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In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.
Whether you're re-covering some simple dining chairs or restoring a family heirloom, this book contains all the tips and techniques you'll need to complete your upholstery project in an easy-to-understand format. The clear illustrations and inspiring photography throughout the book enables you to confidently create (or re-create) gorgeous statement pieces of furniture for your home. From assessing the work, to estimating your materials, to planning the order of work, you will learn how to follow a logical method to get the job done. Covering both traditional and modern techniques in great detail with step-by-step directions accompanied by clear illustrations, you will be able to achieve professional results no matter the size or scale of the project. Information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics, and trimmings available will help you build up your workshop, and sections on simple woodworking techniques, repairs, and surface finishes ensures that The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook by Alex Law is the ultimate one-stop reference for the amateur upholsterer.
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
Martha Stewart is America's go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question. As an authority on the many worlds upon which she's built her domestic empire, she can advise on everything from creating a cutting garden and setting the table to playing classic lawn games or building a campfire. Whether it's organizing, celebrating, cleaning, decorating, or any number of other life skills, these are the time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for frequent challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready. Also included are plenty of solutions for the not-so-common conundrums, such as how to transport a decorated cake, bathe a cat, or fold an American flag. With hundreds of expert tips and useful insights in an easy-to-follow format, this is the manual you need to learn how to do everything--the Martha way.
- A unique portrait of fifteen creatives and their pets, Wild at Heart is all about the unique bond they have with their pets and how that bond inevitably colors their way of working, living and thinkingWild at Heart - Pets, People and their Beautiful Homes is the second book from the creative duo behind the online interview magazine Coffeeklatch. In 2015 they published the bestseller Greenterior, a book about plant-loving creatives and their inspiring homes. For this new book, Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen visited people who share their beautiful houses with their pets. They interviewed fifteen creatives at home about a subject that many people all over the world can relate to: the unique bond between people and their pets. Whenever the love of animals is a part of someone's life, it will inevitably color his or her way of working, living and thinking. In Wild at Heart Bart and Magali share personal stories about important and small encounters, fun anecdotes and relatable situations, set in tasteful and inspiring interiors and breathtaking nature scenes.
You've got the keys from your landlord, moved into your new home, and the boxes are unpacked. Now you want to put your stamp on the place, but how do you do this when you can't paint the walls, refurbish the kitchen or replace the old, tired flooring? And can you really live with magnolia walls? What about those outdated kitchen cupboards? Not to mention the tattered lampshades, old sofa and sparse furniture... In this invaluable book, award-winning interiors blogger Medina Grillo shares her favourite tips, tricks and DIY projects for transforming a rented space. Discover ways to add a splash of colour with removable wallpaper, learn how to hang artworks without damaging the walls, and turn your hand to upcycling those furniture bargains you picked up at the flea market. With chapters covering all aspects of the home, from walls, flooring and lighting to storage and accessories, Home Sweet (Rented) Home will enable every reader to make their house feel like home, whether they are a DIY expert or have never before lifted a paintbrush. Filled with photography and illustrations, it is the perfect read for any renter looking to live in a beautiful and stylish home.
Ancient and global modern design come together in this down-to-earth workbook and guide for home interiors.
Fun with feng shui. The Five Elements of feng shui refer to an ancient Chinese system that brings the cycles and benefits of nature to your home interior. Part spiritual growth workbook and part treatise on the power of nature, Creating Luminous Spaces brings an energy boost to home interior design.
Nature's elements (of style). Discover which of nature's elements represents your energy. Should you enhance your home with natural light or a fish bowl? New organizational habits or tall, vertical lines? Featuring practical exercises, meditations, and real stories about clients and students, as you embark on this mind-body-spirit connection with your home, you'll find out how:
- Indoor lighting and lighting design can strengthen the fire element
- Organizational behavior is influenced by the metal element
- Space planning with plants nourishes the wood element
If you have read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Feng Shui that Makes Sense, or The Holistic Home, and are ready to create a home-life balance and incorporate feng shui into your life, then you'll love Creating Luminous Spaces.
A fact-filled, 240-page manual that covers every aspect of designing and planning a basement conversion/remodeling project. With more than 600 color photographs, this book goes into thorough detail on crucial subjects like moisture and climate control, egress, ventilation, lighting, and many other issues. It deals comprehensively with adapting home mechanical systems to basement conditions. The many featured projects include finishing a bathroom stub-out, installing an all-new basement bathroom, insulating, repairing foundation walls, installing sump pumps, dehumidification strategies, as well as many other projects designed for livability. A special focus new to this edition presents information and projects for aging in place, including home elevators and chair lifts, monitoring and communication systems, and creating an accessible basement apartment. You will also find projects that show how to upgrade with luxury amenities, including a fireplace, sauna, home spa, exercise room, basement club/lounge and more.
The year is 1956. America is a mere decade past World War II. Richard Nixon is next in command to President Dwight Eisenhower, the Dow Jones soars above 500, and Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe. Two words described the decade, as John Updike wrote in the short story "When Everyone Was Pregnant" Fear and gratitude. And during this boom period, grateful young families thrilled to find themselves homeowners after the uncertainty of the Great Depression followed by a second Great War. Those empty rooms needed filling in order to make the house a home, and homeowners turned to the iconic Better Homes and Gardens brand.
Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book, the first edition of a title that would spawn ten editions over the years, became the new home bible for injecting class, style (and the occasional misguided cowboy wallpaper) into American homes. While exploring numerous styles, the main theme of the book is the on-trend mid-century modern sensibility, a style as appropriate today as it was six decades ago when the book was initially released.
Filled with hundreds of full-color period photos, dozens of adorable illustrations, and decorating tips and tricks that are both helpful and nostalgic, the book remains a fun classic. With this welcome hardcover release, reproduced exactly as it looked and read in the 1950s, everything old is new again.