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|The Step-by-Step Home Decorating Book is an up-to-date, expanded edition of Nicholas Barnard's bestselling Complete Home Decorating Book. It is a contemporary practical guide to both hard-surface decorating -- painting, wallpapering, tiling -- and soft furnishings, from making curtains to patchwork quilting. Beautiful room interiors inspire you with ideas for your home, and color photographs set out the choice of materials and useful equipment available. Over 200 pages of step-by-step photographs explain every decorating technique. In the first part of the book, basic sewing techniques -- hand-stitching, making seams, attaching fasteners, and applying trimmings -- are all demonstrated. Chapter by chapter, instructions are given for making curtains, cloth blinds, bed covers, cushions, and other soft-furnishing accessories. Painting, wallpapering, tiling, flooring, shelving, and lighting are covered in the second part of the book. Galleries of photographs help you choose a style you like, and numerous step-by-step sequences explain how to successfully complete every project. With its detailed coverage and extensive use of color photographs, the Step-by-Step Home Decorating Book is sure to become the essential practical manual for today's enthusiastic homemaker. |
ISBN: 0789451867 Date Published on 4/1/2000
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A jar can be two gifts in one, if it's filled with candy, cookies, tea, coffee, herbs, bath salts or other culinary treats or fragrant offerings--and decorated on the outside to display what's on the inside. Jar crafts are great for holidays or any special occasion. Featured are dozens of different jar projects, all with simple illustrated instructions, include a variety of styles including paint
, stencilling, fabric
, faux glass stain, lighting
, etching, decoupage, transfers.
ISBN: 0806968737 Date Published on 10/28/2002
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"...will be enthusiastically received....The author has loaded the pages with useful information, suggestions, and...most welcome of all, a large section of full-color photographs followed by clear directions for decorating more than 80 pumpkins....valuable background information and general instructions....Even experienced carvers will pick up a tip or two...The ideas are creative and range in difficulty from simple to complex....A seasonal craft book that's sure to be popular."—School Library Journal. 96 pages (all in color).
ISBN: 0806995742 Date Published on 8/1/1997
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|Lavishly illustrated and endlessly inspiring, Winter House is the ultimate guide to creating a place—and a frame of mind—that will bring you joy throughout the years. |
A winter house is a place to recharge your body and your spirit. Whether you spend the season on the slopes or in a cozy apartment in a snowy city, you can capture that feeling of warmth and welcome in your own home.
In Winter House, acclaimed interior designer Charlotte Moss shows how to transform your home into a beautiful and inviting retreat. Using her own quintessential winter house as an example, Moss demonstrates how rich, patterned fabrics, gorgeous tableware, and other unique design details combine in a warm and sumptuous environment.
Within Winter House are spaces for every purpose, from inviting areas designed to accommodate festive gatherings of family and friends to calming escapes for private relaxation and reflection. As she moves through each room, Moss shares her techniques and tips, including her favorite “Little Luxuries,” which are simple concepts adaptable to any environment, such as a bed tray for enjoying breakfast under the covers. And because, as Moss says, “A winter house is too good not to share,” there is a host of innovative ideas for entertaining guests and for holiday decorating.
Winter House is the perfect reference for creating your own winter sanctuary.
ISBN: 1400054389 Date Published on 11/22/2005
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The colors, textures, and versatility of polymer clay make it a perfect medium for creating faux surfaces--and these 30 recipes for special finishing, shaping, baking, and molding techniques will transform polymer's appearance. Craft gorgeous faux gemstones; fool the eye with imitation metals, including Balinese silver and verdigris copper; and copy must-have naturals, from bone to leather. Or make simulated agate, slate, and marble
. You'll find information on all the types of polymer clay, from translucent ones to some with mica powder, and see how to enhance their surface with paints
, inks, wax compounds, and confetti. The unusual include a handsome makeup set, lapis lazuli drawer pulls, and Opal Earrings.
ISBN: 1579907512 Date Published on 8/1/2005
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|Decorating is about being creative-being bold, taking a risk, trying something new. There's no right or wrong, only what works for you and your home.|
Decorating Idea Book is filled with over 500 approachable ideas for every room in the house. To spark your own creativity and to help you create a home that reflects your personality, you'll find information on everything from room arrangements and furniture placement to choosing the right window treatments and showcasing treasured collectibles. From the floor to the ceiling and every space in between, Decorating Idea Book is your guide to creating a home that you love more and more every time you walk through the front door. "Fabulous. It works like a reference manual for homeowners and professionals alike."
--Lynette Jennings, creator and host of Lynnette Jennings Design
ISBN: 1561587621 Date Published on 11/1/2005
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|In Home by Design, Sarah Susanka presents the 30 key design concepts that can be applied to any home – no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples: from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to renovating a whole second floor. Home by Design shows homeowners a new way to look at their spaces and provides ideas for how to make each home reach its full potential.|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE PROCESS OF ENTERING, SHELTER AROUND ACTIVITY, SEQUENCES OF PLACES, CEILING HEIGHT VARIETY, INTERIOR VIEWS, INSIDE OUTSIDE, CHANGES IN LEVEL, PUBLIC TO PRIVATE, OPENABILITY, ENCLOSURE, DIFFERNTIATION OF PARTS, DEPTH AND THICKNESS
LIGHT TO WALK TOWARD, LIGHT INTESITY VARIED, REFLECTING SURFACES, WINDOW POSITIONING, VISUAL WEIGHT, VIEW AND NONVIEW
PATTERN AND GEOMETRY, ALIGNMENTS, RHYTHYM, THEME AND VARIATIONS, COMPOSTION, EXPRESSED STRUCTURE, POINT OF FOCUS, ORGANIZING STRATEGY
ISBN: 1561587915 Date Published on 2/7/2006
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Martha Webb's uniquely effective strategies have helped thousands of real estate professionals and private clients increase the sale price of their houses by $5,000, $10,000 or even $15,000. Now every seller can reap the benefits of her 5-step program in as little as 10 days.
ISBN: 0517888440 Date Published on 3/25/1997
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After ninety years, The House in Good Taste
by America's "first lady of interior decoration," Elsie de Wolfe, still offers timeless design advice.
Compiled from her articles in newspapers and magazines and first published in 1914, The House in Good Taste
is a seminal book on interior design with ideas that have lasted a century because they influenced not only the wealthy clients of Park Avenue and Palm Beach, but popular taste as well.
De Wolfe advised Americans to shun ostentation and clutter in favor of simplicity, to dismantle the draperies
in order to let in the light, and to replace garish colors with beige and ivory. "I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint
," she declared, "comfortable chairs with lights
beside them, open fires on the hearth and flowers wherever they 'belong,' mirrors
and sunshine in all rooms." The rooms that Americans inhabited in the middle of the twentieth century still today owe much to de Wolfe's tastes.
ISBN: 0847826317 Date Published on 6/12/2004