The Decoration of Houses
Hardcover ISBN: 0847829162
Written by one of America's foremost novelists and a celebrated architect, this classic work on interior design presents advice on planning and furnishing specific rooms and areas as well as a portfolio of illustrated interiors, covering such areas as the historical traditions of design and the distinctive styles of turn-of-the-twentieth-century taste.
Living in a Nutshell
Posh and Portable Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces
Paperback ISBN: 0062060708
Accompanied by dramatic "before and after" photos, the longtime interior style producer for Oprah Winfrey presents a do-it-yourself guide to transforming the smallest of spaces into fun and functional living areas easily and economically. 30,000 first printing.
Crafting a Meaningful Home
27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage
Hardcover ISBN: 158479867x
As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we’re more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we’ve been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.
Home Book of Picture Framing
Professional Secrets of Mounting Matting, Framing and Displaying Artworks, Photographs, Posters, Fabrics, Collectibles, Carvings and More
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0811727939
Professional secrets of mounting, matting, framing, and displaying artwork, photographs, posters, fabrics, collectibles, carvings, and more.
The Complete Book of Gourd Craft
22 Projects, 55 Decorative Techniques, 300 Inspirational Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1887374558
“This book covers growing, harvesting, and curing as well as crafting and finishing. The projects are artistic and imaginative and cover all techniques.”—Library Journal. “Lots of inspiring gourd crafting techniques and ideas...its 300 color photos...depict many...amazing things you can create. There is detailed information.”—Organic Gardening.
Printing by Hand
A Modern Guide to Printing With Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
Hardcover ISBN: 1584796723
A talented designer explains how to create a wide variety of unusual and innovative hand-printed fabrics, furnishings, accessories, and paper crafts by using stencils, master stamps, and screen printing, using step-by-step instructions to teach crafters the fundamentals of hand printing and offering an array of ingenious projects, from screen-printed bed linens to stationery.
The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest
Hardcover ISBN: 0881928496
This magnificent compendium is the first comprehensive exploration of the Arts and Crafts legacy in the Pacific Northwest. It traces the movement from its nineteenth-century English beginnings to its flowering in Washington and Oregon through the 1920s and beyond, weaving into a tale of idealism and devotion everything from iconic masterpieces to recent discoveries. You will meet the architects, artists, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, and smaller communities throughout the region in their own words in journal entries, letters, articles, and promotional materials of the period. Included are public and private architecture, furniture, pottery and tile, metalwork, lighting, leaded and stained glass, jewelry, textiles, basketry and the influence of Native American arts, painting and printmaking, photography, graphic arts, and book design. The ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement—a celebration of craftsmanship and the creative process; an appreciation of sound construction, pleasing proportion, grace, and simplicity; and a comfortable rusticity that sees beauty in nature and honors indigenous materials—found fertile ground in Washington and Oregon. The inspired handiwork of anonymous amateurs and significant regional artists alike yielded a remarkable variety of progressive architect-designed residences, bungalows for everyone, and all manner of artistic and practical furnishings and accessories. Beautifully illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and period graphics, including rare images published here for the first time, this groundbreaking volume is an authoritative reference, a provocative story, and an irresistible treasure trove for Arts and Crafts collectors and enthusiasts everywhere.