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.
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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.
Antique and design enthusiasts will recognize Judith Miller's name. Since 2007, she has been an expert appraiser on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, which is broadcast on PBS, and her Antique Price Guide and Checklist books are the most trusted in the international antiques and collectibles market. They are essential references, including for the experts on the Antiques Roadshow.
In Vintage Home: Using 20th-century Design in the Contemporary Home, Judith Miller turns her trained eye to the dynamic period from WWI to the 1970s. She covers both costly designer creations that sell in major auction houses and mass-produced kitsch found in flea markets and yard sales. There are objects from around the world and for every taste and budget.
There are five sections: The Birth of Modernism (1920s and 30s); Art Deco (1920s and 30s); From the Age of Austerity to the Beginning of Recovery (1930s-1950s); The New Look (1950s); and Space Age, Rock and Roll, Flower Power (1960s-1970s).
- Captions with all the information a collector needs, including description, date, designer, model number, material, measurements and manufacturer
- Special features on individual designers and design houses
- Design trends, such as Kitsch and Futurism
- A star system indicating the value of each featured item
- Buying hints on fakes, key quality conditions, and less expensive and more accessible alternatives
- Color photographs showcasing homes that use vintage pieces in a modern setting.
Judith Miller set the standard for reference material on collectibles and antiques written for experts and the wider public. Vintage Home: Using 20th-century Design in the Contemporary Home is the latest addition to a long list of exceptional resources from this passionate and knowledgeable expert.
- 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.
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.
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.
A fireplace on wheels? A chandelier lit by Xerox? A shrink-wrapped designer closet? These are just a few of the more than 100 stylish and innovative projects in Janet Lee's Living in a Nutshell a one-of-a-kind DIY decorating guide with fresh ideas to fool the eye into seeing--and believing--that even the most cramped little lair can hold more space and glamor than just the sum its of four walls.
The design maven behind livinginanutshell.com and Oprah Winfrey's interior style producer for a decade, Janet Lee has personally handpicked a battery of clever projects for enhancing every area of a tiny living space--all are simple to do, require no craft skills, are emphatically affordable, readily portable, and big on style, so you can make these design dreams become your reality.
- Year after year Doing, edited by Peter Zec, one of the best design experts in the world, showcases products from activity- and lifestyle-oriented areas- Focuses on design products from the garden, as well as those to do with leisure, sport and games, babies and children, fashion, lifestyle and accessories, watches and jewellery- Additionally, the design team of the year, as well as designer and jury portraits will be featuredThere are lots of ways to be active - and for each of those ways, there are design products to enhance your experience that little bit more. Doing 2018/2019 compiles the best design innovations and new design developments from the area of activity. In these roughly 400 pages, you can find award-winning products for your garden, leisure, sport and play, but also for children and babies. In addition the book will introduce you to fashion and lifestyle products with design value. The Doing 2018/2019 manual provides all those interested in design with a fascinating overview of current products and future innovations. As a result, this book is not only compulsory reading for designers, design students, marketing experts and product managers, but also an unparalleled pleasure for design enthusiasts. Text in English and German.