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The Upholsterer's Handbook (Paperback)
The Upholsterer's Handbook is the ideal guide for anyone considering upholstery as a hobby. The projects featured in the book range from simple seats to more complex items such as button-back chairs. Various styles of furniture are covered, from classic and elegant to more contemporary styled and designer pieces. A practical and inspirational book written by Nicole Fulton and Stuart Weston, it also features sumptuous photography from Roger Dixon and beautiful technical illustrations, as well as a directory of suppliers.
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Step-by-Step Home Design & Decorating (Hardback)
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Step-by-Step Home Design & Decorating is a practical guide to restyling your home, covering from the initial planning stages through to the finishing touches. Perfect for anyone thinking about a change, the hardback offers a room-by-room approach with clear instructions, gorgeous photographs and sensible guidance. From the experts at DK, the book offers a brilliant mix of inspiration and practical advice that is sure to help you when decorating.
Restoration Home (Paperback)
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A fantastic accompaniment to the BBC2 TV series, Restoration Home ? presented here in an attractive paperback edition ? is an extraordinary journey of discovery that will help you learn all of the secrets that your house holds. Written by Gavin Weightman, this practical and intriguing guide is broken down into useful chapters that offer handy hints on how to identify the key features of your property and get your hands on important resources such as maps, censuses, deeds and Post Office directories. A must for history fans and property fanatics, as well as those who are interested to learn more about the four walls in which they reside.
Comforts of Home (Hardback)
"The Comforts of Home" is a book that enters into the spirit of how we want to live now, at a time when excess is no longer desirable. Author Caroline Clifton-Mogg puts a welcoming and beautiful haven within everyone's reach. The first section, The Elements, extols the joys of an orderly haven, covering both decorative aspects such as textiles and finishing touches, and practical topics such as storage and cleaning. The second section, The Rooms, shows how to create a home that's cosy and easy to live in - from the wecloming hallway, to the cozy kitchen, comfortable living room, satisfying study, practical bathroom and peaceful bedroom - through to the garden. "The Comforts of Home" offers clever decorating ideas that rely on imagination and style rather than a deep purse and suggests ways of making the most of what we have to put the heart back into our homes.
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The Pocket Enquire Within (Hardback)
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First published in 1856, The Pocket Enquire Within is now a glorious window into Victorian domestic life. Written by George Armstrong, this wonderful hardback is full of domestic wisdom such as the correct way to carve a partridge and how to use egg whites to repair broken china. Covering the art of entertaining, etiquette and household management, this is a fascinating insight into day-to-day Victorian Britain, including some timeless wisdom that we would do well to heed today!
Diana Yakeley offers expert guidance on choosing the best size and shape conservatory for your space. No conservatory would be complete without proper attention to the finer details, and a section on interior styling covers lighting, colour schemes, furniture and soft furnishing. A beautifully illustrated chapter on planting contains suggestions on the best plants for achieving different effects, with advice on planting for form, colour and scent; sculptural planting schemes; and growing a wide variety of plants. There then follows a section of basic step-by-step techniques, as well as an informative directory of the most suitable plants for conservatory conditions.
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Incense and Scent in the Home (Paperback)
Fragrance, with its power to sooth and relax or excite and invigorate, adds a unique dimension to the design and ambience of a room. Of the many ways of scenting the home, the burning of incense is perhaps the most pungent and evocative. This beautiful book looks at all the aspects of using incense, including sticks, cones, coils, resins, powders, barks and oils, whether you want to promote relaxation or to energize and stimulate. Themed design ideas show how to choose incense to enhance a specific room, whether this is the exotic richness and colour of an African-style living room or the cool serenity and calm of a romantic bedroom retreat.
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Garden Design with Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel (Paperback)
This title features inspirational and practical design ideas and techniques using hard landscaping materials. It provides an exploration of contemporary hard landscaping solutions for gardens, courtyards and terraces, using stone, wood, concrete, glass, metals, clay, synthetics and organic materials. It presents a range of stunning creative ideas for flooring, surfaces, screens and boundaries, construction, furniture, containers and sculpture. It illustrates a range of styles and textures to customize your garden so that it meets the practical needs of your lifestyle. This innovative book explores the character of materials available for outdoor construction. The author looks in turn at natural materials such as stone, wood and clay; composites such as concrete, glass and metals; and, new technology synthetics. She also looks at unconventional, less restrictive organic gardens, including untreated twigs and vines. To help you plan your garden from the outset, the book features hard landscaping ideas to appeal to all styles and tastes. With over 300 beautifully evocative photographs and a wealth of suggestions from one of the garden world's leading writers, "Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel" is an invaluable sourcebook of cutting edge ideas for modern, low-maintenance gardens.
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The Natural Home (Hardback)
The Natural Home is a place where natural materials and motifs are the key elements of a decorating style that is a joy to live with and a joy to behold. Influential art director and stylist Hans Blomquist starts off by exploring the essence of his style. In Texture, he revels in the textures and patinas of natural materials. Still Life reveals Hans' passion for creating displays that showcase treasured pieces, while Plants and Flowers celebrates the beauty of nature and the cycles of the natural world. Colour presents his favourite earthy, natural colour palette, which provides the perfect backdrop for hits of brighter natural hues. In the second part of the book, Homes, through a series of case studies, Hans explores houses and apartments that showcase the beautiful simplicity and elegance of the natural look.
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The New Eighteenth-Century Home (Hardback)
Michele Lalande and Gilles Trillard-the author-photographer team that brought us The New Eighteenth-Century Style and The New French Decor-return with 29 all-new homes, decorated in the modernized, eclectic version of Pompadour decor that has become so popular in this young century. The resulting blend of ostentatious luxury and repurposed treasures, the natural and the manufactured, is a warm, lived-in style that perfectly embodies the comforts of home. Interest in this iconic French style of interior decoration was revived following the restoration of Madame Pompadour's apartments at Versailles early in the last decade. Characterized primarily by excess and opulence and often dismissed as gaudy at the expense of taste, traditional Pompadour style incorporates lush velvets, precious and semiprecious stones, gilding, and elaborate handcarving to dramatic effect. In its modern incarnation, these antique elements are allowed to show their age, tending more toward the shabby chic.A " Gilles Trillard's delightful photographs reveal interiors of breezy elegance, where Pop Art and industrial design mingle with patinaed highboys and carved candelabra; texts by Michele Lalande highlight the playful, surprising details that personalize these spaces. A perfect companion to the two previous volumes, Eighteenth-Century Spirit proves that the old has been made new once more-and it's here to stay.
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Simplicity Home Decorating Book (Other)
Successful decorating is the artful blending of colours, patterns and textures to create a harmonious effect in the home. Within these pages you'll find a whole house of clever ideas, design tips and easy to make projects for sprucing up your home from window dressings of every type, to bed covers, cushions and a whole range of decorative accessories. You don't need to be an expert sewer to follow the simple instructions and create stunning results - this comprehensive guide offers chapters of clear, step-by-step techniques and full colour pages containing plenty of inspirational ideas. Whatever your sewing project in the home this is the one stop sewing reference you'll want to turn to every time (60,000 words).
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French Country Chic (Paperback)
In this title, Lise delivers her secrets, tips and tricks for recreating your very own French country style home. It features an eclectic variety of designs including practical items such as aprons and seat pads and decorative items such as picture frames, lamp shades, cushions and duvets. The colour palette used includes shades of traditional blues, greys, whites and creams.
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The Way We Live (Hardback)
From the groves and vineyards of Provence to the dry hills of California, the farms of Australia and the forests of Canada, Gilles de Chabaneix's stunning photographs capture the distinctive rural architecture, homely decorative schemes, awe-inspiring landscapes and rustic details that make country living universally desirable. In this comprehensive exploration of the pleasures of country living, traditional and contemporary elements are treated with the same sympathetic eye: an airy, minimalist sitting room looks out on an ancient piazza; bunches of herbs and antique tools hang from rough-hewn beams beside a roaring fire; a stone floor, worn smooth with age, shines through the sleek glass top of a modern dining table, where a bowl of fruit from the local market awaits a guest. More than a comprehensive sourcebook of decorative ideas, for anyone who dreams of living in the country or is lucky enough to live there already this is the ultimate guide to timeless rural living: beautiful, regional and quirkily individual.
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Romantic Style (Hardback)
If you love elegant furniture and soft colours and a home filled with flowers and candlelight, then you'll adore Romantic Style. In this beguiling new book, stylist Selina Lake and interiors writer Sara Norrman show you real homes beautifully decorated with an eye for the elegant. First, explore Romantic Inspirations - Vintage Romantic, Simple Romantic, Elegant Romantic and Modern Romantic - four very different facets of the romantic look. Next, Romantic Styling outlines the key ingredients of any romantic scheme - colours, flowers and fabrics, collectables and lighting. Romantic Rooms takes a room-by-room tour of the home, with explanations of how to create such a scheme yourself. Finally, Sources will help you find the perfect pieces for your romantic home.
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