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"The narrating voice in Living Room is insistent but quiet, though it sometimes achieves loudness without any apparent effort. At other times it seems to continue in the -reader's mind even after stopping for the day. It is an important new presence, faintly disturbing and endlessly attractive."-John Ashbery
Readers may be voyeurs, but the subtler gifts are not for the fast glancers. Take a good slow second look at Geoff Bouvier's Living Room . . . bravura performances, both accessible and elegant, both immediate and subtle, both hilarious and serious. . . . With virtuoso reversals, switches of vantage, changes of scale, inside-outings, they accomplish metaphysical, not only physical, effects.-from the introduction by Heather McHugh
Each of Geoff Bouvier's prose poems brims with industry and restless attention, and the dramas they contain are manifold. Here a solitary mind and there a whole social sphere are cross-sectioned for observation at moments rife with emotional collisions-awesome tediums, mad reliefs. In style and substance, Living Room enacts the urgency one feels to stretch out against cramped quarters. Introduced by Heather McHugh.
ISBN: 0971898189 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|This beautiful book contains just enough information for you to design and decorate your living room-without getting sidetracked by fussy details. Living Room Essentials begins with Getting The Elements Right, which covers room planning, color schemes, and the basic components of the room, from furniture to window treatments to storage. In Putting It Together, interiors expert Judith Wilson showcases different looks and needs, from retro style to "family friendly". Hard-working bullet points and plenty of color photographs supplement the text, and each style closes with an inspirational montage page. |
ISBN: 1841724807 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|Readers can choose from six living room makeovers: pastel tones, versatile yellow, clean white, neutral brown, classical cream and bleached blue. They'll learn how to use color to enhance a room, the secrets of paint effects and how to combine materials to create the kind of atmosphere that is right for their home.
They'll also find clear, concise decorating techniques, 25 creative step-by-step projects and a handy reference guide to materials.
ISBN: 1558706046 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|Lavish photography and excellent decorating advice point the way to an exciting new living room, no matter whether you live in a small studio, a large loft, or a sizable home. With this book’s focus on fabrics, floors, focal points, and lighting, it’s easy to fashion a flawless space. Set up cozy corners; make an impact with soft furnishings; add tantalizing textures; install dividers; arrange furniture to establish individualized areas. There’s something for every taste. |
ISBN: 1843301857 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|As the central room of the home where one can relax and linger, today's living room must be both convivial and comfortable. Living Rooms visually guides the reader on a tour of unique and innovative living rooms-from those of renowned interior designers to those of ordinary individuals-offering the reader the opportunity to discover how to express refinement and re-create various decorative styles with a myriad of design combinations. Whether striving for a sleek, modern look or preferring to stress old-style elegance, this book provides inspiration for how to arrange your living room to best express your taste and imagination. |
ISBN: 2850186465 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|Living Rooms: A Practical Guide to Design and Decor (The Bright Ideas Series) |
ISBN: 1853915149 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|Well known for her gorgeous design and style books, bestselling author Diane Dorrans Saeks now brings her flair for breathtaking interiors to a new series with a practical twist and a great price, the California Design Library. Starting with the kitchen and living room and featuring inspiring color photographs throughout, each edition focuses on one home area, setting the trend for homes around the country and offering ideas, examples, and tips from the professionals on everything from selecting a great sofa to choosing the right countertops. Diane Saeks consulted with designers, decorators, architects, savy homeowners, and, for Kitchens, even some of the country's best chefs, to discover the most exciting, livable, and innovative ideas in design today. Including big ideas for small spaces and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls, the California Design Library makes the comfortable elegance of West Coast style a perfect fit for almost any setting, wherever you live. |
ISBN: 0811813096 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|Classic style and impeccable attention to detail are hallmarks of the work of interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth. His comfortable, timeless rooms are tailored to fit his clients’ personalities and lifestyles, whether they are dynamic young couples with children or cultured art collectors. Smyth masterfully blends contemporary pieces with antiques to endow each space with a sense of solidity and history while maintaining a completely fresh, modern sensibility.|
ISBN: 1580933092 Date Published on 11/4/2011
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Barnard's classic, now back in print, is not only a decorating book, but also an encyclopedia of ethnic textiles, their history, and their care. Every page is filled with gorgeous color photographs of the use of textiles in settings from the American southwest (Navaho blankets) to London (Middle Eastern Kilims) to Paris (African Kuba cloth). Items from hats (Afghani) to huipils (Guatamala) are shown framed, used as furniture coverings, made into pillows, or just hung imaginativly on a wall. I am delighted to find it back in print in a soft cover version. Each time I've loaned out my precious hardbound copy (and then only to special people), I have made SURE I got it back. A must-have for anyone who loves textiles, and at a ridiculously low price given the size of the volume and its plentiful illustrations.
The unrivaled guide features:
- Comprehensive information on the weaving traditions of Africa, Asia and the Americas, with detailed guidance on identifying traditional styles and patterns, functions, raw materials and production techniques, accompanied by explanatory and decorative line drawings and full-color photographs of the major types.
- An abundance of ideas for the use of tribal textiles in apartments and houses, with expert advice on hanging techniques.
- A full international guide to dealers, importers, repairers, auction houses and museum collections, with invaluable reference material for beginner and specialist alike.
ISBN: 0500278210 Date Published on 6/15/2006
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|Many parents think decorating is something that happens after the kids grow up. But the anticipation of chocolate smears, juice stains, and rough play doesn’t have to resign parents to a home devoid of style.
Living with Kids is the book families with children have been waiting for. It goes beyond creating kid-specific spaces like nurseries and playrooms to decorating and organizing the entire home to help adults and kids coexist in harmony—and in style. The key: establishing centers of activity for everything, from play and relaxation to grooming and schoolwork. Whether readers are anticipating a new baby or living with a teenager, this book offers clever solutions for establishing an environment that can adapt to the ever- changing needs of growing children.
Useful tips and sidebars suggest great ways to store and organize kids’ stuff so it doesn’t take over the house, to create multiuse rooms that make the most of the space, essential products and accessories that stand up to the wear and tear of kids yet appeal to an adult sensibility, and more.
Realistic and creative, Living with Kids addresses a timeless challenge with savvy, modern solutions.
Writer and design specialist Eugenia Santiesteban currently serves as assistant editor for Elle Decor.
ISBN: 1564969665 Date Published on 9/7/2006