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Rustic isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days when rustic style meant fusty dried flower arrangements, antlers over a stone fireplace and acres of tartan. At its heart, the modern rustic look celebrates the fabric of a home, from the roof beams to the brickwork. This style revels in earthy colours and rich textures; in natural materials such as wood and stone; and the ruggedly handsome bones of a building. In this book, stylist Emily Henson and writer Joanna Simmons first lead you through the Elements of the Modern Rustic look. Pure Rustic elegantly blends clean lines with muted shades of grey. Bohemian Rustic mixes texture and pattern with lush colour, while Pop Rustic teams raw wood with pops of neon and tongue-in-cheek artworks. Retro Rustic, meanwhile, brings a relaxed feel, showcasing beaten-up leather armchairs and brick floors. In Details, textiles, furniture, fabric and display are explored, while Living Spaces shows how Modern Rustic style translates beautifully to every room in the house.
How We Live Now is an inspiring guide to making the most of every square inch of your available space. When the housing market takes a dip, fewer of us move as we just can't afford it. That's the time to take a long hard look at your home and work out how to make the most of every room - even every corner. Perhaps you're trying to carve out more space to accommodate a growing family, or maybe you're wondering where you can squeeze in a home office, a utility room or a kids' playroom. Whatever your particular needs, in How We Live Now Rebecca Winward explores ways to make your home work harder for you. She explores open-plan living, opting for more flexible room configurations, and using pockets of 'dead space' - under the stairs, on the landing or in the garden - that have unrecognized potential. Multi-tasking furniture and smart storage both have their role to play, as does versatile lighting. Streamline everyday life with How We Live Now.
Bringing ancient wisdom into 21st-century lives, this is the ultimate easy-to-follow handbook on Feng Shui. Packed with practical advice, creative solutions and inventive suggestions for every sized budget. Discover how to declutter and cleanse your home through reordering and designing the space along the principles of chi (the subtle spiritual energy that flows through everything in the universe). The Energizing Art of Feng Shui is designed to help you work with what you already have. You don't need to take extreme measures like moving entrance ways or knocking down walls. Covering every room in your home or apartment, this book will teach you how to boost beneficial chi and control harmful chi through rearranging objects and clearing clutter. You can improve chi through small changes such as removing mirrors or TVs from the bedroom, or maybe you'll try a bigger project like rearranging your living room to avoid the poison arrows of sharp corners that can create tension in a room. This invaluable guide will help you bring real balance and happiness into your home.
Discover the best of the best in house design with this comprehensive guide in the highly successful 150 Best series, featuring hundreds of inspiring color and black-and-white photographs. 150 New Best of the Best House Ideas is a stunning visual feast that explores the latest in innovative home construction, decoration, and design. This outstanding volume showcases an extensive collection of single-family houses from all over the world, created by distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical and functional solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients. Each of the 150 houses profiled demonstrate the newest trends and various influences on home design, from cottage-type houses to minimalist geometric constructions. Using technological advances in construction and material use, these homes are energy-efficient, have a low environmental impact, and are stunningly attractive, appealing to all tastes and styles. This essential reference encompasses the diversity of current trends in house design and is an inspirational creative resource for builders, architects, designers, stylists, interior decorators, and students.
The first comprehensive collection of Nest, the magazine that revolutionized the way we look at interior space and decoration Published from 1997 to 2004 by artist Joe Holtzman, Nest magazine eschewed the conventionally beautiful luxury interiors of other magazines and instead featured non-traditional, exceptional, and unusual environments. The Best of Nest, created by master bookmaker and former fashion designer Todd Oldham, includes selections from all 26 issues in a series of portfolios featuring the work of iconic writers and photographers such as Michael Cunningham, Patti Smith, Nan Goldin, and Derry Moore. The book includes an introduction by Oldham, as well as an extensive essay by Holtzman, filled with new observations and a behind-the-scenes look at each issue's creation. Arranged chronologically, The Best of Nest presents each issue in a 16-page portfolio. An edit of the best stories, the best photographs, and the best design treatments have been selected and amplified in this lavish volume. Replicating many of the clever and singular design elements that endeared Nest to its passionate fans around the world, The Best of Nest including gatefolds, foldouts, diecuts, and covers with silver foil and glitter. The Best of Nest includes visual and written contributions to the magazine by Tina Barney, Michael Cunningham, Lydia Davis, Barbara Gallucci, Nan Goldin, Matt Groening, Rem Koolhaas, Catherine Opie, Stephen Sondheim, Amy Sedaris, Matthew Stadler, and the legendary British interiors photographer Derry Moore. Photographs by Candida Hoefer, David Seidner, Horst P. Horst, Martin Parr, Antoine Bootz, and Jason Schmidt are also highlighted throughout.
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Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: 'Chateau', 'Country', 'Provencal' and 'Parisian', and each look is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces. As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.
In Colour Deconstructed, Tricia Guild aims to unlock the secrets of her distinctive style. Why are we drawn to certain colours and patterns? Where does inspiration come from and, most importantly, how do we translate that into a workable plan for our own homes? The book focuses on colour as a starting point but, through careful dissection, looks at how other elements of a room come together. Pattern, texture, function and atmosphere are all vital aspects that can make a room not only look stunning but also serve its purpose and establish the right mood and spirit. Featuring more than 25 decorative schemes arranged in seven colour chapters, it is this seemingly invisible equation that Colour Deconstructed aims to capture and analyse.
THE BESTSELLING SWEDISH PHENOMENON What looks good and why? Design consultant Frida Ramstedt runs Scandinavia's leading interior design blog. In this book she distils the secrets of successful interior design and styling to help you create a home that works best for your space, taste and lifestyle. Filled with practical tips, rules-of-thumb and tricks of the trade, The Interior Design Handbook will help you to think like a professional designer.
Learn how to create rooms filled with warmth, meaning, and your own unique story of home Kim Leggett's first book, City Farmhouse Style, was a big hit. Now Kim is back with the welcoming interiors her fans crave and a no-rules approach that is all about using what you love to create rooms that tell your personal story. Everyone has a story worth telling, and every room can become part of that story-whether you decorate it with heirlooms, flea market finds, simple mementos, or a mix. In Home Stories, Leggett shows readers how to use all these treasures to design very special rooms filled with interest and meaning. She begins by asking readers what it is that attracts them to a certain piece: Thinking hard about what really speaks to you, and then using it as the basis for design, is the secret behind all of the best, most interesting rooms. Each chapter presents fascinating spaces and the stories behind the accessories, furnishings, and mementos that fill them. There are plenty of projects, too, plus practical design guidance and design inspiration for refreshing decor as the seasons change.