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USA Most Popular Books about Soft Furnishings from Amazon USA

The Fifty Dollar and Up Underground House Book
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Mike Oehler has created a visionary style of underground architecture that is unparalled to any before him in this timeless book. Mike has lived underground in his self made house for over twenty years. He is a brilliant man that lives a simple life in a very much confused world.
List Price: $19.95
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By: Mole Publishing Company.   1981-12-01

How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture: Instructions for Tables, Chairs, Planters, Trellises & More from the Experts at American Woodworker (American Woodworker (Paperback))
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Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest with these 22 functional and decorative furniture projects. Superb step-by-step photographs and excellent working drawings help ensure success. The time to complete each project ranges from a few hours to a couple of weekends, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your backyard or deck. From Adirondack chairs, patio bars, and picnic tables to showcase Victorian trellises and planters, these attractive pieces will beautify your outdoor space.
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By: Fox Chapel Publishing.   2013-01-01

Rag Rugs, Pillows, and More: over 30 ways to upcycle fabric for the home
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In this stunning new book, young crafter Elspeth Jackson reinvents the old (and somewhat forgotten) technique of rag rugging to create contemporary and sustainable homeware items from leftover fabrics.

You’ll be amazed at how simple and enjoyable it is to upcycle old and well-loved garments into beautiful rugs, pillows, artworks, bags, and other gifts, using just a few basic tools and some simple techniques. The book is arranged into three chapters: Home includes a selection of projects for fun and easy rugs in a range of colors and styles, as well as a shaggy pillow, draft excluder, wall hanging, and chalkboard frame. Gifts has wonderful ideas for unique items that you can make for friends and family, from a clutch bag to flower hair clips and even a brooch. Finally, Seasonal will inspire you to turn your strips of fabric into decorations and gifts to use at certain times of the year, from a rag-rugged heart for Valentine’s Day, to an unusual spring wreath, and some gorgeous Christmas baubles. With lavish color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions and artworks, crafters of all ages will enjoy making these projects. A comprehensive section at the start of the book covers everything you need to know about which fabrics to choose, what tools you will need, and what the essential techniques are, allowing you to discover how to update this traditional craft with endless possibilities of color and fabric combinations.
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By: CICO Books.   2016-10-11

Window Treatments Idea Book: Design Ideas * Fabric & Color * Embellishing Ready (Taunton Home Idea Books)
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One of the first things you do when you remodel or move into a new home is change the curtains. After all, new window treatments easily, quickly, and inexpensively transform a room. They turn an outdated room into one you want to spend time in, and they make a cold space feel warm and inviting. In the style of the best-selling Idea Books, Window Treatments Idea Book offers the latest ideas for decorating all types of windows, from standard to custom. More than 350 photos provide inspiration for all rooms in the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom, bedroom to family room and study. Recognizing that consumers also want to make easy enhancements to readily available window treatments and hardware, the inspiration is peppered with practical advice on how to quickly modify off-the-shelf window treatments and design tricks for hanging them. The breadth of information makes this book the one source homeowners need when picking out window treatments.
The authors' combined years of experience have allowed them to select photos of the most popular window treatment styles as well as to provide ideas for dealing with challenging windows--bays, bows, and the like. Unique features of the book include showing one window treatment style in three different looks and quick and easy ideas for instant style.
Whether you're looking to update an existing space or are starting from scratch in a new home or newly designed addition, you'll find all the inspiration and know-how you need to create the windows of your dreams.
Window Treatments Idea Book should be a goldmine for consumers because it shows so many styles of window treatments, particularly for large, odd-shaped, and custom windows soprevalent today, in photos. What the reader gets is a wide range of window treatments in the context of every room in the house. There is also a one-page reference in the front of the book that lists each room in the house with the page number of treatments that are shown in those room contexts.

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By: Taunton Press.   2006-09-01

Tilda's Studio: Over 50 fresh projects for you, your home and loved ones
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A gorgeous collection of over 50 projects inspired by Tilda’s studio.

  • Choose from a stunning variety of designs for yourself and your home, including bags, accessories, clothing, decorations, gifts and soft toys.
  • The colour palette used includes beautiful shades of lavender, pink, teal, turquoise, green and blue.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous colour photos and delightful illustrations accompany each project.

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By: David & Charles.   2011-08-31

Curtain Sketchbook 3: Wendy Baker's Collection of Classic and Contemporary Curtain Designs
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The third revised edition of the Curtain Sketchbook is a comprehensive collection of quintessentially English designs for curtains. There are many new designs and an informative measuring section with sketches of various shapes of windows. The black line drawings are purposely kept simple so that the lines of the design can be seen clearly and for that reason also they are not coloured - colour can be added to the sketch at a later stage. Decorators and curtain makers find Wendy's books an important tool for their work especially when trying to explain certain window treatments to their clients. The sketches can be reduced to put on a sample board together with the chosen fabrics for the room scheme. The Curtain Sketchbook, along with Wendy Baker's other books, is used in many Interior Design Colleges and Degree courses in the UK and widely in America. The inspirational ideas take into account all kinds of windows shapes including those difficult ones, eliminating costly mistakes.
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By: Shoestring Book Company.   2007-09-18

Field Guide to American Antique Furniture: A Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any Piece of American Antique Furniture
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With more than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture.
List Price: $25.00
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By: Holt Paperbacks.   1986-11-15

Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings (Dover Architecture)
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This work deals with every aspect of the traditional Japanese home, from its general plan and major structural features to such ceremonial and traditional appointments as the tatami mats (which actually determine the size of the house), lamps, hibachi (braziers), fusuma and shoji screens, candlesticks, pillows, and tokonoma (places where art objects or flowers are displayed). It covers details of both construction and architectural ornamentation, and it points out the many ways in which the traditional Japanese house achieved the almost ideal blend of art and nature, decoration, and stark simplicity that is its hallmark. It shows in detail such things as how natural irregularities (such as in logs) are used to advantage, how partitions change the shape of the interior, and how the garden with its bridges, lanterns, and natural forms (sometimes artfully wrought) complements the severity of the house itself. More than 300 drawings by the author illustrate the text.
Morse was one of the first to try to see and understand a dwelling in terms of the culture and tradition of the people who live in it. As a result, this work, which for three generations has remained the most informative and exhaustive discussion in English of the Japanese home, is equally honored for its strikingly modern conception of architecture and, more particularly, of the Japanese home as a place where people live.
Since this work was first published, many of the traditional features of the Japanese home have altered under the impact of Western ideas. The work, consequently, should be particularly valuable to contemporary architects, artists, structural engineers, and scholars who want a purer view of the traditional Japanese dwelling. Because of its wealth of suggestion, it will also prove valuable to designers and craftsmen. For laymen, it continues to offer insight into a type of architecture (and a way of life) that is having an increasing impact on Western ideas.
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By: Dover Publications.   1961-06-01

Window and Bed Sketchbook 2: Wendy Baker's Illustrated Book of Designs for Curtains/Drapes and Bed Treatments
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This revised Window and Bed Sketchbook has been designed to introduce decorators to a selection of basic curtain shapes for various windows. The following pages details some of the variations that can be achieved by simply adding a trimming, some top stitching or mixing different fabrics together. Wendy has taken some classic styles and brought them up to date by using less fabric to give them a slicker more modern twist. Contents include: 300 black line sketches of design ideas for curtains/drapes Sketches can be reduced and added to a sample board Important section of Passementerie (trimming) Alternative window coverings Bed Coronas and Half testers for traditional bedrooms Four poster beds traditional and modern Accessories
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By: Shoestring Book Company.   2007-09-18

AskMen.com Presents The Style Bible: The 11 Rules for Building a Complete and Timeless Wardrobe (Askmen.com Series)
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The Style Bible is an indispensable handbook filled with fundamentals that every man can use to improve his dress sense and lifestyle. Divided into 11 rules, The Style Bible helps you build a versatile wardrobe; coordinate different colors, patterns, and accessories; learn which clothes flatter your body type; and navigate the worlds of shoes, jeans, and watches. You'll also learn how to dress appropriately for any occasion or environment, from meetings at the office to first dates and nights on the town. With instructive illustrations and loads of tips, The Style Bible is essential reading for every man who wants to dress to impress.

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By: William Morrow Paperbacks.   2007-09-04


 

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