Author: Keeley Harris
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Celebrating the perennial interest in incorporating vintage flea-market finds into interior schemes, Style Me Vintage: Home is a feast of retro inspiration. With practical information on how to identify and source original vintage homewares, there is also plenty of inspiration on how to style your rooms according to your favoured decade, whether it be the 1920s or the 1970s. Without being restrictive, there's also plenty of advice on how to mix eras and incorporate vintage into contemporary schemes. This is a sourcebook of inspiration to all those hungry for nostalgic design. From ideas for display (fab sixties artwork, kitsch figurines, retro plates and crockery) to larger furniture finds (fifties sideboards, classic fabrics, reupholstered armchairs) see how vintage design can be made to work today.
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: 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: Susan Kim Gray
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
"Great design doesn't exist in a vacuum, and" Designers on Designers "proves that behind every bright idea is a startling inspiration. Susan Gray lets the world's top designers tell their own stories about who and what influenced their work. The result is funny and poignant, wry and informed. And truly inspired." -- Mitchell Owens, ELLE Decor "The personal inspiration we gain from others in our field makes for fascinating and thought-provoking reading. I love seeing what my colleagues have learned from others; my own experience has been expanded by their insights."-- Michael Graves, Architect and Product Designer In these pages, you will discover how Orlando Diaz-Azcuy's admiration for the work of John Dickinson led to his firm's perennial quest for design perfection. Married designers Ashley and Allegra Hicks disclose an intimate view of Ashley's father, David Hicks, Britain's most celebrated interior designer -- who was so obsessed with design that he checked himself out of the hospital while dying because of the overabundance of plastic and the nurses' unappealing apparal. For contrast, Cuban-born, multi-talented Manhattan designer Vincente Wolf offers a different and distinctive view of David Hicks's great appeal. You will share Bunny Williams's appreciation of Sister Parish and that designer's comfortable, timeless, and witty sense of style. New York society decorator Thomas Jayne gives you new insight into the Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman classic "The Decoration of Houses," still used as a textbook a century after its original publication. Open this book and meet masters of design -- Billy Baldwin, Donald Deskey, Dorothy Draper, Elsie de Wolfe, Philippe Starck, Michael Taylor, Rose Cumming -- and their admirers Thomas Britt, William Sofield, Carleton Varney, Suzanne Rheinstein, John Stefanidis, and more than a dozen other great names of interior design. With color, wit, and passion, "Designers on Designers" sensuously captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the mastery of interior design. On designers and by designers, it is a sumptuous work that architects, amateur decorators, and designers themselves will be powerless to resist. THE GREAT on THE GREAT: Pamela Banker on Sir John Soane Mattia Bonetti on Jean Royere Thomas Britt on Billy Baldwin Robert Couturier on Germain Boffrand, Eileen Gray, and Emilio Terry Elissa Cullman on Henry Francis du Pont Orlando Diaz-Azcuy on John Dickinson Jamie Drake on Stephane Boudin Arthur Dunnam on Jed Johnson Ronald A. Grimaldi on Rose Cumming Ashley and Allegra Hicks on David Hicks Thomas Jayne on Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman's "The Decoration of Houses" Pauline Metcalf on Frances Elkins Juan Pablo Molyneux on Jacques-Ange Gabriel Juan Montoya on Jean-Michel Frank Roberto Peregalli on Renzo Mongiardino Suzanne Rheinstein on Elsie de Wolfe Betty Sherrill on Eleanor Brown Marjorie Shushan on Kalef Alaton William Sofield on Donald Deskey John Stefanidis on Philippe Starck Carleton Varney on Dorothy Draper Bunny Williams on Sister Parish Ron Wilson on Michael Taylor Vincente Wolf on David Hicks
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.
Author: Candice Olson
Candice’s fresh, honest approach to design shows readers how to create rooms that are beautiful and functional, perfectly geared to what they love and how they live. With her trademark humor and sense of fun, Candice shares design secrets, smart tips, and practical advice to help readers plan and execute successful room makeovers. 24 dramatic before-and-after room transformations reinvent living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, basements, and more! Quick-read sidebars highlight favorite features and ideas that readers can use in their homes.
Author: Lisa Parramore, Chadine Flood Gong
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Whether you're remodeling your house, redesigning your apartment or just looking for a book of design ideas, Japan Home is a beautiful and indispensable resource full of practical information, shopping resources and inspiration. Japanese interior design has long been renowned for its spare beauty, utility and grace. Today, more and more people outside Japan are incorporating Japanese features in their homes and gardens as they come to appreciate the way in which materials, colors, patterns and shapes are interwoven in a uniquely light and evocative way. Japan Home, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos and packed with practical information, is the perfect source for anyone eager to find ways to decorate or enhance their home with that special Japanese flair. The authors explore ways to create typical Japanese spaces both inside and outside the home that are tranquil yet dramatic, understated yet elegant. All designs are enriched with the distinct Japanese aesthetic.
Author: Ana Ventura
This books aims to be a useful compendium on home decoration based on atmospheres created by reputable artists, interior designers and decorators from around the world, while using the most innovative creations by international furniture makers. Directed toward the public at large, this volume offers a large amount of ideas, tricks, suggestions, advice and solutions for all those interested in decorating a home for the first time or remodeling an old house. " Practical Ideas for Home Decoration " is full of spaces that speak of warm individuals, lovers of the family life, or dynamic people with an intense social life, or even sensitive and romantic people with dreams for the near future. Today's home interiors aren't only to be displayed. They are used on a daily basis, so it's important that decorative elements are not only practical but that they meet the owners' personal expectations and reflect the way they look at the world. This book has been designed to be a model of inspiration for all those wishing to decorate their homes. Its pages are filled with fresh ideas and make for a well-varied source of inspiration, managing to cover the latest inter-national trends in decoration, from the most traditional to the most avant-garde. The book includes basic concepts for space layout, materials, colors, styles, fabrics, furniture, accessories and lighting, with an aim to cover all the basic rules in decoration. However, when deciding upon decorating an interior, it's necessary to compare other styles and trends, even on an international level. A home should meet its owners' needs and personalities while making each and every room special. This is the only way to make a home out of a house.
Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Eight Books Ltd
Interior design has undergone a quiet but profound revolution in the last decade, as home-owners have become more aware of international influences and more prepared to experiment, to break out of the prescribed moulds of style. Many different parts of the world in particular India, China, and Japan have evolved their own unique styles of modernism, much of it rooted in the traditional principles of their particular regions, and this has helped to liberate the way we now think about dwelling space, its organisation and furnishing. Drawing on a wide range of modern design from many countries, this unique, rich sourcebook takes an elemental approach to the design of a home. In an age when no interior design principle goes unchallenged and all ideas are possible, the only sensible approach is to start from the basic elements how a home works and what we expect from it. The Source, illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs by Michael Freeman, one of the most widely travelled authors and photographers working in this area, is divided into four sections which each cover a basic function. The first, Connect, deals with the connectivity of a home, from entrances and corridors to staircases. The second, Divide, shows the many ways in which individual areas can be divided and linked, from walls to screens and unconventional dividers, as well as flexible partitions that draw on Japanese and Chinese principles. The third section, Space, is concerned with living spaces in all their variety, balancing the twin needs of comfort and inspiration. The last section, Utility, covers the basic functions of any dwelling, from cooking and bathing to working at home and storage. All of this is illustrated by a vast array of ideas and solutions from many of the worlds best interior designers and architects. This new book offers a different and refreshing way of looking at the house and the elemental way of how we live today.
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: Judith Griffin, Penny Collins
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Wear Your Chair was originally developed as a multidisciplinary design course by Griffin and Collins, chairs of fashion design and interior design departments. Realising that students were visual learners, they saw the necessity of teaching students to be aware of design in its many forms and applications. They envisioned a course that would appeal to a variety of design majors. The book draws upon the many historic precedents of designers overlapping several design principles, such as Paul Poiret who designed clothing, furniture and textiles. The ultimate goal of this text will be to increase students' understanding of the significant, subtle, and often subconscious roles that apparel and interior design play in our lives. Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor's Materials.
Author: Paul Atterbury
Looks at modern British interior design, discusses French influences, the role of craft, design patronage, fashion, and garden design, and lists British suppliers
Author: Shane Reilly
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
This book features a collection of interiors by 77 of the countrys leading interior designers. Examining the different sources of inspiration for design, author Shane Reilly unveils the intricacies of what forms the concept behind the look of a room. Over 300 photographs of beautiful rooms enrich the readers understanding of the interior design creative process.
Author: Cameron Chapman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Presents a collection of design ideas and more than seven hundred examples from websites to help create an effective Web site.
Author: Jeffrey Simpson, Sarah Cumming Cecil
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Rose Cumming was the most flamboyant and exciting of the so-called Great Lady Decorators who invented the field of professional decorating and interior design in the early twentieth century. Flavored by surrealism and suffused with drama, her interiors were sumptuous, mixing bold colors and patterns. Her own library had emerald-green walls, a peacock -blue satin sofa, and scarlet japanned chairs. Cumming's famous New York decorating and antiques shop became a stopping point for celebrated personalities such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Andy Warhol, Rudolf Nureyev, and Jacqueline Onassis. Encompassing styles from gothic, Venetian, and Austrian baroque to early Oriental furniture, Cumming would add glittering chandeliers, birdcages, and fine carpets. Her glamorous style was reminiscent of film sets, and Marlene Dietrich and Norma Shearer were among her clients. This book, the first on Cumming, is a richly illustrated volume of a great American artist, whose influence is manifest in the ongoing production of Cumming-designed fabrics and wallpapers. Rose Cumming will inspire the interior designer and home decorator, both professional and amateur alike.