Ribbons and Trims: 100 Ideas for Personalizing Your Home

Ribbons and Trims: 100 Ideas for Personalizing Your Home


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Ribbons and Trims: 100 Ideas for Personalizing Your Home by Annabel Lewis

Refresh. Restore. Reinvent.

From curtains, blinds, bedcovers, and furniture to cushions, throws, lampshades, and photo frames— absolutely any item in your home can be updated, customized, and given a fresh new look, simply and easily. In Ribbons and Trims, Annabel Lewis, founder of Europe’s famous ribbons and trimmings company, V. V. Rouleaux, provides a wealth of ideas and step-by-step projects for ways to decorate and embellish items all around the home.

This unique and creative guide offers simple techniques for making accessories like tassels, knots, braids, flowers, and tiebacks, as well as 25 projects with clear instructions for creating pieces that are upholstered with ribbon or trimmed with feathers, shells, beads, or buttons.

There are also inspiring ideas for every room in the home—whether it’s embellishing your entryway walls with stripes of elegant grosgrain ribbon, decorating a dining table with customized place card holders or dressing your everyday coat hangers in luscious ribbon remnants.

Illustrated with gorgeous color photographs and peppered with inventive ideas and tips sure to inspire both the beginner crafter and the expert home decorator alike, Ribbons and Trims will help you to elevate your home décor to new heights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307347619
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.21(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Annabel Lewis is the founder and owner of V.V. Rouleaux, the most popular ribbons and trimmings company in Europe. She regularly works with fashion and interior designers as well as retailers such as Karen Millen, Jigsaw, and Topshop, and she has designed a beaded glass curtain for Madonna.

V.V. Rouleaux was awarded first prize for its Grosgrain collection in the 2003 Homes & Gardens Awards. The company has grown from a niche store in North London to a large trimmings company with its own retail shops, trade vaults, and design offices. There are currently four locations in the United Kingdom, and a thriving web-based business at www.vvrouleaux.com.

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