House Beautiful Window Workshop

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A solution for every window from House Beautiful.

Windows have a huge impact on a room’s look, lighting, and ambience—and the design authorities at House Beautiful know, and show you, how to fashion wonderful treatments. No matter whether the windows are mismatched, in the corner, or very small, there’s an answer to the problem, with every practical and creative aspect of the solution showcased. A comprehensive selection of imaginative ideas covers dozens of variations on ...

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Overview

A solution for every window from House Beautiful.

Windows have a huge impact on a room’s look, lighting, and ambience—and the design authorities at House Beautiful know, and show you, how to fashion wonderful treatments. No matter whether the windows are mismatched, in the corner, or very small, there’s an answer to the problem, with every practical and creative aspect of the solution showcased. A comprehensive selection of imaginative ideas covers dozens of variations on classic formality, country charm, and contemporary style, with advice on trims, tie-backs, valances, pelmets, panels, shutters, and more. Exquisite photographs display everything from bay windows to lovely French doors. From creating a mood to deciding between drapes and shades, from measuring the space to adding hidden tracks and hooks, it’s all here.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Homeowners who find themselves gazing forlornly at their plainly dressed windows or wondering how on earth to put curtains on French doors are in luck: this volume moves thoroughly yet gently through the window-dressing process. As House Beautiful editor-in-chief Mark Mayfield says in the book's foreword, "[this] is a guidebook to working out what is right for you in your home." That's a key element of this glossy, photo-filled volume's appeal: Evelegh's clear, straightforward text does not attempt to convince readers there are any must-dos, and the photos don't dictate a particular color scheme or style (though elegant simplicity garners many more pages than does bohemian funkiness). Budget-conscious sorts shouldn't be discouraged by the semi-opulent feel of the rooms pictured throughout; in each chapter, Evelegh includes tips on saving money, such as making your own curtains from tea towels or using simple ribbons as tiebacks. Large photographs with detailed captions illustrate and inform, and pages containing definitions of the many curtain, tieback and ornament options leave no decorative option un-discussed. Historical tidbits ("with modern central heating and double glazing, we no longer need heavy drapes to keep out the cold") and fashion declarations ("Panels are the new drapes") add spice to discussions of linings and fabric selection, and explications of words such as "brass boss" and "lambrequin" will help even a novice sound knowing. (June 19) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
A wealth of ideas for window decorating is found in these two books. Evelegh (Color in Your Home) thoroughly reviews the options for window treatments, discussing window architecture (a feature often overlooked), fabrics, hardware, tiebacks, and styles (e.g., headings, valances, blinds, and draperies). The majority of the book shows window treatments, with captions that point out how to use style, setting, and fabrics to convey the desired look, whether traditional or casual. Parsons (Country Living) provides myriad color photographs depicting various styles of window treatments from simple to formal, with decorating advice. Neither book contains instructions for making window treatments. Evelegh's book is recommended for public libraries; Parsons's is recommended if there is a continuing interest. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588164360
  • Publisher: Hearst Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: House Beautiful Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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