Interior Design & Decorating Books

  • LETC
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    It's as easy as A, B, C to bring a touch of typography into your home decorations.

    In this practical craft book, Clare Youngs offers 35 quirky and cool projects to make from inexpensive and easily sourced materials including recycled fruit crates and old T-shirts.

    All the projects have accessible instructions and there's even a tools and techniques section to help you brush up your crafting skills, whatever letter you choose.
  • HBYD
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    Happy By Design is a hardback book that shows how you can improve your health and well-being by designing your living space in a simple and practical manner.

    From the happiest paint colour to the science behind getting a good night's sleep, this book is packed with affordable and easy design ideas - inspired by everyone from NASA scientists to colour gurus.

    It contains fun and easy ideas for every room to make you feel happy and will help you put well-being at the heart of your home. It can even help you tidy your way to happiness!
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
  • Farrow & Ball How to Decorate - Hardback - 9781784720872 - Farrow & Ball
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    Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Farrow & Ball, this guide shows you how to use paint and paper to transform your home and the best ways of embracing the joys of home decoration.

    Highly practical, this book has tips and projects that are suitable for any home - whether big or small or situated in the city or the country.

    Among the advice Joa Studholme and the team offer is help on deciding which colours work best in a north-facing room and how you can create accents with paint.
  • AZDUO
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    With the credo "history and savoir faire working in unison," internationally acclaimed interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux creates luxurious interiors the way others write epics. Molyneux's interiors are space-time extravaganzas, and the designer surrounds himself with master artisans adept at centuries-old techniques including lacquer work, decorative painting, plaster work, straw marquetry, and lavishly embroidered drapery and upholstery. Featuring gorgeous photography of sumptuous interiors, Juan Pablo Molyneux: At Home presents the magnificent work of this acclaimed designer and his respected studio artisans.
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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.
  • BRVOM
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    From The Crown to Downton Abbey, the country house speaks to our fantasies of rustic splendour, style, and escape. Featuring three hundred photos from the National Trust, this lavish book draws back the curtain on the finest and most important historic homes in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, revealing these great houses' intriguing pasts, grand interiors, and vi-brant reinventions for the enjoyment of modern-day visitors, residents, and armchair travellers. Locations include Knole, Cragside, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Polesden Lacey, Petworth, Castle Bodiam, Blenheim, Longleat, and dozens more. Illuminating essays by country house expert Jeremy Musson, legendary British author and historian David Cannadine, and contributing writers and scholars provide unique insight into centuries of life in a historic home. This is a rich visual resource for lovers of sumptuous interiors on a human scale, as well as grand exterior architecture and gorgeous landscapes. For Anglophiles, royals watchers, and lovers of the country house lifestyle, architecture, and interior design, this is a magnificent new look at landmark British country houses, the treasures they contain, and how they speak to our fantasies of rustic splendour and escape today.
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    Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker well known for his exotic and eclectic works. His homes in Louisiana and upstate New York have been featured in The New York Times and Interview magazine. The Watres Armory, built in 1900-01 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is Slonem's latest interiors project and will showcase the artist's novel take on interior design matches vibrant, multicolor interiors with a bricolage of historically potent, rare items found around the world.
  • BUUHJ
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    The selection of interiors is about the wow factor--New York residential spaces that elicit gasps of pleasure and surprise when first seen. Some are very grand, others sparingly modern or eclectic. All are exceptional and, Moonan promises, unforgettable. Groundbreaking rooms include Brooke Astor's elegant library by Albert Hadley; Gloria Vanderbilt's sublime patchwork bedroom; Donald Judd's dramatically spare art-filled loft; Adolfo's opulent and magnificently red entrance hall; a Peter Marino-designed penthouse with sweeping midtown views; Jamie Drake's stunning dining room for the mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion; and a magnificent library in the famous Dakota apartment house. Other illustrious interior designers and architects represented in the book include Mario Buatta, Robert Couturier, Albert Hadley, Denning and Fourcade, Mark Hampton, Philip Johnson, Charlotte Moss, Thomas O'Brien, Paul Rudolph, Bunny Williams, Paul Rudolph, and Steven Gambrel. New York is the epicentre of interior-design innovations. Residents embrace myriad styles--from pure period historicism to bracing modernity. Moonan investigates the city's best residential spaces and presents them here, a book for the libraries of design lovers and professionals in the field.
  • AWFJF
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    As much of a barometer of design as its successful predecessors, Night Fever 5 is a global overview of the prevailing trends in hospitality design. The luxurious volume consists of three chapters; the first covers bars and clubs, the second features restaurants, and the third is devoted to hotel interiors. This book offers readers 130 fresh and exciting projects featured on a total of 600 pages. Interiors are featured on 2 to 8 pages that are filled with photos, drawings, sketches, floor plans and of course a description of the design. For each project the text explains how the designers fulfilled their client's wishes, how they incorporated the client's identity, how the concept developed, what materials were used and how the design was executed. Projects are selected based on their original concept, creativity, innovative approach or the project's unmistakable wow-factor. An extensive index at the back of the book describes each featured design studio including their contact details and the addresses of each venue they have designed.
  • BKMQM
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    This book highlights outstanding and inspirational spaces that are setting the trends in creative workplace design. At its core are the 100 pioneering projects drawn from practices all over the world, each extensively illustrated with plans and visuals. Fe atured offices include ad agencies, media outfits and technology firms, ranging from compact offices and design hubs to large workplaces. This luxurious volume is an up - to - date reference tool for professionals of the commercial architecture and design comm unity, featuring cutting - edge workplace design. Office designs are presented on 4 to 6 pages, which include an in - depth description of both concept and design, project credits and stunning photography. Outlined are the challenges that designers must overcome to be able to realise more efficient, modern and - all importantly - creative working environments. This book focuses on the current trends in office design, developed with a knowledge of what is at the heart of a creative workforce and its day - to - day requirements. The Other Office 3 highlights outst anding projects and inspirational spaces from across the globe.
  • BWNHX
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    A stunning study of what beauty really is, illustrated with incredible photographs of Geoffrey Van Hulle's interiors A sumptuous boxed edition, limited to just 250 copies, each one signed by Geoffroy Van Hulle According to popular wisdom, beauty is within. But nothing is said about how to get it out, or what on earth you can do with it. In this book, the Belgian decorator Geoffroy Van Hulle demonstrates how it can be seen: beauty, on the inside of a house but also on the inside of a life. Photographer Raf Ketelslagers captures this vision in incredible images, capturing inspirational interiors, while writer and TV presenter Jo De Poorter describes things that can be beautiful, compelling and imposing outside the walls of the house: from the Academie Francaise, the Frick Collection, Dusty Springfield and Levi's jeans to a handful of brioches, Bree Van Der Camp, two or three requiems, Viagra, and the holy virgin Mary herself, in the form of a piece of soap. Text in English, French and Dutch.
  • BOGQM
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    Design legend Henri Samuel believed that a successful interior was one in which an observer never suspected that a decorator had been involved. This book takes the reader inside some of Samuel s groundbreaking and inspiring interiors, beginning with his first job assisting Stephane Boudin of Jansen in the 1920s through postwar Paris society and into the go-go 80s. During his illustrious career, Samuel created rarefied and beautiful environments for his jet-set clientele Doris Duke, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Susan and John Gutfreund, Valentino Garavani, and multiple Rothschilds and Vanderbilts. Such was his expertise that museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art consulted him on the installation of period rooms. Samuel was a master at reproducing intimate spaces in various historic styles in addition to mixing those styles in an erudite way: modernist paintings were installed over Empire consoles, Louis XIII furniture shared space with Oriental objects, neoclassical chairs were placed beside tables of brass and Plexiglas. This book records Samuel s life, his career, and the luxurious interiors he created for his clients and himself rooms that look as fresh and alive today as they did when they were first arranged. It is a necessary addition to any design library.
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    Carolyne Roehm's bestselling books have been a source of inspiration, pleasure, and education for thousands of readers. Now for the first time she shares her life story, from her small-town Missouri childhood to her New York fashion career that began with Oscar de la Renta, to her role as an author and tastemaker. There are the influential figures from her past, including: her grandmother, who sewed beautifully and ran a successful shop; her mother, who taught her that women need clothes to suit the many roles they have to play; her mentor, Oscar de la Renta, from whom she learned the fashion business. Roehm tells the story of launching, running, and ultimately closing her own fashion line, and her subsequent reinvention through books, gardening, entertaining, and decor. Through it all she shows how the constant threads of character and creativity, and a passion for nature, colour, quality, and classicism can inform your work, style, and life.
  • BEDZN
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    An internationally acclaimed interior design sensation, Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. This lavishly illustrated volume features a diverse selection of his unique interiors, an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design. Excerpt from Introduction: "This is a book about dreams coming true; the curiosities in the rooms I have decorated; and the people, artists, and places that have inspired me. When all is said and done and I am long forgotten, maybe someone will find this book in a dusty library-if such a thing still exists-and glimpse a bit of the pleasure my life has given me. I want them to have the sensation of dancing across an MGM soundstage, silhouetted in a klieg light, because that was my intention with this book, a very personal blend of work and fantasy." -Miles Redd
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    The Hannover studio of Axel Nieberg has been specialising in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscaping, lighting design and product design for over 15 years. Axel Nieberg is well known for his minimalistic use of forms and for his extraordinary way of manipulating light in combination with natural materials. The expressiveness of his work is a result of the haptic quality (""expression through touch"") of the chosen materials. In line with the Japanese Wabi-sabi doctrine of aesthetics, great value is also placed upon simplicity and on the natural ageing process of the materials, which are increased by the development of a patina. His buildings create a special impression through their unconventional presence, often characterized by massiveness combined with accurately defined openings. Collectively, these openings enhance the exterior view with intriguing sight lines. The characteristics of the individual sites also provide inspiration for the different architectural designs.
  • BSIDW
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    Designer Tony Duquette's legendary Dawnridge, located in Beverly Hills, is one of the most creatively designed private homes in America. Built in 1949 by Duquette and his wife, Elizabeth, the original structure was a modest 30 x 30 foot box. Hutton Wilkinson purchased the home following Duquette's death in 1999, and he has since breathed new life into the estate, broadening the property, adding houses of his own design, and incorporating remarkable objects designed and created by the Duquettes. Written by Wilkinson, Tony Duquette's Dawnridge chronicles the luxe and historic home's transformation. The book is organized by the three main houses, and Wilkinson elaborates on the spectacular design elements in each room and shares the stories behind the spaces. Tim Street-Porter's photographs show both the original and redesigned rooms.
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    * Like his fellow countryman Piet Boon, Marcel Wolterinck has become a household name in interior design. This is his 6th book After 25 years of work, Marcel Wolterinck finds himself an internationally acclaimed designer in the field of interiors, gardens and styling. Moreover, today the Wolterinck label offers a wide variety of designer products. Wolterinck's World BeFore is a stunning and spectacular overview of 25 years of hard labor; from the early days as a florist in Laren, in the center of Holland, until today, as owner of Wolterinck's World. Still based in Laren, he steadily continues to strengthen his international reputation. Clients from all over the world find their way to Laren and Marcel travels the globe to realize projects. For Wolterinck's World BeFore Marcel Wolterinck chose 25 projects as the ultimate representation of his philosophy, that deals with nature, specifically contrasts in material and symmetry. More than 400 images reveal the constant quality of his work during the years.
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    Charlotte Perriand is one of the foremost figures in twentieth-century interior design. Together with her contemporaries and collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier, she created many pieces of furniture we now consider classics, including the instantly recognizable LC4 chaise. Her pioneering work with metal was particularly instrumental in paving the way for the machine-age aesthetic popular throughout the 1920s and 30s. The third volume in a planned four-part series, this lavish book covers the years between 1956 and 1968. During this period, Perriand established a relationship with the Galerie Steph Simon, which exhibited and published some of her most iconic work, as well as that of renowned contemporaries Serge Mouille, Georges Jouve, and Jean Prouve. Perriand also completed several high-profile projects throughout the 1960s, most of which are published here for the first time, including comprehensive branding and designs for Air France s offices around the world and the renovation of the Palais des Nations, where many of her designs for furniture and the assembly halls she decorated remain in use and relatively unchanged to this day. The new volume also documents comprehensively her close, yet little-known, links to Brazil. Covering these important moments and many others, Charlotte Perriand continues the four-volume exploration of this key figure, complete with annotations and a bibliography for further research. "
  • BAHNU
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    Charlotte Perriand (1903-99) is undoubtedly one of the most significant figures in 20th-century interior design. She was one of the pioneers in introducing the metal tube as building material for furniture, paving the way for machine age aesthetic in interiors in the 1920s and 1930s. Together with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret she created a number of iconic classics, such as the chaise-longue LC4, the armchair LC2, or the sling chair LC1. This second part of the new three-volume monograph on Perriand covers the period 1940-55 with her extensive stays in Japan 1942-42 and 1953-55, and with her designs for the reconstruction in France after WW II. It also investigates extensively her collaboration with Jean Prouve 1952-55. Moreover, the new volume looks at her work together with with Jeanneret and again also Le Corbusier during the 1950s, and it documents Perriand's involvement and role in founding the Useful Forms movement in 1949. The book features again an abundance of images and documents, mostly in colour and many of them previously unpublished. Charlotte Perriand: Complete Works is the authoritative source on this key figure of 20th-century interior design for scholars, dealers, and collectors. Each of the three lavishly illustrated volumes is completed by annotations, index, and bibliography.
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    In House of Hoppen, Kelly Hoppen MBE takes a look back over her stellar career. Packed with previously unseen imagery and letters from Kelly's personal and professional archives, the book charts the course of her career and celebrates some of the many highlights. Fascinating insights into some of Kelly's favourite projects, including her most recent endeavours and a peek into some of her own homes, give an overview of the ways in which her design approach has remained both consistent and ever-evolving over the decades. Key themes and design signatures that underpin her work are examined in detail and Kelly also showcases her 'classic' touches - such as her favourite chair designs, lights, wall treatments, cushion styles and colour: taupe. House of Hoppen features a rich mix of imagery, from unseen archive material, including personal photographs and letters, to illustrations by contemporary artists, and interior photography by acclaimed photographers such as Tom Stewart, Bill Batten, Vincent Knapp, Mel Yates and Simon Upton.
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    If John Fowler was - in the words of the late Duchess of Devonshire - the Prince of Decorators, and Nancy Lancaster undoubted doyenne of English country house style, Imogen Taylor was their crown princess. She joined Colefax and Fowler in 1949 and was for many years John Fowler's trusted assistant. John - and Nancy - had total faith in Imogen's 'perfect taste', and when John retired in 1971 he passed on to her all his clients - who ranged from HM The Queen, through duchesses and film stars, to ladies of the night. From this time until she retired in 1999 she was, along with Tom Parr, the firm's principal decorator. Over the years she extended the clientele she had inherited from John and developed her own subtle, comfortable and charming version of English country house style. In this unique combination of social history and style bible, Imogen Taylor brings a sharp eye and ready wit not only to decorating style but also to the social history of the latter part of the twentieth century. Here you will learn about how fabric walling was done, how the famous 'twelve different whites' were applied, how to oil gild, how the passementerie was made for Buckingham Palace and Windsor, about Bessarabian carpets and trompe l'oeil painting and Nancy Lancaster's broderie anglaise lamp shades, 'like a child's skirt or a ball dress'. You will also find the Duchess of Windsor dismissing the Duke ('David, you're not needed - go and buy some brushes or something'), Dolly Rothschild's iron bed ('like a school or hospital bedstead'), Harry Hyams' reluctance to sign cheques ('It's like spilling my own blood!'), John Fowler in a tantrum yelling at the Duchess of Cornwall (she was a girl assistant at the time, not a client), Imogen being summoned to Howletts because 'a young Siberian tiger, who had been in bed with Aspinall and his wife, had ripped down the silk hangings on the inside of their canopy bed.'
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    This book is conceived as an intimate look into the creative, personal, and often secretive lives of Rick Owens and his wife, muse, and collaborator, Michele Lamy. Known for his self-described grunge meets glamour style, Owens showed his first furniture collection in Paris in 2007. It was quickly received as a direct extension of his subversive aesthetic, with its bold mix of material, texture, and functionality, proving that his own artistic universe stretches far beyond the reaches of fashion into a lifestyle his acolytes could embrace. Rick Owens: Interiors captures the place where Owens began designing furniture as a hobby, his iconic home and headquarters at the Palais Bourbon, a space populated with the furniture that Owens has been designing since 2006. Including antler chairs and petrified bark tables as well as workspaces and bedrooms, this volume provides a unique view of the lifestyle and body of interior design work of an artist who is constantly pushing the boundaries with his personal approach to craft.
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    Not far from Milan, in the hills of the northern Italian countryside, lies the estate of famed Italian artist Enrico Baj. This jewel of a book offers a unique lens through which to consider a true artistic giant of the late twentieth century associated with Dada, Surrealism, Art Informel, and CoBrA, as well as Nuclear Art, a movement he cofounded. Organized as a tour of the artist s home, from full rooms designed with a great attention to detail to entire walls covered floor to ceiling with paintings by the artist to a headboard carved directly into a wall, almost every surface of the house is covered in work made by Baj himself. While his subject matter may have been deeply serious (many of Baj s works reveal an obsession with nuclear war and the abuse of political power), as this book shows, his work was always playful and vibrant, often incorporating bits of found materials like military medals, seashells, rope, and twine. Whether one focuses on the luxurious trim and tassel of a bedroom curtain or the deeply personal arrangement of treasured sculptures on a dressing room table, every corner of the estate is energized by the element of surprise. This book showcases the artist s individual touch and provides a wealth of playful vignettes to inspire homeowners, collectors, and artists alike.