Window Treatments
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This text provides information on using windows to best advantage. Readers will find instructions on calculating, specifying, and installing hard and soft window treatments, plus residential and non-residential treatments.


Karla J. Nielson is Assistant Professor of Design at Brigham Young University. Ms. Nielson has thirty-five years of experience teaching interior design and owned an interior textile business. She is the recipient of the Industry Achievement Award from the Window Coverings Association of America for her book Window Treatments, published by Wiley, and is the author of the bestselling Interiors: An Introduction.


Foreword by John A. Clark ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

1 Using the Window to the Best Advantage 1

2 Why Cover the Window 27

3 Popular Window Styles: How to Treat Them 43

4 Period Window Treatments 99

5 Soft Window Treatments 163

6 Calculating, Specifying, and Installing Soft Window Treatments 213

7 Hard Windows Treatments 251

8 Hard and Soft: Combining Window Treatments 289

9 Business Matters: Residential and Nonresidential 301

Sources, Terminology, and References 319

Appendices 323

Glossaries 381

Bibliography 411

Index 421