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Tropical Houses: Equatorial Living Refined
Indonesia fosters many noteworthy architects who have amassed a remarkable collection of works. Tropical Houses showcases a compilation of house designs by an outstanding group of Indonesian architects. Highly illustrated and providing a wide scope in terms of design integrity, architectural sophistication and style, this book follows closely in the wake of its incredibly successful first volume, published in 2013, disclosing each architect's distinctive approach to the contemporary residential design realm. Featuring a wide range of design philosophies, projects are presented with full-colour photographs, visualising t...
Twentieth Century Houses in Britain: From the Archives of
Since its foundation in 1897, Country Life has consistently featured new British houses, thus building up an unrivalled photographic archive on twentieth-century architecture, and one that covers a much wider variety of houses than any other. This archive forms the basis for Alan Powers' new study of twentieth-century houses, illustrated with 200 stunning colour and duotone photographs, some of which are reproduced here for the first time. The book is divided into chronological chapters covering the 1920s to the 1990s, preceded by an enlightening introductory essay on the changing nature of architectural style over the ...
Twenty First Century Cotswolds
Twenty-first Century Cotswolds, the first book from award-winning interior designer and spatial planner Pippa Paton, showcases the diversity of buildings in England's famously bucolic Cotswolds region, as well as the ways people choose to live in them
Upholsterers and Interior Furnishing in England 1530-1840
This richly illustrated history of the upholstery trade in Britain over three hundred years surveys the changing styles that affected this art form, the craftsmen who made the furniture and the kings and courtiers who purchased it. In all the great houses and palaces of Britain and at the important events that shaped British history - the weddings, funerals, coronations and visitations of the monarchy and aristocracy - upholstery played a leading role. Dr Beard, an eminent authority on the lives and working methods of craftsmen in the decorative arts, brings his wide knowledge of the historical background of furniture m...
Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design
The conversion of such buildings into residential spaces first emerged in the 1960s and ‘70s. A decline in manufacturing in city centres meant that many warehouses and factories became vacant, attracting the first wave of urban pioneers – artists and creatives seeking cheap rents and large interiors to use as studio spaces. Since then, industrial areas in many cities have become sought-after residential districts and urban regeneration has gone from strength to strength. Nowadays the trend shows no sign of waning, with a second generation of urban pioneers cleverly converting former lofts, warehouses, schools, facto...
Veere Grenney: On Decorating: A Point of View
Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, A Point of View is a rich album of Grenney s decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, with multiple images per page. Organized by room, these chapters feature Grenney s room-by-room decorating philosophy for entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, and explore thematic topics such as Englishness and composition and balance. Grenney also shares his own story, from his early years on the 70s London design scene to starting his own firm, from h...
Venetian Interiors
This superb volume takes the reader behind the fabulous facades of Venice to explore the greatest achievements of contemporary Venetian interior design and decoration. The residential interiors included here range from fabric designer Mirella Spinella's house, full of Asian influences and the blue-and-white harmonies of the Palazzo Pisani Rubelli, to the cutting-edge geometrics of London-based architect Michael Carapetian and the home of DJ Spiller, who combines high-tech electronics with frescoed ceilings and rocaille wood paneling in an ancient noble mansion. Featuring a lively anecdotal text and stunning color photog...
Veranda A Passion for Living
What makes a home exceptional, with an unforgettable sense of personality and passion? The answer shines through in this breathtaking collection of 30 uniquely stunning European houses, from France and Italy to Switzerland and Sweden. Following on the success of The Houses of Veranda and Veranda The Art of Outdoor Living, this lavish volume from the leading luxury shelter magazine offers a wealth of decorating ideas. Top designers and influential tastemakers share their secrets for creating breathtaking spaces unique to the owners' vision and style. Every interior feels fresh, every approach feels original, and every ho...
Veranda Decorating
From beautiful design details that inspire to pretty personal spaces you'll want to call your own, this stunning volume from 'Veranda' takes you on an AZ journey through the essentials of decorating - from Antiques and Art to Zoning. Spectacular photographs showcase sophisticated furnishings and design aesthetics, while the authors teach you how to create a glorious home. This book perfectly juxtaposes practical decorating advice with inspiring images of fabulous rooms, chic home accents and more.
Veranda Retreats
Lushly romantic or quietly minimalist, boasting verdant farmland or a beckoning pool, every one of these stunning homes is a unique, super-luxurious getaway, designed to please the eye and recharge the body, spirit, and mind. 'Veranda Retreats' features the magazine's signature lavish photography, which allows readers to contemplate with pleasure even the smallest details of every breathtaking house and landscape. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a North Carolina cabin, villas in Malibu and Ojai, a compound in Kennebunkport, a West Hollywood bungalow and Los Angeles house, as well as apartments in New York, Palm Beach, ...
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...
Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast
Dominating the Bay of Naples in the charming town of Sorrento, with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Villa Astor is an Italian landmark with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. American businessman, collector, and politician William Waldorf Astor―founder of the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York―fell in love with Italy during his time as American Ambassador in Rome. He purchased the villa that now bears his name and turned it into a paradise of art, beauty, architecture, and exquisite gardens. The eccentric, extravagant, and discerning art lover spent a decade restoring and decorating the ho...
Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como
From its prominent position on Lake Como, Villa Balbiano radiates a majestic charm emblematic of the most splendid chapter in the history of great villas in the idyllic Italian region. Each successive owner brought new splendor to the villa through additions, new frescoes and statues, and increasingly extensive and sumptuous gardens. The villa’s history reached an acme at the end of the eighteenth century, when the enlightened Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, as master of the house, transformed Villa Balbiano into a crucible of philosophy and art, framed within the villa’s archetypical Roman lines. Today, esteemed ...
Vincent Darré: Surreal Interiors of Paris
Known for his dynamic personality and extravagant style, Vincent Darre--the enfant terrible of Paris's design world--presents a debut monograph brimming with his hallmark flamboyant whimsy, unrivalled imagination, and Gallic flair. As a fixture of the city's nightlife scene and member of its exclusive artistic circles, Darre is arguably one of its most creative residents (prior to launching his decorating career, he held posts at top fashion houses)--which comes through in his instantly recognizable interiors: think Surrealist furniture, dizzying patterns, and spirited colour combinations. Boasting over 200 vibrantly co...
vintage contemporain
The text in this book is French, Spanish and English language. This wonderfully illustrated book takes a look at understanding modern vintage. Study the numerous photographs of stunning interiors to see how the designers compliment each different setting, from lofts and apartments and dealing with space to lighting issues to create a perfect harmony. Hardback. Overly large book.
Vintage Industrial: Living With Design Icons
An exquisitely illustrated celebration of this influential style that is now at the forefront of interior design. Vintage Industrial covers the period from 1900 to 1950, which produced the raw, functional aesthetic that has become a cornerstone of modern design. The advent of the second industrial revolution created the need for a new kind of furniture to satisfy the demands of a rapidly growing workforce. Chairs, tables, lamps, and modular storage were designed from new materials to be mass-produced, stackable, and adjustable to the developing needs of brand-new industries that in turn were manufacturing the products t...
Vintage Living: Creating a Beautiful Home with Treasured Objects from the Past
Bob Richter has been thrifting and collecting vintage treasures for more than forty years, since the age of six. With a true passion for antiques, or any object with a past and a story, Richter speaks to our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that impart beauty and meaning to our lives. Drawing on his years of experience as a stylist and interior designer, Richter takes us through a trove of beautiful historic homes, illustrating how to live stylishly with our vintage finds and collections (hint: buy what you love, express yourself, and don t be afraid to mix periods!). A celebration of the art of thrifting an...
Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast
The next collection of all-new beautiful houses and gardens that have appeared in the pages of Vogue over the last decade, with more than 400 full-color photographs. Lavishly illustrated in full color, Vogue Living: City, Country, by the Sea is an irresistible voyage through some of the world's most beautiful and private gardens and interiors to be published as a book for the first time. Here is Tory Burch in Southampton, India Jane Birley in Marrakesh, Aerin Lauder in Aspen, David and Elizabeth Netto in Los Angeles, Stella McCartney in Scotland, Dries van Noten in Belgium, Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, Philip Taaffe in ...
Volume: Let Europe's Finest Style Experts Spice up Your Home
Did you know your home can speak volumes if you want it to? Volume offers a European trip with nine seasoned art and design professionals who know the ropes. Listen to their life stories, use their insider secrets, and design an interior that says everything about who you are in a meaningful, sophisticated and colourful way. Tell your own story with your interior - and don't forget to add a little craziness! If your guests say, 'I don't know where to look first!' when they first see your home, then you're probably on the right track. Stop being so modest and start enjoying everything you have to the fullest!
Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home
As a curator who discovers exquisite treasures all over the world for her projects and her Dallas-based design store Ceylon et Cie, Michelle Nussbaumer has a signature style, in multilayered rooms that mix periods with antique textiles, embroideries and weavings, unconventional furniture, and global art. The result is unique interiors that might recall 1940s glamour or nineteenth-century England. Her first book, organized by mood and style, show- cases interiors that range from calm to bold, and from rustic to exotic. These include Nussbaumer's own stunning residences in Switzerland and Texas, as well as her work for cl...
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...
Wellness at Home
Explores new trends in wellness at home by famous interior designers. Includes beautifully illustrated spas, hammams and private swimming pools.
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...
Wooden Houses: From log cabins to beach houses
Wooden houses range from rustic log cabins and timbered country cottages to traditional alpine chalets and elegant clapboard houses with shaded verandas. Wood has always played an invaluable part in construction, architecture and interior decoration and has long been valued for its practical benefits. Indoors, wood surrounds us in so many different ways. Structural elements such as beams and vaulted ceilings become features in their own right. Wood can be used as further embellishment in the form of beautiful panelling or carved and turned banisters and staircases, and in original furniture designs. Whether it is left i...
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