A Seasonal Guide to Decorating with Fabric: Ideas & Inspiration Projects & Patterns
House Beautiful Magazine, Gabi Tubbs, Rhoda Murphy
Hearst Books, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 191 pages
Taking as its theme the diversity of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, House Beautiful provides inspiration with decorating ideas that range from simple lampshades and curtain tiebacks to a glorious tented storage unit. The colors, textures, and moods of each season are translated into a distinctive look for each room in the home. The first four chapters are filled with a dazzling range of photographs, showing interiors furnished in the colors and fabrics of each season. The final chapter of the book translates ideas into reality. Here you will find step-by-step illustrated instructions for more than thirty basic projects, including blinds and curtains, pillowcases, cushions and bolsters, slipcovers, table linens, lampshades, and screens. All these and more are shown throughout the book, made up in the colors and fabrics of each season. In addition to these basic projects, each season includes two special designs, with full instructions, for an exciting furnishing idea. These include a wonderful coronet and bed hangings, a glorious garden canopy, and a sumptuous silk bedcover.
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