Author: Travis Neighbor Ward
Publisher: Northside Books
Award-winning former magazine editor in chief and author, Travis Neighbor Ward, has created 550 blog post ideas to guide interior designers towards online success. Using a Q&A format, Ward makes it easy for interior designers to write posts that will capture the attention of readers, potential clients, and editors.
Author: Ellie Tennant
Presents interviews and information about the creators behind leading design blogs, as well as color photographs of their homes that exemplify their distinctive design ideas.
Author: Holly Becker, Joanna Copestick
Publisher: Chronicle Books
In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive home dcor program combines beautiful inspiration with nuts-and-bolts how-to for stunning results. More than 500 gorgeous color photographs provide motivation while line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans make it easy to get started. For those looking to make the most of their home and create stylish interiors, Decorate is the start-to-finish resource to keep on the bookshelf for years to come.
Author: Brian Mertens
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Global design is being spiced up by fresh flavours from Bangkok. Today's young Thai designers create contemporary furniture and interior textiles that appeal to the most sophisticated international tastes, but using tropical Asian accents. The Thais' favourite ingredients are natural materials, fine craftsmanship and inspiration from local culture, which they mix using the kind of eclecticism that makes Thai cooking so delicious. This elegant book goes beyond conventional guides on interior design style to focus on the designers themselves, their philosophies, and how they interpret their unique culture in design. Bangkok DESIGN is the first book of its kind, exploring the acclaimed new furnishings from Thailand and the inspiration behind them. This book profiles 36 of the best Thai designers, showing how they translate their own culture and personal experiences into original products. This group explores a wide variety of styles - minimal, expressionist, modernist, neo-traditional, retro and pop - but each designer has an individual signature. The profiles include several studio artists whose work either has decorative characteristics or else comments on design-related issues like cultural identity and sustainability. This inspiring book, beautifully photographed by Robert McLeod and Lucidly written by award-winning author Brian Mertens, will appeal to interior designers, architects and collectors.
Author: Jenny Gibbs
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Offering a thorough grounding in the principles of interior design, this book describes the qualities and skills needed to become an interior designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. The book aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession. Principally written for interior design students, it will also serve as a reliable manual for aspiring amateurs.
Author: Erin Gates
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.
Author: Simon Dodsworth
Publisher: AVA Publishing
A comprehensive introduction to the key elements and concepts of interior design. Guidelines provide structure and encourage readers to initiate methodologies.
An in-depth review of the latest trends in residential interior designs from internationally renowned architects and designers, showcasing 150 full-color profiles and 500 pages of color photos—an outstanding addition to the popular 150 Best series. In 150 Best Interior Design Ideas you’ll find the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective design solutions for every room in the house. Some of the top architects and designers working around the globe today experiment with arrangement, color, texture, material, and finishes to create personalized spaces to suit every aesthetic preference. Featuring full-color photographs and diagrams, this exciting entry in the highly successful 150 Best series is an inspirational source of ideas to help you create beauty in your everyday surroundings, and is an essential reference of current trends in interior design for designers, decorators, architects, and homeowners.
Author: Kelly Hoppen, Sarah Stewart-Smith
Kelly Hoppen: Ideas is an indispensable source of inspiration and advice for anyone undertaking home design or redecoration, whatever the scale or budget. Through tapping into this world-renowned designer’s exceptional talent and professional experience, creating a home for the way you live becomes not only achievable, but an exciting design prospect. Kelly explains how she works and offers creative solutions for every aspect of design and decoration -from evaluating and reconfiguring space and layout, to planning the lighting, choosing materials and furniture and adding individual touches. Through photographs and plans Kelly explains the creative process involved in turning a concept into reality. She considers every element of a home –from walls to windows, floors to doors, stairs, lighting and more- giving you the know-how to make informed decorating decisions and think beyond the obvious solutions. The room-by-room master class includes checklists and more tips, highlighting the key points to address for each space in the home, whatever its size and shape. ‘Keynotes’ looks at one example in detail, explaining the essential elements to consider. Throughout the book ‘Signature Details’ illustrates tried-and-tested ways to give a home the designer touch. More Keynotes, ‘Kelly Loves …’ and tip-filled inspiration boxes offer a wealth of clever ideas at a glance, making Kelly Hoppen: Ideas an invaluable resource for anyone embarking on a home design project, whether you’re starting with a blank canvas or merely giving one room a fresh look.
Author: Susie McKellar, Penny Sparke
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This fascinating collection provides a chronologically arranged set of case studies looking at how interior design has constantly redefined itself as a manifestation of culture, from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book looks at the amateur activities of female 'home makers' in search of creative outlets and married couples seeking to modernise their homes, as well as the contributions of early professional (female) 'interior decorators', and later (male) 'interior designers'. It also considers the more anonymous role of commercial enterprises, such as hairdressing salons, ocean-going liners or modern offices as well as public institutions such as hospitals or naval training establishments. Interior design and identity examines interior design in relation to the changing identities of its practitioners, its inhabitants and of the furnishings, focussing on the ways in which cultural values came to be embedded in the spaces which people inhabited and made their own. Issues relating to interiority, gender and the relationship of the public sphere are also considered, opening up a new level of design historical enquiry.
Author: Natalie Walton
Publisher: Hardie Grant
This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces it shows that you don't need a huge budget to create a beautiful home. This is Home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven't always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes. Featuring eight case studies from Australia, the US and Europe, and nearly 200 color photographs, This is Home will inspire you with beautiful, authentic places you want to be – today. Chapters include: The big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what's authentic for you. Starting over: let go of the past and create a home for the person you are today, with a focus on decision-making and the art of editing. Living for now: Work out a budget for your time and money using your values as a guide. Where you can spend and save when it comes to creating lasting interiors. The Art of ingenuity: Think creatively, not expensively, when it comes to making changes at home. Going beyond the usual suspects can help you to create a home that's distinctively yours. The poetry of space: Successful spaces are all about addition and subtraction, positive and negative. How to create balance within a room while reflecting your decorating style. The feel of a home: Create interiors that make you feel, and have an emotional connection. How to introduce decorative elements that make for authentic interiors. Surrounding spaces: Key ideas to consider when creating your place in relation to its environment - from the surrounding landscape to local community. Maintaining the focus: Ways to evolve what's important for you and keep focussed on your aesthetic and lifestyle. Happy renewal: How to keep your home fresh without exhausting or expensive overhauls. Rest and revive: How our homes can function as a place to rest our bodies, rejoice in our relationships and restore our values.
Author: Sharon Leece
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Featuring over 300 beautiful photographs and extensive commentary, China Style blends the chic designs of modern China with the sensibilities of traditional Chinese art. Chinese interior design is a kaleidoscope of competing influences: scholarly gardens versus opium dens, imperial palaces battling concrete and steel high-rises, rural simplicity fighting urban chaos,.China Style gives an insider's look at the interiors that draw from this vivid and powerful tradition, a tradition that is constantly being reinterpreted to produce a fresh and dynamic style of contemporary design. A gorgeous idea book, China Style illustrates a practical and achievable way to incorporate traditional and contemporary Chinese interior design ideas into your own home decor. The exquisite houses featured in this book demonstrate that Chinese design has truly gone global. Author Sharon Leece explores how contemporary interiors anywhere in the world today—whether in London, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok—can be given a dramatic flair with Chinese furniture and design. Chapters include: China Style Goes Global Ming and Qing Elegance Redefined Chinoiserie Old and New The New Shanghai Style China Modern Decorating China Style The interiors range from formal metropolitan apartments featuring priceless Ming antiques, to trendy Shanghai art deco homes from the 1930s and Maoist-inspired chic from the 1950s and 60s, to the unique overseas Chinese shophouses of Southeast Asia and the cutting-edge Chinese art minimalism of contemporary Beijing and Hong Kong.
Author: Patricia Hart McMillan, Katharine Kaye McMillan
Publisher: For Dummies
Worried about spending a fortune decorating your house but ending up with more of a mess than a makeover? Let Home Decorating For Dummies spark your imagination and help bring your ideas and enthusiasm to life with practical, money-saving suggestions on space planning, furniture selection, window treatments, and accessorizing your own home. Give your home that million-dollar makeover easily and economically with this wonderful hands-on guide to creating your own sense of style and grace...on any budget! Hundreds of ideas, resources, and budget-wise tips from this decor-savvy mother-and-daughter team of interior designers will inspire you to new heights of interior design projects yourself. Glance through more than 30 pages of full-color photos for some great inspiration, from bright lighting ideas to moldings, wallpapers, fabrics, accessories, floor coverings, and more. Discover the fundamentals of decorating and design, make a room fit your style with the right colors and textures, and create looks with timeless appeal in any room of the house. From floor to ceiling, you'll be impressed with this book's clever solutions to all those familiar decorating woes.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs and thoughtful commentary, this Asian interior design book will add a distinctly Eastern flare to your collection. The global exchange of design and taste is at its most fertile between Asia and the West. Leading Asian designers and architects have reprocessed international ideas and functionality into the idiom of Asian cultures, from India to China, Japan to Southeast Asia. Asia Home is a wide-ranging look at contemporary design from across the region, featuring more than 100 homes and more than 50 top designers. It offers a unique archive of ideas for transforming, remodeling or adding to living spaces. Images and text are the fruit of many investigative journeys that the renowned author-photographer has made into the world of contemporary Asian design. Interior design topics include: Designing an Asian Dream Home The New Asian Living Room Stylish Asian Dining Rooms Asian Bedrooms and Bathrooms The Art of the Garden Asian Accents and Furniture
Author: Cherie Fehrman, Kenneth Fehrman
Publisher: Fehrman Books
A scholarly review of the prominent designers and designs from 1910-1960 covering the Organic Design Movement, methods and materials of construction and in-depth measurements with hundreds of archival photographs.