Wicker Design

Wicker Design

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Most people generally think of wicker furniture as perfect for a sunroom or an outdoor arbor, but Mary Whitesides' new ultimate book of wicker beautifully illustrates this varied material's breadth of decorating possibilities. Wicker covers many types and uses, from Victorian style with twisted rosettes and cabriole legs, to Arts and Crafts wicker of the '20s, '30s, and '40s, to Art Deco style, to contemporary. It can be combined with a wide array of furniture styles to create a look that can be casual or formal, vintage or modern. With 140 gorgeous full-color photographs of furniture and settings, you will see how versatile and beautiful wicker can be. Wicker also includes information on what to look for in buying vintage wicker, how to care for and maintain wicker, and a complete resource directory of national and international companies where you can purchase wicker. Mary Whitesides has extensive experience in interior design and home furnishings. She created some of the original interiors at Robert Redford's Sundance Resort, and her African- and Peruvian-inspired accessories are featured in museums such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Whitesides is also the author of Mountain Style and Desert Style; she lives in Park City, Utah.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 224 x 262.1 x 18.3mm | 916.27g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 140 colour photos
  • 1586852442
  • 9781586852443
  • 2,389,261

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This beautifully designed volume is the comprehensive book on wicker. Learn how wicker is made, all about the different styles and types, and how to restore and maintain your own wicker furniture. The book covers different types of wicker from the Victorian style, with twisted rosettes and cabriole legs, to Art Deco furniture of the 1950s with brightly colored fabrics and modern lines. Author and designer Mary Whitesides teaches you how to decorate with wicker, using creative ideas to incorporate it into many different styles of homes. Don't be fooled into thinking wicker is just for the sunroom or an outdoor patio. Wicker has great decorating possibilities and can be combined with furniture in many different styles to create a look that can be casual or formal, vintage or modern. The chapter on decorating with wicker shows examples from dozens of settings so you can see how easily wicker is incorporated into rooms for the look you desire. Wicker also includes information on what to look for in buying vintage wicker, how to care for and maintain your wicker, and how to restore antique pieces. A complete resource directory of national and international companies where you can purchase wicker is included. With 140 gorgeous full-color photographs, this book will show you how versatile and beautiful wicker can be.show more

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