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Design Ideas for Windows

One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is with a new window treatment. But which style or color will flatter your windows? Design Ideas for Windows presents hundreds of ideas, then explains how to choose the right for your needs. And there's lots of helpful advice about the care and maintenance of various materials, installation tips, and easy solutions for difficult-to-dress windows.

BECOME INSPIRED
Hundreds of window treatments—curtains, shades, shutters, and blinds—with ideas for every room in the house

GET ADVICE
Smart tips for selecting the right type of window treatment and the perfect style for your home—and your budget

FIND SOLUTIONS
Sensible ideas for difficult-to-treat windows, including today’s popular “architectural” styles


Book News Annotation:

Although some design tips are provided, the real value of this book lies in the hundreds of color photographs illustrating the effect of window treatment in different living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and baths. The author discusses scale, focal points, size and proportion, traditional formality, modern minimalism, country and contemporary styles, coordination, edgings, tiebacks, and embellishments. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is with new window treatments. And one of the best ways to find the perfect style is by seeing the latest window looks from top designers, as featured in Design Ideas for Windows. The latest title in the popular "Design Ideas" series, the book features hundreds of color photographs and special advice for choosing, installing, and caring for window treatments. Included are suggestions for pairing various types of treatments and materials with particular situations and needs, as well as coordinating with a room's overall style.

Synopsis:

One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is with new window treatments. But which style or color will flatter your windows? Design Ideas for Windows presents hundreds of ideas that explain how to choose the right treatment for your needs. There is lots of helpful advice about the care and maintenance of various materials, installation tips, and easy solutions for difficult-to-dress windows. The latest title in the popular "Design Ideas" series, the book features hundreds of color photographs and special advice for choosing, installing, and caring for window treatments. Included are suggestions for pairing various types of treatments and materials with particular situations and needs, as well as coordinating with a room's overall style. Design Ideas for Windows offers hundreds of ways for dressing a window with hard (blinds and shutters) and soft (curtains, draperies, valances, and fabric shades) treatments. All types of windows are featured in the book, including standard shapes and sizes, as well as special "architectural" windows and odd shapes. Fabric types and recommendations, as well as trimmings, are thoroughly addressed.

Synopsis:

Design Ideas for Windows offers hundreds of ways for dressing a window with hard (blinds and shutters) and soft (curtains, draperies, valances, and fabric shades) treatments. All types of windows are featured in the book, including standard shapes and sizes, as well as special "architectural" windows and odd shapes. Fabric types and recommendations, as well as trimmings, are thoroughly addressed. In addition, the book provides important information regarding hardware (including many examples of the latest decorative rods, finials, sconces, and hold backs) and installation. More topics include: measuring, maintenance and care, and solutions for problem windows.

Synopsis:

Listing hundreds of ideas for dressing a window, this book also provides important information regarding hardware and installation, measuring, maintenance and care, as well as solutions for problem windows.

About the Author

Dorinda Beaumont is a designer, stylist, writer, and editor whose work has appeared in First for Women, Parents, Yankee Magazine, Fitness, and Wine Enthusiast. She has also done projects for Meredith Publications, Red Devil Paints, Devoe, and Storey Publishing, among others. Dorinda graduated from Pratt Institute and received her masters degree in art education from East Tennessee University. She lives in Rosendale, New York.

Table of Contents

Design Ideas for Windows

Table of Contents

Introduction- 6

 Chapter 1
Versatility & Style- 8
• Scale
• Exposure
• Privacy
• Ventilation
• Focus
• Style

Chapter 2
Planning- 46
• Architecture
• Window types
• Size and proportion
• Maintenance
• Budget
• Measuring
• Hardware
• Hiring a pro

Chapter 3
Living & Dining Rooms- 114
• Traditional formality
• Top treatments
• Pared-down traditions
• Modern minimalism

Chapter 4
Kitchens & Family Rooms- 146
• Country style
• Contemporary style
• Defining your spaces
 
Chapter 5
Bedrooms & Baths- 174
• Comfort
• Coordination
• Style choices
• Children’s rooms
• Small bedrooms
• Baths

Chapter 6
Designer Details- 218
• Edgings and bandings
• Top treatments
• Shades and shutters
• Tiebacks and embellishments

• Resource Guide- 238
 
• Glossary- 244

• Index- 248

• Photo Credits- 254

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580113342
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Beaumont, Dorinda
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Decorating - Windows
Subject:
Window shades
Subject:
Windows in interior decoration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Design Ideas
Publication Date:
20070301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.78x8.60x.86 in. 2.75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is with new window treatments. And one of the best ways to find the perfect style is by seeing the latest window looks from top designers, as featured in Design Ideas for Windows. The latest title in the popular "Design Ideas" series, the book features hundreds of color photographs and special advice for choosing, installing, and caring for window treatments. Included are suggestions for pairing various types of treatments and materials with particular situations and needs, as well as coordinating with a room's overall style.

"Synopsis" by ,
One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is with new window treatments. But which style or color will flatter your windows? Design Ideas for Windows presents hundreds of ideas that explain how to choose the right treatment for your needs. There is lots of helpful advice about the care and maintenance of various materials, installation tips, and easy solutions for difficult-to-dress windows. The latest title in the popular "Design Ideas" series, the book features hundreds of color photographs and special advice for choosing, installing, and caring for window treatments. Included are suggestions for pairing various types of treatments and materials with particular situations and needs, as well as coordinating with a room's overall style. Design Ideas for Windows offers hundreds of ways for dressing a window with hard (blinds and shutters) and soft (curtains, draperies, valances, and fabric shades) treatments. All types of windows are featured in the book, including standard shapes and sizes, as well as special "architectural" windows and odd shapes. Fabric types and recommendations, as well as trimmings, are thoroughly addressed.

"Synopsis" by ,
Design Ideas for Windows offers hundreds of ways for dressing a window with hard (blinds and shutters) and soft (curtains, draperies, valances, and fabric shades) treatments. All types of windows are featured in the book, including standard shapes and sizes, as well as special "architectural" windows and odd shapes. Fabric types and recommendations, as well as trimmings, are thoroughly addressed. In addition, the book provides important information regarding hardware (including many examples of the latest decorative rods, finials, sconces, and hold backs) and installation. More topics include: measuring, maintenance and care, and solutions for problem windows.

"Synopsis" by , Listing hundreds of ideas for dressing a window, this book also provides important information regarding hardware and installation, measuring, maintenance and care, as well as solutions for problem windows.
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