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What would Little Women be without the charms of the March family's cozy New England home? Or Wuthering Heights without the ghost-infested Wuthering Heights? Getting lost in the setting of a good book can be half the pleasure of reading, and Decorating a Room of One's Own brings literary backdrops to the foreground in this wryly affectionate satire of interior design reporting. English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and "interviews" the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth's favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby's McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as "Setting Up an Ideal Governess's Room," and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One's Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.
Six pre-cut stencils for youngsters to trace and color: turtle, sea
horse, starfish, conch, crab, lobster.
'Uplifting, heart-warming, life-enriching. I wish I could have read this book years ago.' - Nigel Slater Nordic countries are consistently rated as the best places to live for quality of life, happiness and education, literacy and gender equality. But what's their secret? In How To Hygge, renowned Scandinavian cook and writer Signe Johansen explores the culture of hygge, shares the secrets of Nordic living and shows you how to adopt these elements into your everyday life, wherever you are in the world. Hygge is central to the Nordic sense of well-being. Roughly translated as 'cosiness', it implies warmth, conviviality and community. With fifty recipes and glorious imagery, Johansen explains how to enjoy the outdoors the Nordic way, the joy of fika (coming together over cake and coffee), how to collaborate to achieve a sense of community and why alcohol is integral to the healthy hedonism of hygge. For those who have long admired the region's stylish design heritage, she reveals how to achieve Scandi-Cool in your own home, without breaking the bank. Explore the culture of hygge, and learn how to live your life to the fullest, Nordic-style.
"Create custom interiors without the price tag with this guide, packed with fabulous home decor sewing projects. From how to make pillow covers to creating your own set of Roman shades, the 25 easy-to-follow projects in this step-by-step sewing book enable you to explore interior design from the comfort of your own sewing machine. Learn to sew bedspreads, bolster pillows, and even a beanbag, tailoring each piece to customize every inch of your home. Achievable sewing patterns and expert decorating tips mean sewing home textiles has never been easier. With simple instructions and beautiful photography, Pillows, Curtains, and Shades Step by Step will help you achieve professional and personal results as you spruce up your home."
Packed with hundreds of pages of beautiful and inspirational color photographs of homes from around the world, a visually stunning resource and guide-part of the successful 150 Best series-featuring the latest in modern home construction and design. A comprehensive collection of single-family houses created by some of the most distinguished international architects and designers, 150 Best of the Best House Ideas showcase the latest trends and various influences on home design. Incorporating the most up-to-date technological advances in construction and material use, these beautiful dwellings, from cottage-style designs to minimalist geometric constructions, are visually appealing, energy-efficient, and have a low environmental impact. This beautiful compilation expresses the diversity of current building trends and provides an inspirational source of ideas for artists, designers, architects, home buyers and owners, and anyone interested in keeping-up-to-date with contemporary residential architecture.
"Joa Studholme is the brains behind many of the distinctive Farrow & Ball shades that colour our lives. Joa's second Farrow & Ball book is a wonderfully instructive toolkit for understanding how the different paint colours, and their combinations and finishes can be used to conjure mood and atmosphere. It can be used either as a practical reference guide, to help you navigate your way to the style that you are seeking to emanate, or turned to as a beautifully rich source of inspiration." - House & Garden Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating offers winning colour combinations created by the experts at Farrow & Ball for every room in your home. At the heart of the book are 13 case studies of inspirational homes, from city apartments to country cottages, explored in turn to reveal how selecting the right range of colours can create a harmonious whole. For each case study there is a detailed colour palette recipe and a menu of ideas to copy. Colour is then considered room by room, showing how to combine colour with light and space to get the most of every area of the house, be it a large kitchen or a compact study.
When describing a space that intertwines both minimalism and elegance, the name Joseph Dirand immediately comes to mind. The son of Jacques Dirand, one of the most renowned interior photographers of his time, Joseph Dirand is now one of the most sought-after architects. By incorporating a quintessentially French style into otherwise minimalist interiors, Dirand creates instantly recognisable spaces, known for their strong lines and meticulous precision. This book focuses primarily on Dirand s residential interior design work in Paris and New York, while also featuring some of his acclaimed designs for the interiors of hotels, restaurants, and fashion houses worldwide. Lavishly illustrated with photography that captures the timelessness of his style, which touts impeccable proportions and breathtaking attention to detail, Joseph Dirand: Spaces/Interiors is a feast for the eyes and essential for anyone with an interest in interior design.
'From advertising to design and fashion, millennial pink has taken popular culture by storm, and it isn't going anywhere' House & Garden Pink has become the hottest colour in interiors. Quartz Pink was the Pantone colour of 2016 and since then the hue has gone from strength to strength, playing a starring role at the 2018 Milan Design Week. Pink House Living is a beautiful, practical guide to decorating with pink by Emily Murray of the award-winning The Pink House blog. Emily draws on her recent interiors projects to guide the reader through their own rose-tinted renovations and includes case studies on well-known interiors experts that reveal their use of pink, their go-to paint shades and where they glean 'pinkspiration'. Pink House Living is not about decorating your home in pink from rooftop to rugs, but a look at how the colour can be used alongside other hues - sometimes sparingly, sometimes in spades. Divided up by room, the book uses the colour pink and its history as a starting point from which to discuss the decorating process. Readers will be entertained by Emily's interiors insights and witty turn of phrase while gaining invaluable advice on adding pink - and colour in general - to their homes.
A companion and successor to Merrell's hugely successful Dream Homes (more than 50,000 copies in print), this book presents 100 exceptional interiors of all styles from around the globe. From sumptuous, state-of-the-art city apartments created by professional designers to quirky holiday retreats transformed by their dedicated owners, More Dream Homes is an exciting kaleidoscope of locations and decoration ideas. Each project is fully illustrated with beautiful photographs by celebrated interiors photographer Andreas von Einsiedel, while Johanna Thornycroft describes concisely the key characteristics of each home and how these have been achieved, providing insights into the work of leading designers. More Dream Homes contains a wealth of inspiration for lovers of interior design or anyone seeking to make their dream home a reality.
The Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments, Second Edition is the most comprehensive book of its kind on the market, offering the reader both inspiring location photography plus step-by-step instructions for making 50 different projects. Window treatments include several curtain styles, formal draperies, swags, valances, cornices, various Roman shades, and roller shades. Designed for the DIY home sewer, this book is also valued by professional workrooms and trade schools because it teaches professional methods for measuring, sewing, and installing window treatments. Now updated with new photography and the latest window treatment styles, this second edition is a must-have for any DIY home sewer.
Ten years ago, Sarah Susanka started a revolution in home design with a deceptively simple message: quality should always come before quantity. Now, the book that celebrated that bold declaration is back in a special anniversary edition. In this landmark home design book, America's superstar residential architect provides homeowners the guidance and language to get what they want: a house that is better not bigger and one that emphasizes comfort, beauty, and a high level of detail no matter how small it is. Featuring a new package and introduction by Susanka as well as 16 additional pages that explore three new Not So Big Houses, this 10th anniversary edition is very big news.
Chyka Home is an inspirational manual for homemaking, entertaining, styling and crafting. Organised into the four seasons, the book presents creative ideas for entertaining guests and decorating your home, along with tasty food and drinks recipes and DIY outdoor projects.
Chyka shares practical tips and tricks on everything from creating beautiful flower arrangements, to rearranging or styling your house, through to crafting personal gifts.
Accompanied by beautiful photography throughout, Chyka Home is the perfect guide to make a stylish, beautiful and happy home, no matter what the time of year.
Every woman deserves a shed of her own, somewhere to retreat to for some quiet time, to create or grow, to write or paint, or just to contemplate the view. Gill Heriz has interviewed over 80 different women, and Nicolette Hallett has photographed their sheds inside and out, to collect together this unique insight into why women have sheds, and what they do in them. There are sheds for puppet-makers, sculptors, and writers, as well as farmers, furniture-makers, and woodcutters. There are sheds that can be lived in, sheds that are full to the rafters, and sheds that are simply sheds, with the usual collection of gardening tools, lawnmowers, and seed packets. Virginia Woolf once argued that, for women, writing fiction required "a room of one's own." These women have taken that premise a step further - to the end of the garden - to find their own very personal space.
Twenty-one delightful interpretations of celestial beauties --
posing pensively with candles and boughs of holly, framed by
holiday wreaths, and more.
Bursting with beautiful ideas for bringing a signature mid-century look into your own space, as well as practical advice on what will work where, this is an essential guide for any lover of interior design and mid-century style. In this beautifully photographed book, Mark and Keith of Mini Moderns show you how to create a timeless mid-century look in your own home Known for their striking use of pattern and colour, Mark and Keith's designs are inspired by everything from childhood memories to commentaries on popular culture, and through this lens they explore how different influences and designers have created key mid-century looks. They delve into the cornerstones of mid-century style, from colour and pattern to materials and curation, and share their secrets on how to bring together the things you love to create your own look. They also include inspirational case studies to demonstrate particular looks, from Beatnik Beach House to Scandi Rustic, Seaside Modern to Studio Townhouse.
From a converted barn in the English Cotswolds to a Mallorcan finca, and from a Russian dacha to a grand Swiss villa, the 100 interiors featured here will provide inspiration for city dwellers seeking to escape the fast pace of urban living, and committed countryside lovers comtemplating the restoration or refurbishment of their rural idyll.
The most comprehensive, user-friendly upholstery book on the market just got better!
Over its lifetime, "SINGER Upholstery Basics "has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, "SINGER Upholstery Basics" Plus is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large color photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart from all the others.
300+ photos show the techniques in great detail, plus 5 new projectsProjects are practical and most representative of the types of furniture pieces usually reupholstered or constructed from scratchHidden wire-o binding keeps the book open flat while you work
Apartamento is widely recognized as today's most influential interiors magazine. International, well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks the traditional magazine boundaries that separate home design from homeowner, and offers readers a glimpse inside the lived-in, often cluttered homes of celebrities and industry legends such as REM frontman Michael Stipe and indie screen queen Chloe Sevigny. The World of Apartamento is a celebration of the magazine's 10th anniversary and features the best and most inspirational interiors from the publication's pages. Like the magazine itself, the book is a carefully developed editorial mix-high-quality writing and beautiful photography-that communicates genuine stories and intimate moments. With more than 300 photographs and an eclectic mix of subjects like Francois Halard, Glenn O'Brien, Florence Welch, Paz de la Huerta, and more, the book is an inspiring look at individual design choices.
The mid-twentieth century was a dynamic period in international design, including interior design, and has retained its influence on popular culture today. This handbook shows readers how to create a tailor-made home inspired by the iconic designs of this period. Working through the home one room at a time, the book highlights classic items of furniture and signature accessories. In-depth case studies demonstrate the essential elements and provide inspiration. Colour combinations are explored to help personalise these inventive styles for the home. Anyone eager to bring mid-century chic to their own home will find this book a valuable resource.
The first book from a star floral designer known widely throughout the Southern states (the rest of the US and abroad as well). Includes both inspiration and instruction, with glorious photographs plus step-by-step instructions. Blurbs from several of the world's celebrity event planners and floral designers including Shane Connolly, Charlotte Moss, and Paula Pryke. Sybil takes her Wildflower School on the road regularly, teaching and doing presentations throughout the country Southern floral artist Sybil Sylvester does more than arrange flowers; she uses inventive ideas and fresh plants to illuminate her surroundings. Many of her plants come straight from her own garden, revealing a natural sense of connection that is evident throughout the pages of Fresh. This stunning book presents Sybil's most effervescent and distinctive floral designs, organised by season, plus some of her celebrated arrangements from a variety of special occasions. Excitingly, Fresh also includes a beautifully photographed how-to section in which Sybil empowers readers to create their own magic from the natural world with instructions for a number of delightful designs, plus her own special brand of inspiration and helpful advice. Full of whimsy, joy, and elegance, Fresh is a magnificent paean to floral beauty.
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