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Compact Houses : Architecture for the Environment Total Hits - 3464  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In an age of "McMansions," this international survey of the latest in residential architecture proves that small is beautiful-and responsible. The houses profiled are designed to make maximum use of the smallest possible footprint in order to protect the environment. The houses profiled here prove that efficiency as well as beautiful, thoughtful design can be had in a tiny setting. Each project includes a case history describing its design challenges and how the architect overcame them, a detailed blueprint for each house, full-color photos of the interior and the exterior, and plans of the layout. This book will be an inspiration to anyone in the interior design or residential architecture field as well as to anyone considering a second home, and proves that environmentally responsible design principles are not just a style but a philosophy for sustainable living.
ISBN: 0789313499   Date Published on 9/20/2005
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Flea Market Style Total Hits - 610  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
"Flea Market Style" gives you all the information and advice you need to furnish and decorate your home with "found" objects instead of new items bought in stores. Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan explain how to find fresh and unexpected uses of second-hand pieces and antiques, and reveal how to mix old and new with flair and panache. The first part of the book, Flea Market Finds, looks at household goods, from fabrics and furniture to china, kitchenware, glass and lighting, and describes how to find special objects and indentify them on the basis of their quality, character, resillience, colour, and texture. The authors advocate a subtle mixing of styles, patterns, and colours, and emphasize the beauty of objects that have seen a bit of life. They explain how to locate bargain copies of modern classics--or the real things--and how to mix flea-market or thrift-store finds with high-end basics. The second part of the book, Putting It All Together, shows how to incorporate the style in every room--from the spaces where you cook, eat, sleep, or relax to bathing spaces and work spaces. The book ends with an extensive directory of suppliers. -Add a large dose of originality to your home--at low cost. -Lively text illustrated with Debi Treloar's inspirational photographs.
ISBN: 1841729388   Date Published on 9/15/2005
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The Bathroom Book: The Ultimate Design Resource for the Home's Essential SpaceTotal Hits - 481  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
At once a fount of ideas and a practical resource, The Bathroom Book provides a peek into some of the most attractive, functional, and original bathrooms across the country, along with guidance on how anyone can create a useful yet aesthetically pleasing space. Home design professionals from Woman’s Day and the National Kitchen and Bath Association — the leading source of information and education for consumers and professionals — help readers figure out which elements of design and functionality are the most important to them and how they can be implemented. There's also expert discussion of the newest hardware, appliances, and materials available today. For anyone looking to remake a bathroom — from the tiny guest restroom to the luxurious master bath — The Bathroom Book provides both inspiring examples and the necessary know-how to maximize space and create a beautiful oasis in the home.
ISBN: 1933231025   Date Published on 9/9/2005
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Discovering Home with Laurie Smith : Find Your Personal Style Total Hits - 636  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Laurie uses her own home, personal design journal, and classical training to teach design techniques. Inspirational, full-color photos capture Laurie's before-and-after design process. Gives homeowners confidence to work with any home's architectural "bones." Strategies to arrange furniture, choose colors, and play with patterns.
ISBN: 0696224062   Date Published on 9/6/2005
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Creative Metal Crafts : 25 Beautiful Projects for Your Home Total Hits - 206  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Create one-of-a-kind metal projects for the home with these quickly learned "cold-connection" techniques that take the intimidation out of an appealing art form. Every step of the process is beautifully and pictorially covered, from piercing and sawing to riveting and bending, along with essential surface treatments, including filing, chasing, polishing, and adding patinas. Build your skills on 25 eye-catching items--attractive shower curtain hangers, decorative fans pulls, tabletop mirrors--made from sterling silver, copper, brass, and aluminum sheets. With each wonderful household object, you'll gain a solid foundation of cold connection metalworking techniques to use in the future.
ISBN: 1579907458   Date Published on 9/1/2005
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House Beautiful 750 Designer Secrets : Exclusive Design Ideas from the Pros Total Hits - 322  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Even those of us with great taste and a natural talent for decorating know that there are certain insider design skills and secrets accessible only to professionals with years of experience. House Beautiful: 750 Designer Secrets gives everyone access to this precious knowledge. This spectacular, expansive collection of more than 400 photographs leaves no doorknob unturned, as some of the country's most creative decorators reveal their design know-how. They'll help amateurs understand scale and proportion, as well as how to decorate with color and pattern, add atmospheric lighting, shape the shell, hang and showcase art, and fix up small spaces. There is ample advice on creating family-friendly areas, bedroom basics, smart storage, and outdoor rooms. Take advantage of House Beautiful's unrestricted pass to the world of interior design!
ISBN: 1588164764   Date Published on 9/1/2005
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Really Jazzy Pots : Glorious Gift Ideas Total Hits - 944  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Those oh-so-ordinary red clay pots, available everywhere, can be transformed into some of the most imaginative containers you'd ever want. Buy them on the cheap, all sizes, then decorate them to enhance any space, indoors or out. Containers for plants are just the beginning. Among the 42 projects are garden ornaments and patio accessories, tool caddies, lamp bases, wind chimes, umbrella stands, kitchen canister sets, bath towel holders--even baking pans (complete with recipes). A colorful gallery showcases the work of six talented designers, with patterns and assembly-diagram instructions so you can make them yourself, and add your own distinctive touches. Techniques include painting, decoupage, stamping, and stenciling, as well as more advanced methods such as crackling, antiquing, and distressing.
ISBN: 140272439X   Date Published on 9/1/2005
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Color Your Home : More than 65,000 at-a-glance Room Combinations Total Hits - 504  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Take the guesswork out of choosing colors for your home!

When it comes to choosing colors, most people make selections by trial and error. Now, you can take the anxiety out of home color design with this accessible and easy-to-use guide with more than 65,000 color combinations at your fingertips.

Color Your Home features:

  • A mix-and-match format -- showing the ceiling, walls, furniture, and floor for 16 sample rooms -- that allows you to see which color combinations will work for you

  • Three basic color sections -- featuring 128 distinct colors that are each matched with 15 sets of complementary, adjacent, or contrasting colors to set your personal style

  • Removable color chips to match the 128 featured colors, so you can easily compare and combine your paint chips, furniture, fabric, and more

Color Your Home is the ultimate resource to create your own successful and personalized color schemes.

ISBN: 0060797266   Date Published on 8/23/2005
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The Well-Organized Home: Hard-Working Storage Solutions for Every Room in the HouseTotal Hits - 760  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Now that we have more possessions than ever, sorting out your belongings has never been more important. There's a palpable tranquility to the well-organized home, and a lack of clutter, combined with order behind closet doors, goes a long way toward encouraging relaxed living. In "The Well-Organized Home", interiors expert Judith Wilson guides you to getting the best from storage, whatever size or style your home. Wilson begins by taking you through useful thought processes, from categorizing different types of storage to purging unnecessary clutter in the first place. The following chapters consider the basic storage need of individual rooms, such as food storage in the kitchen, followed by more detailed, task-specific needs, like finding a home for sports equipment. The book features built-in and freestanding options--smaller-scale baskets and boxes, drawer units and cupboards made to order and modular, wall-mounted hooks and racks all feature, together with space-saving and unusual decorative solutions. -Achievable advice from bestselling interiors expert Judith Wilson. -Each chapter ends with a room-specific checklist of items to be stored and key issues to address.
ISBN: 1841729361   Date Published on 8/15/2005
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Color with ConfidenceTotal Hits - 551  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Strategies for using color to complement any decorating style, including traditional, contemporary, cottage, and eclectic.

Provides many options for building a successful color scheme incorporating walls, floors, ceilings, and furnishings.

Offers tips for building a whole-room palette with paint, wallpaper, fabric, and decorative accessories.

Teaches readers how to choose colors—from subtle neutrals and cool blues and greens to eye-popping pinks, oranges, and yellows—to personalize their home.

Each collection of rooms features an on-page color palette, giving readers the confidence to mix and match colors successfully.

ISBN: 069622691X   Date Published on 8/9/2005

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