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Home Furnishings Books

 
An Introduction
A trader in upholstery products has to keep himself abreast of the latest developments not only in the fabric types used in home furnishings but also of the changing demands according to the prevailing styles of the day. Books are the best guides to depend upon. Choose one from the unlimited listing of books in this section.
 
 

Windows with Style
Windows with Style

This book offers a step-by-step process to install a window according to readers' requirements. The entire process of design, sewing and installation is presented with the help of color photographs, easy directions and do-it-yourself ideas. The book includes a wide range of styles and solutions for standard or unique windows.
Curtains, Cushions, Covers and Blinds
Curtains, Cushions, Covers and Blinds
By : Jean Nayar

'Curtains, Cushions, Covers and Blinds' is a reference guide for making various kinds of soft furnishing for the home. It includes practical workshops that give step-by-step instructions about techniques and items, with trouble-shooting and design advice. It includes image galleries that provide ideas for fabric, shapes, design details, and more.
No-Sew Fabric Décor: Transform Your Home without Sewing a Stitch
No-Sew Fabric Décor: Transform Your Home without Sewing a Stitch
By : Pamela Hastings

No-Sew Fabric Décor teaches how to create home furnishings and home accessories without sewing a single stitch. It includes step-by-step projects about no-sew techniques, where the home furnishings are made with a glue gun, staple gun, fusible web, grommets, Velcro, and other such techniques.

Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route
Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route
By : John Gregorian

Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route cover the history and lore of the Silk Route and the famous weaving centers of India and Turkey, and include information such as rug types, dyes, symbology, weaving techniques, and knots. There is also professional advice for rug buyers: an assessment of the rug-making industry. It is a complete guide for evaluating and purchasing a rug; a discussion of buying and trading customs and gives helpful tips on negotiating abroad as well as on decorating with oriental rugs throughout the home.
Oriental Carpets: A Complete Guide
Oriental Carpets: A Complete Guide
By : Murray L. Eiland, Murray Eiland III

This book has standard introduction to oriental rugs along with new material on Chinese and Indian rugs. The book's focus is the nineteenth- and twentieth-century weaving of the Middle and Far East, followed by a discussion of weaving techniques, dyes, and design. Traditional practices are described, along with modern innovations, such as computer-aided design. It also emphasized on importance and methodology of technical analysis.
Favorite Rag Rugs
Favorite Rag Rugs
By : Tina Ignell

This guide provide detailed design and color pattern for 45 rugs that represent wide range of weaving techniques. This book can be used from beginners to professionals

Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors
Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors
By : Brian Coleman

Scalamandre has been weaving its own exquisite silks, wools, :linens and cottons as well as laboriously hand making elaborate and ornate passementerie (trims, cordings, tiebacks and fringes) for some of the finest interiors in the country It highlights on colorful furnishings, draperies, wall coverings and decorative moods textiles produce. Ranging from Traditional, English Regency Contemporary, Neoclassical and Aesthetic and Cottage styles to Bungalow, Country French and Louis XV elegance, these rooms are rich with color and personality, always touting refinement and elegance.
Window Treatments Idea Book
Window Treatments Idea Book
By : Ellen DeLucia, Sue Sampson

This book offers various styles for decorating the windows of each room of a house. It also includes large, odd-shaped, and custom windows. Clear photographs are included to give better idea to the readers. Unique features of the book include showing one window treatment style in three different looks and quick and easy ideas for instant style. It also offers professional advice for modifying and decorating off-the-shelf curtains and drapes.
Know Your Home Furnishings
Know Your Home Furnishings
By : Virginia Hencken Elsasser

'Know Your Home Furnishings' is for students for making them understand the major home furnishings categories and the diverse consumer demand for fashionable and functional products. It has information for interior designers, merchandisers, product developers, retailers, and consumers about the types of consumer goods for the home and the raw products used to make them.