How They Decorated

How They Decorated
Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780847847419
Language: en
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How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century, whose stylish residents influence our tastes today. 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; Hélène Rochas’s refined sophistication; Vanessa Bell’s colorful bohemianism; Mona von Bismarck’s breezy opulence; and Georgia O’Keeffe’s earthy chic. Author P. Gaye Tapp analyzes 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 Trigère, 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.

The Decoration of Houses

The Decoration of Houses
Author: Edith Wharton,Ogden Codman
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 352
ISBN: HARVARD:32044033074485
Language: en
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Style Comfort Home

Style Comfort Home
Author: Andrew Howard
Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781647002176
Language: en
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A family-friendly interior design book from design expert, dad, and funnyman Andrew Howard, perfect for everyone craving lively, easy-to-adopt design ideas that bring a breath of fresh air to home decor Andrew Howard knows that design books can be intimidating for the average homeowner, and he wants to change that. “Rooms that are designed with a capital D can seem out of reach,” says Andrew. “I think there has to be another way, a middle ground between DIY and high design. I want people to know there are things they can do right now to improve how they live, from placing the furniture in a way that is conducive to good conversation, to choosing the best paint colors, to finding art and accessories that make a house feel more like a home. These are all things that don’t have to cost a lot of money but can drastically change a space. There are so many easy, achievable, economical ways to make your home look great, and in this book I’m excited to share all I know about that with my readers.”

The Decoration of Houses

The Decoration of Houses
Author: Edith Wharton
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781446545812
Language: en
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This classic works on The Decoration of Houses was originally published in 1897, With chapters including; The Historical Tradition - Rooms in general - Entrance and Vestibule and The school room & nurseries much of the information is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Sage Living

Sage Living
Author: Anne Sage
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781452146164
Language: en
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Perfectly named style maven and City Sage blogger Anne Sage knows a wise truth: decorating our living spaces for our goals is the first step in making them happen. In Sage Living, she opens the door to covetable dwellings designed to boost the dreams of their occupants, from the sunny, open-air kitchen of a holistic nutritionist to the eclectic living room of a world traveler ready to put down roots. Thsi ebooks is filled with stunning interiors, engagingly written home stories, and hundreds of design tips for every room, Sage Living goes beneath the stylized surface to help readers decorate for the lives they truly want.

Decorate

Decorate
Author: Holly Becker,Joanna Copestick
Release: 2011-04-20
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780811877893
Language: en
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Collects tips from such professional interior designers as Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, and Jonathan Adler for every room and every budget, along with photographs, line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans.

The New Design Rules

The New Design Rules
Author: Emily Henderson,Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson
Release: 2022-05-10
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781984826497
Language: en
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Styled, here is Emily Henderson's masterclass on interior design. “An approachable guide for anyone who is looking for tools and resources to create a home that speaks to who they are and what they love.”—Joanna Gaines Whether you’re embarking on a weekend refresh or complete renovation, interior designer Emily Henderson wants you to take risks with your home design without experiencing regret. In this visually driven decorating bible punctuated with photographs from real homes and colorful illustrations, she takes you through her entire process, including every single decision she makes when it comes to picking paint, arranging furniture, hanging window treatments, and deciding on lighting fixtures. You'll also learn when to hire a contractor versus an architect versus a handyperson, all the materials to consider (and why you might want to skip those marble countertops), proper measurements of the elements in each room, and so much more. By the end of the book, you'll feel more confident when it comes to visualizing the home of your dreams, and you'll finally know how to make it happen.

The Domain Book of Intuitive Home Design

The Domain Book of Intuitive Home Design
Author: Judy George,Todd Lyon
Release: 1998
Editor: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0517707632
Language: en
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An innovative new approach to home design explains how to incorporate the four personality archetypes--Visionary, Artisan, Adventurer, or Idealist--into an individualized decorating style. 20,000 first printing.

The Decorated Home

The Decorated Home
Author: Meg Braff
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847858729
Language: en
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In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home. Everyone wants a house that is filled with grace and charm. Classic yet cheerful, Meg Braff’s style has a formality that is never studied, an elegance that is approachable and pretty. In seven chapters that cover the basics of her look, Braff shares advice on creating rooms that are both livable and attractive. In the first two chapters, she explores the key elements of her look—color and pattern—and how to employ them for maximum impact in your home. She discusses the essential elements of stylish bedrooms (hint: bring back the dressing table), explores the fundamentals of inviting baths and breakfast rooms, and gives tips on making chic outdoor spaces. Finally, Braff explains the importance of finishing touches, the little extras that elevate a room’s decor from good to great. All of her advice comes together in an overall theme of gracious living that will be warmly welcomed by readers looking to impart polish, color, and grace to their home. Lushly illustrated with vivid images of Braff ’s lively work, The Decorated Home is an inspiring, idea-filled resource that readers will turn to again and again. “Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor elegance.” —Traditional Home

The Perfectly Imperfect Home

The Perfectly Imperfect Home
Author: Deborah Needleman
Release: 2011
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9780307720139
Language: en
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The editor-in-chief of the late cult magazine domino presents a follow-up to the best-selling domino: the book of decorating that describes 80 items that are what the author identifies as all one needs to live comfortably, practically and stylishly, from essential furnishings to aesthetic accents.

Decorated to Death

Decorated to Death
Author: Peg Marberg
Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0425219828
Language: en
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When Jean Hastings, the owner of Designer Jeans, is hired to redecorate the country cottage of Dona Deville, she jumps at the chance, until she stumbles upon the body of her new client, forcing her to unravel a mystery and catch a killer. Original.

The Decorated Tenement

The Decorated Tenement
Author: Zachary J. Violette
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781452960463
Language: en
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A reexamination of working-class architecture in late nineteenth-century urban America As the multifamily building type that often symbolized urban squalor, tenements are familiar but poorly understood, frequently recognized only in terms of the housing reform movement embraced by the American-born elite in the late nineteenth century. This book reexamines urban America’s tenement buildings of this period, centering on the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and Boston. Zachary J. Violette focuses on what he calls the “decorated tenement,” a wave of new buildings constructed by immigrant builders and architects who remade the slum landscapes of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the North and West Ends of Boston in the late nineteenth century. These buildings’ highly ornamental facades became the target of predominantly upper-class and Anglo-Saxon housing reformers, who viewed the facades as garish wrappings that often hid what they assumed were exploitative and brutal living conditions. Drawing on research and fieldwork of more than three thousand extant tenement buildings, Violette uses ornament as an entry point to reconsider the role of tenement architects and builders (many of whom had deep roots in immigrant communities) in improving housing for the working poor. Utilizing specially commissioned contem-porary photography, and many never-before-published historical images, The Decorated Tenement complicates monolithic notions of architectural taste and housing standards while broadening our understanding of the diversity of cultural and economic positions of those responsible for shaping American architecture and urban landscapes.

How to Decorate

How to Decorate
Author: Shannon Fricke
Release: 2013
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780385345071
Language: en
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Filled with tips on organization, mixing patterns, and working around a home's current architecture, provides steps for creating and implementing a simple design concept that will infuse a home with personal style and comfort.

Mario Buatta

Mario Buatta
Author: Mario Buatta,Emily Evans Eerdmans
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780847840724
Language: en
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The eagerly anticipated first monograph to celebrate the fifty-years-and-counting career of decorating legend Mario Buatta. Influenced by the understated elegance of Colefax and Fowler and the doyenne of exuberant American decor, Sister Parish, Buatta reinvented the English Country House style stateside for clients such as Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, and Mariah Carey, and for Blair House, the President’s guest quarters. The designer is acclaimed for his sumptuous rooms that layer fine antiques, confectionary curtains, and sublime colorations, creating an atmosphere of lived-in opulence. This lavishly illustrated survey—filled with images taken for the foremost shelter magazines as well as many unpublished photographs from the designer’s own archive—closely follows Buatta’s highly documented career from his professional start in the 1950s working for department store B. Altman & Co. and Elisabeth Draper, Inc. to his most recent projects, which include some of the country’s finest residences. Buatta shares exclusive insights into his process, his own rules for decorating, and personal stories of his adventures along the way.

More Beautiful

More Beautiful
Author: Mark D. Sikes
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780847862269
Language: en
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The author of Beautiful is back with a new book of his interiors, filled with blue-and-white vignettes, wicker, saturated color, and pretty patterns. Interior designer Mark D. Sikes burst onto the publishing scene with his New York Times best-selling first book, Beautiful. His new book, aptly titled More Beautiful, picks up where the first left off, in a celebration of classic, all-American decorating. The rooms featured in More Beautiful are divided into five distinct styles, all of which exude the happiness that comes with surrounding oneself with things you love. "Traditional" is chockablock with vibrant color, antique furniture, and heady doses of trim and pattern. "Country" is a new take on the style, where distressed finishes and modern silhouettes mingle for a warm welcome. "Coastal" is streamlined, with natural woven fibers, sun-faded linen and neutrals, and blues and whites galore. "Mediterranean" evokes faraway lands, with a saturated palette, ornate tiles and ikats, and iron details. Finally, there's "Beautiful": a peek inside Mark's own Hollywood Hills home, which nods to all of his favorite design signatures--including Italian wicker, blue and white, Anglo-Indian antiques, and more. With all-new photography by Amy Neunsinger, the book will inspire with rooms that are light-filled and crisply patterned, chic yet comfortable, and just the way people want to live today.

Toward a Global Middle Ages

Toward a Global Middle Ages
Author: Bryan C. Keene
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Getty Publications
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781606065983
Language: en
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This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages. Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated or decorated books—like today’s museums—preserve a rich array of information about how premodern peoples conceived of and perceived the world, its many cultures, and everyone’s place in it. Often a Eurocentric field of study, manuscripts are prisms through which we can glimpse the interconnected global history of humanity. Toward a Global Middle Ages is the first publication to examine decorated books produced across the globe during the period traditionally known as medieval. Through essays and case studies, the volume’s multidisciplinary contributors expand the historiography, chronology, and geography of manuscript studies to embrace a diversity of objects, individuals, narratives, and materials from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas—an approach that both engages with and contributes to the emerging field of scholarly inquiry known as the Global Middle Ages. Featuring 160 color illustrations, this wide-ranging and provocative collection is intended for all who are interested in engaging in a dialogue about how books and other textual objects contributed to world-making strategies from about 400 to 1600.

Decorate Fearlessly

Decorate Fearlessly
Author: Susanna Salk
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780789334145
Language: en
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Featuring inspiring interiors from today’s top designers, Decorate Fearlessly shows us how to be bold and personal with our design choices, creating spaces that we love to live in. Decorate Fearlessly is both a photographic trove of fabulously designed homes—by such renowned designers as Mary McDonald, Ashley Hicks, Alex Papachristidis, and Jonathan Adler, among many others—and an inspirational how-to-decorate volume with spirit and verve. Susanna Salk captures a wide range of sophisticated interiors, spanning the spectrum from modern to traditional and from bohemian to more formal, while highlighting rule-breaking design ideas that celebrate whimsy and personal style rather than predictable, safe looks. Including more than 150 gorgeous photographs and organized according to every room of the house, the book addresses key design principles such as color and pattern (encouraging self-expression and risk taking) and mixing and accessorizing (fearlessly using decorative elements to express various parts of your own personality and background) while illustrating the limitless possibilities that personal expression can take. With Salk’s encouraging design tips and quotes from the designers themselves explaining their philosophies, this beautiful volume is inspiring and offers stunning interiors and a liberating message to follow your heart to create interiors that are deeply personal.

Popular Home Decoration

Popular Home Decoration
Author: Mary Davis Gillies
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Sabine Press
Pages: 334
ISBN: 1447458583
Language: en
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Mad about the House

Mad about the House
Author: Kate Watson-Smyth
Release: 2018-03-30
Editor: Pavilion
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781911624240
Language: en
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The book of the UK's No.1 interiors blog, madaboutthehouse.com. Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be it a house, apartment or single room. Packed full of ideas and inspiration for every budget, work through your home room by room with Kate’s expert and practical tips that ensure every corner reaches its maximum potential. As well as her top 10 design hacks, Kate reveals the rules of rug layout, explains how to buy a sofa, and shows you how to get the lighting right in every room. Learn how to decorate your home with style and confidence, select colours that work, make the most of small spaces and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertaining and work.

How to Decorate a Cypress Tree

How to Decorate a Cypress Tree
Author: Angelle Terrell
Release: 2021-10-11
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781455626236
Language: en
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MaLou and Rodney love the decorated tree in town and can't wait to do a fancy tree in their own home. But the year has been hard and money is tight and Mama and Daddy just don't think they'll be enough for a tree this year. No Christmas tree?! The only thing worse than that is seeing how sad their parents are. The children come up with a creative solution that embraces the Louisiana bayou's bounty. With ingenuity and open hearts they fill the tree, and their family, with love for the perfect holiday blessing!