Author: Franklin Schmidt, Esther Schmidt
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
Primitive, rustic, one-of-a-kind furnishings are wildly popular with a wide range of homeowners and professional decorators. Passion for Primitives, with more than 200 lush and stunning photographs, depicts the unpretentious honesty of pieces that come from the imaginations and hearts of the untrained artisans who created them. These furnishings, accent pieces, rustic architectural and structural elements, and displays of country collectibles and folk art are iconic Americana. This book unveils a legacy that is not only intrinsic to our historic design tradition, but is newly flourishing throughout the country. Passion for Primitives is a photographic tour of private homes throughout the U.S., ranging from country simple to modern. It is also a guide to designing with primitives that gives readers an invaluable tool for understanding the range of possibilities in decoratingan ideal book for decorators, designers, architects, and homeowners.
Author: Melissa Cardona, Nathaniel Wolfgang-Price
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Each year, interior designers descend upon show houses to display their best work. Given free reign over the concepts, the color palettes, and all the details, designers go all-out to create some of world's most striking and trend-setting interiors. This book takes you on an exceptional tour of over 150 show house rooms, from the Pasadena, California to Kips Bay, New York that present a fascinating array of design styles gorgeously illustrated in over 400 stunning photographs. Readers will marvel at this extraordinary collection, featuring rooms draped in luxurious textiles, furnished in custom designed masterpieces, and accented with original works of art. This book itself is a showcase, sure to be treasured by design aficionados, professionals, and homeowners alike. Foyers, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, baths, living rooms, outdoor areas, kid spaces, wine cellars, media rooms, and studies are all included. Resource guides provide information about each show house and designer featured, as well as the photographers who frame images of these marvelous rooms for us.
Author: Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, Jonny Dovercourt
Publisher: Coach House Books
Freakier rich people. More suburban art. A venue for new music. Better staplers. An infrastructure for hip-hop. Laneway art. More wi-fi. A more understanding marriage between art and business. Affordable live-work spaces.What would make Toronto a better place for the arts?City Hall proclaimed 2006 the Year of Creativity. ‘Live With Culture’ banners flap over the city. And across the city, donors are ponying up millions for the ROM and the AGO. Culture’s never had it so good. Right?The State of the Arts explores the Toronto culture scene from every angle, applauding, assailing and arguing about art in our fair burg. The essays consider the big-ticket and the ticket-free, from the CNE to unintentional art. In between, you'll find thoughts on the ’creative city’ and photobloggers, Toronto on film and the fine line between part and art. Taken together the thoughts of these writers, artists and city-builders create a snapshot of culture in T.O. as it grows from ’Toronto the Good’ to ’Toronto the Could’ to ’Toronto the Can-Do.’Includes sixteen colour pages of eye-level Toronto, and cover art by Susan Szenes.With essays by Sandra Alland, Jason Anderson, Anna Bowness, Stephen Cain, Kate Carraway, Hanna Cho, Brendan Cormier, Natalie De Vito, Liz Forsberg, Mark Fram, Marc Glassman, Katarina Gligorijevic-Collins, Brenda Goldstein, Amy Lavender Harris, Karen Hines, Sarah B. Hood, Christopher Hume, Sam Javanrouh, Dory Kornfeld, Adam Krawesky, More Or Les, John Lorinc, James MacNevin, Claudia McKoy, Brian McLachlan, Ryan McLaren, Shawn Micallef, Jill Murray, Matt O'Sullivan, Christopher Pandolfi, Michael Redhill, Dylan Reid, Damian Rogers, Stuart Ross, Lisa Rundle, Dana Samuel, Nadja Sayej, Susan Szenes, Kevin Temple, Pablo Torres, Gayla Trail, Rannie Turingan, Jason van Eyk, Adam Vaughan, RM Vaughan, Stéphanie Verge, Lisa Whittington-Hill and Carl Wilson.
Author: Katharine McMillan, Patricia McMillan
Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees both fresh and artificial and caring forornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes andcenterpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base forglass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decoratedwith miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions."
Author: Susan Harlan, Becca Stadtlander
What would Little Women be without the charms of the March family’s cozy New England home? Or Wuthering Heights without the ghost-infested Wuthering Heights? Getting lost in the setting of a good book can be half the pleasure of reading, and Decorating a Room of One’s Own brings literary backdrops to the foreground in this wryly affectionate satire of interior design reporting. English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and “interviews” the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth’s favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby’s McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as “Setting Up an Ideal Governess’s Room,” and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One’s Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.
Author: Ben Pentreath
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Eighteen homes, many of which have never been previously photographed, provide the source material for his wide-ranging investigation of this classic look. The houses include Benâ€™s own homes in London and West Dorset, alongside those of Earls and artists, writers and architects, book designers and gardeners. The book opens with an essay on the English style in decoration, and then entrance halls, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms and bedrooms and bathrooms are considered in turn, together with simple Rooms of Utility and spectacular Rooms of Display. There is also a foreword by Nicky Haslam, suggestions for further reading, and a style directory that reveals Ben's own favorite sourcesâ€”helping you to achieve the classic English look, wherever you live.
Author: Anna Jeppsson, Anders Jeppsson
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
An inspiring and enticing do-it-yourself guide. With its almost 50 projects and many lovely interior photos, this home-improvement manual is an idea bank for the hobbyist as well as the interior designer. The projects included range from small, practical bookends to a large, spacious shed, and include bookcases, shutters, beds, shelves, a tray table, a music stand, garden furniture and much, much more. Handy homeowners and hands-on decorators alike can finally turn their ideas into a reality by following the instructions. Using basic carpentry skills readers can put their personal touch on the home there's something for everyone. Emphasis is placed on form and function, and all finished projects are not just aesthetically pleasing but safely stable. Clear, step-by-step instructions with exploded views, photos, and lists of materials, create the path to successful results.
Author: James Lileks
Publisher: Crown Pub
The author of The Gallery of Regrettable Food offers a hilarious look at the horrific atrocities of 1970s interior design, furnishing a revealing glimpse of the worst bedrooms, dens, rec rooms, and other interior spaces, as well as such regrettable stylistic innovations as plaid wallpaper and matching patterns on every item in a room, all taken from style magazines of the era. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Paul Auster's most intimate autobiographical work to date In the beginning, everything was alive. The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts . . . Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in Report from the Interior. From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon, to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe, to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine, to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life, Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political, and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the postwar 1950s and into the turbulent 1960s. Auster evokes the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life—and the many images that came at him, including moving images (he adored cartoons, he was in love with films), until, at its unique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery: The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures. At once a story of the times—which makes it everyone's story—and the story of the emerging consciousness of a renowned literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
Author: Kim Kuhteubl
The home goods market in the United States is the largest market in the world. Then why do some interior design firms thrive while others barely survive? The answer lies in one powerful little word: brand. More than a pretty logo, it involves telling the story of your distinct point of view who you want to serve and why you do business, and it's a process that happens from the inside out. This book bridges the gap between designer and design leader and shows pros how to define, value, and communicate their vision; find clients who are a fit; and master the art of being visible. Worksheets give designers the tools to learn these strategies and apply them to their work. It also includes candid conversations with design leaders such as Barbara Barry, Rose Tarlow, Kelly Hoppen, Vicente Wolf, Christiane Lemieux, Clodagh, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and others."
Author: Hilary Rose
Publisher: H. Rose
Home design enthusiasts will enjoy this whimsically entertaining book which mixes practical advice with inspiration and humor. This book features 64 large color photographs that illustrate ideas of home function and design. Each spread offers a beautiful image with a humorous title that captures a decorating idea and includes to-the-point observations about what can be learned from the picture. From flea market finds to fine antiques, this fun approach to decorating offers tips to transform a house into a personal home.
Author: Barb Blair
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Knack Studio founder Barb Blair is famous for her "knack" with furniture: spotting classic pieces and transforming them into modern showstoppers. In this inspiring book, Blair goes beyond the nuts and bolts of furniture refinishing to show how to style rooms with each customized piece. For instance, she transforms a well-worn coffee table with a painted ombré design, and then reveals how to incorporate it into a bright and sunny den, a cozy reading nook, and a cheerful bedroom. With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects—dressers, tables, beds, armoire, and more—in Blair's signature bold style, a "toolbox" section detailing her favorite techniques and materials, and photos of dozens of inspiring interiors, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to decorating livable rooms around statement pieces.
Author: Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers
This substantial book features one hundred of the most spectacular interiors across the world, spanning the entire 20th century to the present day. It includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti and Coco Chanel to Alvar Aalto, Marc Newson and Matthew Williamson. Twenty short profiles are presented in the introduction, with a single iconic photograph and a concise, informative text; eighty are profiled at length, in chronological order, with superb colour photography and texts recounting the stories of these remarkable designs. Representing every style from minimalism, Art Nouveau and Neo-traditional to Gesamtkunstwerk creations that defy definition, these iconic interiors are elegant compositions that endure as lasting creations.
Author: William B. Tuthill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This reprint of an 1882 publication features 52 plates of original designs by the author and other architects. Images include fireplaces, staircases, windows, parlors, libraries, and other interiors of residences, offices, and stores.