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Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories
Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernize a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard’s beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and “use what you have” redecorating. Try your hand at unique painted and faux finishes, and experiment with gold leaf, distressing, and marvelous graining effects. Along the way, you will learn a treasure trove of techniques, as Howard shares before-and-after makeovers from her studio and offers impeccable step-by-step instruction in all that is needed to achieve each look.
May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People's Houses
Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses, notable for their character, personality, and flair, in her 30 years of design hunting. In May I Come In? she visits more than 75 that capture and express their owners’ spirit and passions. In this pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell. May I Come In? is profusely illustrated with superb images by leading interior photographers, as well as Goodman’s own snapshots and memorabilia related to her quests. It is an irresistible visual record of the art of living by one of its most penetrating observers.
Small Space Style: Clever Ideas for Compact Interiors
These days, space is a precious commodity. Small Space Style is an inspiring guide to making the most of even the tiniest home.Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in a compact home and explores design and style solutions to the practical issues of living with limited space. In the first chapter, Elements of Design, Sara tackles clever design and planning details and discusses how to make the most of any small home. Next, in Elements of Style, she gives thought to decorating solutions and style ideas for a compact interior, considering storage, furniture, and display. Finally, Sara visits a variety of real-life small spaces, taking an in-depth look at imaginative treatments for pocket-sized interiors and showcasing tiny homes with lots of character. These include a terraced railroad worker’s cottage, a miniscule Parisian pied-à-terre, a tiny studio apartment with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom, and a pint-sized coastal hideaway. Each case study has a detailed floor plan plus measurements.
Farrow & Ball Decorating with Colour
Shaw, Ros Byam
Interiors fashions come and go, but iconic British brand Farrow & Ball transcends passing trends and has become a byword for its sophisticated wallpapers and highly pigmented paint.Following on from the best-selling Farrow & Ball Living with Colour, this exciting book features a diverse range of fabulous homes. Whether a converted factory in Paris, the attic of an Amsterdam canal house, or a family home in Southern Germany, these interiors are full of fresh ideas and clever ways to use paint and wallpaper. The book is divided into three main chapters: Classical, Country, and Contemporary. Under these headings, 18 locations are presented as case studies. In addition, spread throughout are ten informative Decorating Principles, each one discussing a different decorating concept and enabling the reader to put it into practice in their own home. At the end of the book there is a glossary of Farrow & Ball’s popular neutral palettes and information on choosing the right paint for the right place. Practical, intriguing, and often surprising, this is a book certain to inspire creativity in all home decorators.
Living Life Beautifully
Beauty, simplicity, longevity, integrity, and sustainability are the core values that underpin the ethos of Christina Strutt's iconic company, Cabbages & Roses. Living Life Beautifully shows how Christina has put these values into practice in her own home and work spaces, and those of a number of artists who share a love of Cabbages & Roses, to create beautiful places where life and work mingle. From a country house to an urban apartment, Christina shows how easy it is to live life beautifully.
Creating the French Look
Whether you want to make a pair of linen curtains or paint a cupboard in the rustic style of a Provence farmhouse, Creating the French Look shows you how.Twenty-five step-by-step projects demonstrate the definitive styles of French decoration: the gilded elegance of the French château, the simple French farmhouse and its more colorful Provencal counterpart, and urban, tailored town style.
Easy Home Furniture Projects
Editors of Cool Springs Press
Build some awesome stuff and become a confident carpenter with Easy Home Furniture Projects. With the one hundred projects included in this massive book, you'll have days of building and making ahead of you. Best of all, each project is guaranteed to add a unique, meaningful accent to your home or yard.Complete projects include easy-to-follow plans, instructions, tools and materials, and cutting lists. The technique sections help you choose the right wood, hardware, and tools for your projects and offer instructions on how to use the recommended tools. Each project is designed to be built with the everyday tools and materials found at any building center. A few popular projects include:• Tile-top coffee table• Serving tray• Writing desk• Armoire• Adirondack chair• Picnic table for two• Compost bin• Gardener's toteThe step-by-step photo instructions feature projects for living rooms, kitchens, entryways, home offices, and bedrooms, as well as the outdoors. You'll find projects for ornaments, decorations, benches, tables, seats, garden accessories, storage and utilities, birds and pets, and much more. The book also includes plans specifically designed for children to use. So, what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves and pick out your first project!
The Handbuilt Home
Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensable collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite stores - saving thousands of dollars in the process.
HomeMade Modern; Smart DIY Designs for a Stylish Home
Homemade Modern walks you step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge!) to how to make the most of the tools you own. Not only will you save money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built, using real materials. All you need is a sense of adventure to make furniture that looks amazing and that you can actually afford.Projects include:• Concrete kitchen island• Herb garden wall with ceramic pots• Wood pendant lamps• Plywood coffee table• Ironbound bookcase• Platform Bed• Geometric dog house• Concrete kitchen island• and more!
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Rockett St George Extraordinary Interiors In Colour
St George, Lucy
In Extraordinary Interiors In Colour, self-confessed color addicts Jane Rockett and Lucy St George follow on from their best-selling first book by tackling the topic of choosing color for the home.Such is their passion for color that Jane and Lucy launched the Rockett St George paint range in August 2018 - sophisticated, earthy shades that work perfectly together. This new book allows them to explore the world of color and reveal their inspirations - travel, hotels and restaurants, Instagram, the natural world, and vintage design. Starting at the beginning, Jane and Lucy investigate color theory before plunging into the history of color and how it affects our emotions. Next, they take a look at the natural world and explore what color means in different cultures around the globe. They then tackle the million-dollar question - which colors should you choose? A final chapter explores inventive ways to decorate with color, from bold blocking to brave use of contrasting hues. Each chapter is interspersed with a real-life home that perfectly the Rockett St George style. If you want maximum impact when updating an interior, there’s no better way to achieve it than with bold, clever, and creative use of color.
Creative Children's Spaces
Putting together a creative and inspiring environment for children is perhaps one of the most exciting interior projects, yet it is also one of the hardest to get right. 'Creative Children's Spaces' is here to change that.Firstly, Ashlyn Gibson sets out to make sense of the basics, providing a valuable guide to creating a childhood haven that can evolve with your children and all their changing needs, from newborn to pre-teen. Next, Ashlyn discusses the key elements of successful and inspiring children's spaces—color, wall decor, storage, display, dens and hidey holes, creative spaces and homework zones, and cozy bedrooms. She visits real-life homes that feature imaginative and stylish design ideas and explores children’s spaces that provide an inspirational backdrop for busy family life.An award-winning retailer herself, Ashlyn also opens her address book and reveals her favorite online suppliers, design stores, and flea markets as well as suggesting interesting blogs, instagram accounts, and pinterest boards that readers might like to follow.
The only home design book you need, containing advice on everything from configuring your space to the best lighting and flooring for each room.With over 700 colour pictures of inspirational real homes.Essential advice and ideas that work for every home, from a studio apartment to a country farmhouse.
The Adirondack Chair
The Adirondack chair - whose name evokes the mountain retreats for which it was originally fashioned - is deeply rooted in the American Arts & Crafts movement. In this charming book, furniture maker Daniel Mack captures the nostalgic, carefree, and oh-so-comfortable spirit of the Adirondack chair. Illustrated with scores of contemporary photographs and images from vintage memorabilia, The Adirondack Chair is also filled with "who knew?" history. And it contains instructions for building your own chair.
Kitchenalia: Furnishing and Equipping your Kitchen with Flea Market Finds and Period Pieces
Kitchenalia is an inspiring guide to putting together a unique and creative kitchen using reclaimed and reinvented surfaces, furniture, objects and equipment. Period pieces, whether farmhouse furniture, salvaged surfaces, vintage textiles or retro cooking utensils and gadgets, are the antithesis of the mass-produced modern alternatives and have a timeless integrity. Sourcing such items from flea markets and antiques fairs is a unique and rewarding way to kit out a kitchen. This book presents all the elements you would want, and shows how to put it together in different interpretations of the look, from country to utilitarian, classic white to retro.
Reinventing Ikea: 70 DIY Projects to Transform Ikea Essentials
Ikea is a destination for everyone who wants to simplify the process of decorating a home. Offering modern, ready-to-assemble furniture, Ikea proves that spaces can be functional and affordable. But sometimes you’re left wanting more: furniture that’s adaptable, creative, and most important, in line with your taste. Reinventing Ikea shows you how. The book features 70 customization projects conceived from popular Ikea products. Authors Isabelle Bruno and Christine Baillet share the best DIY projects for every room in your home—from the bedroom to the kitchen, the living room to the office. Organized by four levels of difficulty (easy, intermediate, advanced, and expert), the projects are perfect for anyone interested in quick crafts—like a cake stand—or more involved—like constructing a kitchen island or a Mondrian-inspired desk. With a complete list of the materials needed and easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photographs, Reinventing Ikea is the essential guide to personalizing your home with Ikea furniture.
Farrow & Ball Living with Colour
Shaw, Ros Byam
Iconic brand Farrow & Ball began in the 1940s as a small firm based in Dorset specializing in paints made in the traditional way from traditional ingredients.Despite its success, Farrow & Ball has stayed true to its origins. It is the quality of the paint, with its exceptional depth and subtlety of color, that has made the company famous worldwide. Farrow & Ball paints look as good on the walls of a slick apartment as they do in a period drawing room and are as perfect for a cottage as in a castle. Divided into chapters according to style, including Classical, City, Modern Country, Cottage and Country House, the first part of the book shows Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers in a variety of beautiful interiors. Part Two is devoted to color. From All White and In Neutral to Softly, Softly, and Bright and Beautiful, each chapter explores a particular palette and shows how color can be used to create atmosphere and character. Inspiring, instructive, and celebratory, this book brings out the painter and decorator in us all.
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