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House Rules documents the beauty and relevance of Deborah Berke's vision by articulating eight guiding principles to achieve an enriching domestic space. Her rules range from how to design a meaningful sequence from indoors to out, to the need for abundant storage to live an uncluttered life. House Rules delves deep into Berke's working process and her thoughtful approach to design, showcasing more than fifty residences. An inspiring guide for home owners and those aspiring to build a house, House Rules also addresses such timely factors as environmental sustainability and innovative construction techniques. Drawing on these examples of her user-friendly contemporary designs, House Rules demonstrates how to craft a serene space for modern living. Photographs of compelling details richly illustrate her principles, underscoring both the poetry and practicality of her ideas.
Further full colour design ideas to appeal to homeowners, interior designers, DIY enthusiasts and self-builders who are eager to use the Not So Big House House concepts to build or remodel a home which avoids wasted space and material and which works for them. Sarah Susanka's first book The Not So Big House created a movement which has redefined the way we think about the space we live in, It spoke to millions of disenchanted homeowners who wanted to downsize their dream home ideas without diminishing the dream or the style. The secret lies in a better use of space: let your activities and lifestyle define your rooms.
Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernize a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard's beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and "use what you have" redecorating. Try your hand at unique painted and faux finishes, and experiment with gold leaf, distressing, and marvelous graining effects. Along the way, you will learn a treasure trove of techniques, as Howard shares before-and-after makeovers from her studio and offers impeccable step-by-step instruction in all that is needed to achieve each look.
The Coorie Home explores the Scottish art of creating a home that's
stylish and comfortable, an irresistibly cosy sanctuary from the
If flat-pack furniture or expensive designer pieces aren't your thing, and you'd rather make your own cushion cover than buy it, then Homespun Style is for you. The Homespun look is about supporting artists and craftspeople, hunting down one-of-a-kind gems made by people with talent and passion. Fans of Homespun Style are no stranger to a flea market, online auction or second-hand store either, always on the lookout for unusual furniture and quirky accessories. Interiors stylist Selina Lake and writer Joanna Simmons show how this homey, crafty look has been given a modern twist with cheerful colours, tactile fabrics and bold combinations. The book begins with the Ingredients of the look, from the basics of modern craft today to how to make colour and pattern work. It focuses on ingenious ways to recycle and reuse, from transforming furniture with a lick of paint to finding new uses for everyday items. The Details section looks at textiles, furniture and display, and the second half of the book, Spaces, reveals how the style works beautifully in Living Spaces, Cooking & Eating Spaces, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Children's Rooms, Craft & Work Rooms and Outside. Homespun Style reflects our growing passion for all things crafted, stitched, knitted and painted. Selina Lake visits homes packed with personality and interest, full of homemade pieces, restored junk-shop finds and one-off treasures.
Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.
Creative Living sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design images, instead diving into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delights. The homes of more than 20 international style icons and tastemakers are profiled across Italy, France, America, and Australia--from the studio and archives of Barnaba Fornasetti and the New Orleans home of Anthropologie artist and designer Rebecca Rebouche to the home of Bella Meyer, Marc Chagall's granddaughter and one of New York City's most popular floral designers. Lea is an incredible storyteller with a deep understanding of the creative spirit. Tracing the journey from unusual childhoods to bohemian, often unorthodox, adult worlds, each profile reveals the twists of fate that have allowed each person to realize their full creative potential in the spaces they live and work in.
The most beloved homes create some joyful chaos lively game nights or art projects in progress as well as plenty of relaxation and comfort. Having one place to record all of your home s details, from essential phone numbers to perennial to-dos, makes it easier to keep organized so you ll have more time to enjoy the day-to-day. It is also a sanity saver, helping you preserve information that would otherwise get lost over the years, such as the exact paint colour on your living room walls or when the HVAC system was installed. A practical organizer and guided journal in one, Diary of Your Home offers prompts and lined pages for noting essential information, from your handyperson s phone number to your bedroom s dimensions. Covering topics as diverse as furnishings, repairs, landscaping, and entertaining, this book also encourages you to preserve your family s memories and traditions, such as heirloom recipes and favorite activities. Diary of Your Home includes space for decor wish lists and renovation project planning for the future as well. Equal parts inspirational and utilitarian, Diary of Your Home is as useful for a brownstone in Brooklyn as a farmhouse in Iowa. Featuring a chic, modern design, functional illustrations, and insightful texts, this exquisitely crafted accessory will be a treasured record for lovers of architecture, decorating, and DIY.
ars are more than drinking spaces - they also provide a place to socialise. Interior design can make or break a bar; it has great influence over the establishment's future prospects. Bars should be both functional and aesthetically striking, to leave a strong first impression on customers and guarantee their continued patronage. This book is a trailblazer in the niche field of bar design. Over 40 award-winning international bar design projects are included. Each case study is presented alongside a concept brief, photos, plans, and concise analysis, so the reader can understand how the bar's design suits its function.
Welcome to the world of Fine Little Day. Take a peek into the fascinating life of Elisabeth Dunker. This is a woman of many talents: blogger, writer, stylist, designer, photographer and artist. This, her first book, is filled to the brim with inspiring images of everything that she takes joy in. We meet her in the studio, where she presents her workplace and sanctuary, before she introduces us to one of her greatest loves - collecting! With colourful baskets, crochet potholders, vintage embroidery patterns, Scandinavian china and retro novels just as a start... Next a tour of Elisabeth's own eclectic home. Bursting with colour and pattern, her Gothenburg apartment is an enviable mix of handmade blankets, vintage finds, bold printed wallpaper and fabrics, smart storage and classic Scandinavian furniture. She also gives us plenty of ideas for recreating the look, with quick and easy projects to try at home. Press flowers, re-use textiles in a patchwork, make pearl baskets, decorate wooden spoons or print a sweatshirt... Enjoy a trip out of the city as we are shown around Elisabeth's cabin in the woods, with atmospheric pictures of the beautiful Swedish countryside and yet more decorating ideas, this time with a more rustic feel. With home tours of Elisabeth's creative friends and partners we also meet Japanese artist Mogu Takahashi, Swedish illustrator Henning Trollback and hear about her succesful collaboration with Swedish homewares brand House of Rym, to name a few. This inspiring book is full of pictures, fun and heart.
As one of the world's foremost interior designers, Tricia Guild has a passionate belief that the way we choose to live has a significant impact on our well-being and happiness. The homes that we live in, the things that we surround ourselves with, and the everyday choices we make, can profoundly affect our outlook and positivity. It is no surprise, then, that Tricia practises what she preaches: she finds it impossible to separate her work as a designer from other aspects of her life, and she believes that, in seeking creative inspiration in each experience, especially in enjoying the things that bring pleasure to our lives, we can perfect the art of living. For Tricia, Italy is a particularly enduring passion: the culture, landscape, architecture, food and music all strike a creative chord. She has had a house there for many years. The last home was a rustic farmhouse, but when Tricia and her family began the search for a new property, she knew it would be decidedly different. In this new Italian home, Tricia found the perfect opportunity to create a contemporary interior reflecting a love of modernity and simplicity that has evolved over the years. In Tricia's view, modernity does not mean a lack of colour, pattern or texture; a contemporary interior can be both decorative and minimal - in fact, a confident use of colour and pattern can be the very thing that makes it even more wonderful. Here, working with the architect Stephen Marshall and the garden designer Arne Maynard, Tricia has created a special home - a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular - that represents her kind of modern. In In My View, Tricia charts the creation of her stunning Italian home set amid verdant oil groves. We are taken on an extensive tour of the breathtaking property, right from the entrance steps and the rooms/spaces in the main house to the outdoor dining areas, studio, guest accommodation, kitchen garden and pool house. Stephen and Arne offer insight into their collaboration with Tricia, describing, among other things, the selection of materials - local stone, concrete, glass and galvanized metal - for the house, and the planting on the terraces and around the rolling lawns of the garden. Local artisans and craftspeople also played a crucial role in bringing this truly magnificent yet relaxing and comfortable home to life. Tricia also presents her new London home - a Victorian townhouse in a corner plot, where, with the same team of Stephen and Arne - she set about creating an urban retreat comprising three distinct areas to accommodate living, dining and resting. While life in Italy for Tricia is about seasonality and nature, her life in London is centred on her work at Designers Guild, the company she founded in 1970. Her London home therefore is, she says, `sharply experimental', her version of a lab, where she tests designs and assesses how colours work together. In this section of the book, Tricia provides a glimpse of working life and the design process at the company headquarters in west London. Throughout the book, Tricia shares the moodboards that helped her to realize her dream homes in Italy and London. For Tricia, moodboards are vital in the early stages of any project, large or small, because they help to stimulate the creative process, even define how one wishes to live, by establishing the language, rhythm and style of each space. The choices that one makes here, the process of selection and careful editing, lie at the heart of finding one's own style. In My View reveals the personal choices have shaped the way Tricia lives now, and will inspire the reader to develop their individual style and thus create their own special view.
In her latest book, 'Botanical Style', popular stylist and bestselling author Selina Lake brings her signature romantic vintage style to the current trend for all things botanical. The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, takes a look at the ingredients of the look - antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds and houseplants - and draws upon these sources for fresh ideas to transform your home into a leafy haven. Moving on, Selina explores five different facets of the botanical look. Vintage Botanicals celebrates the gentle palette and delicate style of floral watercolours and pressed flowers, while Boho Botanicals has more of a free-spirited 1970s vibe, with jungly potted plants, flower garlands and even a decorated teepee. The varied textures and contemporary appeal of Industrial Botanicals give it a modern edge, utilizing materials such as polished concrete, rusted metal and laboratory glass and combining them with peeling paint and vintage school science posters on the walls. Next, Natural Botanicals is based around antique prints and salvaged museum specimen cases for a nostalgic feel, while Tropical Botanicals features bold leafy prints, spiny cacti and palm trees for a distinctly glamorous retro flavour. Throughout the book, Selina's imaginative 'DIY Makes' and insightful 'Style Tips' provide a wealth of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones and ambience of Botanical Style in your own home.
Interest in home design has been on the rise for some time, but Kinfolk's focus on slowing down and creating a more intentional, beautiful home is where the attention is shifting. Through luscious photographs and insightful interviews, the author takes us into 40 homes around the world, from the Americas to Europe, Asia to Africa, ending in Australia. The homes range from an old cabin in the woods to clean-lined modern apartments, from singles living in small spaces to sprawling, multi-generational houses in the country. Each will feel unmistakably Kinfolk.
'France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older - intelligence and good manners.' F. Scott Fitzgerald La Vie est Belle is the perfect gift for Francophiles or those with a passion for the best things in life - elegant interiors, ageless beauty and fine food and wine. This celebration and distillation of the spirit of France provides a privileged glimpse inside 18 ravishing French homes, from chateaux to farmhouses, as well as the regions in which they are set, including Normandy, Brittany, the Ile de Re, Paris, Provence, the Loire and Bordeaux. The book also features insightful essays on the traditions and characteristics of French life, including pavement cafes, vineyards, classic French furniture and fabrics, regional food specialities and more. Interspersed throughout the book are recipes for authentic French dishes and quotations from great writers and philosophers, designed to immerse you in the culture and ambience of the French way of life.
'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.
Kolenik is conquering the international world of design with his Eco-Chic style, and is famous for designing the Amsterdam Fletcher Hotel. Kolenik's style can be defined by the delicate, tasteful and surprising mix of natural and luxurious materials, resulting in a unique design. Together with a group of dedicated architects and designers, Kolenik is responsible for a variety of projects, corporate and private, product design and a furniture line. This book shows his top projects and vision on design. With his inspiring work, Kolenik has created a new vision on design.
Surround yourself with beautiful knits in every room in your house! Patterns are styled and grouped by room to create a unified look for your Living Room, Porch, Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, Office, Kid's Bedroom, and Nursery. All pieces are created using big needles and easy-to-learn stitch patterns, so you can be enjoying your knits in no time. Every room has at least one textured chunky blanket for comfort; other patterns include cushion covers, pillows, baskets and others, all in coordinating stitch/style and colours. The sumptuous knits are shown styled in a modern, neutral palette that works well in any decor, but if your style is more colourful, the patterns are classics that will work in any colour scheme you choose.
Pallets: Upcycling projects offers 33 DIY pallet items where the humble pallet is transformed into affordable, practical and eco-friendly furniture, decor, toys, garden products and gifts. Upcycling is the term that is used for the creative recycling of discarded materials or unusable or unwanted items to create new products. The book is packed with full-colour photos and easy to follow step-by-step instructions – from how to dismantle the raw pallet and how to plan and build your own projects, to paint techniques to finish off your products. The difficulty of the projects varies, so the book is ideal for beginner crafters and DIY enthusiasts with more advanced skills. Some of the projects include: a wine rack, garden tool rack, coffee table, easy chair, trousseau chest, book case, vegetable rack, photo frame, planters, toy kitchen, trolley and playhouse.
Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can't quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, you've turned to the right source for real answers from the pros.
"Home Decorating For Dummies, " 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start?Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you've gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh.Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed And anyone else who loves decorating. Don't forget: Imagination counts.
Each part of "Home Decorating For Dummies, " deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips onBasic planning - where to begin when you want to start decoratingCreating surface interest - the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of themCreating backgrounds - what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your wallsTackling tough rooms - how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirementsAccessorizing with art and other stuff - adding the final flourishes to every space in your place
"Home Decorating For Dummies, " 2nd Edition contains all the basics - including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.
Well known to their fans through their several reality TV shows (HGTV, Bravo, and their upcoming show with Amazon Studios), various home decor lines (with Macy's, CB2, Walmart, and now Home Goods), and their impressive social media following, designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz are beloved for their laid-back, chic, and family-friendly approach to home design. The couple has done it all: with over fifteen years of experience building and decorating houses for themselves and their exacting clients, they have faced every possible design challenge. In this volume, they offer up in-depth advice and tips for a multitude of design and decorating situations using over a dozen projects as examples: how to restore an old home and bring it back to life; how to turn a generic rental into a personality-filled space; how to use bold color to transform your home; how to decorate for small spaces; how to create spaces for kids, from bedrooms to playrooms; how to incorporate art in your home; and how to turn your house into an attractive Airbnb rental, among many other design-dilemma topics.
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