Engraved flowers, views and devices are often combined with decorative cutting.
The sandstone has not resisted the effects of weather, and much of the external decorative work has perished.
Their decorative cutting (Plate I.
The manufacture, modelling and painting of faience objects, and the making of inlays in many materials were also familiar to Aegean craftsmen, who show in all their best work a strong sense of natural form and an appreciation of ideal balance and decorative effect, such as are seen in the best products of later Hellenic art.
Most Japanese decorative designs consist of natural objects, treated sometimes in a more 1~hi0 or less conventional manner, but always distinguished by delicacy of touch, graceful freedom of conception and delightfully harmonized tints.
As regards the decorative sculptures of the Parthenon, which the Greeks rated far below their colossus in ivory and gold, see the article Parthenon.
135), a beautiful inner court, and notable decorative features and embellishments, including bronze doors by D.
cultivated by them as a decorative plant, in many forms, including dwarf forms not exceeding a foot in height.
Occasionally the massive material is cut and polished for decorative purposes, though the application in this direction is far less extensive than that of malachite.
He became the victim of a certain "earnest-frothy" speculator, who induced him to sell his little Lincolnshire estate at Grasby, and to invest the proceeds, with all his other money, and part of that of his brothers and sisters, in a "Patent Decorative Carving Company": in a few months the whole scheme collapsed, and Tennyson was left penniless.
Art was still by no means extinct, and its forms and decorative elements are simply later derivatives of the great palace style.
The town hall contains an interesting series of decorative panels by a modern artist, A.
Cutting and engraving are mechanical processes for producing decorative effects by abrading the surface of the glass when cold.
The same process was used in producing large tablets, employed, no doubt, for various decorative purposes.
There are interesting remains of Seljuk buildings, all showing strong traces of Persian influence in their decorative details.
He was remarkable as a painter of decorative landscapes and classic ruins, somewhat in the style of Canaletto, but without his delicacy of touch; he appears also to have been influenced by Nicolas Poussin.
They, at any rate, seem to have been the first to grasp the idea that a wine-glass is not merely a bowl, a stem and a foot, but that, whilst retaining simplicity of form, it may nevertheless possess decorative effect.
The qualities of the new Chinese schools were essentially those of the older dynasties: breadth, simplicity, a daringly calligraphic play of brush that strongly recalled the accomplishments of the famous scribes, anti a coloring that varied between sparing washes of flat local tints and a strength and brilliancy of decorative effort that rivalled even that of the Buddhist pictures.
Architects, turners, tilemakers, decorative artists and sculptors, coming from China and from Korea, erected grand temples for the worship of Buddha enshrining images of much beauty and adorned with paintings and carvings of considerable merit.
- Venetian sculpture is for the most part ancillary to architecture; for example, Antonio Rizzo's "Adam" and "Eve" (1464), which face the giants'-staircase in the ducal palace, are parts of the decorative scheme; Sansovino's splendid monument to Tomaso Rangone is an essential feature of the facade of San Giuliano.
It forms one of the most decorative features of the synagogue, and of ten takes an architectural design, with columns, arches and a dome.
Her auburn curls were drawn up into a decorative band at the side of her head.
- The difference between decorative and symphonic instrumentation is admirably shown by Gluck.
Hence it is that the Japanese connoisseur draws a clear distinction between the decorative design and its technical execution, crediting the former to the pictorial artist and the latter to the sculptor~ He detects in the stroke of a chisel and the lines of a gravin~ tool subjective beauties which appear to be hidden from th great majority of Western dilettanti.
classical forms, variety of treatment and freedom of colouring, while the processions are monotonous and inferior in execution, intended rather to produce a decorative effect than beauty of form.
The remains of a Byzantine façade now almost entirely built into a wall in the Rio di Ca' Foscari offer us excellent illustration of this decorative work.
The central tower and the south portal (13th century) are the chief features of its simple exterior; in the interior, the decorative work, notably the chapel-screens and some fine stained glass, is remarkable.
It must be remembered that the Romans possessed no fine procelain decorated with lively colours and a beautiful glaze; Samian ware was the most decorative kind of pottery which was then made.
Verona is specially rich in early examples of decorative sculpture.
Namako is obtained by punching the whole surfaceexcept the portion carrying the decorative designinto a texture of microscopic dots.
Rousseau was also employed to paint architectural subjects and landscapes in the palace of Hampton Court, where many of his decorative panels still exist.
It is in the realm of decorative art that the world has chiefly benefited by contact with Japan.
The recumbent effigies and decorative details of these tombs are very beautiful, but the smaller figures of angels, saints and virtues are rather clumsy in proportion.
and baldacchini, choir-screens, paschal candlesticks, ambones, tombs and the like, all enriched with sculpture and glass mosaic of great brilliance and decorative effect.
He thus formed his style, which was artificial and conventionally decorative.
The Buddhist style was probably even more ancient than the Chinese, for the scheme of coloring distinctive of the Buddhist picture was almost certainly of Indian origin; brilliant fi ddhi and decorative, and heightened by a lavish use of S~ t.
Textile Fabrics and Embroider yIn no branch of applied art does the decorative genius of Japan show more attractive results than in that of textile fabrics, and in none has there been more conspicuous progress during recent years.
All the architectural and decorative details, all the carvings and colors, all the accessories everything was wrought in silk, and each of the 1500 figures forming the procession wore exactly appropriate costume.
Next in decorative importance to tsuzure-ori stands yuzen bir3do, commonly known among English-speaking people as cut velvet.
But the ware produced by him and his successors at the Seto kilns, or by their contemporaries in other parts of the country, had no valid claim to decorative excellence.
They are parts of the same city, and if their names have been used to designate particular classes of pottery, it is not because the technical or decorative features of each class distinguish it from the other two, but chiefly for the purpose of identifying the place of production.
They also employed silver freely for decorative purposes, whereas we rarely find it thus used on old Japan porcelain.
But, speaking generally, Japanese blues do not rank on the same decorative level with those of China.
So, too, the blue-and-white porcelain of Hirado, though assisted by exceptional tenderness of sous-pdte color, by milk-white glaze, by great beauty of decorative design, and often by an admirable use of the modelling or graving tool, represents a ceramic achievement palpably below the soft paste kai-pien-yao of King-te-chen.
What then happened was very natural: imitations of the old wares were produced, and having been sufficiently disfigured by staining and other processes calculated to lend an air of rust and age, they were sold to ignorant persons, who labored under the singular yet common hallucination that the points to be looked for in specimens from early kilns were, not technical excellence, decorative tastefulness and richness of color, but dinginess, imperfections and dirt; persons who imagined, in short, that defects which they would condemn at once in new porcelains ought to be regarded as merits in old.
The best known factory in Tokyo for decorative purposes is the Hyochi-en.
There is only one reservation to be made in speaking of the modern decorative industry of Japan under its better aspects.
The decorative color chiefly employed is chocolate brown, which harmonizes excellently with the glaze.
The decorative industry in Tokyo owed much also to the kOshO-kaisha, an institution started by Wakai and Matsuo in 1873, with official assistance.
All this work was in the style known as hira-makie (flat decoration); that is to say, having the decorative design in the same plane as the ground.
He excels in his representations of landscapes and waterscapes, and has succeeded -in transferring to gold-lacquer panels tender and delicate pictures of natures softest moodspictures that show balance, richness, harmony and a fine sense of decorative proportion.
The only branch of the lacquerers art that can be said to have shown any marked development in the Meiji era is that in which parts of the decorative scheme consist of objects in gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi, iron, or, above all, ivory or mother- N
In fine specimens the workmanship is extraordinarily minute, and every fragment of metal, shell, ivory or bone, used to construct the decorative scheme, is imbedded firmly in its place.
The employment of mother-of-pearl to, ornament lacquer grounds dates from a period as remote as the 8th century, but its use as a material for constructing decorative designs began in the 17th century, and was due to an expert called Shibayama, whose descendant, Shibayama SOichi, has in recent years been associated with the same work in TOkyO.
Two faults, however, marred the workfirst, the shapes were clumsy and unpleasing, being copied from bronzes whose solidity justified forms unsuited to thin enamelled vessels; secondly, the colors, sombre and somewhat impure, lacked the glow and mellowness that give decorative superiority to the technically inferior Chinese enamels of the later Ming and early Tsing eras.
It is an easily traced outgrowth of the second branch of the Cloisonless first school just described, for one can readily underEameis stand that from placing the decorative design in a monochromatic field of low tone, which is essentially a pictorial method, development would proceed in the direction of concealing the mechanics of the art rn, order to enhance the pictorial effect.
The translucid enamels of the modern school are generally associated with decorative bases.
But the decorative designs which lend themselves to such a purpose are not numerous.
IThe artists of this school show also much skill in using enamels for the purposes of subordinate decorationsuspending enamelled butterflies, birds or floral sprays, among the reticulations of a silver vase chiselled a jour; or filling with translucid enamels parts of a decorative scheme sculptured in iron, silver, gold or shakudo.
Bituminous coal, natural gas and oil abound in the vicinity; the river provides excellent water-power; the borough is a manufacturing centre of considerable importance, its products including iron and steel bridges, boilers, steam drills, carriages, saws, files, axes, shovels, wire netting, stoves, glass-ware, scales, chemicals, pottery, cork, decorative tile, bricks and typewriters.
Of his decorative paintings, the best known are the elegant compositions (in spirit fresco) on the walls of the Victoria and Albert Museum, representing "The Industrial Arts of War and Peace."
As an industrial centre Corinth achieved pre-eminence in pottery, metal-work and decorative handicraft, and was the reputed "inventor" of painting and tiling; her bronze and her pottery, moulded from the soft white clay of Oneium, were widely exported over the Mediterranean.
By the end of August 1885, when a political crisis had supervened between Great Britain and Russia, under the orders of the Amir the Mosalla was destroyed; but four minars standing at the corners of the wide plinth still remain to attest to the glorious proportions of the ancient structure, and to exhibit samples of that decorative tilework, which for intricate beauty of design and exquisite taste in the blending of colour still appeals to the memory as unique.
At the beginning of the 13th century there existed a tour des pairs which exercised judicial functions and dated possibly from the 11th century, but their prerogatives at the beginning of the 14th century appear to have been mainly ceremonial and decorative.
C. Haddon, Decorative Art of British New Guinea, Royal Irish Academy (Dublin, 1894); " Studies in Anthropogeography of Br.
2 This "ruff" has been compared to that of Elizabethan or Jacobean costume, but it is essentially different, since that was open in front and widest and most projecting behind, whereas the bird's decorative apparel is most developed in front and at the sides and scarcely exists behind.
The " zodiac of labours " was replaced in French castles and hotels by a " zodiac of pleasures," in which hunting, hawking, fishing and dancing were substituted for hoeing, planting, reaping and ploughing.8 It is curious to find the same sequence of symbols employed for the same decorative purposes in India as in Europe.
Mucha has won a name abroad for decorative work and historical canvases.
They bloom during the months of May and June, as well as later, and are always most welcome ornaments for the flower borders, and useful for cutting for decorative purposes.
The streets are lighted with electricity and gas, the Ouvidor and some other narrow streets having a great number of gas-pipe arches across them for decorative illumination on festal occasions.
The reliefs consist of a series of groups representing the Seven Works of Mercy and other figures; these were executed by Giovanni Della Robbia between 1514 and 1525, and, though not equal to the best work of Luca and Andrea, are yet very fine in conception and modelling, and extremely rich in their general decorative effect.
At other times they are decorative miracles.
As an architectural term "bevel" is a sloped or canted edge given to a sill or horizontal course of stone, but is more frequently applied to the canted edges worked round the projecting bands of masonry which for decorative purposes are employed on the quoins of walls or windows and in some cases, with vertical joints, cover the whole wall.
The stucco of the internal wall is decorated with bold and very effective patterns - birds and scroll-work and other decorative designs.
Some of the simpler and more artistic forms were of wood carved with familiar decorative motives and gilded.
The building generally known as the Tempio di Clitunno, close to the spring, is, however, an ancient tomb, converted into a Christian church in the early middle ages, the decorative sculptures, which are obviously contemporary with those of S.
hortus, a garden), the art and science of the cultivation of garden plants, whether for utilitarian or for decorative purposes.
To form a pyramidal plant, which is a very elegant and useful shape to give to a decorative pot plant, the main stem should be encouraged to grow upright, for a length perhaps of 6 or 8 in.
We add a select list of some of the more distinct annuals desirable for general cultivation as decorative plants for the open air Acroclinium roseum: half-hardy, I ft., rose-pink or white; everlasting.
Only a section of some of the best of the decorative hardy perennials can be noted, before we pass on to those popular subjects of this class which have been directly influenced by the hybridizer and improver.
It proves to be a fine decorative potplant, and invaluable for forcing during the spring.
Uvaria, 3 to 4 ft., bright orange-red, passing to yellow in the lower flowers, is a fine autumnal decorative plant.
The following is a select list of genera of miscellaneous decorative plants (orchids, palms and ferns excluded; climbers are denoted by *; bulbous and tuberous plants by f) Stove Plants.
When more fully developed, and long before their full growth is attained, they are among the most decorative plants known for the conservatory and for subtropical gardening.
Sow fragrant or showy annuals to flower in pots during winter; and grow on a set of decorative plants for the same object.
It has celebrated manufactories of carpets, &c., employing about 2000 workmen, the artistic standard of which is maintained by a national school of decorative arts, founded in 1869.
and other public buildings, are adorned, and which are not merely of a decorative character, but in many instances present us with elaborate compositions of figures, historical and mythological scenes, as well as representations of the ordinary life and manners of the people, which are full of interest to us, though often of inferior artistic execution.
To this fact is largely due the excellence of the Germans in grandiose decorative painting and sculpture, a talent for the exercise of which plenty of scope has been given them by the numerous public buildings and memorials raised since the war of 1870.
The decorative value of hieroglyphic was fully appreciated in Egypt.
Here archaic decorative terra-cottas were discovered in excavations carried on by Lord Savile.
Among engravings of the same time are three Madonnas, the apostles Thomas and Paul, a bagpiper and two peasants dancing, and three or four experiments in etching on plates of iron and zinc. In wood-engraving his energies were almost entirely given to bearing a part - which modern research has proved to have been not nearly so large as was traditionally supposed - in the great decorative schemes commanded by the Emperor Max in his own honour, and devised and carried out by a whole corps of men of letters and artists: namely, the Triumphal Gate ..and the Triumphal March or Procession.
Such cement, if free also from manganese, is white, and its manufacture has been proposed for exterior decorative use.
They form excellent decorative plasters on account of their clean white colour and the sharpness of castings made from them, this latter quantity being due to their expansion when setting.
The most general application of the word is to such a representation when used as an object of religious worship or adoration, or as a decorative or architectural ornament in places of religious worship. The worship of images, or idolatry, from the point of view of comparative religion, is treated in the article Image-Worship, and the history of the attitude of the Christian church, outside the post-Reformation church of England, towards the use of images as objects of worship and religion in the article Iconoclasts.
The question whether a crucifix or rood standing alone or combined with figures of the Blessed Virgin and St John can, in any circumstances, be regarded as merely decorative, has given rise to a difference of judicial opinion and appears to be unsettled."
Other important finds were seven statues of women from a sanctuary of Artemis Polo, .a temple and altar of Apollo Pythius, decorative terra-cottas from an archaic Prytaneion, a cemetery with carved and painted tombstones, and remains of a triumphal arch of Caracalla.
Meanwhile he set about building for himself at Upton a house which was to be the embodiment of all his principles of decorative art.
An article on "William Morris and his Decorative Art," by Lewis F.
After this the aria "Et in spiritum sanctum," in which the next dogmatic clauses are enshrined like relics in a casket, furnishes a beautiful decorative design on which the listener can repose his mind; and then comes the voluminous ecclesiastical fugue, Confiteor unum baptisma, leading, as through the door and world-wide spaces of the Catholic Church, to that veil which is not all darkness to the eye of faith.
The custom of employing the flowering branches for decorative purposes on the 1st of May is of very early origin; but since the alteration in the calendar the tree has rarely been in full bloom in England before the second week of that month.
C. Crus-Galli, with a somewhat similar distribution and introduced about the same time, is a very decorative species with showy, bright red fruit, often remaining on the branches till spring, and leaves assuming a brilliant scarlet and orange in the autumn; numerous varieties are in cultivation.
- The term "art metal-work" is applied to those works in metal in which beauty of form or decorative effect is the first consideration, irrespective of whether the object is intended for use or is merely ornamental; and it embraces any article from a Birmingham brass bedstead to works of the highest artistic merit.
The Poinsettia pulcherrima of gardens (Euphorbia pulcherrima of botanists), a native of Mexico and Central America, with its brilliant scarlet bracts, stands unrivalled amongst decorative plants.
At all periods, moreover, hieroglyphic writing was a branch of decorative art, and it may have been that the ancient Egyptian, like the modern Turk, resented too much lucidity, and liked his literary compositions to be veiled in a certain obscurity.
In it and around it were found the most interesting products of excavation - statuettes and decorative bronzes, many of them bearing dedications to Zeus Naius and Dione, and inscriptions, including many small tablets of lead which contained the questions put to the oracle.
The 12th and r3th centuries, which witnessed the great struggle between the secular and spiritual powers in the state, witnessed also the rise of a literature inspired by the lay spirit, and of an art which was already escaping from the thraldom of the stereotyped ecclesiastical forms. Gothic sculpture was not incidentally decorative, it was an essential element in the harmony of the architectural design.
But such paintings are rather illustrative than decorative, and the only strictly ornamental adjuncts are the frames in which they are set.
The decorative sculpture of this epoch, whether combined with architecture or isolated in monumental statuary, ranks for grace and suavity with the best of Sansovino's.
Whether we regard Spain, the Netherlands, or Germany at this epoch, we find a national impress stamped upon the products of the plastic and the decorative arts, notwithstanding the prevalence of certain forms derived from the antique and Italy.
It was under these conditions that Spenser gave his romantic epic to the world, a poem which derived its allegory from the middle ages, its decorative richness from the Italian Renaissance, its sweetness, purity, harmony and imaginative splendour from the most poetic nation of the modern world.
In the decorative arts the Nuremberg handicraftsman attained great perfection in ministering to the luxurious tastes of the burghers, and a large proportion of the old German furniture, silver-plate, stoves and the like, which are now admired in industrial museums, was made in Nuremberg workshops.
The seats are almost entirely gone, but the stage and its adjacent buildings, especially the wall, in two storeys, at the back, are well preserved: some of its marble decorative details were removed for building material in the middle ages, but those that remained have been re-erected.
Representative art languishes, except a few childish terra-cottas; decorative art becomes once more purely geometrical, but shows only slight affinity with the contemporary geometrical art of the Aegean.
One of the former class was the family tomb of the Tarchna-Tarquinii, perhaps descended from the Roman kings; others are interesting from their architectural and decorative details.
humanists, such as Damiao de Goes, and scientists, such as the astronomer Pedro Nunes (Nonius), played conspicuous parts in the great intellectual movements of the time; a distinctive school of painters arose, chief among them being the so-called " Grao Vasco " (Vasco Fernandes of Vizeu); in architecture the name of King Emanuel was given to a new and composite style (the Manoeline or Manoellian), in which decorative forms from India and Africa were harmonized with Gothic and Renaissance designs; palaces, fortresses, cathedrals, monasteries, were built on a scale never before attempted in Portugal; and even in the minor arts and handicrafts - in goldsmith's work, for example, or in pottery - the influence of the East made itself felt.
In regard to colour and design the Taj ranks first in the world for purely decorative workmanship; while the perfect symmetry of its exterior once seen can never be forgotten, nor the aerial grace of its domes, rising like marble bubbles into the azure sky.
Regulus and the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto by Jacopo della Quercia of Siena (described by Ruskin in Modern Painters, ii.), the earliest of his extant works (1406), and one of the earliest decorative works of the Renaissance.
Armorial devices of the gentry first appear on seals at the close of the 12th century; and from that time there is a gradual development of the heraldic seal, which in the 14th century was often a work of fine decorative sculpture.
shows a departure from the severe simplicity of his predecessor in the addition of decorative architectural details, and in the easier action of the equestrian figure, which in this instance is of a strikingly fine type.
Of these one or two, as we have evidence, tried their hands at engraving; among their engravings were these "knots," which, being things of use for decorative craftsmen to copy, were inscribed for identification, and perhaps for protection, as coming from the Achademia Leonardi Vinci; a trifling matter altogether, and quite unfit to sustain the elaborate structure of conjecture which has been built on it.
The town also possesses potteries, decorative tile works, iron foundries, agricultural implement works and flour-mills.
There is nothing distinctively Turkish in the combination of crescent and star which appears on the Turkish national standard; the latter is shown by coins and inscriptions to have been an ancient Illyrian symbol, and is of course common in knightly and decorative orders.
It, however, is and has been from remote times very highly prized for jewelry, personal ornamentation and decorative purposes generally.
C. Haddon, Decorative Art of British New Guinea (Dublin, 1894).
The nobles who had hoped to set up the League again, half counting upon the king of Spain, were held in The check by Mazarin with the golden dowries of his adminisnumerous nieces, and were now employed by him in tration of warfare and in decorative court functions; while Mzasin.
In the same Asturian districts the government has its foundries and factories for making arms at La Trubia and Oviedo, Toledo being only now famous for its blades and decorative work, while the foundries at Seville and Segovia are unimportant compared with those of Asturias.
As a decorative artist his work may be seen at Trinity Church, Boston; the Bank of Pittsburg; and the Capitol at St Paul, Minnesota.
The art of these countries is mainly geometrical, and allows only of monograms crowned with laurels, of peacocks, of animals gambolling amid foliage, of fruit and flowers, of crosses which are either svastikas of Hindu and Mycenaean type, or so lost in enveloping arabesques as to be merely decorative.
accessory can scavenge defeated monsters for food, collect bones for weapons and armor, and even use pieces for decorative accessories.
Not simply decorative afterthoughts, they are vital elements in the design of a comfortable, well-planned room.
many agates are naturally colored, others are stained for decorative effect.
Where decorative graphics are used these include null alt attributes instead.
Decorative images have NULL alt attributes to ensure they are ignored by screen readers.
The gallery at No. 42 also exhibits a large collection of fine Russian Lacquer Boxes, and decorative antiques.
These include high skirtings, picture rail, decorative architrave and ceiling rose.
On the first edition of the map the text on the verso was contained within two pillars surmounted by a decorative archway.
Men The only decorative pieces that men appeared to wear were bronze armlets, inset with enamels.
The brown ones show the decorative art at its best, and they are moreover in perfect condition, they look like nearly new.
Stairs to First Floor with decorative wrought iron balustrade.
Hale School (1873) is unspoiled and handsome, boasting decorative tiling, carved bargeboards and polychromatic brickwork.
Roofstyle is a system of molded components, which can be used in varying combinations to produce highly decorative feature bargeboards.
neutral beiges are set against simple wooden fireplaces and decorative and ornate antiques.
It has a wide neckline, three-quarter length batwing sleeves and a scalloped panel running down the center with decorative silver plastic bobble buttons.
Finding aid: Scottish decorative bookbinding chronological index Scottish History Online image galleries Digital copies of photographs of places in Scotland of historical interest.
They could also create a decorative border for a piece of work.
Finger braiding - Learn how to make a decorative braid using just your hands.
Above the arch, two isolated sections of decorative brickwork still survive.
feature brickwork - soldiers; brick on edge; corbels; dentil courses; setting out; uses; band courses; decorative panels.
Simple pot pourri Put dried lavender buds in decorative bowls throughout your house.
cappuccino cup set is packaged in a decorative cardboard box.
Those who know Twain will find this collection a decorative capstone to works published a century ago.
It has a light and airy aspect, the rich red carpeting and decorative structure contrasting with the greens of the tropical planting.
decorative title cartouche in shape of a Chinese pot also showing Chinese merchants.
Wrapped in decorative cellophane, It also comes with a high quality gift tag for you to add a message to the lucky recipient.
Decorative Candles Our decorative candles make lovely home accents and stunning table centerpieces.
You can find decorative lights in every shape and style, from hot chili peppers to classic tiny white lights.
Many are starting to stock internal decorative cladding for bathrooms.
coal gaseriod style fireplace with decorative frieze and jabs, marble insert and hearth, living flame coal effect gas fire.
Although from a small area, the architectural fragments include columns and their capitals, decorative corbels, lintels and finely carved architraves.
Stained glass leaded light front door leading to: ENTRANCE HALL with high ceiling and decorative cornice.
Most customers choose a decorative ridge cresting with finial which appears historically.
Such slabs are often decorated with carved motifs including crosses and various symbolic or purely decorative elements.
curl excess ribbon or string to make it more decorative.
Part tiled walls with decorative panels and wooden dado.
decorative on the wall.
decorative ironwork along the ridge.
decorative plasterwork, is in King Street.
decorative border for a piece of work.
decorative coatings were subjected to oxygen plasma erosion and the results compared with natural exposure data.
decorative tiling, carved bargeboards and polychromatic brickwork.
But artists Brad Goldberg, Glen Unwin and myself have tried to go beyond a purely decorative use of stone.
A highly decorative ceiling centerpiece forms the ceiling to the lantern.
Are images used appropriately or are they merely decorative?
This again is a county map, part of a very decorative atlas for the whole country.
KISS;) Ben Says: February 11th, 2006 at 1:55 pm Hauke, They're pretty much just decorative.
But the visuals tho beautiful are not only decorative but syntactical.
Mind you, assume you're there mostly to make the tea and look decorative?
Steam wallpaper stripper kit 230V For the fast and efficient removal of most types of wallpaper including decorative surfaces.
They seem decorative rather than theological, but there is a consecration cross beneath the window.
They remain decorative throughout the winter and together with the Lavender stop the box from looking like a sandpit.
dentil courses; setting out; uses; band courses; decorative panels.
John Lewis - John Lewis stock a massive range of items of all kinds including dinnerware, decorative bowls, dishes and cutlery.
earthborn paints are competitively priced compared to other leading, quality brands of decorative paint.
They arrived there in 1865 and extensive work began, including replacement of a large portion of the decorative elements with copper electrotypes.
The Ipswich carving is limited both in terms of narrative excitement and decorative embellishment.
They are highly decorative and are adorned with intricate metal thread embroidery.
engraving with decorative border, 20 x 13.5 cm plus decorative border.
Roof Packs - Our decorative roof pack includes the detailed facia.
make a rope fender or a decorative piece of rope work, for example, a lanyard.
figural art fused with the decorative approach to the book arts.
Attach a narrow wrought iron curtain rod with decorative finials to the wall.
We can also produce made to order decorative fireplaces.
Several 1930s painted decorative panels survive in the balcony foyer.
The large ground floor windows contain a decorative art deco frieze of the most stylistic proportions.
I design and make felted fabric using natural fibers, and use the felt to create functional as well as decorative art pieces.
SPECIAL OCCASIONS On line sales of hand blown and hand painted glassware and decorative accessories for the home.
The decorative glassware is made from recycled wine, beer and water bottles.
You could also fit a decorative pattern metal grille on the inside face of glazed panels.
Decorative artworks [mosaic floors, wall murals, stained glass windows, textile hangings, photography, sculpture and paintings, etc.
A textile hanging which is delicate and purely decorative should not be described as a rug.
hot pepperfind decorative lights in every shape and style, from hot chili peppers to classic tiny white lights.
interlaced in an unusual wavy form and is very decorative.
Chancel roofline is lower than the nave and has decorative ironwork along the ridge.
In the Walled Garden itself you can see new resident Blacksmith hard at work making decorative ironwork in his working forge.
The Industrial Gallery, built of decorative ironwork, was the major exhibition area of the original 1885 building.
Above this is a lantern support feature incorporating decorative cast ironwork.
Antique, vintage, retro, kitsch, shabby chic, kitsch and collectible china, pottery and porcelain decorative pieces.
Performance Formica ® Compact grade is a decorative laminate with a thickness of at least 2mm.
stained glass leaded light front door leading to: ENTRANCE HALL with high ceiling and decorative cornice.
fine line engraving with decorative border, heraldic shields and vignettes of Belvoir Castle, Ulverscroft Abbey, Donington Castle and fox hunting scenes.
Bright and very spacious 3 double bedroom purpose-built maisonette for sale in the Streatham Hill conservation area in good decorative order.
mantelpiece ornaments and the decorative arts are turned upside down creating forms that are both witty and disturbing.
One of his most striking projects was the decorative metalwork he made for the Albert Memorial in London.
Although Newfoundland is somewhat misshapen this is a highly decorative and attractive map, typical of the period.
Product: ' Walcott ' Collectors Cabinet Features decorative carved molding on the profiled pediment.
decorative crown moldings can be added to the top.
On some of my work there are simple impressed decorative motifs.
mouldingained glass design was inspired by the decorative moldings of fruit, which can be seen on the front of the theater.
Giving them a good soaking late in the afternoon helps, and our decorative bark mulch will also help keep moisture in.
My business involves the creation of individually crafted gifts and decorative ornaments made from real egg shells.
In the late 1750s the baroque style evolved into a rococo characterized by rich surface ornamentation in a lavish use of decorative motifs.
Cleaning Remove dirt and dust from any decorative pieces with a dry artist's paintbrush before washing.
palladium alloys as well as a decorative coating in some specialist items.
Large decorative urns that once graced the roof parapet in the early 1900s, disappeared long ago.
The exterior patios have been lovingly paved with decorative pebbles and the covering verandah supported by solid old brick pillars with wooden beamed roofing.
We also sell a range of off-the-shelf products including curtain pelmets, decorative folding screens and fretwork panels.
The front of the building, which is the most decorative elevation, has twin carved pilasters (Amo ).
placket opening with decorative stitching.
The building features decorative plasterwork with scrolls and caryatids, and is one of the countries finest examples of a Victorian theater.
This intriguing example, with decorative plasterwork, is in King Street.
Made by Eastex from thick coral ribbed crimplene polyester, with overstitched collars and three decorative metal buttons to fasten.
poppers at the shoulder and waist and are finished with decorative bows and piping trim.
Behind this was a decorative, but false, proscenium on the solid rear wall of the auditorium.
racemes of flowers followed by decorative red winged fruits.
Spring sees the appearance of greenish yellow, upright racemes of flowers followed by decorative red winged fruits.
Instead, the front will be visible through decorative railings from Derry Road.
The decorative schemes have been meticulously researched and missing elements stained glass panels, stencils and soft furnishings painstakingly recreated.
The term ' Decorative Art ' is used in its broadest sense.
Type - There are three kinds of font types: serif, san serif, and decorative.
Use this template to cut out the required number of net circles, using pinking shears for a decorative finish if you like.
The fabric choices for shades are much more decorative and refined, such as Shantung silks and crinkled, oiled papers.
Various casement and sash windows and decorative brick sill courses.
staircase with decorative balustrade set the period tone of the property.
Through its witty mimicry, Thank You also acts as a parody of both monumental statuary and decorative ' corporate ' sculpture.
steel engraving with decorative border, 20 x 13.5 cm plus decorative border.
Main Interests Now I devote much of my time to producing decorative stoneware each piece differing subtly from any other.
The abbey ruins are pure Gothic, with particularly decorative stonework.
The hotel was recently refurbished to restore its Art Nouveau charm with decorative stuccoes and copies of etched glass window panes.
style kitchen has two decorative arches providing serving access and entry into the kitchen area.
Now stocking a wide range of decorative aggregates, slabs, pots, water features & a comprehensive range of gardening sundries.
Mezzanine created in Charcuterie mid 1990s, when Floral Hall also refurbished by addition of decorative plaster swags to ceiling.
The book also includes decorative mosaic treatments that can be used to create ornamental tabletops, coffee tables and garden planters.
Drinking tankards, jewelry, picture frames and decorative gifts as a cheaper alternative to silver.
teeter precariously over the abyss of the merely decorative.
It has often been observed that Persian art has a marked decorative tendency.
The outer border is as elsewhere, set with the larger tesserae, within which the main decorative panel was placed.
textile hanging which is delicate and purely decorative should not be described as a rug.
Among their legacy was the proper reception hall with its decorative floor tiling.
This can be summarized as: Recessed raised porches with some decorative timberwork.
undercoat for any decorative paint.
veneered furniture is made from Montreal Maple, whilst all worktops are finished with decorative laminate with a silver gray granite effect.
victoria art gallery sculpture and decorative arts.
weaponry on display here is of a functional as well as decorative nature.
Decorative paddle wheelers still go rolling, rolling, rolling their way up the Mississippi.
wrapped in decorative cellophane, It also comes with a high quality gift tag for you to add a message to the lucky recipient.
Carrot curls: use a vegetable peeler or lemon zester to make decorative curls and arrange artfully.
This little evening bag features a zipper, with a decorative pull.
In the famous dedicatory letter of his Alceste he mentions among other conceptions on which his reform of opera was to be based, that the co-operation of the instruments ought to be regulated in proportion to the interest and the passion, a doctrine of which the true significance lies in its connexion with other conditions of opera which are incompatible with the polyphonic treatment of instruments as threads in a decorative scheme.
18th Century.-17th-century instrumentation may be neglected here as having begun in chaos and ended in the schemes of the 18th-century decorative instrumentation.
The remains of a Byzantine faÃ§ade now almost entirely built into a wall in the Rio di Ca' Foscari offer us excellent illustration of this decorative work.
C. French, a statue of Sir Henry Vane by Macmonnies, a fine staircase in Siena marble, some characteristic decorative panels by Puvis de Chavannes (illustrating the history of science and literature), and other notable decorative paintings by John S.
Decorative plating-work in several colours (e.g.
The Egyptian potteries afforded experience in dealing with vitreous glazes and vitreous colours, and from Egyptian alabaster-quarries veined vessels were wrought, which may well have suggested the decorative arrangement of zigzag lines (see Plate I.
It has been suggested that he deliberately eschewed chiaroscuro because his pictures, destined invariably to hang in an alcove, were required to be equally effective from every aspect and had also to form part of a decorative scheme.
Thus he proceeds in all his decorative work, avoiding studiously the exact repetition of any lines and spaces, and all diametrical divisions, or, if these be forced upon him by the shape of the object, exercising the utmost ingenuity to disguise the fact, and train away the eye from observing the weak point, as nature does in like circumstances.
The enamels are used to delineate decorative subjects and are applied in masses, the principal colors being green, yellow and soft Prussian blue, all brilliant and transparent, with the exception of the last which is nearly opaque.
Their technical ability was incomparablethough in grace of decorative conception they yielded the palm to the Japaneseand the representative specimens they bequeathed to posterity remained, until quite recently, far beyond the imitative capacity of European or Asiatic experts.
The three Kenzan, of whom the third died in 1820; Ebisei; the four DOhachi, of whom the fourth was still alive in 1909; the Kagiya family, manufacturers of the celebrated KinkOzan ware; Hozan, whose imitations of Delft faience and his pdte-sur-pd~e pieces with fern-scroll decoration remain incomparable; Taizan YOhei, whose ninth descendant of the same name now produces fine specimens of Awata ware for foreign markets; Tanzan YOshitaro and his son Rokuro, to whose credit stands a new departure in the form of faience having p.~te-sur-p&e decoration of lace patterns, diapers and archaic designs executed in low relief with admirable skill and minuteness; the two Bizan, renowned for their representations of richly apparelled figures as decorative motives; Rokubei, who studied painting under Maruyama Okyo and followed the naturalistic style of that great artist; Mokubei, the first really expert manufacturer of translucid porcelain in Kioto; Shuhei, Kintei, and above all, Zengoro HOzen, the celebrated potter of Eiraku waresthese names and many others give to KiOto ceramics an eminence as well as an individuality which few other wares of Japan can boast.
During the first twenty-five years of the Meiji era, the Owari potters sought to compensate the technical and artistic defects of their pieces by giving them magnificent dimensions; but at the Tokyo industrial exhibition (1891) they were able to contribute some specimens showing decorative, plastic and graving skill of no mean order.
They belong essentially to the catalogue of articles called into existence to meet the demand of the foreign market, being, in fact, an attempt to adapt the lacquerers art to decorative furniture for European houses.
Perhaps, amidst the great variety of qualities which they possess, none is more universal and more characteristic than a rich elegance, combined with an almost fastidious selection of beautiful forms. It is the super-eminence of these qualities, associated with great decorative skill, that make the splendid pageant of the "Daphnephoria" the most perfect expression of his individual genius.
No other hand could have ventured to render the hair and beard of a sitter, as it was the habit of this inveterate linearist to do, not by indication of masses, but by means of an infinity of single lines swept, with a miraculous certainty and fineness of touch, in the richest amd most intricate of decorative curves.
Along the top and the bottom run decorative borders with figures of animals, scenes from fables of Aesop and of Phaedrus, from husbandry and the chase, and occasionally from the story of the Conquest itself (see Embroidery, Plate I.
The work was done too soon and too fast, the colours began to fade at once, and are now barely decipherable; but the broken designs, so long as any vestige remains, will always be interesting as a relic of an important aesthetic movement and as the first attempt on Morris's part towards decorative art (see Rossetti).
The early practice of writing the initial lines or even the entire text of a volume in gold or coloured inks, and of staining with purple and of gilding the vellum, while it undoubtedly enhanced the decorative aspect, does not properly fall within the scope of this article; it concerns the material rather than the artistic element of the MS. (See Manuscripts, Palaeography.) It will be seen, then, that in the earliest examples of book decorations we find the germs of the two lines on which that decoration was destined to develop in the illuminated MSS.
And yet, while the miniature has a career of its own in artistic development which may be more conveniently dealt with under a separate heading (see Miniature), its decorative qualities are so closely bound up with those of the initial and border that an historical description of illumination must give full recognition to its prominent position in the general scheme of book-ornamentation of the middle ages.
At the same time it cannot be denied that the "aesthetic" movement, in the aspect fundamentally represented by the school of William Morris and Rossetti, had a permanent influence on English decorative art.
The fabric choices for shades are much more decorative and refined, such as shantung silks and crinkled, oiled papers.
The female flowers are followed by decorative, brown, spiky fruits.
Dado and picture rails plus a solid wooden staircase with decorative balustrade set the period tone of the property.
The American style kitchen has two decorative arches providing serving access and entry into the kitchen area.
It covers all types of decorative and tableware pieces.
Unfortunately its contents, like its packaging, teeter precariously over the abyss of the merely decorative.
The Tree rises, through the decorative borders, to the tracery lights, which are filled with leaves.
Small rope profiled smooth white finish of these premium moldings provides an undercoat for any decorative paint.
The internal veneered furniture is made from Montreal Maple, whilst all worktops are finished with decorative laminate with a silver gray granite effect.
The Gallery houses Bath & North East Somerset 's collection of paintings, bath, victoria art gallery sculpture and decorative arts.
Much of the weaponry on display here is of a functional as well as decorative nature.
Refreshments, which generally include a decorative cake, punch, and fruit, among other foods, are prepared.
You may decide on a decorative bib or a fancy burp cloth for special occasions to go along with the everyday ones.
You can hang decorative baby quilts and blankets on the walls or drape them across a chair.
Later, create a collage of these photos on a canvas or decorative picture frame.
Trunk-Find a small decorative trunk to use.
Don't forget a few quirky touches, such as bronzed baby shoes, antique wooden shoe forms, and other footwear-related decorative objects.
Appropriate baby shower favors include decorative seed packets, miniature bouquets, potted plants, and birdhouses.
If you are searching for rocking reclining chairs, traditional styles are both useful and decorative.
For a more personal touch, add baby's initials, paint decorative designs, or add embellishments, such as sequins, rhinestones, and lace.
Ribbon or other decorative lace to secure the diapers into a layer.
If you really want the more decorative look of ribbon, it can be added after you secure the diaper with the rubber band.
Before you start to roll the diapers decide whether or not you want the decorative edge to show.
If you roll the decorative edge to the inside, it will give you a white cake.
The ribbon or lace used to secure your diapers into layers is just one decorative touch.
You can also make your own with heavy cardboard and wrap it in decorative paper.
While the basic concept of a pacifier clip remains unchanged from material to material, pacifier clips made of silver are often more decorative or elegant than others.
Tie with decorative ribbon and attach a favor tag if desired.
For the same reason, there should be no decorative cut-outs on either end of the crib.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a decorative shade for a table lamp is the width of the lower brim.
Shades with narrow brims are best used for adding some decorative light into a room.
You can also find ornamental decorative items such as frames, desktop accessories and cufflinks for men in silver.
In addition to aquariums, you'll find heater, decorative accessories, water pumps and aquarium hoods.
These are small trees but very decorative.
Real swords are constructed from carbon steel, as opposed to stainless steel, which is reserved for decorative swords or cheaply made swords.
You will find decorative and reenactment swords cut with this in mind.
With a large selection of general planters and decorative planters, eBay provides many choices.
Whether you purchase a tea cup planter from a store or make your own, there are so many possible choices and you'll enjoy the decorative feel they give an environment.
Using a pay later program, you can purchase a special outfit, replace a dying computer or spruce up your home with new decorative accents.
However, they come in much larger sizes than the real candy corn, making them ideal decorative pieces.
It is difficult to use real candy corn as a decorative piece.
Outdoor Décor: A farmer spends much of his or her time outdoors, and outdoor decorative items such as garden stones, a gazing ball, or a weathervane can be attractive gifts that add a touch of personalization to the outside of a farmhouse.
The plush interior is often covered with a removable exterior that can be washed or changed frequently for decorative purposes.
This windowsill cat bed attaches with decorative brackets that adjust to fit any sill.
In chilled martini glass, swirl chocolate syrup in a decorative fashion.
There are also all-occasion cards with hardware images like hammers, or decorative images like flowers.
The western United States culture of ranch life is often depicted in decorative cabinet doorknobs and door pulls.
Glue decorative wallpaper or decoupage to the interior of the five panels.
Legs for DIY projects are becoming more readily available in decorative wood and metal finishes.
Add a jelly cabinet to your kitchen décor to not only add extra storage space, but a decorative element as well.
Not only will they hold a lot of stuff, but they are also attractive and decorative furniture items.
Use one anytime you are in need of extra storage space and are looking for a decorative storage solution.
These cupboards were usually made from simple materials and were not overly decorative.
This foam is generally covered in decorative material or fabric that can be unzipped in order to allow replacement cushions to be easily inserted.
Cottage isn't modern, which means that all shelves won't work for all decorative applications.
Tassels - Tassels are highly decorative and look best in traditional rooms.
Jewelry armoires are manufactured in many of the classic furniture styles and include the fine details and decorative components of the stylized era.
Most are decorative pieces of furniture that resemble small dressers.
When trying to save space in the dining room, stick with simple furniture that doesn't have too many decorative embellishments.
Almost any type of aged patio furniture can be spruced up with a fresh paint job, or add decorative cushions to cover damaged areas that are beyond repair.
You can see this type of decorative rain barrel at Rain Barrel Source.
Solar panels can operate small garden accessories such as decorative lights or supply an entire group of houses with electricity.
They are usually filled with some sort of decorative filler and then a variety of gift items are added.
Depending on the decorative and functional needs of your room, hard and soft window treatments can be used alone or in combination with each other.
Add in some decorative items such as pottery, or chair cushions at the table, and your new kitchen will become even more frequently used than ever before.
Her on-screen team, which includes a carpenter, electrician, decorative painter and sewing wiz, offer tips and advice as the pieces of the room come together.
Furniture is practical as well as decorative, with log-hewn pieces being popular.
If your laundry will be out in the open, consider a wicker hamper or other decorative basket.
Fun lamps and throw pillows can be both decorative and functional.
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Your eclectic design might include a mixture of decorative accessories from different cultures.
Lyndhurst is modest by "Gilded Age" standards, although the rooms all feature vaulted ceilings, decorative moldings and other Gothic details.
"Wrought iron is also part of this rustic style, so displaying a decorative iron pieces or light fixtures will complement the black appliances.
It's always a good idea to do a test board before starting a major refinishing project like this, or you may want to bring in a decorative painter."
Hardware is simple and utilitarian rather than decorative.
Mexican furniture is distinguished by its use of light pine wood, combined with decorative wrought-iron hardware.
A coffee table placed in front of the sofa is a surefire way to anchor the sofa, add storage, and create a decorative staging area.
A console table or bombe chest placed behind a sofa will create another platform for displaying decorative accessories.
Metal is a lightweight and durable material which has been used in decorative applications for centuries.
Sheet metal wall décor is generally an affordable decorative item.
Large dark wood beams, either true support beams or decorative beams are popular in Tuscan style kitchens.
So, too, are decorative, stenciled borders, commonly using a fruit, grape vine, or wheat motif.
These can be real structural beams or the more manageable decorative beams made of fiber glass, but which appear the same as authentic oak beams.
Slate may also be used for decorative accents and even for floor coverings.
So do decorative perfume bottles and antique atomizers.
Wall surfaces in Tuscan homes are usually plaster or stucco with handcrafted, decorative finishes.
Flooring materials tend to be tiles made from ceramics or terracotta, wide wooden planks, travertine, terrazzo, or marble with decorative inlays.
Dress up dining tables or breakfast nooks with place mats or table runners made from woven straw or decorative old world fabrics like chenille or tapestry.
PatrioticDecor.com features an interesting array of patriotic themed decorative elements.
Choose only your favorite photographs to hang on the walls and a few choice decorative accents to pepper around the room on shelves and tables.
Frogs: A fun nursery theme that features shades of green, decorative frogs doing various activities.
The use of wrought iron is also popular, and this material can be used in scrolled light fixtures, stairway banisters, fireplace screens, and decorative wall grilles.
A delicate vintage lace table runner on you dresser or bureau also adds a nice decorative touch.
Use decorative clothing hangers and interesting knobs to make the most of the tiny outfits.
Exposed beams are a perfect Italian kitchen feature - if you don't want a huge remodeling project on your hands, try decorative faux beams.
You can also decorate with traditional Italian food by keeping decorative olive oil bottle out or hanging strings of garlic bulbs from the wall.
Any type of table can be accented with a decorative linen covering including dining tables, coffee tables, end tables and night stands.
An easy table centerpiece can be fresh fruit or flowers in a decorative bowl, vase or pitcher.
Wall finishes include decorative paint treatments such as faux finishes and murals in addition to the moderate use of beautiful wallpaper.
Use decorative boxes, basket chests, stacks of vintage suitcases and under bed boxes to store all of the other treasures you own that you can't live without.
Consider adding a small lamp to one corner of the counter, place a decorative plate and stand next to the lamp, and/or add a bowl of fruit.
Decorative table lamps offer the perfect opportunity to light up a room with style while introducing or supporting almost any design theme.
Whether it's a classic shiny brass lamp or an Asian ginger jar lamp, decorative table lamps will add instant elegance and refinement to a traditional, eclectic, or modern room.
A console table behind a sofa or along a hallway is another great place for a pair of fabulously tall decorative table lamps.
Classic lighting designs include urn shaped decorative table lamps.
Tiffany lamps are timeless decorative table lamps that have been delighting people for decades.
Workspace or study areas can be enhanced with decorative desk lamps which also provide invaluable task lighting.
For a more light, consider art shade lamps which feature artwork or decorative motifs worthy of a gallery.
Lighting Universe - Hundreds of decorative table lamps to choose from, including these stunning modern and contemporary styles.
Turn your ceilings from ho-hum to wow with decorative ceiling tiles.
Obviously, the first reason most people opt for unique and decorative tiles is that they look great.
Pictures, postcards, etc. can now be tucked into the ribbon, creating a decorative wall hanging that is functional as well.
All of these decorative items will add character and warmth to any room, and yet they can be inexpensive to purchase and easy to change when needed.
While decorative towels and patterned linens are a matter of personal taste, a solid, classic colored towel set complements every decor.
Decorative touches such as seashells or driftwood are used for accents.
Recently, copper ceiling panels have become popular with homeowners who are looking for a new twist on a classic decorative element.
If you are concerned about resale value, consider choosing plain appliances and fixtures that can be adapted to many styles, and adding decorative touches to create your desired style.
While some people may prefer to have purely decorative pillows, consider choosing larger pillows in heavier fabrics that can withstand some use.
Medieval Swords and Heavenly Swords also carry a large variety of decorative swords and replica battle weaponry.
Armory pieces they sale include chainmail, decorative armor, leather armor, and functional armor.
To replicate the look of rustic castle walls, try a decorative finish for superb realism.
Wallpaper is another top choice for a decorative wall finish that fits with unique medieval décor.
Choose a basic wooden desk and then add decorative elements that reflect your personal style.
For a feminine bedroom/dressing area, iron frame beds covered in lots of decorative pillows are a good choice.
Designing your master bedroom is much more complicated than adding some color coordinated decorative pillows; the furniture, color scheme, and lighting must all work together to enhance the space.
A delicate vintage lace table runner on your dresser or bureau also adds a nice decorative touch.
It is reflective of the Roaring Twenties and is a purely decorative art form.
This company sells a wide variety of decorative items including furniture and accessories.
Use an archway with a decorative pair of columns.
You can opt for traditional, dark, ornately-carved Italian or Spanish furniture styles or go for the more decorative and elaborate Morrocan created with intricate mosiacs.
They are not often the most decorative pieces but they are usually the most comfortable because they are inspired by the human form and how humans will interact with the pieces.
You can add decorative bathroom accents, paintings, photos, and pictures to your bathroom.
These islands can hold a television, a microwave or even just a decorative bowl of fruit.
Decorative wreaths look beautiful hung on your front door, on interior doors, and over doorways and archways in your home.
Decorative wreaths are also wonderful wall art and themed centerpieces for the holidays or a special party.
Decorative wreaths are for all seasons and all reasons.
Widely available from florists and many gift boutiques and online retailers, many decorative wreaths are simple to make and creating your own unique decorative wreaths is rewarding and less expensive than store bought.
For the creative among us, making your own unique decorative wreaths can become an enduring passion.
Many people become so proficient at creating decorative wreaths, they start a business in their homes and sell locally at craft shows or online.
There are two basic techniques used to make an infinite variety of decorative wreaths.
This decorative wreath, in all its manifestations, may be used both indoors and the exterior of your front door.
Decorative curtain rods will add a finished look to your window treatments.
There are some unique choices of curtain rods that are not just utilitarian, but add a very decorative flare to your window treatments.
This unique form of decorative rod allows you to create a room divider with a curtain panel.
The ends can be capped with decorative finials for added romantic touches.
Curtain road hardware can turn your rod in a something plain into a very stylish and special decorative touch to your window.
Metal, wood, glass, and resin are just some of the materials used to create decorative finials.
There are many parts that make up decorative curtain rods and can be selected as a set or individually.
Decorative Wall Paneling is a category of paneling that describes more than just standard paneling.
Although you might be thinking of the dark, cheap paneling that was in your parents home, today's decorative wall coverings are innovative, varied, and easy to install.
No matter what room of your home you are interested in redecorating there is a decorative wall paneling to fit your budget and decorating style.
Companies like Georgia Pacific are creating decorative wall panels that are earth friendly.
Installing decorative wall coverings is not difficult.
Using decorative wall board to change the look of your space can save you time and money.
Americana wall hanging is an expansive idiom that refers to decorative artifacts encompassing the culture of the United States of America.
Stencils in and of themselves are great decorative tools; however, there are great ways to incorporate fun new ideas for wallpaper with a cute wall stencil.
Decorative pillows might feature fabric made of cotton, rayon, silk, linen, polyester microfiber, or wool.
Zippers: Zippers are easy to use, and they are an ideal method of closure for decorative pillows.
Buttons: Buttons can be both functional and decorative, and they make outstanding pillow closures.
The catalog first came on the scene in 1991 and offers an array of furniture, decorative items, and art to spruce up any space for maximum impact.
This does not mean that this is the cheapest place to buy furniture and decorative items.
Decorative brackets are another way to carry out the overall design look for your window treatment.
Shutters are especially appropriate if your windows have decorative casements or moldings.
Crude and elementary to us now, but they are certainly the forerunner of modern decorative painting techniques.
The time is right to begin to explore the world of decorative painting.
For decorative purposes, you may be able to go as low as 5 feet tall, while for privacy purposes, you will want to go taller so that people will not be able to see over the screen.
Decorative touches of your choosing - paint, stain, stencils, fabric, wallpaper and so on.
If you want to make decorative cuts in the wood, such as scalloping along the top or "window" in the panels to cover with fabric, now is also the time to do that.
Choose from styles like the Small Shaker Chandelier or the decorative Open Bottom Chandelier.
Decorative floor pillows add a cozy element to your room's décor.
You can change the mood of your room by adding floor pillows, especially decorative ones.
You can add a flare of mystery and romance to your room with the right kind of decorative pillows to use on the floor.
You have a wide range of styles, fabrics and colors to choose from when you shop for decorative floor pillows.
If you are tired of plain, boring white or beige walls consider one of the dozens of decorative wall painting techniques to liven up your rooms.
From simple to complex, the diverse range of decorative painting ideas is vast and includes techniques such as sponging, stenciling, stamping or ragging.
Here are a few classic decorative wall painting techniques.
Depending on how textured you want your decorative wall painting technique to look, you can fold your rag into many accordion folds, or simply use it as a flat surface.
Queen Anne-style pieces are also known for their ball-and-claw footed cabriole legs, violin chair backs, and decorative turned finials.
Truly a pillow superstore, PillowDecor.com offers more than 1000 decorative pillows.
In present day design, rag rugs are used more as decorative artforms.
If more decorative pillows are your style consider ruffled or pleated pillows.
If you've ever longed for an easy way to achieve casual elegance or a cozy sense of home without all the clutter, effort and expense, try incorporating decorative throws into your decor.
Decorative throws are the functional chameleon of interior design.
If you have a little accessorizing in mind, don't forget to take some time to explore all the options available in decorative throws.
Accessorize with fun but practical items and try to leave decorative extras for other rooms in the house.
The key is to use items that are practical, but also decorative.
Focus on the functional aspects of the room first, then move on to the decorative areas, taking your time to choose just the right colors, materials and accents that will make your kitchen shine.
Some people like to put decorative accessories on bedside tables, but they can easily become cluttered.
Using decorative accessories gives a room life.
Purchase a couple of flowery or green leafy plants and place them in decorative planters on each side of your front door or the steps to your front porch.
That's not to say that beaded curtains are merely decorative; they can help to define spaces, especially in smaller apartments and homes.
Beaded curtains can also serve as decorative wall hangings, creating texture against an otherwise bland wall.
If you have a fireplace with a decorative mantle, this will likely be your focal point.
Simply add a tall accent table behind the sofa to accommodate a lamp, plant or other decorative items to disguise the back of the sofa.
While you should avoid creating clutter in your living room, add a few decorative accents to make the space feel cozy.
If you want to change the look of your room for a season, like spring or winter, there's no better way to lighten and brighten a room than by adding decorative throws or slipcovers.
When choosing styles for their decorative appeal, remember that you can always choose a good, basic color and add decorative fringe or other elements yourself.
Freestanding finials are also often used as purely decorative accessories.
Typically the counter finish complements your color scheme rather than takes center stage, unless you choose a dramatic tile pattern, such as decorative glass or mosaic tile, that wraps the backsplash and up the wall to form an accent area.
If you stick with a neutral palette, these decorative accents can take center stage.
If you're updating your bathroom or your kitchen backsplash, consider using hand painted decorative ceramic tiles to personalize the space.
Hand painted and decorative tiles can frequently be customized for a statement that's all your own.
Hand painted, decorative ceramic tiles have been around for centuries.
Traditionally used as decorative wall tiles, hand painted tiles have graced the walls of many styles of homes.
Three dimensional tiles with the image in relief are painstakingly painted in rich details to make the decorative tile a true work of art.
You may be thinking to yourself, decorative tiles sound beautiful but will they fit in with my style?
Decorative, hand painted tiles are available in modern, traditional and transitional styles.
Decorative tiles include circles, diamonds and multi-color abstract shapes.
If you enjoy whimsy, decorative tiles can really enhance your home.
Consider playful touches, such as using a 2-inch decorative tile of a cricket placed just at the place where your fireplace surround joins your hearth.
Or consider using a repeating decorative border around the wainscoting in your bathroom.
If you have a beach house, a cabin in the woods, or you're just passionate about a specific design, such as Fleur de lis or even rooster's, decorative tiles were made for you.
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