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The Curtain Design Directory - Hardback - Fourth Edition

The Curtain Design Directory - Hardback - Fourth Edition


The Curtain Design Directory offers design inspiration at a glance. There are pages of beautifully illustrated black-and-white drawings with over 300 ideas for curtains and soft furnishing accessories. The 12 clearly defined sections all include hints and tips on specific design benefits. Designed for quick, easy reference in a versatile loose leaf binder The Curtain Design Directory is invaluable for communicating ideas.

  • Design details - Headings, tie-backs and trims
  • Fabric covered laths - Covered pelmet boards and fascias
  • Poles - Including door curtains
  • Valances - Arched and serpentined shaping; curved boards
  • Pelmets - Including lambrequins
  • Swags and Tails - Including swags wrapped over poles and swagged valances
  • Blinds - Roller, Roman and Austrian variations
  • Bay windows - Adapting designs for bays
  • Tall and narrow windows - Italian stringing and fixed-headed curtains
  • Problem windows - Dormers, skylights and design solutions
  • Beds - headboards, bed valances, coronas and testers
  • Accessories - Tablecloths and cushions

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Contents Page

How to use this book
Quick style guide8
Thumb-nail views of design solutions for curtain and valance headings; headings for poles; tie-back designs; fabric trims; passmenterie; frill designs; fabric-covered laths; poles; valances; pelmets; swags and tails; Venetian windows; blinds; bay windows; tall and narrow windows; arched windows; problem windows, including dormer, skylights, attic; beds; accessories including tablecloths and cushions
Design details26
Hand-sewn and machine-tape headings for curtains, valances and poles; tie-back designs, fabric trims and passementerie; frill design
Fabric covered laths46
Covered pelmet boards and fascias
Including door curtains
Including arched and serpentined valances, and curved and scallop-shaped pelmet boards
Including lambrequins
Swags and tails152
Including swagged valances and Venetian windows
Roller, Roman and Austrian blinds and many other variations
Bay Windows226
Adapting and fitting all types of window treatments
Tall and narrow windows including arched windows252
Making the best use of static headings and Italian stringing
Problem windows270
Design solutions for dormer windows, skylights and other difficult windows; café curtains
Headboards, bed valances and quilt designs; wall dressings, coronas and half testers; four posters; bath curtains
Tablecloths and cushions
American glossary320


ISBN Format Pages Dimensions Weight
0-9516841-6-7 hardback 320 284mm x 195mm x 30mm 1480g

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