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New York Times bestselling author and popular lifestyle blogger Erin Gates shares everything you need to know about designing a beautifully stylish-yet practical and functional-family home through candid advice, inspirational ideas, and lessons learned. Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her picture-perfect blog, bestselling author and designer Erin Gates presents a new book about how to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily family life. Throughout her career designing homes for families of all kinds all over the country, Erin has always maintained that living with children and pets does not mean that you have to forego nice things. This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents. Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous inspirational photographs with engaging and intimate personal essays about life lessons learned the hard way while struggling with infertility and becoming a mother, managing a business, overseeing her own home renovation, and finding time for her marriage. She'll share how to store toys so that shared spaces don't look like a kindergarten, the expensive-looking fabrics that will stand up to a marauding toddler with sticky hands, nursery looks that go beyond blue and pink, and furniture that does not have to be stored during the baby-proofing years. She also showcases the work of other designers she loves who surround parents, children, and their pets with comfort and beauty. Like a best friend who has a knack for style and a taste for fun, Erin opens her front door and invites you into her life and all of its beautiful imperfection.
Rescue old and beautiful chairs, beds and footstools with fabulous new fabrics and renovate treasured family heirlooms in perfect period style. With clear step-by-step instructions throughout, A Beginner's Guide to Upholstery shows you how to take your old or tattered furniture and fabrics and breathe new life into them with natural and sustainable materials. By saving the money you would have spent on someone else doing the work, you can afford to splash out on a really special length of cloth and create stunning pieces of furniture that reflect your own individual style.
Stylish interiors and happy dogs make the perfect home. You may have the coolest home on the street, but a house is not a home without a dog. So how do you keep your interiors Instagrammable when you have a canine companion, with all the associated paraphernalia of feeding bowls, leads, beds and toys? As a dog-owner for over 20 years, and a former home buying manager at Selfridge's in London, Geraldine James is the perfect person to show you how to incorporate dogs into your life without sacrificing your style or their freedom to roam the house and garden. Whether you live in the city, in the countryside or on the coast, your home can still look good with a few careful compromises. Then there are the 'design' dogs - dogs belonging to designers whose beautifully curated homes are none the less canine-friendly. And finally there's a special section telling the stories of the rescue dogs featured in the book, and highlighting the joy a rescue dog can bring to your life and your home.
Leading illustrator Millie Marotta has created a great collection of wall decoration stickers that could grace the walls of any home. Beautiful images, in Millie's inimitable style, can be added to walls above the sofa, mantelpiece, shelf, in hallways, on bookcases, stairs, tiles and mirrors. Millie's beautiful line work of flowers, birds, fish and foliage is loved around the world and will add charm to your home without any fuss or work. The stickers are easily removed from the book and stuck on the wall and will not leave a mark on the wall after removal. You can instantly get a sophisticated and consistent look for a room or whole home with these stickable works of art.
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.
Foreword by Alexandre Ricard. 'A thoroughly splendid and very persuasive paean to the glories of the home bar. If you have secretly dreamed of building a bar inside your house, then you need this book.' Victoria Moore Home Bar covers all aspects of home bar design in addition to offering inspiration advice on how to create it; from which drinks to include, glassware and fridges, to recipes from some key bartenders and truly inspiring interiors. Whether you hanker after a small, stylish bar cart for a tiny urban apartment or are planning a bespoke entertainment space in your home, indoors or out, Home Bar is a comprehensive resource and a go-to inspirational manual of discerning drinks. With exclusive access to the owner of Pernod Ricard's own glamorous home bar in the south of France, this book will appeal to Mad Men fans, millenials for whom a homemade cocktail from a drinks trolley is the height of cool, and also to any discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestifs. Written by a leading authority on drink, Home Bar includes photographs from Simon Upton, one of the world's leading interiors photographers working in exclusive homes. With images from major bar cart retailers too, this book is a beautiful, comprehensive and indispensable reference for cool drinks at home, anytime.
As an architecture photographer, Nicole England found that the shoots she enjoyed the most were the ones where dogs were present - nothing lightens the mood like a nonchalant pup. However imposing the architecture, some doggy hijinks can immediately bring an element of sociability and fun. With this in mind, Nicole set about setting up her Instagram, Resident Dog, and now this book, Resident Dog [Volume Two], which showcases over 25 of the world's most amazing houses, and the dogs that live there. Photographing dogs is not always straightforward, because they don't always cooperate! The result is that these images end up with a looser, more spontaneous style. Just as every home is different, so is every dog. The photographs showcase amazing architecture and capture the personality of the idiosyncratic personality of each canine. Take a wander around the world's most stunning homes, from Mexico City to Sydney, London, New York and LA, with the home pooch as your tour guide. Each home will feature several photographs, and an interview with the architect or homeowner.
Vintage finds and fabrics are elegantly paired to recreate the grace and comfort of French-style. A Romance with French Living provides a glimpse into Carolyn Westbrook's world, where treasured antiques and vintage finds, perfectly faded fabrics and timeworn furniture blend, seemingly effortlessly, in superb interiors that are both relaxing, chic and inspired by French style. Part One - French-inspired Interiors - showcases Carolyn's love for designing interiors, decorating and creating relaxed and welcoming rooms. Essentially French shows how to adapt classic French style to suit modern-day living, this ethos is carried through to the chapters, A Cottage in the Country and Urban Farmhouse. Part Two - It's All in the Detail - concentrates on adding those all-important finishing touches to a room, whether it's cherished items gathered on overseas travel or swathes of Carolyn's much-loved white linen, from vintage French linen bedsheets finding a new life as tablecloths and curtains to pristine bed linen and smart upholstery. The final section of the book focuses on entertaining and celebrations, from a country barn party to a bridal shower and an intimate family wedding at Carolyn's own home, The Oaks Plantation in Texas.
Choosing colours for your home can become an overwhelming and confusing process-there is just so much on offer. Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions. Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations. This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.
Everyone wants a home that is beautiful and clutter free. But most of us are unsure how to get there without breaking the bank. Popular interior designer Shannon Acheson takes the guesswork out of creating a lovely home. Home Made Lovely is a mind-set: decorating should be about those who live there, rather than making your home into a magazine-worthy spread. Shannon walks you through how to * decorate in a way that suits your family's real life * declutter in seven simple steps * perform a house blessing to dedicate your home to God * be thankful for your current home and what you already have * brush up on hospitality with more than 20 actionable ideas that will make anyone feel welcome and loved in your home In Home Made Lovely, Shannon meets you right where you are on your home-decorating journey, helping you share the peace of Christ with family members and guests.
Another Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House II, features a wide array of guest houses from around the world, highlighting the best of modern hospitality. Its projects offer architecturally interesting designs of predominantly reconstructed and restored buildings, set in beautiful and unique environments. A beautiful location is a vital criterion for a successful guest house. Humans are hardwired to enjoy two types of scenery: the lush and the novel. As cities become the default way of living for large swathes of humanity, we are beginning to place greater value on lush natural beauty. We all feel good in picturesque natural environments, be that walking in a sun-dappled forest, marvelling at snow-capped mountains, or watching waves breaking on pristine beaches. But the novel, the new, also moves us. In this richly photographed book you will find beautiful examples of guest houses that make the most of both the lush and the novel. From houses in Greece that are designed to frame spectacular views of the sea to the loft-style spaces in the heart of wooden alpine area in the ancient heart of Slovenia, the guest houses in this book feature striking architecture, tactile materials, and new typologies in luxuriant settings. AUTHOR: Yao Liang, born in 1976 in Wenzhou, has been studying Chinese paintings since his childhood and majored in sculpture. He has 20 years of experience in participating in interior architectural design projects, and now is the founder of Yaoliang Architecture and Space Design Office, deputy secretary-general of Wenzhou Representative Office of Art Display Committee of China and Vice president of Wenzhou Branch of CIID (China Institute of Interior Design). In recent years, he has been mainly engaged in design of cultural creative architecture and commercial spaces, curation and product design. SELLING POINTS: * A lovely compendium to Escape, ISBN 9781864707045 the first volume on this topic, this book goes on to explain more about reconstruction and restoration/refurbishment projects of many different types of accommodations around the world * Endeavours to meet the challenges of creating a contemporary guest house space that elegantly blends the location's natural environment with the overall human experience * Includes scores of different guest house design styles, showcasing an exciting range of projects from around the world, created by an esteemed mix of architects, designers and artists * Provides a strong reference source for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields; as well as for those in the tourism industry who are looking to revamp their guest house accommodation 500 colour images
A eucalyptus candle burning, greenery hanging, driftwood on a window ledge...calming smells and wild elements create a space that invites connection and creativity. A place that rejuvenates and restores. A personal sanctuary. The spaces we inhabit, where we live and work each day, affect our mood and our ability to get things done. Yet so often we settle into these spaces without really considering what we put into them, or how they make us feel. In Do Inhabit, Sue Fan and Danielle Quigley, stylists and makers with a lifelong love of the natural world, guide us towards creating and styling spaces that are a true reflection of ourselves and what is important to us. Home as a place to unwind and be inspired, workplaces shared considerately and harmoniously with others. The book includes: Tips for de-cluttering, organizing and styling; Fresh herbs, flowers, greenery, wood and stones as sources of inspiration; Why your space should evoke all five senses; How to create dedicated spaces to enable you to learn, make and Do. Styling your personal and professional space is not about trends. Do Inhabit will encourage you to embrace the things that are meaningful to you. If your space tells a story, is mindful and unique, it will feel whole. Less noise, more earth. Less house, more home.
A brilliant home design reference guide for Devon homeowners There are many reasons for keeping your home bang up-to-date as it's a valuable and appreciating asset that can be made all the more attractive for a little thought and effort. The Home Design Yearbook has been devised to save you from hours of endless internet searching, bringing together many of Devon's best companies to help you achieve your home design aims. It's a highly visual reference guide which also features tips and highlights on the most recent home design trends with accompanying photographic references. This is a local-interest book that will have wide appeal, with the potential audience being anyone owning a home in Devon. An indispensable home project reference guide including many premier Devon based businesses
A book that captivates all interiors enthusiasts-from personal hobbyists and novice decorators to experienced interior design professionals. A home is not only a refuge, but also an expression of personal style-be it strict minimalism, elegant opulence, or a pastiche of different cultures, Interior Design Review-Best Interior Design on the Planet presents the unique furnishing and decor concepts of more than 50 handpicked interior design experts and interiors companies. From elaborate and all-encompassing refurbishment projects to transformative home improvements and custom material and color combinations, this richly-illustrated book showcases a breadth of living styles, architectural solutions, and innovative interiors ideas. Vivid portraits and interviews reveal the protagonists' professional practice and philosophy, as well as country-specific interior trends, influences, and preferences.
Surfside Style is a celebration of the simple colours, natural textures, and sun-bleached beauty of living by the sea. Beautiful specially-commissioned photography showcases twelve gorgeous homes across the United States - from California to Florida - that are inspired by the calm and rhythm of living in harmony with the water. From beach cottages to surf shacks, romantic vacation hideaways to bohemian nods to the past, Surfside Style showcases decorative inspiration for all of us who love the ocean or dream of living by the sea. Here interiors bear the influence of maritime colours and simple, natural textures, hand-hewn beams, bleached wood, weathered planks, woven blankets and mother-of pearl tones. Fifi O'Neill shows you how to combine originality, creative energy, whimsy, and the spirit of the surf to create serene, authentic and enchanting interiors.
This beautifully packaged book celebrates the humble and not so humble shed - from artists' studios to beach huts, My Cool Shed outlines the diverse ways of these small spaces and the unique ways in which owners are styling them make this title a delight for anyone interested in design. My Cool Shed features 35 sheds, including small cabins, garden rooms, beach huts. Modern architectural mini masterpieces and other small spaces are given purpose by their owners to pursue their hobbies, careers, creative endeavours or just to find some peace and solitude. The book includes high-quality, stylish photography to show a wide range of well styled and elegant sheds, cabins, dens and hidewaways in attractive locations. The owners' stories and accompanying style notes offer insight as well as inspiration. This is not a 'how to' book, although a sourcebook will be included, but more of a 'feel good' book and provider of design and lifestyle inspiration.
'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE 'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom. Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism. Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters. From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life. This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.
Welcome to the 'more is more' world of decorating, or as it's more commonly know in the business, Maximalism. A style that embraces the all-out: beautiful colour palettes, luxurious textiles, patterns and embellishment. Maximalism is the epitome of passion, one in which Scandi-style, stripped bare and pared-back interiors have no place. Abigail Ahern guides us through the sea change in the world of interiors as the pendulum swings away from minimalism, over to our increasing desire for self-expression and optimism. Learn how to break the 'rules' of interior design, play fast and loose with different periods in a single room and have fun. Maximalism allows you to dip into colour palettes and any decade or style, with the effect of stirring up emotions and creating a bedazzling space you'd never want to leave. Chapters include: Developing a Sense of Style: Research tips and how to begin, from trawling Instagram and tearing sheets from magazine. Expressing Yourself: Learning which rules to forget and which guidelines you would do best to remember to make your decorating foolproof. All-Important Accessories: Learn to create a story whereby every object in the room supports the same vision. Identifying Your Palette: Experiment with thinking outside the box and be curious with colour - what matters most is not the colour but the tone. Creating a Sense of Home: All homes should have a soul and you should be the mixologist, taking risks and mixing up furniture styles with aplomb. Creating Ambience with Lighting: Lighting is key and enables you to set a mood that is instantly tangible and has a direct impact on mood and energy. Styling Your Space: The secret ingredient to making a maximalist home work, and not feeling like a cluttered mess. Challenge the Norm: Harness beauty and oddity, sensuous and the macabre, to create a decorative melting pot where elements vibrate with energy. Little Black Book: Take a peek inside Abigail's little black book where we find the best global decor stores not to be missed.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the international sensation Cabin Porn Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became a phenomenon following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breathtaking natural landscapes around the world. This new book delves deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere. "With its provocative name, Cabin Porn is a modern incarnation of Henry David Thoreau's cabin-building memoir." - The Times
Green is the new black. With environmental concerns at an all-time high, many of us are looking to promote sustainability in everyday ways, especially at home. It is more important than ever that our kitchen and dining spaces allow us to live in harmony with nature. This glimpse into the home kitchens and dining areas of twenty of the world's top chefs, food bloggers and restaurateurs reveals inspiring ways that the food-obsessed are embracing the 'wild' at home in their everyday cooking and dining. From a chef who experiments with herbs in a city apartment to a blogger who forages with her family in a local forest, each personality's featured kitchen story offers a behind-the-scenes view of their unique cooking philosophy along with their insider tips for creating a unique kitchen space. Each chef - from Julia Sherman and David Tanis to Judy Williams (of Via Carota) and Rita Sodi - provides a simple recipe that uses their favourite natural ingredients. Offering advice on essential utensils, entertaining and bringing the outside in, the book also features a directory of websites and restaurants for those interested in finding out more. The desire to know where our food comes from and to minimize our carbon footprints is ever-growing. Wild Kitchen offers fresh insights into kitchen design and styling from those who understand the sustainable lifestyle best, and will inform, delight and inspire all food lovers looking to get back to nature.
There is no shortage of books on how to look after houseplants but no one has shown us how and when and why these plants came to be in our homes. Catherine Horwood's combination of social history, plant history and the history of interior design explains why, as Flanders and Swann sung in the 1950s, 'the garden's full of furniture / and the house is full of plants.' In this fascinating book we learned how potted plants are as much subject to fashion as pieces of furniture. For the Victorians, it was the aspidistra in the front parlour, the Edwardians loved a palm, and, for today's millennials, no home is complete without the ubiquitous fiddle-leaf fig. This book show that there is little new when it comes to plants in the home. In the mid-18th century, Wedgwood created a market for special bulb pots and in the 1950s, some of Terence Conran's earliest designs were for houseplant containers. Across the ages, the choice of potted plants has been influenced by the layout of houses, the levels of dirt and pollution and the equipment to hand. Now, with so much choice, we seem happy to treat houseplants as disposables. This book gives a better understanding of the miracles that were once achieved with indoor plant displays, inspired by Sir Hugh Platt's 1608 vision of a garden 'within doores'. This new edition has been revised with new material added to bring the history of the houseplant and its massive explosion in popularity right up to date.
Inspiration for Every Home Decorator with a Passion for the Past The Heirloom House is a humorous personal account of two interlocking obsessions: eBay and the quest to create a vacation house that looks and feels like a family heirloom. Beginning with recollections of her childhood summers in Nantucket, author Sherry Lefevre narrates the development of her personal aesthetic: wanting everything people with old inherited houses have. When she receives a bequest that allows her to purchase her own ramshackle summerhouse, she clicks on eBay and emerges two months later with a house fully furnished with other people's ancestral treasures, from toile curtains to taxidermy, at a more-than-affordable price. Filled with photos and drawings, The Heirloom House invites readers to follow Lefevre's eBay searches and imitate her heirloom-hunting strategies. Antique treasures are classified and eBay "search words" are suggested to assist the reader's own treasure hunting. Anecdotes, both informative and entertaining, enliven descriptions of the antique objects acquired, and while the whole endeavor is relayed with humor, the underlying message is a serious one: with enough love, anyone can have an ancestral home an heirloom house.
Crown moldings or cabinetry? Vintage or Victorian? Orange or ocher? Successful interior design - creative, comfortable rooms with a personal touch - is built from layer upon layer of colour, texture, pattern, embellishment, and more. But the plethora of choices available in the early twenty-first century has made it almost impossible to assemble these layers thoughtfully. Prominent decorator and author Penny Drue Baird is here to help with On Interior Design, an incisive exploration of the essential aspects of contemporary interiors. Baird considers architectural details, furniture, colour, fabric, flooring, lighting, and accessories, offering equal servings of expertise, history, and recommendation. She illustrates her topics with dozens of photographs of her own work, from apartments in New York City to houses in the Hamptons and Palm Beach to a residence in Paris. Building on her three previous books, in On Interior Design Baird imparts the lessons and principles gleaned from her thirty-plus years in practice.
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