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Stephanie Hoppen presents a series of master-classes about today's fashionable window treatments, given by more than 30 of the world's most innovative designers. The designs showcase a huge range of contemporary styles and materials. There are classes in classical, traditional designs and in modern, simple ones; and equal weight is given to dramatic, smart, romantic and country curtains. The fabrics and materials include everything now possible - from glamorous silk, velvet, taffeta and cashmere, through rural prints, formal stripes, canvas and ticking, to 21st-century perspex panels, crystal beads and metallic voile. All tastes are represented: unashamedly rich, colourful and exotic interiors alongside the most neutral schemes that let light pour into a room. The text is also packed with expert technical advice on everything from the proportions and architecture of windows to how to decide on a design idea and choose and measure. The book ends with a directory of all the accoutrements of window dressing, from poles and finials, shutter and blind attachments to trimmings and tassels, swags and tails.
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Stephanie Hoppen has an art gallery in London that offers an eclectic selection of prints, paintings, sculpture, glass and furniture to an international clientele. She is the author of a number of books, including Blue + White Living, Seeing Red, White on White and Quick Chic.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, hardcover. Boards are very lightly thumbed. Page edges are slightly discoloured. Else this book is in very good condition. Dust jacket is light thumbed at the edges, and bears the odd scuff mark, else in very good condition *We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. This book weighs over 1kg and will attract extra postage to destinations outside of Australia. Please contact bookseller for postage quote. Seller Inventory # DES008