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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.
Many of us dream of hiring an interior designer to create the perfect home, but it's an expense that few of us can manage these days. The affordable alternative is to undertake the work yourself, and Secrets of a Stylish Home is just the book to show you how. Written by interior designer Cate Burren, it is both a practical guide to working through a project and a visual reference of attractive design ideas. With chapters on the importance of finding your style, planning your layout, using colour, creating your scheme and managing your project, Secrets of a Stylish Home takes you through each stage of either redesigning your whole home or simply tackling the makeover of a single room, distilling the knowledge that Burren has gathered over the years into clear, easy-to-follow steps. Her insightful advice is accompanied by numerous real-life case studies, drawings and plans that help to clarify the processes described, and beautiful images by interiors photographer Simon Whitmore. Whatever your experience of interior design, this book will give you the know-how and confidence to develop your own style and transform your living space.
A stunning book of the art collections in the most exclusive homes in Belgium by Fiammetta d'Arenberg Frescobaldi, author of The Art of Living in Brussels, with photography by noted photographer Jean-Pierre Gabriel. An exclusive tour of the private homes of notable artists, entrepreneurs, and royalty. The gardens of the royal Belgian residence, Belv d re Castle, have been photographed here for the first time Artists, art collectors, entrepreneurs, even King Albert II and Queen Paola, welcome you into their homes with an exclusive invitation to see their art-filled, unique interiors and gardens. Author Fiammetta d'Arenberg Frescobaldi and photographer Jean-Pierre Gabriel take you to into places that are normally hidden from outsiders behind high hedges and closed doors. The owner's collections are highlighted with stunning photographs that illustrate the way their artwork resonates with the home's architecture and interior design. Peek over the fence of the royal residence, the Belv d re Castle, and look inside the houses of Jan Fabre, G rald Watelet, Isabelle Werner de Borchgrave, Boris Vervoordt, Gert Voorjans, Sybille de Spoelbergh, and many others.
The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill--you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!
Living with Wood provides inspiration for anyone who appreciates the beauty of this wonderful natural material. A superb compilation of the most beautiful projects with wood - both indoor and outdoor.
Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, A Point of View is a rich album of Grenney s decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, with multiple images per page. Organized by room, these chapters feature Grenney s room-by-room decorating philosophy for entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, and explore thematic topics such as Englishness and composition and balance. Grenney also shares his own story, from his early years on the 70s London design scene to starting his own firm, from his first flat in London to his renovation of David Hicks former house, the Temple, to his new holiday house in Tangier. There is also a chapter on the iconic designers who have inspired him. Whether it s a country house or an urbane apartment, Grenney s world is one of settled calm and welcoming comfort, where there are always generous fireplaces to sit in front of, billiard rooms and stone-flagged passages, and utility rooms where boots and coats are stored; grandeur and modesty side by side. This book is a must for Anglophiles and design lovers.
In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects-woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate's crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate's stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious. Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don't have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!
Have yourself a merry little Country Living Christmas with this gorgeous guide to decorating, cooking, and celebrating the best holiday ever! Country Living knows how to make Christmas memorable, and that's why this spectacular book will become your new go-to resource every year. It's filled with more than 200 beautiful decorating ideas, recipes, and crafts, plus tips galore. Stunning photos show festive table settings; splendidly decorated trees; fun and easy Christmas projects, from wreaths to no-sew stockings; gifts from the kitchen; and gourmet-worthy recipes like Turkey Roulade with Sausage-Cornbread Filling, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Slow-Cooker Apple Cider, and sweet treats like Red Velvet Snowballs and Chocolate & Cranberry Fudge.
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.
Composed by the leading interior design magazine in Belgium and the Netherlands, this gorgeous book offers a lovely colour guide for spring, summer, autumn and winter. Home will guide you through the use of the right colour combinations and accessories to give your interior that "special touch". The inspirational interiors illustrate the meaning of true modern living, and are perfect ideas that can be applied to any home. The pictures are accompanied by quotes, colour sheets for the right combinations, and poetry.
A collection of interior design projects that have utilized lighting - both natural and artificial - as their main themeReputed architects and top designers use natural and artificial light to transform a room and make it more beautiful, warm, functional or spacious. Light generates color and contrast, and brings a house to life.Light up your Home showcases homes that have been built or renovated with special attention to light and lighting. Using photography by Eugeen and Herman Verne, the book illustrates varying ideas and practical applications surrounding light and interior design.Author Eva De Geyter worked for lifestyle magazine Libelle and is now a freelance journalist.
Interiors: Inside the American Home is a chic, modern book that showcases the diversity in approach to interior design across the United States. Honing in on the subtleties of interior design, the book delves into the range of techniques, art and decorative pieces, furnishings, and materials used by designers to merge their own unique aesthetics with the lifestyles of their clients. From eclectic trinket-filled sitting rooms, to expansive, minimalist open-plan living, this book offers a stunning array of intriguing interior spaces for all tastes and styles.
Refurb your living space with budget-friendly upcycling ideas to create a home that is as chic as your wardrobe. Here you'll discover standout interiors and the secrets behind how their inhabitants created their luxurious feel without breaking the bank. The homes featured here range from flats to small houses, but all reveal the stunning effects of using space creatively and clever storage solutions that can double up as unique displays. Plus, learn how simple upcycling offers affordable furnishing options while avoiding unnecessary waste, making your interiors eco-friendly, too. Whatever your living situation - renting with little freedom to decorate or make alterations, house sharing with only a small space to call your own, a first-time buyer with limited funds for renovation, or even simply time-poor and looking for quick fixes - this fantastic new edition of the previoulsy published Home For Now can help. Insta-style for Your Living Space offers both inspiration and practical advice, and shows how a home that not only looks good but which is every bit your personal style is easily within your reach.
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.
In this age of Instagram and Pinterest, there is no shortage of decorating inspiration. Then why is it so hard to make the leap from pictures bookmarked and saved, to the guts to decorate your own home? In Your Home, Your Style, Donna Garlough urges readers to adopt a new decorating truth: whether you are renting or renovating, staying or going, it is always a good time to decorate. And the best person to do it is you. Your Home, Your Style is not just a guide to decorating, but a guide to understanding your style strengths, identifying and overcoming your design weaknesses, and figuring out how to put the furniture, decor, and details you love into your home in a way that works for you. Enriched with easy takeaways (how to style a bookshelf four different ways; how to create a gallery wall), and illustrated with polished attainable spaces styled by the author as well as other home decorators, this is a guide rich with real-life know-how that deserves a place on every home decorator s shelf.
Discover the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly home design in this outstanding volume in the popular 150 Best series, which features nearly 500 pages of full-color photographs and dozens of inventive and decorative profiles. Architects, designers, and homeowners today looking for comfortable, beautiful dwellings with a minimal carbon footprint will find a cornucopia of ideas in this handsome compendium. A fabulous review of the most forward-thinking eco-friendly house designs being created today, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas showcases the work of internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions around the globe. From solar paneling and wind energy systems to environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions and thermal glazing to trombe walls, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas covers the latest trends and breakthroughs in eco homes. Inspiring and inventive, this lush sourcebook is essential for architects, designers, interior decorators, and all conscientious homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes with only a fraction of the environmental impact of those using conventional methods.
Scandinavian vintage and design has almost reached its peak. A new trend is required to keep the style sleek and chic, and that trend is 'remix'. The owners of these beautiful houses create cosy, warm and colourful interiors, developing contemporary unity through a blend of personal favourites and rediscovered design classics. Piet Swimberghe and Jan Verlinde are always on the lookout for radiant interiors with personality, spaces that have been decorated with passion and patience, and this book is brimming with them. They interview the owners on how they designed their homes, taking a plethora of bright photographs to highlight every detail. Every page reveals a new world, where you will be inspired by the biggest international trends and influences. Always intimate, personal and unique, these interiors are an inspiration for living rooms, libraries, art cabinets or kitchens.
In this story-filled monograph, Bunny Williams presents new work through 15 houses she has decorated and loved. She tells the tale of each "affair," tracing the style of the spaces, what drew her to the projects, and her approach to decor that evolves with the lives of her clients. She offers personal secrets for choosing classics-and for decorating with flexible pieces that can play more than one role in a design scheme. Along the way, she offers many amazingly chic, but always comfortable, residences whose interiors she has designed during the latest phase of her astounding career. As Bunny tells it, "The best pieces have the best stories," and in this book, she shows readers a fresh collection of projects that demonstrate just that.
Vintage clothing, vintage decor it simply never gets old and continues to be one of the hottest style trends! Now, you too can create a beautiful vintage home environment that is sure to be the envy all your peers. In The Whimsical Home, master crafters Sania and Susanna show us five different homes furnished with different vintage pieces. Each chapter ends with tips to achieve these fun and whimsical looks. And the best part? None of these exquisite looks will cost you an arm and a leg. Chances are you probably already have a lot of key pieces just lying around your home. Sania and Susanna will show you exactly how to use them. Crafts include: Concrete candle holders A stool decorated with domino pieces A picture made of potholders Follow Sania and Susanna as they travel from home to home, casting in concrete, crocheting, sewing, building, painting, and revamping. Learn how to mix and match unique flea-market finds with modern furniture, and how to reuse old trinkets you may have lying around your house. Be inspired by Sania and Susanna's expertise and advice. Let your imagination run wild; the sky is the limit. Your house will be beautiful, unique, and the envy of homeowners everywhere.
With a foreword by Wayne Hemingway MBE and an introduction by Catherine Croft, director of the Twentieth Century Society, Style Council brings together an inspirational and eclectic selection of interiors from a generation of homeowners who are redefining the status of local-authority architecture. From covetable apartments in hip Brutalist high-rises to rural cottages with roses around the door, Style Council peeks behind the curtains of the often unappreciated former council home, into the lives of the creative and resourceful people who live there. The homes featured are unique, yet bound by an upcycling ethos, an innate sense of style and the triumph of dash over cash. Style Council is an essential sourcebook and a goody-bag of ideas for anyone wanting to do up their home - ex-council or not - in style. The book features 15 homes across the UK, with full-colour interior photography by Sarah Cuttle.
From the author of the successful 150 Best series comes the debut entry in the forward-thinking Open Concept Houses series, filled with nearly 500 pages of color photos-sure to become the ultimate resource for this fast-growing trend in home design and renovation. One of the hottest lifestyle trends today, open concept living spaces eliminate doorways and walls to create a large combined area for cooking, dining, entertaining, and relaxing. No longer are the kitchen, dining room, and living room compartmentalized. Instead, each space blends into the next to create one large area "separated" and defined by islands, carpets, and furniture. This increasingly popular style provides a sense of expansiveness, connectedness, and flow that traditional architecture and design-defined by spaces broken by walls-lack. This engaging, inspiring, and informative volume brings together a diverse collection of houses from all over the world, including spaces that have been designed from the ground up or have been renovated to reflect this popular trend. Inside Open Concept Houses you'll find an array of beautiful and creative homes by distinguished international architects and designers who have conceived practical and functional solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients. Filled with hundreds of full-color photographs as well as sets of floorplans for renovated residences-both the original and remodeled blueprints-this imaginative, idea-filled book is a must-have for architects, designers, decorators, and home owners looking to create or adapt the open concept style in their own dwellings.
Africanismo celebrates the creativity and ingenious resourcefulness borne out of a continent that is both beautiful and harsh. It embraces the spirit and soulfulness of all who live in southern Africa and the inspiration they provide one another daily.
And it rejoices in the extraordinary places that people call home – even if, as in the case of safari lodges, it’s for just a few nights. In southern Africa, there is a wonderful mix of cultural influences.
The result is dwellings that are individual, distinctive and charismatic.
From the country's most popular interior design magazine comes a stylish, in-depth look at what it takes to make any room beautiful. House Beautiful Style Essentials: What Every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that shows readers how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what "every room needs." Chapters like "Every Room Needs a Hiding Place" provide clever ideas for storage and organisation, while sections like "Every Room Needs Something Shiny" give examples of how reflective surfaces can enhance and enlarge any space. Simple yet elegant advice from some of the biggest names in the interiors world is paired throughout with stunning photography of the best and most beautiful rooms featured in the magazine. From a room's overall look and colour down to its smallest details, House Beautiful Style Essentials provides tips, tricks, and secrets on how to cultivate a comfortable home and uncover the potential of every living space.
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