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Interior Design Close Up
This beautifully illustrated book is a style bible for anyone interested in design and the home. It is arranged into ten distinct chapters, each one concentrating upon a specific interior style or theme. Each chapter is illustrated with ten evocative houses or flats, whose aesthetic essence is captured within an opening double-page spread concentrating on the most spectacular space in the home. Its story unfolds in the accompanying text, and design elements and individual features are picked out in more detail on the following pages. Each entry provides an in-depth discussion of an engaging space – including bedrooms,...
Suzanne Rheinstein: Rooms for Living
Celebrated interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein focuses on the use of rooms from entries to outdoor spaces that reflect her relaxed, elegant style, in which beauty and comfort are paramount. Suzanne Rheinstein is a master at translating traditional style into something fresh and elegant. In "Rooms for Living," she shows how to achieve a calm and livable environment in casual or more formal settings. Rheinstein presents welcoming rooms to share with others, as well as private, cozy spaces for relaxing or sleeping. Included are examples of refashioned spaces, such as a neglected living room that has been repurposed for re...
Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories by Linda O' Keeffe
Innovative tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, fashion, and art open their doors to show us how to fill our homes with personal flair. Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories offers a panorama of the varieties of forward-looking interior design today-from an eclectic, book-filled New York loft in a 1920s factory building to an updated and art-filled Old Hollywood estate in Beverly Hills to a supremely serene haveli in Udaipur, India, and more-but all imbued with character, originality, and personal meaning for their creative and visionary inhabitants, providing inspiration to us all. Author Lin...
Windsor Smith Homefront: Design for Modern Living
Mixing glamour with modern practicality, interior designer Windsor Smith s first book celebrates her elegant, comfortable style. Windsor Smith s aesthetic was once described as "unbuttoned elegance, like a taffeta dress worn with bare feet." In her first book, Smith a traditionalist who likes to realize classic themes in a new way shares her fresh vision for modern life. Each chapter reflects one of her unique philosophies for creating beautiful, livable spaces, expressed through the homes she designs. Themes include how to bring balance an essential ingredient to a beautiful, functional home into rooms and spaces, as w...
Traditional Interiors: Leta Austin Foster
Leta Austin Foster is among House Beautiful’s most influential interior designers of the 20th century, and has been hailed by House and Garden as one of the “100 Greatest Interior Decorators.” Whether it’s a 19th-century Virginia family home or a modern South Florida country club, Foster believes that any space can be beautiful and comfortable at the same time. This philosophy has inspired the design of countless homes across the country. With an eye to fine detail, Foster (headquartered in Palm Beach) and two of her daughters, Sallie Giordano (New York City) and India Foster (Palm Beach), have created comfortab...
Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500 -1800
Beginning in the 16th century, the golden age of European navigation brought about the flowering of an abundant textile trade, spurred by Western tastes for Eastern spices. While previous studies have focused on this story from the viewpoint of trade, Interwoven Globe is the first book to explore it as a history of design and to approach it with from a truly universal perspective. Fascinating and richly illustrated texts explore the inter-relationship of textiles, commerce and taste from the Age of Discovery to the 19th century, and 120 works from around the globe are discussed in detail. From India and its renowned, an...
Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors
We often joke that Jesse and Mara are like contributing editors to my own private magazine. Both at Vogue and at home, they always bring a grand vision to the table – along with invaluable expertise and an impeccable eye. It continues to amaze me that they managed to turn a series of broken-down barns into a wonderful compound for my family.’ – Anna Wintour Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife design duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design – familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, the...
The Great American House. Tradition for the way we live now
Architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscapes to create homes with a feeling of history. Schafer specialises in building new 'old' houses, as well as renovating historic homes.
Richard Manion Architecture: New Classicists
Richard Manion has designed luxury residences over the last 15 years in locations as diverse as the USA, China, Singapore, Indonesia, and Mexico. Today, the firm is well known for a style that draws on the regional architecture of England, France and Italy, to reflect historical accuracy, authentic details, and a sophisticated sense of place that meshes with contemporary lifestyles.
Designing Patterns: For Decoration, Fashion and Graphics
In this practical handbook, Scandinavian expert Lotta Kühlhorn explains the ins and outs of how to design patterns for everything from wallpaper to tea services. The included CD features templates for experimentation by beginners and professionals alike. From whom should we learn how to design timelessly elegant patterns if not from a Swede? Lotta Kühlhorn is one of Scandinavia s most prominent pattern designers and has created work for a wide range of products from book covers to coffee sets. In fact, without knowing it, most of us have probably already come across Kühlhorn s designs. Scandinavia is firmly establish...
Toiles de Jouy: French Printed Cottons 1760-1830 by Sarah Grant
Originally referring only to the famed fabrics of Jouy-en-Josas, 'toiles de Jouy' has today become the catch-all term for the delightful printed cottons preferred by the aristocratic elite in eighteenth and nineteenth-century France, made famous by the palaces of Marie-Antoinette and Empress Josephine. Sarah Grant introduces the design, dyeing, and printing processes that created these textiles, and their role in interior decoration and clothing, both then and now. Sumptuous new photography of the V&A's extensive toiles collection illustrates the cottons' diversity - floral, literary, antique, allegorical, bucolic and '...
Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser
This major new work comprises more than 1,000 images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity or complexity of textiles created around the world. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers throughout history, as well as the remarkable range of achievements. Thematic illustrated sections present in-depth knowledge and sweeping insights into the role textiles have played throughout all human civilization, and illuminate the ways in which structure or surface decoration or embellishment enhance this most tactile of arts. With a definitive text ...
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