***EXCERPTED ‘ABOUT THE AUTHOR’ & ‘INTRODUCTION’: “ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Listed in Who’s Who in America, Carleton Varney is an interior decorator, painter, lecturer, and author. He is President of Dorothy Draper and Company, Inc., a well-known interior decorating firm in New York, and author of the nationally syndicated newspaper column, ‘Your Family Decorates.’ Other books written by Carleton VArney include The Family Decorates a Home, You and Your Apartment, and Decorating with Color. Varney’s decorating achievements range from country clubs, corporations, banks, and private homes to great hotels, such as the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and the Sheraton-Waikiki, the world’s largest convention hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. Varney has been a recipient of the Design Achievement Award and is a member of the American Institute of Industrial Designers. INTRODUCTION. During my career as a decorator, I have observed that many people would rather jump out a window than decorate one! They get scared by all that hardware: the rods, the poles, the hooks, the rings. Home decorators who might calmly consider the pros and cons of a particular investment, the purchase of a new family car, or the planning of a menu for the boss and his wife retreat in horror at the prospect of choosing window treatments for their own living rooms or bedrooms! Or worse, they often settle for dull, unimaginative, bland window treatments, which look like yesterday’s mashed potatoes, because they are under the illusion that the kind of window treatments they would really like would cost an arm and a leg. Believe me, you don’t have to settle for ordinary window displays. Imaginative window treatments - that decorating element that sets the tone of your entire room - are painless to achieve. Even all-thumbs home decorators on slim budgets can do it. Take it form me, whipping up a window treatment of your dreams is fun! In this book, I hope to demonstrate - once and for all - with clear, step-by-step instructions, how window decoration can be an exciting, rewarding project that any home decorator can undertake successfully. In addition to many window ideas, the following pages will present all the information you need to create window treatments that will more than rival those costing hundreds of dollars more. No matter what your budget or style preference may be, there is something for you. The most important consideration in window decoration - in all home decoration, for that matter - is You, with a capital Y. A window can be anything you want it to be; it all depends on your taste, your personality, your idea of who you are as an individual or as a family, and how you want the world to see you. You will have to decide how you want to see the world, too, of course, for window treatments can bring in a view you want to relish, close out a view you could do without, or provide any combination of choices in between.”*
Title of Vintage Interior Design/Interior Decorating Book: Carleton Varney Decorates Windows
***Providing hundreds of (timelessly) new window-decorating ideas for your home - from America’s favorite interior designer - with delightfully artistic and vibrantly colorful illustrative examples!
***Resplendent with Full-color (Predominantly) and B&W Illustrations!!!
Author: Carleton B. Varney, Jr.
Publisher: Creative Home Library - In Association with Better Homes and Gardens - Meredith Corporation - Des Moines, Iowa
Year of Publication: 1975
ISBN #: 0-696-14500-6
Ex-Library Volume: NO
Total of Numbered Pages: 143
Size: 10 ½"H x nearly 7 3/4"W
Format: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: None
Condition: Near Mint
*Cover/Exterior - evinces virtually NO shelf/edge wear or surface handling
*Binding/Spine - tightly intact
*Interior Contents - crisply clean pages evince no noted writings, markings, water damage, staining, or odors of any kind
1.Living Room and Family Room Window Treatments
2.Bedroom Window Treatments
3.Kitchen and Dining Room Window Treatments
4.Bathroom Window Treatments
5.Special or Problem Window Treatments
6.A Picture Dictionary of Period Window Treatments: Adam. Early Chippendale. Chippendale. Chippendale with Oriental. Directoire. Empire. Louis XIII. Louis XIV. Louis XV. Louis XVI. Queen Anne. Regence. Regency. Renaissance. Sheraton.
7.How to Make Your Own Window Treatments for Every Room in the House
Air Conditioners. Appliques. Arched Valance. Arched Windows. Austrian Shades.
Bathroom Windows - Blinds for; Children’s; Color Combinations for; Plants in; Stained Glass. Bay Windows - Curtain Rod for; Formal; Lattice Around; Matching Wallpaper for; Overdraperies for; Shades for; Valance for. Beads. Bedroom Windows - Bed Alcove and; with Blinds; Classic; with Curtains; in Empire Style; Modern; with Panels; with Pelmet Design; Picture Window; with Screens; with Shades; with Shelves; with Stripes; in Teen-Ager’s Room; with Valance. Blackout Shades. Blinds - for Bathroom; for Bedroom; for Dining Room; for Kitchen; for Living Room; Matchstick; Vertical. Bow Valance. Brocade.
Dining Room Windows - with Austrian Shades; Blinds for; with Columns; Curtains for; Curved Valance Frame for; Louvers for; Screens for; with Soffit and Side Panels; Wallpaper Borders for. Doors, Windows in. Dormer Rooms. Dormer Windows. Draperies. Draw Draperies.
Early American Windows. Empire Style. Empire Valance.
Fabrics. Faux Bois. Foyer. Framing of Windows.
Gadsky’s Tavern (Virginia). Gingham. Glass Door Windows. Glosheen.
Imperial Valance. Indian Prints.
Kitchen Windows - Air Conditioners in; Blinds for; Curtains for; Pelmet for; Plants in; Shades for; with Shelves; Shutters for; Stained Glass.
Lattice. Living Room Windows - with Air Conditioner; with Appliques; Arched; Bay Window; with Blinds; with Built-in Units; Classic; Early American; Fabrics for; with Garden Look; with Glass Beads; in Log Cabin; to Patio; Period; with Pine Planks; Rustic; with Screens; with Shades; with Shutters. Log Cabins. Louis XIV Windows. Louvers.