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In the New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, as well as 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
- Forty designs show how the public loo can become public art Restrooms are inescapably important amenities, but something of a grey zone when it comes to design. In a massive effort to make them inconspicuous, public restrooms have been standardized, buried in underground bunkers, hidden behind walls and unmarked doors. At times, it seems our embarrassment with their very existence has led to an inability to provide sound sanitation. This book presents a selection of over forty very diverse public restroom designs, in which toilets enjoy special status as a vehicle for various artistic and cultural expressions, corporate values and the needs of different social groups. Four experts from different backgrounds and countries have been invited to write on sensitive issues in public restroom design. More than 500 full-color photographs, plans and detailed descriptions illustrate the designs in detail and provide fascinating information to architects, interior designers, students, and so on.
If your chairs are looking past their best, or in need of a makeover, you will find beautiful projects that can turn sorry-looking seats into stylish centrepieces. Jemima Schlee's clever use of fabrics, textures, yarns and paint not only add personality and character to any interior, they are also an ideal way for thrifty types to create a new look on a budget. Projects include: Sashiko director's chair, Drop-in chair seat, Spindle-back chairs, Box cushions, Coffee-table footstool, Wine-crate footstool, Giant crochet pouffe and Wallpapered stools.
`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.
Industrial style has become one of the most influential interior design trends of recent years. Following the second industrial revolution, strong developments in industry resulted in a change in the concept of furniture design in the same way as it transformed society. Its nostalgic aesthetic and the sincerity and crudeness of its materials and functionality made it popular in working class neighbourhoods in the United States, giving birth to the loft living concept. The advent of new materials and the possibilities for bulk manufacturing gave rise to pieces that have today become icons of modern design. This book is intended as a source of inspiration and guidance for those making their foray into the world of industrial style, presenting the most influential names in the genre, anonymous pieces salvaged from junk shops and carefully selected interior design projects.
Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses, notable for their character, personality, and flair, in her 30 years of design hunting. In May I Come In? she visits more than 75 that capture and express their owners' spirit and passions. In this pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell. May I Come In? is profusely illustrated with superb images by leading interior photographers, as well as Goodman's own snapshots and memorabilia related to her quests. It is an irresistible visual record of the art of living by one of its most penetrating observers.
Baltimore-based interior designer Patrick Sutton grew up touring the world with his travel journalist father and fashion model mother. The golden light of Rome, the colourful spices of Marrakesh, the polished marble floors of a Paris hotel: the young voyager developed a vivid visual library of the world's beautiful spaces. Following his love of design to a career in architecture and interiors, Sutton today draws upon this store of memories to craft unique designs intimately related to his clients and their dreams. Storied Interiors, Sutton's first book, offers glamorous presentations of 10 residences and four hotels and restaurants, including the award-winning Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore, but so much more. Each project is accompanied by the designer's narrative of a family, an historic estate, a restaurant. In addition, he details the eight design principles, from proportion and balance to the effect of different ceiling treatments, through which he translates this narrative, or story, into a complete, evocative interior.
Colour is powerful - it can change our moods or raise our spirits. It can be positively life-enhancing, yet so many of us struggle with choosing the right shades for our home, instead falling back on a safe but unadventurous palette of bland neutrals. In this, his third book, celebrated interior stylist Hans Blomquist reveals his lifelong passion for colour and the way in which it can affect our emotions. Colour can soothe, enchant or excite. And as Hans demonstrates, it has the ability to render rooms cool and calming, dynamic and stimulating or moody and intriguing. As ever, Hans draws his inspiration from the treasures of the natural world, exploring shades from the dazzling optic white of newly fallen snow to the fiery crimson heart of a newly unfurled poppy and the inky canopy of the midnight sky. Divided into five sections - Dark, Pale, Soft, Natural and Bright - In the Mood for Colour will make you see colour in a completely different light.
Twentieth Century Interiors is the ultimate sourcebook of inspiration for interior designers and an invaluable reference work for all collectors, dealers and anyone interested in the decoration of their home. Featuring stylish and cutting-edge Modernist avant-garde interiors by the top decorators and architects from around the world, including Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wells Coates, Finn Juhl, Oscar Niemeyer, Ettore Sottsass, Shiro Kuramata, Frank Gehry, Philippe Starck, John Pawson, Ron Arad and David Chipperfield. A century of intense design experimentation and a vast array of styles and influences has nowhere been more eloquently expressed than in the design and decoration of interiors, both domestic and public. Illustrated with 600 original photographs and beautifully drawn illustrations that detail the work of the greatest interior designers of the decade. The book is divided into ten chapters, each introduced by Clive Edwards with concise but informative texts outlining each topic and covering the most notable features of the era.
A visual study of the equestrian lifestyle, showcasing stables and interiors of country houses and estates of the British Isles and Ireland. Often situated on idyllic grounds these houses boast classical interiors with a traditional decor, which continues to inspire home and lifestyle brands worldwide. Centuries-old residences belonging to owners of polo ponies; magnificent thoroughbreds; hunt horses; and carriage teams are included in this extensive and lavishly illustration collection. From Royal Mews and stately homes with stables and barns to polo clubs and stud farms the photography showcases the best of the British Isle s diverse equine homes and is a must-have for any equestrian or traditional interiors enthusiast.
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When it comes to decorating, the endless color choices available are enough to overwhelm the most determined home decorator. "The Color Scheme Bible" solves that problem, and with hardcover sales of 100,000 its value is well proven. This lay-flat paperback edition is sure to be an equally popular choice.
With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, "The Color Scheme Bible" is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The book also includes 50 recommended palettes that can be used with different materials for refreshingly original color schemes.
Features include: How color creates ambiance and atmosphere How to use color to give a small room the illusion of space and depth 200 distinctive color schemes inspired by nature, art, travel, and even a favorite possession 50 recommended palettes A "How to Use This Book" gatefold.
"The Color Scheme Bible" changed the way we approach choosing colors for the walls, floors and furniture in our homes. It is an essential handbook for decorators and interior designers.
Contemporary floral design thrills, amazes and delights. It can raise questions, confuse, and overwhelm, and at the same time it inspires and motivates. The International Floral Art series is testimony to the fantastic things that can be achieved with flowers. It is state of the art floral design, showcasing endless possibilities, introducing new materials and unconventional techniques and above all celebrating creativity, innovation and fresh ideas. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those with fingers itching to create, to those who just want to stand back and admire the incredible talents of others.
`The interior-design side of this architectural-reclamation and vintage-furniture business is headed up by the delightful and deeply artistic Maria Speake. Her use of materials - many of them reclaimed - and colour ensure her projects always sing with modernity.' House & Garden Adam Hills and Maria Speake, the partners behind architectural salvage and design company Retrouvius, combine their salvage work with one of the most sought-after interior design practices in Britain. Reclaiming Style goes with them behind the scenes, from the demolition site to the warehouse to the process of designing beautiful interiors using reclaimed materials. Charted over twelve locations, ranging from a 17th-century cottage to a converted barn to a 1970s towerblock apartment, the company's unique style goes far beyond a mere commitment to salvage and sustainable design and offers an inspiring new vision for sophisticated, thoughtfully constructed living spaces.
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.
Step inside Rachel Ashwell's beautiful world of shabby chic interiors and be guided through stunningly beautiful homes that are bursting with design ideas and sumptuous details. Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Interiors showcases the many ways that shabby chic design can be applied with gorgeous results. See how Rachel has used grand items, such as crystal chandeliers and aged furnishings, to create a calming, romantic and imaginative retreat. Across numerous stunning locations you'll explore colour-schemes of off-whites and discover the power of detail with beautiful shells and flowers. You'll even visit a gorgeous Spanish hacienda that was once lived in by Marilyn Monroe, and the stylish New York apartment that was lived in by fashion designer Betsey Johnson. In the sixth chapter, Rachel will take you Behind the Scenes where you will delve into her passion for fabric and vintage clothing before teaching you how to mix and match elements to create a perfectly imperfect shabby chic paradise.
In Scandinavian Modern, Magnus Englund and Christina Schmidt of design store Skandium trace the development of the Scandinavian style, introduce key designers and take a look at some of the most stylish homes in Scandinavia. The first section, Elements, takes a lively look at Scandinavian designers and design in the context of materials: wood, glass, textiles, ceramics and so on. The second section, Living, offers an in-depth visual survey of 12 outstanding homes in Denmark, Sweden and Finland, ranging from modern country houses to sophisticated city-centre apartments. The accompanying text provides a fascinating insight into each home, describing its design, planning and evolution.
In today's home decor, matched furniture is out and individuality is king. Whether these pieces are coming from a flea market, vintage fair, attic, or thrift shop, transforming them into one-of-a-kind home accents takes only a little DIY creativity and attitude. In Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed, author and "Queen of Junk" Sue Whitney provides inspiration for reimagining and refashioning vintage pieces into truly unique furniture and accessories. 30 projects presented here include clear, concise step-by-step instruction and photographs Requiring little to no skill to create and capable of being completed in a weekend or less, the projects are arranged based on where they will appear in the home An introductory section on techniques, tools, and supplies lays the groundwork for the woodworking, painting, staining, and crafting that will transform these items A shopper's guide presents tips and advice for selecting and collecting items to incorporate into your home.
From the author of the hit journals The 52 Lists Project and 52 Lists for Happiness, comes a home design book that helps you discover how to style your home for a deeper sense of comfort. Part self-help, part memoir, part d cor inspiration, fans of Moorea Seal will love this book for its warm voice and candid exploration of what it means to create a comfortable home. Organized room by room, each chapter delves into what each room represents in our lives, and how we can feel at home in our spaces and at home in ourselves. What you won't find? Strict design solutions. This isn't about a prescribed style. Instead, Make Yourself at Home will help you find which expression feels most authentic to you through color palates, interior design modes, conversation prompts, essays, approachable DIY projects and more. You don't have to have the perfect life or perfect home in order to infuse your space with your signature spark and feel relaxed in your space. Each chapter includes: - A personal essay from online curator and style maven Moorea Seal. - Exclusive looks into her home and office spaces with tips for inspired, mindful living. - Two on-trend, beginner-friendly DIY projects to personalize and decorate your home on a budget. - Intimate looks into the homes and inspiring lives of a diverse set of creative women, with their best tips and tricks for comfortable, imaginative decor.
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.
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