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!