This beautifully designed volume is the comprehensive book on wicker. Learn how wicker is made, all about the different styles and types, and how to restore and maintain your own wicker furniture. The book covers different types of wicker from the Victorian style, with twisted rosettes and cabriole legs, to Art Deco furniture of the 1950s with brightly colored fabrics and modern lines. Author and designer Mary Whitesides teaches you how to decorate with wicker, using creative ideas to incorporate it into many different styles of homes. Don't be fooled into thinking wicker is just for the sunroom or an outdoor patio. Wicker has great decorating possibilities and can be combined with furniture in many different styles to create a look that can be casual or formal, vintage or modern. The chapter on decorating with wicker shows examples from dozens of settings so you can see how easily wicker is incorporated into rooms for the look you desire. Wicker also includes information on what to look for in buying vintage wicker, how to care for and maintain your wicker, and how to restore antique pieces. A complete resource directory of national and international companies where you can purchase wicker is included. With 140 gorgeous full-color photographs, this book will show you how versatile and beautiful wicker can be.
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