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Interior Design & Decorating Books

  • FBHD
    Farrow & Ball
    • £12.99
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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.
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    Albert Jackson
    • £11.99
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    Having sold over 3 million copies, Collins Complete DIY Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative book that will come in handy for DIY novices, enthusiasts and professionals.

    This latest edition provides up-to-date and in-depth information on tasks including decorating, repairs, electricity and plumbing. With illustrations and photographs to help you get each job performed safely and quickly, the book also covers recent changes to regulations and explains how you can work within them.

    There is even new material about how you can use energy-saving DIY methods and save money while making your next home improvements.
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    Hans Blomquist
    • £19.39
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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.
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    Abraham Levi Moheban
    • £119.59
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    Educational reference book in alphabetical order of 618 entries of cities, towns, villages and tribes credited in weaving over 25 centuries. Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets includes over 600 entries on carpet and rug weaving cities, towns, villages, artists, tribes, and nomads. Each entry will provide the reader with information on the history, location, weaving period, technique, quality, design, colouration, size and marketability of carpets produced around the world. Locations include Persia (Iran), Anatolia (Turkey), Caucasus, Asia, America, Europe (notably France and England), and many more. Each entry will also include photographs to serve as visual aids in identifying each carpet and its unique designs. Moheban also includes a milestone-recorded prices to give the consumer an idea of what has been sold by institutions, auction houses, and galleries over the past thirty years.
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    Eric Kuster
    • £80.00
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    'Eric Kuster 14' shows the designer's newest international projects and provides the reader with a fascinating look behind the scenes of the lives of the exclusive few; various trend-setting places and people, always state of the art. Kuster's interiors are a combination of refined designs, stylish glamour and a meticulous attention to the smallest detail. This books takes the reader on a voyage to the unique world of Eric Kuster, from Ibiza to Thailand and from Moscow to LA. Text in English, Dutch and Russian.
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    Gordon T. Kendall
    • £70.40
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    Designing Your Business, 2nd Edition, transforms aspiring interior designers into savvy business people as well as creative interior designers by offering strategies for working effectively with colleagues, clients, and resources. The text explores business organization, legal and ethical issues, and business finance and accounting practices common to the profession. The practical approach and engaging interactive pedagogy make it easy and interesting to learn the intricacies of the business, law, and practice.
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    Laure Verchere
    • £56.00
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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.
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    Laure Verchere
    • £56.00
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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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    Marlous Van Rossum-Willems
    • £52.00
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    As its successful predecessors, Night Fever 3 unveils the latest and greatest hospitality interiors from all over the world. Night Fever 3 consists of three chapters. The first covers restaurants, the second features bars and clubs, and the third is devoted to hotel interiors. This book offers readers 129 fresh and exciting projects featured on a total of six hundred pages. Interiors are featured on two to eight pages that are filled with full color photographs, drawings, sketches, floor plans, and of course a description of the design and the designer. 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. Night Fever 3 presents work of well-established designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Arne Quinze as well as work of young talents. All designers are based throughout the world including the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. Projects are selected based on their original concept, creativity, innovative approach, or the project's unmistakable wow factor. Extensive indexes at the back of the book--indexed by name of designer and by name of venue--make this an easy to navigate publication.
  • AIZJA
    Joanna Wood
    • £47.89
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    With a reputation built over 25 years, Joanna Wood is recognized as one of Britain's leading figures in interior design. Her practice, Joanna Trading, was the winner of Britain's 2012 Design & Architecture award. Now Joanna Wood invites readers inside the walls of some of the most sumptuous rooms ever created. From the ultimate home that has everything to a country residence for a young family; a classic English cottage to a newly built town house, she brings to each project her practiced eye and attention to detail, creating a classic style that combines traditional and contemporary elements to produce a result which is both practical and visually exciting. Along the way, the designer shares her own experiences, tips, and secrets that can help transform any room into a comfortable oasis. Includes a forward by David Lingley.
  • AKZXT
    Dominic Bradbury
    • £48.00
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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.
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    Neal Benezra
    • £48.00
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    Leading art collector Chara Schreyer's forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton has produced five residences designed to house 600 works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus, and Frank Stella. Art House takes readers on a breathtaking visual tour of these stunning spaces, which range from an architectural tour-de-force to a high-rise "gallery as home." An exploration of a life devoted to living with art and to designing homes that honor it, this title is an inspiration for art and design lovers alike.
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    Frame Publishers
    • £48.00
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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.
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    Carlos Mota
    • £48.00
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    Carlos Mota is the mastermind behind the amazing photographs seen in all the top design magazines, including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Interior Design, to name a few. His gifted and educated eye for selecting furniture, textiles, accessories, and art has produced some memorable imagery. Mota is known for adding color and sophistication to theset, often by using elegant flower arrangements, but always in a style that influences the way we see the world's most extraordinary interiors.
  • AFOOS
    • £47.96
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    This is a superbly illustrated look at some of the most innovative and creative trends in bar and club design around the world. Bars & Clubs presents a hand-picked selection of the finest, most creative and fashionable bars and nightclubs from around the world. With more than twenty-five innovative projects showcasing the work of both established and up-and-coming designers - all of which are accompanied by full-colour photographs and detailed design illustrations - this is an invaluable resource for designers everywhere.
  • AJYGK
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    Minimalist living spaces that bring together and reflect the natural elements of earth, fire, water and air; these are rooms that have their roots in the Far East, using a range of features to reflect a style that is unique to this part of the world. Using a range of naturally sourced materials, from highly polished dark woods, smooth stone, bamboo and rough textured papers the layout of these rooms is uncomplicated yet extremely stylish and quietly elegant. All of the designs are thoughtful, simple pottery, beautifully woven silk, floral design and intricate artwork are all used to reflect a sense of belonging within a creative and artistic culture that respects shape and form, which has its own identity.
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    Nacho Alegre
    • £39.39
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    A major new overview of 100 of the world's best contemporary interior design projects, chosen by 10 of the world's leaders in the design world.
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    Carolyn Englefield
    • £39.59
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    This is a breathtaking collection of 30 uniquely stunning European houses. This lavish volume from the leading luxury home magazine offers a wealth of decorating ideas. Top designers and influential tastemakers share their secrets for creating breathtaking spaces. What makes a home exceptional, with an unforgettable sense of personality and passion? The answer shines through in this breathtaking collection of 30 uniquely stunning European houses, from France and Italy to Switzerland and Sweden. Following on the success of The Houses of Veranda and Veranda The Art of Outdoor Living, this lavish volume from the leading luxury shelter magazine offers a wealth of decorating ideas. Top designers and influential tastemakers share their secrets for creating breathtaking spaces unique to the owners' vision and style. Every interior feels fresh, every approach feels original, and every home feels unified by an incomparable sense of quality and elegance.
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    Roger Yee
    • £41.60
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    48 magnificent projects provide the reader an overview of The Switzer Group's creative solutions and accomplishments featuring a diverse collection of office spaces ranging from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profit organizations.
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    Jo Staffelbach
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    What Shapes Design demonstrates how Staffelbach's command of design through 50 years of exceptional environments created for leading businesses and institutions in Dallas and elsewhere in the U.S and Europe has proven so successful. In this 200-page monograph with over 200 striking, full-color photographs printed on fine, heavy paper, Staffelbach displays the striking and innovative contemporary interior design that has won it loyal clients, media coverage, and design awards since its founding in 1966.
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    Nicky Haslam
    • £39.69
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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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    Wang Huanlan
    • £89.89
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    'Neo-Chinese Style' compiles a collection of elegant and beautiful interiors which encompass 'Neo-chinese style' - combining modern elements of decorating with the traditional, showing how a traditional art blossoms in a modern time. This title highlights the type of furniture, decoration and soft furnishing used to accomplish this charming theme of decoration. Included in the book are private residences, restaurants, hotels, offices, exhibition halls and cafes.
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    Jacques Barsac
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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. "
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    Jacques Barsac
    • £89.99
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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.