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Michael Smith Elements of Style Total Hits - 9403  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (28)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Acclaimed designer Michael Smith has earned a reputation as the thinking celebrity's decorator, with a client list that includes Cindy Crawford, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Pairing lush interiors with dynamic insider advice, Michael Smith's Elements of Style beautifully captures the essential building blocks of good interior design. Smith covers in depth the most common decorating decisions everyone faces: working with color, selecting the right paint, choosing window treatments and floor coverings, creating a luxurious bed, and building a furniture collection over time. Illustrated with stunning color photography, including a dozen homes presented in depth to demonstrate how rooms work alone and together, the book also includes practical sidebars on learning how to buy antiques and attend auctions, how to ready your home for sale, and how to create a house that can evolve over time. This invaluable, idea-filled resource is about polished, fresh design that is both aspirational and attainable.
ISBN: 0847827623   Date Published on 11/22/2005
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Sitcom Style : Inside America's Favorite TV Homes Total Hits - 530  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
All the Style of Famous TV Homes, Now in Yours!

From Archie Bunker’s Barcalounger to the framed peephole on Friends, sitcom decor sets the tone of our favorite shows—and defines the lives of its characters. Now Sitcom Style brings you a behind-the-scenes peek inside more than two dozen of the most recognizable homes in American pop culture: the sets of our favorite TV shows from the past half-century.

The sets of situation comedies aren’t just a collection of random props that surround the actors; they’re statements of style. They’re designed to convey a particular mood, to both reflect and enhance the personalities of the people who live in them—just like anyone’s home. So Sitcom Style is more than a glimpse into a make-believe world; it’s also a fascinating exploration of how to bring personal style into your own living room. Set designers share their secrets and strategies for creating some of the most thought-out homes in America, and you can learn how to recreate these styles in your own home, complete with shopping resources!

What’s more, Sitcom Style is also a nostalgic stroll through the most beloved locations in the American consciousness. From the early days of I Love Lucy, The Addams Family, and I Dream of Jeannie through seventies’ favorites like Three’s Company and Happy Days to the eighties’ The Cosby Show and Roseanne and recent megahits like Friends, Sex and the City, and Will & Grace, Sitcom Style is an at-a-glance look at how America has lived for the past fifty years. And for true TV buffs, each chapter includes information on the set designers, years of production, favorite quotes, and trivia.

A completely unique combination of pop culture and interior design, Sitcom Style is a must whether you love the TV world or want to spice up your own decor at home.
ISBN: 1400051789   Date Published on 11/22/2005
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Winter House Total Hits - 617  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Lavishly illustrated and endlessly inspiring, Winter House is the ultimate guide to creating a place—and a frame of mind—that will bring you joy throughout the years.

A winter house is a place to recharge your body and your spirit. Whether you spend the season on the slopes or in a cozy apartment in a snowy city, you can capture that feeling of warmth and welcome in your own home.

In Winter House, acclaimed interior designer Charlotte Moss shows how to transform your home into a beautiful and inviting retreat. Using her own quintessential winter house as an example, Moss demonstrates how rich, patterned fabrics, gorgeous tableware, and other unique design details combine in a warm and sumptuous environment.

Within Winter House are spaces for every purpose, from inviting areas designed to accommodate festive gatherings of family and friends to calming escapes for private relaxation and reflection. As she moves through each room, Moss shares her techniques and tips, including her favorite “Little Luxuries,” which are simple concepts adaptable to any environment, such as a bed tray for enjoying breakfast under the covers. And because, as Moss says, “A winter house is too good not to share,” there is a host of innovative ideas for entertaining guests and for holiday decorating.

Winter House is the perfect reference for creating your own winter sanctuary.
ISBN: 1400054389   Date Published on 11/22/2005
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Jed Johnson : Opulent Restraint Total Hits - 1567  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Jed Johnson: Opulent Restraint is the first book to chronicle the fascinating career, work and times of an interior design superstar whose life was cut short in 1996 by the disastrous explosion of TWA Flight 800. From humble beginnings in Minnesota, Johnson rose to prominence in nineteen-seventies New York, via the Warhol Factory, to the highest echelons of the rarified world of design and decoration. His impressive celebrity client list included Pierre Bergé, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Richard Gere, and Barbara Streisand. Yet, with success and acclaim, he never lost his shy humility, generous spirit and quiet grace. Through a series of essays, project photographs and personal pictures we trace the influences on his nascent career, his special relationship with Andy Warhol and his magical affect on others. Many never-before-seen photographs are included by important photographers, among them: Cecil Beaton, Francesco Scavullo, Billy Name, Jack Mitchell, John Hall, Elizabeth Heyert and Warhol himself. Opulent Restraint is a must have book for every interior design office and for those interested in the fascinating Warhol years in New York. Interior Design magazine called Johnson “a great talent” whose “spirit lives on in a stunning legacy of interior design.”
ISBN: 0847827143   Date Published on 11/8/2005
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My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living Total Hits - 837  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living offers a window into the life and mind of an extraordinarily creative person who was once told by a pottery professor that he had no talent and should consider another career. Not only did Adler stick with pottery, he transformed it from a dreary, unappealing summer camp craft into a contemporary signifier of modern, handcrafted luxury and became America's first (and only) celebrity potter. Interior designer Bill Sofield has declared, "Jonathan Adler does for American pottery what Noel Coward did for cocktail parties -- he makes life witty, sophisticated, and simply delicious." And now, on a much larger canvas, Adler reveals how you can do the same.
ISBN: 0060820535   Date Published on 11/8/2005
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Domesticities : At Home with The New York Times Magazine Total Hits - 309  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This definitive volume presents trendsetting homes from the forefront of architecture and decorating that have appeared in The New York Times Magazine. The last book of home stories from The New York Times Magazine was 1976+s the New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration. Now eagerly collected by design aficionados, it is a comprehensive and astute look at the work of the best designers of the time. This successor to that volume represents what is happening now at the forefront of the architecture and decorating worlds. The featured houses and apartments run the gamut from big to small, modest to grand, retro to cutting-edge. There are homes located in and around New York, Idaho, California, and Miami, and designed by such prominent architects as Le Corbusier, Gio Ponti, and BFive Studio. Many of them prove to be personal and vivid portraits of the people who designed them or live in them. About half the dwellings shown are designers+ own homes, including those of architect Ron Radziner and artist/designer Jonathan Adler, and two homes of famed designers Diamond Baratta. Stage performer Joel Grey has a home featured here as well. The great diversity of the homes shows that of all of today+s trends, eclecticism rules.
ISBN: 0821257102   Date Published on 11/2/2005
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Decorating Idea Book (Idea Books)Total Hits - 923  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorating is about being creative-being bold, taking a risk, trying something new. There's no right or wrong, only what works for you and your home.
Decorating Idea Book is filled with over 500 approachable ideas for every room in the house. To spark your own creativity and to help you create a home that reflects your personality, you'll find information on everything from room arrangements and furniture placement to choosing the right window treatments and showcasing treasured collectibles. From the floor to the ceiling and every space in between, Decorating Idea Book is your guide to creating a home that you love more and more every time you walk through the front door. "Fabulous. It works like a reference manual for homeowners and professionals alike."
--Lynette Jennings, creator and host of Lynnette Jennings Design
ISBN: 1561587621   Date Published on 11/1/2005
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Home Rules : Transform the Place You Live into a Place You'll LoveTotal Hits - 8380  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (28)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Nate Berkus, regular contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show, contributing editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and nationally renowned decorator, has created a book inspired by his belief that everyone should love the way they live. This step-by-step guide to achieving your own beautiful rooms is based on Nate+s signature style and innovative approach to design. As a small boy, Nate could often be found rearranging his room (as well as helping his mother and the other neighborhood mothers rearrange theirs). Throughout the years his passion continued to grow, and soon Nate was heading his own award-winning firm with an elite roster of clients. But it was Oprah Winfrey who gave Nate the chance of a lifetime-the opportunity to go into millions of homes around the world and join her mission to help people live their best lives. -It has been a dream come true that has absolutely changed my life,+ explains Berkus. -Not only has working with Oprah helped me redefine my own vision and purpose-but she continues to challenge me to use my own life to help others live better. And there is nothing that makes me happier or more grateful than to be a part of that.+ As Oprah always says, -your home should be a reflection of who you truly are.+ Nate says, no matter how much money you have, he believes that is so very true. -I am honored to share my love of design to help everyone make that dream real for themselves with this book.+
ISBN: 1401301371   Date Published on 11/1/2005
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Adirondack Home Total Hits - 590  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The design and decor of the Adirondacks are forever linked to our modern idea of vacation living and outdoor relaxation. But they are also home to a rich interior design style focused on handcrafted furniture and rustic accessories. From cabins to great camps and everything in between, rustic expert Ralph Kylloe leads a personal tour of fifteen Adirondack homes, including boathouses, riverside cabins, and grand historical great camps such as Top Ridge. He also explores a variety of interpretations of the Adirondack style--from traditional to contemporary--and includes a detailed resource section that facilitates re-creating the Adirondack look in any region of the country.
ISBN: 1586853104   Date Published on 10/19/2005
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The Smart Approach to the Organized Home (Smart Approach)Total Hits - 840  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The latest addition to Creative Homeowners best-selling Smart Approach series, The Smart Approach to the Organized Home is for homeowners who want to learn the principles of effective organization and how the rules apply to every room in the house. The book covers all of the fundamentals of home storage, including the importance of cataloging items accurately for storage, the pros and cons of built-in and retrofit arrangements, and general strategies for locating storage areas. Like other books from the Smart Approach series, Smart Steps and Smart Tips illustrate how these methods apply to individual areas of the home. Packed with full-color photography, this book is essential for readers looking for solutions to their home storage dilemmas.
ISBN: 1580112528   Date Published on 10/19/2005

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