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Interior Design & Decoration

  • GMAS
    George Clarke
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    The perfect partner for fans of Channel 4's Amazing Spaces show, George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces is an exciting collection of extraordinary small builds from all over the United Kingdom and beyond.

    Packed with stunning photography and the stories behind these most impressive and unlikely of conversions, the book explores the inventive features of each of the stunning transformations - including The Luxury Narrowboat, a Mobile Cinema, a Lamretta Tuk-Tuk and much, much more...

    Food for thought for those who may be considering their own small-space conversion, or those who simply love the show, George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces is a compilation of innovative visions where the ordinary is transformed into something truly extraordinary.
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    Katherine Sorrell
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    Packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want for your home, Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook: The DIY Way to Add Value to Your Home is a reference book that will show you how to fix a number of common household problems.

    From the team behind the hit TV show, the book has affordable solutions for all the common problems - from cracks in walls to creaking stairs, damp patches to draught and leaking roofs to blocked chimneys. The handy book provides step-by-step instructions on how to master the art of DIY, while also giving advice on finding the best workmen for the job if you prefer to get someone in .

    The book also focuses on the planning aspect of transforming your home with information on designing a room layout, choosing a colour and pattern and deciding on wall finishes and treatment all covered. Your house should be a home you can be proud of - and this book will help you make sure it is!
  • AEAAZ
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    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.
  • AEAAB
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    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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    Hans Blomquist
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    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.
  • ABNYB
    Michele Lalande
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    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
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    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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    Dominic Bradbury
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    This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design. Nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, including icons such as Saul Bass, Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Isamu Noguchi, Dieter Rams, Lucie Rie and Paolo Venini, as well as architects Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer. An additional illustrated dictionary features hundreds more key mid-century designers and manufacturers as well as important organizations, schools and movements. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, it is a must-have acquisition for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home.
  • ALYOJ
    Edward van Vliet
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    Edward van Vliet is an international design company specialising in conceptual interior and product design for the corporate sector. The company has a strong focus on hospitality, urban residential, and office sectors. With proven expertise in design and consumer behaviour, Edward van Vliet throws down the gauntlet to the status quo, bringing a fresh mindset to the process of destination design. Specialising in designing premium tailored experiences and products for leading brands, Edward van Vliet delivers unique concepts worldwide which are consistent with the location, culture, and experience desired. Foreword in English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
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    Robert Kolenik
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    Kolenik is conquering the international world of design with his Eco-Chic style, and is famous for designing the Amsterdam Fletcher Hotel. Kolenik's style can be defined by the delicate, tasteful and surprising mix of natural and luxurious materials, resulting in a unique design. Together with a group of dedicated architects and designers, Kolenik is responsible for a variety of projects, corporate and private, product design and a furniture line. This book shows his top projects and vision on design. With his inspiring work, Kolenik has created a new vision on design.
  • AMVHN
    Geoffrey Bradfield
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    This captivating book, the second in a series christened A 21st Century Palace, offers readers a transporting virtual tour through one exceptionally dazzling palace. In this volume, we find ourselves in Jerusalem. Few places on Earth have exuded more mystery and power than this deified ancient city. And even fewer designers possess the worldliness and talent to bring that mystery and power into the third dimension in ways that both consider its many millennia of astonishing history and also telegraph a modernity as thoroughly fresh and modern as the current moment. "That Bradfield takes breathtaking, albeit educated, risks that would daunt another designer is a testament to his confidence and maturity," says the Parisian gallerist Jean-Gabriel Mitterand. "It is unbelievably audacious to pair a precious, yet decorative, Claude Lalanne chandelier with a Peter Kogler table that utilises computer technology to create what is really state-of-the-art functional sculpture," notes Mitterand of one such daring juxtaposition. "They were not created in the same spirit, but in the end Geoffrey intuitively understood there was something essentially baroque about both of them. After decades of observing Bradfield championing artists such as the Lalannes prior to their becoming voraciously collected by wealthy purveyors of taste," says Mitterand, "His roster of clients has become more and more international, and he commands more and more authority." Which is why Bradfield finds himself now at the apex of his career. In his Foreword to this book, the Honourable John L. Loeb, former American Ambassador to Denmark, declares "Bradfield's rare talent has propelled him into the upper echelon of design - and places him amongst the few designers working in the world today who are truly global."
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    Li Aihong
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    Presenting an eclectic collection of the most contemporary, Restaurants & Bars III takes the concept of the restaurant, as defined by its interior. Within busy cities, these spaces provide the opportunity to escape for a while; in their simple and uncomplicated design, they engender a sense of peace and tranquillity and focus attention on the private rather than the public individual. Using natural materials to emphasise a state of calm, there is bleached wood and smooth stone, warm earth tones and unobtrusive lighting; there are shapes and forms that link into the natural environment, flowers that might be butterflies, a flock of terracotta sheep in relief on a wall, traditional prints and designs that link to the culture and philosophy behind innovative food and the latest cocktail.
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    Song Jia
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    Lofts have become increasingly popular living spaces; they often allow those living in bustling cities to rise above and enjoy an almost outdoor-like freedom. Usually spacious, light and airy, they are prime spaces for exercising great interior design ideas Loft Residences collects interior design ideas from around the world and presents them in full-colour photographs.
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    Jaime Parlade
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    This is a generously illustrated, large-format book by the renowned Spanish interior designer Jaime Parlade, who began his career in Marbella with the decoration of the Hotel de Guadalmina in 1958. That project singled him out as one of the principal designers of interiors in the city, where he decorated the houses of numerous families and prominent figures in the social, aristocratic and intellectual circles of Marbella and its coastline. Jaime Parlade has also worked in Corfu, Marrakesh, Miami, Gstaad and Connecticut, among other places. His great talent lies in his ability to mix styles, but what is most striking is the quality of his work and its level of comfort, meaning that all his interiors are attractive and welcoming from the moment we step into them. Jaime Parlade's favourite creations are those for country houses as well as the remodelling projects he has undertaken of residences in Madrid, Ciudad Real and Toledo. Illustrated with images by well-known photographers, this book offers a tour of some of these houses.
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    Ivan Terestchenko
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    Some of the most important people in fashion Chanel, Alaia, Blahnik, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo and Missoni are known for their public image and their iconic designs. But what kind of world have they cultivated behind closed doors? From France to Italy, from England to Morocco, come along on a private visit to the remarkable homes of the worlds great couturiers, stylists, muses and fashion personalities. Ivan Terestchenkos glorious photographs revel in the decor, works of art and the personal collections of these legendary designers. Some interiors, such as Chanels apartment at 31 rue Cambon, are mythic, while others are completely unconventional. For some, home is a sanctuary, for others a place of reflection and inspiration; but in every case, the surroundings of these people reveal much about their enjoyment of textiles, art, space and light.
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    teNeues
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    The ultimate book for lovers of the Scandinavian lifestyle
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    teNeues
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    Be inspired by the sublime charm of country living
  • AFJGD
    Fritz von der Schulenburg
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    One of the worlds leading interiors photographers, Fritz von der Schulenburg opens his archive to share his stunningly beautiful photographs of minimalist but grand interiors around the world. Whatever the location, period or architectural style, all the rooms share a captivating simple elegance that defines contemporary taste. Reflecting the way we read an interior, the 300 colour photographs are divided into six chapters: Rhythm, Colour, Light, Space, Texture and Composition. Each chapter has a brief introduction outlining the essential elements of interior design being featured, followed by numerous glorious photographic examples. Complete with a source directory of useful contact details, this is an inspiring volume that celebrates the very best of the timeless trend that is minimalism in the grand style. It is guaranteed to appeal to the huge readership interested in homes and interiors.
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    Roman Alonso
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    One of America's leading interior design firms, Commune was established in Los Angeles in 2004 by four like-minded souls with a common mission: to enhance life through design; to blur the lines between disciplines, eras and styles; to create collected environments, not decorated ones; to support artisans and the handcrafted; to preserve good architecture and original details; to salvage, reclaim, reuse; to make good use of the golden Southern California sunlight in their work and to design everything from hotels to houses, apartments and even trailers, yet make them all feel like home.

    The book is a monograph of Commune's best work to date, including its designs for private residences, hotels, commercial spaces and restaurants, as well as the works by artists specially commissioned by Commune in the areas of textiles, ceramics, furniture and wood.

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    Kelly Hoppen
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    Design Masterclass is the definitive home-decorating guide from Kelly Hoppen, offering invaluable professional advice on both the practical and aesthetic aspects to interior design. Kelly shares her trade secrets and expert knowledge to help you ensure that your decorating project, however big or small in scale, runs smoothly, comes in on time and within budget, and achieves a functional, flexible interior that suits the way you live. Alongside inspiring photographs and room schemes of some of her latest projects, Kelly offers expert guidance on how to use scale and proportion, colour, texture, lighting, furniture, art and other decorative elements to create a comfortable and elegant home that looks the way you want it to. She also discusses the challenges and solutions commonly faced when designing different spaces in the home - from kitchens, living rooms bedrooms and bathrooms to media rooms and home offices, gyms and spas - and offers helpful hints on all aspects of decorating and furnishing each one. An exhaustive reference for both interior designers and home decorators, Design Masterclass also includes essential advice on practical matters, such as budgeting, scheduling, drawing up floor plans, creating room boards, briefing professionals and managing the work.
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    Iwein Maassen
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    Cruise ships offer an intriguing escape. These incredible ships have always captured the imagination, they are unique, luxurious and have increasingly become floating cities on the oceans of the world thanks to innovative engineering and design. They are opulent hotels able to accommodate over a thousand people in comfort, with the opportunity for fine dining, entertainment, a range of leisure and sporting activites along with a slice of retail therapy. Floating Luxury showcases twenty of the world's most exclusive cruise ships giving a breakdown of basic data (facts and figures), the history of the ship and its design, all accompanied by some stunning photography. Additionally there is travel information, key ports and a list of nautical terminology; making this a fantastic resource for those who are passionate about cruise ships, either on deck or from the comfort of an armchair...allow yourself to be transported into another world.
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    Bettie Bearden Pardee
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    Newport, Rhode Island - celebrated for its stunning seascapes, famous mansions, Jazz Festival, annual Flower Show and worldclass sailing - provides an enviable setting for a storied way of life. From Presidents to philanthropists, it is also known for the stylish residents who have summered and socialised here. In this fabled town where privacy is a treasured asset, Living Newport showcases both the heirs of the old guard and the "new" Newport social set; tastemakers all, they have the means and the ability to live anywhere but choose this perennially-favoured City by the Sea. How does private Newport entertain, decorate, party, garden, dress? In elegant settings worthy of Masterpiece Theater, social pastimes, rituals and well-earned traditions play out in lush images with Newport's exceptional old-world architecture as the centrepiece. Amusing tales and lively personal anecdotes capture the fresh twist to this distinctive lifestyle.
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    Piet Swimberghe
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    In Think Vintage Piet Swimberghe and Jan Verlinde guide you through some of the most beautiful vintage interiors. 'Vintage' is perceived in a different way by different people, creating unique and diverse ideas and concepts. With photos of previously unpublished interiors, art collectors, designers, architects and antique dealers open their homes to present interiors that combine the old and the new. Rediscover the designs from the past and get inspired by the stories of how these interiors have been composed.
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    Nicky Haslam
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    From its humble origins as a Tudor hunting lodge to its present-day status as a protected historic building, Nicky Haslam's delightful 'Folly de Grandeur' is a unique English country house that is one of the renowned decorator's favourite places. In this beautifully illustrated book, Part 1: A History of the House provides a timeline of the house together with an overview of the design aesthetics that characterize Haslam's look. Part 2: The Essence of Style covers wall finishes, soft furnishings, the transition from room to room, furniture form, style and arrangement, classical elements, and creating tableaux with objets and photographs. In Part 3: A House for All Seasons, you will find a year-round appreciation of this remarkable home, which was once owned by John Fowler, co-founder of Colefax & Fowler. By recounting events - from society gatherings to quiet country weekends - stories about the rooms, and details about the decoration and furnishings, Haslam reveals the personal touches that give the folly its unique sense of life, both indoors and out. Inviting us into his carefully preserved and lovingly decorated country home, he explains the intricacies and delights of carefully mismatched furniture collected over the years, a colour palette of subtle, warming tones that are quietly welcoming and effortlessly romantic, and a wonderful collection of art that is nothing short of inspirational. Finally, in Part 4: The Perfect Setting, Haslam shares unique garden design secrets and outdoor 'rooms' that complement his celebrated home.