This beautiful handbook will help home owners decorate any type of window with any type of material. While photographs of strikingly adorned windows give the reader an idea of how a particular treatment would look, drawings in both black and white and color provide the close-up detail that cannot be seen in the photographs, whether it is the way a certain pleat lies or the difference between a box cornice and a beehive cornice. Justin accompanies her illustrations with a brief history of how the given decorative element came to be and advice for where it might be appropriate. A glossary and resource guide will make this title useful for even the most novice decorator. Particularly valuable is a "Practical Checklist" that both rookies and pros could use when planning, measuring, and shopping for window treatments, along with black-and-white, reproducible window "templates" to show which treatment, or combination of treatments, would fit which type of window. Highly recommended for all public library home-decorating collections. Mary Frances WilkensCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Window treatments set the stage for the decor of a room and are the backdrop for other furnishings and accessories. Now homeowners and decorators can find over a thousand decorating ideas for windows at their fingertips in one elegant volume.
1001 Ideas for Windows offers homeowners, decorators, and drape makers a comprehensive guide to all possible window dressings, including drapes, blinds, curtains, cascades, and sheers. It provides details of every sort of fixture for hanging and closing drapes and blinds, as well as all kinds of accessories, tiebacks, trimmings, headings, and valances.
This essential reference book is beautifully illustrated and simple to use. At a glance, readers can see every possibility in order to select the perfect treatment for their room and their decoration scheme. There is also full guidance on fabrics and materials, measurements and yardage. Here is everything the amateur or professional home decorator needs to know about window dressings, from the eighteenth century to the present day.