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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.
"Create custom interiors without the price tag with this guide, packed with fabulous home decor sewing projects. From how to make pillow covers to creating your own set of Roman shades, the 25 easy-to-follow projects in this step-by-step sewing book enable you to explore interior design from the comfort of your own sewing machine. Learn to sew bedspreads, bolster pillows, and even a beanbag, tailoring each piece to customize every inch of your home. Achievable sewing patterns and expert decorating tips mean sewing home textiles has never been easier. With simple instructions and beautiful photography, Pillows, Curtains, and Shades Step by Step will help you achieve professional and personal results as you spruce up your home."
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 previously 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.
Take a tour of more than 200 kitchens and gather ideas for your own culinary center. Nearly 300 beautiful color images help you choose cabinet door styles, wood finishes, floor textures, and colors to suit your tastes. Special emphasis is placed on the small to mid-size kitchen, with great examples of storage solutions and space enhancing designs. This is a virtual showroom for the professional designer or remodeler who wants to hash through ideas with clients, and a great way for homeowners to express their tastes. Here's the first step toward a showplace kitchen: Get your sticky tabs out and start marking the elements that you would like to see in your home.
#1 Best Seller in Small Homes & Cottages Tiny House Basics. The joy of tiny house livingTiny house living is sustainable living: Tiny House Basics is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked. Tiny house living tips and tricks: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about: How to maintain a good relationship in a small space Practical downsizing for everyone Small space living with pets The pros and cons of off grid living and on grid living How to make your small space feel big Keeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tips Equipping your space for entertaining Accordion/bi-fold style windows How downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time
Cath Kidston - queen of vintage-inspired homeware and joyously decorated spaces - grants unprecedented insight into her creative process and personal style in this lifestyle-meets-memoir-meets-interior-design book. The name 'Cath Kidston' is associated worldwide with pattern, colour, dreamlike nostalgia, and comforting, cheerful spaces. In her new book, the founder of the eponymous brand invites us on a tour of her Gloucestershire home, sharing stories, decorating tips and inspirational ideas along the way. The book is divided into four chapters, each of them focusing on the 21 featured spaces in the book, including: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Dining Room, Office, Kitchen, Dressing Room, Attic, Greenhouse and Summer House. There are also the whimsically themed rooms such as the Castle Bedroom and Fish Bathroom. Delve into Cath's design process as she reveals the memories and motivations behind her style choices. With Cath's expertise and advice you'll discover how simple tricks make stimulating spaces; from using vintage-inspired prints to transform a quiet corner into an art gallery, to how the right rug can tie a room together and create a cosy, congenial atmosphere. Discussing colour, decor, pattern and passion in her own words, Cath will help make your house a beautiful, practical home. Filled with inspirational images, expert advice from an industry icon, and stories that reveal a remarkable life in design, this book will give you the confidence to click your heels and agree that there's no place like home.
Whether your favoured look is sophisticated or relaxed, traditional or modern, urban or country, fabrics can help you create a look that is individual, comfortable and effortlessly stylish. In Decorating with Fabric, Kate French and Katherine Sorrell offer imaginative ideas for every room, including bathrooms, home offices and outdoor areas. They look at how to use colour, texture and pattern and how to choose the right fabric for the right place. With the help of specially commissioned photographs by Lisa Cohen, many showing the work of internationally renowned designers, Kate and Katherine demonstrate the timeless appeal of fabrics in myriad forms, from curtains to cushions to lampshades. While there are plenty of simple yet effective ideas that would be both useful and beautiful in any home, Decorating with Fabric also features a range of more unusual ideas, from using vintage grain sacks for cushion covers or mirrored bedspreads as curtains. The authors show that no matter what your budget, you can employ fabrics in many exciting ways to express your personality and inject style into your home.
Ever since Tom Britt opened his New York based firm in 1964, he has been creating dramatic environments for his high-profile clients on multiple continents. His masterful design palette, with a wonderfully exotic slant, includes plush upholstered furniture, boldly patterned carpets, seductive lighting, and an elegantly theatrical use of mirrors. The resulting spaces are perfect for luxuriating and entertaining. From a chic pied-a-terre in San Francisco and tantalizing rooms at New York s famed Dakota apartment building to suburban manses in America s Midwest and a palace apartment in Jaipur, Britt s inimitable style merges saturated colours with an easy luxury. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the modern masters of interior design. Tom Britt has been a presence in the interior design industry both nationally and worldwide for over fifty years. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he has been extensively featured in Architectural Digest and has appeared in many other domestic publications such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House and Garden, the New York Times, and W magazine.
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.
"100,000 sold in hardcover"
"It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at color scheme
"What a cool idea for the color challenged among us... 200
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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.
In this beautifully illustrated guide, best-selling author Sally Coulthard demonstrates how to transform your living and working spaces into places that put you in touch with nature. Eight inspiring chapters cover key elements for the 'biophilic home', including materials, views, colour and natural light. Each section explores the links between home, health and happiness, drawing on environmental research and neuroscience while making practical suggestions for bringing the natural world into your home. Bring nature indoors with flowers and plants, rediscover the innate pleasure of real fires and fresh air, and learn how to improve your mood and sleep patterns with dynamic light. Create a space filled with natural elements, patterns, nature's colours, fabrics and textures that lift your mood; find out why natural sounds and water are soothing; and learn how to make small changes that will inspire, invigorate and enrich your relationship with the natural world. 'As best-selling author and designer, Sally Coulthard, reveals in this guide, creating a 'biophilic home' can have a huge impact on your wellbeing; improving your mood and encouraging healthier sleep patterns...Be it plants, materials, colour or light, it's enlightening to see how small changes can make a big difference, while deepening your respect and correlation to the natural world.' FORBES Magazine 'How to embrace the natural world by transforming your interior spaces with specific materials, colours, views and sounds.' Gardens Illustrated 'Humans are mammals, programmed over millennia to respond to the natural world. We may be able to live and work in man-made environments most of the time. But according to a new movement of "biophilic" designers and enthusiasts, we are not thriving...writer Sally Coulthard likens it to the practice of keeping animals in captivity, in surroundings ill-suited to their needs. "We live in a world that is fundamentally mismatched to our evolutionary adaptation - we don't see, hear and feel the things that we are programmed to respond to," she writes.' Financial Times
Following on from the great success of Windows of Elegance published in 1996, this 2nd volume brings together a completely new selection of dramatic art glass installations using location specific photography. Whether you are researching decorating ideas for your own home or if youre seeking inspiration to create a stained glass work in your art glass studio, 'Windows of Elegance, Volume 2' will help you strike a balance between beautiful and practical, lavish and comfortable.
This book takes a practical approach that readers can apply to their own homes. The practical solutions include how to use colour, unify an interior with trim and design a laundry room that works. Homeowners are certain to embrace this new collection of articles by the best-selling author and visionary residential architect who sparked a movement toward 'better, not bigger' homes. Practical solutions abound in this creative reference - everything from how to use colour and unify an interior with trim to designing a laundry room that works. Susanka poses, and answers, such questions as 'How much space do you really need?' Written in her engaging conversational style and illustrated with her own inviting sketches, this collection of attainable home improvements is a valuable addition to any smart homeowner's library.
The interiors of New York- and Hamptons-based designer Robert Stilin are renowned for their strong, clean lines; warm, rich palette; antique and vintage furnishings; and custom upholstery – frequently combined with modern and contemporary art. Fifteen of his finest projects are featured in this lushly illustrated volume. They range from city townhouses, apartments, and lofts to beach and country houses. Whether the architecture is traditional or ultramodern, Stilin’s interiors exude a casual, comfortable elegance that he expertly tailors to the specific needs and taste of each client.
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.
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