Whether your windows are large or small, and the surroundings formal or informal, 'Curtains & Blinds' has all the advice and inspiration you need to choose and make exactly the right window treatment for your home. Melanie Paine uses her years of experience as an interior designer to provide a comprehensive guide to all the basic techniques and a stunning range of exciting yet timeless design ideas - from the simplest type of blind to elaborately dressed formal curtains. In the first section there is clear advice on how to analyse the size, shape and position of your windows and how to create a range of looks with different colours and fabrics. The technqiues section gives you all the practical information you need, along with tried and tested tricks of the trade. Easy-to-follow instructions and full-colour, step-by-step photographs show you how to measure up your window as well as do all the basic and specialist stitches and seams. Finally, a range of beautiful, step-by-step projects will inspire you with practical ideas for your home. The projects cover a wide variety of types and styles, from sheer, unlined curtains to a self-pelmeted curtain with goblet pleats.
For each, the author shows how you can adapt each project simply to create the look that's right for you.
Melanie Paine is an expert on soft furnishings and interior decorating and runs her own design company in London. Her previous books include the international bestseller 'Fabric Magic'. Melanie lives in London.