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Product Details

  • Series: 1001 Ideas
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner; First edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580112242
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580112246
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,469,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 Wilkens
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Book Description

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.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sunny Skies on December 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Bailey on December 5, 2005
Format: Paperback
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.
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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.
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Fantastic book - full of lovely ideas, not trendy and not limited to just fussy expensive classic stuff either. I got it at the local library and HAD to have my own copy and I'm not a book person.
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