Full color how to photography demonstrates some of the most popular interior painting designs today. From start to finish, this book gives the reader information on everything from choosing paint and tools to cleaning up when the project is done. In between, there are 18 different techniques for painting interior rooms and furniture, including sponge painting, mosaics and faux designs.
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.
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
"Get ready, the garden you've always longed for is at your fingertips. Cultivating Garden Style releases your inner designer and helps you create a landscape that is yours and yours alone " --Ivette Soler, author of The Edible Front Yard
In this stylish guide, designer Rochelle Greayer shares creative ways to create outdoor areas that are charming, comfortable, and appealing. Cultivating Garden Style features twenty-three unique garden styles accompanied by advice on how to recreate the look. Simple step-by-step projects, like how to make a macram plant hanger, help you personalize your space. And helpful tips and tricks offer essential lessons in gardening and design. This design-forward book is packed with more than 1,500 dazzling color photographs that inspire and instruct.
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.
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
Offers 150 solutions for making the home or workplace an uplifting, life-affirming space. This book details the impact spaces have on people, and shows how to adjust factors such as lighting, furniture, and objects for a happier, and healthier environment.
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.
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.