In Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, Emily Schuman expands on the personal lifestyle advice that her fans loved in her first book and on her popular blog, with a focus on interior design and entertaining at home. The book features never-before-seen content and explores Emily's accessible design philosophy for decorating and creating a fashionable personal space. In addition, the book includes DIY design projects and party planning ideas. Emily shows readers not only how to create space that is inviting, but also how to welcome guests and entertain in their homes with ease.
Incorporating concrete design into a home garden can now be easily achieved by any do-it-yourself enthusiast Concrete furniture and containers add style and personality to outdoor spaces, and the addition of color makes these objects even more eye-catching. These trendy pieces can cost thousands of dollars at garden centers and furniture stores, but they can also be made affordably at home. In this hands-on guide, concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder offer basic information on how to mix concrete and add color using dyes, paints, and inlaid materials. The twenty step-by-step projects include small items, like a candle holder with an old-world feel and a simple stacked-ring planter, and larger pieces, like an elegant bike rack and a beautiful fire pit that is the perfect gathering place for friends and family.
A comprehensive handbook for maximizing the decorative and practical power of tiles.
Endlessly versatile and available in a huge range of materials and finishes, tiles are an increasingly popular choice for home decorators. This handy book is a comprehensive guide to the types of tiles that are available, from ceramic and glass to terracotta, slate, marble and metal.
In The Home Decorator's Tile Bible, Morwenna Brett includes the history of tiles, explains how they are manufactured, and discusses associated products such as adhesives and grouts.
The main section of the book is the tile directory, which includes over 800 beautifully photographed tile samples representing a vast range of colors, patterns, textures, finishes, shapes, sizes and applications. Readers can turn to the color scheme that interests them and then view a selection of tiles in a wide range of materials. Each tile is described according to:
- Application (indoor, outdoor, wall, floor, bathroom, kitchen, patio, fireplace, swimming pool)
- Slip and scratch resistance.
Also included is a detailed color wheel and additional information on trims and accessories, making this a definitive guide for homeowners and professionals. The lie-flat concealed wirobinding makes it easy to use whether on the job, at the design table, browsing in a store or home center, or just relaxing in an easy chair.
Ten years ago, Sarah Susanka started a revolution in home design with a deceptively simple message: quality should always come before quantity. Now, the book that celebrated that bold declaration is back in this special 10th anniversary edition featuring a new introduction and 16 additional pages that explore three new homes.
Nearly a quarter-million people bought this ground-breaking book when it was published in Fall 1998. Since then, the book's simple message -- that quality should come before quantity -- has started a movement in home design. Homeowners now know to expect more. And the people responsible for building our homes have also gotten the message. Architects and builders around the country report clients showing up with dog-eared copies of The Not So Big House, pages marked to a favorite section.
Why are we drawn more to smaller, more personal spaces than to larger, more expansive ones? Why do we spend more time in the kitchen than we do in the formal dining room? The Not So Big House proposes clear, workable guidelines for creating homes that serve both our spiritual needs and our material requirements, whether for a couple with no children, a family, empty nesters, or one person alone.
In 1999, Sarah Susanka was then architect and principal with Mulfinger, Susanka, Mahady & Partners, the firm selected to design the 1999 Life Dream House brought Frank Lloyd Wright's same common-sense, human-scale design principles to our generation. Consider which rooms in your house you use and enjoy most, and you have a sense of the essential principles of The Not So Big House. Whether you seek comfort and calm or activity and energy at home, The Not So Big House offers a place for every mood.
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.
When Martha Stewart was developing her first paint collection, the Araucana Colors (based on the hues of her chickens' eggs), she turned to the nation's top color consultant: Eve Ashcraft. Eve helped Martha to pinpoint the colors of that enormously successful paint line, thus assisting in transforming an industry along the way. In her first book, The Right Color, her own curated palette (her paint line launches this fall) and countless other favorite shades and color combinations provide inspiration for every room in the house. Packed with trade secrets, such as how to make a small room look bigger, how to use color to brighten a space, and how to use paint to resolve myriad architectural challenges, this book will give anyone the confidence to choose a palette that will make the most of any space.
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.
100,000 sold in hardcover
It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at color scheme possibilities.
--Los Angeles Times
What a cool idea for the color challenged among us... 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family.
When it comes to decorating, the endless color choices available are enough to overwhelm the most determined home decorator. The Color Scheme Bible solves that problem, and with hardcover sales of 100,000 its value is well proven. This lay-flat paperback edition is sure to be an equally popular choice.
With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, The Color Scheme Bible is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The book also includes 50 recommended palettes that can be used with different materials for refreshingly original color schemes.
- How color creates ambiance and atmosphere
- How to use color to give a small room the illusion of space and depth
- 200 distinctive color schemes inspired by nature, art, travel, and even a favorite possession
- 50 recommended palettes
- A "How to Use This Book" gatefold.
The Color Scheme Bible changed the way we approach choosing colors for the walls, floors and furniture in our homes. It is an essential handbook for decorators and interior designers.
Want to know how to give a fabulous faux finish to furniture, dishes, decorative items - virtually anything? This is the place where first-timers can find out all the basics, laid out in a simple question-and-answer format. Many products out on the market make the process easy, and almost all these projects take advantage of those wonderful timesavers. The highly original and fun-to-do designs include a sponged fish tank, spattered wooden bowls, tortoiseshell tray, and high gloss lacquer jewellery box. These wonderful imitations of marble, wood grain, antiques, and other desired finishes will make your home look like a showplace for almost no money at all.