Author: Michael Lassell
Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing
Filled with trade secrets culled from the pages of Metropolitan Home, this guide to home decorating features more than two hundred beautiful color illustrations, advice from designers, and advice on how to achieve a personal style.
Author: Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros. Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start? Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you’ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh. Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed! And anyone else who loves decorating. Don’t forget: Imagination counts. Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on Basic planning – where to begin when you want to start decorating Creating surface interest – the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them Creating backgrounds – what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls Tackling tough rooms – how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements Accessorizing with art and other stuff – adding the final flourishes to every space in your place Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the basics – including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.
Author: Gerd Hatje
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
An exploration of colored illustrations are examples of designer's application of their ideas, philosophy, and theory for decoration and applied design
Author: Carla Lind
Furnished with high-backed chairs in a room of their own or tucked into a corner of the living room, Wright's dining areas represent some of his most perfectly conceived interior spaces. Frank Lloyd Wright's Dining Rooms pictures more than two dozen of his best designs and traces the changes in his own way of thinking about how people should dine.The Wright-at-a-Glance series showcases the work of one of the world's best-known architects. Comprising twelve books in all, this series offers an overview of Wright's life, buildings, and designs.
Author: Tonya Olsen
Publisher: Cedar Fort
From exciting entryways to DIY dining rooms, these tried-and-true interior design recipes are the ultimate resource for homeowners looking to spice things up or decorate a space from scratch. With this book, creating a show-stopping master suite or home office is as simple as cooking dinner—just follow the instructions! Turn your house into your dream home one room at a time by incorporating these no-fail recipes for delicious designs.
Author: Christophe Pourny
Publisher: Artisan Books
Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture—from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques—ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, among many others—with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch. Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.
Author: Chris Casson Madden, Carolyn Schultz
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
The author of A Room of Her Own uses three distinctive styles--Adventurous, Romantic, and Serene--to show readers how to unlock their individual creative personalities to produce vivid and stylish designs for every room in the house, in a richly illustrated guide to personalizing one's home decorating. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Tessa Evelegh
Hundreds of lush, full-color images, complemented by extensive checklists and explanatory sidebars, cover everything a homeowner needs to know to create inviting, attractive, stylish, and efficient living room and dining spaces, with helpful tips on layout, lighting, flooring, storage space, furnishings, and accessories.
Author: Diane Berger
Depicts dining areas in a variety of styles, in houses from stately homes to country kitchens, in Europe, the United States, and Australia, and discusses furnishing and decorating dining rooms
Author: Sharon Hanby-Robie
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
If you've always dreamed of having a beautifully decorated home but have no idea where to start, Decorating Without Fear is the book for you! Interior designer Sharon Hanby-Robie, Allied member ASID, has more than thirty years of experience working with families to create stylish, inviting living spaces. Now you can easily attain a designer look for your home?one that reflects your personality and interests. Hundreds of photographs make this practical guide user friendly for even the least gifted decorator. Even if you don't know Chippendale from Neoclassic, or chintz from damask, you can follow Sharon's step-by-step process to achieve the look you want. "Interior design style today is less about rules," Sharon writes, "and more about personalization and creating unique spaces that make sense for you and your family and the way you want to live." Sharon shows you how to: Identify your own personal style preferences. Make every room in your home?from the living room to the laundry room?both beautiful and beautifully functional. Use texture and colors to create a rich sensory experience. Create perfect lighting, from chandeliers to bathroom vanity lights. Add stylish touches to floors, ceilings, walls, and windows. Arrange accessories with a designer's eye. Devise solutions for "problem" rooms that are too small or too tall. Turn your home into the blissful sanctuary you've always wanted?with Decorating Without Fear holding your hand each step of the way.
Author: Michael Payne
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Michael Payne--popular host of the hit HGTV's hit series Designing for the Sexes--brings his unique talent and expertise to this beautiful and practical reference designed to help homeowners find stylish solutions to today's most common and challenging home design dilemmas. YOU ASKED HIM, NOW HE'S ANSWERING Through emails, internet chats, and attendance at his seminars, Michael's fans have directly asked him to solve their most difficult design dilemmas. This beautiful reference delivers the answers they seek in a style that captures Michale's trademark wit and charm. Questions range from the common to the outrageous, providing always informative -- and often amusing -- reading. * Beautifully illustrated with 175 full-color photos * Features a logical room-by-room approach * Convenient format features each problem and solution presented across a single two-page spread * Covers living rooms, family rooms, master bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, work spaces, child's room, and more * Packed with advice, ideas, and tips on lighting, upholstery, storage, and accessories * Includes an informative Basic Questions chapter
Author: Julie Savill
Publisher: Hylas Pub
101 Ideas for Downstairs is packed with decorating, furnishing, flooring and lighting inspiration for kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms. These most public rooms in the house deserve the best attention -- not least of all because they are often the most expensive to decorate. The book is divided into three main sections, kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and each is then subdivided into key styles. Every room is illustrated with a beautifully shot full-color photograph and features in-depth advice on how to create the look at home. There are details on everything from choosing color and mixing patterns to being creative with lighting and adding finishing touches. As well as being an invaluable source book, 101 Ideas for Downstairs will teach you to interpret looks and styles, and create original decorating schemes for any room. Book jacket.
Author: Henry Delacroix
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
First published in Paris as Decoration Moderne dans l'Interieur, this rare 1935 portfolio of full-color plates reflects the influence of Art Deco modernism on architects and interior designers. Designs for every space include living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, offices, terraces, artists' studios, and other settings. Equally eye-catching are the lighting, chairs, tables, beds, bookcases, desks, accessories, and other furniture along with floor and wall treatments and additional elements of modernist interior design. Captions identify the creator of every design, and the book includes a translation of the original Introduction and a new Publisher's Note. This splendid collection of authentic, hard-to-find designs will provide a treasury of inspiration for architects, interior designers, and designers of furniture and accessories as well as collectors of authentic Art Deco material and students of design, architectural history, and popular culture.