Window Treatments Idea Book

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One of the first things you do when you remodel or move into a new home is change the curtains. After all, new window treatments easily, quickly, and inexpensively transform a room. They turn an outdated room into one you want to spend time in, and they make a cold space feel warm and inviting. In the style of the best-selling Idea Books, Window Treatments Idea Book offers the latest ideas for decorating all types of windows, from standard to custom. More than 350 photos provide inspiration for all rooms in the ...

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Overview

One of the first things you do when you remodel or move into a new home is change the curtains. After all, new window treatments easily, quickly, and inexpensively transform a room. They turn an outdated room into one you want to spend time in, and they make a cold space feel warm and inviting. In the style of the best-selling Idea Books, Window Treatments Idea Book offers the latest ideas for decorating all types of windows, from standard to custom. More than 350 photos provide inspiration for all rooms in the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom, bedroom to family room and study. Recognizing that consumers also want to make easy enhancements to readily available window treatments and hardware, the inspiration is peppered with practical advice on how to quickly modify off-the-shelf window treatments and design tricks for hanging them. The breadth of information makes this book the one source homeowners need when picking out window treatments.
The authors' combined years of experience have allowed them to select photos of the most popular window treatment styles as well as to provide ideas for dealing with challenging windows—bays, bows, and the like. Unique features of the book include showing one window treatment style in three different looks and quick and easy ideas for instant style.
Whether you're looking to update an existing space or are starting from scratch in a new home or newly designed addition, you'll find all the inspiration and know-how you need to create the windows of your dreams.
Window Treatments Idea Book should be a goldmine for consumers because it shows so many styles of window treatments, particularly for large, odd-shaped, and custom windows soprevalent today, in photos. What the reader gets is a wide range of window treatments in the context of every room in the house. There is also a one-page reference in the front of the book that lists each room in the house with the page number of treatments that are shown in those room contexts.

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Sampson and DeLucia, creators of the Home Dec In A Sec window-treatment pattern line sold through McCall Patterns, provide a wealth of ideas for those who invest in their patterns. Although they profess to have created a how-to book, they actually give a thorough overview of how to select window treatments, such as draperies, curtains, and shades, as well as decorative elements for embellishing window treatments. A list of basic tools is included. They show how to achieve particular design effects and styles for any d cor with a multitude of color photographs. Unfortunately, they give no instructions for creating the styles, so a book such as Abbott and Burren's So Simple Window Style would be helpful. Recommended if there is a continued interest in this topic. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561588190
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/19/2006
  • Series: Taunton Home Idea Books Series
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 656,107
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia created the Home Dec In A Sec window treatment pattern line in 1989. Through a licensing agreement with McCall Pattern Company, they have sold more than 4 million patterns internationally. In addition, Sue and Ellen launched HomeDecInASec.com, an e-commerce site that sells their patterns as well as custom-made window treatments. www.HomeDecInASec.com has received national media attention with articles appearing in newspapers such as TheChicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press, The Stamford Advocate, The Connecticut Post, and Arizona Daily Star. Prior to starting Home Dec In A Sec, Sue and Ellen founded Whimsical Windows, a custom sewing business. Sue and Ellen both live in Easton, Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    A wealth of inspiration

    Professional window designers specializing in creating window treatments for more than seventeen years, Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia draw upon their impressive expertise in Window Treatments Idea Book, providing homeowners with design ideas, fabric and color issues, measuring and installation practices, and turning off-the-shelf windows into custom-made world class enhancements for any interior design project. Chapters discuss how to optimize fashionable selections for privacy and light control adding creativity to window toppers making new takes on traditional styles and much more. Full-color photographs offer a wealth of inspiration, making Window Treatments Idea Book a 'must-have' for amateur and professional interior designers alike.

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