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Minshuku: Japanese-Style Guesthouses
Regulations and social norms have given guesthouses multiple definitions, leading to diversified forms. This book will broaden your horizon on the range of guesthouse available. It provides information about assembling design teams, conducting site selection and spatial planning, as well as designing interiors. The book opens with an introduction discussing how sensory details can be used in crafting a pleasant space. The theory is complemented with 33 case studies showing how to implement these designs, offering a great reference for design professionals.
Ricardo Barroso Interiors
Ricardo Barroso is known for his luxurious residential, commercial and hospitality design projects from around the world involving high-end residences, executive jets, private yachts, restaurants and nightclubs. Ricardo Barroso Interiors gives a personal look into Barroso's artistic ethos with more than 240 colour photographs of his past and present works, inspired from his life experiences and extensive travels. Text in English and Spanish.
Noel Jeffrey: Decades of Design
An interior designer for more than fifty years, Noel Jeffrey's gift of combining architectural features with tasteful furnishings, daring colour, and unusual juxtapositions has made him the designer of choice among a clientele who appreciate his inventive approach to creating elegant, comfortable, interiors. Each of his carefully curated spaces combine stylistic principles from the past and present through furniture and lighting, his own custom creations, design techniques, and thoughtfully chosen artwork. The result is a luxurious and elegant home that is as individual as the person who inhabits it. With an extensiv...
Mr & Mrs Smith Presents the World's Sexiest Bedrooms
There are numerous luxury hotels to choose from when planning a romantic getaway, but finding a unique and unforgettable experience in a stunning location is a greater challenge. Mr & Mrs Smith was founded in 2003 by James and Tamara Lohan to discover the world’s finest hotels and travel experiences. Now, with a million members and counting, their global presence has made them leading experts on hotels and destinations, crafting bespoke experiences for their clients. This selection of thirty-five of the sexiest hotel rooms features bedrooms in a wide variety of stunning locations all over the world. From a rustic ...
Kensington Palace (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Go behind the scenes of generations of the British royal family, exploring both the glamour and domestic life inside the spectacular 300-year-old Kensington Palace Kensington Palace is renowned for its architecture, splendid interiors, internationally important collections, and, of course, its royal residents. This lavish book thoroughly explores Kensington's physical beauty and its history, presenting new material drawn from archives, newspapers, personal letters, images, and careful analysis of the building itself. Originally a fashionable Jacobean villa, Kensington was dramatically rebuilt in 1689 by Christopher Wren...
Grand tour: The worldly projects of Studio Peregalli
The masters of recreating period rooms, Studio Peregalli compiles ten of their very best and most important projects to date in their new book, Grand Tour. "Blending nostalgia for the past with curiosity for the present" is the essential design philosophy of Studio Peregalli's work. By infusing their work with deep historical research and an unprecedented level of craft, the designers are able to imbue each interior with a unique sense of history and ambience. Grand Tour is a movable visual feast with remarkable photography of grand rooms contrasted with beautiful details and exquisite craftsmanship. Each house pres...
Kit Kemp: Design Thread
Kit Kemp is back with another colourful and exciting interiors book that showcases her unique approach to design. For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, developing a signature style which mixes contemporary works of art by both well-known artists and unknowns -- all of whom paint with soul as much as skill -- with Kit's own furniture designs, antiques and junk shop finds, all set against a layered backdrop of luxurious fabrics, bespoke wallpapers and hand-finished detailing which creates instant impact. In Design Thread, Kit shares the inspiration behind her creat...
Jacques Grange Interiors
An all-access pass inside the luxurious homes created by this master interior designer. Combining good taste and audacity is a subtle art―tantamount to French style―that interior designer Jacques Grange has perfected for over four decades. As a young man working for design legends Henri Samuel and then Didier Aaron, his talent was soon recognized by the likes of the Vicomtesse de Noailles, Madeleine Castaing, and the Rothschilds. Since then, the prestigious commissions he has received in Paris, London, Venice, Marrakesh, and New York―most recently the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue―have firmly placed him on the ma...
Emily Summers: Distinctly Modern Interiors
Weaving mid-century Continental furniture and modern art by the likes of Frank Stella and Jasper Johns into important American homes, Summers has created a vast collection of cohesive, covetable interiors notable for their streamlined beauty. From a contemporary city penthouse to a 1940s ranch, from Summers Round House, to her 60s Palm Springs getaway, the homes featured range in period and style, but all will serve as inspiration to readers looking to decorate in a Modernist tradition. Summers shares her building blocks of a great modernist house: how the interior should reflect its setting; how to combine fine art wit...
John Minshaw Designs
'It is in its pared-down luxury, however, that the house has its edge. All the panelling, architraves, doors, windows and skirtings were custom-made for the building; new floors were laid in rich brown or bleached oak boards, with limestone used for the hallway and bathrooms; at the flick of a Lutron switch, mood lighting changes the atmosphere of each room; and furniture and mirrors are scaled up to look just right in the large spaces, such as the oversized ottoman and sofa in the living room. Although the house is sparsely furnished, the pieces are of an enviably high quality.' The Times on John Minshaw's award-winnin...
The Joy of Junk by Mary Randolph Carter
Best-selling author Mary Randolph Carter is back at it with a full-throated celebration of junk and thrifting. The Joy of Junk shows us how to live stylishly and creatively with the personally meaningful objects we love to collect for our homes. From the author who taught us that "junk" in not a four-letter word, and drawing on her years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector, Carter highlights her favorite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal tips for finding treasures in flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, shops, on the web, or wherever you may find yourself. ...
Dream Design Live by Paloma Contreras
Paloma Contreras is the blogger behind the popular interior design site La Dolce Vita. She has been featured in many major publications, including Domino, House Beautiful, the New York Times, AD online, Vogue, Elle Decor, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Houston. "Paloma walks the reader through the process of how to create a home that is not only functional and nice to look at but operates as a kind of vision board too."
Nora Murphy's Country House Style: Making Your Home a Country House
Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment – her own home in Newtown, Connecticut – into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows ho...
Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design
White duck, boldly colored fabrics in solids, stripes, and jaunty prints, rattan and cane seating, whitewashed or colorfully painted English case furniture, canopied beds, straw matting – these are but some of the signature ingredients of an Amanda Lindroth interior. The Florida-born designer decamped to Nassau some 20 years ago after stints in New York and London. Since she founded her firm in 2010, she has become the go-to designer of island dwellers from Lyford Cay to Antigua, Abaco to Belize, Harbour Island to Palm Beach, and Southampton to Great Cranberry Island in Maine. Her airy, relaxed, indoor-outdoor aesthet...
Gio Ponti by Ugo La Pietra
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was one of Italy's most influential designers whose work includes automobiles, furniture, interiors, and buildings. Working in a multitude of materials, he is a pivotal figure in the history of twentieth-century architecture and design, and his work continues to inspire young designers who are increasingly rediscovering it today. This expansive and exhaustively researched monograph chronicles the complete spectrum of Gio Ponti's output, from early ceramic work as design director for Richard Ginori to his last and most famous architectural works, Milan's Pirelli Tower and the Museum of Modern Art in...
French House Chic by Jane Webster
Here at last is the new book from Jane Webster, the poster girl for upping sticks and following your dreams. More than ten years ago, she bought a virtually derelict chateau in Normandy, and in the years since Jane moved her young family to France, she has spent countless hours observing French style and inspiring people to frenchify their life. French House Chic includes intimate imagery of never-before-seen French houses and Jane’s personal address book of suppliers, creators and stores. This is a very personal story of a lifetime spent cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home.
Architectural Digest: Autobiography of a Magazine 1920-2010
The first and authoritative story of the rise of interior design from an intimate trade industry to celebrity decorators of today, as seen through the eyes of Architectural Digest and intimately told by Paige Rense--the magazine's iconic former editor-in-chief for over four decades. Respected as the international authority on architecture and design, Architectural Digest magazine gives readers an exclusive look into the most spectacular properties and private homes of celebrities and cultural figures, highlighting the work of the world's top architects, designers, and interior decorators. This volume celebrates the ev...
Soft Decoration: Fabrics in Home Design
Nowadays people begin to pay more and more attention to residential interior design, which clearly indicates the increasing importance of our home living quality. This book is about soft decoration in home, it's a collection of beautiful home interior projects which can be used as a reference by both; professional designers and design enthusiasts.
The Well-Worn Interior
Drawing on a range of interiors worldwide, this book illustrates the timeless appeal of older houses, and what we can learn from them. Organized by theme - entertaining, living, sleeping, cooking, bathing and outdoor rooms - the book revolves around how modern lifestyles have changed our domestic arrangements to meet the demands of time. We are encouraged to learn from the past to make the most of older houses for our contemporary modes of living, often seamlessly mixing the old and new. An extensive illustrated reference section reveals how long-neglected techniques, such as limewash, flat-oil paint, graining and gildi...
Kerry Joyce: The Intangible
- Whitney Robinson, the current editor in chief of Elle Décor wrote the Foreword Emmy Award-winning designer Kerry Joyce is known for the refined elegance and quiet classicism that unite his varied houses and interiors, as well as his collections of textiles, furniture, and rugs. His debut book spans a fascinating career, celebrating a unique, warm design sense that seeks always to turn houses into homes - to achieve the Intangible through the creation of tranquility and balance. The book covers eight homes in a surprising range of styles, from modern to traditional, urban to rustic, period restorations to entirely new...
Domestic Interiors: The British Tradition 1500-1850
Although the interiors found in aristocratic houses have received much attention over the years, little has been written about how the interiors of middle-class homes have evolved. This attractive and deeply informed book traces the development-in word and picture-of vernacular British interiors. The book is a greatly expanded and revised version of Ayres's earlier work The Book of the Home in Britain and deals with a wide range of subjects, including heating and lighting, details of doors, doorways and staircases, and the use of color. Embellished with illustrations from early sources and the author's own line drawings...
Steven Gambrel: Perspective
Top interior designer Steven Gambrel's luxe aspirational cloth-bound tome showcases his latest home interiors. Using a classical approach injected with contemporary touches and vibrant color, he creates spaces for today rooted in the past. A connoisseur of historical styles, Gambrel's designs feature compelling reinterpretations of the past coupled with a sense of place. Rooms range in style from elegant country to high-gloss urban. A confident colorist, his daring palette includes bright pinks, emerald-greens, deep grays, and cerulean blues. His tactile surfaces--from shiny lacquer to rugged matte--provide an excit...
Lighting in the Domestic Interior by Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett
Historical survey treating each period stylistically and providing a omprehensive visual record and guide. With bibliography, sales list, index. Out of print hardback book with dust wrapper. Excellent condition throughout.
Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors
Inducted to the prestigious Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1987, Jeremiah Goodman has long been revered within the interior design community for his ability to infuse static rooms with warmth and personality. For almost seven decades his stylish and studied brushstrokes have chronicled the homes of powerbrokers in the upper reaches of the fashion and decorating worlds. Names like Bruce Weber, Carolina Herrera, Red Krakoff and Tony Duquette populate a client list that reads like a page from Who's Who.
Reflections on Swedish Interiors
"A well-designed Swedish room, whether an antique-filled country home or a contemporary industrial loft space, has a calm and feel-good quality that literally permeates the atmosphere. See how some of the most authentic advocates of Swedish design are using these ideas in their own homes, places of pure beauty and simplicity. The fundamental concepts of Swedish design are in full play at each location featured and are important qualities to incorporate into a home-those of functionality, quality of materials, light, preservation, art, eclecticism, color, sense of place and a deep reverence for nature. Featured in the bo...
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