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Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed
Materially Crafted
A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1617691402

Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to re-create their dream projects. Materially Crafted is a must-have guide for design mavens seeking to develop their DIY chops, even if they're embracing their crafty side for the first time. Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials--from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paper--and presents more than 30 easy projects to get everyone started.
Peppered with Hudgins's tips for "merrymaking the everyday" (using simple DIY ideas to live life more joyfully) plus inspirational photos of projects created by other prominent bloggers, Materially Crafted is an indispensable guide for a new generation of design enthusiasts looking to DIY their own distinctive style.

Playing House: A Starter Guide to Being a Grown-Up
Playing House
A Starter Guide to Being a Grown-Up
Paperback      ISBN: 0060741635

Ready to graduate from dorm
decor and mismatched furniture?

Now it's easy to create a perfect, stylish space for entertaining and relaxing. Playing House is the bible for the girl who knows she has an aspiring domestic goddess inside her but doesn't know how to make those impulses meet reality. Page after page of advice on cooking, decorating, cleaning, and entertaining will provide you with everything you need to turn your bachelorette pad into a welcoming, cozy haven, including a stress-free formula for making any room look elegant and inviting for little money and minimal effort; tips on transforming an apartment filled with mismatching furniture into a well-choreographed pad; time-saving strategies for dinner parties that can be prepared 80 percent in advance and on a tight budget; advice on making a bedroom that looks like a sanctuary rather than a dorm room; and more

Featuring the budget-friendly tips and advice of top interior designers, chefs, and event planners, Playing House will help you achieve blissful domesticity with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

Colorful Stitchery: 65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home
Colorful Stitchery
65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1611801672
Embroidery has never looked this good or been so colorful--65 projects to stitch your way to a more colorful home.

With inspiration and encouragement from designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas, would-be and experienced stitchers alike will find dozens of embroidery projects that add exuberance to every room in the house. Nicholas's collection opens with pillow covers in dancing colors on unexpected patterns and fabrics, such as stripes and plaids, velvets and corduroys. For kitchens, she offers a joyfully polka-dotted tea cozy or jewel-bright, purchased napkins and tablecloth creatively stitched with floral motifs. Personalized wedding gifts include a luxurious, monogrammed cashmere throw and his-and-hers hot water bottle covers; or for the perfect baby gift, a cozy matching blanket and teddy bear set.
Many projects feature fabrics from flea markets and thrift shops, with complete how-to on hand-felting and hand-dyeing sweaters and blankets for the very softest, most colorful look. With her ribbon-stitched craft boxes (perfect for scrapbookers), embroidered stationery, and even a pair of espadrilles, the author explores an exciting world of embroidering on unexpected surfaces and materials.
Bright.Bazaar's Dream Decor: Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home, Wherever You Live
Bright.Bazaar's Dream Decor
Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home, Wherever You Live
Hardcover      ISBN: 191025486x

"Will understands the life-enhancing abilities of colour. He's a true talent with a keen eye." Jonathan Adler

This book will take readers on an inspiring journey to discover fifteen decor destinations that each have a distinct and inspired style. From the colourful cool of Miami Brights to the eclectic urban hipster warehouses of Brooklyn and the nautical feel of the Hamptons and Normandy, a diverse mix of decor styles will be explored. The homes will mirror their surrounding environments, and room analysis for every space in the home will show readers how they can recreate their favourite looks and styles no matter where they live.

Our homes are a reflection of how we live and nothing impacts on that more than where we live, and the lifestyle we lead. This book will take readers on an inspiring and tactile journey to discover the decorating style that represents their personal style, all demonstrated via Will's personal and evocative travel imagery, charming illustrations and personality-packed homes across the globe. By inspiring readers to look to their surroundings and call on their own travel memories and personal journeys, the book will be the practical yet playful travel companion the reader needs to create their own Destination Decor style.

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.

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.

Crafting a Colorful Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space With Color
Crafting a Colorful Home
A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space With Color
Hardcover      ISBN: 161180129x
Knit, stitch, and paint your way to a more colorful and happy home with color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas.

Learn how to make your home sing through handmade crafts and a bold use of color. Kristin Nicholas, color expert and all-around master crafter, shares her secrets to selecting colors and patterns and explores the variety of crafts and decorating touches that have made her home so unique. Going room by room, Kristin uses her own 1751 farmhouse as a leaping-off point for craft projects perfect for every space. You'll find a range of step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright, including knit pillows, embroidered curtains, crocheted blankets, and painted lampshades. Along the way, Kristin also shares DIY techniques on refinishing furniture, faux finishing walls, mural painting, and recycling wool clothes. Full of inspiration, and with vibrant photographs throughout, this is a complete guide to creating a home that reflects your own handmade style.
Handmade Tiles: Designing, Making, Decorating
Handmade Tiles
Designing, Making, Decorating
Hardcover      ISBN: 0937274763

This sumptuous, informative, and lively book is the only one published on designing, making, decorating, and installing tiles. It's a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and enthusiastic treatment of the art of making tiles that provides a wealth of practical information, a touch of history, and a stunning array of color photographs.

Ceramic Tile: How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops
Ceramic Tile
How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops
Paperback      ISBN: 1591865808
As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile turns each of your bland surfaces into a blank canvas. To many homeowners, laying tile sounds like a recipe for stress, physical injury, artistic embarrassment, or all of the above. But we'll let you in on a secret: with some basic knowledge and a little persistence, anyone can do it--and you'll feel especially proud when you tally up the money you just saved by doing it yourself. With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you'll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling your living space. Through user-friendly project descriptions and vivid how-to photography, you'll learn all the necessary tiling skills in a concise, accessible way: designing your layout and selecting the perfect tiles, handling and cutting them properly, working with grouts and adhesives, and putting the finishing touches on a confident installation. You'll be able to tackle any surface, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes, and at any pace you prefer--take it easy and get it just right over time or blast away and transform an entire room in an afternoon. So set your hesitations aside. HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile is your one-stop DIY guide to the custom tile job you never thought you could pull off. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, plumbing, and wiring.
Lauren Conrad Celebrate
Lauren Conrad Celebrate
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062438328

From lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad--#1 New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty--comes her dazzling and essential guide to entertaining, filled with an inspiring array of lifestyle tips and personal stories and lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs throughout.

Now that Lauren Conrad has gotten everyone all dressed up and looking their most beautiful, she gives them somewhere to go in this must-have guide to entertaining. Showcasing the same approachable attitude and insight that have made her books smash bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Celebrate shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party.

Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding.

Just as her trusted advice has inspired women to look and feel their best, now Lauren Conrad brings out the fabulous party-giver in all of us in this elegant, must-have guide.