Window pose both a challenge and an opportunity—how they are covered can change a room dramatically. Explore the myriad ways of dressing your windows using fabrics, screens, and a variety of contemporary decorating techniques. Adding curtains, drapes, or shutters, decorating the frame, sill, or even the windowpane are just a few of the ways you can alter or enhance the look and mood of any room. With numerous inspirational and practical ideas as well as 20 detailed design projects, Recipes & Ideas: Windows will show you how to do it yourself and achieve beautiful, professional results.
Date Published 3/1/2000
Rated By: A reader
Comments: Glossy fun for five minutes This book is not for the serious sewer or for anyone requiring more than a couple of inspiring ideas. This book was as fun as picking up a glossy magazine for a few minutes. It does help you think outside the proverbial box.
Rated By: Sonya "readaholic"
From: Dallas, TX
Comments: For Those Who Like Contemporary I thought this book had great ideas for a contemporary, modern apartment or home. It is not my own personal style, but I did find many of the window treatments interesting and creative.
There was the boxed out window on pg 8 and the trellised window treatment on the following page was very neat and clean. I also thought their treatment of the dormer/slanted window was great on page 14. One of my favorite treatments was the suede vertical roman shade, not necessarily the treatment itself, but how they attached them.
I would recommend this book if you lean towards the modern, ecclectic, contemporary style. I am going to purchase this book for a family member who loves modern, clean lines.