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.
The long-awaited home d cor bible by the beloved design blogger
"Thank you," wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, "for teaching me that houses don't have to be frumpy and formal. They don't have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern." They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.
That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes:
- Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers
- Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space
- Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery
- Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge--real people with limited time and realistic budgets
- Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements
With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for--and all for only $35.00
Since the beginning of the 1990s a new generation of Scandinavian designers has appeared to international acclaim, and once again pushed the boundaries of modern design and innovation. Classic pieces such as Arne Jacobsen's Ant Chair have been reinterpreted, while architects such as Snohetta and 3 x Nielsen have made bold statements in their structures. With over 300 images, this stylish design bible offers a stunning and comprehensive overview of this perennially popular and environmentally friendly genre, from architecture and furniture to fashion and graphics."
The Arts & Crafts bungalow has been reborn, in as rich and full an array of iterations as it was in its heyday -- from tight clusters of similar inexpensive housing opportunities to the grand, and arguably borderline, bungalow scale of the "ultimate bungalows" of the 1910s. The New Bungalow is a celebration of contemporary interpretations of this classic house style -- an art form that symbolizes the best of the good life. It offers an alternative solution to the tract development filled with homes appliqued with various random trim details and contrived architectural components. It is a guide to creating a home that has a true, honest expression of style. Given their simple lines, spacious and open floorplans, natural tones, and colors, it is no mystery why new bungalow developments are gaining popularity.
Bring gorgeous greenery into your life with this delightful guide to decorating your living space with a wide variety of plants.
Using his own house as a studio, garden stylist Satoshi Kawamoto, founder of the Green Fingers garden design stores, guides you around each room in the home, demonstrating how to incorporate a variety of plant life seamlessly indoors. Making use of indoor plants, succulents, driftwood and dried, preserved or artificial flowers, he presents many different ways of styling for people who have limited space who lack the expertise required to grow their own plants
The beautifully illustrated examples enable you to easily transform every corner of your interior space, and also include decorations for occasional celebrations.
With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas--both classic and unexpected--and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.
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.