Modern bathroom fixtures, new materials, and the use of color give designers many ways of creating individual bathrooms. Natural materials like stone, wood, ceramic, or textiles help shape a desirable ambiance. Striking design, clever extras, classy elements, wallpaper, art, and subtle accessories can make the bathroom an exceptional room in any home. This book presents exclusive and stylish bathrooms that are not just functional but also a setting for repose and relaxation.
Pete Nelson, the world's best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees--his motto is, "get 'er done, so you can BE in a TREE." His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.
Compact Living Doesn't Mean You Have to Miss Out on Great StyleSarah Dorsey, founder of Dorsey Designs and professional interior designer, has created over 30 beautiful, multifunctional d cor projects that are perfect for your small home. Little touches like leather-wrapped cabinet handles and a shibori-dyed tablecloth fill your home with warmth and personality, and clever pieces like a sofa arm table and floating nightstand are easy to make yourself and help maximize the space you have. With projects for every corner of your home, you can liven up your kitchen with herbal planters, soften your seating with modified pillows and throws and bring visual interest to your entryway with personalized signs. The pieces in this book were designed for apartments, rental spaces and smaller homes to help you pack a lot of style into a little footprint. All of these projects are doable in a single weekend--or even a day--and budget-friendly, making it easy to create the stunning space of your dreams.
Discover how to build a beautiful and durable outdoor kitchen counter for a modest outlay, whether you do it yourself or hire a pro. The book includes more than 300 photographs and plenty of DIY-friendly projects, which look and act like expensive professional projects at a fraction of the price. It shows you how to build lightweight "masonry" counters using steel studs and concrete backboard and offers alternatives to high-end appliances to save money. Also included are accessories and amenities to affordably customize an outdoor kitchen: fire pits, a variety of adobe/clay ovens, pergolas, awnings, TV and stereo equipment, mosquito abatement, misters and heaters, fireplaces, pizza ovens, and standup "churrasco" grills.
Easy-to-build, affordable, beautiful, durable, fun furniture projects kids will love
Give your child a unique gift of a lifetime--without breaking your checkbook--and you and your kid will have fun making it Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture: 24 Great Do-It-Yourself Projects gives complete step-by-step instructions for building 24 professionally designed one-of-a-kind children's furniture projects that are easy to build and your kids will love.
You don't need advanced skills. You don't need specialized tools. You don't need expensive materials. All of these projects can be built using basic tools and materials from any home improvement store. Step-by-step instructions and color photos show you exactly what to do--and many projects are labeled "Kid Friendly," so your child can safely help you build it, developing their skills and confidence.
These projects will fill every room of your house with kids' furniture that is cleverly designed, attractive, whimsical, safe, with timeless design that look fresh 20 years from now, giving your kids a lasting legacy to pass on to their kids.
The newest and best of a beloved decorator in country French style
Celebrating the lifework of the much-loved icon of Country French design. New photography features Faudree's most recent decorating projects, plus some of the best photos from his previous books make this a cherished volume in honor and memory of a star among interior decorators.
Jennifer Jordan has photographed Charles Faudree's work since his earliest days of notoriety in Traditional Home's 1987 Christmas issue. She has exclusively shot ten design books, including Charles Faudree's French Country Signature, Charles Faudree's Country French Living, Charles Faudree Interiors, and Charles Faudree Home. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- A sweeping overview of Charlotte Perriand's career, exploring the interrelation of art, architecture, and design in the work of this legendary 20th century modernist- Includes essays by her daughter, Pernette Perriand, and by Jacques Barsac, author of the Charlotte Perriand Catalogue Raisonn - Accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation from 2 October, 2019 to 24 February, 2020 on the 20th anniversary of Perriand's deathCharlotte Perriand (1903-1999) was a pioneer of modern design in France during the twentieth century. Her avant-garde vision was expressed in color, organic forms, and streamlined functionality, elements which are still at the heart of contemporary design today. Her furnishings were created from aluminum, rubber, chrome, leather, bamboo, and above all, wood; their appeal is timeless. This lavishly illustrated book, accompanying a major retrospective at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, explores how much in the vanguard she was in her use of materials, in her social and political awareness, and in her collaborations with artists, architects, and other designers. The show presents a global vision of her creativity, talent, and inventiveness, exploring her commitment to women and to a humanist design ethos that took into account the middle and working classes with an emphasis on rationalizing costs and space. This book, with essays by an international roster of art, architecture, and design historians, offers a plurality of perspectives and explores Perriand's creative legacy through the 20th century and beyond.