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Linda Barker's home-made style : 100 great decorating ideas.
Barker, Linda.
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Publication Information:
London : Collins & Brown, [1999]

Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT157 .B338 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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From pretty painted plates to a woodgrained cupboard, from classic styles to ultra-modern chic, a top designer and TV star has come up with 100 great ways to make a difference in every room. What would it take to transform your home--a few small items, like a gilded lamp, a ribbonwork cushion, and a cherub clock that will take pride of place on the mantelpiece? Or are you ready for a bigger change--perhaps some elegantly flowing muslin drapes to frame the window (no sewing required!), a dado border on the wall, and stenciled marquetry floorboards? All the popular techniques are included: stenciling, stamping, gilding, d#65533;coupage, papier m#65533;ch#65533;, sewing, and ribbon weaving. It's everything you need for decorating success! 256 pages (all in color), 8 3/4 x 11 1/2.

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Booklist Review

At least some of the fear of home decorating might be dissipated by just a quick previewing of BBC-TV personality (and interior designer) Barker's ideas. Few concepts exceed the double-spread size for instructions, which usually consist of one column of type and the rest of the space given over to color photographs of the decorating process and the finished look. Her styles are wildly, whimsically unique. A ragged chair (paint finish, that is) contrasts sharply with the cushy toweled bathroom seat. Most projects require little expertise except the ability to handle scissors, paintbrushes, glue, and fabric and threads. The only omission? The time necessary to complete each (we hope less than a weekend). --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Living Room Projectsp. 12
Pleated Lampshadep. 14
Ivy Twist Tiebacksp. 16
Covered Footstoolp. 18
Star Wall Decorationp. 20
Vase Decorationp. 21
Print Room Screenp. 22
Gilded Lamp Basep. 24
Cherub Clockp. 26
Tied Curtain Headingp. 28
Fabric Padded Picture Framep. 30
Marquetry Floorboardsp. 32
Crackle Lure Key Cupboardp. 34
Marbled Columnp. 36
Floral Firescreenp. 38
Stencilled Floor Clothp. 40
Letter Rackp. 42
Picture Framep. 44
Dado Borderp. 46
Dress Curtain and Tailsp. 48
Tasselsp. 50
Sunburst Mirrorp. 52
Decorative Bowlp. 53
Muslin Drapesp. 54
Ribbonwork Cushionp. 56
Star Motif Bowlp. 58
Beaded Holdbacksp. 60
Beaded Tiebacksp. 61
Colour-washed Blindsp. 62
Gilded Shell Polep. 64
Stencilled Lampshadep. 66
Marbled Dado Panellingp. 68
Plaster-effect Wallsp. 69
Splattered Picture Framep. 70
Display Shelvesp. 72
Kitchen and Dining Room Projectsp. 74
Painted Ceramicsp. 76
Gerbera Bowlp. 78
Two-toned Napkinsp. 80
Vegetable Napkin Ringsp. 82
Spice Rackp. 84
Tea Towel Blindp. 86
Mosaic Wine Coastersp. 88
Painted Wine Glassesp. 89
Country-style Egg Cupboardp. 90
Colourful Roller Blindp. 92
Kitchen Wall Treatmentp. 94
Punched Tin Hearts Storage Boxp. 96
Verdigris Table Decorationsp. 98
String Vasep. 100
Felt Notice Boardp. 102
Ragged Chairp. 104
Lino Printed Wallp. 106
Studded Glass Bowlp. 108
Decorative Painted Candlestickp. 110
Freehand Painted Server Cabinetp. 111
Vegetable Printed Kitchen Tablep. 112
Woodgrained Cupboardp. 114
Limewashed Old-fashioned Food Cupboardp. 116
Sponged Ceramicsp. 118
Tea Trayp. 120
Spice Storage Boxesp. 122
Star Candlestickp. 124
Cafe Mug Rackp. 126
Decoupaged Kitchen Tablep. 128
Kitchen Cupboard Door Trellisp. 130
Kitchen Wall Decorationp. 131
Patchwork Tableclothp. 132
Pretty Place Matsp. 134
Matching Napkin Ringsp. 135
Lacy Shelf Edgingp. 136
Fabric Primulasp. 137
Fruity Decoupage Pelmetp. 138
Mosaic Window Boxp. 140
Buttonhole Pelmetp. 142
Acetate Window Decorationp. 144
Shell Placematsp. 146
Blind Trimp. 148
Biscuit Barrelp. 150
Knotted Buttonhole Tiebacksp. 152
Bedroom Projectsp. 154
Patchwork Bed Coverp. 156
Beachcomber Tiebacksp. 158
Decorated Drawersp. 160
Chair/Bed Throwp. 162
Trompe I'oeil Venetian Villa Drawersp. 164
Three Sheer Window Dressingp. 166
Tartan Tallboyp. 168
Tartan Door Knobsp. 169
Antiqued Wardrobep. 170
Stylized Painted Cupboardp. 172
Folding Screenp. 174
Fabric-covered Pelmetp. 176
Tented Wardrobep. 178
Classic Headboardp. 180
Director's Chair Coverp. 182
Scallop-edged Duvet Coverp. 184
Dressing Tablep. 186
Photocopied Cherub Bedside Cabinetsp. 188
Decoupaged Headboardp. 190
Bed Coronap. 192
Punched Pelmetp. 194
Rose-covered Boxp. 196
Rosy Tiebackp. 198
Wastepaper Binp. 200
Children's Room Projectsp. 202
Baby Quiltp. 204
Seashore Blind Edgingp. 206
Animal Cushionsp. 208
Blanket Boxp. 210
Rag Doll Tiebacksp. 212
Stencilled Floorclothp. 214
Padded Numbers Curtainp. 216
Dinosaur Curtain Edgingp. 218
Sunflower Holdbacksp. 220
Crown Curtain Headingp. 222
Child's Lampshadep. 224
Applique Pocket Tiebacksp. 226
Bathroom Projectsp. 228
Painted Sink Cabinetp. 230
Seashell Cabinetp. 232
Bathroom Chairp. 234
Colour-washed Tongue and Groove Panellingp. 236
Lapis Lazuli Candlestickp. 238
Bath Matp. 240
Marine Cabinetp. 242
Crackled Shell Pelmetp. 244
Sand-cast Candlesp. 246
Glass-painted Storage Bottlesp. 248
Frosted Glass Effectp. 250
Shower Curtainp. 252
Indexp. 254
Acknowledgmentsp. 256