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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.
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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.
  • BEAIJ
    • £112.00
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    Le Corbusier, one of the world's most important and influential architects and accomplished visual artists, has also created a vast oeuvre of interior and furniture designs. The chaise-longue LC4, the armchair LC2 or the sling chair LC1, created in cooperation with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, have become icons of 20th-century design. Le Corbusier's contribution to modern interior design, though, reaches far beyond these well-known classics. The vast part of his work as a young architect from 1912-16 was in interior and furniture design. From the early 1920s he developed a particular interest in fitting of residential buildings with indispensable pieces of furniture, eventually leading to the legendary metal-tube types. After the second World War, he turned back to less refined, almost primitive designs more suitable for most peoples elementary everyday requirements. The new book 'Le Corbusier. Furniture and Interiors 1905-1965' is both a comprehensive monograph of his work in interior design and a Catalogue Raisonne. The main essay is richly illustrated and arranged in four chronological parts: I) Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1905 - 17); II) Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret (1922 - 27); III) le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand (1927 - 37); IV) Le Corbusier (1938 - 65). All items in the Catalogue Raisonne section are documented with images and a wealth of detailed information highly valuable for art historians, dealers and collectors alike.
  • AVLIS
    Jacques Barsac
    • £80.00
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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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    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.
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    Geoffroy Van Hulle
    • £76.00
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    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.
  • BFAAY
    • £68.00
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    Since the very first edition, the Timeless Architecture and Interiors Yearbook has grown into a crucial reference book for every lover of sober, timeless architecture and interior design. Along with 'Contemporary Architecture and Interiors - Yearbook 2012', this volume showcases in a timeless, country style twenty new high-end projects of leading architects and interior designers. With beautiful photographs and technical plans.
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    Flamant
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    The warm encounter of the classical and the modern, authenticity and luxury, defines the Flamant signature. Classical forms, natural materials and craftsmanship are combined and form a modern design. This philosophy forms the base of their international recognition and popularity. This prestigious book shows the diversity of styles Flamant has to offer, from classic and rustic to vintage and contemporary city design.
  • 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.
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    Joyce Huisman
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    The designs of the successful Piet Boon are well-known worldwide. Throughout the world over 80,000 copies of his books Piet Boon and Piet Boon 2 have been sold. Piet Boon III, containing more pages than the first two books, shows recent design projects of Piet Boon, both in the Netherlands and abroad: Portugal, USA, South Africa, Bonaire, Denmark, South Korea and France. The text can be found in seven languages at the back: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. This spectacular collection of Piet Boon's latest projects together make up for an impressive, inspiring book. Piet Boon is one of the most celebrated designers in the Netherlands and abroad. He leads a design studio, together with his wife Karin, with an international team of architects and designers. He is especially famous for his furniture designs and for his all encompassing designs for homes and city districts. 'Piet Boon' has become a worldwide brand name signifying a luxurious lifestyle that serves clients in over 40 countries in the world. Joyce Huisman has published numerous titles, both culinary and interior design books.
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    Piet Boon Studio
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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.
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    Carleton Varney
    • £54.40
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    Has there ever been an American decorator as famous as Dorothy Draper? Like Martha Stewart, Draper was a preacher and teacher whose how-to books and Good Housekeeping columns provided middle-class housewives with affordable ideas for making their homes more functional and comfortable. Thanks to her originality as a stylist and her daring as a businesswoman, she became one of the most respected career women in the United States. 'In the Pink: Dorothy Draper, America's Most Fabulous Decorator', lavishly illustrates for the first time Draper's most important projects. From the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and Quitandinha in Brazil to her innovative fabrics for F. Schumacher & Co. and her automobile and airplane interiors of the 1950s, Draper continues to influence designers today.
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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.
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    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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    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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    Carleton Varney
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    *A must-have for fans of Carleton Varney and Dorothy Draper *Insider views of the world's most famous resorts: the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan *Perfect compendium to HSN's television show, Live Vividly *As practical as it is beautiful, this book contains decorating advice from one of Architectural Digest's "Deans of Design." Carleton Varney is "Mr. Color," known for his inventive use of unexpected color combinations and for creating bright, happy interiors. His projects have ranged from some of the world's most famous resorts, such as the Greenbrier in West Virginia, and the Grand Hotel in Michigan, to the White House, as well as residences from Europe to the South Pacific. As a young man, he trained under the tutelage of legendary designer Dorothy Draper. Now as the head of the venerable Dorothy Draper and Company, Inc., Varney continues the tradition of grand scale and bold contrasts in fabrics, wall coverings, and furniture designs, and yet he gives every room his signature style. For the first time, he offers an "on the set" tour of his popular HSN television show, Live Vividly. "Living with color changes your life," says Varney, and in Mr. Color, more than three hundred dazzling photographs by Michel Arnaud show you how.
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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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    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.
  • AZHED
    Mark D. Sikes
    • £23.96
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    Modern and unfussy, Mark D. Sikes's interiors are classic takes on California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers and crisp coloration, informed and influenced by the fashion world where he began his career. In eight chapters, he explores approachable, stylish looks, from Blue and White Forever, which features indigos, stripes, batiks, and wicker in casual rooms such as porches and pool houses; to Time- less Neutrals, presenting semiformal rooms filled with chinoiserie, gilt, glass, mirrors, banquettes, and French chairs; to Garden Greens, featuring happy, casual family rooms and kitchens inspired by the garden with treillage woodwork, rattan, and cotton. There are also Beautiful Brights, colorful rooms that are eclectic, layered, and fun, with chintz, florals, and Middle Eastern influences; and Sun Faded Hues, rustic coastal rooms with weathered fabrics and furniture. Each chapter presents light-filled images of the designer's looks and offers the reader inspiration and advice. As famed film director Nancy Meyers writes in the book's foreword, this is a book that shows design lovers how classic can look fresh, how style and comfort go hand-in-hand.
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    Sylvia Leydecker
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    Today, well-designed spaces are essential for every company. They have an inside and an outside effect and create interaction between employees and customers. The better they feel, the more emotional the connection to the company and the brand can be. As a result, the importance of corporate interiors as a marketing tool is rapidly increasing. This book on the basics of corporate design shows the most important premises for the conception of interiors and gives a general overview of the topic with more than 100 examples. It contains detailed presentations including plans and projects in the following fields: retail/shop/stores, hotels/ gastronomy/leisure/education, office and manufacturing. The book looks at both small and large companies.
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    Nacho Alegre
    • £39.49
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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.