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|This volume reveals how the making of tansu cabinetry combined the traditions of the joiner, blacksmith, and finisher in the days before the industrialization of the process. The color illustrations of the merchant, household, and personal cabinetry and the beautiful reproductions of Meiji era hand-colored photos and Edo period prints reveal the essential details of the simple but beautiful pieces. The text by tansu collector Jackson provides historical context and includes an interior design chapter that documents the use of such cabinetry in Western homes. Oversize: 11x12.25". Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR|
ISBN: 1586851136 Date Published on 11/15/2002
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|In the middle of the twentieth century, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, four countries with a total population no larger than New York City, impacted the world of design to a degree never before seen and unlikely to be repeated. Scandinavian Modern design already had a solid domestic audience, and the Post-World War II American consumer was ready for the distinctive style and the fine quality it offered. With a focus on more than 60 designers, this extensively researched book presents the furniture and household objects especially those of wood and metal. of the Scandinavian Modern style, beginning in the 1930s and culminating in the 1970s. Hundreds of photographs and a comprehensive introduction, historical timeline, and appendices of furniture makers and designers, distributors, and sources are included. Detailed captions with current prices, a large bibliography, and an index make this book a valuable reference and a must for all collectors, dealers, and researchers of Scandinavian design.|
ISBN: 0764314920 Date Published on 2/1/2002
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|Bamboo Style creatively shows how every room of the house can be designed, decorated or accented with sensual bamboo furniture, flooring, wall covering, ceiling material and accessories. The book showcases examples of easy and innovative bamboo decorating techniques and do-it-yourself projects. Bamboo Style inspires creativity and craft making, and includes a detailed resource section that makes it easy to connect with designers, manufacturers, artists, suppliers, and organizations.|
ISBN: 1586855395 Date Published on 9/15/2004
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|This beautiful style guide brings you into the homes of forty celebrities to reveal how each one worked with designers to transform a bedroom into a highly personalized sanctuary. The styles are as varied and unique as the starts themselves?from model Tyra Banks? colorful fabric-filled Moroccan chamber to singer Paula Abdul?s soothing candlelit hideaway and onto Cher?s medieval-gone-contemporary haven.|
ISBN: 1592530605 Date Published on 2/1/2004
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|Whether you long for the fresh and restrained tones of Swedish Minimalism, with sheer white linen hangings at the windows, or plan to upholster your sofa and armchairs in tradional toile de Jouy, "Home Furnishing with Fabric" will help you make your vision reality. In this fully revised and updated guide to decorative style, leading interiors writer Leslie Geddes-Brown shares her experience in exploring every aspect of using soft furnishings in the home. In a special chapter on Practicalities, Lucinda Ganderton covers basic sewing techniques and gives step-by-step instructions for 12 stylish yet simple projects. An extensive directory of suppliers puts the finishing touch to this indispensable source book. *A fully revised and updated edition of a bestselling guide to interior design, with plenty of informative photographs, many of them new. |
ISBN: 1845972481 Date Published on 10/1/2006
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This elegant yet practical book takes the mystery out of home furnishings, enabling you to create stylish effects in every room. Helped by James Merrell's illuminating photography, interiors consultant and designer Katrin Cargill provides 200 up-to-date home-furnishing ideas ranging from simple yet stylish curtains and cozy pillows to elegant bedspreads and imaginative lampshades. Add subtle decorative touches to your bedroom, such as an embroidered or a contrasting border running around the edges of sheets, or ties and buttoning on pillows. Whether you prefer dainty florals or bold tailored stripes, make inviting and luxurious bedspreads such as a featherstitched patchwork quilt made from remnants of vintage printed cotton. Cover and trim lampshades to suit your own decorating style, transform your windows with Katrin's beautiful window dressings, or choose from the wealth of decorative ribbons and fastenings available to create fabulous pillows in dozens of ways.
This book has sections on bedding, lampshades, curtains, and pillows. Each section has several ideas of great-looking projects that you can make at home. It never really occured to me that I could make my own lampshades in fabrics to match my room! The projects are all ingredibly simple, also... but the finished projects look stunning!
ISBN: 1845971221 Date Published on 2/15/2006
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--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
What can make a $3 flea market chair look like a $300 boutique piece? Just a little paint
and the most basic techniques. In these beautiful pages, crafters will discover the key to transforming old and cast-off furniture
into fantastic and fanciful works of art. A range of designs are on display, from rustic to refined, simple to sophisticated. Select from decorative painting, decoupage, crackling, distressing, sponging, staining, stamping, and stenciling, and follow the detailed instructions, photos, and patterns to success. Decorate a cabinet in charming country chic with a rooster and a trompe loeil napkin peeking over the drawer. Go retro with 50s-style kitchen
chairs. Or make a Rose Armoire, Baby Memories Photo Screen, and many other one-of-a-kind showpieces.
ISBN: 140273462X Date Published on 2/28/2006
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|A more than credible job of presenting both the basics as well as a 19-project gallery of outdoor items. Each project features directions as well as worksheets on various design parts. The projects include chairs, tables, fountains, stepping stones and rocks, candleholders, planter boxes, and a watering can. Paint conversion chart... metric conversion chart.Booklist. A must-have for your book collections!Tole World.|
ISBN: 0806947357 Date Published on 12/31/2001
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|Although it may be said that cave paintings were among the first conscious efforts to make the place a little more homey, it appears that it was not until the 18th century that people understood themselves as consumers. Edwards (art and design, Loughborough U.) shows how retailers became increasingly powerful in issues of taste, how they found specific products to meet general consumer demands for comfort and convenience, how the concepts of "home" and "decoration" became important and complex parts of modern culture, and how, in a sophisticated mass market, the retailer could maintain the illusion of individual attention that persists to the present. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR|
ISBN: 0754609065 Date Published on 6/30/2005