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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.
This Is Home is about simple living - how to focus on our values to create authentic homes full of meaning and joy. Natalie Walton steps inside fifteen homes across the world to meet the people who made them, and discover whether there is some universality to what makes us happy in the spaces we inhabit. Filled with beautiful photography, transporting stories and practical advice, This Is Home reminds and inspires us to nurture the space that helps make our lives possible.
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.
Books fulfil myriad functions in our lives. They provide essential information, foster enthusiasms and spark memories. But these personal treasures also add colour and a true sense of personality to our homes. Books Make a Home explores the important role they play as Decoration, as well as functional items. Author and bibliophile Damian Thompson tours the rooms of the home in turn - Living Rooms, Home Libraries & Studies, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Corridors & Staircases and Children's Rooms - discovering a host of techniques for stacking, shelving and closeting volumes, and illustrating how each space can be brought to life by books. Alongside inspirational photography is a wealth of practical design solutions for each space and every size of collection. You will learn how to make the best use of existing storage and create new space for an ever-growing collection; how to combine books with other personal effects to create eye-catching displays; and helpful feature spreads will illustrate how to organize and care for your books. Beautifully presented and elegantly written, scattered with quotes from famous readers throughout, Books Make a Home is an insightful guide to enjoying books with the eye as well as with the mind.
Transform your home into a calm, balanced and harmonious oasis using architect Anjie Cho's helpful advice, drawing on her background in green design and feng shui. You don't have to get rid of all your possessions and become an ascetic to change your space and discover the benefits that living in a considered, organic way can bring. The easy suggestions in Holistic Spaces show you how to implement the principles of feng shui and green design in your home. Written for the way we live today, as we move toward a more mindful approach to health, diet and the way that we choose the objects in our homes, this is the perfect guide to help you to clear and refresh your living environment. Learn how to make every room in your home serve its highest purpose, create eco-friendly spaces, bring nature indoors, choose colours for maximum impact, select a space for meditation practice, and overall, create a peaceful and organic home. From the bedroom to the home office, these intuitive, straightforward tips will teach you to how improve your spaces to boost the flow of energy through your 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.
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.
This publication is a celebration of Chiang Mai Style with stunning photographs that capture the essence of Chiang Mai's architecture and interiors, as well as its arts and crafts. Chiang Mai Style takes the reader on a journey through the tribal tradition of the houses of northern Thailand and gives a sweeping view of the city's most contemporary homes, luxurious resorts and spas, with modern interiors yet retaining the essence of Chiang Mai's rich architectural heritage.
"Curtains, Cushions, Covers and Blinds" will be the one-stop reference guide to making every kind of soft furnishing for the home. Inspirational image galleries will provide hundreds of ideas for fabric, shapes, design details, and more. Every category will have practical workshops which will give step-by-step instructions for techniques and items, plus essential trouble-shooting and design advice. Also included are no-sew and minimum sew options which include customizing store-bought items. There is a review of window shapes and what options you have for covering them.
The ultimate colour-by-colour flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam
Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the colour of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Colour Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by colour, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative colour schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to colour, Flower Colour Guide is to flowers.
Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested colour schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.
Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using colour as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
Chedis, chofahs and intricate decorative details are some of the salient architectural features that represent the distinguished Thai style, where function is combined with an innate beauty of form. In this revised edition, some of the most beautiful hotels in Thailand, such as the pagoda-like Sukhothai Hotel and the internationally acclaimed Chiva-Som are featured. Other enchanting depictions include elements that are found throughout rustic and modern settings, occasionally bringing the reader into the artfully designed interior. From chic Bangkok residences to provincial country dwellings to picturesque seaside resorts and luxurious hotels, the essence of this fascinating and beautiful country is revealed in the stunning photos.
In this gloriously illustrated book, world traveller and style expert Bibi Jordan introduces Swahili style, a school of design, architecture and graceful living that instils a sense of simplicity, sensuality and spirituality into any interior. Each chapter details the region's rich past, with fascinating facts about African culture and history, and highlights the most intriguing and inspirational aspects of the local decor, making this an ideal book for both the armchair traveller and the globetrotting adventurer as well as decorating devotees.
Wabi-Sabi Home is a look that's rough around the edges and sees the beauty in imperfection but is at the same time creative, modern and brave. Wabi-sabi is the Japanese ancient philosophy of finding beauty in the imperfect and embracing the humble. It is not a decorating style, but a concept that celebrates the imperfect, the transient and the time-worn. Wabi-sabi is alive and well in many Japanese homes, where frayed, weathered and worn items are treasured, and modest, everyday objects are given elevated status by being displayed in a measured way. In Wabi-Sabi Home, Mark and Sally Bailey visit homeowners all over the world who understand that battered, scuffed, peeling and handmade objects are not just beautiful but preferable to pristine ones, because they bring a place to life, and make it feel homely and personal. This book is divided into five chapters that each expand upon an element of the Wabi-sabi home: textiles, textures, colours, handmade pieces and collections. Each chapter considers how to incorporate these features into your own space and focuses on a single home that encapsulates these ideas and reveals the satisfying and authentic beauty in imperfection.
This title includes tips for finding inner peace in today's technology-saturated world. In this new and updated edition of a classic in feng shui and interior design, Jayme Barrett reveals how to transform your home so that it enriches, nourishes and changes your life by bringing mind, body and spirit into balance. New information includes tips for finding inner peace in today's technology-saturated world, adding storage solutions, making rented spaces your own, practicing nurturing and evening rituals and more.
This substantial book features one hundred of the most spectacular interiors across the world, spanning the entire 20th century to the present day. It includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti and Coco Chanel to Alvar Aalto, Marc Newson and Matthew Williamson. Twenty short profiles are presented in the introduction, with a single iconic photograph and a concise, informative text; eighty are profiled at length, in chronological order, with superb colour photography and texts recounting the stories of these remarkable designs. Representing every style from minimalism, Art Nouveau and Neo-traditional to Gesamtkunstwerk creations that defy definition, these iconic interiors are elegant compositions that endure as lasting creations.
Add astrology to all aspects of your life including your home decor in this collection of of 40+ ready-to-frame cosmic prints perfect for every zodiac sign. Updating your home decor has never been easier or more cosmically inspired than with Instant Wall Art: Astrological Designs! First, choose your sign and you'll find wall art designed just for you among 40 high-quality, 8x10 prints with perforated edges for easy removal and quick framing. Put together a unique display to showcase different aspects of your sign, from the constellations to imagery inspired by your element. Try framing and sharing with your friends as a unique housewarming gift. Or create a beautiful mix-and-match with you and your partner's signs to make your shared space truly feel like home together. Perfect for a new apartment or a home gallery in need of a change, these gorgeous astrology-inspired prints are an affordable way to start your own unique art collection.
This publication presents a fresh look into the private dwellings of the most exciting creative talents in Paris - individuals from the music, fashion, design, film and art worlds. The 27 properties photographed exclusively for the book are loosely arranged by their location across the city's grooviest, on-the-edge arrondissements - from the elevated bohemianism of the Left Bank to the trendy Marais and the edgier Belleville and 13th - and reflect the cosmopolitan melting pot that influences Paris's design trends. Aimed at an urban audience who dream of revamping their city crash pads, or who want to inject glamour into their personal spaces, New Paris Style is packed with creative and inspiring ideas, for wherever you live.
'Whether you're a passionate collector looking for ways to display your finds, or a minimalist on a mission to tame the clutter, The Stuff of Life has you covered.' Remodelista.com Hilary Robertson reveals a multitude of ways to style and display the 'stuff of life' - the flotsam and jetsam of possessions, from pictures and ornaments to hats and bicycles, that we accumulate over the course of time. In the first chapter, How to Arrange your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates four different approaches to arrangements - intuitive, narrative, practical and curatorial - and shows how each one can be achieved. She also considers the variety of display locations available within the home - walls, mantelpieces, windowsills, chests of drawers, tabletops - and suggests how to make the most of them. Next, in Stories Told by Real Homes, Hilary shares insider knowledge drawn from the experience of creating interiors that fall into five different styles - Neatnik, Bohemian, Naturalist, Sculpture Vulture and Noble Salvage. Some people are magpies - they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it - while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain or tame it. The ideas in this book will appeal to magpies, minimalists and everyone in between.
This book is a mouthwatering tour of 20 of Italy's most beautiful and finely appointed country villas and palazzos, captured by the lens of renowned architecture photographer Massimo Listri. Italy attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its sun-drenched landscape, rich history, enticing traditions and welcoming lifestyles. Listri's stunning photographs vary between sweeping panoramas of the houses in their glorious settings to close-ups of specific rooms, furniture and design details. These houses provide glorious fodder for dreaming as well as a concrete source of inspiration for creating one's own personal style.
Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home. Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesn't require self-sacrifice - just some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.
Find joy in cleaning your home (yes, really).
Now available in paperback, Pamela Todd's book celebrates William Morris's genius, presenting a thorough overview of his life and career, while setting out his guiding principles so that a modern audience can recreate the Arts and Crafts style in their own homes. A series of `Case Studies' explores six contemporary houses - from a modern London townhouse to a traditional Arts and Crafts home in Massachusetts - that have followed and adapted Morris's dicta, brilliantly demonstrating how the style can be applied to our environment today. The book concludes with a comprehensive style-sourcing section, as well as a gazetteer of places to visit for inspiration. `An excellent book' - The Times `The definitive source book for anyone interested in the Arts & Crafts style ... stunning' - Period Living and Traditional Homes `Gorgeous ... packed with intelligently researched information and more than 200 exquisite illustrations ... Get this if you're tempted to introduce the true spirit of Morris to your home' - Grand Designs
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