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Here is Christmas decorating, history, architecture, and interior design wrapped in one sparkling package. Three-hundred and sixty-three gorgeous, inspiring images provide leisurely looks at historic house interiors magically decorated for Christmas. Begin with the Foreword by Christopher Radko, famed re-creator of vintage Christmas ornaments. Tour historic holiday homes from Filoli to Colonial Williamsburg, and look inside San Antonio's most beautiful house--the Spanish Governor's Palace. Marvel that a typical ranch-style house was home to two future US presidents, a first lady, and two governors. Visit the honeymoon home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Enjoy the modest dwelling of Canadian WW I flying ace Billy Bishop, and tour the "castle" of Model A creator Edsel Ford. Some houses' Christmas decorations are period correct; others are joyfully au courant.
The Anatomy of Colour is the definitive book on the use of colour and paint in interior decoration over a 300-year period. Drawing on his huge specialist archive, historian and paint expert Patrick Baty traces the evolution of pigments and paint colours together with colour systems and standards, and examines their impact on the colour palettes used in interiors from 1650 to 1960. He first charts the creation in paint of the common and expensive colours made from traditional earth pigments between 1650 to 1799. Next he examines the emergence of colour systems and standards and their influence on paint colours together with the effect of industrialized production on the texture and durability of paints. Alongside the authoritative and revealing text are specially commissioned photographs of pages from rare colour books. Throughout the book reproductions of interiors from home decor books, highlighting the distinctive colour trends and styles of painting particular to each period, accompany the in-depth analysis of the history of colour and the development and use of paint colours in interior design.
Express your creativity while supporting Alzheimer's and dementia patients. These 8 designs are full of interesting beads, bobbles and textures that many patients find reassuring and comforting. Each design is made using different types of yarn and textures. Patterns are given for each embellishment used, or you may create your own.
Joanne Palmisano is passionate about the joy and importance of reuse in home decor. Whether it's reclaimed, repurposed, recycled, salvaged or antique, she will show you how to turn an old piece into a stunning decorative object. Styling with Salvage provides an aspirational-but-achievable plan for all who wish to bring some character, style and soul into their home. Included are ways to design with salvage when you seek to add colour or are working with monochromatic palettes and inspiration on styling and displaying collections. Filled with Susan Teare's gorgeous photography, this book will inspire everyone who picks it up to reclaim their spaces with reclaimed materials.
Under the burning Tuscan sun roll marvelous hills, vineyards, and olive groves-all postcard-perfect landscapes nestling centuries-old towns, rural villas, and contadino farmhouses. We've tracked down the best examples of such havens to paint a warm-hued picture of the look and feel of Tuscan living. Follow in Michelangelo's footsteps to the Eremo Santa Maria Maddalena, a medieval hermitage nestled in the steep Arezzo hillside. Take a dip in the California-style pool of Roberto Budini Gattai, the architect who turned a modest winegrower's house into a dazzling homage to David Hockney. Cool down in the tiled bedrooms of the Villa Villoresi, where, legend has it, Dante's wife took refuge during the poet's exile in the early 14th century. This collection gathers the region's most remarkable homes and interiors, complete with insightful captions and enthralling double spreads. Across contemporary architecture and traditional craftsmanship, minimal earthenware and decadent furniture, we discover all the natural tones and sun-kissed textures of Tuscany.
Vintage Home is both a practical collector' s guide - what to look out for - and a celebration of the period. It covers both serious and costly designer creations, which sell in major auction houses worldwide, and cheerful mass-produced kitsch, which you can pick up in car boot sales, charity shops, flea markets and yard sales. It looks at objects from around the world that were made for every taste and budget. Designers in the twentieth century were driven by the possibilities of mass-production and excited by the host of new materials. The period is also infused with the importance of women after the First World War and the emergence of a youth culture, and the new market for modern, fashionable goods from the 1950s onward. Where the older generation were used to ` make do and mend' , the young embraced wholeheartedly the disposable society. They replaced the old with something new and fashionable, a taste epitomised by colourful plastic furniture and paper dresses. The consequence is a fabulous array of every type of object for the collector.
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.
Where are contemporary architecture and interior design heading? Who, or what, are the creative forms that shape our times, or more importantly, create new possibilities? It is very difficult to express a critical opinion on the creative direction of our time; the most admired artistic innovations are normally the product of past eras or phases, and looking ahead requires us to identify and understand those influences that shape the art of planning and design. In a creative world where there is more and more globalisation and everything is being built in the same way - from New York to Hong Kong, from Rome to Beijing - designers play a vital role in emphasising the origin and identity of a place. This book presents a selection of original design projects from the global industry of beauty and well-being. These unique barbershops and salons epitomise a philosophy of modern communication in a world where is it is increasingly difficult to stand out.
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 sheer variety of interiors featured in this enjoyable book is happy evidence that an English tradition still thrives." Review of English Eccentric in The World of Interiors. The English style in interior design is admired and imitated the world over. At its grandest it is a stately home furnished with antiques, but the houses featured in this book are cottages, farmhouses, townhouses and apartments. What links them is as much an attitude as a look. The English style of decoration is practical and informal, designed around the inhabitants of the rooms and their lifestyles rather than to awe or impress. These houses are lived in and loved, with interiors that are comfortable, relaxed and not afraid to be pretty. The book's chapters - Plain English, English Eccentric, English Rose, English Country House and Classic English - reflect the many and varied facets of English style, and each section ends with pages devoted to suggestions for furnishing a house in all these versions of English style. At the back of the book, there is also a listing of suppliers to help readers create their very own take on perfect English style
A book showcasing guest house design which merges practicality with motifs of nature and art, to create the perfect combination of user convenience, comfort, and a unique experience Guest houses can be found in nearly every corner of the world as urban and rural dwellers open their homes, or build new ones, to host visitors. These guest houses take a multitude of forms, styles, and even names - BandB in Britain, 'pension' in France, 'minshuku' in Japan, as well as being referred to as apartment hotels, boutique hotels, or hostels in some cases - but their primary goal is to satisfy the accommodation requirements and desired experience of the guests. In contrast to the ordinary hotel, guest houses combine unique and attractive features with thematic concepts that are intended to appeal to a visitor's individuality. Hosts provide guests with more than just accommodation options; they seek to generate an environment that offers a cultural experience by means of personalised interaction and service. On a conceptual level, the guest house addresses architecture and interior design as critical methods of contributing to an alternative or ideal lifestyle. "Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House" showcases 43 distinctive projects from around the world. These exclusive works have visual and spatial impact, representing the essence of new guest house design. This book highlights some of the most outstanding architectural strategies of recent years, displaying variations on spatial experience through the interplay of design elements. It provides strong reference material for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related fields, as well as those looking to revamp their guest house accommodation with a contemporary 21st-century focus. Features guest houses in Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Chile, China, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, France, and Greece. AUTHOR: Shanshan Qi is founder and principle of STUDIO QI Architects, an international cutting-edge architectural design firm belonging to the American Institute of Architects. Qi has received a Master's from Harvard Graduate School of Design in Architecture in the United States, and achieved a Distinction for her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia University. She was formerly with internationally renowned architectural firm Foster and Partners in New York, responsible for its China division, and later worked with top international architect Renzo Piano, among others. She has won several international honors, and has played a key role in the selections for two Pritzker Prizes for Architecture winners. SELLING POINTS: - Includes 43 different guest house design styles - Showcases an exciting range of projects from around the world, from an esteemed mix of architects, designers and artists - Provides a strong source of reference materials for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields 300 col.
Whether it's empty-nest syndrome, a desire to streamline one's house to make travel and hobbies more affordable, or a divorce or death in the family, people are seeking ways to live large while living smaller. In Upscale Downsizing, home-style guru Leslie Linsley shows readers that small can be beautiful and elegant...style and personal taste can still reign supreme, especially if homeowners have spent a lifetime accumulating lovely things they don't want to part with. Whatever your budget, Leslie shows you ways to keep what you love, make your environment fresh and appealing, and enjoy the new home you've always wanted. Using examples ranging from 600 sq ft apartments to two-story condos, she'll share ideas for: problem solving including storage tricks, entertaining in small spaces, flexible layouts and furniture; repurposing your space; living with what you absolutely can't live without - and much more. Will be lushly illustrated with over 200 full-colour photographs.
Full of creative and affordable ideas, Flea Market Style gives you all the information and inspiration that you need to create a beautiful and original home. One person's trash is another person's treasure, as the saying goes. In Flea Market Style, stylist Emily Chalmers and writer Ali Hanan will inspire you to discover a world of preloved and vintage treasures and use them to create a unique home. The duo reveal how to track down hidden gems and combine individual pieces to forge your own distinctive style. The first section of the book, Flea Market Finds, covers the range of second-hand, salvaged and vintage objects on offer. Whether your style is retro, minimalist or eclectic, you can seek out unique pieces of furniture, lighting, glassware, kitchenware or fabrics that appeal to you. Once you have acquired a feel for what's out there, the second part of the book, Putting It All Together, demonstrates how to transform any interior room by room. It covers spaces to cook, eat, sleep and relax, as well as bathrooms and home offices. The book ends with hints and tips on how to source the right piece for the right place. Flea Market Style combines lively and accessible text with inspirational photographs by Debi Treloar, revealing how to become a true aficionado of second-hand style.
This title offers an inspiration for homeowners and builders from a leading architect. "The Not So Big House" has sold over 500,000 copies since 1998. It features clear guidance that emphasises the use of quality not quantity. This anniversary edition includes 32 extra pages and a new introduction. Now available in paperback, the expanded 10th anniversary edition of Sarah Susanka's "The Not So Big House" is ready to inspire a whole new generation of homeowners and builders. Though a decade has passed, her deceptively simple message remains as powerful as ever: when it comes to our homes, quality should always come before quantity. With comforting guidance and clear language, America's favourite home architect shows how to create a house that emphasises comfort, beauty and a high level of detail. This anniversary edition of a contemporary classic features a new introduction by the author and 32 bonus pages that explore three additional not so big houses.
Don't Just Live in Your Home--Thrive in It! Homebody (n) one who enjoys the simple pleasures and activities that center around the home You spend a lot of time in your home. How do you feel when you're inside of it? Anxious or relaxed? Sad or joyful? Unmotivated or inspired? Melissa Michaels wants to show you how easy it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body, leading to a greater sense of purpose and well-being. By making a series of small, intentional choices--from food and cleaning products to attitudes and ideas--you can create a nourishing home life that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do. Homebody will help you learn to better care for your home environment so it takes care of you make decisions that simplify your life create more peace in your day invest in relationships that make you feel positive, challenged, and supported lean into faith for strength and renewal When you discover the connection between your home and body and the action steps you can take to improve both, you'll be on your way to a more balanced and happy life.
A stunning collection of the best living spaces created and commissioned by the most influential people in interior design
Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating. With 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, the book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars who have made a unique contribution to the world of interior design. Covering work from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from extraordinary chateaux, stunning town houses, and luxury penthouses – to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny jewel-like apartments in more than 25 countries. This is the essential inspirational source book for design aficionados, anyone who is interested in beautiful rooms, and for everyone who cares about the spaces in which they live.
Filled with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, an irresistible collection profiling 150 of the latest trends in contemporary loft design. The ultimate resource for designing and decorating loft spaces, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas presents 150 stunning lofts constructed and designed by notable architects and designers from around the world. Made popular in the nineteen fifties and sixties in New York City, lofts-synonymous with a modern, avant-garde lifestyle-continue to maintain their wide appeal. While loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses into a warm and inviting living environment, today the style has evolved into an airy, open approach for any modern living space. This compilation highlights the diversity of current trends in loft design and is a source of creative inspiration for architects, designers, and home owners interested in staying current with the latest in contemporary residential architecture.
By painting the walls, rearranging key pieces of furniture and adding new decorative accessories to complete the style, your boring living room will beautifully come to life at practically no cost. No need to bust down walls or buy a whole new living room set. Martin Amado is a home designer who's been dubbed the "makeover maestro" for his innovative and amazingly effective three-step, one-day makeover method. He teaches homeowners how to use the furniture they already have and either buy or DIY inexpensive decorative accessories to get the designer look for less! With step 1 as paint, Martin explains the best colours for each room, and what paint pitfalls to avoid. In step 2, furniture, readers learn how to complement their paint colour with the right furniture, and how to arrange it properly for the best aesthetic. And in the final step 3, decorative accessories complete the design and create a sense of fullness and harmony. Martin believes that when you create a home that brings you joy, your whole life can change for the better. Think of this book as The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up meets Martha Stewart. With simple and sensible adjustments room by room, readers will find they are happier and calmer, coming back to the book again and again for inspiration and advice. This book will have 10 in-depth projects and 100 photographs.
Riveting accounts of decluttering and organizing are the groundwork for this "manual of order". This practical and illustrated book integrates different theories, specifically pointing out all the common items of the home and finding them their rightful place with ingenuity and style. It also includes order for nomads!
An arresting mix of artisanal, old, and contemporary furnishings is the hallmark of Casamidy s vibrant and cheerful interiors. For the design duo of Casamidy, Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, creativity is a way of life that is reflected in their designs, a fusion of their French and Mexican heritages. They show how to incorporate artisanal objects and treasured family heirlooms to orchestrate vivid and dramatic surroundings. This inspiring book showcases their homes and other projects in urban and country settings that illustrate their appealing bohemian aesthetic.
A follow-up to India Hicks s New York Times bestselling book, India Hicks: Island Style, India Hicks: A Slice of England is the designer s exploration of her British heritage and how she has expressed it in her newly finished English country house in Oxfordshire. The book is divided into two parts. Part one, Legacy, is the story of her family s homes, including the renowned Broadlands estate, and her parents houses, Britwell and the Grove, as well as her father David Hicks s famous garden. The second half of the book is the story of her new home, America Farm, a stunning example of how she has reinterpreted English tradition and made it her own. She covers life upstairs and downstairs, on the grounds and in the surrounding country, including local pubs, circuses, and markets. Enriched with the witty and tender stories of Hicks s life growing up as British and design royalty, this is a book about the power of houses with family history, and the joy of adapting them for modern life.
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