Classic Decorative Details
This magnificent book is devoted to the art of the finishing touch, those all-important details that transform an ordinary interior into a very special, stylish place.
Written by an inspired designer who is also an authority on fine arts and antiques, this elegant and accessible book is a visual lexicon, brimming with design ideas and underpinned by a well informed, practical text.
Bringing together the very best of Classic European and American style, The Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill shows what to look for, how and where to find good pictures, fabrics and objets d'art at reasonable cost, and how best to use and display them. There is sound advice, too, on the care and repair of everythnig from chandeliers and antique mirrors to a collection of old teddy bears.
With the help of this book, you can become an instant expert on collecting silver, glass, and ceramics, find out how to use rugs and throws for maximum effect, how to hang pictures, display leather-bound books and make dramatic impact with flowers and fruit. There are also ideas for accessoriing outdoor areas with a confident touch.
Illustrated with over 250 exquisite photographs, here is a wealth of inspirational ideas and down-to-earth advice, adding up to an indispensable sourcebok of timeless, classic taste.
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18th century accessories Art Deco Art Nouveau attractive baskets bath bathroom beautiful bedroom boxes brass candlesticks carved cast iron ceiling ceramic chairs Claret jugs classic cleaning collection colour conservatory copper cupboard curtain poles cushions decanters decorative pieces desk display dolls door door furniture draped dresser dressing table edges eighteenth century elegant fabric finish fireplace fittings flowers frame free-standing garden gilded hooks hung jugs kilim kitchen lamps LEFT light look lovely marble match metal mirror glass modern mouldings mounts needlepoint oil paintings original ornate panels pattern pelmet pieces of furniture plain plants plate polished popular porcelain pots practical prints RIGHT rocking horse rugs shade shape shawls shelves silk silver simple soft-paste porcelain space stand stone stools storage style Thomas Chippendale tieback toys traditional trimmed upholstered vases Victorian wall hanging wallpaper watercolours window Windowboxes wooden WROUGHT IRON FURNITURE