Christmas at Designers Homes Across America

Christmas at Designers  Homes Across America
Author: Patricia Hart McMillan,Katharine Kaye McMillan
Release: 2016
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 076435163X
Language: en
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Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes--scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees--both fresh and artificial--and caring for ornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes and centerpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base for glass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decorated with miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions.

Christmas by Design

Christmas by Design
Author: Patricia Hart McMillan,Katharine Kaye McMillan
Release: 2018
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0764356542
Language: en
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"What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house's best features and create a look that's pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it's a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic locations and decorating philosophies, the designers share their tips, tricks, and traditions for celebrating the season in style, and in every room of the house."--Publisher's website.

Christmas at Historic Houses

Christmas at Historic Houses
Author: Patricia Hart McMillan,Katharine Kaye McMillan
Release: 2014-09-04
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0764346903
Language: en
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Showcases thirty houses across America specially decorated for Christmas, revealing local customs and history as well as details about each property and house's design.

Life at Home in the Twenty First Century

Life at Home in the Twenty First Century
Author: Jeanne E. Arnold,Anthony P. Graesch,Elinor Ochs,Enzo Ragazzini
Release: 2012-12-31
Editor: ISD LLC
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781938770906
Language: en
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Winner of the 2014 John Collier Jr. Award Winner of the Jo Anne Stolaroff Cotsen Prize Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century cross-cuts the ranks of important books on social history, consumerism, contemporary culture, the meaning of material culture, domestic architecture, and household ethnoarchaeology. It is a distant cousin of Material World and Hungry Planet in content and style, but represents a blend of rigorous science and photography that these books can claim. Using archaeological approaches to human material culture, this volume offers unprecedented access to the middle-class American home through the kaleidoscopic lens of no-limits photography and many kinds of never-before acquired data about how people actually live their lives at home. Based on a rigorous, nine-year project at UCLA, this book has appeal not only to scientists but also to all people who share intense curiosity about what goes on at home in their neighborhoods. Many who read the book will see their own lives mirrored in these pages and can reflect on how other people cope with their mountains of possessions and other daily challenges. Readers abroad will be equally fascinated by the contrasts between their own kinds of materialism and the typical American experience. The book will interest a range of designers, builders, and architects as well as scholars and students who research various facets of U.S. and global consumerism, cultural history, and economic history.

The Perfect 100 000 House

The Perfect  100 000 House
Author: Karrie Jacobs
Release: 2007-05-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781440684524
Language: en
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A home of one’s own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream, fulfilling like nothing else the desire for comfort, financial security, independence, and with a little luck, even a touch of distinctive character, or even beauty. But what we have come to regard as almost a national birthright has recently begun to elude more and more prospective homebuyers. Where housing is concerned, affordable and well-crafted rarely exist together. Or do they? For years, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine and noted architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs had been confronting this question both professionally and personally. Finally, she decided to see for herself whether it was possible to build the home of her own dreams for a reasonable sum. The Perfect $100,000 House is the story of that quest, a search that takes her from a two-week crash course in housebuilding in Vermont to a road trip of some 14,000 miles. In the course of her journey Jacobs encounters a group of intrepid and visionary architects and builders working to revolutionize the way Americans thinks about homes, about construction techniques, and about the very idea of community. By her trip’s end Jacobs, has not only had a practical and sobering education in the economics, aesthetics, and politics of homebuilding, but has been spurred to challenge her own deeply held beliefs about what constitutes an ideal home. The Perfect $100,000 House is a compelling and inspiring demonstration that we can live in homes that are sensible, modest, and beautiful.

Scalamandre

Scalamandre
Author: Steven Stolman
Release: 2013-10-16
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781423634959
Language: en
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A formidable textiles house and decorative tastemaker for more than 80 years in the world of high-end interior design. Scalamandré is revered for its comprehensive offerings of fabrics, wallcoverings and trims available to-the-trade through design centers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Scalamandré touch has also been applied to compelling collections of china, crystal, flatware and gifts along with ultra-luxury bedding and related decorative accessories showcased in fine stores worldwide. Scalamandré: Haute Décor celebrates the world of Scalamandré as seen through the eyes of the international design elite while paying homage to the people, places and events that contributed to the nearly cinematic Scalamandré story. All those who appreciate and cultivate beauty in their lives will enjoy this insider’s look at this interior design treasure. Steven Stolman, designer, writer and all-around style provocateur, was born in Boston, raised in West Hartford and attended Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern Universities before graduating from New York’s Parsons School of Design. Known for his lighthearted use of decorative fabrics in apparel design, he now serves as president of Scalamandré, bringing the legendary American textiles house into its future. He divides his time between homes in Florida, New York, and Wisconsin.

Glamorous Living

Glamorous Living
Author: Jan Showers
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781647001773
Language: en
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A room-by-room journey through some of the most luxurious and glamorous homes in America Dallas-based interior designer Jan Showers returns to the concept ï¬?rst introduced in her bestselling book, Glamorous Rooms. Jan takes the reader through luxurious private residences across the United States room by room. This book invites readers into 20 never-before-photographed homes, in some of America’s most idyllic locales, including a glamorous New York apartment, a London townhouse in Belgravia, an architecturally signiï¬?cant house in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, a historic residence in Austin, a country estate, a stunning home on Buffalo Bayou in Houston, a duplex apartment at The Mansion Residence in Dallas, and many more.

Brian Gluckstein

Brian Gluckstein
Author: Brian Gluckstein
Release: 2018-09-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1773270303
Language: en
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Globe and Mail National BestsellerEveryone should have a beautiful home. Quite simply, life is better when you live in a space you love, and giving people that joy is always gratifying. Internationally renowned interior designer Brian Gluckstein believes that elegant personal style can be achieved in any home. Brian Gluckstein: The Art of Home features a distinguished collection of homes that are at once luxurious, chic and livable. From a stylish New York apartment and a tailored beach house to a timeless Aspen chalet and a refined country estate, these stunningly designed homes reveal that a well-considered space is essential to both traditional and contemporary aesthetics. The beautifully photographed interiors are complemented with riveting anecdotes, inspiring quotes and style statements to reflect the importance of comfort and personal expression through form, function and decor.A carefully curated room can also feature a combination of statement pieces to create a successful living space. Ideal for anyone who loves design, Brian Gluckstein: Art of Home proves that luxury is about enjoying everyday things in a beautiful way.

Living with Coco Chanel

Living with Coco Chanel
Author: Caroline Young
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: White Lion Publishing
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9780711240346
Language: en
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Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. This beautifully illustrated biography tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riveria, Chanel’s style was inspired and influenced by her environment. Emerging at a time that allowed women to be more independent, she designed clothes that let them be free. As she found fame, love and success, she used the memories of her past, and the way that she lived, to forge her own independence. Featuring designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography, Living with Coco Chanel provides a fascinating insight into Chanel’s life, work and legacy.

How We Live

How We Live
Author: Marcia Prentice
Release: 2015-09
Editor: TeNeues
Pages: 224
ISBN: 3832732187
Language: en
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How We Live is an intimate photographic journal of designers' and artists' homes and work spaces from around the world, including Mumbai, Beirut, Marrakech, Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Amsterdam, amongst others. American photographer Marcia Prentice traveled to each of the international cities to experience and present 'the soul' of a diverse selection of domestic spaces, revealing the unique spirit of each creative environment. The book includes homes shown in the context of both the pristine, more-established design cities as well as urban locales where economic disadvantage and strife impacts daily life. Each of the 18 featured homeowners provide a glimpse into their private, interior world to show us how the design and atmosphere created in one's own home can be the ultimate artistic canvas.

American Furniture Designers

American Furniture Designers
Author: Oscar P. Fitzgerald
Release: 2022-04
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781538135631
Language: en
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The book will serve as the essential reference for collectors of modern furniture, curators of museum collections and house museums with 20th century furniture, and for the hundreds of dealers, gallery owners, auctioneers, and appraisers who specialize in 20th and 21st century design.

A Fairy Tale Christmas

A Fairy Tale Christmas
Author: Karen Anderson
Release: 2006-09-01
Editor: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1584795301
Language: en
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An inspirational how-to guide to innovative holiday decorating and entertaining journeys to the Hudson Valley village of Tarrytown, New York, to visit Lyndhurst, one of America's finest Gothic Revival mansions, to view the unique decorations, created by designer Bob Pesce, who adorns each of the main rooms in the style of a different children's story.

A House in Maine

A House in Maine
Author: Maura McEvoy,Basha Burwell,Kathleen Hackett
Release: 2021-06-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0865653941
Language: en
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Explore the soul of Maine in some three dozen of its most original, authentic, and evocative houses For several years, acclaimed photographer Maura McEvoy and art director Basha Burwell traveled the length and breadth of Maine in search of houses that capture the state's singular character. These are not designer houses; they are homes created by the people who live in them, from artists to writers to fishermen, distinctive for their ingenuity, originality, and fierce individuality. Many are unchanged, inhabited by generations of the same family; some are ingenious conversions. As Kathleen Hackett observes in her eloquant text, these are homes that have a kind of visual wealth that money can't buy, homes that define the very spirit of Maine.

Designer s Guide to Furniture Styles

Designer s Guide to Furniture Styles
Author: Treena Crochet
Release: 2012
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0132050412
Language: en
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This image-rich text introduces significant movements in the evolution of the decorative arts, including furniture, design motifs, and accessories related to interior design and architectural settings from the Neolithic Age to the 21st century. DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO FURNITURE STYLES, 3/e augments the study of art and architectural history by discussing the function and aesthetic purpose of furniture, pottery, glassware, lighting, textiles, mirrors, metalworking, clocks, and wallcoverings; as well as their integration into interior design. The author presents crucial contextual information on political and social events and the technological advances that influenced each period's design trends, and compares objects from different periods, demonstrating how ideas and concepts progress through their stylistic development. Descriptions of period room settings show how the decorative arts complement architecture and interior design. Valuable websites and bibliographic information are provided for further exploration, and a glossary highlights key vocabulary.

Making America Modern

Making America Modern
Author: Marilyn F. Friedman
Release: 2018-04-23
Editor: Bauer and Dean Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0983863237
Language: en
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A valuable resource for design professionals and historians, this book chronicles the evolution of modern interior design in the United States throughout the 1930s. With more than 200 images and detailed descriptions, design historian Marilyn F. Friedman presents more than eighty interiors by forty-five designers, including Donald Deskey, Paul T. Frankl, Percival Goodman, Frederick Kiesler, William Lescaze, William Muschenheim Tommi Parzinger, Gilbert Rohde, Eugene Schoen, Kem Weber, set designers Cedric Gibbons and Joseph Urban, and industrial designers Raymond Loewy, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Russel Wright. The book also highlights the work of women modernists who are practically unknown today, including Virginia Conner, Freda Diamond, Eleanor Le Maire, and Madame Majeska. Interiors cover the economic spectrum, from those created for wealthy patrons who embraced the modernist aesthetic, including Walter Annenberg, George Vanderbilt III, William Paley, and Abby Rockefeller Milton, to those designed with affordability in mind, including private commissions, as well as furniture and model rooms for manufacturers, design associations, and museum exhibitions. The book also profiles in detail entire model homes that highlighted new concepts in design and construction, such as Norman Bel Geddes¿ House of Tomorrow for Ladies¿ Home Journal, Macy¿s ¿Forward House,¿ Frederick Kiesler¿s ¿Space House¿ for the Modernage showroom, Eleanor Le Maire¿s ¿House of Planes¿ for Abraham & Straus, and the model houses at the 1933 and 1939 world¿s fairs held in Chicago and New York, respectively. The trajectory of American modern design during the 1930s was not linear. In rejecting the revivalism that had defined American design during the nineteenth century, the designers covered in this book forged something new-an American movement defined by simplicity, practicality, and comfort that embraced experimentation and variation in materials and style. An important survey of the early development of modern interiors in America, year by year.

Fashion and Its Social Agendas

Fashion and Its Social Agendas
Author: Diana Crane
Release: 2012-06-12
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780226924830
Language: en
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It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

Texas Modern

Texas Modern
Author: Hannah Jenkins
Release: 2018-10-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1864708107
Language: en
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- Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the state of Texas, by renowned America-based architects and designers - Augments Images Publishing's particularly large range of successful books on contemporary residential architecture and design - Features stunning full-color photography throughout, informative descriptions and detailed floor plans - Contextualizes with an introduction by an acclaimed expert on the profound influences of key architecture and design practitioners and the topic of building in variable environments throughout Texas Forget the Texas you thought you once knew, put aside those cattle ropin' preconceptions and make way for Texas Modern, a close look into the Lone Star State's innovative contemporary architecture and design scenes. Showcasing a stunning range of modern homes, this book will inspire best-design practice and spur on lifestyle dreams. Set out with beautiful full-color photography and laden with intricate plans and drawings, Texas Modern delves into the finer details of trending architectural styles. The exquisite kitchens, glorious living spaces, sumptuous bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, spectacular outdoor entertaining areas, and other delightful spaces, including a private yoga studio, will have you seriously reconsidering any notion of architectural convention across this larger-than-life and totally unique American state.

Hunt Country Style

Hunt Country Style
Author: Kathryn Masson,Paul Rocheleau
Release: 2007-11
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0847829499
Language: en
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A pictorial celebration of the equestrian style features signature homes from various regions of the country that have incorporated such elements as wood-paneled libraries, mudrooms, and stables. 10,000 first printing.

Christmas at America s Landmark Houses

Christmas at America s Landmark Houses
Author: Patricia Hart McMillan,David Strahan
Release: 2015-12-28
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0764349961
Language: en
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Here is Christmas decorating, history, architecture, and interior design wrapped in one sparkling package. Three-hundred and sixty-three gorgeous, inspiring images provide leisurely looks at historic house interiors magically decorated for Christmas. Begin with the Foreword by Christopher Radko, famed re-creator of vintage Christmas ornaments. Tour historic holiday homes from Filoli to Colonial Williamsburg, and look inside San Antonio's most beautiful house--the Spanish Governor's Palace. Marvel that a typical ranch-style house was home to two future US presidents, a first lady, and two governors. Visit the honeymoon home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Enjoy the modest dwelling of Canadian WW I flying ace Billy Bishop, and tour the "castle" of Model A creator Edsel Ford. Some houses' Christmas décorations are period correct; others are joyfully au courant.

Life Meets Art

Life Meets Art
Author: Sam Lubell
Release: 2020-10-21
Editor: Phaidon Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 183866131X
Language: en
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An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present Life Meets Art is an unparalleled behind-the-scenes tour of some of the most fascinating, inspirational and unique home interiors in the world. The living spaces of hundreds of the globe's most talented people in the spheres of art, design, fashion, literature, music, and film, here provide inspiration for anyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design and the myriad possibilities for home decor. It's a fascinating glimpse into the homes of some of the greatest creatives in history -- painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, fashion designers, composers, musicians, architects, and more.