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Amy Butler's Midwest Modern: A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle
Amy Butler's Midwest Modern
A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584795816

'Amy Butler's Midwest Modern' brings the many aspcets of its author's vision into focus, from re-imagining the home as a retreat for relaxation and dreaming, to picturing the body as a canvas for creating one's personal style, to looking to nature as a 'sketchbook' for design ideas.

Knit Christmas Stockings: 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
Knit Christmas Stockings
19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1612122523

Make this holiday one your family will remember forever With these 19 simple and fun patterns, even first-time knitters can create beautiful Christmas stockings for everyone on Santa's list. Gwen W. Steege offers innovative ideas for crafting unique stockings full of personality, regardless of whether you're looking for wacky or whimsical, classically beautiful or daintily darling. Transform smaller skeins and project leftovers into ministockings for pets or tree ornaments. Clear some room on the mantle and knit yourself a merry little Christmas.

Kitchens: A Design Sourcebook
Kitchens
A Design Sourcebook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1841722278

From interiors expert Vinny Lee comes an authoritative source book that covers every aspect of planning the ultimate kitchen. As well as being the room that demands the single biggest investment in the home. the kitchen also has to fulfill more roles than any other room. It is the place where food is stored and cooked, but increasingly it is also the place where meals are served and where family and friends congregate -- so it needs to be stylish and comfortable as well as practical. This book offers indispensable help in designing a successful multifunctional space -- whether you are planning a completely new kitchen or remodeling an existing one. Stunning pictures from interiors photographer James Merrell combine with information-packed text to create a definitive and best-selling guide.

The Home Depot Kids' Rooms: Designs for Living
The Home Depot Kids' Rooms
Designs for Living
      ISBN: 0696233096

Hundreds of beautiful photos of children's rooms filled with ideas for every age group, from tots to teens.Expert advice on choosing age-appropriate furnishings that are not only stylish, but safe.Tips on collaborating with older children to design a room you can both live with, plus smart study spaces.Show how to envision an all-new look, then pull it off with style

Embroidery Pour La Maison: 100 French Designs for the Home
Embroidery Pour La Maison
100 French Designs for the Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0062222619

In Embroidery pour la Maison, a delightful little craft book from French artist Sylvie Blondeau, you'll find more than 100 adorable ways to personalize and decorate everyday items in your home.

Part of a new series of embroidery books and featuring more 100 projects and twenty-one different needlepoint methods, Embroidery pour la Maison includes easy-to-follow directions and plenty of inspiration to personalize aprons, bags, and more. A fun, easy way for do-it-yourselfers to add a touch of charm to every room of the house--kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, laundry room, and office.

Embroidery pour la Maison is a valuable resource for crafters at all skill levels, complete with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

Singer Upholstery Basics Plus: Complete Step-By-Step Photo Guide
Singer Upholstery Basics Plus
Complete Step-By-Step Photo Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1589233298

The most comprehensive, user-friendly upholstery book on the market just got better

Over its lifetime, SINGER Upholstery Basics has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, SINGER Upholstery Basics Plus is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large color photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart from all the others.

  • 300+ photos show the techniques in great detail, plus 5 new projects
  • Projects are practical and most representative of the types of furniture pieces usually reupholstered or constructed from scratch
  • Hidden wire-o binding keeps the book open flat while you work
Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details That Bring a Home to Life
Inside the Not So Big House
Discovering the Details That Bring a Home to Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561586811

Best-selling author of The Not So Big House Sarah Susanka teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners and builders across the country: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there. Susanka and Vassallo focus their lens on the tangible and sometimes intangible details that bring an otherwise ordinary home to life. Incorporating such details as dropped ceilings, built-in shelves, pocket doors, window seats, and well-placed alcoves infuses a home with the character of its owners and conveys a uniqueness that's mising in many homes built or remodeled today. From Rhode Island to San Diego, the 23 homes featured here illustrate exceptional attention to detail. Each offers inspiration for those building or remodeling to transform their home into an expression of all that is important to them.

Salvage Secrets Design & Decor: Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
Salvage Secrets Design & Decor
Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
Paperback      ISBN: 0393733882

Bottle caps turned into a kitchen backsplash, old bed springs reinvented as candle holders, and a recycled shipping container-turned-guesthouse are just a few examples of the innovative repurposing of second-hand items that readers will discover. From retro and modern to classic, "cottage," and urban chic, Palmisano takes readers on a sumptuous visual journey featuring unique salvage ideas in an eclectic array of styles, for every room in the house--kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, living rooms and dens, and entryways and outdoor areas.

The journey continues with a sampling of cutting-edge retail spaces, hotels, cafes, and boutiques across the country that incorporate salvage into their designs, such as Industrie Denim in San Francisco, Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and Rejuvenation in Portland. Profiles of thirteen "salvage success stories" are also included, showcasing the imaginative designs of creative homeowners. And lastly, fourteen easy, do-it-yourself projects are included at the back of the book (with step-by-step instructions), not to mention a comprehensive "Where to Find Salvage" resource section.

Packed with over 350 color photos, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor offers a trove of salvage ideas to inspire, proving that you need look no further than your local rebuild center, architectural salvage shop, or flea market to transform your living space.

Provence Style: The Art of Home Decoration
Provence Style
The Art of Home Decoration
Hardcover      ISBN: 2080108395

Citing special local influences on Provence style, from weather to traditions, a historically detailed volume explains how to incorporate inspirations from the south of France into a home, covering furniture, textiles and fabrics, pottery, metalwork, architectural elements, and outdoor gardens and s

Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights
Swedish Christmas Traditions
A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616080523

Here readers will learn how to bring those warm traditions into their own homes, wherever they live. Included are instructions to make mulled wine, homemade peanut brittle, red candied apples, crisp pepparkakor, lightly browned Swedish meatballs, candles, wreaths, and more. Each recipe and project are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs. From fashioning centerpieces to baking delicious cookies to hand-making Christmas tree ornaments, this book will inspire readers to rediscover the joys of a Scandinavian Christmas.