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Paint Effects for a Timeless Home

 Achieving Classic, Rustic & Romantic Styles
With Paint Effects

by Tobias Freccia

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Book Description
Classic techniques for turning everyday spaces into favorite places.

With a little paint and this easy-to-follow guide, you can transform even the most modest dwellings into warm, welcoming interiors that express your unique lifestyle. Thirty step-by-step demonstrations show you how to create popular decorating styles from Tuscany, England, France, Early America and Rural Mexico:

  • Richly textured walls--from soft washes of color and classic Venetian plaster to bold stripes, floral borders and simulated leather
  • Hand-painted floor cloths and faux inlay floors
  • Faux marble tabletops, gilded accents, rustic benches, painted scrolls on curtains, and other artifacts that look like they come straight out of regional shops and village gardens.

Stunning photo galleries provide further decorating ideas for infusing ordinary rooms with timeless beauty, traditional artisanship and plenty of Old World appeal. Whether you long for rustic charm or romantic elegance ... whether you are a beginning decorator, a weekend renovator or an accomplished artist ... the paint effects in this book are easy to achieve and even easier to live with.

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About the Author
Tobias Freccia is an artist, painter, muralist, color consultant and educator. An interior art and design leader with a degree from the Parsons School of Design in New York, he has studied and retains clients around the world. He is the founder of Freccia Studios and, an art and design resource Web site that pairs design style advice with tutorials. The site has been featured in Forbes "Best of the Web" and "Top 10 Home Decorating Web Sites," and is a FineLiving top recommended Web resource for the arts.


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