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The Victorian House Book

The Victorian House Book Author Robin Guild
ISBN-10 1554073715
Release 2008
Pages 320
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Historical information plus design ideas and advice for a Victorian vintage home. [Praise for the UK edition:] Well-researched and documented... Essential for anyone interested in Victorian design and decoration. - Library Journal The Victorian House Book is a fascinating and essential guide to a rich and varied design age. The book details numerous interior and exterior styles -- from the High Victorian and Queen Anne Revival to the Classical and Gothic -- and showcases homes from the United States and Great Britain. Full of inspiring ideas and fascinating information, the book is organized room by room including conservatories, libraries and billiard rooms. More than 500 color photographs and 1,500 line drawings show the beauty and elegance of Victorian homes and reveal details of their architectural features. A wide range of design elements is examined, including: House styles and plans Traditional colors and finishes Construction features Furniture styles Roofs and gables Ceilings and fireplaces Wallpapers and upholstery Decorative glass and moldings Curtains and floor coverings Railings and ironwork. The Victorian House Book also includes a trouble-shooting guide with information and advice on renovation techniques and care and maintenance. A source list provides the names, addresses and websites of manufacturers and suppliers.

Victorian House Style

Victorian House Style Author Linda Osband
ISBN-10 0715313193
Release 1991
Pages 192
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Focuses mainly on the details associated with the victorian period in England. Linda Osband uses an even mix of beautiful photographs and detailed sketches to illustrate the many design elements of the period. She includes a list of suppliers in the U.K., USA, Australia, France and Germany for those wishing to restore their current home.

Late Victorian Interiors and Interior Details

Late Victorian Interiors and Interior Details Author William B. Tuthill
ISBN-10 9780486138565
Release 2012-07-12
Pages 80
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This reprint of an 1882 publication features 52 plates of original designs by the author and other architects. Images include fireplaces, staircases, windows, parlors, libraries, and other interiors of residences, offices, and stores.

Ready Set Decorate

Ready  Set  Decorate Author Emma Callery
ISBN-10 1588164993
Release 2006
Pages 128
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Covers all major decorating elements, from painting to lighting, for every room of the house.

Victorian Interior Design

Victorian Interior Design Author Joanna Banham
ISBN-10 0517050331
Release 1991
Pages 224
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Traces the principal trends in interior design in the Victorian era, and discusses furniture, carpets, wallpaper, and other areas

How to create your own painted lady

How to create your own painted lady Author Elizabeth Pomada
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050818916
Release 1989-11-10
Pages 167
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How to create your own painted lady has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from How to create your own painted lady also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full How to create your own painted lady book for free.

Victorian House Style Sourcebook

Victorian House Style Sourcebook Author Linda Osband
ISBN-10 0715327054
Release 2007-08-20
Pages 256
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Victorian House Style Sourcebook is a pocket source book bursting with images of original and well restored Victorian features that contains a room-by-room tour of Victorian homes and gardens, covering everything from grand opulence to modest dwellings. It's an ideal handy reference for the homeowner, either to take to the architectural salvage yard or DIY store to identify authentic styles and colors, or simply to dip into to enjoy the best of Victorian designs. Beautifully illustrated with photographs, including design details such as close-ups of fabrics and wallpaper

Victorian Kitchens and Baths

Victorian Kitchens and Baths Author
ISBN-10 9781586853020
Release 2005
Pages 176
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An in-depth look at a popular and beautiful style of decorating guides homeowners through what many consider the most difficult phase of historic decorating, with a focus on both historical and contemporary elements and tips on what makes a room Victorian.

Victorian and Edwardian Houses

Victorian and Edwardian Houses Author Janet Collings
ISBN-10 1847970575
Release 2008
Pages 176
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Invaluable for all those who own, or are interested in, houses that were built between about 1840 and 1914, this informative aims to help readers to become responsible custodians of such properties and focuses on how to retain and preserve the fabric of the existing house in a sustainable way, thus allowing more of the past to be preserved. The author provides practical advice on how to care for such houses in the least wasteful way, advice that may save the owner money and time, and also enhance the value of the property by retaining its period appeal. This book provides a guided tour of all the elements of the house and garden from the roof and chimneys, walls, ceilings, doors, and windows, down to coalholes, gates, railings, paths, and boot scrapers. It explains the contemporary thinking concerning the care and maintenance of houses of this period, and highlights some of the essential differences between modern and traditional building practices. This knowledge will help owners to understand and avoid misfortunes such as prematurely decaying joinery, damp walls, and rotting timber, since Victorian and Edwardian houses can rely on entirely different methods of controlling damp and movement to those used in modern constructions.

The Joy of Home

The Joy of Home Author Naomi Cleaver
ISBN-10 1840915439
Release 2010-09-20
Pages 304
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Whether renter or owner, our home does far more than provide shelter. It's a huge emotional asset, one that protects, comforts, inspires and motivates. A successfully-designed home defines who we are. But achieving that success can seem quite daunting. The Joy of Homeproves otherwise. Step by step, with wit, wisdom and plenty of common sense, The Joy of Home guides us through the entire design process, always keeping us focused on what's really important. You'll start with a few simple exercises to get your creative juices flowing, then tackle questions of personal style, taste, needs and desires. You'll learn how to make a scale drawing, to set up a realistic budget and time-table. You'll weigh the relative merits of different materials and finishes, and consider the impact of color and lighting. With its gorgeous photographs and detailed case studies, you'll consult this book again and again, finding invaluable guidance and a wealth of practical ideas for every project in every room of your perfect home.

How to Write a Historic Structure Report

How to Write a Historic Structure Report Author David Arbogast
ISBN-10 9780393733600
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 400
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A one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide to compiling an HSR—a document crucial to every professional working on a historic property. Any architect, engineer, or preservation professional renovating a historic property must be familiar with the historic structure report (HSR)—a document that evaluates all aspects of a property to minimize damage during restoration. The only book of its kind, this practical guide walks readers through the process of compiling an HSR. From gathering historical and archival data about the property to analyzing its structural, mechanical, and electrical components to assessing the state of its interior finish, including wood, masonry, and metals, this book covers all the nuts and bolts of an expertly written, informative HSR. Explaining what information should be included in each section and how investigators can work together effectively as a team to produce a comprehensive, coherent report, this handbook is one no professional should be without.

Decorating in Detail

Decorating in Detail Author Alexa Hampton
ISBN-10 0307956857
Release 2013
Pages 256
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Shares the author's development process for eight homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans, describing how each of the elements, from fabrics to furniture, was chosen.

Happy by Design

Happy by Design Author Victoria Harrison
ISBN-10 9781912023806
Release 2018-06-07
Pages 160
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Happy by Design teaches us how we can actively improve our health and wellbeing through the way we design our living spaces. From the paint colour that's been named the happiest, to the science of getting a good night's sleep, Happy by Design offers bite-sized and affordable design ideas that are accessible to all, from a young renter in an urban apartment to a busy family in their own home. By quizzing experts from NASA scientists to colour gurus, Victoria Harrison has devised a Happy Home Programme to help everyone transform their living spaces and put wellbeing at the heart of their homes. With fun and easy ideas for each room in the home, the programme is easy to follow and packed with tips and inspiration to help everyone live the happiest life possible.

Period Fireplaces

Period Fireplaces Author Judith Miller
ISBN-10 1857323971
Release 1995
Pages 128
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Guide to installing, restoring, repairing and maintaining period fireplaces.

The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House

The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House Author Kit Wedd
ISBN-10 1845132947
Release 2007
Pages 272
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For any house-proud owner of a Victorian property this book represents a unique and invaluable resource. Packed with information about Victorian architectural ideas, it includes a wealth of practical advice about the maintenance and conservation of Victorian homes. Part One provides a concise overview of the development of the Victorian house, the wide range of architectural styles that came in and out of fashion over the period, and the lifestyles of the original owners the houses were designed to accommodate. Throughout, the emphasis is on family houses of various sizes rather than the great houses of the aristocracy, which are discussed only in relation to their influence on contemporary builders and architects. Part Two discusses structures and materials, covering brickwork, stone, renders and stuccos, roofs, woodwork, windows and doors, ironwork, and conservatories. In each case there is comprehensive advice on symptoms of trouble, techniques for preservation and restoration, and the correct choice of materials. Part Three covers services—fireplaces and chimneys, lighting, kitchens and bathrooms—all subjects requiring particular sensitivity to achieve a satisfactory compromise between preserving the spirit of the original building and meeting modern standards of comfort and convenience. Part Four examines all aspects of interior decoration, including plasterwork, decorative tiles, paint colors and finishes, wall coverings, curtains and blinds, and floor coverings. The book is completed by lists of further reading, places to visit, and useful addresses, including those of specialist suppliers and contractors, and sources of more detailed information and advice.

Old House Handbook

Old House Handbook Author Marianne Suhr
ISBN-10 0711227721
Release 2008-11-18
Pages 208
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Here, for the first time, is a completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house - whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development. Taking their lead from the conservation approach of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (who have approved and authorised this volume), the approach is one of respect, restraint and repair rather than 'restoration' which can so easily and permanently destroy the rich historical legacy of any old building. From the foundations to the roof, from the need for modern services to the maintenance of traditional paintwork and finishes, from windows and doors to breathability and damp in walls and floors, this book provides richly and deeply informed practical guidance. It will be essential reading for anyone with an old house in need of any kind of repair or maintenance.

The Useful Book

The Useful Book Author David Bowers
ISBN-10 9780761187141
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 448
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A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them. The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There’s a kitchen crash course, including the must-haves for a well-stocked pantry; how to boil an egg (and peel it frustration-free); how to grill, steam, sauté, and roast vegetables. There’s Sewing 101, plus how to fold a fitted sheet, tie a tie, mop a floor, make a bed, and set the table for a formal dinner. Next up: a 21st-century shop class. The tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques. Practice measuring, cutting, and nailing by building a birdhouse. Make a bookshelf or a riveted metal picture frame. Plus: do-it-yourself plumbing; car repair basics; and home maintenance, from priming and painting to refinishing wood floors.