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The Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blinds Design Ideas and Basic Techniques for Window Treatments,9780312586539

The Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blinds Design Ideas and Basic Techniques for Window Treatments

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ISBN13:

9780312586539

ISBN10:
0312586531
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/2009
Publisher(s):
St. Martin's Griffin
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Summary

Whether you're an interior designer or a home decorator and you need to create a beautiful home space with a window dressing to complement your lifestyle, look no further.The Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blindsis the one-stop reference. No longer will you struggle with inspiration or measurements as you'll find the essentials for creating a curtain design in this jam-packed volume. Learn the basics of window shapes, measuring, heading tapes, fabric characteristics, and fabric quantities. When you're ready to design, the second chapter in the book provides an in-depth look into various types of accessories available for curtains and blinds. For designers, and decorators, the sketches can be scanned and reduced to put on sample board or e-mailed to curtain makers to eliminate costly mistakes. The book also includes a section for cozy bed treatments and plush cushions and throws. From first-time homeowners to interior design students and studio professionals---when it comes to window dressings and coordinated accessoriesThe Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blindswill help you through bewildering choices in a simple and easy way. Now that's a curtain call!

Author Biography

WENDY BAKER is an international expert on interior design and the ultimate authority on all matters relating to window dressing and accessories, with many years' experience creating truly inspirational designs for her clients. She is also the founder of Shoestring Books. Wendy has published several best-selling titles in both the US and U.K., including The Curtain Sketchbook. After a career in the film industry and modeling, Wendy opened up her first London boutique under her design name "Harriet" where she designed clothes for celebrities. She later opened her second boutique on Bond Street in London as well as several "shop within a shop" concessions in all the major department stores including Neiman marcus, Harrods, and Saks. Wendy, her husband, and their dog Beatrice live in London.


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