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Any wall is the perfect place for a display, whatever its size, shape or style. In this inspirational guide, Geraldine James, veteran collector of all things beautiful, shows you ways to organise and display your treasured collections to celebrate their uniqueness and your creativity. Collections of quirky items can illuminate a little corner, whereas a teenager's bedroom will transform instantly when hoarded sports memorabilia makes the leap from the floor to the wall in a bold, clever arrangement. Look for unusual spaces and items: line up a series of themed prints above a picture rail, set heaps of floral china plates in grand style above the fireplace or simply add a mirror into a display to instantly create another in its image. Chapter by chapter, discover how to arrange virtually anything from scratch, rearrange the collections you treasure to best effect and begin a journey into colour, textures and themes to create elegant displays that give a home character and charm. From a memory wall of sepia family photographs to witty collections of kitsch art, this clever guide shows how to create a look that will bring any space to life.
Paper's not just for note cards or scrapbooking anymore! Decorate your home with the 25 fun and fabulous eco-friendly papercraft projects featured in this inspiring new collection. You can conjure up tea light lanterns, vintage flower lampshades, decorative bowls, picture frames, stacking photo cubes, even a decoupaged dresser...all from paper, both new and recycled. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography guide you through the process of making these chic, one-of-a kind designs. There are patterns for all skill levels as well as pages of templates conveniently included in the back of the book for reference. For anyone who has ever wondered how to turn a stack of old magazines into inspired decor, this book is just the answer.
This beautifully illustrated book gives you inspirational ideas on how to create your own affordable, super-stylish kitchen, which will become the heart of your home. Nowadays, kitchens serve as the hub of the house and family life, where everyone gathers to talk and to share food, friendship and love.The kitchen of your dreams isn't always the instant model found in an upmarket designer catalogue; it's often the result of a creative journey, touched by the familiar objects, colours, materials and textures you love and which make you feel happy. The high-quality photography reflects the personality of each featured kitchen, the owner's lifestyle and the style of cooking. my cool kitchen features approximately 30 kitchens in many shapes and sizes. These range from a tiny Parisian kitchen that turns out gourmet dinners, to a London converted flat that is transformed into a weekly supper club and an original 1970s kitchen still in use today. Chapter breakdown: First homes: Student flats, customised existing kitchens. Tiny kitchens: Parisian kitchen, New York, boat/galley style, social housing.Architectural: Designed and considered spaces, and kitchens in architecturally important buildings. Free form kitchens: Truly individual spaces, taking references from a wide range of sources. Retro/vintage: Genuine vintage kitchens that are still in use, and re-created kitchens using vintage styling. Eco-recycled: Customised and second-life kitchens, using reclaimed or eco materials. Simple spaces: Just that - kitchens that have a pared-down considered elegance.
This debut book from acclaimed Los Angeles lifestyle brand Poketo proves creativity can be sparked anywhere. From a colorful desk in a tiny closet to expansive homes, Creative Spaces explores the lives, homes, and studios of 23 artistic entrepreneurs, authors, and designers through a collection of inspired interiors from across the country that brings art into the everyday. With stunning photography, intimate profiles, and unexpected takeaways, the book showcases an eclectic mix of creatives, including artist Adam J. Kurtz, ceramicist Helen Levi, and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, among others. Fusing lifestyle with interior design, this peek into the spaces and lives of creative professionals will motivate dreamers and thinkers to become doers and makers.
From outdoor kitchens & patios to pools & garden retreats, Sue and Kimberly offer idea-upon-idea about how to makeover any outdoor space, using recycled and found materials. In each chapter, readers will be treated to a bounty of style options as well as projects to make themselves. With characteristic flair and fun, Sue and Kimberly show photos of themselves 'mid-junk' - putting the projects together. Each outdoor room is a gorgeous makeover of raw space that shows just how well eco-consciousness and junk go together. With helpful tips and trade secrets throughout, readers will be informed, entertained and inspired to embark on their own backyard makeovers.
Make Your Home: 75 Decor & Lifestyle Projects
Woodwork Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide
300 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets For Painting & decorating
A unique portrait of fifteen creatives and their pets, Wild at Heart is all about the unique bond they have with their pets and how that bond inevitably colours their way of working, living and thinking. Wild at Heart - Pets, People and their Beautiful Homes is the second book from the creative duo behind the online interview magazine Coffeeklatch. In 2015 they published the bestseller Greenterior, a book about plant-loving creatives and their inspiring homes. For this new book, Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen visited people who share their beautiful houses with their pets. They interviewed fifteen creatives at home about a subject that many people all over the world can relate to: the unique bond between people and their pets. Whenever the love of animals is a part of someone's life, it will inevitably colour his or her way of working, living and thinking. In Wild at Heart Bart and Magali share personal stories about important and small encounters, fun anecdotes and relatable situations, set in tasteful and inspiring interiors and breathtaking nature scenes.
Now available in paperback, Pamela Todd's book celebrates William Morris's genius, presenting a thorough overview of his life and career, while setting out his guiding principles so that a modern audience can recreate the Arts and Crafts style in their own homes. A series of `Case Studies' explores six contemporary houses - from a modern London townhouse to a traditional Arts and Crafts home in Massachusetts - that have followed and adapted Morris's dicta, brilliantly demonstrating how the style can be applied to our environment today. The book concludes with a comprehensive style-sourcing section, as well as a gazetteer of places to visit for inspiration. `An excellent book' - The Times `The definitive source book for anyone interested in the Arts & Crafts style ... stunning' - Period Living and Traditional Homes `Gorgeous ... packed with intelligently researched information and more than 200 exquisite illustrations ... Get this if you're tempted to introduce the true spirit of Morris to your home' - Grand Designs
Nowadays, your home is one of the most important places to retreat to, making it all the more important that you feel unconditionally at ease there. Luckily, well-conceived design can transform any space into a temple of well-being, regardless of its size. Whether it's DIY designs for tight living spaces, environmentally friendly design products for a responsible life, or tasteful solutions for public spaces: Living 2017/2018 will show you the most worthy international product designs in the areas of living rooms and bedrooms, household and kitchens, tableware and cooking utensils, lighting and lamps as well as interior design, urban design and public spaces.
Country living and style permeates every aspect of our culture- we yearn for the simplicity and comfort of country style living as seen in the pages of popular publications like "Country Living" Magazine and in Shabby Chic decor. There are many shades of country to match your personal style and "Shades of Country," written by "Chippy Irvine," masterfully presents some of America's most beautiful, charming and fascinating country houses. Chippy introduces six unique country styles; Farmhouse, Grand Country, Cottage, Rusticator, Clean and Simple, and Urban Arcadia; enrich a home with warmth, texture, color and beauty. "Shades of Country" shows how you can mix and match styles or create a unified look while helping you enjoy the comfort of living in country style.
In this new book, the bestselling architectural design author Sarah Susanka expands her familiar and popular message once again: personalised well-crafted small spaces result in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there. This book concentrates on the tangible and sometimes intangible details that bring an otherwise ordinary home to life: suspended ceilings; built-in shelves and cabinets; pocket doors; window seats; well-placed alcoves; and see-through lines and spaces.
Pallets: Upcycling projects offers 33 DIY pallet items where the humble pallet is transformed into affordable, practical and eco-friendly furniture, decor, toys, garden products and gifts. Upcycling is the term that is used for the creative recycling of discarded materials or unusable or unwanted items to create new products. The book is packed with full-colour photos and easy to follow step-by-step instructions – from how to dismantle the raw pallet and how to plan and build your own projects, to paint techniques to finish off your products. The difficulty of the projects varies, so the book is ideal for beginner crafters and DIY enthusiasts with more advanced skills. Some of the projects include: a wine rack, garden tool rack, coffee table, easy chair, trousseau chest, book case, vegetable rack, photo frame, planters, toy kitchen, trolley and playhouse.
`Our favourite stylist is back - we can't stop drooling over Selina Lake's new book...' Mollie Makes In Natural Living Style, Selina Lake reveals how to create a beautiful and stylish home that is as natural, plastic-free and sustainable as possible. In Inspirations, Selina starts by revealing the concepts that inspire her: natural decor, living simply, mindful consumption, recycling, upcycling and reducing plastic waste. She looks at materials suited to the natural living look, including wood, bamboo, cork, recycled glass and upcycled materials. In Textures, she focuses on organic fabrics, fibres such as coir and rattan and eco-friendly paints. Finally, she shows how to style the home using lighting, decorative objects, vintage pieces, garden flowers and house plants. In the second section, Natural Living Spaces, Selina shows how sustainability and style can go hand in hand in living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices and even utility rooms. In The Natural Garden, she steps outside to discuss green gardening, growing your own produce and venturing further afield to camp, travel and explore. Throughout, eco-friendly tips and hints will inspire those who want to lighten their footprint on the planet. Last but not least, the Natural Resources section will help readers get the look and create a sustainable, eco-friendly home of their own.
Crammed with fascinating facts, expert advice and a wealth of essential information, Shades of Grey will guide you through the minefield that is choosing exactly the right shade of grey paint. There's no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment. On trend restaurants, shops and homes are covered in it. There's not an interior decorating programme that doesn't feature it. However, despite its popularity, it's not quite as simple as buying a pot of grey paint and slapping it on the wall. Make the wrong choice, and a grey room will be cold and dark, even energy-sapping. Get it right, however, and your home will look sophisticated and modern. So how to find the perfect hue? In Shades of Grey, Kate Watson-Smyth explores the current popularity of the shade and consults experts - scientists, paint companies and interior decorators - who reveal their favourite greys as well as other tricks of the trade. She looks at the wide range of greys on offer and, via a simple process of elimination, will help you track down the shade that works perfectly for you.
Guided by her philosophy A room should awaken the senses, Galli s goal is to cast a spell with her interior designs. Galli s interiors are celebrated for expressing the deepest desires of her clients through storytelling layers of textiles, colours, and furnishings. In Magical Rooms, Galli shares her collaborative approach to show us how we can transform our inspirations into good design. Showcasing twelve very different interiors from a Brooklyn townhouse to a Tribeca loft to a Greenwich Village apartment to an Upper West Side penthouse Galli illustrates how she has achieved the finished look for each and breaks down her design principles into instructive teachings on scale, structure, balance, and colour that readers can apply to their own interiors. Through the lens of her favourite rooms, Galli shares her own inspirations and tried-and-true tips, revealing how she distils her influences into five elements that she uses, in every project: Nature (bring the outside in); Clashing (a no-rules attitude); Surrealism (subverting the rules of scale and composition); Bohemian (worldly, chic, and eccentric); and Sparkle (the influence of disco sprinkled like fairy dust). Full of inspiration, ideas, and real-world design tips, Magical Rooms empowers us to dream and to create our own chic and personally meaningful interiors.
Enjoying a meal at a handcrafted dining table is one of a woodworker's great pleasures. The tables in this book have been designed by top craftsman Kim Graves. There are projects to suit every taste and style of decor: Country, Shaker, Colonial and Queen Anne. There is special seasoned advice on how to solve table-building challenges, as well as how to create and adapt designs. Whether you are a beginner, a student or an experienced woodworker, the dining tables in this book will provide plenty of challenges to increase your skills. The projects range in difficulty from a simple trestle table to a formal veneered masterpiece.
Although how we furnished our homes in the latter part of the 20th century was largely influenced by two men - Terence Conran of Habitat and Ingvar Kamprad of IKEA - a number of women attempted, in their various ways, to influence our taste when it came to how we lived. Early on were the Victorian/Edwardian women, often associated with the Suffragette movement who both designed and sold furniture. These were followed, after WWI, by others also breaking social rank - the society hostesses - totally untrained but full of confidence, who having their own 'interiors' admired, saw a way of supplementing their incomes, by imposing their tastes on others. Meanwhile a few women were proselytising their concerns for well-crafted and designed products, through retail outlets from small financially precarious shops, to running part of the prestigious store, Heals. Wartime threw up an altogether more professional group - the 'doers' - those e,powered to 'do it themselves' . Additionally there were a handful of professional furniture designers and another small group looking to the design needs of the masses rather than the comfortably off. From Palaces to Pre-fabs sets out to restore the reputation of such women working in what was the largely male-dominated world of interior design.
The ultimate colour-by-colour flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam
Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the colour of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Colour Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by colour, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative colour schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to colour, Flower Colour Guide is to flowers.
Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested colour schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.
Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using colour as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
These days, space is a precious commodity. Small Space Style is an inspiring guide to making the most of even the tiniest home. `A chic reminder that small, if carefully considered, can be beautiful.' Lobster & Swan blog. Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in a compact home and explores design and style solutions to the practical issues of living with limited space.In the first chapter, Elements of Design, Sara tackles clever design and planning details and discusses how to make the most of any small home. Then, in Elements of Style, she gives thought to decorating solutions and style ideas for a compact interior, considering storage, furniture and display. Next, Sara visits a variety of real-life beautifully small spaces, taking an in-depth look at imaginative treatments for pocket-sized interiors and showcasing tiny homes with lots of character. These include a terraced 'two-up, two-down' worker's cottage, a miniscule Parisian pied-a-terre, a tiny studio apartment with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint-sized coastal hideaway. Each case study has a detailed floor plan and measurements.
This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design. Nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, including icons such as Saul Bass, Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Isamu Noguchi, Dieter Rams, Lucie Rie and Paolo Venini, as well as architects Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer. An additional illustrated dictionary features hundreds more key mid-century designers and manufacturers as well as important organizations, schools and movements. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, it is a must-have acquisition for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home.
Go on a journey with Robert O'Byrne as he brings fascinating Irish ruins to life. Fantastical, often whimsical, and frequently quirky, these atmospheric ruins are beautifully photographed and paired with fascinating text by Robert O'Byrne. Born out of Robert's hugely popular blog, The Irish Aesthete, there are Medieval castles, Georgian mansions, Victorian lodges, and a myriad of other buildings, many never previously published. Robert focuses on a mixture of exteriors and interiors in varying stages of decay, on architectural details, and entire scenarios. Accompanying texts tell of the Regency siblings who squandered their entire fortune on gambling and carousing, of an Anglo-Norman heiress who pitched her husband out the window on their wedding night, and of the landlord who liked to walk around naked and whose wife made him carry a cowbell to warn housemaids of his approach. Arranged by the country's four provinces, the diverse ruins featured offer a unique insight into Ireland and an exploration of her many styles of historic architecture.
In this beautiful book, Paul and Niko of Earl of East London share the secrets behind the gorgeously scented candles they create at their studio. As well as the basic steps to preparing and pouring candles at home, the book includes a fascinating exploration of the art of building scent, so that the reader can create their own signature fragrances. Paul and Niko are devoted to capturing memories and feelings in scent, and in this book you can learn how to combine different essential oils to trigger different emotions and memories, whether that is the recollection of a childhood holiday conjured up by a hint of mandarin and seaweed, or an imagined walk in your grandparents' garden scented with basil and parsley. Not only is candle making and scent development a wonderfully relaxing craft, it is also a unique way to create personalised gifts or to create a signature scent for your own home or special event.
Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. The new wave of unusual and dramatic indoor plants is as much about decor and statement as greenery. Used aesthetically, as a focal point and sculptural element in interior design, indoor gardening is not just about possessing or growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory combined with other objects to create a particular style and mood. In this much-needed book, Ian and Kara show you how to transform your home with plants and tells you which plants will work best where and how to care for them. From strikingly geometric terrariums to pretty hanging baskets, practical herb pots and colourful window displays, this book is packed full of exciting and gorgeous ideas. Specially commissioned photography by Nick Pope throughout proves that bringing the outdoors in really is the best form of interior design.
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