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Interior Design & Decorating Books

  • 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
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AJPTV
    Jaime Parlade
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    This is a generously illustrated, large-format book by the renowned Spanish interior designer Jaime Parlade, who began his career in Marbella with the decoration of the Hotel de Guadalmina in 1958. That project singled him out as one of the principal designers of interiors in the city, where he decorated the houses of numerous families and prominent figures in the social, aristocratic and intellectual circles of Marbella and its coastline. Jaime Parlade has also worked in Corfu, Marrakesh, Miami, Gstaad and Connecticut, among other places. His great talent lies in his ability to mix styles, but what is most striking is the quality of his work and its level of comfort, meaning that all his interiors are attractive and welcoming from the moment we step into them. Jaime Parlade's favourite creations are those for country houses as well as the remodelling projects he has undertaken of residences in Madrid, Ciudad Real and Toledo. Illustrated with images by well-known photographers, this book offers a tour of some of these houses.
  • ALSUG
    Nicky Haslam
    • £39.79
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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.
  • 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.
  • AIHOR
    Ivan Terestchenko
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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.
  • AWDAH
    Editors of Domino
    • £36.00
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    From the editors of domino magazine, two essential guides to interior design and decorating, now in one gorgeous gift package. Since launching in 2005, domino has attracted a fiercely loyal following, which looks to the brand as the definitive source for decorating and style. domino: The Book of Decorating, now with an updated resource section, takes readers room by room through a home, breaking down the elements of a successful design. domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home dives deep into the specifics of home decorating, showing how to use key elements like rugs, lighting, and fabric to build a design. These two complementary volumes, both in the friendly and authoritative voice of domino, are full of lavish, four-colour photography and art; sidebars; tips; tricks of the trade; and resources, making this boxed set the perfect gift for any home decorator.
  • AFJGD
    Fritz von der Schulenburg
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    One of the worlds leading interiors photographers, Fritz von der Schulenburg opens his archive to share his stunningly beautiful photographs of minimalist but grand interiors around the world. Whatever the location, period or architectural style, all the rooms share a captivating simple elegance that defines contemporary taste. Reflecting the way we read an interior, the 300 colour photographs are divided into six chapters: Rhythm, Colour, Light, Space, Texture and Composition. Each chapter has a brief introduction outlining the essential elements of interior design being featured, followed by numerous glorious photographic examples. Complete with a source directory of useful contact details, this is an inspiring volume that celebrates the very best of the timeless trend that is minimalism in the grand style. It is guaranteed to appeal to the huge readership interested in homes and interiors.
  • AGDHB
    Nicky Haslam
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    From its humble origins as a Tudor hunting lodge to its present-day status as a protected historic building, Nicky Haslam's delightful 'Folly de Grandeur' is a unique English country house that is one of the renowned decorator's favourite places. In this beautifully illustrated book, Part 1: A History of the House provides a timeline of the house together with an overview of the design aesthetics that characterize Haslam's look. Part 2: The Essence of Style covers wall finishes, soft furnishings, the transition from room to room, furniture form, style and arrangement, classical elements, and creating tableaux with objets and photographs. In Part 3: A House for All Seasons, you will find a year-round appreciation of this remarkable home, which was once owned by John Fowler, co-founder of Colefax & Fowler. By recounting events - from society gatherings to quiet country weekends - stories about the rooms, and details about the decoration and furnishings, Haslam reveals the personal touches that give the folly its unique sense of life, both indoors and out. Inviting us into his carefully preserved and lovingly decorated country home, he explains the intricacies and delights of carefully mismatched furniture collected over the years, a colour palette of subtle, warming tones that are quietly welcoming and effortlessly romantic, and a wonderful collection of art that is nothing short of inspirational. Finally, in Part 4: The Perfect Setting, Haslam shares unique garden design secrets and outdoor 'rooms' that complement his celebrated home.
  • AGHFE
    James Magni
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    One of Architectural Digest's Top 100 Designers and a man the New York Times has called a "prophetic designer," James Magni's pristine, minimal home design is sophisticated, streamlined and always luxurious. His style calls to mind such descriptions as cool splendor and sumptuous restraint and it has been called modern minimalism. The book will feature images of the most spectacular homes by Magni, located in Southern California as well as Jackson Hole, Aspen, Mexico City and Moscow. Architecture writer Marc Kristal, who visited every home, has a pitch?perfect ear for just the right quote or anecdote to illustrate an important point (or a look). The lavish photography beautifully captures these dramatic homes.
  • ALYOK
    Piet Swimberghe
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    In Think Vintage Piet Swimberghe and Jan Verlinde guide you through some of the most beautiful vintage interiors. 'Vintage' is perceived in a different way by different people, creating unique and diverse ideas and concepts. With photos of previously unpublished interiors, art collectors, designers, architects and antique dealers open their homes to present interiors that combine the old and the new. Rediscover the designs from the past and get inspired by the stories of how these interiors have been composed.
  • ALHAR
    Roman Alonso
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    One of America's leading interior design firms, Commune was established in Los Angeles in 2004 by four like-minded souls with a common mission: to enhance life through design; to blur the lines between disciplines, eras and styles; to create collected environments, not decorated ones; to support artisans and the handcrafted; to preserve good architecture and original details; to salvage, reclaim, reuse; to make good use of the golden Southern California sunlight in their work and to design everything from hotels to houses, apartments and even trailers, yet make them all feel like home.

    The book is a monograph of Commune's best work to date, including its designs for private residences, hotels, commercial spaces and restaurants, as well as the works by artists specially commissioned by Commune in the areas of textiles, ceramics, furniture and wood.

  • AYHRR
    P. Gaye Tapp
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    Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted, Decorating is autobiography. Reflecting that truism, the interiors in this book capture the individual approaches of these icons of style: Bunny Mellon s spare all-American elegance; Helene Rochas s refined sophistication; Vanessa Bell s colourful bohemianism; Mona von Bismarck s breezy opulence; and Georgia O Keeffe s earthy chic. Author P. Gaye Tapp analyses each of her subjects refined way of living, how she embellished her residences (or left them elegantly stark), and the long-lasting effects on today s generation of designers and connoisseurs of beauty. The book is presented in four sections that describe the aesthetic approaches that the ladies took in decorating their abodes: The Fashionably Chic, The Unconventional Eye, In the Grand Manner, and Legacy Style. Each interior illustrates the crucial aspect of the lady s definitive taste. Some worked closely with decorating legends such as John Fowler, Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin, Syrie Maugham, and Jean-Michel Frank. Others took to the task of decorating single-handedly like Pauline Trigere, Sybil Connolly, Vita Sackville-West, and Fleur Cowles. The interiors of these trendsetting ladies defied their time and inspire and delight to this day. In How They Decorated, one can learn from the most notable style muses of the last century.
  • AYHRU
    David Mann
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    MR Architecture + Decor's work--which, true to its name, straddles the line between architecture and interior design--is driven by the belief that close collaborations with clients lead to personalised and intimate homes. The first collection of the firm's 20 years of work includes a brief history of the firm, founded by David Mann. Featuring 15 never-before-seen projects, the text not only describes each project but also includes two distinct points of view: that of MR Architecture + Decor and that of the client or collaborator. More than 200 appealing photographs of some of the firm's gorgeous residential work are included, taken by such leading architecture and interior design photographers as Francois Dischinger, Eric Piasecki, Simon Upton, and Josh McHugh. MR Architecture + Decor celebrates an architecture and design firm whose variety and depth of work, from Takashimaya, the legendary department store on Fifth Avenue, to log cabins in Montana, demonstrates the power of creativity and collaboration.
  • ALXQF
    Thijs Demeulemeester
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    Quality, originality and daring - these three words sum up what 'Belgian' stands for overseas when we're talking about interior design. There are no stark or beige homes here, no minimalism. Here is an array of colours, rich fabrics, unusual yet always successful combinations of styles and periods; there is even a good dose of kitsch to be found - such as stuffed animals. Interiors included come from the likes of Geoffroy Van Hulle, Lionel Jadot, Gerald Watelet and Jean-Philippe Demeyer. The texts are concise, personal and informative, based on interviews with the people living in these homes.
  • AFDVX
    Dominic Bradbury
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    This substantial book features one hundred of the most spectacular interiors across the world, spanning the entire 20th century to the present day. It includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti and Coco Chanel to Alvar Aalto, Marc Newson and Matthew Williamson. Twenty short profiles are presented in the introduction, with a single iconic photograph and a concise, informative text; eighty are profiled at length, in chronological order, with superb colour photography and texts recounting the stories of these remarkable designs. Representing every style from minimalism, "Art Nouveau" and Neo-traditional to Gesamtkunstwerk creations that defy definition, these iconic interiors are elegant compositions that endure as lasting creations.
  • AWLDJ
    Frank Visser
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    Photographer Mirjam Bleeker and stylist and designer Frank Visser have known each other for more than 18 years. During this time they have travelled around the world, often without a fixed plan, seeking adventure and beautiful houses. On their travels, they visited the homes and holiday retreats of some fascinating people, built in the most beautiful and unspoiled places. Immortalised in gorgeous full-colour photographs, this book is a homage to the remote way of life.
  • APDAN
    Stacey Goergen
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    Artists Living with Art is full of fascinating and often surprising revelations about the artworks a select group of the world's most influential contemporary artists choose to collect and display in the intimacy of their own homes. (Just as Andy Warhol famously collected cookie jars, so do these 25 artists, all living in New York, collect art and in some cases, mundane objects they cherish as art.) The works they display reflect remarkably diverse, eclectic and often unexpected tastes. Many of these homes, some of which also function as studios, have never been seen and offer unique insight into each artists' personal life, creative process, and artistic practices, as well as what inspires them and who their friends are (many swap art with one another).Readers will learn about the pieces most treasured by each artist, as well as their favourite period in art (a surprising number have a preference for pre-twentieth-century art). Authors Stacey Goergen and Amanda Benchley gained unprecedented access into each home for the photography and interviews, and highly acclaimed photographer Oberto Gili was commissioned to shoot the these homes especially for the book. Intimacies from such artists as Cindy Sherman, Brice Marden, Eric Fishl, Michelle Oka Doner and Will Cotton are shared through the engaging, accessible text and gorgeous photography Featured Artists:
    Cindy Sherman

    Brice Marden

    Will Cotton

    Jeff Koons

    John Currin & Rachel Feinstein

    Eric Fischl & April Gornick

    Chuck Close

    Joel Shapiro & Ellen Phalen

    Leo Villareal

    Marilyn Minter

    Michelle Oka Donar

    Mickalene Thomas

    Andres Serrano

    Pat Steir

    Rashid Johnson

    Tauba Auerbach

    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

    Ursula von Rydingsvard

    Mary Heilmann

    Ugo Rondinone

    Julian Lethbridge

    Joan Jonas

    EV Day
  • ADSZY
    Stephanie Paas
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    How to live well? This is a diverse and inspiring selection of interiors from around the world. This special edition rounds up the creme de la creme of today's most exceptional and inspiring interiors around the world. Making stops in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, this painstakingly picked and sumptuously photographed selection of 100 homes represents TASCHEN's favorite ways people are decorating their dwellings these days.
  • AUWXT
    Bunny Williams
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    Tastemaker, author, and renowned designer, Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. This book is something of a sequel to her acclaimed and much-beloved interior design book, An Affair with a House, this time taking Williams's Punta Cana retreat, La Colina, as its subject. Designed and custom-built by Williams and noted antiques collector and dealer John Rosselli, La Colina is a colonial villa tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the Carribean sea. The book explores and celebrates every facet of the property; from outdoor rooms, garden plantings and design, to the glorious, island-living luxury of the villa's interiors, furnishings and collections. Content is divided into three sections; Welcome, Social Spaces and Private Places, all offering Williams's invaluable insights and wonderful approach to decor and design. Woven into each section are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Shafer details the villa's architecture; Page Dickey offers a personal and intimate look at the gardens; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food and friends. This an interior design book like no other, delightful and personal, filled with stories, anecdotes, and beautiful, never-before-published photos, and brimming with essential design and entertaining advice that readers will return to again and again.
  • AQKTG
    Piet Swimberghe
    • £27.96
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    The current dominant interior style is surprisingly eclectic. In this book, art collectors, architects, designers and antiquarians mastering this trend, allow us to enter their private spaces. They mix different styles to form a new unity, combining old and new, sleek and baroque. No sterile showrooms are shown here, but real houses, decorated by these creative minds. The eclectic style does not have any rules and underlines the strong individual character of the decorator.
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    Piet Swimberghe
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    With personal, concise and informative texts, based on interviews with the residents who designed these homes, this is an exceptionally rich inspirational source, with material that has never been published before; a must-have on your coffee table. Warm interiors with modern country tints summon the homely atmosphere of the old days. Art collectors, architects, designers and antique dealers who are truly on top of this new trend, provide a brazen peek into their interiors. No sterile showrooms, but real homes that have been fascinatingly designed by these creative souls.