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Flowers by DesignTotal Hits - 210  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Flowers by Design reflects the skills that have made Jeff Leatham famous in creative circles in New York, London and Paris.His flower designs are bold, utilizing the color and shape of both flower and stem. Sometimes he uses a large number of the same flower for dramatic effect. The simple, lush, colorful layout of the book displays Jeff's work in the homes of creative designers where he dramatically transforms the atmosphere and ambience of space with flowers. He has designed flowers for Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Clooney, Diana Krall, Robie Williams, Kate Moss and Cher. It's no surprise that Jeff has appeared on Martha Stewart's television show and in People magazine, The New York Times, Elle Décor, Newsweek, W and Spa to name just a few. Flowers by Design is the first book to bring Jeff's unique vision to the home.
ISBN: 0060592753   Date Published on 4/13/2004
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Putting the Heart in Your Home : Decorating That Nurtures Your Soul Total Hits - 192  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Chapters open with conversational essays on the meaning of home by Jean LemMon.

Decorating principles to nurture a variety of emotions—from serene or secure surroundings to romantic flair.

Fabulous photos show LemMon’s decorating prowess in her own home and how she brings out a special ambiance in each room.

Solid decorating advice to effectively use color, pattern, furniture arrangements, and accessories.

ISBN: 0696217252   Date Published on 3/16/2004
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Home by Design: Transforming Your House Into Home Total Hits - 3516  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Sarah Susanka's first three books have launched a revolution in residential architecture with the message that it's not the size of the house that matters, but the quality of its design and details. Her books strike a chord in homeowners, who are finding that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. Now, in Home by Design, Susanka presents 30 design concepts that can transform any house into a welcoming home filled with character, beauty, and comfort. Opening readers' eyes to what's possible, she makes spatial design accessible to the layperson. Each of the design concepts here, from entryways to public/private space to window positioning, is illustrated with examples from houses by leading architects. Homeowners will learn how to assess their environment to discover what works or doesn't, and find the necessary tools to create the homes they really want.
ISBN: 1561586188   Date Published on 3/15/2004
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Basics Illustrated (The Complete Idiot's Guide) Total Hits - 762  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Innovate while you renovate!

It's Decorating 101! Here is a comprehensive guide to decorating styles and terms, design basics, inventive solutions, tips on working with a professional, and more-presented in the illustrated format that home improvement readers love. From a room at a time to a whole house, start-from-scratch to dazzling makeovers, this book offers everything aspiring decorators need to know.

€ Photos and line drawings throughout plus a lush 32-page color insert
€ A back-of-the-book decorating kit offers templates, graph paper, and a sketchbook so readers can get started on their projects right away
€ Particularly timely as Trading Spaces hits the NYT bestseller list!
ISBN: 1592571751   Date Published on 3/2/2004
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Beautiful Necessity, TheTotal Hits - 287  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Home space. It is the space where people dance, sit, read, sleep, share meals with family and friends, laugh, feel secure, face the world. The idea of space changed drastically with houses built under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement. Interior opened up, floor plans become more asymmetrical, the uses of space became more flexible, small spaces assumed new meanings, life within the house flowed more freely, and there was a strong bonding made between space withing the home and with the natural world outside.

San Francisco Chronicle : The book is filled with lavish color photographs and discusses how the Arts & Crafts movement came into being, how it was expressed in various regions of the country, and how current devotees can re-create its interior features.

ISBN: 1586854313   Date Published on 2/26/2004
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Private Rio Total Hits - 199  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Private Rio features the most spectacular homes in one of the most breathtaking cities in the world: Rio de Janeiro. This sumptuous volume includes the Imperial Palace in the Petropolis district. Built following Napoleon's conquest of Portugal when the court was moved to Brazil, this is now the home of Prince Dom Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, heir to the throne of Brazil, and his wife, Dona Esperanza de Borbon, the aunt of King Juan Carlos of Spain. The Carneiro de Mondonca house, a neoclassical gem, is still inhabited by members of the family that built it in 1843. Also featured are the homes of Roberto and Lily Marinhosas, the media mogul whose garden is famous for its rare plants and beautiful birds. There are many other houses included, some with gardens by renowned landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
ISBN: 0847824748   Date Published on 2/1/2004
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Seaside StyleTotal Hits - 897  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Seaside, Florida is a town designed as an "ideal" community in the Southern vernacular style, where houses have front porches and verandahs, picket fences and sleeping porches, and pitched tin roofs with ample overhangs. Seaside, along with other new planned towns and communities, sets an important precedent for all new small towns and will long be looked to as a model for those living in tropical climes, on the water, or in coastal communities.

Now, for the very first time, the reader is given a privileged view of the inside of this extraordinary community-how people actually live in it-how they have arranged their spaces, furnished their homes, and planted their gardens to take advantage of the beauty by which they are surrounded. This book, as the title suggests, lays out a vision of coastal living based on this ideal community.
ISBN: 0847825787   Date Published on 1/17/2004
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Draping for Fashion Design (4th Edition)Total Hits - 219  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
DRAPING FOR FASHION DESIGN, in its fourth edition, has evolved into a complete comprehensive textbook and reference guide for both students of fashion design and the professional designer. This edition features: A new introduction to today's fashion industry provides a realistic look into the career of the fashion designer Detailed, clear directions for draping and newly added sewing tips help students and working designers achieve professional prototypes All types of apparel are covered; ranging from softly draped and tailored garments to casual apparel and active sportswear New illustrations and revised diagrams make it easier than ever to follow directions and achieve superior results
ISBN: 0131109375   Date Published on 1/12/2004
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Decorating Small Spaces : Live Large in Any Space (Better Homes & Gardens) Total Hits - 248  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Apply basic principles to enhance small spaces. Details living and dining areas, kitchens, bedrooms, baths, work stations, and more. Furniture arranging, managing clutter, creating illusions, and using color, pattern, and texture. House tours showcase decorating principles at work. Includes a room arranging kit.
ISBN: 0696218615   Date Published on 1/6/2004
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Choosing Colors: An Expert Choice of the Best Colors to Use in Your HomeTotal Hits - 624  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This beautiful and unique reference provides an unrivaled mine of inspiration and ideas for anyone wishing to create a colorful new look for their home or garden! In this stunningly produced guide, internationally renowned interior designer Kevin McCloud puts together over 1,000 color chips arranged in over 80 palettes. Each palette-which includes anywhere from 6 to 16 color swatches-forms a blueprint for a unique decorative scheme. A palette based on old Chinese silk, for example, is seen reinterpreted in a contemporary New York apartment. Plus, each palette features gorgeous photographs that bring the color scheme to life, along with invaluable advice and tips for using the colors to transform a room. Readers will also find manufacturers' paint references and numbers, lists of suppliers, and much more. The ultimate color sourcebook!
ISBN: 0823006468   Date Published on 1/1/2004

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