billowy white muslin curtains or basic floral prints. Explore traditional English country style, perhaps with swag and tail; dress windows for privacy; and take a close-up look at everything from tiebacks to shutters. Whichever you decide on, the room will have an exciting new focus.
ISBN: 1588165108 Date Published on 5/11/2006
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Excerpted from Victoria, Intimate Home : Creating a Private World by Victoria. Copyright © 1992. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
A Bathroom Trimmed in Sentiment
It was the bathroom that seduced a couple into buying a graceful old house outside of St. Louis. It was a big room on the second floor, and when husband and wife saw the light streaming in from the large window, they decided immediately that they wanted to live in this home. The owners wished to retain as well as enhance the lightness and cheerfulness of the room, so their color scheme included sunny peach for the walls and lots of white for the furnishings.
Looking for treasures everywhere, the wife discovered an heirloom dress in an antiques store and made it an integral part of her own family's heritage, christening her two sons in it. The dress, an image that never fails to evoke fond memories, now hangs in the bathroom next to the cream-colored linens inherited from the wife's mother.
ISBN: 0688097391 Date Published on 7/10/2006
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|This book features new projects from Brenda Stewart, a favorite designer among today's decorative painting audience. Aimed at the "advanced beginner," this book features delicate Victorian designs and soft, pretty colors: elegant florals (roses, violets, daffodils), graceful still lifes, and old-fashioned Santas and angels. The projects are painted in acrylics and alkyds on wood, china plates, trays, boxes and other surfaces. Every project includes step-by-step illustrations, complete instructions, pattern, material list, color mixing recipes, and a gorgeous shot of the final project.|
ISBN: 0891349367 Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Rare treasury of floor plans, elevations, perspective drawings for houses and cottages in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, Colonial, other styles. Large engraved plates also contain scaled drawings of nearly 700 architectural details. Invaluable resource for restorers, preservationists, students, etc. 734 black-and-white illustrations. Preface.
ISBN: 0486254429 Date Published on 9/6/2006
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|Discover how to recreate and restore authentic period architecture, furnishings and detailing in the Victorian Gothic style.
As Linda Osband demonstrates in this fact-filled volume, the Gothic Revival caught the fancy of many Victorians who sought refuge in supposedly simpler days. Picturesque castles and cathedrals with spiky towers, high-gabled roofs and medieval ornament provided just the escape needed from all the rigours and gritty reality of the industrial revolution.
A celebration of one of the most exuberant styles of the period, Victorian Gothic House Style provides the ideal source of inspiration and reference for anyone wishing to re- create or preserve Gothic houses and interiors with style and confidence, by combining specially commissioned photographs and extensive source material from contemporary catalogues with informative and practical text.
Accompanied by an historical appreciation of the period in architecture and interiors, as well as through its influential designers, there is practical information on re-creating the effect plus a comprehensive list of stockists and suppliers.
Linda Osband has edited many books on a wide range of non-fiction subjects and has complied an anthology of Victorian travellers. she is also the author of the successful Victorian House Style, also published by David & Charles. Linda lives in London.
ISBN: 0715314386 Date Published on 10/24/2006
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|A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to all aspects of Victorian design in and around the home, from major architectural features to the smaller details of interior decoration. This book is great inspiration for readers who wish to restore a Victorian house, or simply recreate the intimate splendor of the period. Taking into account the requirements of the modern-day home, this book offers both practical advice and inspiration which will enable readers to strike a balance between Victorian style and 20th-century living.|
ISBN: 0715313193 Date Published on 10/24/2006
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|Pattern books played a vital role in the dissemination of taste between architect, builder and client in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. By focusing on the contribution of the pattern book to the architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the various trends of the time are documented.The types of publications and other sources of taste available at different points over this period reflected social and economic factors, such as the changing demand or changes in organisation of manufacturing and retail.|
ISBN: 0750648481 Date Published on 10/24/2006