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The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors
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...
Veranda Entertaining
From a festive al fresco gathering to a fun pool party to an extravaganza in an exotic locale, Veranda s stunning collection shows you how to give your guests the time of their lives. It s the magazine s ultimate inspirational guide to throwing a sophisticated and stylish event, big or small, inside or out. You ll find imaginative ideas for creating alluring ambiance, choosing an eye-catching centerpiece, selecting just the right appetizers and cocktails and achieving that elusive X-Factor that makes your event stand out. This book provides the perfect juxtaposition of engaging stories and gorgeous photographs to help y...
Chaumet Slipcase Set : Tiaras, Nature, Place Vendôme
Chaumet, established in 1780, is one of the crown jewels of Place Vendome. The first fine jeweler to settle on this square at the heart of Parisian luxury, in 1812, today Chaumet is still anchored on Place Vendome after more than two centuries, and continues to balance its heritage of impeccable service and fine technical craftsmanship with innovative design embodying modern Parisian sophistication. Three Memoire volumes in a slipcase elegantly encapsulate the essence of Chaumets heritage of creative artistry and expertise: Vendome, Birthplace of a Legend: Official jewelers to Napoleon I, the brands founders acquired an...
Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers' Jeweler
Since its founding in 1912, Oscar Heyman & Brothers has created fabulous jewels for some of the world’s elite houses, causing it to be known in the trade as ‘the jewelers’ jeweler.’ This lavishly illustrated history follows the firm’s growth, from its origin as a Russian immigrant family enterprise in New York City to its establishment as an important ally of major retailers throughout the global jewelry trade, including Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Enhanced with dazzling photographs of new and vintage pieces, as well as design drawings from the firm’s archives that are works of art in thei...
Hidden Gems: Stories from the Saleroom
Showcasing jewels and bringing them to life, these 40 stories are an intriguing blend of art, science, history and psychology, tracing the lives of jewels and all those connected to them. The authors have brought their considerable knowledge and experience of handling jewellery and gemstones to compiling a lavishly illustrated book of stories in which the jewels are not always the most expensive or 'important' to have passed through the saleroom, but rather are those that have an intriguing history or provenance attached to them.Spanning diverse cultures and countries, different time periods and design eras, the stories...
How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century
Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted, Decorating is autobiography. Reflecting that truism, the interiors in this book capture the individual approaches of these icons of style: Bunny Mellon s spare all-American elegance; Helene Rochas s refined sophistication; Vanessa Bell s colourful bohemianism; Mona von Bismarck s breezy opulence; and Georgia O Keeffe s earthy chic. Author P. Gaye Tapp analyses each of her subjects refined way of living, how she embellished her residences (or left them elegantly stark), and the long-lasting effects on today s generation of designers and connoisseurs of beauty. The book is presented in fo...
Perfect French Country: Inspirational Interiors from Rural France
In Perfect French Country Ros Byam Shaw celebrates relaxed rural France at its finest, visiting timeless and beautiful French country homes that feature ancient beams and stone fireplaces, panelled rooms and attics under steeply-pitched pantiles. In a busy modern world that seems increasingly overcrowded and monopolized by technology, the allure of the 'good life' is more potent than ever. As an antidote to texts and tweets, traffic jams and queues, additives and packaging, we seek out the simple and the wholesome, and long for the luxuries of space and fresh air. France can offer all these things, with its traditional ...
Classic Swedish Interiors by Lars Sjoberg
Lars Sjö berg is one of Sweden's national treasures. He is as widely known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of Sweden's historic houses as he is for his passionate concern to preserve them. Presented here are the eight houses (and one church) that he has acquired over forty years, many of which he bought in order to save them from being demolished. They range from a miniature Baroque manor house to an imposing Italianate Neoclassical villa, from a late 17th-century aristocratic mansion to the two-room dwellings of early 19th-century smelting workers. Each house tells a story giving an insight into why it was built ...
Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration and the Art of Elegance by Jeremy ...
This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam s most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical as well as Adam s castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House all captured...
Patterns: Inside the Design Library
Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers - including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target - look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design. This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament.
Romeo Sozzi and Promemoria: The Designer Behind the Most Beautiful Furniture in ...
As the third generation of specialized wood craftsmen in cabinetmaking and restoration, Romeo Sozzi made his debut in interior decoration in the 1970s. Since 1988, he and his three sons have run his company, Promemoria, which has become not just a producer of internationally high-profile furnishings but also a laboratory of innovative design. This volume is a discovery of Sozzi's world and work, the epitome of the refined Italian lifestyle. The journey begins with the historical family home on the banks of Lake Como, furnished throughout with a mixture of one-off pieces, antique items, and fascinating collections that i...
Handmade Home by Mark & Sally Bailey
In Handmade Home, Mark and Sally Bailey of destination homeware store Baileys Home & Garden turn to the homes of artists, craftspeople and designers and those who collect their work. Living with paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles - in fact almost anything crafted by hand - will give your home a distinct personality that is welcome in this age of mass production. Handmade Home shows how living with handcrafted pieces is a joyful experience that awakens the senses and brings simple, tactile pleasure to every day. The book begins by looking at The Elements: Colour, Texture, Textiles, Made by Hand and Collecting. ...
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