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Draw Interiors by Mary Seymour
These instructional drawing books have a highly visual and practical approach. With the aid of step-by-step drawings, the authors - all professional artists or teachers - explain clearly and concisely how to use pencil, pen and ink, Conte and charcoal. The series covers a comprehensive range of popular subjects and each title contains sections on materials, composition, perspective and different drawing techinques - both traditional and innovative
The Interior Design Course: Principles, Practices and Techniques for the Aspirin...
Principles, practice and techniques: here is the ultimate guide for the aspiring designer. Discover how design has evolved over the centuries, and learn how to think visually and create your own personal style. Whether you are decorating your own home or thinking of taking up interior design professionally, you will find this book an invaluable and inspirational source of reference.
Romantic Irish Homes
Irish houses have a character and personality quite different from that found anywhere else. Quixotic, often whimsical and definitely quirky, they provide a sanctuary from the Irish climate, which is frequently grey, cold and damp. No wonder, therefore, that over the centuries Ireland's domestic architecture and interior design have developed a distinctive personality in which colour and vivacity are highly prized. Romantic Irish Homes presents 15 of the finest examples of these traits, each one of them distinctive and yet sharing the same native spirit. From vast ancient castles through sturdy Georgian manors to small ...
Junk Genius: Stylish ways to repurpose everyday objects, with over 80 projects a...
In Junk Genius, you’ll find highly rewarding and money-saving repurposing projects, and discover why making your own is a trend well worth exploring. Juliette Goggin and Stacy Sirk have created over 80 projects and ideas using items you can easily find or might already have. Discover creative ways to use glass with the compact kilner jar sewing kit and the pretty message-in-a-bottle pendant. Myriad uses for old crates include planting them with herbs and vegetables and transforming one into a bedside table. Add something different to your household with a range of light fittings made from colanders, a birdcage and ...
Attention to Detail by Suzanne Trocme
Designed to be informative, as well as visually stimulating, this book offers the best and latest solutions to both old and new interior design problems and queries. By featuring real-life locations and clear detailed photographs, the book shows how people have actually tackled projects, such as re-fitting or re-designing a room, or selecting the light fittings or door handles to suit a scheme. They also give an indication of how the owners planned and executed the task. The text gives guidelines as to what the people involved in the project have learned in the process and pointers to possible pitfalls and danger areas ...
Family Living: Creating the Perfect Family Home
Whether you are moving house or planning alterations to accommodate a growing family, this book, packed with ideas and advice, will help you create a home that everyone will love. 250 specially commissioned photos of real homes are included showing stylish and innovative ideas.
Creative Living: London
London is the worlds leading creative hub, aided by the winning combination of British sophistication and capital cosmopolitanism not to mention the energy generated by the Olympic Games and talents from around the world make the city their home. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the spaces in which they dwell. The thirty-four houses in Creative Living London are arranged by location West to East taking in the citys grooviest, on-the- edge neighbourhoods, from Shoreditch to Shepherds Bush, London Fields to Hampstead Heath. Whether in a charming mews cottage, converted piano factory, even a revamped fire station, Lon...
Ornaments: Patterns for Interior Design
This volume is based on the well-known 1892 collection of ornament designs, The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist, by George A. and Maurice A. Audsley. Originally conceived as a collection of samples for architects and decorative painters, many professionals have found inspiration in this book, including cabinetmakers, ceramicists, and engravers. This way, these ornaments found their way into tapestry designs, carpets and upholstery fabrics. Ornaments is not restricted to a mere reproduction of the original designs, though; it also provides commentary based on the original annotations of the Audsleys and describes the...
A Woman's Shed
Why should men have all the sheds? Every woman deserves a shed of her own, somewhere to retreat to for some quiet time, to create or grow, to write or paint, or just to contemplate the view. Gill Heriz has interviewed over 80 different women, and Nicolette Hallett has photographed their sheds inside and out, to collect together this unique insight into why women have sheds, and what they do in them. There are sheds for puppet-makers, sculptors, and writers, as well as farmers, furniture-makers, and woodcutters. There are sheds that can be lived in, sheds that are full to the rafters, and sheds that are simply sheds, wit...
Botanical Style: Inspirational decorating with nature, plants and florals
The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, takes a look at the ingredients of the look - antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds and houseplants and draws upon these sources for fresh ideas to transform your home into a leafy haven. Moving on, Selina explores five different facets of the botanical look. Vintage Botanicals celebrates the gentle palette and delicate style of floral watercolours and pressed flowers, while Boho Botanicals has more of a free-spirited 1970s vibe, with jungly potted plants, flower garlands and even a decorated teepee. The varied textures and contemporary appeal o...
Casual Living by Judith Wilson
Many of us live stressful lives, so we deserve a home that delivers no-fuss style for comfortable living. "Casual Living" puts such a goal firmly within reach. In the first section, Casual Style, Judith maps out the three facets of the look - Country Casual, City Casual and Seaside Casual - so you can identify the style that suits you best. Next, Casual Elements focuses on the different ingredients that come together to create the perfect home. In part three, Casual Rooms, Judith shows how the style translates to every room in the house, from Relaxed Kitchens to Soothing Bathrooms and Cosy Sitting Rooms to Tranquil Bedr...
Chic Boutiquers at Home - Interiors inspiration and expert advice from creative ...
Without the expenses of a bricks-and-mortar shop, smaller independent brands can set up and start trading with ease, giving us access to a wider range of chic boutiques than ever before. The growth of online shopping also means that we can buy from brands that are based abroad, many of which have introduced international shipping at competitive prices to attract a global customer base. In Chic Boutiquers at Home, interiors journalist and stylist Ellie Tennant meets the characters and creative forces behind leading online stores around the world, from the US to Europe, and explores their beautiful homes in a series o...
Country Living Storage Style: Pretty and Practical Ways to Organize Your Home
Away with plain plastic boxes and utilitarian metal filing cabinets! With a little inspiration in the form of unusual containers and furnishings, storage also has style. And, for an imaginative showcase of solutions, Country Living is the best place to go. Storage Style presents smart, fun ideas from the most welcoming homes anywhere: clever tricks for organizing that infuse rooms with personality, wit, and flair. For example, a vintage dollhouse attached to a kitchen wall becomes a charming, unexpected spice rack. A lift-top pine trunk topped with a cushion masquerades as a window seat and serves as a perfect hiding pl...
Creative Family Home - Imaginative and original spaces for modern family living
Family homes need to work hard and play hard, meeting the varying needs of style-conscious parents, lively toddlers and everyone else in between. In Creative Family Home, Ashlyn Gibson explores homes that capture the zeitgeist in family living and celebrate the magic of childhood. Whether your family consists of a single bouncing baby or a tribe of pre-teens, Creative Family Home tackles both the practical and the decorative issues and paves the way for a fun, hard-working and creative home that grows and adapts with your kids. The book starts by focusing on the varying demands of family living, with suggestions for usi...
Creative Walls. How to Display and Enjoy Your Treasured Collections
Creative Walls will inspire you to organize and arrange your collections on any surface in your home to create character, charm and elegance. Any wall is perfect for display, whatever its size, shape or style. In this inspirational guide, Geraldine James, veteran collector of all things beautiful, shows ways to organize and display your treasured collections to celebrate their uniqueness and your creativity. Fans, teapots or clocks can illuminate a little corner, whereas a teenager's bedroom will transform instantly when hoarded football memorabilia makes the leap from the floor to the wall in a bold, clever arrangement...
Design Bloggers at Home: Fresh interiors inspiration from leading on-line trend ...
A digital revolution is underway. A global network of creative, interior design bloggers has emerged, publishing fresh and inspiring content online every day. With diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, these individual bloggers combine to create a thriving online community of trend-setters and style gurus. The digital world brings with it design democracy; with the freedom to publish whatever they want, these bloggers offer a beguiling alternative to traditional media and have become an important source of inspiration for the homes enthusiast. In her first book, interiors journalist and stylist Ellie Tennant meets the cha...
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. ...
In the Mood for Colour: Perfect palettes for creative interiors
In this, his third book, celebrated interior stylist Hans Blomquist reveals his lifelong passion for colour and the way in which it can affect our emotions. Colour can soothe, enchant or excite. And as Hans demonstrates, it has the ability to render rooms cool and calming, dynamic and stimulating or moody and intriguing. As ever, Hans draws his inspiration from the treasures of the natural world, exploring shades from the dazzling optic white of newly fallen snow to the fiery crimson heart of a newly unfurled poppy and the inky canopy of the midnight sky. Divided into five sections – Dark, Pale, Soft, Natural ...
Junk Genius: Stylish ways to repurpose everyday objects, with over 80 projects a...
In Junk Genius, you'll find highly rewarding and money-saving repurposing projects, and discover why making your own is a trend well worth exploring. Juliette Goggin and Stacy Sirk have created over 40 projects using items you can easily find or might already have. Discover creative ways to use glass with the compact kilner jar sewing kit and the pretty message-in-abottle pendant. Myriad uses for old crates include planting them with herbs and vegetables and transforming one into a bedside table. Add something different to your household with a range of light fittings made from colanders, a birdcage and even jelly mould...
Life Unstyled: How to embrace imperfection and create a home you love
Life Unstyled is about taking inspiration from real homes that are beautiful, creative and inspiring but at the same time a little rough around the edges, with signs of everyday life evident throughout. The first section, ‘Homes Unstyled’, sets out Emily's manifesto for creating a stylish home that is beautiful but lived in. A Home is Never Done advocates allowing your space to evolve gradually so it is an ever-changing expression of your tastes and interests. Work with What You’ve Got suggests ways to make the most of the home you have rather than yearning for unattainable perfection. Signs of Life offers ideas ...
Living Retro - Fabulous retro homes, from Palm Springs to Paris
Fabulous retro interiors, from Palm Springs to Paris. In this glorious new book, Andrew Weaving visits 18 inspiring and varied locations that showcase the Living Retro style. From the elegant, spare simplicity of Scandinavian mid-century modern to the colourful, playful chic of Palm Beach in the 1960s, the carefully chosen locations around the globe illustrate the many facets of a look that ranges from sophisticated glamour to pared-down elegance.
Modern Pastoral - Bring the tranquility of nature into your home
Discover how to bring the outdoors in with these stunning, contemporary interiors, photographed in Scandinavia and the United States. Modern pastoral interiors are about embracing the pared-back lifestyle of living in the country, taking nature as the main point of inspiration. Specially commissioned photography in homes across Scandinavia and the United States shows how to use colours, textures and details to create a home in which to unwind - a retreat from the rest of the world. Niki Brantmark shows us various takes on this simple, informal style. In chapter 1, Forest, the interiors are filled with exposed woo...
Modern Rustic - Explores the elements that come together to create the simple, s...
At its heart, the modern rustic look celebrates the fabric of a home, from the roof beams to the brickwork. This style revels in earthy colours and rich textures; in natural materials such as wood and stone; and the ruggedly handsome bones of a building. In this book, stylist Emily Henson and writer Joanna Simmons first lead you through the Elements of the Modern Rustic look. Sophisticated Rustic elegantly blends clean lines with muted shades of grey. Bohemian Rustic mixes texture and pattern with lush colour, while Quirky Rustic teams raw wood with pops of neon and tongue-in-cheek artworks. Vintage Rustic, meanwhile, b...
Modern Vintage Style by Emily Chalmers
In Modern Vintage Style, Emily Chalmers - interiors stylist and owner of hip boutique Caravan - shows how using vintage items in a contemporary context can introduce humour, flair and personality to a home. Decorating should be fun and inspiring, so there are no style diktats; no 'this-must-go-with-that'. Modern vintage style is all about trusting your instincts and taste and using a bit of imagination in seeking out the right items to create a perfect balance of old and new. In the first section of the book, Inspirations, Emily offers up imaginative and varied examples of furniture, lighting, textiles, decorating and c...
New Nordic Colour: Decorating with a vibrant modern palette
Scandinavian style has long been associated with light, clean-lined spaces or pared-down monochrome interiors. However, in recent years the colour palette has seen a dramatic shift away from pale, cool shades and dramatic, darker and more characterful hues have begun to appear in stylish Nordic homes. Why have the Scandinavians suddenly welcomed colour in this way and how is it being used? As well as discussing the theories behind this shift and analysis of the most popular colour schemes, in New Nordic Colour interiors writer Antonia af Petersen offers expert advice on choosing colour for your home. She goes on to ...
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