Interior Design & Decorating Books

  • FBHD
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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.
  • 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.
  • AEBWF
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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.
  • 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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    Renzo Mongiardino, architect, theatrical designer, and interior designer, rejected minimalism and modernism in favor of opulent, atmospheric spaces with monumental architectural features borrowed from Ancient Greece and Rome, Byzantium, and the Renaissance. He collaborated with some of the most renowned theatrical and cinematic directors, including Gian Carlo Menotti, Peter Hall, and Franco Zeffirelli, and brought his operatic vision to the residences of prestigious clientele including Baron de Rothschild, Aristotle Onassis, Lee Radziwill, and Valentino Garavani. This lavish volume showcases the sumptuous harmony of classicism that defined the Mongiardino aesthetic.
  • AKZXT
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • BKJUQ
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    Ever since Tom Britt opened his New York based firm in 1964, he has been creating dramatic environments for his high-profile clients on multiple continents. His masterful design palette, with a wonderfully exotic slant, includes plush upholstered furniture, boldly patterned carpets, seductive lighting, and an elegantly theatrical use of mirrors. The resulting spaces are perfect for luxuriating and entertaining. From a chic pied-a-terre in San Francisco and tantalizing rooms at New York s famed Dakota apartment building to suburban manses in America s Midwest and a palace apartment in Jaipur, Britt s inimitable style merges saturated colours with an easy luxury. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the modern masters of interior design. Tom Britt has been a presence in the interior design industry both nationally and worldwide for over fifty years. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he has been extensively featured in Architectural Digest and has appeared in many other domestic publications such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House and Garden, the New York Times, and W magazine.
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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.
  • AJYGL
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    Floor to ceiling opulence, a sumptuous visual feast of luxurious interiors beautifully presented and photographed. A wonderfully rich collection of designs that gleam with highly polished detail and a wealth of imagination and creativity. If all you want to do is imagine the home of your wildest dreams, enjoy the experience of wandering through some fabulous spaces that are purely about indulgence and comfort and easy living.
  • ALSUG
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    A Designer's Life is a fascinating insight into the glamorous world of Nicky Haslam, one of the UK's leading interior designers, who is renowned for his flamboyant, opulent and elegant style. Nicky grew up in Great Hundridge Manor in Buckinghamshire and was educated at Eton. After a period working for Diana Vreeland at American Vogue in the 1960s, Nicky went on to become Editor of Show magazine before moving to Arizona to breed horses. He returned to England in the early 1970s and began his career as an interior decorator in earnest, setting up his company, NH Design, in the late 1980s. Since then he has decorated the houses of rock stars and royalty, aristocrats and artists alike - many of whom have become close personal friends. Always on the receiving end of countless invitations, Nicky has designed the decor for some of the most glamorous parties for everyone from the Prince of Wales to Paris Hilton. With its fresh, lively and spontaneous approach that reflects Nicky's charisma, wit and charm, A Designer's Life reveals the influences, associations, inspirations and achievements that have been so pivotal throughout the course of his life and work.
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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.
  • BKJVQ
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    At once a style guide, an inspirational tome, and a how-to volume on creating one s home, this book will serve as a go-to reference for all those seeking to spur their own creativity as they embark on the creation of home. The House that Pinterest Built defines what home and house mean to the celebrated movie star, who is known for her love affair with houses and design. Filled with ideas that reveal a personal yet engaging aesthetic, this volume includes compelling photos from Keaton s past homes and those she admires, as well as a multitude of details from every corner of those spaces and objects that excite and inspire the house designer and dreamer dramatic staircases and magical light fixtures, film stills and book covers, pottery and art drawn from the visual treasure trove known as Pinterest and Keaton s private collection, as she creates and designs her newest house. Rich imagery is accompanied by Keaton s ideas for selecting furniture, kitchen layout, and bedroom design; she talks about the importance of lighting in the bathroom and why the living room needs to be reimagined. Beyond the interior, she explores curb appeal and environmental sensitivity, always with an eye to making home the way it should be a place of tranquillity, a place where one is restored and where one returns to dream again and again. The book culminates in the dream realized, the house she has imagined, designed, and made, now shared with the world for the first time in all-new photography.
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    The bestselling guide to interior design, updated with new code and technology Interior Design Illustrated is the definitive guide to design for interior spaces. Richly illustrated in author Francis Ching s signature style, this book introduces complex design concepts in a visually stunning format; from defining the space and using the elements of design, to planning building systems and incorporating sustainable materials, this volume embodies the idea that beauty and function are not separate entities, but two parts of a whole. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest building codes and design practices, with discussion of new materials related to acoustics, lighting, and sustainable furnishings. Renewed attention to sustainability includes new information on energy conservation, design for longevity and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, as well as an updated discussion on LED lighting, workplace design, use of color, and computer modeling software to provide a well-rounded view of how interior design firms are working today. This classic text brings the elements and principles of design to life, giving students the practical skills they need to transition from idea to concept. Understand the latest building codes and how to integrate them into your designExplore new advances in materials, lighting, and wireless technologyDesign from a perspective of sustainability, longevity, and energy efficiency Delve into BIM, including software for modeling lighting, acoustics, and more Interior designers work at the intersection of aesthetics, functionality, regulations, accessibility, sustainability, and technology. There s no one formula for getting it right, only an eye trained by experience, based on a mastery of design fundamentals. Interior Design Illustrated begins laying that foundation, guided by a leading global authority in the field.
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    Frama, the design studio, has teamed with Our Food Stories to create Dialogues, a celebration of the relationship between people, great design and the food they love. Frama and Our Food Stories have a huge passion for good design and interiors and this, combined with exciting recipes, is the combination for something very special. The book explores three distinct dialogues: how natural and built environments impact on our daily lives; through tasty recipes, the food traditions and culinary rituals that inherently connect us with our lifestyles and past, present and future; and the power of the creative, their voice and how we respond to design. Though a series of case studies, interviews, 19 delicious recipes and curated images, the dialogues of Frama and Our Food Stories take the reader on a journey of concept and design that epitomises the design studio and what they admire and evoke in their creative world.
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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.
  • AVMCY
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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.
  • AXHVP
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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.
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    This title lets you take a private tour of magnificent homes, with their lush gardens, elegant courtyards and inviting pools set amid breathtaking landscapes. This lavish new book from Veranda magazine offers a wealth of ideas for exceptional outdoor rooms and spaces, all created by the world's best designers. Broken down into classic, modern, romantic and exotic styles, these are among the most spectacular environments ever featured in Veranda.