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Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces
One of today s most influential designers, Victoria Hagan exploded onto the scene in 1988 when New York magazine devoted the cover of its design issue to one of her rooms. Since then she has become renowned for her intelligent integration of architectural and interior design, her refined use of materials, her sophisticated colour palette, and her strong silhouettes. Always looking to the view, Hagan effortlessly makes a close connection of interior spaces to the surrounding landscape. The houses profiled ranging from elegant urban residences to casual weekend retreats reveal Hagan s unerring attention to what Proust cal...
Bathrooms and Bedrooms (betaplus)
This new title, filled with hundreds of inspiring concepts, gives a look into the most beautiful high-end private bathrooms and bedrooms. Trilingual (English/French/Dutch).
D. Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens
Take a peek inside private upper class homes that reveal why D. Porthault has been the favored French luxury brand for linens and other fabrics for nearly one hundred years. Tour traditional and old-world styles as well as contemporary upmarket decor for younger families. Cheery bedrooms--many with canopy beds and playful wallpaper--flaunt sheets, coverlets, pillows, and shams in gorgeous printed florals. Sweetly decorated nurseries favor blue, pink, and yellow prints. Terry towels show off Porthault's signature scalloped and bound edges. Tables set with cloths, placemats, and napkins feature hand-embroidered, custom...
Vintage Home: 20th-century Design for Contemporary Living
Vintage Home is both a practical collectors guide to what to look out for and a celebration of the period. It covers both serious and costly designer creations, which sell in major auction houses worldwide, and cheerful mass-produced kitsch, which you can pick up in car boot sales, charity shops, flea markets and yard sales. It looks at objects from around the world that were made for every taste and budget.
Fabulous: The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt
Ever since Tom Britt opened his New York based firm in 1964, he has been creating dramatic environments for his high-profile clients on multiple continents. His masterful design palette, with a wonderfully exotic slant, includes plush upholstered furniture, boldly patterned carpets, seductive lighting, and an elegantly theatrical use of mirrors. The resulting spaces are perfect for luxuriating and entertaining. From a chic pied-a-terre in San Francisco and tantalizing rooms at New York s famed Dakota apartment building to suburban manses in America s Midwest and a palace apartment in Jaipur, Britt s inimitable style mer...
Furniture Makes the Room
Knack Studio founder Barb Blair is famous for her 'knack' with furniture: spotting classic pieces and transforming them into modern showstoppers. In this inspiring book, Blair goes beyond the nuts-and-bolts of furniture refinishing to show how to style rooms with each customised piece. For instance, she transforms a tired coffee table with an ombrE-painted design, and then reveals how to incorporate it into different rooms such as a bright and sunny den, cozy reading nook, and cheerful bedroom.With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects in Blairs signature bold style, colourful design sketches, a 'toolb...
Pattern Euphoria
This book includes patterns designed for textiles, stationery, interiors, and other products that have been created by international designers and that are inspired by plant and animal shapes, and geometric and abstract forms. In each chapter an interview with designers specializing in the field introduces his or her design philosophy and work process.
Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
Chinese wallpaper has been an important element of western interior decoration for three hundred years. As trade between Europe and China flourished in the seventeenth century, Europeans developed a strong taste for Chinese art and design. The stunningly beautiful wall coverings now known as 'Chinese wallpaper' were developed by Chinese painting workshops in response to western demand. In spite of their spectacular beauty, Chinese wallpapers have not been studied in any depth until relatively recently. This book provides an overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles. Sumpt...
101 Danish Design Icons
A definitive history of 20th-century Danish design through 101 classic objects Denmark has long loomed large in international design history. Today, Danish furniture, textiles, home appliances and utensils from the 1960s and '70s are more popular than ever, for sale at design galleries and a rarity at flea markets. This publication provides an extensive overview of those everyday objects that have to this day written design history both in Denmark and worldwide. Along with 32 leading scholars and journalists, the Head of the Library and Research at the Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen, Lars Dybdahl, explores the fasc...
Jewels Today seen by Stefan Hemmerle
Published to coincide with the exhibition Myths: Jewels Today – Seen by Stefan Hemmerle at Die Neue Sammlung, the State Museum of Applied Arts and Design in Munich, this cloth bound hardback book comes in a paper-covered clam-shell box. 85 items of jewellery are presented through photographs and additional sketches.
Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists: 1920 to 1960
Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century. It was a whirlwind of sumptuously-decorated villas and yachts, up-and-coming haute couture and jewelry designers, and elite evening parties, immortalized by fashion photographers like Cecil Beaton. Combining elegance and fantasy, the members of the Café Society enjoyed a sophisticated, avant-garde lifestyle. Some of the century’s most original talents―from Cole Porter to Yves Saint Laurent―stepped into the limelight via the Café Socie...
Warehouse Home: Industrial Inspiration for Twenty-First-Century Living
The love of warehouse buildings – often in attractive waterside locations – has become a global phenomenon, from London to New York, from Sydney to Florence. Drawing on her own experience of living in a Grade II listed mill, Sophie Bush has amassed a wealth of knowledge, contacts and understanding about which ingredients make a building fit for contemporary habitation. Warehouse Home is the ultimate resource for everything from how best to preserve and complement original architectural features to style ideas for adapting vintage and reclaimed pieces for modern living. The book has a practical structure, broken down...
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