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About the Author
Matthew Paymar is an interior designer, home organization specialist and freelance writer. He spends his free time renovating his turn-of-the-century home in Minneapolis.
ISBN: 1589232631 Date Published on 9/15/2006
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|Here's another of Sunset's A to Z guides with virtually everything you needs to know to install, maintain, or repair any kind of flooring material--carpet, wood floors, ceramic tile, resilient sheet flooring, you name it, it's in here. It has excellent step-by-step instructions, useful diagrams, and illustrations throughout, and is made complete with its clear, well-organized index. |
ISBN: 0376011475 Date Published on 1/1/1996
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A fashionable floor is as essential to a well-designed room as the right pair of shoes is to an outfit. Properly chosen, installed, and maintained floors can make a home come alive. Still, many don't regard the floor as an important element, resulting in a finished room that just doesn't come together. Decorating Walls and Floors features over 250 photographs and illustrations, and helps decorators assess their floors and decide whether to replace, repair, or redesign.
In any decorating scheme, the walls and floors are key to a well-designed room. Properly chosen and maintained, walls and floors can make a home come alive. This book showcases creative ways to use wall coverings to enhance and enrich your environment. For walls, it presents a variety of ideas for creating a particular style or theme by mixing wall patterns and fabrics; it shows readers how to use paper to decorate accessories, like lampshades, screens, trunks, and picture frames. For floors, it reveals the newest types of flooring available, from new options for such classics as wood, marble, and tile, to fresh and unusual treatments like bamboo, concrete, and leather; it offers tips and tricks on making lively personal spaces with painted patterns and borders; and it offers advice on how to use design elements and accessories to bring out the beauty of your floor. This beautifully illustrated guide showcases creative ways to use wall coverings and flooring to enhance and enrich your environment.
ISBN: 1592230369 Date Published on 3/1/2003
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This guide presents home decorators with an innovative collection of 15 projects for stylish and contemporary floor treatments. Using techniques such as decoupage, stenciling, crackling and distressing, decorators can achieve all kinds of creative projects, from bright floral-patterned floor covering
s to dramatic Greek-inspired borders. Also includes techniques for decorating old tile
, refurbishing wood floors
, and laying a simple mosaic floor.
Designed for today's busy do-it-yourselfers, this book offers: attractive, easy-to-complete home decorating projects; full-color, step-by-step instructions; ē inexpensive materials lists; affordable pricing.
Home decorators of all skill levels will delight in the inspiration this guide brings. It provides specialized instruction for planning, executing and completing every project in two days' time. Each project features a timeline, materials list, detailed instructions, and an inspirational, full-bleed image of the completed work. Best of all, crafters can easily tailor each project to suit their own room configurations and color schemes. Easy-to-copy templates included.
ISBN: 1558706178 Date Published on 8/1/2002
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Design Ideas for Flooring
is the ultimate guide to the latest materials, products, and styles in flooring
. With 450 color photographs, Design Ideas for Flooring
amply illustrates every choice in flooring--wood, stone, ceramic tile
, decorative concrete, carpeting
, laminate, and resilient vinyl in sheet
and tile versions. The book is also loaded with special tips and advice for the kind of floor, from both a design and a durability perspective, to use in various areas around the home--high-traffic areas, kitchens
, comfortable living & sleeping areas, utility areas, and more. It also covers special effects in floors, such as mosaic treatments, inlays, paint
ed designs, and more.
Joe Provey has been the editor-in-chief of several DIY and home improvement magazines, including The Family Handyman, Mechanix Illustrated, Home Mechanix, and Practical Homeowner, as well as building editor at House Beautiful. Joe is the author of several do-it-yourself books on furniture
and gardening, including Better Lawns Step by Step, Creative Homeowner. Joe was also the project manager for Bathroom
Makeovers. In recent years, his work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Handy, Consumer Guide, Consumer Digest, Gardening How-To, Fine Homebuilding, Better Homes & Gardens specials, and books from Reader's Digest Books and Lyons Press
Roy Barnhart is a carpenter, contractor, and writer, and has been a senior editor at several DIY and shelter magazines. He is the author of Paint Transformations and Bathroom Makeovers. Roy has also worked extensively for Handy magazine as a contributing editor and as a contributor to Reader's Digest Books.
ISBN: 1580113095 Date Published on 10/1/2006
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An inspiring guide to floor covering
s featuring more than 600 photographs, Dream Floors completes the Randall International Dream Series, approaching the selection of flooring
for the home and workplace in a no-nonsense, informative way, coupled with inspiring, spot-on color photography.
Chapters on hardwood, laminate, tile, stone, carpet & rugs and more offer an array of flooring, photography, explain advantages and disadvantages of each type and also offer advice on which kind of flooring works best under which situation. After reading the book, consumers, as well as interior designers, will be able to walk into any flooring store with confidence. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Kathleen Stoehrís DREAM FLOORS: HUNDREDS OF IDEAS FOR EVERY KIND OF FLOOR examines flooring for both home and workplace, pairing color photos with explanations of pros and cons of each type of floor choice. Add details on maintenance and actual style numbers for specifying flooring choices and you have a handy reference source catalog as well as a designerís manual of tips."
ISBN: 1890379115 Date Published on 11/1/2005
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Chippy Irvine is an elegant lady with a fine taste in fashion for the home. An interior designer and editor for Design Times magazine, this author offers a beautiful collection of linens for every use in the home. She shows the reader how to care for, store, and mend every type of luxurious linen. This book is also a wonderful resource for 26 projects to make for the home. Ms. Irvin offers her assistance for making napkins, tablecloths, dainty pincushions, placemats, napkin rings, table runners, cocktail napkins, tassels, aprons, shoe holders, sink curtains, bathrobes, cushions, a gardening apron, and more. This is a wonderful resource for the care and construction of linens.
Chippy Irvine's books are a marvel of elegance and style. She has a positive genius for encouraging one's creativity and belief in one's ability to make lovely objects out of bits of fabrics and lace that one either might own, or come across at sales. Her descriptions and backgrounds of the fabrics and objects are interesting and precise and the directions for duplicating some of the items are down-to-earth and accessible to the least "handy" of stitchers. The photographs of the linens and the backgrounds are beautiful. An interesting and USEFUL book for anyone who likes to create an environment with a real sense of style!
ISBN: 1577173392 Date Published on 10/30/2004