Beautiful

Beautiful Author Mark D. Sikes
ISBN-10 9780847848928
Year 2016-09-05
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
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This New York Times bestselling book from interior designer Mark D. Sikes is a celebration of American style today, showcasing chic and accessible ideas for every home. Modern and unfussy, Mark D. Sikes s interiors are classic takes on California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers and crisp coloration, informed and influenced by the fashion world where he began his career. In eight chapters, he explores approachable, stylish looks, from "Blue and White Forever," which features indigos, stripes, batiks, and wicker in casual rooms such as porches and pool houses; to "Timeless Neutrals," presenting semiformal rooms filled with chinoiserie, gilt, glass, mirrors, banquettes, and French chairs; to "Garden Greens," featuring happy, casual family rooms and kitchens inspired by the garden with treillage woodwork, rattan, and cotton. There are also "Beautiful Brights," colorful rooms that are eclectic, layered, and fun, with chintz, florals, and Middle Eastern influences; and "Sun Faded Hues," rustic coastal rooms with weathered fabrics and furniture. Each chapter presents light-filled images of the designer s looks and offers the reader inspiration and advice. As famed film director Nancy Meyers writes in the book s foreword, this is a book that shows design lovers "how classic can look fresh, how style and comfort go hand-in-hand."

Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler Author Suzanne Kasler
ISBN-10 0847841006
Year 2013
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications
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Following her bestselling book Inspired Interiors, leading stylemaker Suzanne Kasler gives a personalized tour of each of her favorite recent stunning house interiors. Suzanne Kasler is renowned for designing welcoming surroundings replete with charm and grace. European sensibility, pretty palettes, and a masterful use of architectural elements are the hallmarks of her iconic aesthetic. Kasler's subtle tonality, with colorful accents, creates warm spaces that are elegant, yet inviting, and perfect for a modern family lifestyle. Inspired by fashion, Kasler incorporates thoughtful couture details into her interiors such as grosgrain ribbon-trimmed draperies, satin-covered buttoned pillows, and sumptuous pleated slipper chairs. These exquisite embellishments combined with a mélange of antiques and modern furniture makes her layered interiors luxuriously comfortable. Lavishly illustrated, this beautiful second volume profiles a range of Kasler's recent work, from the designer's own exuberant Regency-style house in Atlanta's Buckhead to a family-oriented New England classic stone house in Greenwich and a luxurious chateau on the majestic Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia. Offering a wealth of original design ideas that are refreshing, is an essential addition to any library of interior design.

Markham Roberts

Markham Roberts Author
ISBN-10 0865653127
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Vendome Press
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The designer shares photographs and anecdotes together that exemplify his blending of traditional and contemporary styles.

A House by the Sea

A House by the Sea Author Bunny Williams
ISBN-10 9781613129586
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Abrams
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Author and renowned designer Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. Her new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams’s lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property—from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa’s interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa’s architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends. Also available from Bunny Williams: An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams On Garden Style.

American Beauty

American Beauty Author Thom Filicia
ISBN-10 9780307884909
Year 2012
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Clarkson Potter Publishers
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The professional designer and former star of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" describes his purchase and renovation of a fixer-upper on Skaneateles Lake, where he had fond memories of vacationing as a child.

Southern Spaces

Southern Spaces Author Kathleen Whaley
ISBN-10 1940772338
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hoffman Media
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This ultimate guide to Southern design breaks down beautiful living room by room. From kitchens to living areas to master suites, you ll find a range of looks that embrace the region s signature stylings, as well as savvy ideas from experts and homeowners, to make the most of every space in your home."

Barbara Westbrook Gracious Rooms

Barbara Westbrook  Gracious Rooms Author Barbara Westbrook
ISBN-10 0847845052
Year 2015-03-17
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications
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In her first book, the South's most inviting designer explores her principles for creating a beautiful home rich with comfort and warmth. Barbara Westbrook has been designing classically inspired homes full of Southern charm and a European touch for more than twenty years. A native of Virginia, Westbrook grew up accompanying her mother to antique shops and was introduced by her to Virginia's rich architectural legacy. With a design vocabulary that ranges from casual American to formal English to French modern, Westbrook's homes share a welcoming elegance, whether it is a country cottage or a penthouse apartment. In Gracious Rooms, she sets out her principles for creating a house rich with both polish and patina. Walking the reader through a dozen stunning homes--light-filled lake retreats, contemporary houses, and historic mansions--Westbrook shares her accessible, appealing ideas. From the judicious use of symmetry to the importance of including natural elements in a room, utilizing colour to unify spaces within a house, and setting a mood with materials, Gracious Rooms is rich with advice and inspiration.

Forever Chic

Forever Chic Author Tish Jett
ISBN-10 9780847841455
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
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For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!

New Classic Interiors

New Classic Interiors Author Alessandra Branca
ISBN-10 1584797878
Year 2009-11-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Branca learned early that even formal beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life, and that the well-lived life takes place not in stiff and somber surroundings, but in artful structures graced with a comfortable elegance and wit.

The Joy of Decorating

The Joy of Decorating Author Phoebe Howard
ISBN-10 1584799617
Year 2012-03-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Presents photograph illustrations of some of the author's designed interiors along with her thoughts on what makes her designs work and how to address typical decorating issues and problems.

The Decorated Home

The Decorated Home Author Meg Braff
ISBN-10 9780847858729
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
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In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home. Everyone wants a house that is filled with grace and charm. Classic yet cheerful, Meg Braff's style has a formality that is never studied, an elegance that is approachable and pretty. In seven chapters that cover the basics of her look, Braff shares advice on creating rooms that are both livable and attractive. In the first two chapters, she explores the key elements of her look--color and pattern--and how to employ them for maximum impact in your home. She discusses the essential elements of stylish bedrooms (hint: bring back the dressing table), explores the fundamentals of inviting baths and breakfast rooms, and gives tips on making chic outdoor spaces. Finally, Braff explains the importance of finishing touches, the little extras that elevate a room's decor from good to great. All of her advice comes together in an overall theme of gracious living that will be warmly welcomed by readers looking to impart polish, color, and grace to their home. Lushly illustrated with vivid images of Braff 's lively work, The Decorated Home is an inspiring, idea-filled resource that readers will turn to again and again. "Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor elegance." --Traditional Home

The Perfect Bath

The Perfect Bath Author Barbara Sallick
ISBN-10 0847848930
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications
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A chic, polished guide to creating your dream bathroom, including engaging interviews with top designers and practical advice for homeowners. Whether you call it your sanctuary, retreat, oasis, or spa, the bath is unlike any other room in the house. It can be the most private and indulgent of spaces or a simple, public one in which guests need to feel comfortable. Today's bath is an expression of personal style and priorities and the luxurious focal point of sophisticated interiors. Creating the perfect bath has become an obsession for homeowners and designers. Yet perhaps no room in the house requires as much forethought and planning as the bath. In The Perfect Bath, Barbara Sallick explores the process of designing a bathroom in great detail and with beautiful images. She shares exquisite, favorite, and esteemed baths, talks with top designers--including Suzanne Lovell, Pamela Shamshiri, Thomas O'Brien, Lee Mindel, Gil Schafer, Tim Clarke, and Steven Gambrel--about their work, and offers important, how-to advice for homeowners. Combining evocative, informative photography with an authoritative, engaging narrative, The Perfect Bath will be an essential, lasting resource.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust Author Michelle Nussbaumer
ISBN-10 9780847848911
Year 2016-09-19
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
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The first book from designer Michelle Nussbaumer features her dramatically lush interiors and shows readers how spaces can be inspired by travel and filled with treasures from around the world. As a curator who discovers exquisite treasures all over the world for her projects and her Dallas-based design store Ceylon et Cie, Michelle Nussbaumer has a signature style, in multilayered rooms that mix periods with antique textiles, embroideries and weavings, unconventional furniture, and global art. The result is unique interiors that might recall 1940s glamour or nineteenth-century England. Her first book, organized by mood and style, showcases interiors that range from calm to bold, and from rustic to exotic. These include Nussbaumer's own stunning residences in Switzerland and Texas, as well as her work for clients around the country. Her sumptuous interiors--eclectic in style and influenced by the designer's travels from Paris and Rome to Africa, Mexico, and China--provide alluring inspiration for design aficionados.

Mrs Howard Room by Room

Mrs  Howard  Room by Room Author Phoebe Howard
ISBN-10 1617691682
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Mrs. Howard, Room by Room is the follow-up to Phoebe Howard's critically acclaimed Joy of Decorating and takes readers even deeper into the design process, revealing the seemingly small but essential tips and tricks that will help them imbue their own homes with Mrs. Howard's celebrated Southern style and taste. The book is divided by room, with chapters addressing living rooms and libraries, bathrooms and kitchens, bedrooms, children's rooms, and even outdoor spaces. Images of the most gorgeous examples of rooms are chosen from more than 12 spectacular homes in locations as diverse as New York City, Nashville, and Atlanta. Mrs. Howard, Room byRoom is sure to capture the hearts of her many fans and will inspire new readers with Southern charm and design ideas.