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Stunning photographs present the architecture and interior design of beautiful homes on the Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Text in English and Spanish.
"See the most beautiful doors from all around the world courtesy of Door J'adore." www.houseandgarden.co.uk There are billions of doors around the world and, just like people, each and every one is different. Doors are a barrier between reality and imagination, and the portal between private and public. And therein lies their sense of mystery: without opening them we will never know what or who lies behind them. Our curious nature leads us to wonder what is beyond, and we only have what we see in front of us to go by, but take a closer look and you will discover that every door tells its own story. Whether it's the particular shade of paint, the texture of the finish, an extravagant knocker, the plant that scrambles around the frame or an elegantly turned handle, every door reveals the secret of its past, its present, its culture and the person who lives behind it. This book showcases a variety of beautiful doors chosen for their wide-ranging appeal and celebrates the everyday beauty of something we take for granted - doors.
This 4-colour practical guide explores how the design of interior spaces impacts wellbeing. In the built environment, this topic is generally overlooked, even though it is one of the most important topics in sustainable building. This book will enable project teams to understand how specific decisions about sustainable design and materials can be implemented on a day to day basis. Each Part ends by placing each issue into context, exploring how it is a part of sustainable design and includes practical examples. This books aims to raise awareness of the impact interior environments have on wellbeing, and provide details and guidance on how to immediately apply the knowledge in this book to short and long term projects. It also quantifies the impacts in financial and other value terms, making this book immediately useful in a designer's day-to-day work.
The love of warehouse buildings - often in attractive waterside locations - has become a global phenomenon, from London to New York, from Sydney to Florence. Drawing on her own experience of living in a Grade II listed mill, Sophie Bush has amassed a wealth of knowledge, contacts and understanding about which ingredients make a building fit for contemporary habitation. Warehouse Home is the ultimate resource for everything from how best to preserve and complement original architectural features to style ideas for adapting vintage and reclaimed pieces for modern living. The book has a practical structure, broken down into two key sections. 'Architectural Features' looks at how to make the most of a space while retaining its features, such as exposed brickwork, concrete floors and mezzanines. It also draws on examples of former industrial buildings across the world that have been renovated to create distinctive homes and workspaces, each selected for the originality or intelligence of its design. `Decorative Details' provides tips on how to recreate the warehouse aesthetic in any home, from repurposing pallets and breeze blocks as furniture to transforming exhaust cones into unique lighting fixtures. A reference section includes ideas on where to source everything from furniture to finishes.
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This simply structured and highly original book analyses the palettes that have been used by designers in the creation of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers from the 15th century to the present. The colours used in each pattern are presented in a simple proportional grid, giving a clear understanding of hues that have been expertly combined at different periods to create the designs we continue to admire and emulate. Spectrum opens with a brief introduction by interior design expert Ros Byam Shaw, exploring the history of colour as used in interiors. The fabrics and wallpapers that follow are arranged chronologically. Each is reproduced on its own double-page spread, and is accompanied by a brief narrative-style caption that provides information about each fabric or wallpaper and its significance in the context of interior design. Unique in such a book are the colour grids shown beside each pattern, in which the colours in the original piece are shown in proportion to their use, and with their CMYK references to enable designers to replicate these colours in their own work.
In Chapter 1: Inspiration, Sara draws inspiration from truly tiny spaces such as boats and caravans as well as her own home - a diminutive workman's cottage in Richmond, London. In Chapter 2: Elements of Design, she discusses how even the most straightforward planning decisions can be complicated by the constraints of small spaces and suggests clever design solutions. The third chapter, Elements of Style, explores ideas for making compact interiors work through creative styling and decoration. In Chapter 4, a series of case studies takes a closer look at imaginative treatments for pocket-size interiors, showcasing a variety of tiny spaces including a terraced `two-up, two-down' worker's cottage, a tiny studio with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint-sized coastal hideaway.
STYLISH DESIGNS FOR URBAN CHIC PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST INDISPENSABLE BUILDING MATERIAL--INDUSTRIAL PIPES Want to add an urban chic twist to your home decor? Just head down to your local hardware store for some pipe, then do the fun projects in this book. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials and 400 step-by-step color photos, this helpful DIY guide teaches you how to transform plumbing fixtures into all types of cool household furnishings, including: FURNITURE -Wall-Mounted Bookshelves -Rolling Side Table DECOR -Decorative Door Handles -Tabletop Book Holder LIGHTING -Industrial Candelabra -Steampunk Floor Lamp STORAGE -Jewelry Stand -Garden Tool Rack Author James Angus explains everything you need to know, from choosing the fittings and using the right tools to mastering the art of assembly and adding designer touches for a finished look.
Jam-packed full of inspiration and practical information, this all-new edition will be a homeowner's first step in turning their dream kitchen into a reality. Beautifully illustrated with over 325 photos and illustrations, this go-to guide will provide design options for every nook and cranny of the kitchen, from cabinets and countertops to sinks and appliances, from flooring to all kinds of finish details.
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.
These eight beautiful Swedish weaving afghan patterns by Katherine Kennedy are designed especially for Monk's Cloth. Stitching on Monk's Cloth is easy and it is the perfect fabric for creating cosy afghans, throws and baby blankets. The repeating patterns featured in these eight designs allow you to easily create other projects such as pillows, table runners and more. Stitch an afghan for your own home or gift it to a special friend or newborn baby. Your stunning afghan will be sure to become an heirloom piece to be cherished for years to come.
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.
For many people, their home encapsulates their life. No matter how big or small, a home is a direct representation of the homeowner's attitude, their opinions, and their individual aesthetics. Using the home as a starting point, this compilation is filled with the first-hand accounts of local and international residents who live in Shanghai. People from all professions - office workers, chefs, designers, and even diplomats - describe their daily lives and how they have come to find themselves in this metropolis, whether they reside in small apartments, studio spaces, three-storey lane houses, or modern skyscraper apartments overlooking Pudong's immense skyline. Each resident tells their personal story, offering a unique insight into why so many people from around the world have made their home in Shanghai.
This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country s most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles twenty stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat. Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out its unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida Panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival compound; and a miniature European manor house, among others. These dwellings are classically understated and welcoming. With its gorgeous photography of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design romancing the past.
This expansive collection of charming retreats celebrates the getaway home for every type of dreamer. From a prototypical Colorado log cabin in the Rockies to a Wisconsin backwoods lakeside retreat, from a cliffside escape in the Grenadines to a classic Nantucket shingle-style cottage, Cottage and Cabin features an exceptional array of charming, small-dwelling escapes throughout North America. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who dreams about the ideal escape or retreat. Whether it is classic colonial interiors or contemporary modern simplicity you're looking for, the interiors of these homes mirror their settings, in both quality and innovation. From homes built in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright to works by young, up-and-coming architects, this book features cottages and cabins from the rugged and rustic to the comfortable and chic. More than three hundred photographs showcase picturesque seaside cottages, off-the-beaten-path rustic cabins, fantastic lakeside houses, private island abodes, and unique seaside retreats, making this the definitive book on one of the most popular forms and styles for architects, decorators, homeowners, and dreamers.
In The Maverick Soul, Miv Watts opens the doors to twenty-five authentic bohemian homes, occupied by some of the world's most inspirational free spirits. From artists and musicians, to writers, actors, stylists, farmers and more, this is a collection of people who have the courage to live life on their own terms, and are comfortable in their own skin. From Paris to London, Sydney to New York and various other places across the globe, subjects include Marianne Faithfull, Simon Finch, Wendy Whiteley, Griffin Dunne, Linda Rodin and more. No one person is a reproduction of another; each of us is unique, shaped by the diversities of our own individual layers, and this book is a celebration of just that.
In this timeless and beautiful book, renowned architectural and interior designer, writer, shop-keeper and blogger Ben Pentreath presents a fresh and insightful overview of the classic English style. Visiting 12 very different homes, Ben explores and appraises the unique spirit of the English House - at once restrained and simple yet overflowing with a generosity of touch and a richness of colour and texture. The book is divided into three sections: London, Country, and Country House, and the interiors featured range from a 1930s pied-a-terre in London's historic St James to designer Veere Grenney's pocket-sized Palladian Temple folly in Suffolk and Wardington, a 16th-century stone manor house in North Oxfordshire. Ben's own homes, in central London and West Dorset, are also included. These homes vary greatly in architecture, size, shape and age, but they all have in common a peculiarly English style - richly-layered rooms that deftly intertwine colour and pattern and a mix of old and new furniture to create timeless and comfortable places to live.
Bigger isn't always better: Country Living offers a look inside more than 25 tiny homes that maximize function and style. Downsizing has become a big trend--and many people are choosing to live small and smart in compact houses that don't require huge mortgages or upkeep. Country Living showcases a coast-to-coast collection of sustainable dwellings, all ranging from 100 to 1,500 square feet. Take an inside tour of these impressive little abodes, like a converted 1840s schoolhouse in New York, a 22- x 24-foot kit barn in California wine country, a 1914 New Hampshire coastal row home, and a renovated 1950s Alabama lake house. Along with inspiring photographs, hundreds of decorating tips, smart finds, and storage solutions will help you implement minimalistic living in your own home. These charming cottages, delightful she-sheds, functional farmhouses, and transformative trailersfeature a clever use of space and prove that going small can be simple and fulfilling.
This volume presents some of the most beautiful, recently finished, private houses from all five continents. All are accompanied by numerous illustrations and selected on the basis of a single criterion: the close link between architecture and nature. These projects are all exceptional architectural achievements, located in some of the most remote and breathtaking sites in the world: the middle of the desert in Phoenix (Arizona), in the mountains of Sun Valley (Idaho), on the coast at Yzerfontein (West Coast of South Africa) and by a splendid golf course near Port Elizabeth. "Archi-Nature Vol.II" is due for publication September 2010.
A new generation of young interior decorators, designers and businesses introduce themselves in our collection of home books. This beautiful publication focuses on twenty snapshots of recently finished, particularly inspiring interiors from all over Western Europe.
If flat-pack furniture or expensive designer pieces aren't your thing, and you'd rather make your own cushion cover than buy it, then Homespun Style is for you. The Homespun look is about supporting artists and craftspeople, hunting down one-of-a-kind gems made by people with talent and passion. Fans of Homespun Style are no stranger to a flea market, online auction or second-hand store either, always on the lookout for unusual furniture and quirky accessories. Interiors stylist Selina Lake and writer Joanna Simmons show how this homey, crafty look has been given a modern twist with cheerful colours, tactile fabrics and bold combinations. The book begins with the Ingredients of the look, from the basics of modern craft today to how to make colour and pattern work. It focuses on ingenious ways to recycle and reuse, from transforming furniture with a lick of paint to finding new uses for everyday items. The Details section looks at textiles, furniture and display, and the second half of the book, Spaces, reveals how the style works beautifully in Living Spaces, Cooking & Eating Spaces, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Children's Rooms, Craft & Work Rooms and Outside. Homespun Style reflects our growing passion for all things crafted, stitched, knitted and painted. Selina Lake visits homes packed with personality and interest, full of homemade pieces, restored junk-shop finds and one-off treasures.
At a time when work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred, and modern technology brings the realm of the public into what used to be a personal and private space, Ed Hollis looks at what it means to make a home in today's world. Exploring the meaning of private and public space, the importance we place on physical objects and the demands we make of our home environment, How to Make a Home challenges us to re-imagine the concept of home and hearth.
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