|The book covers different types of wicker from the Victorian style, with twisted rosettes and cabriole legs, to Art Deco furniture of the 1950s with brightly coloured fabrics and modern lines. Author and designer Mary Whitesides teaches you how to decorate with wicker, using creative ideas to incorporate it into many different styles of homes. Don't be fooled into thinking wicker is just for the sunroom or an outdoor patio. Wicker has great decorating possibilities and can be combined with furniture in many different styles to create a look that can be casual or formal, vintage or modern. The chapter on decorating with wicker shows examples from dozens of settings so you can see how easily wicker is incorporated into rooms for the look you desire. Wicker also includes information on what to look for in buying vintage wicker, how to care for and maintain your wicker, and how to restore antique pieces. A complete resource directory of national and international companies where you can purchase wicker is included. With 140 gorgeous full-colour photographs, this book will show you how versatile and beautiful wicker can be.
Eminent designer Mary Whitesides has designed everything from interiors and home furnishings to pottery and coffee mugs. Her Peruvian-inspired furniture collections are widely distributed and featured in museums, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, she was one of the four founding members of the Sundance Catalog and a partner in developing the Sundance look, as well as the author of Desert Style, Mountain Style, and Wicker Design for Gibbs Smith, Publisher. She lives in Park City, Utah.