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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.