Author: Ingrid Cranfield
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
Discover how to recreate and restore authentic period architecture, furnishings and detailing in the Art Deco style. The elegant and sophisticated style known as Art Deco epitomises for many the inter-war years of the 1920s and 1930s. Although not strictly a style of architecture, but a surface decoration, its clean lines and stylized, symmetrical forms nonetheless influenced the design of buildings throughout the world, greatly assisted by the new industrial materials of stainless steel and ferro-concrete. Interiors followed suit, featuring chrome for the first time, as well as brightly coloured enamels, glass and polished stone. Furniture, too, adopted the streamlined look, to which the mass-produced tubular steel of the 1930s was ideally suited. Art Deco transcended class as no other style had done previously. It united architecture (both public and domestic), decorative arts and the cheapest consumer goods. Today, as a result of the building boom of the 1920s and 1930s, more people probably live in a house built in this period than in any other. Although Art Deco House Style is primarily for those who wish to restore their homes to their original style, it is also a comprehensive reference book for devotees wishing to expand their knowledge of the movement. Lavishly illustrated chapters cover every aspect of the home, including furniture, fabrics and decorative detail, and throughout there is discussion of the leading designers of the period. Filled with practical advice and sources of materials, as well as much additional related information, this masterful work is an invaluable guide to the maintenance and renovation of Art Deco homes.
Author: Elsie de Wolfe
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior design. Although de Wolfe decorated the homes of wealthy, socially prominent clients, she always maintained that her vision of elegant but comfortable living is attainable to all. This timeless 1913 book, written in a friendly, conversational tone, explains how to design, furnish, and decorate a house in order to make it a beautiful, useful, and livable home. De Wolfe pioneered the concept of the home as a representation of the owner's identity, and this book defines her decorating methods, philosophy, and approach to creating spaces for gracious entertaining. Part step-by-step manual and part aesthetic treatise, this volume advocates for simpler yet more refined decor. In contrast to the Victorian penchant for dark furniture, bric-a-brac, and heavy draperies, de Wolfe advised her readers to let in natural light, to replace gaudy colors with beige and ivory, and to abandon clutter. Her practical suggestions, illustrated by period photographs, illuminate the attitudes of a century ago while retaining their resonance for modern-day interior designers.
Author: Kelly Wearstler
Publisher: Harper Collins
An acclaimed interior designer and author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Modern Glamour, Kelly Wearstler presents sumptuous photographs of one of her most incredible design achievements yet -- her family home, the Hillcrest Estate With her impeccable taste, fearless technique, and discerning eye for color, shape, pattern, and texture, Kelly Wearstler's status as an internationally acclaimed interior designed is unparalleled. With buoyant ease, she will confidently cover walls in iconic graphics, select a captivating animal figure as a focal point, or add a lush expanse of contrasting color to an otherwise monochromatic space. Combining grace and flawless skill, she can change a simple room into a work of art. Her home is no exception. Domicilium Decoratus reveals the most private and challenging undertaking of her career: her family's timeless, astonishingly designed residence. Originally published as a limited-edition book, Domicilium Decoratus features breathtaking photography of Wearstler's very personal design achievement. Readers' imaginations can wander through this personal haven -- from its fourteen-foot ceilings and windows, walls of glass and layers of warm, opulent color, to its witty details, sophisticated materials and finishes, and ornate collection of artifacts gathered from five continents over many years of travel. Hillcrest Estate is a tour de force, confirming Wearstler's place as an interior designer of consummate skill and singular flair. Domicilium Decoratus discloses her personal masterpiece -- a private and enchanting domestic hideaway. Kelly Wearstler is the author of Modern Glamour and the founder of the Los Angeles architectural interior design firm kwid (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design). Her designs for the trendsetting Viceroy resorts from California to the Caribbean; such taste-making hotels as Maison 140 and Avalon; unique office, retail, and leisure spaces, including BG restaurant and lounge in Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman; and upscale residences such as the Trousdale Estate have been profiled in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Elle Décor, Vogue, and W. Wearstler is also designer of her own kwid line of furnishings and accessories. She lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, hotelier Brad Korzen, and their sons.
Author: Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Written in collaboration with celebrated American architect Codman, Wharton's first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design, moving from historical traditions to the distinctive styles of contemporary taste.
Author: Alexa Hampton
Publisher: Potter Style
The daughter of a celebrated White House decorator draws on early memories of watching her father and studying art to counsel readers on how to understand design by observing four basic principles, sharing lavish photographs of 18 homes that represent a variety of styles.
Author: Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Incorporating the best in English and America's decorating styles from the past four centuries, a companion volume to Classic Design Styles identifies the varied architectural details of seven distinct historical eras, including carved stone fireplaces, columns, windows, wall finishes, curtains, and more. 12,000 first printing.
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: Home Designing
Publisher: Home Designing
Who This Book Is Intended For Be it the passing enthusiast who is collecting up pictures for the dream house he plans to own one day or the professional architect/interior designer looking for design inspiration from the best in the industry, this book is for anyone looking to improve their eye for good design. Includes * 40 homes, 340+ Pages * 500+ High quality images * Architectural plans of all homes * Name & contact information of architects included How this book would help you… Gather inspiration for your dream home with this incredible e-book, which includes full color photos, descriptions and even plans to help guide you in building a nest of your own. Learn which architects capture your unique sense of style and see examples of their work in action. Sharpen your sense of modern home design and discover new techniques that you can try in your own home. If you have an eye for design, this book is a must-have for your swipe file or inspiration folder for future house plans. Stunning Imagery: These handpicked images include the work of some of the best architects on the planet. You will not be disappointed. Get In Touch With The Architects: The book includes the contact info of every one of the architects whose work we have featured. So if you need to get in touch, you can. It’s All In One Place: No need to browse scores of websites to find the designs you like. It is all in one neatly packaged ebook available offline.
Author: James Swan
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Ever wish you could have a nationally known interior designer walk through your home and save you from your very own decorating disasters? Now is your chance! With his 'take-no-prisoners' approach to home design, James Swan shares his spot-on observations about mistakes we all make as we try to decipher the world of home décor and design. His fresh, frank way of looking at rooms liberates us from the safe, predictable edicts we all grew up with and gives us permission to fall in love with our homes all over again. Discover: * Top ideas to make your living room ready for company—today • Quick, practical projects to add pizzaz to your dining room • Valuable tips to make small spaces multifunctional • Secrets to creating a bedroom sanctuary From entryway to mudroom and everything in between, whether you're a big-city singleton on a teeny-tiny budget or have plenty of space with cash to spare, this room-by-room design guide has everything you need to create a home that dazzles. Now that's beautiful.
Author: Barbara Jean Jennings
How to Rearrange Furniture and Accessories Clients Already Own and Make Money in Your Own Home Decorating Business. Learn the secrets top interior designers use to create beautiful rooms. Manual covers how to conduct consultations, questions to ask, business setup, marketing and promoting business. Written by West Coast Pioneer in Redesign and Director of The Academy of Staging and Redesign hosted at Decorate-Redecorate.Com. Includes detailed guidance, before and after photos, illustrations, tools to use and includes multiple forms. Based on author's 40 years in redesign, home staging and home based businesses.
National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing period homes of every era. A garden feature, essays, archival material, events and exhibitions, and book reviews round out the editorial. Many readers claim the beautiful advertising—all of it design-related, no “lifestyle” ads—is as important to them as the articles.
Author: Harry Seidler, Chris Abel, The Images Publishing Group
Publisher: Images Publishing
Harry Seidler is a powerful architectural voice with internationally acclaimed award winning work spanning five decades. Houses 1 reference early work, some subject to preservation orders, while Houses 2 features more recent houses no less interesting in strength of design.
Author: Debbie Wiener
Publisher: Penguin Group
A practical guide to home decorating introduces a host of realistic, stylish, and comfortable design solutions that include no-nonsense ideas for economical, low-maintenance rugs, flooring, furnishings, tiling, window treatments, and storage solutions that can look great while withstanding the wear and tear of everyday life. Original.