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Pad : The Guide to Ultra-Living Total Hits - 1166  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
You have a futon left over from college, some dingy end tables that Aunt Miller left you, and an apartment whose carpeting dates back to the Me Decade. The decorating magazines and TV shows never seem to talk to you. So what? With some attitude, know-how, and a lot of your own style, your place can be transformed into a fabulous Shangri-La, a swanky venue fit for living and entertaining well. Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living is filled to bursting with hip, affordable projects for every room in the house and shows how to use basics like lighting, plants, mirrors, and paint to enhance even problem areas. Numerous testimonials from real people with real living spaces demonstrate how a little spaces demonstrate how a little spunk and individuality can overcome the limitations of the average urban dwelling. Offering a complete lifestyle package, Pad has instructions for building your own home bar, ideas for party themes and recipes--and even collateral hangover cures! This total living guide will have your place all spruced up--and the envy of guests--in no time.
ISBN: 0811826538   Date Published on 5/1/2000
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The Emotional House: How Redesigning Your Home Can Change Your Life Total Hits - 569  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Most of us spend more time in our homes than any other place. For better or worse, this highly personal space has a powerful influence over the way we feel about our lives. Based on the program used by the authors in their successful home consulting practice, this book teaches readers to use psychological and design principles to transform their houses into nurturing and supportive living.

The exercises in the book encourage readers to list the activities they engage in, room by room, in their homes. Readers learn how to analyze each room's size, layout, and decor and how to read their psychological and physiological reactions to the various spaces. Then the book offers readers a step-by-step process they can use to figure out what they and their living companions-family members, roommates, and even pets-want out of each room. Based on these discoveries, the book proposes cleaning, organizing, and decorating ideas guaranteed to make each room function better.

"This book unlocks the door on home design, giving you keys to creating a home that lifts your spirits and agrees with your lifestyle." -Candice Olson,one of North America's top designers and host of Divine Design on HGTV

ISBN: 1572244089   Date Published on 4/15/2005
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The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating (New Smart Approach)Total Hits - 408  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Revised and updated, The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating shows you how to decorate every room in your home with the same confidence and flair as a professional designer. Over 425 photographs as well as Smart Tips from professionals reveal the secrets of selecting colors, mixing patterns, adding texture, and arranging furniture. You'll also learn the importance of good lighting and how to add personal touches to your design.
ISBN: 1580111432   Date Published on 3/15/2003
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Taunton's Kidspace Idea Book: Creative Playrooms Clever Storage Ideas Retreats for Teens ToddlerTotal Hits - 1528  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
At last, a book filled with creative ideas for the rooms children live in rooms for playing, studying, relaxing, and growing. This inspiring book, filled with 250 color photos and 35 drawings, is a great planning tool for parents, architects, and designers. "Offers plenty of inspiration ... for planning not only children's bedrooms and playrooms, but every room in the house." -- Home Remodeling and Decorating
ISBN: 156158617X   Date Published on 10/1/2002
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Garage, Attic and Basement StorageTotal Hits - 893  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Garage, Attic and Basement Storage
ISBN: 0376012005   Date Published on 1/1/1984
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The Pocket Decorator Total Hits - 474  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This portable, fully illustrated encyclopedia of decorating is destined to become an instant classic.

Decorating a house or apartment should be a fun and creative project, but almost everyone finds the number of decisions to make overwhelming. Cut pile or loop pile carpet? Trace lighting or wall sconces? Chintz, velvet, or linen for the upholstery? There are so many choices to consider and questions that are difficult to answer.

The Pocket Decorator is the solution: a unique visual primer of interior design that is small enough to slip into your pocket. Uniquely complete and portable, this accessible volume includes everything from big-picture topics like architectural styles throughout the ages to nitty-gritty details such as curtain treatments. With chapters on Architectural Elements, Decorative Motifs, Fabrics, Floor Treatments, Furniture, Hardware, Lighting, Trimmings, Upholstery, Walls, and Windows, the book also features sidebars on such topics as standard bed sizes, how to buy a lampshade, how to decorate in the country style, and more. It's like having your own personal decorator in your pocket wherever you go.

Endlessly useful, practical in its organization, and portable in size, with elegant illustrations throughout, The Pocket Decorator will find a place in every home decorator's library.
ISBN: 0789310570   Date Published on 6/26/2004
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An Affair with a House Total Hits - 6595  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Handmade Modern : Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your HomeTotal Hits - 5290  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (23)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Love the look of mid-century, modern, retro design, but don't feel like dropping two weeks' pay on an Eames chair? In Handmade Modern, Todd Oldham shares his passion for mid-century modern homes with over 52 do-it-yourself projects for anyone who loves crafts and longs to add character to every corner of his or her home.

Todd Oldham has received accolades during an impressive career bringing couture fashion and elegant design to a more inclusive and broader audience, first in MTV's "House of Style", and today though his line of housewares and school supplies for Target, and his line of home furnishings for La-Z-Boy. In Handmade Modern he offers cutting-edge makeover plans for the office, kitchen, living room, bedroom, and closet, all designed to be both fresh and enormously practical. In this beautifully designed full-color book, Todd tackles each room in the house, starting with a beauty shot of each room, and then breaking the room down into its components, each one a do-it-yourself project. In the living room, for example, he takes you through projects with a difficulty range of 1 through 5:

  • a space-saving freestanding bookshelf (5)
  • matching end tables (4)
  • reupholstered pillows (2)
  • Lucite picture frames (2)

Each project is charted through step-by-step photos and instructions until the fabulously mod end.

Handmade Modern promises to revolutionize the way the reader looks at his or her own home and capacity to beautify a space. Chic, accessible, and fun, this is the achievable new look of modern home design.

ISBN: 0060591250   Date Published on 4/12/2005
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Living Large in Small Spaces: Expressing Personal Style in 100 to 1,000 Square Feet Total Hits - 4455  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (31)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With a little imagination and creativity--and without hiring a professional--almost anyone can transform a small living space into a comfortable and stylish environment. Whether decorating a dorm room, an apartment, or a little cottage, what we strive for is a look and feel that expresses our individual personalities. Part style guide, part idea sourcebook, this handy volume--designed to meet the needs of real people with real budgets--is packed with smart ideas, basic design principles, and enough inspiration to get you off the sofa to make it happen.

In her lively, informative text, design guru Marisa Bartolucci takes readers inside 33 small homes from cities across the U.S. to reveal how a strong sense of style--rather than design know-how or unlimited resources--is the most effective tool for transforming an ordinary cramped living space into a smart yet functional private sanctuary.

ISBN: 0810991055   Date Published on 5/1/2003
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Compact Houses : Architecture for the Environment Total Hits - 3412  |  Hits Today - 1 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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