Author: Michael Payne
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Michael Payne--popular host of the hit HGTV's hit series Designing for the Sexes--brings his unique talent and expertise to this beautiful and practical reference designed to help homeowners find stylish solutions to today's most common and challenging home design dilemmas. YOU ASKED HIM, NOW HE'S ANSWERING Through emails, internet chats, and attendance at his seminars, Michael's fans have directly asked him to solve their most difficult design dilemmas. This beautiful reference delivers the answers they seek in a style that captures Michale's trademark wit and charm. Questions range from the common to the outrageous, providing always informative -- and often amusing -- reading. * Beautifully illustrated with 175 full-color photos * Features a logical room-by-room approach * Convenient format features each problem and solution presented across a single two-page spread * Covers living rooms, family rooms, master bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, work spaces, child's room, and more * Packed with advice, ideas, and tips on lighting, upholstery, storage, and accessories * Includes an informative Basic Questions chapter
Author: Allan Neuwirth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
From the first drawing board sketch to wriggling TV character, Makin’ Toons illustrates the thrills and challenges of making animated cartoon movies as told by the industry’s most successful creators. Cartoon lovers everywhere will be treated to 47 personal interviews with animation artists and industry leaders ranging from Shrek director Andrew Adamson to Rugrats producer Gabor Csupo. These and dozens of other fascinating firsthand accounts chronicle the behind-the-scene antics and commercial dynamics behind such blockbusters as The Simpsons, South Park, Beauty and the Beast, and Dragon Tales, to name just a few. Author Allan Neuwirth—an accomplished animation artist and writer himself—spices the book with insightful comments, hilarious anecdotes, and a true “toon artist’s” sense of humor. He also includes 75 never-before-published concept drawings, character designs, storyboards, and much more. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Author: Tad Crawford, Eva Doman Bruck
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
All of the forms today's interior designers need tosucceed—revised, updated, and ready to use.
Author: Beverly M. Murphy, Mike Moreland
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
One of TV's Most Popular Home Designers Shows How You Can Achieve Beautiful Home Decor Everyone wants a beautiful, well-designed home. However, decorating can be daunting: coordinating furniture, color palettes, fabrics, finishes, and accessories from a vast array of manufacturers is an overwhelming task. Well-known TV personality and brilliant interior designer Beverly Murphy has written a visual, inspirational, and clear-cut plan that shows homeowners how to achieve the look they want for every room of their home. Take the guesswork out of home decor: * Beautifully designed with 150 full-color illustrations * Provides a gamut of options ranging from budget-conscious to mid-range to high-end * Helpful sidebar notes on topics such as antique collecting, outdoor living, entertaining, and gardening * Time-saving resource listings for manufacturers, retailers, trade associations, and consumer groups * Covers a wide range of styles including coastal, cabin, French country cottage, urban lofts, and traditional style
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet.
Author: Nancy Anderson
Publisher: New World Library
If you are looking for a way to make your final working years better than all that have come before, this book is for you. Bestselling author and innovative career and life consultant Nancy Anderson understands the uncertainty and anxiety that crop up in midlife. She knows firsthand that family pressures, cultural conditioning, and the need for money drive many people to stay in unsatisfying jobs and careers. Anderson demonstrates that it is never too late to rewrite your life story so that it aligns with values that bring fulfillment and money. She offers exercises to get you started as well as inspirational stories that will remind you just how good life can be when you pursue work you love.
Author: Candice Olson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Popular TV star and designer Candice Olson shows you how to create your dream bedroom Written in her approachable and authoritative voice, Candice Olson Bedrooms features 25 stunning room makeovers, with gorgeous room sketches and design boards that show you how each design took shape. More than 200 full-color before-and-after photos provide a wealth of visual inspiration, while Candice's tips and insights into what makes each space work will give you practical knowledge for planning your own bedroom redo. Candice's media outreach is extensive: her TV shows Divine Design and Candice Tells All, both of which air on HGTV in the U.S. and on W Network in Canada, are incredibly popular Her first book, Candice Olson on Design, has sold over 210,00 copies; her second, Candice Olson Kitchens & Baths, sold over 72,000 copies in its first year Most homeowners must work with the spaces they have, and redecorating a bedroom is typically far less expensive than redoing a kitchen or bathroom Candice's dreamy designs will inspire you to bring big style to your master suites and guest quarters alike through smart choices in color, texture, lighting, furnishings, accessories, and storage.
Author: Kelly Hoppen
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
With Kelly Hoppen Style, Kelly lays out her golden rules of decorating. Inspirational room shots are combined with simple text explaining each room design together with specific advice on suitable lighting, fabrics and accessories to create a feeling of calm and balance. Drawing upon her fabulous portfolio of projects, Kelly begins by addressing the potential space of a room, and how other key aspects such as light, scale and mood, symmetry and balance all need consideration - and then offers her inspired design solutions. Kelly provides a checklist of golden rules for each subject to help you make an accurate assessment of how to design the most beautiful and useful room, and explains the importance of fundamental elements such as surfaces, materials, equipment and lighting. The first chapter, 'Hallmark Style', focuses on the influences and inspirations that are inherent in Kelly's design work, and shows how organic materials and shapes can add drama and visual impact to an interior. From here, each subsequent chapter focuses on building up the layers of decoration: 'Colour and Texture', in which Kelly uses examples of her own decorative schemes to demonstrate how you can visualise a scheme with the aid of fabric and paint swatches; 'Lighting Schemes' offers ideas of how to balance the lighting in a room, and 'Decorative Lighting' describes the different ways in which light fittings can enhance a space with glamour or decadence. The final chapter, 'Room Details', brings together the decorative touches that make a home, and Kelly covers the essentials from cabinetry to soft furnishings, accessories and display. She also provides a comprehensive list of suppliers, ranging from soft furnishings and paint manufacturers to picture framers and lighting specialists. Armed with Kelly Hoppen's Golden Rules of Design, turning your home into a sanctuary of style and sophistication has never been easier.
Author: Linda Blair
Now everyone can have great Design Sense — and create attractive, comfortable rooms that match great value with lasting style Here is the total interior design guide — with everything you need in order to plan, buy, create, and care for all of the elements of a great home. Written by Linda Blair, one of the nation's top interior design experts, Design Sense trains you in the fundamentals of good interior design, providing you with valuable skills that will enable you to make sound design choices — and avoid costly mistakes. You'll find invaluable advice on: Walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors Color, pattern, and fabrics Hard and soft furnishings Lighting, accessories, painting, and photographic displays Home office and entertainment technology, ergonomics, maintenance, and more Plus: Over 100 stunning photographs, including 24 pages of full color Blairstyle Tips — simple, surefire guidelines for every style and budget DESIGN SENSE How can I make a small room look larger? Is there a secret to developing a good color scheme? What are some smart ideas to brighten up a dimly lit room? When should I seek professional design help? At last! Here are the answers to all of your basic interior design questions — in a single, straightforward, and easy-to-use guide. Written by top interior design expert Linda Blair, Design Sense brings you the philosophy, ideas, techniques, and professional expertise that will help you get the most from your decorating dollars — whether you have a new home, or an older one that simply needs to look and work better. The key to great design is planning. Design Sense shows you how to develop and implement a strategy that successfully accommodates both use of space and personal style. Demystifying the entire design process, the book's complete step-by-step approach gives you solid training in the fundamentals of good interior design, from using patterns to set a mood to selecting furnishings that will last. Beautifully illustrated and filled with Blair's enthusiasm, energy, and wit, Design Sense is the ideal "must-have" guide for every style and budget.
Author: Susie McKellar, Penny Sparke
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This fascinating collection provides a chronologically arranged set of case studies looking at how interior design has constantly redefined itself as a manifestation of culture, from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book looks at the amateur activities of female 'home makers' in search of creative outlets and married couples seeking to modernise their homes, as well as the contributions of early professional (female) 'interior decorators', and later (male) 'interior designers'. It also considers the more anonymous role of commercial enterprises, such as hairdressing salons, ocean-going liners or modern offices as well as public institutions such as hospitals or naval training establishments. Interior design and identity examines interior design in relation to the changing identities of its practitioners, its inhabitants and of the furnishings, focussing on the ways in which cultural values came to be embedded in the spaces which people inhabited and made their own. Issues relating to interiority, gender and the relationship of the public sphere are also considered, opening up a new level of design historical enquiry.
Author: William Golding
To the Ends of the Earth, William Golding's great sea trilogy, presents the extraordinary story of a warship's troubled journey to Australia in the early 1800s. Told through the pages of Edmund Talbolt's journall - with equal measure of wit and disdain - it records the mounting tensions and growing misfortunes aboard the ancient ship. An instant maritime classic, and one of Golding's finest achievements, the trilogy was adapted into a major three-part Mastpiece Theatre drama in 2006.