Wednesday, September 20, 2017  

 


From The Bookshelf

Our favorite decorating books, priced to fit any budget ...


Victoria Decorating With Wallpaper

Whether it's fragile rosebuds and ivy gingerly climbing a bedroom wall or bold stripes setting the tone for a vibrant dining room, wallpaper adds dimension and warmth to any setting. What's more, it can provide solutions to a multitude of problems, from making a room seem larger to camouflaging structural flaws. Decorating with Wallpaper explores the patterns and motifs, history and myriad uses--some cleverly beyond wall covering--of this most versatile of design elements. Includes full-page samples of various wallpaper patterns.



Victoria Romantic Window Style
Whether they're wisps of sheer organza, lean slatted blinds, or full formal curtains, your window treatments define your style. Through lavish photographs, the editors of Victoria magazine show how to make a romantic statement with your windows that will wake up an entire decorating scheme. Find out how to enhance your home's architecture, and use treatments to soften a room's lines, add colour and warmth, emphasize good proportions, and improve on bad ones. See how beautiful simplicity can be, with billowy white muslin curtains or basic floral prints. Explore traditional English country style, perhaps with swag and tail; dress windows for privacy; and take a close-up look at everything from tiebacks to shutters. Whichever you decide on, the room will have an exciting new focus.



Victoria At Home With White
Profiles of homeowners who have decorated their homes in white highlight expert guidance in decorating and personalizing every room in one's home using the various shades and tones of white.
Pricing starts as low as $ .99



Victoria Intimate Home: Creating a Private World
Escape the stress and strain of daily life in a space of your own. All it takes is a little imaginative decorating and "emotional furnishings" devoted to your personal pursuits. For example, you might put a basket with stationery and a pen next to the sofa, or install a cushioned window seat for solitary reverie. Bedrooms and baths emphasize grace and light. Superb colour photographs accompany the text, which includes writings from beloved authors such as Virginia Woolf, Balzac, and Saki



Victoria Decorating with a Personal Touch
With hundreds of inspiring pictures and countless creative ideas, here are the secrets of putting a personal stamp on every room in the home. Big in size and bold in ideas, amazingly comprehensive and thoroughly practical: there's no decorating primer to equal this, and no better guide for teaching you how to decorate with that personal touch. More than 300 colour photographs and expert advice reveal how to turn a house into the perfect home. Best of all, to minimize costs and time, the process begins with what's already there. The emphasis is on creative rearrangements and professional tricks that infuse every room with personality. The beautifully designed pages lead you throughout the home, looking at each room according to its function, and considering the principal elements of a decorating scheme. Everything imaginable is covered: lighting, flooring, colour basics and choosing a palette, understanding scale and balance in a room, arranging pictures, using mirrors, and much more. Sections devoted to displaying collections and temporarily redecorating for a special occasion round out this enormous, very complete guide.



Victoria A Home Planner
With handy storage pockets in each tabbed section, this beautiful, concealed spiral-bound planner comprises a design section to record decorating choices; a place to record valuables and a resource list; a section to track purchases, service history and maintenance requirements; and a calendar and handy list of seasonal reminders.



Victoria From Heart and Hand: Creating Beautiful Keepsakes
No one knows how to create a beautiful home better then the editors of Victoria magazine. In From Heart and Hand they have gathered together their favorite craft ideas -- ideas that transform ordinary into charming, run-of-the-mill into unique, and functional into beautiful. Some of the crafts are traditional -- drying flowers, needlepoint, embroidery. Some are unusual -- a beautiful pin made of old buttons, a sling chair upholstered in crewel, a floor cloth stenciled with a lace design. A special feature of the book includes a look back at the crafts of yesteryear like crafting paper dolls, preserving sea ferns, and creating commonplace books. Crafts that are exuberantly decorative are prominently featured. Picture frames are embellished with exquisite sea shells, lamp shades are covered with gaily decorated cloth, and pantry shelves are dressed with crisp lace edging. With more than 150 glorious color photographs, step-by-step illustrations, and clear, concise directions that take the mystery out of even the most complicated ideas, From Heart and Hand celebrates the personal handcrafted touch that comes from the heart as well as the hand.



Victoria Romantic Country : Creating the Essence of English Country Style in Your Home
Romantic country style implies serenity, classic charm, and cozy comfort. This book shows how to create the essence of this style in any home, with inspiring photos of classic kitchens, relaxed family living rooms, tranquil bedrooms, and country gardens.



Victoria Bath & Beauty: The Fine Art of Pampering Oneself
Showcasing the bath as the epitome of calm a nd privacy, this book offers hints and tips for creating an atmosphere with the feel of a home spa.



Victoria The Romance of Hats
The editors of Victoria magazine capture in full color the timeless elegance of hats. Wedding hats, fishing hats, beach hats, hats to wear to tea--all are here, ... Show synopsis The editors of Victoria magazine capture in full color the timeless elegance of hats. Wedding hats, fishing hats, beach hats, hats to wear to tea--all are here, along with information and advice on how hats are made, how to buy and care for them, make old ones new, personalize them, and when to wear them.



Victoria Bedrooms: Private Worlds & Places to Dream
A bedroom should be a unique expression of t he occupant, with a sense of welcome, whether for a family m ember or a guest. Waller shows how to personalise your bedroom in a range of styles, and offers advice on unusual spaces such as sloping ceilings.



Victoria The Passionate Shopper: Finding Beautiful Things for You and Your Home
Tour with the editors of "Victoria" magazine as they visit salons, emporiums, and boutiques in search of the best in fine fashions, furnishings, flowers, and food. 25 color photos.



Victoria At Home with Roses
Graceful, romantic, and bursting with color, the rose, both in the garden and in the vase, is the most popular flower in the world. Its resonant charm and beauty has been captured and celebrated in everything from porcelain to portraits. Now, in poetic text and 150 color photographs, "Victoria" magazine shows readers how to fill their lives with the intoxicating allure of this legendary flower.



Return to VictorianLiving.com Home


© 2000-2017 Victorian Living.com The information contained within this website is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information contained herein, VictorianLiving.com disclaims any liability for unfavorable results.