The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book focuses on vertical and horizontal surfaces by examining not only windows, walls and floors but also celebrates the fifth wall ceilings! Readers will discover the clever possibilities for treating surfaces of all kinds with paint, wallpaper, tile, stone, fabric and more. Beginning with a chapter on a personal favorite, window treatments, Stoehr covers all types of hard and soft window products, as well as how to approach the decoration of a large window wall. A chapter on wall coverings follows, including paint, paper, tile, stone, fabric and wood. In section three, the decorated ceiling pulls our eyes upward from the horizontal sweep we normally experience in a room, creating a sense of satisfied completion to any interior. Decorated ceilings, our interior sky is attention to detail at its best, creating drama in the dining room or a calm, restful environment in the bedroom. Finally, we look to the floor, an area frequently overlooked but is the ultimate component for finishing any room with style. All this and more, including thousands of today's top interior photographs, will be found in The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book.
|Publisher:||CRI Media Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Kathleen Stoehr - Current Draperies & Window Fashions columnist, writing Trends Tracking and Reading Review, as well as intermittent Market Reports and focus articles. Has written articles for Tapestria's fabric trends website, Today's Home Creative Arts magazine, Experience Life magazine, and a host of others. Previously editor-in-chief of Window Fashions magazine, managing editor of Fine Furniture International, and publications director for The Wall Paper. Managing editor of International Wolf magazine. Marketing manager for designWorks, a retail design shop specializing in spatial organization. Design competition judge, seminar presentations, Current owner of Chemistry Creative, a Minneapolis, MN-based editorial, project management and design agency, focusing on coaching fiction and non-fiction writers, writing fabulous copy and designing eye-catching publications-all on time and within budget. B.A. cum laude Speech Communications, Theatre, English, 1982; M.A. magna cum laude Theatre History, 1986. Stoehr lives in Edina, MN with her husband Mark, an artist; daughter Hanna, an athlete and musician; and a host of pesky, fur-shedding, cuddly four-legged creatures.