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|Walls provide endless opportunities for us to express our taste and personality, so it’s surprising how often we resort to painting them in solid colors or covering them with uninspired wallpaper. Now, acclaimed interior designer Linda Barker proves that walls can be much more than backdrops for artwork, neutral surfaces to blend with furniture, or mere room dividers. Whether your home is large or small, classic or contemporary, Barker provides the inspiration to transform your walls into beautiful, decorative pieces, with 100 wall treatments for a variety of looks and budgets, including:|
• Novel approaches to traditional paint techniques, including bar-code stripes, stencils, and tattoos
• Wallpaper masks that create bold overlapping patterns for a dramatic effect
• Innovative treatments such as leather or suede paneling, seashell displays, and fabric coverings
• Stunning mosaics created in a few short hours with preconstructed stone sheets
• Inspirations for collages using personal items such as clothing and accessories that you can adapt to reflect your own personal flair
Whether you opt to add a modern twist to a classic treatment, or choose a more unconventional approach, Wall to Wall provides myriad possibilities for creating dramatic style. Linda Barker also helps you approach bare walls without inhibition with down-to-earth advice on basics such as lighting, the proper use of color to create moods, and the perfect textures to complement a room’s composition. Gorgeously illustrated with step-by-step photos and filled with Linda Barker’s characteristic charm and style, Wall to Wall is an invaluable resource for beginners and seasoned decorators alike.
ISBN: 0307236528 Date Published on 10/25/2005
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|Wallcoverings is the ultimate guide to wallcovering colors and patterns. This 320-page book contains over 600 wallcovering designs from the F. Schumacher & Co., whose designs long considered the gold standard of wallcovering collections. Organized in chapters by color, Wallcoverings not only features countless beautiful patterns; it contains practical design information for use in the home and an index of the featured designs. A beautiful, inspirational, and useful sourcebook, Wallcoverings is a must-have for designers and anyone looking to update and refresh their living space.|
ISBN: 0789308517 Date Published on 4/19/2003
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|Overview of decorating and remodeling, such as a 1930s cottage, a 1940s Cape Cod, a 1950s ranch, a 1960s split level, and more
Also offers advice for making the most of space when building a new home
How to enhance space—on a small or large scale—to create comfortable, stylish rooms that look and feel larger
Includes creative ways to find plenty of storage
Shows how to use outdoor areas for additional living space
Tips on arranging rooms, upgrading systems, working with building and design pros, and budgeting
ISBN: 0696217457 Date Published on 7/1/2003
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is a departure in decorating books, presenting a highly focused collection of fabulous wall treatments
that go far beyond mere paint
effects. With 25 inspiring projects for surfaces, here are original ideas for making the most of your vertical space, from using photocopies for a graphic black and white effect, draping fabric
to disguise an irregular surface, creating mosaics from broken china, or applying solid panels of color to liven up a neutral space.
For great-looking effects that require little more than a lick of paint, scraps of paper or a length of fabric---which you can achieve in an evening or a Sunday afternoon---this book is all you need.
ISBN: 1859672248 Date Published on 1/1/1997
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From the design experts at House Beautiful come brilliant, varied decorating ideas for the floors beneath your feet and the walls that surround you.
With inspiring photos, specially commissioned illustrations, and expert advice, House Beautiful can help make everyone's dream of a beautiful home come true, starting from the ground up and with the very foundations of decorating: the walls and floors. Every home decorating question is answered: How do you use color to create a mood, whether in a serene bedroom
or a bright, warm kitchen
? Which works better in a given situation: wallpaper
? What about adding special effects, such as painted borders? Should you refinish the original wood floors
or put down ceramics? Where does it make sense to have carpeting
and where should you think about mosaic tile
s? Hundreds upon hundreds of great ideas show how to add style, beauty, and warmth to any space, whether it's a modern or traditional home, a country cottage or sleek urban apartment.
One of the leading creators of illustrated books, Duncan Baird Publishers, has produced this attractive volume. The company is widely recognized for developing works with innovative design and strong authorship. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
Tessa Evelegh is a writer and stylist, specializing in interiors and gardens. She has written more than 15 books including House Beautiful Decorating School
and House Beautiful Window Workshop.
ISBN: 1588164063 Date Published on 4/1/2005
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|With their eye-catching design and creative potential, textured and embellished walls have become the newest trend in home décor. Do-it-yourself decorators everywhere want to learn how to use the texturing techniques featured on such networks as HGTV -- and thanks to Spectacular Walls, now they can.
Readers will find:
-38 illustrated, step-by-step projects for walls
-A variety of techniques, including Venetian plaster looks, easy wall glazing and ideas drawn from cake decorating, to create effects ranging from subtle and refined to whimsical and colorful
-A wide array of suggested materials, from drywall mud to decorative papers to faux gems and pearls
With Spectacular Walls, readers can create exciting surfaces that would make anyone proud to be a wallflower!
ISBN: 1581807279 Date Published on 10/28/2005
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|Here’s a great how-to book for do-it-yourselfers who want to add color and sparkle to interiors in their home or apartment. Wall art is a great way to enhance and enliven a room, and the designs shown in this book are professional looking and inexpensive to produce while requiring only the most basic decorating skills. Each design is demonstrated with step-by-step color photos that accompany detailed instructions. Wall art examples for copying include cityscapes, nature themes, collage designs, and children’s motifs. Organized into sections that focus on appropriate designs for different rooms, this handsome book offers readers wall art projects for bedrooms, living rooms, halls, and virtually everywhere else in the home. Hundreds of instructive color photos. |
ISBN: 0764134701 Date Published on 11/1/2006
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|"Decorating with Paint & Wallcovering" is a new Spanish language book that takes readers, step-by-step, through a variety of decorating projects. Get expert advice on everything from what materials and tools you'll need to design help. This book is beautifully illustrated with detailed, full-color photos showing the key aspects of each project.|
ISBN: 1589231007 Date Published on 11/1/2002
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|Elliott uses her own home as an example of what can be done with cheap finds, and the transformation is quite remarkable and innovative. . . . well-written directions . . . Recommended for public libraries . . . "—Library Journal.
"Elliott uses her Oregonian home as a showcase of basic principles of making something from nothing—or at least from something ordinarily thought unsalvageable . . . save-the-stuff stories abound, and instructions are easy . . . to follow . . . Her creations are wondrously whimsical and imaginative."—Booklist.
ISBN: 0806976799 Date Published on 3/28/2002