The Design Directory of Bedding

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The Design Directory of Bedding is the most complete directory of bedding and bedroom design ideas and instruction ever assembled. Concise, straight-to-the-point lists, definitions, and descriptions of design fundamentals and components provide a comprehensive education on bedding design. Here are scores of ideas for skirts, covers, pillows, shams, headboards, drapery, canopies and daybeds.

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The Design Directory of Bedding is the most complete directory of bedding and bedroom design ideas and instruction ever assembled. Concise, straight-to-the-point lists, definitions, and descriptions of design fundamentals and components provide a comprehensive education on bedding design. Here are scores of ideas for skirts, covers, pillows, shams, headboards, drapery, canopies and daybeds.

Everything you will ever need to design beautiful bedrooms is here:

Hundreds of inspirational ideas and patterns

Current and classic bedding styles adaptable to every budget

Cutting-edge styles from easy to advanced

More than 1,000 expert illustrations

Glossary of standard terms for both furniture and soft furnishings

Extensive Resource Directory for fabrics and more

Companion CD-ROM of black-and-white line drawings that can be used repeatedly, plus detailed workroom worksheets and service request forms.

Jackie Von Tobel is an award-winning interior designer with over twenty years of experience and a passion for design. She is a leading authority on soft treatment design and construction and travels extensively teaching at various trade shows, schools, and design centers across the country. Von Tobel is the author of the groundbreaking book The Design Directory of Window Treatments, is a member of the IFDA and WCAA, and is certified by the WFCP.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423604440
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/2/2009
  • Pages: 530
  • Sales rank: 657,111
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Von Tobel is a practicing interior designer with twenty years of experience in high-end residential design. She attended the University of San Diego and the Design Institute of San Diego. She is a member of the WCAA and is certified by the WFCP. Her interior design firm, Plush Home, is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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How to Use This Book

The Design Directory of Bedding helps simplify the complicated process of design in order to assist you in creating a beautiful, personal, and comfortable bedroom that is as attractive as it is functional. Within the pages of this book you will find hundreds of creative ideas and applications that will be a springboard for your own creativity and unique designs. Each section of the directory will assist you in making decisions critical to your success:

Design: Using the fundamentals and calculations outlined in the first chapter, measure your bed, analyze your space and calculate the basic proportions, then lay out and construct your design.

Fabric: Choose the fiber, weave, pattern, hand, and colors of the fabrics you will use.

Components: Choose the separate bedding elements that will complete your ensemble.

Style: Choose from the many complete designs in the book or choose a combination of components to create a new look that is all your own.

Embellishments: Apply finishing touches that will personalize your design.

Hardware: If your design calls for hardware, choose the appropriate type and style of hardware or mounting technique for your design.

Workroom: Communicate your designs effectively and accurately to your workroom to ensure that your bedding is properly made.

On the inside back cover you will find a CD-ROM that contains black-and-white line drawings of all the illustrations shown in this book. Also on the CD are the worksheets.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

How to Use This Book 11

Typical Bedding Ensemble 13

Bedding Design Fundamentals 15

The Features and Functions of Bedding 16

The Principles of Bedding Design 17

The Elements of Bedding Design 18

Rules of Thumb 19

Specifications for Bedding Fabric and Construction 20

Fabric 23

Pattern 28

Fabric Widths 32

Lining 34

Interlining 35

Key Fabric Terms 37

Bedding Basics 41

Anatomy of the Bed 43

Mattress Facts 44

Typical Mattress Sizes 45

Bed Linens 46

How to Measure for Bedding 48

Common Bedding Dimensions 50

Types of Pillows 52

Design Considerations 55

Key Bed Terms 58

Bed Skirts 61

Construction Options 62

Basic Bed Skirt Components 62

Important Bed Skirt Terms 66

Styles of Bed Skirts 67

Bed Covers 81

Choosing the Right Cover 82

Quilting 84

Common Duvet Cover Closures 85

Calculating Yardage 86

Common Bed Cover Designs 87

Flat Bed Covers 87

Pleated Bed Covers 106

Shirred Bed Covers 116

Boxed Bed Covers 125

Pillowcases 133

Typical Bed Pillow Sizes 134

Pillowcase Construction 134

Ruffled Pillowcases 135

Pleated Pillowcases 142

Shirred Pillowcases 145

Straight-Edge Pillowcases 146

Shaped-Edge Pillowcases 154

Buttoned Pillowcases 157

Tied Pillowcases 163

Bordered Pillowcases 166

Pillow Shams 169

Pillow Sham Construction 170

Decorative Pillows 187

Common Pillow Shapes and Sizes 188

Welting 189

Color Blocked Pillows 190

Pillows with Ribbon 200

Pillows with Buttons and Closures 209

Pillows with Bows and Ties 218

Welted Pillows 231

Pillows with Grommets 232

Tent-Flap Pillows 236

Ruffled Pillows 245

Shirred Pillows 251

Trimmed Pillows 262

Tufted Pillows 268

Neck Rolls and Bolsters 275

Specialty Shaped Pillows 285

Upholstered Headboards 293

Common Types of Headboards 294

Single-Panel Headboards 295

Combination Headboards 310

Shirred Headboards 317

Tufted Headboards 318

Slipcovered Headboards 323

Embellished Slipcovered Headboards 326

Alternative Headboards 329

Bed Drapery 339

Bed Drapery Categories 340

Classic Bed Crown Designs 341

Classic Bed Crowns 342

Metal Crowns 350

Coronas 355

Traditional Coronas 358

Pleated Coronas 363

Pelmet Coronas 370

Shirred Coronas 372

Swagged Coronas 377

Boxed Coronas 382

Tented Coronas 388

Cornices 390

Pediments 398

Traditional Pediments 400

Drapery 407

Tented Drapery 418

Canopy Beds 427

Types of Canopies 428

Canopy Ceiling Panels 430

Full Canopies 431

Partial Canopies 433

Open Canopies 442

Scarf-Draped Canopies 448

Back-Draped Canopies 454

Raised Canopies 459

Ceiling-Hung Canopies 461

Daybeds 467

Common Structural Components 467

Finishing Touches 487

Fasteners 488

Hard Buttons 490

Fabric-Covered Buttons 490

Knotted Ties 490

Bows 490

Florettes 491

Rosettes 491

Medallions 491

Border Options 492

The Workroom 497

Worksheets 498

C.O.M. 503

Subcontractor Agreement 504

The CD-ROM 505

Glossary 507

Resource Directory 515

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  • Anonymous

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    A Must Have for Designers!

    As an interior designer I highly recommend this book! It is a must have. The color illustrations are wonderful and numerous, covering every detail imaginable. This is a wonderful tool to help you show clients a vast array of design choices.

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