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The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors
The Color Scheme Bible
Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors
Paperback      ISBN: 1770850937
An inspirational and practical reference for home decorating and design contains 150 different color scheme ideas, along with guidelines on how to select colors that will complement each other to achieve a variety of effects and tips on using color to give an illusion of space, create the right ambiance, and complement a distinctive theme or accessory.
The New Bohemians: Cool & Collected Homes
The New Bohemians
Cool & Collected Homes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1617691518
A Los Angeles-based designer explores neo-urban hippie style and visits 20 different homes across the United States decorated in this mode, interviewing the owners and discussing their aesthetic inspirations and offering ideas to those who want to decorate their own spaces. 25,000 first printing.
The Things That Matter
The Things That Matter
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679644318
The acclaimed designer and author of the best-selling Home Rules presents a sumptuously illustrated guide to meaningful home decorating that builds on a premise that a house's objects reflect its owners, providing tours and stories about some of the favorite family and celebrity homes the author helped design. 100,000 first printing.
Decorating with Pumpkins and Gourds
Decorating with Pumpkins and Gourds
Hardcover      ISBN: 190652520x
Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials
Guerilla Furniture Design
How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials
Paperback      ISBN: 1612123031
Offers instructions for creating thirty-five pieces of furniture from salvaged and upcycled materials, featuring designs for such items as a cardboard shell chair, traffic cone lamp, and license plate bowl.
Home by Design: Transforming Your House into Home
Home by Design
Transforming Your House into Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561586188
The author of The Not So Big house offers a new approach to home design, presenting thirty important design concepts that can transform any house into a warm, comfortable, original space. 150,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Design Sponge at Home
Design Sponge at Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579654312
Presents seventy design interiors provided by the readers of the DesignSponge website, along with fifty projects with before and after pictures showing transformed rooms, furniture, and accessories.
The Bungalow: America's Arts and Crafts Home
The Bungalow
America's Arts and Crafts Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 067086353x
The essential popularity of the California bungalow style, which made it one of the most prolific housing styles in American architectural history, and which quickly spread throughout the country, was due to its economy of construction that incorporated the combined structural and decorative use of modest materials. Popular at the turn of the twentieth century and for many years afterword, the bungalow is of special interest today for being the home of the American Arts and Crafts style. In the very early years of the century America was putting down its roots and searching for its own identity in housing architecture. It wasn't until the bungalow style emerged unfettered by Greek, Gothic, or Italianate overtones that America finally had a domestic architectural style to call its own. In this landmark book - the first on this important subject to be published almost entirely in color - one is able to appreciate the almost infinite variety of the bungalow style. The book contains 197 illustrations of which 182 are in full color and include 102 exterior photographs and 80 that show the beauty of the interior architecture, furnishings, and decorative objects. The authoritative introduction to The Bungalow goes into significant and informative detail about the development of the bungalow, the various components of its design, the business of marketing the bungalow, and the preservation of bungalow's today. The main pictorial sections of the book illustrate many houses in the major Craftsman style as well as some of the lesser styles like Swiss Chalet, Spanish Colonial, Prairie, and Oriental. Additional sections are devoted to very large Arts and Crafts houses like the great Gamble House in Pasadena, California, to bungalows with fine restoration work, and to new houses created in the bungalow style.
Playing House: A Starter Guide To Being A Grown-Up
Playing House
A Starter Guide To Being A Grown-Up
Paperback      ISBN: 0060741635
A practical handbook for the style-conscious twenty-something and would-be domestic goddess shares simple and creative advice on cooking, decorating, cleaning, and entertaining, covering everything a young woman needs to know to transform a bachelorette pad into a cozy haven. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Faux Finishing for the First Time
Faux Finishing for the First Time
Paperback      ISBN: 1402708858
“A popular, streamlined version of faux finishes.... Special spray paint emulates the feel of suede in a twig-wrapped vase, while a tool called a rocker enables a wood-grain-like finish to be applied faultlessly. Uses a series of well-illustrated questions and answers to introduce tools and supplies [and] basic and advanced techniques to the reader. Five American artists showcase their not-so-faux talents, giving a sophisticated breadth to this art.”—Booklist.