Cath Kidston's In Print: Brilliant Ideas for Using Vintage Fabrics in Your Home

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Chronicle Books, Apr 6, 2006 - Architecture - 160 pages
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Cath Kidston's cheerful approach to interior design has earned her international acclaim. Mixing the whimsical, the classic, and the nostalgic, shes created a completely fresh, signature style using vintage fabrics and prints. In this lavishly illustrated book, she shows just how easy and invigorating it is to use colorful patterns throughout the home. Grouped by fabric type, each chapter showcases Cath's own choice of vintage and modern fabricsfrom painterly florals and faded chintzes to cool abstracts and cozy patchworks. To help the reader achieve the look, shes included sixty simple do-it-yourself projects such as curtains, cushion covers, pillowcases, laundry bags, and more. Throughout, Cath shares practical tips on how to incorporate vibrant patterns into existing interiors along with brilliant ways to bring vintage prints up-to-date. Separate sections outline where to find vintage fabrics, how to spot quality, and how to master basic sewing techniques. With page after colorful page of inspiration, Cath Kidston's In Print brims with bright ideas to create an inviting home positively blooming with color.

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Page 159 - To make a lining, cut two pieces of lining fabric to the same size as the bag, adding 3/s in seam allowance.

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Cath Kidston began her career as an interior designer and opened her first shop in London, where she lives, in 1993, featuring vintage furniture and fabrics. Since then, her brand has expanded to include stores in Manhattan and Los Angeles. She sells her

Pia Tryde's photographs appear regularly in magazines such as House and Garden , Living Etc. , Martha Stewart Living , and Cond Nast Traveler . She has also photographed many books, including Cath Kidston's Vintage Style . Tryde lives in Paris and the sou

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