1001 Ideas for Windows offers homeowners, decorators, and drape makers a comprehensive guide to all possible window dressing from drapes and blinds to curtains, cascades, and sheers. Information is also provided on fixtures, accessories, tiebacks, trimmings, headings, and valances. There is also full guidance on fabrics and materials, measurements and yardage. Visually presented information makes it easy to come up with the right window scheme for any decor.
Date Published 9/1/2004
Rated By: Midwest Book Review
From: Oregon, WI
Comments: How to pair home with window treatment, how to work within a limited budget 1001 Ideas For Windows: The Ultimate Sourcebook For Curtains, Blinds, Fabrics, And Hardware by Anne Justin: illustrations and photos pack in the ideas for window dressings which range from interior shutters to swags. Home atmosphere will help determine appropriate choices: chapters tell how to pair home with window treatment, how to work within a limited budget, and where to locate fabrics and accessories. Finally, use the essential templates to 'try out' the feel of a window covering before you go further.
Rated By: N. Bailey "rock head"
From: Albuquerque, NM
Comments: 1001 Ideas for Windows Most books about curtains are primarily geared toward teaching the reader how to make the curtains. For those people like myself, who aren't interested in making the curtains and just want some ideas on how to decorate their windows, this book is ideal. The author has many different suggestions (including curtains, draperies, blinds) for every type of window and even for french doors.
Rated By: Sonya "readaholic"
From: Dallas, TX
Comments: For Ideas Only, Not a How-To This is an excellent book if you want ideas on possible window treatments for almost any type of window. I was delightfully surprised to see all kinds of unusual shaped/styled windows. Many of the window styles are not covered in most window books (Arched, Cathedral, Celerestory, Portholes, Bay, Bowed, you name it and it's probably in here). If you are a decorator, have sewing skills to be able to construct from a picture or can hire someone who can, this is a wonderful book.
If you need step by step instructions on making curtains, I would still recommend having this book as a resource and picking up a different book on how to make curtains.
Rated By: Charles Randall
From: Orange, CA
Comments: Are you kidding me? This book is a complete rip-off of the much better Encyclopedia of Window Fashions. What a mess this book is; a lame attempt to ride the success of another book. Look at the Encyclopedia of Window Fashions and ask yourself if it is not a complete rip off of the best-selling window decorating book of all time. Better yet go to Lowe's or Barnes and Noble and compare the books yourself, and oh yeah, look at the pub dates. The much better Ency. of Window Fashions was first published in 1986 and is in its 6th edition.