Prints Charming by Madcap Cottage: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns

Abrams
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Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior—and the pages of every shelter magazine currently feature this well-loved look. This bright, lively interior design book is like no other: it shows readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs. It also teaches readers how to layer pattern for fresh, exciting, personalized spaces. The book is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images of design elements and finished rooms—and each chapter is packed with lively DIY projects, plus Dos and Don’ts, Try This, and more.
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Designing duo John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon own Madcap Cottage, an interior design business and product development firm in High Point, North Carolina, with additional locations in New York; Naples, Florida; and London (and online shops at One Kings Lane and 1st Dibs). Their work has been featured in InStyle, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Family Circle, Domino, People, Time, House Beautiful, the New York Times, O at Home, and the Wall Street Journal—and internationally, in such publications as House & Garden UK, Architectural Digest Russia, Architectural Digest Germany, World of Interiors, and more.
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Publisher
Abrams
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Published on
Oct 17, 2017
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781683351498
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Language
English
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Genres
Design / Interior Decorating
House & Home / Decorating
House & Home / Do-It-Yourself / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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