Author: Christiane Lemieux, Rumaan Alam
Publisher: Potter Style
A mainstream retail designer and founder of DwellStudio explains how readers can infuse practicality and individual personality into home décor, profiling 20 distinctive houses that reflect various styles and tastes.
Author: John Patten (Pat) Guthrie
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Pat Guthrie, author of The Architect's Portable Handbook, now turns his attention to interior design. Like its predecessor, the book is organized in CSI MasterFormat, modified for the interior design profession. It covers initial planning and estimating through design and construction/installation. Included are materials and specifications checklists, quick references to applicable codes and standards, design data, and typical details. Examples show applications of techniques and procedures. This invaluable reference, like all titles in the Portable Handbook series, provides "the 20% of information needed 80% of the time."
Author: Elaine Griffin
Recipient of the Gold Medal in the Living Now Awards-Home Improvement The essential do-it-yourself guide from one of the top designers in the country that uncovers the secret home design rules used by the pros Many design books are filled with lavish photography of perfect rooms that most of us can only dream of re-creating. Without any practical advice, the look is unattainable. That's where Design Rules comes in. Here, Elaine Griffin, one of the country's 100 top designers (House Beautiful), explains all the practical decorating standards that professionals use behind the scenes to create flowing, balanced, gorgeous design. Packed with helpful illustrations and hundreds of step-by-step tips, Design Rules includes essential advice such as: ?Pick a pleasing color palette (that really works) ?Correctly size their bedsize tables (so they don't tower over their beds) ?Enhance the visual appeal of windowless rooms (so they're not dungeons) ?Design furniture arrangements that function and flow ?Style up even the most forlorn kitchens, baths and yes, basements and laundry rooms (honey, no space is too dreadful to be made ultra fab) ?Brighten up their kitchens with a can of paint and a burst of strategically- placed color (location, location, location!) ?Figure out which styles of furniture go together (there is a rule and it's easy!) ?Make their own personalities shine throughout their homes (because they should) ?And oodles more! Design Rules is for the growing number of savvy, novice home designers who are well-versed in what good design looks like, but need advice on how to translate it into their own home. It is the home design bible people have been waiting for.
Author: Pat Guthrie
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Organized in a modified CSI MasterFormat, this text covers initial planning and estimating through design and construction/installation. Included are materials and specifications checklists, quick references to applicable codes and standards, design data and typical details.
Author: Nate Berkus, Barri Leiner
The popular designer presents a step-by-step home decorating guide to creating stylish and innovative rooms that reflect an individual's true personality, interests, tastes, and lifestyle, accompanied by 150 full-color photographs that provide a series of inspirational ideas and techniques. 100,000 first printing.
Author: Dee Dee Eustace
This is Dee Dee Taylor Eustace’s first e-book publication. Dee Dee’s Rules offers readers 366 interior design and architectural rules that can be applied to any interior design application. This book is great for home owners, industry professionals and those with an interest in design. Dee Dee Taylor Eustace is one of Canada’s premier architect and interior designers. The owner and principle of Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. and co-owner of Montclair Construction as well as Ellis Fine Cabinetry, Dee Dee offers her clients a wide range of services. With an extensive portfolio comprised of over a hundred high-end architectural and design projects Dee Dee continues to define timeless-elegance. Dee Dee’s talent has brought her to the Oprah Winfrey Show three times as well as a weekly design column in the Style section of Canada’s largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. As both architect and interior designer Dee Dee’s flair and charisma have landed her a starring role on HGTV’s upcoming series The Real Designing Women which will make its debut on HGTV throughout North America in the spring of 2012.
Author: Supon Design Group
Publisher: Rockport Pub
The unexpected in graphic design deserves a closer look. Its creators take risks, challenge the norm, and pave the way for new ideas. This book presents design that is truly innovative -- in hopes of encouraging all designers to "break the rules".
Author: Michelle Visage
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Michelle Visage is not your average diva. Powerful, positive, and polished, this diva's not only glamorous, she's a savvy businesswoman with serious credentials who works her tail off. From her days vogueing in the downtown Manhattan clubs in the '90s to her successful career in radio and her ultimate cult status as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, Michelle has achieved her dreams and then some! In The Diva Rules, Visage shares her rules and advice for living life to the fullest and finding success no matter the hand you're dealt. With her no-nonsense style and super sassy voice, Michelle tells readers to Keep Your Shit Together
Author: Kelly Hoppen, Helen Chislett, Vincent Knapp
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
Drawing upon her own portfolio of notable projects, a noted interior designer explains her tenets of design in book that includes listings of home furnishings suppliers and paint manufacturers.
Author: Deborah Bibby, Real Living Magazine
Publisher: Australian Women's Weekly
Here is your go-to guide to interior decorating, a 128-page book packed full of our favourite rooms, expert advice, insiders' secrets and how-to information from interior designers, decorators and the team on real living. This is the throw-in-your-handbag workbook that'll solve all your decorating dilemmas. At the end of this book you will know how to apply colour and design concepts into your own interior, source items for your home and create moods and different styles. This little book is not only packed with advice, tips and tricks but also contains practical projects to help you put what you learn here into practise.
Author: Patricia Rodemann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource: * Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them * Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups * Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.
Author: Tobias Brauer, David Carson
Publisher: A & C Black
50 Golden Rules: Graphic Design explores the principles, expectations and practices of some of the world's most influential graphic designers. This book reveals the reasoning graphic designers use to inform the fruits of their occupation by defining a collection of fifty golden rules that some of the most brilliant minds in design follow. Essentially, this text declares why virtuoso designers do the things they do. Quotes from distinguished design masters throughout history such as Saul Bass, Otl Aicher and Paul Rand to name a few, serve as the necessary evidence to support these assertions. Diagrams, explanations and examples are used throughout to discuss all the essential principles from composition and process to specialist areas such as typography. An essential read for all design enthusiasts.
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: Mary C. Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Color for Interior Architecture examines the major considerations involved in color choice for interior spaces. Avoiding arbitrary rules and rigid formulas, this unique reference enables readers to gain a fundamental understanding and awareness of color that can be applied to virtually any design situation. The book brings together theory and practice in an accessible, user-friendly format--providing interior designers, architects, and students with the straightforward help they need to create color settings that satisfy the eye, the mind, and the spirit. Targets key topics for interior design--including the influence of color on the apparent depth and proportions of a space, the effect of lighting systems and natural light on color, hue combinations, and more * Supplies a working knowledge of how the eye perceives color and develops the ability to make fine color discriminations * Examines the basic physical properties and symbolic significance of color in clear, nontechnical terms * Contains important exercises and experiments to help readers make the conceptual leap from the design studio to real-world interiors * Includes a 32-page full-color insert, with color palettes, pattern analyses, and photographs of interiors