Furniture and Furnishings: Practical Decoration and Design Ideas - Melanie PaineLondon: Conran Octopus, 1998, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
First in this edition. [First: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The furnishings of a room give it its distinctive character, providing the decorator with the opportunity to transform a home through imaginative consideration of shape, coverings and surface decoration. Written by an interior-design expert, this sourcebook guides you through the practicalities of making and decorating all sorts of furnishings — both customizing fabrics and existing furniture, and creating individual items from slip-covers to table-linen and cushions, and including ideas for fastenings and trimmings. Illustrated product directories set out over 40 kinds of furnishing fabric, and along with options for embellishing textiles through sewing, dyeing, printing or painting reveal the full potential of soft furnishing coverings. Decorative ideas for reviving existing furniture pieces include varnishing wood, staining and creating texture with paint; achieving a verdigris effect on metal; mosaic work; applying decoupage; and suggestions for working with plastic and glass.”
Size: 10" x 8¾"
Number of Pages: 80