At Home with Pictures: Arranging & Displaying Photos, Artwork & Collectibles

At Home with Pictures: Arranging & Displaying Photos, Artwork & Collectibles

by Paige Gilchrist
     
 

Page after page of gorgeous photos, and a breezy inspirational text, present a variety of creative solutions for how to decorate and display artwork: pair pictures with the right mats, use inventive hanging techniques, try out different wall arrangements, play with combinations of color. Uncertain of what to put up rather than how to do it? Then feast upon the… See more details below

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Page after page of gorgeous photos, and a breezy inspirational text, present a variety of creative solutions for how to decorate and display artwork: pair pictures with the right mats, use inventive hanging techniques, try out different wall arrangements, play with combinations of color. Uncertain of what to put up rather than how to do it? Then feast upon the innovative suggestions for creating themed displays, or assembling still lifes that blend pictures with everything from wooden sculptures to childhood memorabilia. Broaden your definition of a "picture" to include such fabulous things as antique game boards, painted china plates, or a key collection. With these ideas as a springboard-and your own imagination in full force-home sweet home will look more beautiful and intimate than ever!

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Library Journal
Gilchrist (Decorating Your First Apartment) provides a well-rounded guide to wall decoration and the arrangement of pictures. She covers the practical side of framing and hanging artwork and collectibles, with a discussion of hardware, mats, frames, and lighting. She also looks at the more creative elements, such as how different frames and mats can affect the look of an artwork. The book is filled with color photographs that show the variety of ways to display various pieces (e.g., maps, family snapshots, checkerboards, and pots) and how these objects can complement a decor. Offering more practical advice than Alan Powell's Living with Pictures, this book will be useful for amateur and professional alike and is recommended for large interior design collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781579903602
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.34(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.73(d)

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