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Interior Design & Decorating Books

  • CCDM
    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.
  • AEAAZ
    • £19.89
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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.
  • AEBWF
    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.
  • AQNSO
    Abraham Levi Moheban
    • £119.89
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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.
  • BDBTD
    Wang Huanlan
    • £79.96
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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.
  • ALOCI
    Carolyn Englefield
    • £31.59
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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.
  • ARHCO
    Piet Boon Studio
    • £56.00
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    In this sumptuous publication, Boon shows us his new international projects - including astonishing apartments in the heart of New York. Piet Boon and his studio have the ability to perfectly balance functionality, aesthetics and individuality. Studio Piet Boon is an internationally acclaimed design studio recognised for industry-leading its collaborative and versatile design services as is shown in the acclaimed restaurant The Jane in Antwerp, Belgium, his resort in Aruba, chalets in Switzerland or a villa in Amsterdam. Piet Boon started his career as a carpenter. Now the international Studio Piet Boon team caters for architecture, interior, styling, and product design specialists operate in both private and corporate environments around the world - from the Dutch headquarters as well as from offices in New York, Milan and Hong Kong. Boon is one of the most celebrated designers in the Netherlands and internationally. Piet Boon has become a brand name that signifies luxury.
  • AZDUO
    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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    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.
  • 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.
  • AHUJI
    Wim Pauwels
    • £48.00
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    This new volume, 'Contemporary Living 2014-2015' features brand new colour photography and reports on interiors arranged by theme. Included are the most beautiful entrance halls, drawing rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and dressing rooms, spaces for relaxation and for work, and gardens. Also included is an up-to-date list of web-links for architects, interior specialists, craftspeople, manufacturers and distributors. Text in English, French & Dutch.
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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.
  • AVWPH
    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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    Veta Stefanidou Tsoukala
    • £46.40
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    The ancient Greek site of Delphi is today a major archeological site with spectacular architectural remains of great historical and cultural significance. With this as inspiration, well-known Greek architect and designer Veta Stefanidou Tsoukala has designed several luxury homes in the region that are renowned for their play of architectural scale and subtle medling of influences from ancient and rustic to sleep and modern. In this illustrated volume, Stefanidou Tsoukala shares the inspirations behind her richly textured creations.
  • ALNQN
    Nacho Alegre
    • £39.69
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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.
  • ALSUG
    Nicky Haslam
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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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    Lisa Newsom
    • £40.00
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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.
  • AXHVP
    Michael Reynolds
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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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    Clinton Smith
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    Bring the outdoors in! Beautiful floral arrangements have long been a hallmark of Veranda, and this lavish and luxurious collection offers a stunning presentation of the most exquisite flowers ever featured in the magazine. These unique designs - created by some of the world's leading floral artists as well as by homeowners with a flair for creativity - embody the Veranda reader's passion for gracious living. From charming bedside bouquets to showstopping centerpieces, from a simple arrangement of yellow roses in a glass vase to a free-form mix of succulents sprinkled atop a dining room table, these designs will appeal to anyone with an appreciation of colour, artistry, and imagination.
  • AVMRB
    Kelly Hoppen
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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.
  • BAIAL
    Mo Tingli
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    Unlike a starred hotel or a luxury restaurant, the so-called leisure catering store is small in scale but more "easygoing". It's a place you can hang out with your friends at any time. It is a bakery or dessert store, an ice cream or yogurt store, a candy or chocolate store, a hamburger or pizza store, or just a small bar at the corner of a street! A treasure-trove of ideas is offered.
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    Veerle Windels
    • £38.00
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    Despite its limited number of inhabitants and rather small surface, the Belgian province of Limburg has a great number of designers with an international reputation. Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter Rams this book discovers the roots of Limburg's top design of the last 25 years. With famous names such as Martin Margiela, Raf Simons, Bram Boo, Dieter Bikkembergs and Pieter Stockmans but also unknown or almost invisible design. With contributions by Jesse Brouns, Veerle Windels, Hettie Judah, Virginia Tassinari, Nik Baerten. Cultural platform Design supports and promotes designers and design made in Limburg. In collaboration with different partners they provide inspiring thinking patterns about design and create a dynamic climate for design in Flanders.
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    Mariska Hargitay
    • £35.69
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    A dean of American decorating offers his most important projects to date, revealing the foundations of his distinctive style. In his latest book, Jeffrey Bilhuber distills thirty years of expertise and creative inspiration designing beautiful and brilliantly modern rooms. Presenting a diverse range of Bilhuber's most recent and important work from around the country, this lavish volume is centered around forty signature statements-pithy and insightful bedrock principles and axioms that have fueled the designer's process, allowing the reader to glean the essence of his masterful approach to decorating. Bilhuber, in bright and rich prose, offers ideas and inspirations such as: What surrounds us must bring us pleasure; Rooms should reveal themselves gradually like a glorious book, and Rooms can be successful but still remain flat-that's when you add horsepower. Featuring projects from city townhouses to rambling country houses in New York City, Palm Beach, Aspen, San Francisco and Seattle, the decorator's optimistic and classically informed point of view encourages readers to embrace their own unique vision to create interiors that are as confident as they are contemporary. illustrious 30 year career, and eager to share the magic behind his method
  • AIHOR
    Ivan Terestchenko
    • £35.79
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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.