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Whether you're sports crazy, a petrolhead, a movie buff or a have a record collection that could rival Spotify, Man Caves will help you create a sanctuary in your own home in which to enjoy your hobbies. In need of a spot where you can escape another Sunday afternoon Frozen sing-along with the kids and watch the big game instead? Are you slowly running out of shelf space for that ever-growing comic book collection? Has your despairing partner finally given you the "It's me or the motorbikes" ultimatum? Does any of this sound familiar? If so it's time to start thinking about setting up a space of your own; a place where you can collect, create or simply spend a few blissful hours away from it all. Every man needs one of these! With ideas for creating over 25 amazing themed man caves, there's a space to suit all interests. Each entry comes with advice on layouts and the various things you'll need to fill your cave, plus a guide to the finest pieces of kit money can buy - from home-brewing equipment to cigar humidors. Also included is helpful advice on setting up your man cave, working with the space you have and the essentials every man cave needs.
Here is a new book rich in visual choices for everyone planning to build in their backyard. Whether you're hoping to create a simple trellis to train roses or erect a pavillion to entertain the extended family, this is the perfect place to start. Over 400 photos illustrate an impressive quantity of architectural additions for the backyard, from arched gateways to grand gazebos, pretty pergolas, picture-perfect pagodas, and fascinating follies. An illustrated glossary gives you the language and historical reference to help you achieve a more interesting landscape. This will be a treasured reference for any landscaping professional, landscape architect, backyard shed builder, or homeowner aspiring beyond the average.
#1 Amazon Bestseller! 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
Don't throw out old clothing or scraps leftover from finished
projects. Upcycling is today's hottest trend in handicraft and
decor, and master crafters Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren are
here to show how it's done in their vibrant new guide Modern
Upcycling. Discover unique ideas to inspire your creativity and
decorate your home with those fabric remnants and odds-and-ends you
already have in your crafting kit.
Known for his meticulously researched, European-inspired style, Marshall Watson creates interiors that are rich in texture, detail, and simple luxuries. In his first book, Watson shares his finest work, demonstrating that while each of these homes is as unique as its owner, they all adhere to principles that transform a mere series of spaces into a genuine, coherent home: warmth; light; peace; comfort; balance; proportion; liveability; and last but not least, appropriateness. Whether in an Italianate villa in Los Cabos or a family idyll on a Swedish island, a Gramercy Park apartment that blends shimmer and restraint, or a Newport Beach cottage warmed by walls finished in egg-yolk yellow, Watson explains how he translated each family s lifestyle and aspirations, the house s history, and the surrounding environment into a highly original form of elegance and how anyone can discover his or her own. Beautifully photographed with lavish images of Watson s work, this inspiring book is a must-have for interior design lovers.
Outside In: Design by Pentago is a stunning coffee-table book comprising the remarkable portfolio of modern tropical architectural and landscaping projects from the internationally-renowned firm, Pentago. This book introduces readers to Pentago's unique 'Outside In' philosophy of design - breaking through the walls of the inside and bringing the outside in. It is about creating a seamless transit space between the landscape and the architecture. Formed in 1990, Pentago is a boutique landscape and architectural firm with a flair for bringing intuition into each and every aspect of their design. They are well-known for their signature modern tropical 'inside out' approach that melds together the realms of the natural landscape with architectural design and have over the years literally changed the face of the earth in the name of practical, natural and holistic living. Pentago's main office is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Outside In contains more than 200 beautiful, full-color photographs and sketches, complemented by design and concept notes, all of which will ensure that design enthusiasts are moved and inspired.
200 stylish ways to decorate without spending a lot of money. Decorating interiors can seem an impossible task when working with a less-than-ideal budget. A small space offers greater challenges and in the case of a one-room apartment or studio, it is essential that the design address the living space in its entirety. The design needs to be cohesive and flow from room to room. However, with ingenuity, creativity and a few tricks, you can decorate 'on the cheap' and create first-class results. Taking on a low-cost decorating project of any size involves strategic planning, practicality and initiative, but especially in a small space. Asking for estimates from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, learning how to bargain, and repurposing furniture and accessories can reap substantial savings. Comparing prices and deciding what specific items to save on are essential considerations. And, it always helps to make compromises which can yield stylish results that reveal your personality: do you really need a new side table or do you have a favourite item that can work in its place? Low Budget Tricks for Small Spaces shows how to decorate from room to room using the same principles throughout. The book guides you through the process beginning with assessing needs and fixing a realistic, low-cost budget to finding accessories and adornments for less money. The 200 tips and tricks include: Creating an action plan; Recognizing quality in low-cost materials and how to choose them; Obtaining furniture on a low-cost budget; How to decorate over time while maintaining a low-cost budget; Dozens of ideas for minimal budget home makeovers; Essential techniques, practical resources and other low-cost tips. A home that delivers personal style does not require a lot of money. Low Budget Tricks for Small Spaces shows how creativity and ingenuity can help to make a home welcoming, functional and stylish.
Slow living is a fashionable lifestyle idea emphasizing a slower approach to all aspects of everyday life. This beautiful book brings the slow living concept to home design and shows a wide selection of relaxed home interiors, designed as a reaction to the discomforts of busy working lifestyles where work and commuting creates stress. The book illustrates interiors designed and organized around natural materials, friendly furniture and gentle layouts to create a pleasant atmosphere in modern living spaces. 300 beautiful colour photographs showcase ideal homes featuring warm fireplaces with real fires, cosy leather sofas and soft cushions, lots of exposed wood beams and panelled ceilings, natural light and calming creamy colours.
Far from the cliche images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars, Havana Living Today presents a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through the lens of an eclectic collection of domestic interiors. Recent changes in Cuba such as the easing of restrictions on travel and commercial real estate enterprises have led to a flurry of world-class renovations, giving rise to a palpable hopefulness in the Cuban capital and innovative interiors for a tropical lifestyle.
This book explores the sublime work of Renzo Mongiardino (1916 1998), reinforcing his place as a legend in the field. Mongiardino has a background as an acclaimed set designer for stage and film, which had an effect on his work lush interiors with trompe l oeil finishes, museum-quality antiques, sumptuous fabrics, and a bewitching theatricality. Clients included elite members of the worlds of fashion, art, and society: Agnelli, Rothschild, Peretti, Radziwill, and Onassis. Cabana, the au courant interiors magazine, investigates Mongiardino s work with stunning new photography (many interiors are published here for the first time), thoughtful prose, and animated layouts. This is the most contemporary book on the creations of the modern master and will appeal to connoisseurs of beauty and interior design.
Celebrated interior designer and renowned tastemaker Charlotte Moss turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living. Charlotte Moss's greatest muse is the garden, and this book shows the myriad ways the garden provides inspiration every day-indoors and outdoors. Touring readers through her own gardens, Moss offers insights on how to bring the garden into home life-including ideas for elegant flower arrangements from the garden and the table settings and menus they inspire, garden seating for entertaining and relaxing, interior colour schemes drawn from nature, and much more. Moss also shares with readers key garden lessons that she has culled from her time spent exploring magnificent gardens around the world, including French and Italian, English and Russian, private and public, and also the gardens of great women, past and present. An extensive resource guide of notable gardens to visit is also included. With this verdant volume, Moss shows us-implores us-that to behold our own patch of beauty and pleasure (in Edith Wharton's words) is not beyond our reach.
Designer Nathan Turner's style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living. His first book introduced readers to his casual American style and chic design sense. Now, he has written a love letter to his home state in I Love California. This book is a journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods of northern San Francisco, to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to the beaches of Southern California. Simple recipes and tips for entertaining are featured alongside never-before-seen interiors. Lavish photographs capture the homes, people, and food of each unique location in glorious, sun-drenched detail. This book even includes Turner's signature recipes for California comfort food, like his family's Cioppino, Marinated Tri-tip Steak, Mexican Chocolate Cake, and more. More than just a design book, I Love California will appeal to all readers-whether they're entertaining friends and dining with family, or just wishing to visit the sun-dappled coast. As Nathan says, "The recipes and decor here are inspired by my home state, but really it's a state of mind." Now, you can create this dreamy California lifestyle anywhere.
Every meal is best served with a sweet ending. This book celebrates the special places where we partake in eating great dessert and enjoying fine coffee. Sharing stories and catching up with family and friends become much more enjoyable when it is in a setting that stimulates our visual senses while our taste buds revel in the dessert of our choice. In Dessert Station, you will find diverse approaches in creating the perfect framing for this after-meal ritual that has been ingrained into our urban lifestyle. Some designers take a bold approach in colour or in forms, to echo either the brand identity or the product. Other designers use period or cultural design elements to evoke an atmosphere to envelope the space. Through this book, we can glean modern and fresh approaches in coffee house and dessert shop design. The designs presented show how each designer balances inspiration and function with each space serving specific needs of the kitchen, staff and customers.
Decorate with Feng Shui to balance and support good energy in the home or office by using this step-by step, easy-to-follow 26-card deck for effective life change. Each card is crafted to reveal a deeper understanding of how even the slightest changes, combined with the right intention, can greatly enrich the harmony in your space. Use the map of energy (a Bagua) by focusing on 9 areas of your life (Gua cards) representing prosperity, fame, relationships, family, health, creativity, self improvement, career, and travel. 13 Yin/Yang Room cards (representing varied rooms of the home) and 5 question cards offer you ideas containing optimal furniture pieces to consider, colors to use, and placement directions that will enhance and balance energy flow. Just focus on the changes you need to make in your life and place the room cards and decorating suggestions on the map to discover room solutions. Intended for beginners to advanced practitioners and designers. Includes cards and book.
'Garden centres and flower shops are two of my favourite places in the world - I feel calm the moment I walk in. The scent of the flowers, the greenery, the wholesome wooden tools, the exotic orchids... Throw an antique shop into the mix and I'm in decorating heaven.' Willow Crossley Learn how to make beautiful, nature-inspired, decorations and arrangements with The Art of Living with Nature. Divided into five separate chapters: Woodland, Flora, Fauna, Edibles and Beach, The Art of Living with Nature contains 50 innovative ideas to decorate your home, ranging from hellebores displayed in test tubes to wreaths made from hydrangeas. Filled with tips and useful techniques to make the most out of your blooms, there will be a project to suit every occasion - whether you need napkin rings made of sea urchins, a stunning display of spring narcissi planted in wooden wine boxes, or a stylish wall display of antlers and feathers. By combining her passions for the great outdoors and natural beauty, Willow provides instructions about how to make the most of your flower-shop purchases, beachcombing bounty, home-grown harvests and hedgerow finds.
David Hicks is an internationally renowned Australian interior designer. He founded his eponymous interior and building design practice in 2001, and now has offices in Melbourne and Los Angeles, where he leads teams of highly motivated, likeminded interior designers and architects. Mixing antique finds with modern finishes, the award winning designer has a knack for juxtaposing styles and materials while ensuring livability and smart design are always at the core. Featuring the best of his residential projects, this luxurious volume offers a glimpse into bespoke designs that capture his holistic approach of considering architecture, interiors and decoration as one. With photography by Ivan Terestchenko and Shannon McGrath, Intimate is a personal look at Hicks's world of interiors.
Scandinavian style has long been associated with light, clean-lined spaces or pared-down monochrome interiors. However, in recent years the colour palette has seen a dramatic shift away from pale, cool shades and dramatic, darker and more characterful hues have begun to appear in stylish Nordic homes. Why have the Scandinavians suddenly welcomed colour in this way and how is it being used? As well as discussing the theories behind this shift and analysis of the most popular colour schemes, in New Nordic Colour interiors writer Antonia af Petersen offers expert advice on choosing colour for your home. She goes on to visit 10 Nordic homes that are divided into three different types. 'Dark Eclectic' schemes feature deep, intense hues: dusk blue, storm grey, forest green and indigo, all inspired by the more dramatic tones of the Nordic landscape. 'Bold Accents' focuses on the details that stand out and add character - think deep red berry bushes or the russet tones of the northern birch forests in Autumn. Finally, in 'Majestic Pastels' Antonia provides a glimpse into interiors decorated in strong but subtle pastels for a remarkably modern effect. These unique Nordic homes all have one thing in common - plain white walls and monochrome palettes have been replaced with rich, complex and vibrant hues.
Luggala explores "the scandals, intrigues, and heartbreaking beauty of one of Ireland's grandest homes" (Mitchell Owens, Wall Street Journal) that has bewitched the imagination of poets, rock stars, dreamers and the aristocracy alike. Nestled in a secluded Irish valley, Luggala is an exquisite eighteenth-century house at the centre of a 5,000-acre estate. In 1937 Ernest Guinness presented Luggala to his youngest daughter, Oonagh, who described Luggala as `the most decorative honey pot in Ireland' and made it the centre of a dazzling social world that included painters, poets, scholars and socialites. In the late 1960s she passed the estate to her son, the Hon Garech Browne, who has not only maintained but surpassed his mother's gifts both for hospitality and for bringing together a wide range of creative talents. Robert O'Byrne recounts this fascinating story, which celebrates both the unique beauty of this place and the many celebrated names irresistibly drawn there, from writers like Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, to actors such as John Hurt and Daniel Day-Lewis, and above all musicians, including Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Bono and Michael Jackson. All of them have succumbed to the enchantment of days passed at Luggala.
This work offers an all-access pass inside the luxurious homes created by this master interior designer. Combining good taste and audacity is a subtle art - tantamount to French style - that interior designer Jacques Grange has perfected for over four decades. As a young man working for design legends Henri Samuel and then Didier Aaron, his talent was soon recognized by the likes of the Vicomtesse de Noailles, Madeleine Castaing, and the Rothschilds. Since then, the prestigious commissions he has received in Paris, London, Venice, Marrakesh, and New York - most recently the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue - have firmly placed him on the map of the decorative arts world on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet, paradoxically, Grange is known for being able to disappear behind his designs. This is because he believes an interior decor should serve as a self-portrait of the occupant and not the designer. In this impressive catalog of Grange's creations, Oriental and North African influences blend with Western styles, from rococo opulence to modern chic, to create a broad spectrum of visual effects. Contemporary works of art by, for example, the Lalannes or Yue Minjun are given pride of place according to Grange's undeniable flair and collectors eye. But, remarkably, Grange is not afraid to strip everything away, and to make space itself the main focus of a room. Always balancing virtuoso flourishes with tasteful understatement, Grange's touch is unique.
Decorative paint expert Annie Sloan shows how paint can transform any surface in your house. In this, her most personal book yet, Annie Sloan opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to decorating your home. As well as ways to transform walls and furniture, you'll also learn wonderful techniques for painting floors, fabrics, lighting and more. Discover three chapters, all packed full of inspiration and advice: Furniture and Lighting, Fabric and Other Surfaces, and Walls and Floors. Forty step-by-step projects will guide you through the methods for using paint in ways you never thought possible, with clear instructions accompanying each picture, and helpful tips along the way. Learn about printing, stencilling, gilding, transferring images and dyeing fabric, as well as all the secrets of making the most of Annie's own Chalk Paint (R) range. Find out, too, how to combine colours for different styles, and how to tap into your creativity by painting patterns freehand. No matter what your skill level, Annie Sloan Paints Everything will enable you to make over your home so you have the naturally stylish, individual interior you've always wanted.
The ultimate resource for modern apartment design and renovation, featuring hundreds of creative ideas from around the world, curated by the author of Open Concept Houses and the 150 Best design series. With the explosion in popularity of urban living, more people are trading houses for high-rises. But these sophisticated urbanites don't want to sacrifice the expansive feel that a house affords. The answer is open concept apartments. By eliminating doorways and walls, open concept design blends separate areas for cooking, eating, and entertaining into one breezy, bright, large, unconstructed space. Special touches-from furniture to lighting to accessories-can be used to subtly define each area, creating a sense of expansiveness and intimacy. Open Concept Apartments brings together a number of examples from all over the world-from New York to Sydney, Chicago to Rio de Janeiro, Santa Monica to Tel Aviv-that magnificently illustrate this popular design trend. Showcasing the vision and brilliance of distinguished international architects and designers, each of these apartments-including both original constructions and renovations-have been created using practical and functional solutions that suit the needs and tastes of their individual clients. Packed with more than five-hundred pages filled with gorgeous and inspiring before-and-after color photographs, as well as handy floor plans, Open Concept Apartments is an essential resource for architects and interior designers and an inspirational guide for every apartment dweller.
As one of the world's most ancient man-made items, fabric has been with us for centuries. Yet today, when it comes to choosing fabrics for our interiors, most of us are anxious to avoid expensive mistakes, and need inspiration, help and practical advice to influence our choices. We want to know if green looks better than blue, whether plain is preferable to pattern but we also need to know the wear and usability of materials when chosen for a curtain, an armchair or a cushion. An understanding of fibres is therefore essential to understanding fabrics, and in this book Chris Halsey and Wilhelmine van Aerssen, both experts in their field, guide you through the world of soft furnishings. The book contains a layman's guide to wool, linen, cotton, silk and the more complex man-made fibres, with a second section explaining their production techniques. A third section shows the reader how to use fabric in the home to give the amateur interior decorator the confidence to start experimenting. Beautiful photographs from top brands such as Designers Guild, Osborne & Little, Nina Campbell, William Yeoward and Nobilis not only make this book a highly practical handbook but also a beautiful book to use and look at again and again.
In her latest book, Selina Lake Outdoor Living, Selina brings her signature fresh, pretty and vintage style to outdoor spaces small and large. Selina starts by showcasing her Outside Inspirations in the form of flowers, lighting, fabrics, furniture and decorations. She then focuses on beautifying every aspect of outdoor living, providing ample inspiration and practical suggestions for transforming a garden, deck, terrace or even just a balcony into a lush outdoor room that's perfect for lounging, relaxing and entertaining. Selina also goes further afield, with dozens of ideas for simple yet stylish picnics, BBQs and summer fetes. Parties are also covered, with inspiring suggestions for weddings, barn dances and other celebrations. Throughout, imaginative `DIY ideas', insightful `Style Tips' and `Selina Loves...' sections are full of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the look at home.
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