Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Charles Randall Inc.; 6 edition (January 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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This fifth edition has all the sketches in color. Just to give you an idea of how comprehensive this is, there are 19 pages showing valances, with five per page. I love this book, as it really opened our minds to the variety of styles available for windows. No more boring windows.There's even a section for draperies, swags and valances used with beds.I particularly liked the section "Windows With a Challenge" that showed solutions for such issues as an air conditioner in a double-hung window or dealing with arched top windows.This has two index sections in the back. One is the usual word index and the other is a 38 page visual index showing the windows in black-and-white thumbnail sketches.It's terrific, not just for professional decorators, but for all individuals wanting a new look for their home.(I hope you find this review helpful, and if you do, please click yes.)
I have seen the 3rd edition of this encyclopedia. It was a fabulous reference guide. It is NOT for people who are making curtains themselves, but for those who wish to update the look of their window treatments. As an Inderior Designer, I reccomend this book as a reference guide to many styles of window treatments.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WINDOW FASHIONS: 1000 DECORATING IDEAS FOR WINDOWS, BEDDING AND ACCESSORIES is a wonderful picture reference guide for designers when planning a room. It is an easy way to locate the perfect window treatment you are searching for to complete a room and to show the customer an idea of the finished product. It has many types of styles in each category of fabric window treatment and includes many kinds of pillows, bed coverings, etc.. This book includes more styles than I have seen anywhere in any one book. It is wonderful if you are looking for drawings of many, many, many kinds of window treatments.
I now own 2 copies of this book as I am constantly loaning it out and cannot live without it for more than a day. It helps my clients to decide on window treatment ideas and because of its extensive pictures, it can replace hours of thumbing through magazines etc.
Blending current, popular styles with extraordinary new approaches, the fifth edition of The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions is a must have for designers, from beginner to expert.With more full-color illustrations than ever before, this book presents myriad window treatments for any room in any home from the most simple to the most challenging. Throughout its more than 200 pages, which include detailed sketchings, cost-saving ideas, yardage and fullness charts and the sketchfile method, you will quickly see why this book has become the industry standard for window decor inspiration.
I often see beautiful decorating books but as soon as i put it down I realize I did not absorb anything No so with this book!One page has tie backs One page has cornices. You see them all together and get an idea of what you like You come away with it all sorted out mentally!
As an interior decorating shop, this book is an integral part of our work station. It helps us with practically every custom job we fabricate. Whether you are a professional, or just interested in decorating as a hobby, it educates you on every level, and is user-friendly. We highly recommend.
I am a home dec seamstress. Because of the many design variations, this is the first of my books that I look through, for designs, to show clients. It has quality, hand sketched, black & white or color illustrations of only the windows, not including the room setting. Each page has several variations of a single design. This book is PACKED with ideas, although not much help with instruction.
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