Shell Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Home With Seashells (Hardcover)

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    Shell Chic brings the design and imagination of today's shell enthusiasts and artisans to the home. This is a book to be savored for its eccentric decorative flair, its lavish sense of fun, and its practical instructions for shell projects ...

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    Shell Chic brings the design and imagination of today's shell enthusiasts and artisans to the home. This is a book to be savored for its eccentric decorative flair, its lavish sense of fun, and its practical instructions for shell projects and design ideas that will work in any home decor. Frames, chandeliers, unusual boxes, mirrors, a child-size claw-foot tub - all are fabulous possibilities for shell encrustation. Memories of peaceful beach vacations become ravishing decorative items when glued to lampshades and screens.

    In all, 14 step-by-step illustrated projects and 20 design ideas cover everything readers need to know to create richly marvelous objects. To lend inspiration, there are profiles of contemporary shell artists photographed with their creations. One profile features Marian McEvoy, editor of House Beautiful, who has embellished her Manhattan apartment with an estimated 15,000 shells. While most shell enthusiasts will not be working on quite this scale, there are ideas, photographs, profiles, and inspiration for all!

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    ISBN 9781580174404
    Genre HOUSE & HOME / Decorating
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 160
    Publisher Date 2002-08-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Storey Books
    Copyright Year 2002
    Height 12.0 in
    Wdth 10.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 2.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Home With Seashells
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Marshall, Marlene Hurley

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    • Shell-shocked!

      Anyone who ever plucked a shell from the surf would love this book...it's lovely to page through. I have a billion seashells languishing in my basement and this book gives me the ideas and techniques to dust em off and create something stunning. Worth the money...it's a honey!

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    • Great ideas

      Lovely book. Resources and examples from all styles of coquillage. Very nice.

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    • Shell Chic

      I purchased this book twice and gave them as gifts. It is a WOW book if you love collecting and decorating with shells.

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