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Home Fitness: Designing Your Own Home Gym and Workout Plan Total Hits - 849  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Exercise physiologist and wellness expert Suzanne Falaschetti presents sound advice on how to design and implement a home exercise plan. Falaschetti guides the reader, step-by-step, as they prepare for exercise, design a workout plan, and select safe and appropriate exercise equipment. Includes logical, easy-to-follow exercises and workouts in sensible progressions that are suitable for beginners and advanced exercisers alike. The book thoroughly explains the benefits of exercise in a home gym, and offers chapters on preparing for exercise, personal workout plans, a shopping guide to home gym equipment (with specific information on cardiovascular and strength training equipment), and much more.
ISBN: 1585186473   Date Published on 12/1/2003
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The Color Answer Book: From the World's Leading Color Expert 100+ Frequently Asked Color Question s Total Hits - 213  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
For the past twenty-five years, color authority and best-selling author, Lee Eiseman, has spoken to thousands of consumers and professionals about the influence of color on our lives. Now she provides expert answers for all of us who want more color in our lives to more than 150 of the most commonly asked questions - in all areas from decorating to health, from fashion to gardening, from families to work - all in one beautiful guide to color.
ISBN: 1931868255   Date Published on 12/1/2003
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Jeffrey Bilhuber's Design Basics : Expert Solutions for Designing the House of Your Dreams Total Hits - 982  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From one of the most respected and recognized names in the field of interior design comes an empowering book which demonstrates that great design is accessible to everyone.

A beautiful house is something we all deserve, but it often seems beyond our ability to achieve. With the appealing, accessible message that great interior design is as simple as knowing your own taste, Jeffrey Bilhuber's Design Basics demystifies the decorating process. He covers:

- Space: how to construct an inviting furniture plan
- Scale: how to establish a relationship between your belongings
- Color: how to approach painting with liberation-not trepidation
- Materials and details: how to bring personality to your rooms with unexpected fabrics and finishes
- Living: how to use your house to invite joy into your life

With a list of tried-and-true designer-tested paint colors, and over 100 color photographs, Jeffrey Bilhuber's Design Basics is a sublime and inspiring sourcebook, perfect for the first-time decorator and anyone who has dreamed of hiring her own interior designer.
ISBN: 0847825647   Date Published on 11/22/2003
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Sheds and GaragesTotal Hits - 817  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This is a completely new edition of Sunset’s perennial best-seller for backyard buildings. Centered around 15 detailed step-by-step projects for backyard builders, Sheds & Garages gives readers all they need to know to enhance the functionality as well as the beauty of their property. Structures from simple to advanced are covered along with detailed building illustrations and materials lists.
ISBN: 0376013761   Date Published on 11/1/2003
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Home Decorating for Dummies Total Hits - 261  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros.

Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including:

  • First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start?
  • Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you’ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh.
  • Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed!
  • And anyone else who loves decorating. Don’t forget: Imagination counts.

Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on

  • Basic planning – where to begin when you want to start decorating
  • Creating surface interest – the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them
  • Creating backgrounds – what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls
  • Tackling tough rooms – how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements
  • Accessorizing with art and other stuff – adding the final flourishes to every space in your place

Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the basics – including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.

ISBN: 0764541560   Date Published on 10/31/2003
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Classic Interior Design : Using Period Features in Today's HomeTotal Hits - 302  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This beautifully illustrated guide from top interior designer Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill reveals the best of architectural and furnishing detail from England and America's most enduring decorating styles of the last 400 years.

A companion volume to her 2001 Classic Design Styles, this book focuses on architectural details from seven distinct historical eras and identifies the vital details of each period. Carved stone fireplaces, marble columns, tapestry wall hangings, eighteenth-century windows, and plain and painted plaster wall finishes, as well as cushions, tassels, and curtains are all detailed with an eye to applying them to our homes today.

With in-depth historical surveys of each period, illustrated feature by feature, the book is filled with beautiful photographs and hundreds of creative ideas accompanied by insider tips, practical advice, and inspiration from one of the world's top interior designers.
ISBN: 0847825582   Date Published on 10/3/2003
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Artists' Interiors : Creative Spaces, Inspired Living Total Hits - 595  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Every creative spirit whether painter, writer, sculptor, or designer craves inspirational settings in which to exercise his or her craft. The right physical space can conjure up the artist’s muse, stir up new ideas, and ignite passion for one's work.

This unique volume is a celebration of the important relationship between artists and their environments. Written by a veteran photographer and editor, Artists' Interiors features intimate, visual profiles of international artists working in a range of mediums and disciplines. Get inside the stylish flat of jazzy Parisian painter Francoise Biver. Be amused by the fabulous, fanciful, phantasmagoric Luna Parc home of the New Jersey multimedia artist Ricky Boscarino. Be inspired by the San Francisco chic of Brazilian-born sculptor and painter Silvia Poloto.

Filled with beautiful photographs and inspirational insights from each artist's unique world, this is a book for every artistic spirit who wants to create a space for creating.

ISBN: 1564969525   Date Published on 10/1/2003
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The Style Sourcebook: The Definitive Illustrated Directory of Fabrics Wallpapers Paints Flooring TilTotal Hits - 228  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
An encyclopedia of interior design products.

The Style Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, up-to-date and visually exciting decorating reference book -- a complete catalog of the best in decorating products and materials. This revised edition has been updated to ensure that discontinued products have been removed and up-to-the-minute products added.

2,300 color photographs cover major design styles such as Gothic, Empire, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Hi-Tech, and Post-Modern. The history and influences of dominant design styles are organized chronologically from Medieval to late 20th century. In each section -- for example, Geometrics: Early 20th century; or Damask & Brocade: 18th century -- readers will find full color photographs of all variety of fabric, tile, paper, wood and flooring.

Entries are wide-ranging, detailed and clearly organized to ensure quick access to the right item. The book is divided into six main sections: - Style Guide - Paints & Finishes - Fabrics - Tiles - Wallpapers - Flooring

Each entry includes purchasing details that list company, design, pattern name/number, available colors, essential measurements, composition, and uses. A glossary and detailed directory of distributors close the book. The Style Sourcebook is an authoritative reference that will be vital to working designers, decorators and stylists as well as to homeowners and design students.

ISBN: 1552977919   Date Published on 10/1/2003
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Hip Hotels USA Total Hits - 278  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
For Hip Hotels USA, Herbert Ypma has taken to the road, traveling the length and breadth of the land in search of Highly Individual Places to stay. Every hip hotel is uniquely characterful. It is timelessly stylish; attuned to its location in design, ethos, and cuisine; and achieves that subtle balance between attentiveness and discretion that marks the best of modern service. With a choice as immense and varied as the country itself, and an arbiter as seasoned as Ypma, Hip Hotels USA is definitive.

The natural magnificence of the United States is stupendous, and many of these hotels invite you to immerse yourself in wilderness. Restore your perspective in a spectacular private treehouse fifty feet up a giant cedar in the heart of Mount Rainier National Park, or come back to earth in your own lakeside cabin in Wisconsin designed by a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Experience Old World gentility in the Renaissance palazzo of Wheatleigh, amid the steeples and clapboard farmhouses of New England, where an immaculate makeover has restored the grace and understated privilege of the world of Edith Wharton (and added all the discreet modern luxuries you might require). Or live out your Rat Pack fantasies as you lounge poolside with a cocktail surrounded by mid-century modern classics—furniture by Bertoia, Eames, Saarinen—in an authentic 1950s motel in Palm Springs.

Coast to coast, sea to shining sea, the new Hip Hotels is a sensation. 417 illustrations, 345 in color.

ISBN: 0500284040   Date Published on 9/29/2003
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Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies Total Hits - 605  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
We're a nation of countless bathrooms that are on the brink of being torn apart, redesigned, and remodeled. Bathrooms are big! They've gone from being a convenience to a luxury. Welcome to Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies, where you'll discover how to transform your bathroom from blah to beautiful and inefficient to well-designed.

Remodeling a bathroom is a challenge – it's action-oriented and requires extra energy and stamina. But you, undoubtedly, realize it's a challenge you want to take on. This guide can help if you Want to make your home more livable and enjoyable by updating, expanding, or improving the bathroom

  • Want to find out how to begin the process of appraising your present bathroom so you can improve it
  • Don't want to be pressured into selecting materials and fixtures because you want to see everything that's available and know all your options
  • Want to know what's involved in demolishing the walls and removing the fixtures and cabinets, and how to install new ones
  • Want to decide if you should hire help or do the work yourself.
ISBN: 0764525522   Date Published on 9/26/2003

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