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Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Throughout the Seasons
Unlike most flower-arrangement books, which rely on expensive and often nonseasonal flowers from florists, this book presents an alternative that is in line with the "back to nature" movement. This is the first volume to showcase how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home through floral arrangements. From the well-known lifestyle photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owen of Brooklyn's Little Flower School, "Bringing Nature Home" presents a portfolio of unique and original floral arrangements directly inspired by the seasons and the local environment, with sources ranging from ...
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 ...
Scandinavian Modern
Modern Scandinavian homes are enviably relaxed and welcoming, filled with furniture and objects that are practical, functional, and beautiful. For many people, Scandinavian style conjures up images of pale blonde wood and pared-down,clutterfree interiors. In reality, it's far from minimal. Scandinavian Modern introduces the most important designers and their work and explores some of the most interesting homes in Scandinavia. The first section, Elements, takes a lively look at Scandinavian design in the context of materials: wood, glass, textiles, ceramics, and so on. The second section, Living, offers a visual survey o...
The Swedish Room By Lars Sjoberg
Each picture in this book could stand alone as a work of art - a testament to Sweden's innate sense of style. Period by period, house by house, breathtaking images and elegantly authoritative text focus on those special features of the traditional Swedish room that have made it one of the major influences on decorating today. Every room is inviting, whether it is a royal guest room, an artistocratic boudoir, or a farmer's kitchen. Every detail is enchanting, from the simple checks and stripes of the fabrics to the way they adorn window frames and form bed canopies, from the elegant outlines of a Gustavian chair ...
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...
Dreaming Small: Intimate Interiors
Dreaming Small is a celebration of 22 jewel box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism, practicality, beauty, and livability. In addition to quintessential bungalows, classic Spanish-style casas, and Tudor fantasies designed and built largely by anonymous master craftsmen, the book explores the possibilities that exist in a group of mostly unpublished gems by legendary architects Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and Paul R. Williams. Each under 2000 square feet and primarily pre-war, and shown in brilliant new photography specifically commissioned for this book, these delightful a...
English Gardens of the Twentieth Century: From the Archives of
For over a century, Country Life has been an influential force in the world of garden design, chiefly as a result of its weekly articles on country houses and gardens illustrated with specially commissioned photography. The magazine's unrivalled archive of photographs is the key source for this comprehensive history of the changing styles of garden design during the twentieth century. Gertrude Jekyll was one of the first contributors and advisors to Country Life, and in her wake a succession of gardening and architectural editors has used its pages to champion a favoured garden style. Tim Richardson, himself a former ga...
Think Home - How to take the thoughtful path and plan as professional interior d...
The secret to a home that works effortlessly and looks beautiful is inspired thinking. Ask any interior designer or architect, and they will say that time spent thinking and planning is never wasted. In Think Home the reader is encouraged to do just that: think. The introduction, Wishful Thinking, encourages readers to plan for their dream home. Chapter 1, Think Hard, guides the reader through the all-important first steps in planning, organizing, and setting a budget. The second chapter, Think Lifestyle, divides living spaces into three categories - family zones, sociable spaces and quiet retreats - and discusses each ...
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.
Tino Zervudachi: A Portfolio
Explore the varied and incredibly chic residences crafted by internationally acclaimed decorator Tino Zervudachi in his first monograph, 'Effortless Elegance'. Tino applies his unfaltering and flawless design to projects as diverse and all-encompassing as a Parisian chateau, a Swiss chalet, a zen refuge in Tokyo, a Mediterranean villa, and even a 45-meter long yacht, with a result that is never short of breathtaking. Tino's respect for the individual personality and cultural environment of each space he decorates, and his fearless ability to splash a room with a bold colour, or to accent it with a striking piece of cont...
Grand Interiors by Massimo Listri
Florence-based photographer Massimo Listri is best known for his captivating photographs of ancient palaces and libraries around the world. Blurring the lines between the real and the surreal, Listri uncovers the hidden beauty of inside environments through the perfect balance of light, color, and perspective to produce visually immersive compositions. Massimo Listri is considered one of the most notable photographers of interiors and architecture in the the world. He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in addition to being published in over 50 books and publications.
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...
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