Home Decor Idea Book: Slipcovers: Upholstery, Slipcovers, and Seat Cushions by Jackie Von Tobel, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Home Decor Idea Book: Slipcovers: Upholstery, Slipcovers, and Seat Cushions

Home Decor Idea Book: Slipcovers: Upholstery, Slipcovers, and Seat Cushions

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by Jackie Von Tobel
     
 

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Dress your nest!

Learn about slipcover basics and get creative and fun ideas from hundreds of slipcover designs for

Seat cushions and covers

Back cushions and covers

One-piece slipcovers

Chairs

Settees

Sofas

Barstools

Headboards

Overview

Dress your nest!

Learn about slipcover basics and get creative and fun ideas from hundreds of slipcover designs for

Seat cushions and covers

Back cushions and covers

One-piece slipcovers

Chairs

Settees

Sofas

Barstools

Headboards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423620105
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,080,091
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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A Bit of History

The slipcover has a long and historic past beginning in medieval times where furniture was scarce and usually consisted of a hard stool or bench. Seat cushions made of rough fabrics were filled with straw and used to soften the hard seats of the well to do.

Slipcovers continued to be a luxury confined to the wealthy during the renaissance when furniture began to be upholstered in rich silk brocades and other pricy textiles. Plain slipcovers were used most of the time to protect this expensive fabric from wear and tear. They were removed only on special occasions when the owner chose to show off his finery to friends and guests.

During the 17th century furniture had become more readily available to the wealthy as well as other household luxuries and embellishments. The size of the homes of the rich had also increased substantially with many rooms used only on special occasions. This led to the creation of the dustcover; a loosely fitted white cover made from muslin or linen that covered all articles of value within a room when it was not in use. Furnishings at that time were true works of art and extremely expensive, they were meant to last for generations. The dustcover was a way for the owner to protect his valuables from the sun, insects, humidity, mold and mildew and other forms of wear and tear that would devalue his investments. Dustcovers were made for chandeliers, wall sconces, mirrors, and anything else that could be covered.

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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