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The Artful Home : Using Art & Craft to Create Living Spaces You'll Love - Toni Sikes

The Artful Home

Using Art & Craft to Create Living Spaces You'll Love

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Few things can transform a house into a home as well as original artwork and fine crafts.

Whether it's a spectacular ceramic vase, or a hand-forged metal chair, Toni Sikes illustrates how to select beautiful objects that express your individual sense of style and incorporate them into every room.

Complete with lavish color photos, this inspiring guide will enable you to inscribe your personal signature on any space.

About the Author

Founder and CEO of The Guild, Inc., Toni Sikes has become a leading proponent of consumers living with original art in their homes. Begun in 1985 as a publisher of sourcebooks to help architects, interior designers, and other design trade professionals, The Guild, Inc. is now recognized as the industry standard in original art for the home.

Welcomep. 9
Creating the Artful Homep. 11
Developing a Personal Stylep. 12
Learning to Seep. 15
Think Like an Artistp. 20
The Art of Compositionp. 24
Understanding Design Principlesp. 26
Creating Vignettesp. 32
Finding a Focal Pointp. 36
Playing with Scalep. 39
Adding Texture and Materialp. 40
Appreciating Geometryp. 42
The Character of Colorp. 45
Living in Colorp. 46
Exploring Color: A Primerp. 50
The Art of White Wallsp. 54
Living with Beautiful Objectsp. 56
Dressing Your Home's Intimate spacesp. 58
Decorating Creativelyp. 62
Establishing Relationshipsp. 64
Opportunities for Displayp. 66
Displaying Small Treasuresp. 73
Adding a Showstopperp. 74
Decorating Walls and Floorsp. 77
Bringing Walls to Lifep. 78
Arranging Artworkp. 83
Finding Neutral Groundp. 89
Styling Your Floorp. 95
Selecting Floor Coveringsp. 96
Guide to the Artful Home, Room by Roomp. 98
The Entrywayp. 101
The Living Roomp. 103
The Dining Roomp. 112
The Bedroomp. 115
The Bathroomp. 118
Regarding Furniturep. 121
Acquiring and Protecting Artful Objectsp. 127
Finding Artp. 128
Commissioning Artworkp. 131
Determining Valuep. 133
Collecting Artful Objectsp. 135
Care and Maintenance of Your Artworkp. 138
In Conclusionp. 142
Art Glossaryp. 143
Artist Creditsp. 148
Design Professional Creditsp. 154
Photo Creditsp. 156
Acknowledgmentsp. 157
Indexp. 158
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ISBN: 9781600591716
ISBN-10: 160059171X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 159
Published: 1st October 2007
Dimensions (cm): 26.187 x 22.327  x 2.057
Weight (kg): 0.875