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A Decorative Touch:   Home Decorating Books
Booklists for Adults

BEDROOM DECORATING by the Editors, Cy DeCosse.
Traditional, contemporary, and transitional styles for the home seamstress.

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CURTAINS AND DRAPERIES by Caroline Wrey.
A guide to designing and making your own window coverings.

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DECORATING TECHNIQUES by Linda Gray and Jocasta Innes.
Practical tips for the do-it-yourselfer.

COUNTRY LIVING, COUNTRY DECORATING edited by Bo Niles.
"Country Living Magazine's" 'favorite rooms and places' includes a sourcebook
for supplies.

CREATIVE WINDOW TREATMENTS by the Editors, Cy DeCosse.
These ideas for the home sewer includes fabric shades.

DECORATING DEN'S DREAM ROOMS FOR REAL PEOPLE by Carol Donayre Bugg.
Winning selections from the decorators of this international franchise.

DECORATING THE LIVING ROOM by the Editors, Cy DeCosse.
Incorporates everything from lighting to collection display.

DECORATING WITH PAPER: CREATIVE LOOKS WITH WALLPAPERS, ART PRINTS, GIFT WRAPS AND MORE by Donna Lang and Lucretia Robertson.
How to make selections based upon durability, texture, and the desired look.

ETHNIC INTERIORS: DECORATING WITH NATURAL MATERIALS by Dinah Hall.
Illustrations and historical backgrounds from the Old West to the Far East.

ETHNIC STYLE: FROM MEXICO TO THE MEDITERRANEAN by Miranda Innes.
Interior and exterior examples from around the world including India, Africa,
and the Americas.

FOR YOUR HOME... by Jessica Elin Hirschman and Candace Ord Manroe.
Titles include Family Rooms, Floor Treatments, Bedrooms, Upholstery, and Paint
and Color in this well illustrated designer series.

FURNISH WITH FABRIC. OVER 25 BEAUTIFUL IDEAS FOR DECORATING YOUR HOME by Tricia Guild.
Curtains, cushions, and accessories step by step in this British publication.

GAIL BROWN'S ALL-NEW INSTANT INTERIORS by Gail Brown.
Little or no sewing is required for these shortcuts to decorating with fabric.

LAURA ASHLEY COMPLETE GUIDE TO HOME DECORATING edited by Charyn Jones.
Everything from lace curtains to floor sanding with cost cutting in mind.

SINGER HOME DECORATING PROJECTS STEP BY STEP by the Editors, Cy DeCosse.
Sew your way to a beautiful home.

TRADITIONAL COUNTRY STYLE by Elizabeth Wilhide.
Rooms to be lived in from Vermont to France.

TWENTY EASY MACHINE-MADE RUGS by Jackie Dodson.
Creating your own rugs with fabric and yarn.

Compiled by Deborah Wall, Dudley Branch, Boston Public Library, 1995.