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The Complete Book Of Curtains, Drapes, And Blinds: Design Ideas And Basic Techniques For Window Treatments

Whether you're an interior designer or a home decorator and you need to create a beautiful home space with a window dressing to complement your lifestyle, look no further. The Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blinds is the one-stop reference. No longer will you struggle with inspiration or measurements as you'll find the essentials for creating a curtain design in this jam-packed volume. Learn the basics of window shapes, measuring, heading tapes, fabric characteristics, and fabric quantities. When you're ready to design, the second chapter in the book provides an in-depth look into various types of accessories available for curtains and blinds. For designers, and decorators, the sketches can be scanned and reduced to put on sample board or e-mailed to curtain makers to eliminate costly mistakes. The book also includes a section for cozy bed treatments and plush cushions and throws.From first-time homeowners to interior design students and studio professionals---when it comes to window dressings and coordinated accessories The Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blinds will help you through bewildering choices in a simple and easy way. Now that's a curtain call!

Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 1, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0312586531

ISBN-13: 978-0312586539

Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 10.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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This is a great book,with many great ideas. My disappointment lies in the claim of "complete". It is short on construction details, and that is a true disappointment. If it had more instruction on creating the treatments it would be a 5 star book. I do love the roman shades with differnt fabrics for each pleat, but I didn't want to buy the book for one picture.How about a second edition with more instructions?

I was very disappointed with this book,I was expecting to see actual pictures of the windowtreatments.....not sketches.

I love the pictures and ideas inside. I'm looking for window treatments and this has lots of ideas. Look forward to trying to make some soon.

this is a wonderful book to browse. Instructions are there for unusual window treatments, though not actual patterns. very inspirational!

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