Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style by Karla J. NielsonInterior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style by Karla J. Nielson

Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style

byKarla J. Nielson

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When it comes to both the technical and aesthetic considerations of using textiles in interior design, this book gives working professionals what they need to know. You'll receive expert guidance to the process of textile specifications, selection, installation and maintenance, as well as an understanding of the properties of fabric types and a historical context of styles. Sustainable design and code issues are also considered. More than 500 illustrations and photographs elucidate key ideas.

This survey of textiles for interior design is divided into three main parts:

  • Fabrics: The interior design textile industry and marketplace. A study of fibers, yarns, constructions, and finishes. Codes and "green" design.
  • Applications: Textile specifications and coordination of upholstery and wall coverings, window treatments, linens and accessories, and rugs and carpeting.
  • Period Style: Oriental styles, Renaissance and Formal styles, Medieval, Colonial, Country and Provence styles, Regional and Ethnic styles, and Modern styles.

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About The Author

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...

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Title:Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic StyleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 11 × 8.4 × 1.5 inPublished:July 10, 2007Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471606405

ISBN - 13:9780471606406

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: The Textiles Industry, Profession and Careers.

Chapter 2: Sustainable Interior Textiles.

Chapter 3: Natural and Manufactured Fibers.

Chapter 4: Yarns and Fabric Construction.

Chapter 5: Fabric Conversion: Coloring and Finishing.


Chapter 6: Textile Specifications, Testing and Labeling.

Chapter 7: Textile Aesthetics.

Chapter 8: Upholstered Furniture and Slipcovers.

Chapter 9: Textile Wallcoverings.

Chapter 10: Window Treatments.

Chapter 11: Linens and Accessories.

Chapter 12: Broadloom Carpeting.

Chapter 13: Hand- and Machine-Made Area Rugs.


Chapter 14: Oriental Styles.

Chapter 15: Formal Traditional Styles.

Chapter 16: Medieval, Colonial and Country Styles.

Chapter 17: Regional and Thematic Styles.

Chapter 18: Modern Styles.