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The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This book is invaluable for students and practitioners, providing a detailed specialist, contemporary historical analysis of their profession and is beautifully illustrated, with over 200 photos and images from the 1950s through to the present day. An argument that a distinctive interior design practice emerged in the second half of the twentieth century An identification of the social and cultural context, and how that has affected the evolution of practice A distinct narrative that separates the history of interior design from that of mainstream architecture A comprehensive recording of the significant events and individuals that shaped the evolution Content based on first hand interviews with practitioners and clients
There's no such thing as too many books, simply not enough places to put them Decluttering is all the rage, but what do you do when your preferred interior decor is miles of overstuffed bookshelves? If you can't bring yourself to clear your collection, SHELF RESPECT will validate your life choices. Do you alphabetise your books or organise by genre... or (heaven forbid) colour? Have you merged your collection with your other half's? (And do you write your name inside the cover, just in case?) Do you keep all the books you've read, or only the most cherished? Is there such a thing as too many books? (No.) Bound to provoke (good-natured) debate between Bibliophiles, SHELF RESPECT is a charmingly illustrated book in defence of towering TBR piles and overflowing shelves... no matter how you choose to organise them.
The ten extraordinary houses and castles featured in this book have all survived the vicissitudes of Scotland's history with almost all of their original families still in residence. Each house also represents a landmark in Scotland's architectural history, ranging from the early seventeenth to the early twentieth century. The architectural revelation is matched by sensational settings, which merge designed gardens and landscape with the unparalleled wildness and vistas of Scotland. All of these cherished houses are chockablock with memories of the past, from swagger portraits to sporrans, from vintage photographs to ancient weaponry, from curling stones to fading chintz. James Fennell's masterly photographs capture the distinctive atmosphere of each residence. As he guides the reader on an intimate tour of the houses, Knox recounts their histories and profiles the colourful lairds, clan chiefs and nobles who have called them home.
Classic, timeless, versatile, easily adapted to changing fashions and brilliant for maximizing light - white can work in every room in every home. In At Home With White, Atlanta Bartlett and Karena Callen start by showing us How to Use White to create a multitude of different environments - from warm, relaxed and cosy through to cool and tranquil - utilising different textures and shades. Next, Creating a Mood with White describes five themes: Classic, Romantic, Beach, Country and Modern, and demonstrates how to design a successful and practical white interior. Finally, Living with White illustrates, room by room, how to make white work for you. From bedrooms to kitchens, white is the most effortless and versatile shade for contemporary living.
"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 "Say goodbye to drab and dingy: Farrow & Ball's colour guru, Joa Studholme, tells you what paints to choose in every room." - Sunday Times "Farrow & Ball's design expert shows how to use colour to manipulate the size, shape and mood of your home." - Sunday Times Style 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. "Joa Studholme knows a thing or two about what paint works where. As Farrow & Ball's colour consultant, she is perfectly placed to tell me how the right hues can create a house that has heart and soul." - i paper "The new book from paint masters Farrow & Ball, Recipes for Decorating, encourages you to bring heart to your home with the clever use of colour." - Psychologies magazine "Joa Studholme is the font of all wisdom when it comes to creating a scheme for your home." - Red magazine
Whether relaxing in front of log fires in winter, working tirelessly in the garden in summer, or entertaining his friends in country or city, William Yeoward's interiors are truly beautiful and wonderfully welcoming to all. The first chapter, Country Rooms for Living, features William's weekend retreat, set deep in the Cotswold countryside. Originally an old stone village schoolhouse with an adjoining cottage for the schoolmistress, William has rearranged the rooms to create an atmosphere of unique charm. The second chapter, The Guest Cottage, shows the neighbouring cottage where William's friends can enjoy his hospitality in the spaces that have been carefully decorated to reflect his passion for colour, proportion and style. Country Entertaining focuses on life lived outdoors, in the idyllic flower garden, the summerhouse and the vegetable plot, which provides delicious ingredients for his kitchen. City Living moves us to London and William's city apartment. This is where he combines a hectic working life with hosting formal dinners in the dining room and relaxed evenings playing cards and backgammon. This is William's third book and it is the most personal, revealing two very different homes - a country cottage where comfort is key and a contemporary city apartment. The settings may differ, but his signature style and vision of the interiors he creates reign supreme throughout.
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.
Do you yearn to be surrounded by tidiness? Do you wish you could spend your days enjoying your home rather than endlessly searching through boxes, drawers and cupboards for something you hoped to find in an instant? If so, you're not alone. Tidiness is both a physical entity and a frame of mind. It's a global craze tapping into the human need for order, calm and sanctuary in a busy world. It can take a little effort to get organised but the results can be life-changing. Tidiness isn't just about the physical act of putting things where we feel they ought to be: it's also about how order can help us be the very best version of ourselves. This inspired handbook gives practical pointers on how to start, working through your home room by room to find new systems and order in your life, and tips on how to tackle the physical and mental challenges you encounter along the way.
In Shed Style, Selina Lake reveals how even the smallest garden can be home to an outdoor retreat. From the traditional gardener's potting shed to a writer's cabin to an artist's studio, Selina explores sheds, cabins, huts, greenhouses, pods and all manner of garden structures, providing ample inspiration for anyone dreaming of their own garden hideaway. She reveals how any existing shed, cabin or outbuilding can become a versatile work or social space rather than just somewhere to store the lawnmower. If you are short of space indoors, as so many of us are nowadays, a garden office, creative space, 'she shed' or work pod can provide a perfect solution. A greenhouse or potting shed will appeal to keen gardeners, while a cosy shepherd's hut, perhaps with a bijou wood-burning stove, can work as guest accommodation. In Shed Style, Selina reveals how to create the shed of your dreams, presenting hundreds of fresh ideas for decorating and styling both the interior and exterior as well as suggestions for lighting, fabrics, furniture and other accessories. Shed Style is perfect for anyone who wants to make the most of their outdoor space. Shed Style showcases new photography plus revisits sheds from Selina's previous books.
The New Bohemian Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways. With Justina's expert guidance, learn how to rearrange, paint, prop, and plant your way to a home that's fresh and inspiring. Uncover your "spirit environment" and learn how to use color and scent to enhance mood, productivity, and relaxation. Revel in Justina's encouraging advice ("you got this!"), and easily and affordably turn any dwelling into a personal sanctuary.
An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess's Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess's critically acclaimed Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess's latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess's down-to-earth style are evident throughout.
In this timeless and beautiful book, renowned architectural and interior designer, writer, shop-keeper and blogger Ben Pentreath presents a fresh and insightful overview of the classic English style. Visiting 12 very different homes, Ben explores and appraises the unique spirit of the English House - at once restrained and simple yet overflowing with a generosity of touch and a richness of colour and texture. The book is divided into three sections: London, Country, and Country House, and the interiors featured range from a 1930s pied-a-terre in London's historic St James to designer Veere Grenney's pocket-sized Palladian Temple folly in Suffolk and Wardington, a 16th-century stone manor house in North Oxfordshire. Ben's own homes, in central London and West Dorset, are also included. These homes vary greatly in architecture, size, shape and age, but they all have in common a peculiarly English style - richly-layered rooms that deftly intertwine colour and pattern and a mix of old and new furniture to create timeless and comfortable places to live.
The notion of Parisian charm is ubiquitous, and the magic of the city's interior design is the gold standard. The quintessential Parisian home typically characterized as a top floor apartment in a Haussmannian building is inimitably chic with the most tasteful of details. And yet Guillaume de Laubier takes us behind closed doors inside the homes of the most respected designers and artists in the city, to discover the rich diversity of Parisian style. These interiors are rife with inspiration: from the radically kitsch design philosophy of Pierre & Gilles, to the powder-hued romanticism chez Vanessa Bruno, from the retro haven of Jean-Bernard Hebey's design temple, to Pierre Yovanovitch's contemporary chic apartment, and from Jacques Garcia's subtly reworked Empire interior, to Jacques Granges harmonious blend of period pieces in Colette's former apartment overlooking the Palais-Royal gardens. This book draws back the curtain on the world of Parisian interiors, and Guillaume de Laubier's photographs capture sleek Scandinavian lines, traditionalist opulence, modernist curves, and exotic accents, documenting each unique interior aesthetic with flair.
A practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK's number 1 interiors blog. This dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you were afraid to ask. The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. This is a super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas. In addition to the no-nonsense practical answers, there are checklists and step-by-step guides to key decorating challenges - everything from How to Hang Wallpaper, to Arranging a Gallery Wall, How to Choose a Mattress and What Makes the Best Work Surface.
The Pig is a collection of restaurants with rooms in Hampshire, Devon, Dorset and Somerset - and soon in Kent, West Sussex and Cornwall. Now, everyone can enjoy The Pig from the comfort of their own homes. Among the pages of The Pig you will find an idiosyncratic, seasonal approach to the good life, with delicious recipes, how-to guides, tips, tricks and stories. Inside the pages of The Pig you will find: Classic recipes from Nan's rice pudding to proper fish pie, porchetta, gammon with parsley sauce, devilish devilled kidneys on toast, a right old eton mess and even a pink blancmange bunny. The Pig's Guide to Pigs from identifying different breeds and selecting the best cuts of meat to making your own sausages, crackling and charcuterie. How to pickle, forage and identify edible flowers and suggestions on how to bring the weird and wonderful vegetables, fruits and salads from the garden into the kitchen. Noble wine, simple food from classic cocktails to modern twists and all the best accompaniments. Interior design recreating the comfort and elegance of The Pig at home. Setting the scene, The Pigs top tips on hosting your own festivals, summer feasts and winter gatherings, including creating the perfect playlist to the best recipes to cook outdoors. Praise for the book: 'For us at home, the cookbook provides the perfect inspiration.' The Telegraph Magazine Praise for The Pig Hotels: Rick Stein: 'Dinner, bed and breakfast at The Pig, any Pig, is a comforting thought of some lovely flavoured pork, a British abundance of vegetables and some fabulous red wine.' The Sunday Times: 'There isn't a trace of cynicism here - just enthusiasm, craft and people who love what they do, creating a place you really, really don't want to leave.' The Financial Times 'Some inherited memory of a weekend with grandparents I never had... a little bohemian, and unbelievably good at cooking.' Tom Parker Bowles: 'The Pig revolutionised the country house hotel, creating a true home away from home. No pomp or pretence, just beautiful rooms and magnificent food with produce from their own kitchen gardens. Where The Pig goes, the others follow.'
From Sloane Square to Notting Hill and from Spitalfields to Piccadilly, discover the most original and exceptional homes that London has to offer. Barbara and Rene Stoeltie take readers on a diverse and personalized journey through London in this selection of the most elegant, quirky, bold, and original residences of the capital city. Take a tour through the homes of the interior design elite, from Christopher Gibbs's classic English home on Cheyne Walk to David Gill's cavernous renovated glove factory in Vauxhall; from Gabrielle Cross's extensive collection of inherited art to Sera Hersham-Loftus's ultra-feminine Victorian house in St. John's Wood; and from Anthony Redmile's antique-filled abode to Duggie Fields's post-modernist art collection housed in Earls Court. Readers can integrate ideas into their own home, as the Stoelties, true connoisseurs of the world of interior decoration, dissect the style of each home in concise and enlightening texts accompanied by exquisite photography. This volume presents an exclusive array of London homes that perfectly reflects the diversity and eclecticism of the city's inhabitants and will also provide a source of inspiration for contemporary interiors.
Don't throw out old clothing or scraps leftover from finished
projects. Upcycling is today's hottest trend in handicraft and
decor, and master crafters Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren are
here to show how it's done in their vibrant new guide Modern
Upcycling. Discover unique ideas to inspire your creativity and
decorate your home with those fabric remnants and odds-and-ends you
already have in your crafting kit.
The ancient craft of weaving has long been recognised for its humble, practical beauty and meditative qualities: while creating gorgeous decorative projects, you can also reflect and relax through the repeating motions of yarn winding over the loom. Rediscover this traditional craft and develop your weaving skills in the wonderful world of Elena Vilar, professional weaver and beloved French blogger known as Deer Jane. By following easy-to-follow instructions, learn how to create 15 woven masterpieces with a modern twist. Follow the illustrated techniques section at the beginning of the book to master the basics before you delve into Elena's simple yet sophisticated designs. Discover how to make a cardboard loom, thread a shop-bought loom, dye wool using natural dyes, make homemade jersey yarn, wind pompoms and more. Learn the essential weaving methods through each project, starting with a simple, beautiful wall hanging in the basic stitch through to a dream catcher made with braids, soumak and rya knots. Create unique and beautiful designs by incorporating a range of materials, fabrics and imaginative embellishments. In addition, each project includes handy tips and advice to help and inspire you on your weaving journey.
The art of harmonious living is extolled in this volume through twenty bespoke interiors designed by the Axel Vervoordt Company. Each room incorporates natural light as an essential component of design, along with other elements-water, metal, wood-blended with a modern aesthetic and punctuated with fine art. The Vervoordt concept of the home is revealed through a refined balance between art and nature to create timeless living spaces. The range of featured properties includes homes by the sea, as well as in urban and rural locations, demonstrating a breadth of styles possible within the essential Vervoordt design principles. Photography by Laziz Hamani brings into focus both the unique design details and the carefullyconstructed interiors that fuse to create each striking setting. These exceptional residences are rich with inspirational ideas to incorporate into your own home so that you can celebrate your living space in the singular Vervoordt style.
Some of the most important people in fashion - Chanel, Alaia, Blahnik, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo and Missoni - are known for their public image and their iconic designs. But what kind of world have they cultivated behind closed doors? From France to Italy, from England to Morocco, come along on a private visit to the remarkable homes of the world's great couturiers, stylists, muses and fashion personalities. Ivan Terestchenko's glorious photographs revel in the decor, works of art and the personal collections of these legendary designers. Some interiors, such as Chanel's apartment at 31 rue Cambon, are mythic, while others are completely unconventional. For some, home is a sanctuary, for others a place of reflection and inspiration; but in every case, the surroundings of these people reveal much about their enjoyment of textiles, art, space and light.
'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.
Any paper - magazines, newspapers, wrapping paper, copy paper - can be upcycled into a variety of shapes and sizes of paper beads that can be used to make colourful, unique pieces of jewellery that no one would guess are made from paper. Fashioned from thin strips of paper and painted in a variety of ways, the beads you make can then be used to make elegant drop earrings, beaded necklaces, and bracelets. Combine them with other unique beads and charms for even more looks. Includes instructions on how to create the paper beads, as well as how to use metal findings, leather cords, and other materials to create professional-looking designs.
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