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Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone (Design Ideas)by Creative Homeowner
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Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete & Stone
Embellish your decorating scheme with richdetails formed of concrete, granite, marble, travertine, or other various other strains of natural and engineered stone.
IMAGINE Make your home elegant and entirely original with creative stone applications.
DISTINGUISH Find out the different characteristics of various popular stones, then decide what ones are best for your projects
POUR IT ON Rethink concrete. Find out how versatile and decorative this material can be.
CUT DOWN ON CARE Learn how to keep your new stone and concrete surfaces looking greattheyre easy to maintain. Also, check out todays engineered stone.
Concrete, granite, marble, travertine and various other strains of natural and engineered stone are shown and described in a comprehensive new book, Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone. Concrete, especially, has emerged as an eminently practical decorative product, as suitable to use as elegant sinks and counters as to walls and floors. Color impregnation, a fillip of modern-day technology, adds to this material's enormous versatility in defiance of its traditional image as a flat, gray substance best suited to poured foundations and road pavings. New imaginatively formulated engineered products can either mimic natural materials or project a look that's entirely original. All these materials have come into their own as handsome, durable decorative products, as demonstrated in this book. Homeowners will learn the clearest and most creative ways to embellish their own decorating scheme.
Concrete, granite, marble, travertine and various other strains of natural
and engineered stone are shown and described in a comprehensive new book, Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone, which presents homeowners with the clearest and most creative ways to embellish their own decorating scheme.
About the Author
Ellen Frankel is President of ECPM, Inc., an editorial, marketing, and special projects firm in New York City specializing in home design. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Home Ideas Magazine and her clients have included such magazines as Country Living, Victoria, and House Beautiful Specials as well as manufacturers and retailers such as
Kraftmaid and Home Depot.
Mervyn Kaufman, the former Editorial Director of House Beautiful magazine, is an author and editor who has contributed articles and features to Interiors, Interior Design,
Better Homes and Gardens, Great American Kitchens, and This Old House. He has also edited and contributed to a variety of home-related magazines published by Woman's Day Specials. Since l997, he has been project director of the Specials' annual Design
Idea Center project for the National Kitchen & Bath Association's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show. He resides in New York City, New York with his wife, Nancy.
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