Author: Holly Becker
Publisher: Chronicle Books
A companion to Decorate, the international bestseller, this interactive guide takes readers step by step through the decorating process of beloved stylist and blogger Holly Becker. In Decorate Notebook, Becker shares her personal design philosophy and explains how to carry a vision into a finished room, from the early paint swatches to the final accents. Readers will learn how to identify their style, create mood boards, outline a schedule and budget, source materials, and start decorating! Filled with expert tips, important checklists, blank space for making lists and plans, and 250 photographs of gorgeous interiors, this is an essential planner for home decorators whatever their budget.
Author: Betsy Helmuth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
As seen on the TODAY Show! Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget. In the past year, Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she has distilled her expertise into this practical guide. The chapters follow her secret design formula and include creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist. It’s time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Helmuth’s Big Design, Small Budget!
Author: Tom Dyckhoff, Sophie Robinson, Daniel Hopwood
Publisher: Pavilion Books
The way you design your home says just as much about you as the clothes you wear. This great new book is packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want, for a budget you can afford. Before you begin any kind of home-decorating project you need to make sure your canvas is in good order. We include a handy checklist of common problems to look out for and how to fix them - including cracks in walls, creaking stairs, damp patches, draughts, leaking roofs or blocked chimneys. Doing it yourself is fun and economical, so we include step-by-step instructions on how to achieve a variety of home improvements. Of course it is not always possible (or safe) to do everything yourself - sometimes the decision needs to be made: DIY or GSI (get someone in!)? Getting the builders in can be stressful, but we include plenty of advice on finding the best workmen for the job, and how best to brief them and keep to budget. Planning makes perfect - so we have plenty of useful information on making a moodboard, designing a room layout, choosing and using colour and pattern, deciding on wall finishes and treatments and making the most of your space. Your home should be perfectly suited to your lifestyle, so whether you are looking for a cool, calm oasis, a stylish minimalist haven for entertaining or a useful family space, this book is packed full of ideas and inspiration so that you can really make your house a home to be proud of.
Author: Sophia Amoruso
From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times-bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia's own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It's not about how to mix prints--it's about how to leave yours on everything you touch. Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional, surprising and refreshingly straightforward, Nasty Galaxy is a dive into Sophia's philosophies on work, relationships, balance, friendships, and more. It is a celebration of her roots in vintage clothing, punk attitude, fringe characters, and don't-give-a-fuck thought leadership. Nasty Galaxy is Amoruso's newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business--unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory.
Author: Alexis Swanson Traina
Napa Valley is a wonderland boasting beautiful weather, exquisite vistas, bespoke hotels, Michelin-rated restaurants, and world-class wineries. From Napa with Love is equal parts travel- and lifestyle-guide celebrating this famed and incredibly popular California destination. Featuring itineraries, interviews, sidebars, recipes, and entertaining 101s, this highly visual volume provides insider information about the best the area has to offer, as well as tips on how to bring home that much-envied Napa lifestyle. Each of the nine chapters offers up a distinct point of view (the Bohemian, the Oenophile, the Foodie, etc.), and these roles are filled by the region’s most notable residents, weekenders, and summer folk. Advice from Andy and Kate Spade, Thomas Keller, Ken Fulk, Carlo Mondavi, and Roman Coppola ensures you’ll learn the best and most authentic ways to enjoy the Napa experience that they all are so passionate about.
Author: Keri Smith
Encouraging readers to explore the world around in the roles of artists and scientists, an interactive handbook explains how to observe and document the science and art of everyday life. Original.
Author: Martha Gill
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Appropriately produced in luscious hues, Gill's working toolbox for homeowners is divided into 12 color moods, from spicy to romantic by way of categories such as luminescent, tranquil, and icy. For each mood she provides 36 appropriate color combinations, laid out in swatches six to a page. C
Author: Simon Dodsworth, Stephen Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The second edition of The Fundamentals of Interior Design provides a thorough introduction to the key elements of interior design and the ideas that underpin them. The book describes the entirety of the creative process, from researching initial ideas to realizing them in three-dimensional form. Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure to the interior design process and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is intended to give designers a belief in their own abilities, and the confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings. The book features a variety of diagrams and talking points to encourage students and practitioners to think about key issues such as understanding spatial relationships and the use of sustainable materials. This second edition includes new case studies focusing on well-known international interior design studios, such as Conran and Partners, UK, Slade Architecture, US, Gensler, US and award winning architects Chae-Pereira in South Korea. The introduction of interviews with contemporary interior designers allows readers an insight in to the working world of interior design. The new projects allow students to explore what they have learned in each chapter through experimentation and these activities encourage creativity and further learning.
Author: Sara Ruffin Costello
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
A dean of American decorating offers his most important projects to date, revealing the foundations of his distinctive style. In his latest book, Jeffrey Bilhuber distills thirty years of expertise and creative inspiration designing beautiful and brilliantly modern rooms. Presenting a diverse range of Bilhuber's most recent and important work from around the country, this lavish volume is centered around forty signature statements—pithy and insightful bedrock principles and axioms that have fueled the designer's process, allowing the reader to glean the essence of his masterful approach to decorating. Bilhuber, in bright and rich prose, offers ideas and inspirations such as: “What surrounds us must bring us pleasure”; “Rooms should reveal themselves gradually like a glorious book,” and “Rooms can be successful but still remain flat—that's when you add horsepower.” Featuring projects from city townhouses to rambling country houses in New York City, Palm Beach, Aspen, San Francisco and Seattle, the decorator's optimistic and classically informed point of view encourages readers to embrace their own unique vision to create interiors that are as confident as they are contemporary.
Author: Sandra Espinet
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Glamorous Latin American getaways of the ultimate luxury class. Latin America is known for its grand resorts and ultimate in warm-weather relaxation. And Sandra Espinet knows all about this elegant style, designing gorgeous home interiors in Mexico’s high-end resort communities for the extravagantly wealthy. As a designer, Espinet has developed a signature style that assures ease and comfort while answering her clients’ desires for plush, imaginative escapes. Her anecdotes and design tips will urge the reader to leave the workaday world behind and escape to the warm weather, glorious sunsets, and grandeur of Mexican luxury living. Sandra Espinet operates her elite design firm, S.E. Design Services, in Los Cabos, Mexico. She has received numerous awards and has appeared on several HGTV shows and as a guest on radio shows and design blogs. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Mexico. She is the author of The Well-Traveled Home.
Author: Scott A. Lukas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Scott Lukas, famed industry expert on designing themed spaces, brings you a book that focuses on the imaginative world of themed, immersive and consumer spaces. Whether or not you are involved in designing a theme park, cultural museum, shop, or other entertainment space, you will benefit from the insider tips, experiences, and techniques highlighted in this practical guide. Make your themed spaces come to life and become true, immersive worlds. The book features informative sidebars addressing possible design issues and current trends; case studies and interviews with real-world designers, and further reading suggestions. The book also includes a companion website, as well as exercises that accompany each chapter, lavish photos, illustrations, and tables. * Practical guide for designers of entertainment spaces on how to create convincing and effective immersive worlds (whether theme parks, museums, shopping malls, lifestyle stores, or entertainment venues) * Lavish photos: Peek into immersive worlds in the stunning photos that line the pages of the book * Practical charts and tables offer clear and concise summaries of key concepts * Inspiration to stimulate design process with real world examples * Interviews with expert voices in the field covering practical hard-won techniques
Author: Moll Anderson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Presents tips and suggestions on decorating one's home to fully express one's needs and personality, with projects and workbook-style explorations.
Author: Linda O'Shea, Chris Grimley, Mimi Love
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
DIV In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. You’ll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. —Fundamentals provides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. —Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. —Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. —Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell. —Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. —Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research. /div
Author: Anna Starmer
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Contains two hundred color scheme ideas along with guidelines on how to select colors that complement each other and tips on using color to give an illusion of space, create the right ambiance, and complement a theme or accessory.