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|We all have favourite colours that make us feel happy, comfortable, and relaxed. When it comes to decorating our home, these are the colours to which we turn. But there is more to successful decorating with colour than navigating our way through paint charts. The appearance of colour alters in changing light, in small or large spaces, in rooms with high and low ceilings, in interiors that are heavily or sparsely furnished. "At Home with Color" by Matthew and Grainne Dennison addresses all these issues and shows you how to achieve a stylish, cohesive look in every area of the home. In contemporary homes living spaces are arranged fluidly: one area flows into another in increasingly informal arrangements. "At Home with Color" reflects this trend, showing you how to use colour throughout your home, in spaces for entertaining or relaxing, in bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. |
ISBN: 1845971485 Date Published on 3/15/2006
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Everything today's couples need to know to decorate their new home. Special 72-page bonus section addresses all the issues newlyweds face as they set up and merge households. Checklists, quizzes and smart ideas for budgeting, prioritizing purchases, and getting the most benefit from a gift registry.
ISBN: 069622884X Date Published on 3/7/2006
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|• Exciting new approach to choosing color for the home
• Book is organized from baby blue to midnight blue—with azure, teal, robin’s egg, cobalt, lapis, Ming, and Wedgwood in between
• Packed with stunning full—color photographs
Think of decorating with blue and most people think of blue and white, or maybe a touch of sunflower yellow. It’s time to stop thinking small and start thinking big—big like the sky, big like the ocean. This imaginative guide shows readers exactly how to use blue, in all its many shades and tones, to create distinctive, personal palettes for the home without the stress of experimenting. Success is guaranteed every time, whether the interior is traditional, modern, country, or eclectic. Choosing Blue is packed with practical design advice on matching and choosing colors as well as ways to select accents to use with blues for wall coverings, textiles, and accessories. Choosing Blue offers an eye-opening new way to look at color in the home.
ISBN: 0823006697 Date Published on 3/1/2006
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Using her own beautiful house as an example, popular designer Carolyn Westbrook—a home designer who specializes in slipcovers, lamps
—reveals how to create a home that reflects the spirit of those who live there. Page after page of breathtaking photographs carry you into her world, and offer a glimpse inside the residence Carolyn renovated in gracious Southern style. Her decorating tricks will work anywhere, and can change the entire look of a room quickly, easily, and affordably. Just see how mere paint
made her once-unappealing front hall warm and inviting. Find out how to create unexpected eye-catching “vignettes” with vintage collections. Make an elegant statement through the simple but gorgeous use of color and fabric, such as white linen. Westbrook’s creativity will draw readers in and help them transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
ISBN: 1402734557 Date Published on 2/28/2006
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|In this beautiful book Lucinda Ganderton explores the many ways in which you can use antique fabrics, collectibles, and flea-market finds to decorate every part of your home, from bedrooms to outdoor spaces. Contemporary vintage is an eclectic style that's easy to live with - and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. It means taking the best from past eras and mixing it with the finest of the new in a way that suits your own personality. This book is a treasure trove for collectors, designers, and anyone who loves the patina of old bric-a-brac, quirky kitchenalia, antique furnishings, and the unique quality of repeatedly laundered linen. It guides you through each living space, highlighting the design details and key elements that create the vintage look, and suggesting ways in which you can adapt them for your own home.|
ISBN: 1845971264 Date Published on 2/15/2006
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|After 30 years in the business, Bay Area interior designer Kay Evans shares her tried-and-true contacts so that everyone can be an insider when tackling home projects. Instead of the frustrating hit-or-miss phone book approach, BAY AREA BY DESIGN offers direct access to qualified experts with whom the author has had firsthand working relationships.|
ISBN: 1580087469 Date Published on 2/14/2006
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|In Home by Design, Sarah Susanka presents the 30 key design concepts that can be applied to any home – no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples: from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to renovating a whole second floor. Home by Design shows homeowners a new way to look at their spaces and provides ideas for how to make each home reach its full potential.|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE PROCESS OF ENTERING, SHELTER AROUND ACTIVITY, SEQUENCES OF PLACES, CEILING HEIGHT VARIETY, INTERIOR VIEWS, INSIDE OUTSIDE, CHANGES IN LEVEL, PUBLIC TO PRIVATE, OPENABILITY, ENCLOSURE, DIFFERNTIATION OF PARTS, DEPTH AND THICKNESS
LIGHT TO WALK TOWARD, LIGHT INTESITY VARIED, REFLECTING SURFACES, WINDOW POSITIONING, VISUAL WEIGHT, VIEW AND NONVIEW
PATTERN AND GEOMETRY, ALIGNMENTS, RHYTHYM, THEME AND VARIATIONS, COMPOSTION, EXPRESSED STRUCTURE, POINT OF FOCUS, ORGANIZING STRATEGY
ISBN: 1561587915 Date Published on 2/7/2006
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|Candice’s fresh, honest approach to design shows readers how to create rooms that are beautiful and functional, perfectly geared to what they love and how they live.
With her trademark humor and sense of fun, Candice shares design secrets, smart tips, and practical advice to help readers plan and execute successful room makeovers.|
ISBN: 0696225840 Date Published on 1/10/2006
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Lifestyles today are often defined by hectic schedules, and more and more people want a special room in their own home where they can relax and enjoy their leisure time. And with the sophisticated technology and wide range of products -- inlcuding plasma TVs, home theater, game stations, and surround sound -- now available to the general public, any room can be transformed into an incredibly fun and engaging space.
Rooms for Fun contains everything consumers need to know to renovate or convert unused space -- whether it's the garage, the basement, or an extra bedroom -- into a room devoted to enjoyment and tailored to their individual tastes and interests. Full-color photographs will inspire, detailed layouts will aid in construction and decoration, and an extensive resource section will help locate manufacturers.
The fun rooms featured in the book include:
Home Theater: audio visual equipment, including the latest information on plasma screen TVs, DVD players, and other electronic devices; speakers and the different ways of installing them; seating options; and soundproofing.
Entertainment Center: billiard tables, ping pong tables, dart boards, game stations, fun accessories, decor, a home bar, and more.
Sports & Fitness Room: gym equipment, small indoor pools, and even basketball courts.
Home Studio: the ideal set-ups for painting, drawing, sculpting, ceramics, writing, and astronomy.
Music Room: sound systems, CD storage, and more.
Also included is a resource section for more information on the included designs.
ISBN: 0060829915 Date Published on 1/3/2006