A noted British designer explores the art of creative home decorating, explaining how to create effects using paper, paint, plaster, and fabric, and using more than 150 photographs of both historic and contemporary rooms that illustrate fine design. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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applied architectural areas background bamboo Baroque baseboard bathroom blue broken colour brush burnt umber ceiling chair rail Chinese Chinoiserie chintz closet cloth contrast cornice create dado dark darker decorative display distemper doors dragged edges effect eggshell eighteenth century example fabric faked panelling finish flat oil floor furniture gilding give gla^e glaze gloss gouache grain green grey highlights interiors lacquer latex light liming lines look marbling matchboarding mineral spirit motifs mouldings nineteenth century off-white oil paint oil-based oriental pale palette Palladian paper pattern pigments plaster printed produce ragrolling raw umber rhythm Rococo sample scheme scumble shade shadows shellac shelves simulate spattered sponge stainers stencil stippler stippling stone Stony Room strips style subtle surface technique texture thin tiles tinted tones top coat traditional translucent trompe l'oeil turpentine undercoat varnish veins vertical visual wall wallpaper water-based wood yellow ochre