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'The emphasis that Scandinavians place on the home being a source of happiness and wellbeing is one we identify with. We believe that everyone should have a home they don't want to leave!' Award-winning bloggers and instagrammers Reena Simon and Rebecca Lawson are renowned for their love affair with all things Scandi. In their first book, Scandi Rustic Style, they reveal how to create a home that takes elements of Scandinavian design and introduces rustic natural materials and textures to create a Scandi-inspired interior that is cosy, relaxed and inviting. Come with Rebecca and Reena on a journey across the UK and Europe showcasing the very best in Scandi Rustic homes. Whether you live in an urban apartment, a country cottage or a blank canvas new-build, this relaxed, sustainable, modern rustic style will work perfectly for your home.
Blending the practicality of IKEA with the creativity of Martha Stewart, this collection of innovative projects is presented with simplicity of construction in mind. The suggested pieces are practical, have broad appeal, and carry a high brag factor upon completion. Requiring minimal assembly time and tools, this concise, engaging, and even humorous guide offers countless tips as well as clear and instructive photography. The majority of the projects also incorporate clever construction, such as the use of bifold doors, stock cabinets, and off-the-shelf lumber, guaranteeing that the required materials are both inexpensive and easily accessible. Featuring ideas for furnishing both the interior and the exterior of the home, this handbook is ideal for weekend woodworkers.
Best-selling author Sheri Koones presents the hottest trend in the housing market. The 25 small houses presented in Downsize are owned by people who have made a conscious decision to downsize from a larger home to a smaller home--or who just decided to build small in the first place. Some of the houses are new (site-built or prefab), others are remodels. All are 2,000 sq. ft. or less. The featured houses show how to use space efficiently through such strategies as: creative storage space multi-purpose rooms pocket and barn doors integrating smaller appliances These exceptional houses show how small can be comfortable, practical, energy efficient--and beautiful.
Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell's world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colourways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right. Rachel Ashwell is the author of Shabby Chic Interiors and Shabby Chic Inspirations.
Supposedly unremarkable treasures from nature are the protagonists of this book. The book clearly shows how fragrant flowers, prickly berries, gnarled branches, interestingly marked stones, soft feathers, simple snail shells and many other objects from everyday life can be used to make decorations. They can be arranged to make decorative works of art that can be simple, nostalgic, bold, individual, but always creative and effective. Wonderful photographs inspire the reader to try out the designs themselves. This book features a variety of wonderful decoration ideas using natural materials from all four seasons, for every occasion, every setting and every style. All according to the motto: "Rediscovering the beauty of simple things"
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 in full-colour 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 photography of Luca Invernizzi Tettoni.
Bold British Design sees tastemakers at the epicentre of British interior design share their exclusive vision and inspiration for achieving a bold interior, inspiring you to create your own original, fearless home. Designers the world over are increasingly looking to British creatives to combine heritage and history with wit, modernity and attitude. Interiors Editor Emilio Pimentel-Reid and photographer Sarah Hogan have gained exclusive access to the studios, homes and mood boards of 20 top British creatives. With the interiors creating a visual conversation through the rooms of the houses and creative spaces, the authors reveal the history, craftsmanship, key elements and inspiration that went into creating these very personal and stylish spaces. Featuring the studios and relaxed family homes of artists including furniture designers Sebastian Cox and Bethan Gray, ceramicist Hitomi Hosono, interior designer Lucy Hammond Giles, names to watch Yinka Ilori and Hal Messel and antiques dealer Guy Tobin, Bold British Design shows how a new generation is breaking new ground in interior style and decor.
"Mark has a knack for seeing beauty and value in things others might discard. His was the original jam-jar light, and he and Sally were using antique grain sacks as upholstery and mismatched floorboards as panelling years before fashion caught up with them." Stella magazine, the Telegraph Made of Wood is a celebration of recycled pieces, age-old crafting techniques, clean modern lines, and global influences as well as art and tableware with a handmade feel. Explore the modern craft movement and maker culture with Made of Wood, the latest book from award-winning retailers Mark and Sally Bailey of destination concept store Baileys Home. The first half of the book explores the many ways in which we can use wood in our homes - sculpted, left in its natural state, roughly sawn or smoothly planed, recycled, or painted. The second half of the book, Wooden Stories, contains 12 case studies, each one offering a glimpse into the homes of people who have used this most ancient and versatile of materials in creative and inspiring ways. Living with wood brings tactile comfort to every day, warms any interior, and will give your home a sense of soul that is so often lacking in this age of mass production.
How do you create a home that is elegant, but also livable? In his follow-up to the story of his restoration of a French chateau, internationally celebrated designer Timothy Corrigan, shares eleven homes that answer this question of elegance for today, from a John Fowler-inspired London townhouse near Belgravia Square, to a Hollywood Regency-inspired Los Angeles colonial, to an art-filled Chicago apartment with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, to Corrigan s own Parisian pied-a-terre. Layered in between each chapter are eleven interludes in which Corrigan outlines the building blocks of successful decoration, including Scale and Proportion, Symmetry, Architectural Details, Impactful Surfaces, Layering, Art and Mirrors, The Power of Color, The Role of Surprise, Mixing Elements, Drama Lessons, and Details. Illustrated with multiple photos, these interludes inspire and instruct with constructive advice, from addressing low ceilings with low furniture and low-hanging artwork, to utilizing reflectional symmetry to create serenity, giving the reader dozens of ideas to implement at home.
In Handmade Home, Mark and Sally Bailey of destination homeware store Baileys Home & Garden turn to the homes of artists, craftspeople and designers and those who collect their work. Living with paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles - in fact almost anything crafted by hand - will give your home a distinct personality that is welcome in this age of mass production. Handmade Home shows how living with handcrafted pieces is a joyful experience that awakens the senses and brings simple, tactile pleasure to every day. The book begins by looking at The Elements: Colour, Texture, Textiles, Made by Hand and Collecting. Next, The Homes contains 12 inspirational case studies, offering a glimpse into the private spaces of those who love to create or to live with handmade pieces. Each of the carefully chosen locations demonstrates how living with art and craft can bring variety and beauty to every corner of the home
This is the ultimate showcase of "House Beautiful's" best home decorating tips, in one spectacular volume. Brimming with hundreds and hundreds of stunning photos and a thousand inspiring ideas from two of "House Beautiful's" most successful books, "500 Sensational Ways to Create Your Ideal Home" (9781588167583) and "500 Makeovers" (9781588166944), this lavish collection is packed with suggestions for every type of home renovation project. Whether you're planning a large-scale transformation or doing a quick touch up, you'll find terrific advice in easy-to-manage bite-size doses, all organised by room or design element.
The newest book from acclaimed designer Michael S. Smith showcases his exceptional take on kitchens and baths, the busiest yet most personal rooms in a home. Legendary designer Michael S. Smith has stories to tell about kitchens and bathrooms-those he has designed himself, and those that inspire him. In this fascinating and inspirational book, Smith, who has his own line of kitchen and bath fixtures for Kohler, explains how these rooms define a house. Kitchens and bathrooms are among the most expensive and labor-intensive rooms to design. But they are also opposites, the most public and private zones of a house. In three in-depth case studies and dozens of supporting examples, Smith discusses his design process for these rooms, from big-picture issues such as the social engineering of the kitchen's layout to details large and small, including the importance of choosing the right cabinet, which can be a crystallization of the architecture of the house, as well as countertops, fixtures, floors, hardware, and more. Also including a sampling of dressing rooms and breakfast rooms, along with a comprehensive resource section, this is a uniquely sophisticated take on a subject of perennial interest.
Tastemakers Christiana and Aimee of Hygge & West know that the key to making a house into a home is in the decoration - whether that means embracing natural elements, creating cozy spaces, making room for family, or finding your own personal charm in every space. Hygge & West Home offers a look into 20 covetable homes designed to promote feelings of coziness, companionship, and comfort, from an intimate apartment in San Francisco to a log cabin in Wyoming, a family home in Minneapolis, and a colorful oasis in Brooklyn.
With page after page of aspirational interiors, engaging interviews with home owners, and tips on creating similar feelings in any space, this eyecatching book explores what makes a house a truly personal space and offers readers the tools and inspiration to make their home their own.
Wooden Houses places the wooden house into a historical, social and decorative context, explores the decorative potential of wood in our homes and provides inspiration for anyone who appreciates the beauty and soul of this wonderful natural material. Wooden houses range from rustic log cabins and timbered country cottages to traditional alpine chalets and elegant clapboard houses with shaded verandas. Wood has always played an invaluable part in construction, architecture and interior decoration and has long been valued for its practical benefits. Indoors, wood surrounds us in so many different ways. Structural elements such as beams and vaulted ceilings become features in their own right. Wood can be used as further embellishment in the form of beautiful panelling or carved and turned banisters and staircases, and in original furniture designs. Whether it is left in its natural state to show the variety of grains and depths of colours, or used as a bare canvas for paint techniques, wood is a beautiful and timeless resource.
With its lush gardens, stately town houses, and sprawling
plantations, Savannah is the epitome of old Southern style, and who
better to give you the grand tour than Paula Deen, the city's most
famous resident and anointed Queen of Southern Cuisine?
In this follow up to the successes of Cool Events at Home, Stephanie von Pfuel shares her secrets for making any home feel as perfect as a sanctuary. With her usual flair, Stephanie reveals the beauty of everyday objects as she describes how to give ordinary household items surprising and creative new roles. With skill and imagination, candlesticks become vases and apples become lanterns. Combining functionality with a dash of fantasy, this guidebook to quirky home design opens the door to a world of grace and beauty. The stunning photographs will both inspire and inform you, impressing you with its message: no project that is too difficult to imagine is too difficult to complete Through Stephanie's example, you can learn to trust your own instincts--and ultimately create living spaces that will reflect your unique personality and personal history.
Learning how to plan, make, and install your own beautiful curtains, drapes, shades, and other window decor may sound daunting, but with the expert, step-by-step guidance of Susan Woodcock in First Time Window Treatments, your goal is within reach. Like having your very own sewing instructor at your side, First Time Window Treatments guides you expertly through the process, including: Measuring your windows and selecting fabric Fundamental techniques of cutting, seaming, hemming, and adding frills and trims Making basic styles of curtains, shades, blinds, and top treatments Essential tips and tools for installation There's a first time for everything. First Time Window Treatmentswill help you decorate your windows with your own stylish designs.
In his most personal book to date, William Yeoward reveals his passion for colour, his inspirations and the "stories" behind his unique use of colour as he takes you on a journey through a dazzling array of beautiful homes. Known for his chic and stylish colour combinations, William Yeoward reveals his colour secrets, starting with the classic combination of blue and white - there are cobalt silk sofas, indigo linen armchairs, aquamarine and white patterned ceramics and sapphire plush cushions, all combined to evoke a sense of luxury, in William's trademark style. The unique colour stories in the book include red, white and blue in a villa in France, a comfortable coastal retreat with hints of pink, taking you through to lavender and amethyst in the country and the city, soft grey studies in living rooms and table settings, a blazing ochre red contemporary cottage, an orange rustic barn dinner, and a red and steel outdoor kitchen. This is William's fourth book and is the first one to focus on his passion for colour and the sumptuous interiors that can be created by focusing on details and by layering opulent textures, prints and proportions.
What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house's best features and create a look that's pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it's a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic locations and decorating philosophies, the designers share their tips, tricks, and traditions for celebrating the season in style, and in every room of the house.
Design your home to optimise your healthy lifestyle with this room-by-room guide from certified kitchen designer and wellness design consultant Jamie Gold. Residential designer Jamie Gold has spent years defining the exciting new field of wellness design, which explores how simple changes to things like lighting, fixtures, storage, and outdoor space can make a huge difference in how you feel every day. Wellness by Design offers a room-by-room guide to refreshing your space so that it promotes safety, fitness, serenity, and joy. Whether you're training for a marathon or recovering from an injury, building your dream home or decorating your new rental, the design of your home can help-or hinder-your active lifestyle. This book will help you keep your fitness goals and stay on track for a long and healthy life.
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.
From the author who taught us that junk in not a four-letter word, and drawing on her years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector, Carter highlights her favourite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal tips for finding treasures in flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, shops, on the web, or wherever you may find yourself. With her passion for self-expression and her personal approach to decor, Carter speaks to our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that bring beauty and meaning to our lives. Along the way, Carter interviews other designers and high-profile collectors such as Ralph Lauren, Bunny Williams, and Mike Wolfe from American Pickers revealing their favourite treasure hunts and showing us how they live with their collections. Inspiring and liberating, The Joy of Junk shows how we can integrate our passions and histories to live creatively and happily with the special and quirky objects that give our homes soul.
History is brought to life in many historic houses, especially at Christmas time, when special decorations help to welcome the social season and visiting guests. In this revised second edition, learn history and local customs through engaging text and over 420 color photos. Costumed guides interpret Christmas traditions in some of the thirty specially decorated houses that are featured from across America. Both magnificent estates and simple residences offer a variety of styles, tastes, and ideas to inspire your own celebrations. See preserved buildings with illuminated gardens, inviting dining halls, and stunning interiors. Enjoy the many efforts on display here that help to make the Christmas season a magical time of sharing, caring, and gratitude.
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.
Carleton Varney turns his decorating vision towards the water in his most recent tome, Decorating on the Waterfront. Here, he gathers stunning images of new design projects in this collection of inspirational stories that use motifs and colours from years by the shore. Growing up on the Massachusetts coast influenced his penchant for bright cheerful colour schemes and warm polished interiors that exude luxury living today. Varney continues to live near the ocean and decorates for clients on the waterfront from Palm Beach, Florida to the shores of Lake Huron, Michigan. This book brings into focus Varney's career-long journey to bring elements and inspirations from the world around us to life at home.
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