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Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay
An absolute must for readers designing their own dream homes - and anyone who has ever indulged in the guilty pleasure of trying to get a glimpse of a hidden estate by peering through tall privets or over picket fences - this monograph grants exclusive access past the stone walls and beyond the guardhouses of affluent communities across the country. It invites readers into the manicured gardens and perfectly proportioned spaces of his clients' houses to tell the stories of these properties, illustrating Finlay's particular passion for creating residences that not only telegraph a distinct sense of place but also convey ...
Country Living
More and more people are choosing to escape from the bustle of city life and retreat to the countryside: dilapidated farmhouses are being restored and old country houses are being returned to their former glory. This book contains around twenty photographic reports featuring all aspects of country living: from the restoration of the house and the selection of materials to the interior design and the landscaping of the garden.
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...
Country Style & Design
'Country Style & Design' beautifully showcases Justin Bishop's intricate knowledge of country style and design. Blending traditional country style with modern influences, this book is a collection of beautiful images, practical tips, useful styling notes and personal sentiment. Regardless of whether you live in a city apartment or suburban home, if you love all things vintage and rustic, then this exquisite book is sure to delight. The interior architecture and landscaping featured in 'Country Style and Design' encompasses a number of looks from the French country style of Provence to the more floral country designs of ...
Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England, 1660-1820: Written by Geoffrey Bea...
Bartholomew, Edinburgh., 1981. First edition. Quarto. pp xxiv, 312. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white. The book is divided into three parts: a survey of the craftsmen and their working practices; a study of their work in country houses and churches; a dictionary of craftsmen.Fine in colour pictorial laminated slipcase
Creating Beauty: Interiors
Kathryn Scott is a designer whose disciplined eye results in interiors praised for their beauty and minimalism, as well as their artisanal details. Through ten residences, bookended by Scott s own acclaimed five-story, nineteenth-century Italianate brownstone in Brooklyn Heights and her ravishing country house, the book explores the idea of home as sanctuary, a place to rest, replenish, and refocus. From a Parisian-inspired neoclassical town house, to an elegant Central Park West penthouse, to a modern retreat in the Hudson Valley, the houses profiled here showcase the importance of architectural detailing, the classica...
Creating Home: Design for Living
When we think about what home is, many of us would say a house that is soulful and welcoming, a place with an inviting porch and a lush garden, a welcoming entryway and well-crafted living spaces that will nurture our private moments and expand to welcome guests. In this alluring new book, Keith Summerour shares nine houses, exploring their architecture, interiors, and grounds, to illustrate a new idea of home. Reinterpreting and making new his own Southern legacy that speaks both of aristocratic charm and homespun appeal, these homes range from rustic retreats that draw their power from the land to elegant manor houses...
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 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...
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...
Curtain Up!: Thirty Years of Spectacular Showhouse Rooms
Up!: Thirty Years of Spectacular Showhouse Rooms is a glossy compendium of interior designer Barbara Ostrom's extraordinary rooms that she has created in the last 30 years for the most prestigious showhouses in New York City, New Jersey, and the Hamptons. With a preface by Mario Buatta, the book highlights some of Barbara's most wildly imaginative and over-the-top rooms. It also displays her process from start to finish where she often has to begin with a gutted, crumbling room. The results are whimsical and colorful, with details ranging from a crystal chandelier adorned with an umbrella, ten foot high canopy beds, ant...
D. Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens
Take a peek inside private upper class homes that reveal why D. Porthault has been the favored French luxury brand for linens and other fabrics for nearly one hundred years. Tour traditional and old-world styles as well as contemporary upmarket decor for younger families. Cheery bedrooms--many with canopy beds and playful wallpaper--flaunt sheets, coverlets, pillows, and shams in gorgeous printed florals. Sweetly decorated nurseries favor blue, pink, and yellow prints. Terry towels show off Porthault's signature scalloped and bound edges. Tables set with cloths, placemats, and napkins feature hand-embroidered, custom...
Daily Life. Projects by Gert Voorjans
Ten projects by interior designer Gert Voorjans, all beautifully captured in this luxury edition. This deluxe book gives a genuine insight into the fascinating world of top designer Gert Voorjans. He allows access to 10 of his very own creations, and offers a unique glimpse behind the scenes. All the inspirational sources of this eccentric decorator are discussed in this book. In addition, there is no way of avoiding Gert Voorjans' penchant for contrast. Antique and modern, simple and extravagant go hand in hand in the interiors that he has designed worldwide for actors, pop stars and stores.
David Hicks on Decoration - with fabrics
Britwell Salome: Britwell Books Limited, 1971. Stated 1st American edition hardcover with dust jacket. The book is unpaginated. The fourth in a series of books on decorating by the famous English decorator David Hicks. He was known for his use of bold color, mixing antique and modern furnishings, and contemporary art for his famous clientele. He did projects for Vidal Sassoon, Helena Rubinstein, the Duchess of Rutland, Mrs. Condé Nast and Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. He made carpets for Windsor Castle and decorated the Prince of Wales's first apartment at Buckingham Palace. Hicks started to design patterned carpets and ...
David Hicks Scrapbooks
Iconic deisigner David Hicks (1929–1998) wowed the English decorating world with his bold geometric prints, electrifying color combinations, and quirky mix of antique and contemporary furniture. Thanks to his prodigious talents, his gift for publicity, and his connection to the royal family through his wife, Lady Pamela Mountbatten (cousin of Prince Philip), Hicks attracted an A-list clientele. For decades, Hicks documented every salient moment of his life in scrapbooks, amassing 24 volumes filled with press clippings, invitations, swatches of his signature textiles, sketches of interiors, magazine articles on his pro...
David Hicks: Designer
The first section of this unique book is written by David Hicks' son, Ashley. Ashley gives a personal biographical account of the development of his father's work; descibing his influences, how he got started, his first commission, trials and tribulations in America, the peak of his career, success and finally the later stages of his life. Ashley describes for us his family homes, which his father decorated, mixing antique and modern with a command of style and colour that was made hugely influential by the publication of his nine books on interiors. These have become style bibles for many of today's designers, both you...
David Hicks: Living with Design
One of the world's top interior designers discusses design principles and ideas, and covers most decorative aspects of rooms and interiors. David Hicks writes in this book not only about the ideas and principles which guide his work -- whether he is designing a drawing room, hanging paintings, arranging objects and flowers or concealing an awkward door -- but also more personally about the early influences which shaped his career and his method of working. He discusses good taste, what the interior designer can contribute to society and his own unique contributions in the field of carpets, the design of beds and the us...
David Hicks: Style and Design
David Hicks is never without an opinion. He was notoriously not easy to live with. His wife jokes that he became famous for coke-colored painted walls because she threw so many cokes against their walls in exasperation with him. In this book he lays out his definite ideas on design topics such as: the working method, the designer's palette, organizing space, lighting, surface treatments, soft furnishings, arranging rooms and finishing touches. "This is a textbook about interior design," Hicks writes in the introduction. You can learn from one of the most successful designers of the 20th century who combined antique w...
David Linley: Design And Detail In The Home
David Linley has achieved international renown as a designer of furniture and accessories that reinterpret and transform traditional styles in a modern way. In his new book his unique, personal and highly successful approach is explained and expanded to encompass interior design generally and show how a wide range of traditional influences can be blended to create new, visually exciting yet harmonious interiors. The book looks at the historical context of various living spaces and traces a journey through the home. Each chapter investigates the way in which these spaces may be adapted to create a variety of visual effec...
Dealer's Choice: At Home with Purveyors of Antique and Vintage Furnishings
Dealers of antiques and vintage furnishings are the ultimate design trendsetters, setting the styles that are followed by decorators, manufacturers and, ultimately, consumers. With extensive knowledge of design history and an instinct for sniffing out undiscovered treasures and diamonds in the rough, the leading dealers hand-pick the furniture, artwork and objects that personalize the spaces we inhabit. In their own homes, these dealers have the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild and to display what is, for them, the cream of the crop. With exquisite samples of rare furniture; exhaustingly curated collection...
Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create ...
This is a how-to decorating book featuring sophisticated interiors in a wide range of styles - spanning the spectrum from modern to traditional, from bohemian to more formal. The focus throughout is on learning to follow your intuition and your heart to create interiors that are deeply personal to you. These beautiful interiors feel accessible accompanied by Salk's encouraging and chatty design tips. Quotes by the designers explaining their philosophy are interspersed throughout the text. The book is divided into chapters according to the room of the house (Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Entry Halls, Functional Room...
Decors et Voilages by Claude Ossut
This is a hardcover book with 230 full colour pages, perfectly documented and illustrated that presents the curtains through the centuries, from antiquity to the mid-19th century. The book contains technical explanations for taking measurements, making curtains, cutting, measuring. French Edition.
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...
Design Directory of Window Treatments
The "Design Directory of Window Treatments" is not a typical how-to book. It is a comprehensive directory which can be used by trade professionals and consumers alike. It is a professionally illustrated volume detailing the most complete collection of standard and unique, current window treatment components and designs ever assembled. By performing a thorough and exhaustive search of all current Window Covering books, subject oriented consumer magazines, trade publications, trade workroom catalogs, interior design firms, retail portfolios, and trade show presentations, Von Tobel identifies and names more than 350 indivi...
Design Sponge at Home: A Guide to Inspiring Homes - and All the Tools You Need t...
Grace Bonney's daily website Design*Sponge -dubbed 'Martha Stewart Living for Millennials' by The New York Times -has 60,000 daily readers who love the site for its home tours and makeovers, DIY projects, recipes, videos, and podcasts. Bonney created the site in 2004 as an antidote to the fussy ( and expensive) shelter magazines of her mother's generation, turning it into a rallying point for crafty young homeowners everywhere. Culled fro her site, but with 50 percent all-new material, DESIGN*SPONGE DECORATING ESSENTIALS is Bonney's definitive guide to creating a stylish home for young homeowners and renters. This is tr...
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