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Windows are an integral part of the design and structure of a room. InWindowDressings: BeautifulDraperies andCurtains for theHome, Brian Coleman explores stunning window décor from Palm Beach to Seattle to New York, created by some of the country’s most respected designers. Showcasing a wide variety of styles and decorating philosophies, Window Dressings reveals how to successfully create the right look for any window in the house. Featuring the work of renowned designers in locations including Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, there are styles and colors to suit practically every taste. Coleman discusses the importance of good curtain and drapery construction, utilizing seventeen beautiful hand drawings to classify and identify specific details.
A comprehensive glossary explains terms from cording to cornices so you can converse confidently with your designer or workroom. An extensive resource guide includes designers and sources for finding window hardware around the country.
Whether you’re planning for a traditional living room with a mullioned bay window, a formal dining room with French doors, or just a small bedroom with a single window tucked under the eaves, Window Dressings: Beautiful Draperies and Curtains for the Home is the source of inspiration and practical advice that can help.
Brian D. Coleman, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old-house enthusiast, he has grown his love for historic restoration into an active second career. He has written numerous articles on historic home design for magazines ranging from Old House Journal to Period Living in the United Kingdom and is the West Coast editor for Old House Interiors. Brian is the author of Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Architectural Salvage and Antiques; Details: How to Decorate with Architectural Salvage and Antiques; Scalamandré: Luxurious Home Interiors; Classic Cottages; Vintage Victorian Textiles and The Victorian Dining Room. He divides his time between New York and Seattle.
William Wright, a commercial photographer since 1984, specializes in architectural assignments. Born and raised on Long Island inNew York, Bill moved to Seattle in 1987, where he now lives with his wife, Pauline. Along with projects commissioned by architects and interior designers, his photography has been featured in numerous publications including Sunset, Old House Interiors, Romantic Homes, Victorian Homes, and SeattleHomes and Lifestyles. His work can be viewed at www.williamwrightphoto.com.
About the Author
Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the West Coast editor; to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of seven books on the decorative arts, including the recent titles Farrow & Ball and Cottages.
William Wright, a commercial photographer since 1984, specializes in architectural assignments. Born and raised on Long Island inNew York, Bill moved to Seattle in 1987, where he now lives with his wife, Pauline.
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