The Style Source Book

The Definitive Illustrated Directory of Fabrics, Wallpapers, Paints, Flooring and Tiles


Publisher: Firefly Books


Language: English | Number of Pages: 402 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 1552977919 | Isbn-13: 9781552977910 | Publish date:  | Edition Revised edition

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Book Description

An encyclopedia of interior design products.

The Style Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, up-to-date and visually exciting decorating reference book -- a complete catalog of the best in decorating products and materials. This revised edition has been updated to ensure that discontinued products have been removed and up-to-the-minute products added.

2,300 color photographs cover major design styles such as Gothic, Empire, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Hi-Tech, and Post-Modern. The history and influences of dominant design styles are organized chronologically from Medieval to late 20th century. In each section -- for example, Geometrics: Early 20th century; or Damask & Entries are wide-ranging, detailed and clearly organized to ensure quick access to the right item. The book is divided into six main sections:

  • Style Guide
  • Paints & Finishes
  • Fabrics
  • Tiles
  • Wallpapers
  • Flooring

Each entry includes purchasing details that list company, design, pattern name/number, available colors, essential measurements, composition, and uses. A glossary and detailed directory of distributors close the book. The Style Sourcebook is an authoritative reference that will be vital to working designers, decorators and stylists as well as to homeowners and design students.