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|The 27 homes in Good House Cheap House prove that good design doesn't have to cost a fortune. What goes into making a good, cheap house? As writer Kira Obolensky discovers, there are three main ingredients: adventuresome homeowners who are actively involved; cutting-edge architects and designers who can solve tough design challenges; and an array of innovative uses of materials. Industrial bridge washers make for gorgeous mantelpiece rosettes, old concrete subflooring is given new life with rich-hued stain, and glass sliding doors make for windows that are oversized and affordable.|
From a Texas farmhouse to a loft in St. Paul, to a prefab cabin on the Wisconsin prairie, these houses, in which anyone would feel at home, display a wonderful mix of design smarts and budget savvy. "Good House Cheap House is chock full of great ideas and creative solutions for those of us on a budget-but even the less financially-challenged can learn a thing or two about stylish and innovative design."
--Charles Burbridge, designer, HGTV's Design on a Dime "The cookie-cutter house trend has been around long enough. With its outside-the-box ideas and great resources, Good House Cheap House proves you can build a unique space without emptying your bank account."
--Amber Jones, Editor, do! Magazine
ISBN: 1561587524 Date Published on 10/4/2005
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Trimwork and molding add style and character and rids a room of the "empty box syndrome" that is common to most modern housing. With over 1080 color photographs and illustrations, 1001 Ideas for Trimwork presents molding profiles and designs to turn any style home into a showplace. Topics cover window and door casings, crown moldings, chair rail, friezes, niches, wainscoting, pillars, stair embellishments, and mantel moldings. In addition to hundreds of molding designs, the book includes scores of examples of professionally decorated rooms enhanced with trimwork and molding. Bring warmth and character to every room in the home with 1001 Ideas for Trimwork.
ISBN: 1580112609 Date Published on 10/1/2005
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|For 28 years the world-renowned interior designer Bunny Williams has been involved in a passionate love affair with an18th-century New England manor house that she found in sad repair. From the moment she walked up the driveway and her palms began to perspire, Williams knew she wanted the affair to last forever. In her sumptuous new book, An Affair with a House, the venerable decorator describes in detail how she and her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, rescued, nurtured, renovated, and decorated the well-worn house, giving it new life as they restored each room, resurrected the abandoned gardens, and filled this weekend home with family and friends. |
ISBN: 1584794704 Date Published on 10/1/2005
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|Embroidery has never looked this good or been so colorful! And it’s never been so much fun to do. With inspiration and encouragement from designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas, would-be and experienced stitchers alike will find dozens of projects that add exuberance to every room in the house. |
Nicholas’s collection opens with pillow covers in dancing colors on unexpected patterns and fabrics, such as stripes and plaids, velvets and corduroys. For kitchens, she offers a joyfully polka-dotted tea cozy or jewel-bright, purchased napkins and tablecloth creatively stitched with floral motifs. Personalized wedding gifts include a luxurious, monogrammed cashmere throw and his-and-hers hot water bottle covers; or for the perfect baby gift, a cozy matching blanket and teddy bear set.
Many projects feature fabrics from flea markets and thrift shops, with complete how-to on hand-felting and hand-dyeing sweaters and blankets for the very softest, most colorful look. With her ribbon-stitched craft boxes (perfect for scrapbookers), embroidered stationery, and even a pair of espadrilles, the author explores an exciting world of embroidering on unexpected surfaces and materials.
Nicholas encourages readers to find inspiration in whatever pleases them—gardens, nature, ceramics, architecture, ethnic and vintage textiles, postcards and magazines—and to use that inspiration as the basis for this new spin on traditional stitchery. This is the craft book for every creative person who loves fibers and fabrics, and itches to counterbalance the teched-up part of their lives by using their hands for selfexpression and personal fulfillment.
ISBN: 1580176119 Date Published on 10/1/2005
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|Introducing the ultimate sourcebook for the stylish home: Pottery Barn House & Home is filled with easy ideas for decorating, updating, and furnishing a cohesive, welcoming space. Whatever your style or budget, whether you’re completely remodeling or simply refreshing one room, you’ll find inspiration and practical guidelines to make your home a special place to be.
Key Features and Benefits:
* Discover hundreds of easy solutions for every aspect of home decorating: space planning, color selection, lighting, materials, fabrics, furnishings, accessories, and displays
* Get a glimpse inside real-life living rooms, gourmet kitchens, spa baths, home offices, outdoor spaces, and rooms of every style—including 700 photos commissioned exclusively for Pottery Barn books
* Learn about the latest design options for floors, fireplaces, bath fixtures, home offices, outdoor furniture, and more
* Find quick styling tips for photo displays, table settings, front entryways, bookshelves, and more
Pottery Barn House & Home puts the expertise of America’s leading source for home design at your fingertips and shows you how easy it is to create beautiful, personal spaces in your home. With chapters devoted to living, dining, cooking, sleeping, bathing, working, and relaxing, plus separate instructive sections on color, lighting, and materials, Pottery Barn House & Home demystifies decorating.
* Case studies take you in to real-life rooms and show you how and why each works.
* Design options give you all the information you need about the basics, from arranging seating to selecting bath fittings.
* Style guidelines offer easy, how-to advice for decorating that makes styling simple and shows you how to make quick but dramatic changes to your decor.
ISBN: 0848727657 Date Published on 10/1/2005
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More than twenty superstars from the world of crafting--including Anna Corba, April Cornell, Sandi Genovese, and Andrea Grossman--offer their expert advice on how to design a work space where creativity can blossom. Like the bestselling Business of Bliss, it's practical, inspirational, and beautiful to behold.
Research by Craft Trends Magazine reveals that 89% of all crafters are women, and that they want to work in an environment conducive to creating their art. This invaluable and very special guide helps them achieve that goal, whatever their passion. It goes straight to the experts: successful women who have made their mark in more than 10 different creative fields. These top designers and artisans offer insights gleaned from years of experience, reveal how they constructed their own creative spaces, and explain how the reader can make practical use of these decorating, organizational, and inspirational techniques as they go about designing their own work areas. Among the pertinent questions they answer: Where did you like to work as a child? What's the most important thing about having your own place to work? Are women's creative spaces different from men's? How important is it for you to organize your work, and how do you do it? Do you listen to music when you work--and what kind? The featured designers include Wendy Addison, Dena Fishbein, Jill Schwartz, and Suze Weinberg and their fields range from paper crafts to gardening.
ISBN: 1402712294 Date Published on 10/1/2005
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The ultimate inspirational sourcebook of contemporary interiors of all styles from across the globe, from North America to southern Africa, from Tuscany and Provence to Mallorca and Morocco. Dream Homes presents an exciting kaleidoscope of locations and home-decoration ideas, from urban sophistication to casual colourful hideaways in the sun.
Stunningly illustrated with over 800 photographs by world-renowned interiors photographer Andreas von Einsiedel
Concise project descriptions by leading interiors writer Johanna Thornycroft compellingly describe the key characteristics of each interior and how these have been achieved
An essential reference for anyone wanting to turn their dream home into a reality
ISBN: 1858942977 Date Published on 9/30/2005
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|From innovative frames, murals, and lampshades to tote bags, jewelry, and stationery, PHOTOCRAFT features more than forty simple, stylish, and affordable ideas for transforming the photos you love into beautiful keepsakes.
The popularity of digital cameras has us taking more photographs than ever before. PHOTOCRAFT offers easy and creative alternatives to stuffing prints into dusty albums. This book walks you through simple photo-editing techniques, provides great ideas that don’t require any computer skills, and offers an essential overview of photography and craft terms and tools. Color photographs and line illustrations accompany concise, step-by-step instructions for each project. A unique, fun, and highly practical book, PHOTOCRAFT appeals to both a beginner and the experienced crafter.
ISBN: 0821261959 Date Published on 9/21/2005