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With 23 years of publishing this guide under their belts, South African Decor & Design 2020 are equally proud of all that has been and excited about all that is still to come. The Guide has grown progressively over the years with the recent launch of their new website, the establishment of their digital platforms, and the ever-popular blog ‘Marcia Loves It’ collectively facilitating positive change through innovation and creativity. Once again they have compiled a remarkable directory of over 3000 key industry players, home décor specialists, interior designers, architects and lifestyle brands.
The Guide continues to facilitate networks between industry players and provide inspiration and valuable information to all their readers. As well as offering the latest trend inspiration, newest product collections and optimal brands, they also strive to be at the forefront of international exhibitions, events and shows, while embracing the rise of the social and digital spheres.
The choice of cover this year was inspired by all that is good about living in South Africa. We so often forget about the beauty of the country and are so inundated daily by all the negatives that go with living here that they wanted to create a shout out for all the reasons why we do live here. Credit goes to photographer extraordinaire DOOK for creating that exact image to portray their theme.
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"Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design is a beautiful collection of recent work. This is a comprehensive compendium that far surpasses previous publications in the field in its depth, design, and information. Worship spaces of all major U.S. religions are covered. This book should be an obligatory reference for any consultant involved in church architecture and acoustics." -Mendel Kleiner, author of Worship Space Acoustics, Acoustics: Information and Communication Series (J. Ross Publishing 2010) "All involved in their design will appreciate this presentation of recent rooms for religious worship." -Leo L. Beranek, author of Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture (Springer-Verlag 2004) "Through descriptions, photos, drawings, and acoustical data, this book provides valuable information on existing worship spaces designed during the past thirty years. This very well-edited book, including the Editors' Preface and six excellent essays from key people involved in worship space design, provides valuable information and ideas on the aesthetic, acoustic, and liturgical design of worship spaces for a number of faiths and in several countries." -Robert Coffeen, principle at R. C. Coffeen, Consultant in Acoustics LLC, Lawrence, Kansas This book takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour through churches, synagogues, mosques, and other worship spaces designed during the past 30 years. The book begins with a series of essays on topics ranging from the soundscape of worship spaces to ecclesiastical design at the turn of the 21st Century. Perspective pieces from an architect, audio designer, music director, and worship space owner are also included. The core of the book presents the acoustical and architectural design of a wide variety of individual worship space venues. Acoustical consulting firms, architects, and worship space designers from across the world contributed their recent innovative works in the area of worship space acoustics. The contributions include detailed renderings and architectural drawings, as well as informative acoustic data graphs and evocative descriptions of the spaces. Filled with beautiful photography and fascinating modern design, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in religious architecture, acoustical design, or musical performance.
"This new book by Veranda is a must for anyone's library who is passionate about design." --Bunny Williams, Interior Designer Explore this magnificent global collection of beautiful homes from VERANDA and become inspired by the talented designers and architects who created them. Our innate desire for beauty is every bit as powerful as our yearning for love and happiness. The editors of Veranda spoke with dozens of interior designers, architects and landscape designers--including Ellie Cullman, Celerie Kemble, Thomas A. Kligerman, Brooke and Steve Gianetti, Katie Ridder, Keith Robinson, Stephanie Sabbe, Mark D. Sikes, Ruthi Sommers, Colette van den Thillart, and Bunny Williams--about how they introduce beauty into the spaces they design so lovingly. Organized by room, each chapter displays both the grandeur of interiors and those special details that make a room arresting, reminding readers that some of the most beauteous thrills can happen in any corner of the home. From kitchens and bathrooms to bedrooms and gardens, these are the glorious spaces that feel as good as they look and invite us in with their enthralling combination of color, pattern, and texture, along with stunning architectural features like beamed ceilings, Venetian plaster walls, and an arbor fireplace. Step inside spectacular homes in exclusive locations like Palm Beach, New Orleans, Provence and Mustique to find: - Stunning color photographs that illuminate the designers' process, room by room - Personal advice on creating delightful living environments - How balance and scale are achieved in every space, from grand architectural elements to small details - An intimate view of light-flooded sunrooms, jewel-colored high-gloss walls, bronze window casings, antique doors, displays of Japanese textiles, and superbly dressed beds - Inspiration to live beautifully and gracefully and to establish your own personal style
"The botanical trend tends to grow" - Style-files.com Ultimate Wonder Plants bundles together the best and most beautiful plant-filled interiors from all over the world, inspiring you to create a green oasis of your own. It includes a helpful plant overview section and a number of useful tips and tricks for selecting and maintaining your personal urban jungle. This is the ultimate urban plant bible and a practical reference book, the perfect resource for bringing more green into your daily life. Praise for Wonderplants 2 9789401449274: "A luxuriously illustrated coffee-table book, Wonder Plants may have significant side effects. The overload of green interior design might have you grow green with envy and scurry off to a nearby garden centre." - ELLE
ALL THE DETAILS, PLANS, AND IDEAS YOU NEED TO USE STOCK KITCHEN CABINETS TO CREATE BUILT-INS THROUGHOUT THE HOME
Wallpaper & Wallcoverings is packed full of creative design ideas for walls in every room of the home, with tips and techniques for contemporary applications of everything from paper and paint to fabric and light-projected images. Beginning with the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century imports of toile de Jouy, damask and chintz from the Far East, the book examines the evolution and major influences of wallpaper and wallcoverings in the West. William Morris's organic hand-blocked prints, the geometric patterns of the 1950s and the hippie-trippy flowers of the 1960s and 1970s, among others, are used to show the impact of historical styles on modern wallcoverings. With a brilliant combination of lively and informative text and beautiful, inspiring photographs, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings illustrates the versatility
The Frank Lloyd Wright The House Beautiful Everyday Pen Set from Galison includes three pens decorated with Wright's designs evoking ironwork and Middle Eastern tapestries originally published in his book, The House Beautiful. Pens have stylish gold caps - a visually stunning addition to your workspace.
Decorating for each season doesn't have to be overwhelming or expensive. Your home can be festive, stylish, and cozy with minimal effort and a limited budget--just ask The Nester! In Welcome Home, Myquillyn Smith guides you through creating and enjoying a seasonally decorated home with more style and less stuff. No matter what the world says, embracing the seasons does not require bins of factory-made decor or loads of time. In fact, it's possible to decorate for each season without frustration, going overboard, or blowing your budget. Drawing from the cozy-minimalist principles in Cozy Minimalist Home, stylist and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Myquillyn Smith will help you create a home that's fresh, meaningful, beautiful, and (bonus!) always ready to host. With engaging how-tos and inspiring photos, she guides you step by step through purposeful design decisions to cultivate a space where loved ones gather, meaningful connections are celebrated, and lasting memories are made. Myquillyn's realistic and down-to-earth design tips will teach you how to: Seasonalize your living spaces with simple, actionable steps Cultivate easy, seasonal rhythms of change in your home Incorporate the beauty of the natural world through the five senses Feel confident in volunteering your house for gatherings, parties, and impromptu get-togethers Know what to focus on and what not to worry about as a relaxed and confident hostess Bigger than the latest and greatest trends, Welcome Home aims to usher in the seasons without using more resources, money, or stuff than needed.
A combination of difficult economic times, a premium on urban space, and the modern trend for living alone means that living in small spaces has become a necessity, as much as a choice. But that needn't mean living in cramped, unimaginative spaces. Living Little shows how the challenges of small floor plans and compact interiors can be transformed with clever and creative design, the innovative use of technology, and ingenious and stylish solutions. Be they small or tiny homes, flats, apartments or storefront properties, cottages, rural or rooftop dwellings, caravans, or cabins, this book is the perfect source of inspiration for those short on space who are yearning for strong doses of ingenuity and style.
This series will bring together unique, inspiring interiors by renowned photographers worldwide and is made in cooperation with photo agency Taverne Agency. The series will consist of small, practical books, 'Homes World Wide - Compact' as well as luxurious interior books, 'Homes World Wide - Deluxe'. 'Small Homes' sets out to prove that bijoux spaces can be every bit as functional and appealing as their more capacious relations. Taking an up-close-and-personal look inside some of the world's most inspirational small-scale homes, this book highlights some of the techniques you can employ in your own home to take full advantage of every square metre at your disposal. Providing a wealth of tips on topics such as storage, use of colour and how to display collections. With photos taken by some of the world's finest photographers and drawn from Taverne Agency's unparalleled collection of illustrations of stylish homes worldwide, this book is as practical as it is beautiful.
- Detailed instructions for creating a home that harmonizes with the natural and spiritual energies of its environment
- Unlike feng shui, which favors adding "cures" to cover existing problems, vaastu (like holistic medicine) focuses on fixing underlying problems for the health of the entire system
- By the director of the foremost vaastu center in India
- Includes 100 line drawings to make all the complexities of vaastu understandable to a beginner
Feng shui practitioners are quickly discovering vaastu, the Indian art of environmental design that helps you create a home that is in harmony with the natural and spiritual energies surrounding it. Until now, books on vaastu have told you where to place your doors or ponds without fully explaining the rationale behind this. "The Vaastu Workbook" presents vaastu as it was meant to be understood--as an interconnected part of the great Indian tradition of sacred knowledge, along with yoga, ayurveda, and astrology.
Using hundreds of clear line drawings, "The Vaastu Workbook" takes you through every conceivable vaastu situation, exploring the dos and don'ts of window and door placement, interior design, street focus, directional facing, landscaping, and much more. Introductory chapters provide a thorough grounding in the basics of Indian astrology, the five elements, and the healing tradition of ayurveda, all of which is necessary to truly understand the details of vaastu. With this knowledge in hand, even a beginner can quickly learn how to design a new home--or renovate an existing one--in order to bring peace, prosperity, and happiness to those who live there.
South of the border, rich colors and woven textiles form a unique design aesthetic, crafted by the union of local Aztec and Mayan cultures and Spanish influences. Bold pigments and vivid patterns come together in simple and rustic spaces, resulting in a way of living that is both invigorating and homely; an authentic Mexican style. The dynamic writer and photographer duo Barbara and Rene Stoeltie have struck gold again-this time with a truly breathtaking look at Mexico's most remarkable abodes. Traveling far and wide, from Costa Careyes to the Yucatan Peninsula, this photographic journey will surprise, delight, and inspire you. From the home of Constructivist architect Luis Barragan, a restored 16th-century hacienda, to a traditional Mayan thatched-roof dwelling, the contrast of styles within the pages of this book are testament to the country's vibrantly diverse palette of textures and hues. With many new images, some never published before, prepare to be transported to the heart of lush and eclectic Mexico. About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
This book shows the transformation of an existing apartment with problems into a new, open floor space that satisfies the needs of the owners. The book presents the transformation of this space through full colour and b & w images and drawings of the 'before and after'. A description of the project, beginning with an overview of the existing conditions and a wish list of changes, adds to the understanding of the work involved. Architects/designers, owners, builders (indeed, many members of the team involved in the construction) bring in their own experience to point out the challenges faced during the remodelling, including building code issues, structural upgrading, pipe-work changes, and the inability to fully satisfy the owners' spatial requirements. The text also explains how the improvements have increased the value of the property.
Accented with detailed maps of renowned interior designer Tom Stringer's extensive travels, this beautifully compiled monograph takes the reader on an immersive journey around the world and back again through the interiors of his eponymous firm's finest residential projects. Stringer's design approach is externally inspired and internally driven, largely informed by his great life passion: travel. His love of adventure resonates throughout this book; on each page, one sees how this remarkable designer's imagination is simultaneously both rooted in the classics and expanded into innovative layers of colors, textures, cultures, and function. Revealed through his personal history and influences, Stringer shares how he uses magical discoveries made on his global travels to create the most special living environments that are true to his clients' own personalities and passions. He describes the design process as a voyage of discovering the distinctive narrative of each client and home, connecting them with a sense of wonder and the communal spirit of their space. Stringer's unique approach to visual storytelling is encapsulated in the unique interiors of the residential projects highlighted here.
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.
A richly illustrated and informative guide to the best neo-classical architectural detailing produced by the finest traditional architects working today. In 'The Art of Classical Details' Phillip James Dodd takes a close-up look at some of the finest examples of contemporary classical architecture. The book consists of two chapters: 'The Essays' and 'The Projects.' Starting with a foreword by renowned decorator David Easton, 'The Essays' are written by some of today's most sought after architects, scholars and craftsmen. Accompanied by sumptuous full page photographs and renderings that illustrate a use of fine materials, intricate detailing, and superb artisanship, these insightful texts are essential reading for anyone with an interest in the theory, practice and craft of classical design. 'The Projects' presents an illustrated look at 25 of today's finest classically-designed homes. Employing the theories prescribed in the writings of the first chapter, this portfolio of contemporary buildings exhibits the work of some of the most recognisable and celebrated architects in Great Britain and the United States. The work featured in within this book demonstrates the timeless beauty of classicism, and delights in the role that superbly crafted details play in creating art. AUTHOR: Phillip Dodd is a well-regarded expert on classical architecture and interiors and has worked for some of the most recognised residential architectural firms in America. He is a Fellow Emeritus at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America and has taught classical design at the ICA and CA and at Notre Dame, and has been a guest critic for the Interiors Department at Parson's School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. SELLING POINTS: * A close-up look at some of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world today * Covers the fundamentals of classical architecture, such as Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite columns, and featuring the work of skilled contemporary classicists, including Julian Bicknell and Ken Tate * A valuable resource for architects, interior designers, builders and home decorators 200 col.
This series investigates the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of interiors. The volumes in the Interior Architecture series can be used as handbooks for the practitioner and as a critical introduction to the history of material culture and architecture. Hotels occupy a particular place in popular imagination. As a place of exclusive sociability and bohemian misery, a site of crime and murder and as a hiding place for illicit liaison, the hotel has embodied the dynamism of the metropolis since the eighteenth century. This book explores the architectural significance of hotels throughout history and how their material construction has reflected and facilitated the social and cultural practices for which they are renowned. Contemporary developments in the planning and design of hotels are addressed through a series of interviews and case studies. Illustrated throughout, this book is an innovative and important contribution to architectural and interior design theory literature.
Handsomely designed and richly illustrated, this publication surveys the magnificent spectrum of projects undertaken by French architect and interior designer Charles Percier (1764-1838). After gaining an illustrious reputation for supervising the scenery at the Paris Opera during the French Revolution, Percier was later appointed by Napoleon Bonaparte. With the Emperor's support, he developed the opulent versions of neoclassicism closely associated with the Napoleonic era, and now known as Directoire style and Empire style. Percier worked on the renovation or redecoration of many of France's royal palaces, including the Louvre, the Tuileries, and the chateaux of Malmaison, Saint-Cloud, and Fontainebleau. The full scope and variety of Percier's design projects are revealed in this book, which also includes archival material detailing Percier's relationships with patrons and peers.
These days, the architect and designer are both tasked with the challenge of designing the 'perfect' new home, be it traditional or modern in style, and everything in between. This grand edition pulls together an exceedingly diverse collection of 100 of the best contemporary houses from across the globe, each showcasing new and recent cutting-edge residential designs by some of the world's leading architects and designers. Following Images Publishing's incredibly successful 100 of the World's Best Houses series, this splendid volume features hundreds of stunning full-colour photographs that help underline the sensitivity of today's design practitioners to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to stunning interior design and comfortable, practical everyday living. Each project illustrates how architects and designers showcase their authentic individual expression but work tirelessly to adapt their signature styles to accommodate the challenges posed by local topography and variations in climate, along with a sharp focus on optimum strategies for sustainable living. A touchstone for those looking to understand contemporary architectural trends across the world, 100 Houses rounds up a superb and unique collection that is at once exceptional, inspiring, and informative.
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