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Atomic RanchTotal Hits - 1237  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (106)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States.

ISBN: 1423600029   Date Published on 9/12/2006
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Big Ideas for Small SpacesTotal Hits - 982  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Small can be beautiful, as this new title from Sunset so aptly demonstrates. Particularly when we’re referring to today’s smaller homes, condos, and apartments. Whether you’re just starting out, retiring, or living in a dense metropolis, you can make the most out of limited square footage by applying professional design principles to create the illusion of more space. These Big Ideas offer inventive, attainable solutions, plus recommendations for products that help maximize smaller interiors.

Features:

* Readers from all walks of life will benefit from this timely volume on how to maximize limited space, beautifully

* Space-saving floor plans by home-improvement expert JoJo Liebeler are located throughout

* Nearly 300 photos illustrate how to use insider design techniques to eliminate that "small room" feeling

* Special section on products designed to improve the appearance and functionality of smaller spaces

ISBN: 0376011130   Date Published on 6/19/2006
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The Color Answer Book: From The World's Leading Color Expert (Capital Lifestyle Books)Total Hits - 873  |  Hits Today - 4Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Color is a catalyst for feelings - about how we look, decorate our home or office, plant in our garden, and relate to each other. The right colors stimulate or relax our senses, release happy memories, reflect how we feel about ourselves and about our personal space. 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. Now she provides expert answers for all of us who want more color in our lives. For The Color Answer Book, she has selected the questions people ask her most, and broken them into the areas that most affect your life - wardrobe planning - including makeup, hair color, and accessories; decorating your home or office; your health and your garden or outdoor space.
ISBN: 1933102101   Date Published on 10/30/2005
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The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail Total Hits - 4812  |  Hits Today - 3 Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Designed primarily for those building or restoring a home, this very well-organized and detailed book (first published in 1997 and here reprinted) includes samples of doors, windows, walls, ceilings, floors, fireplaces, kitchens, staircases, casework, lighting, services and metalwork including extremely informative photo/line art illustrations. The periods under study start with the Tudor and Jacobean, Baroque, early and late Georgian, colonial, Regency, Federal and Empire, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Beaux Arts, the Modern movements and an expanded section on the contemporary era. Glossaries are provided in both American and British vernacular. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
ISBN: 1554070791   Date Published on 9/8/2005
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By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object LessTotal Hits - 1179  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
An inspiring resource for design students, professionals, or anyone who could benefit from a fuller appreciation of the design process. By Design vividly shows how design affects our most significant human activities. A network of engrossing stories illuminate the process as it applies to industrial design, interior design, fashion design, graphic design, and social situations.

This new edition of a popular classic features updated examples of timeless ideas, illustrated in full color. A concluding chapter discusses what has, and has not, changed since the first edition, examining design responses to radical technological developments and shifting consumer demands. An elegant foreword by Paola Antonelli of the Museum of Modern Arts Department of Architecture and Design reintroduces the book to a fresh generation of readers.

ISBN: 1563673495   Date Published on 6/30/2005
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Architectural Quality Control Total Hits - 940  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book offers a time- and cost-saving, step-by-step process for taking a team approach to quality control at the drafting stage. Using the author’s proven method, each discipline is broken down into a separate sheet labeled with each item to be checked, and with the clearly explained rationale behind each check as well as the building code issues involved. Detailed drawings and diagrams offer real-world examples and at-a-glance information that’s clear and convenient, saving professionals time and money while assuring quality.
ISBN: 007143920X   Date Published on 6/29/2005
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The Color Palette Primer : A Guide To Choosing Ideal Color Combinations for Your Home Total Hits - 1120  |  Hits Today - 4Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
An ingenious and foolproof guide to decorating with color by one of America’s foremost color and interior design experts.

Color is the backbone of decorating and comes into play in nearly every decorating decision. But decorating with color can be intimidating, even for professionals. There are so many decisions to be made—about wall colors and window treatments, sofas and throw pillows, floor stains and rugs, bathroom tiles and towels, even the colors of a flower bed. The result is that many of us—designers included—fall back on boring but safe shades of whites and neutrals. Joann Eckstut, one of America’s foremost experts on color, has devised a system for choosing the most harmonious color combinations in The Color Palette Primer, featuring more than 800 error-proof palettes.

Each page focuses on a single dominant color, with three distinct palettes that contain the dominant color alongside an accent color and a neutral secondary color. This system allows readers to locate the one color they know they’d like to use (or that they’re stuck with!) and see three very different uses for that color. Instead of photographs, which date quickly, there are eight iconic line drawings throughout showing vignettes of rooms (upholstery, window treatments, walls and moldings, etc.) and how the given palettes look in these contexts. All of the colors correspond to paints that are available nationally.

For everyone intrigued by the endless possibilities of color, but fearful of creating a decorating fiasco, this is the foolproof solution.

In The Color Palette Primer, you’ll find perfect color combinations for every situation—whether you’re starting from scratch or coordinating with existing colors. You’ll need this book if you are:

• Painting your house—inside or out
• Buying or reupholstering furniture
• Renovating a kitchen or bathroom
• Adding decorative accents—from lampshades to throw pillows
• Buying new bedding
• Planning a flower bed
• Choosing bath towels
• Picking out a carpet or rug
• Staining your floors
• Adding window treatments
• Deciding on a new china pattern or table linens
• And much, much more!

Every color in this book corresponds to a paint color from a national brand. At the end of each section, you will find a page identifying the paints by brand. Here is the key to the brands:

• BM-CC Benjamin Moore Color Classics
• BM-CP Benjamin Moore Color Preview
• GL Glidden
• PL Pratt & Lambert
• RLP Ralph Lauren Paint
• SWC Sherwin Williams Color
• SWCA Sherwin Williams Color Preview
• SW-MS Sherwin Williams–Martha Stewart

Color Viewer
This neutral gray viewer allows you to see a palette on its own without the influence of the other palettes on the page or the white of the page around it. Once you find a palette you like, all you need to do is to place the viewer on the chosen palette so that it blocks out the white space around it.
ISBN: 0767918878   Date Published on 6/28/2005
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The New Decorating with Architectural Trimwork Total Hits - 1247  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In this new, expanded edition of Jay Silber's ground-breaking first book, The New Decorating with Architectural Trimwork focuses on the aesthetic uses of architectural trimwork. There are plenty of books that tell the reader how to install trim around windows and doors, but few that also explain how architectural trim can enhance a room's aesthetic appeal. Silber shows readers even more ideas on how to choose and use a wide variety of moldings, trim, and design concepts to transform the all-too-common sterile, open floor plan into a warm, inviting, richly textured home. This new edition of Trimwork provides ideas for how to decorate homes with trim and wall panels so that walls, passageways, and stairways can radiate the warmth, character, and beauty of the well-trimmed homes of eras gone by.
ISBN: 1580111815   Date Published on 4/1/2005
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New Spaces, Old World Charm (Elements of Living)Total Hits - 1199  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
You appreciate the ease-of-use, low maintenance and layout of new construction; you admire the charm, detail and warmth of older homes. Why not have both? With New Spaces, Old World Charm , you can! This insightful book, filled with 250 inspiring full color photographs, will help you transform your new home into a vintage space rich with history, warmth and comfort. Inside, fourteen leading designers show you how they brought historical interest, human scale, timeless style and welcoming warmth to newly built or gutted residences.You'll find hundreds of ways to create classic-yet-fresh spaces through architectural details, bold color, rich textiles, antique and reproduction furnishings and much more. Step inside and begin your journey of discovery. You'll find: A large, new Palm Beach home decorated in Bermuda cottage-inspired splendor by Ann LeConey. A large builder's house reimagined as a charming Colonial by Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco A historic townhouse revived and imbued with chic sophistication by Joe Nahem. An Asian-influenced penthouse by Peter Chu. And that's just the start -- you'll also find winning projects by top-rated designers Robert Couturier, Elissa Cullman all sharing tips of their trade. For house lovers, for designers, for dreamers-;there are few books that offer as rich an assortment of ideas and sources as this one. New Spaces, Old World Charm indeed has its own charm. It's a book sure to bring delight, whether you keep it for yourself or give it to somebody who truly values timeless craftsmanship and quality.
ISBN: 0071439293   Date Published on 11/1/2004
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Wright-Sized Houses : Frank Lloyd Wright's Solutions for Making Small Houses Feel Big Total Hits - 1127  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
America's most famous architect was obsessed with small houses. Even though this exciting aspect of his work has been long overlooked, the truth is that Frank Lloyd Wright spent most of his career addressing the problems of houses intended for individuals or small families of modest means. In the only book on the master architect to focus on "the house of moderate cost," Wright expert Diane Maddex takes the reader inside a selection of his small houses from across the country, turning the spotlight on Wright's ingenious solutions to make these homes look and feel large.
ISBN: 0810946262   Date Published on 11/25/2003

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