Author: Gail Green
Whether you own or rent, designing and decorating small spaces can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you budget? Is DIY decorating an option, or is working with a professional the best way to achieve results? An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces answers all these questions and more, welcoming you to the world of small space design and helping you transform your home quickly—and without breaking the bank. Drawing on more than thirty years of design experience, author Gail Green introduces you to interior design basics and guides your journey through four distinct focus areas: • Color and paint • Furniture arrangement and selection • Lighting • Architectural changes Green shares her expert tips for solving common design and decorating issues, such as how to make a small space look bigger, how to choose the best colors for small rooms, how to select the best furniture for small rooms and how to organize a small space on any budget. Renters will discover landlord-approved design ideas for small spaces, and homeowners will learn how to increase property value through minor renovations. Home is the most important space in our lives. It’s where we wake up every morning and go to sleep at night. It’s where we spend time with our families and relax after a long day of work. When we invest in our homes, we invest in ourselves. Fortunately, interior design for small apartments and other spaces doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. With An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, you’ll avoid common pitfalls and overspending, and learn how to implement minor enhancements for immediate results. Impress yourself and others by applying professional tricks and techniques to transform your living space into a beautiful, upscale dwelling you’re happy to call home.
Author: Elaine Griffin
Recipient of the Gold Medal in the Living Now Awards-Home Improvement The essential do-it-yourself guide from one of the top designers in the country that uncovers the secret home design rules used by the pros Many design books are filled with lavish photography of perfect rooms that most of us can only dream of re-creating. Without any practical advice, the look is unattainable. That's where Design Rules comes in. Here, Elaine Griffin, one of the country's 100 top designers (House Beautiful), explains all the practical decorating standards that professionals use behind the scenes to create flowing, balanced, gorgeous design. Packed with helpful illustrations and hundreds of step-by-step tips, Design Rules includes essential advice such as: ?Pick a pleasing color palette (that really works) ?Correctly size their bedsize tables (so they don't tower over their beds) ?Enhance the visual appeal of windowless rooms (so they're not dungeons) ?Design furniture arrangements that function and flow ?Style up even the most forlorn kitchens, baths and yes, basements and laundry rooms (honey, no space is too dreadful to be made ultra fab) ?Brighten up their kitchens with a can of paint and a burst of strategically- placed color (location, location, location!) ?Figure out which styles of furniture go together (there is a rule and it's easy!) ?Make their own personalities shine throughout their homes (because they should) ?And oodles more! Design Rules is for the growing number of savvy, novice home designers who are well-versed in what good design looks like, but need advice on how to translate it into their own home. It is the home design bible people have been waiting for.
Author: Betsy Helmuth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
As seen on the TODAY Show! Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget. In the past year, Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she has distilled her expertise into this practical guide. The chapters follow her secret design formula and include creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist. It’s time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Helmuth’s Big Design, Small Budget!
Author: Matt Maranian
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Presenting affordable, innovative projects for every room in the house, this hip guide to decorating explains how to transform blah into a fabulous living space, with helpful tips on how to use lighting, plants, mirrors, paint, furniture, and accessories to create a creative home that reflects one's personality and individuality.
Author: Jean Demachy, François Baudot
Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing
Paris, the city of beauty and romance, has fueled the imagination of great writers, poets, painters, and lovers of life throughout the ages. But beyond Paris' outward charm and elegance lie hidden treasures around every beguiling corner. ELLE DECO's Parisian Interiors finally reveals the mystery, taking you on an intimate tour of the city to explore each nuance, from the Left Bank to the Right. Abounding with information and anecdotes that only an insider could know, we show you everything from the apartments of glamorous celebrities to the most secluded Parisian dwellings, and personally guide you through cloistered gardens, classic brasseries, architectural masterpieces, historical haunts of writers and artists, and more.
Author: Richard Cowper
From the moment when young Christopher Blackburn is prevailed upon to attend a seance at The Seekers' Temple a series of seemingly inexplicable and increasingly terrifying experiences gradually convinces him that he has been singled out by some unknown power which is bent on his destruction. But why? And what can he have which has attracted the attention of the sinister Guardians? In a desperate hunt for the answers to these questions Christoper learns for himself the old truth that no man is an island; the new one that it is possible to be in two times at the same place; and the sombre one that some of us are more responsible to posterity than we care to admit!
Author: Elizabeth Mayhew
Publisher: Ballantine Books
In this fresh, fun, and unique book, design consultant and Today show lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew shares essential insider tips for making any space stylish and timeless in a snap. Forget expensive fixes or labor-intensive endeavors, Flip! for Decorating can show you how to redecorate with what you have on hand, or with the simple purchases you’ll need to create the room of your dreams. Flip through the upper right hand pages, and watch four rooms receive an instant makeover! Inside you’ll discover: • step-by-step instructions for decorating the four most commonly used rooms: living room, dining room, family room, and bedroom • the fundamentals of color, including no-fail wall and trim colors, when to use wallpaper instead of paint, and the facts on different paint finishes • the ways to treat a window, from Venetian blinds and Roman shades to simple curtains–and the secrets to making a window appear taller or wider • the art of picking the perfect sofa, chairs, tables, and lighting • strategies on how to prioritize your decorating decisions Flip! for Decorating also features time-saving “reality checks,” handy shopping tips, and easy and informative sidebars that will give you instant solutions if you’re stumped, stymied, or need to add a quick jolt of style to virtually any room in your home. With this amazing, practical book, decorating is so easy you’ll flip!
Author: Sara Forest
Publisher: Vault Inc.
"The media portrays interior design as a glamorous career offering unlimited creativity and fun. Designers are depicted as spending their days selecting fabric and furniture, deciding between mauve and mustard. And there's no question that the public's appetite for design is burgeoning accordingly - making the field grow more complex and challenging every day." "But what do designers really do all day? How does that apartment get featured in Metropolitan Home? This book will provide the real insider scoop on interior design careers - a look at the responsibilities and at the clients, the necessary skills and qualifications, and whether the field of interior design is a good fit for you."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Emily Henderson
"The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home."
Author: Craig Distl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Skyscrapers. Sports. NASCAR. Nature. Culinary delights.A world-class, can-do city. A crown jewel of the New South. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities Our insider, Craig Distl, a native of North Carolina and a longtime Charlottean, has been a journalist for the Charlotte Observer, and his articles have also appeared in Charlotte Magazine, Southern Sports Journal, and Golfweek. His writing has received awards from such organizations as the North Carolina Press Association.
Author: Deborah Needleman, Sara Ruffin Costello, Dara Caponigro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders’ secrets from today’s premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous.
Author: Discover Japan編輯部
In our 16th issue we travel in style as we take a look at some of the fabulous Japanese “cruise trains” and the newly launched Guntsû cruise liner. We also take you on a trip to enjoy local wine and cheese in Hokkaido, and the second feature of restaurant critic Yumiko Inukai invites you to another of her favourite restaurants, this time in the beautiful Nara Park.
Author: Shelley Seale
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Seattle is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this thriving city in the Pacific Northwest. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Seattle and its surrounding environs.
Author: House Beautiful Magazine
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
What transforms a room from monotone to magical? Color! So, if you're nervous about splashing that white with bright, this primer will help. With special insider advice from top designers, plus a directory of actual paint swatches, this book is the most comprehensive and appealing color resource available today. All the colors are searchable by shade and by room, and every paint is accompanied by its manufacturer, name, and number, so you can match what you want right from the book. Noted designers with long and distinguished careers offer suggestions for every room and mood. They provide advice on which shades to start with and which to experiment with, the classic palettes they keep coming back to, and how the right colors can simply make us feel good.--From publisher description.