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Also published in a gorgeous, slip-cased limited edition, Bohemian Modern is now available in this beautiful hardcover edition. Through striking illustrations and stunning photographs, Bohemian Modern explores the unique structural and interior designs that have put California's ultra-chic Silver Lake neighborhood at the forefront of a new style phenomenon.
One of the country's most renowned modernist architects, Barbara Bestor has fully embraced and perfected Silver Lake's "bohemian modern" style: a practical philosophy that is Californian in origin but achievable anywhere. It is a look that favors raw, authentic materials, brilliant colors, creative space planning, and a natural flow between indoors and outdoors.
The results, as Bohemian Modern presents, are striking: a flawlessly restored Neutra house decorated with both whimsy and restraint, a rooftop constructed for viewing the stars, a lavish outdoor garden delicately integrated into the surrounding architecture, a double-sided bookcase that soars three stories and serves as a functional art installation...there is no limit to the creativity and beauty of Silver Lake style.
Both modern and classic, refreshing and inviting, Bohemian Modern will delight readers with its breathtaking, vividly photographed tour of Silver Lake.
ISBN: 0060792159 Date Published on 5/19/2006
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In this gorgeous, slip-cased limited edition of Bohemian Modern, acclaimed modernist architect Barbara Bestor takes readers on a dazzling journey through California's legendary Silver Lake neighborhood -- an area whose unique structural and interior designs are rapidly emerging as the biggest trends in modern architecture. Featuring stunning photographs set in bold, panoramic spreads, this limited edition of Bohemian Modern also comes with an elegant cloth slipcase designed in bright green and turquoise.
ISBN: 0061146641 Date Published on 11/5/2011
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You can't go wrong with the clean, crisp look of white walls and neutral furnishings... right? Boooring!!! says interior design expert Sarah Lynch. In this book she provides a bold and inspirational guide for splashing rooms with lots of color.
While most books on color offer strict palettes for established decorating schemes, Lynch instead encourages a refreshing "use-what-you-love" format that puts personal taste ahead of conformity and rules. For readers who want to liven things up, but don't know where to start, Lynch includes helpful guidance on colors that complement versus those that collide. She also includes color "Fact Files" that clue in readers on the impact specific hues have when used in quantity or over a large surface. Offering practical color advice for the real world, this book will help readers create exciting, high-impact living spaces they'll love.
ISBN: 1564968073 Date Published on 5/3/2006
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For do-it-yourself home decorators and dreamers, here is an indispensable guide to the art of furniture upholstery, complete with beautiful full-color photographs throughout and a glossary of fabrics, terms, materials, and techniques.
ISBN: 0517142724 Date Published on 6/20/2006
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|The classic guide to an enduring American craft gets an eye-catching revision. Fantastic to look at and easy to follow, this expanded version of The Braided Rug Book will win a new audience and also appeal to those who own the previous edition. It features thoroughly updated information, brand-new gallery images, two additional rug techniques to try, and a comprehensive primer on planning a project. Beginners will learn about wools and other materials, how to care for finished rugs, and how to recognize a quality rug. Plus, there are several new color plans and entirely new directions and illustrations for building a rug-braiding stand, complete with a finished photo. |
ISBN: 1579908802 Date Published on 4/24/2006
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|Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. |
ISBN: 0882661779 Date Published on 4/30/2006
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|For generations women in villages of northern India have woven durries, flat tapestry, as part of the trousseau they take to their future home. Imaginative in design, bold in their use of colour, the durries are treasured items that are laid over the rough string webbing of the charpoi, the traditional Indian bed which is the central item of furniture in a village house. As women are reluctant to part with their durries, these are largely unknown outside the area in which they have been woven. This richly illustrated book by Ann Shankar and Jenny Housego breaks new ground in exploring the background to this fascinating village tradition. The two authors have visited numerous villages to talk to the women who weave durries and to study those that lie in their homes. They show how the designs and motifs still in use are part of a continuous illustrative language that goes back to the ancient civilizations of the region, from the painted pottery fragments of the early Indus culture to the still vigorous weaving of farm communities of the Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, where the links remain strong. With 152 illustrations including 55 in colour and a map. |
ISBN: 0944142796 Date Published on 4/24/2006
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|Homeowners everywhere admire and envy the fabulous results that professional lighting designers achieve, but remain frustrated about their ability to apply them in their own home to a modest budget. This book reveals the secrets of professional lighting designers, enabling the creative homeowner to bring stunning lighting effects into the modern home. Containing inspirational, full-color photographs and crammed with practical advise, the book guides readers through the steps, tricks and techniques needed to create a multitude of lighting atmospheres and unique decorative features for both interior and exterior spaces.
The book also features and extended glossary a definitive guide to the terminology of the craft, the different types of light fittings and materials.
ISBN: 288046756X Date Published on 4/25/2006