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Michael Smith Elements of Style Total Hits - 9262  |  Hits Today - 1 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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Home Rules : Transform the Place You Live into a Place You'll LoveTotal Hits - 8255  |  Hits Today - 2 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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An Affair with a House Total Hits - 6546  |  Hits Today - 2 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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Preston Bailey's Design for Entertaining: Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams Total Hits - 6382  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Preston Bailey's Design For Entertaining is the ultimate sourcebook of inspiration for creating the perfect ambience for any major party or event. Bailey guides the reader through the planning process from large decisions- picking a theme, setting the mood, and transforming the space to fit the vision for the event-to the details such as flowers, lighting, and table settings that all come together to create a unique environment. Full-color photographs of events including Melissa Rivers' wedding and the launch party for Oprah's O Magazine showcase the spectacular results of his approach.
ISBN: 0821227653   Date Published on 11/11/2002
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Preston Bailey's Fantasy Weddings Total Hits - 5854  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In this incredible collection of inspirational photos and ideas, floral designer Preston Bailey shares his invaluable experience of more than 20 years in creating the decor for celebrity and high-profile events and tells how to create an unforgettable wedding for brides and grooms-to-be.

With engaging text, Bailey guides the reader through the process of planning engagement parties and receptions, and explains how to bring diverse yet elegant elements together to compose the stunning environment of ones dreams. Beginning with large decisions, such as choosing a theme and transforming a wide array of spaces to fit the vision, he moves on to the details--centerpieces, arches, place mats, lighting, table settings, and more.

Throughout the book are luxe full-color photographs of nine weddings, with chapters that include a Glorious Glasshouse Fantasy, a Tropical Latin Fantasy, a Modern Metropolitan Fantasy, and a New England Waterfront Fantasy. Also included are nine design motifs from the Signatures by Preston Bailey line. Above all, Bailey encourages anyone planning a wedding, whether large or small, to allow creativity to blossom and have fun while designing their dream event.

ISBN: 0821228692   Date Published on 11/9/2004
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Pottery Barn Home (Pottery Barn Design Library) Total Hits - 5675  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Organizing Magic: 40 Days to a Well-Ordered Home and Life Total Hits - 5511  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Organizing Magic: 40 Days to a Well-Ordered Home and Life
ISBN: 0800730992   Date Published on 7/1/2006
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Handmade Modern : Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your HomeTotal Hits - 5235  |  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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Decorating JunkMarket Style Total Hits - 4719  |  Hits Today - 3 Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The JUNKMARKET Girls reveal ideas from their unique creations, product line, and media ventures.

Secrets to finding good junk and how to use it for new and different purposes.

Inspiration for those searching for treasure at flea markets, garage sales, attics, and dumps.

Room settings illustrate decorating styles—urban industrial, country, cottage, retro, and even traditional.

Ideas and how-to projects to fashion candle holders from tractor parts, repurpose carpenter’s levels as shelves, create photo holders from tennis racquet presses, make cornices from architectural molding, and much more.

ISBN: 0696222825   Date Published on 3/8/2005
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Casa Florida : Spanish-Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables Total Hits - 4599  |  Hits Today - 2 Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Florida’s architectural history can be traced to the Spanish colonial settlement of St. Augustine in the mid-16 century, while the state’s architectural development reached its mature stage in the 19th century. Casa Florida is an exuberant, full-color celebration of the enduring influence of Spanish architecture and design upon Florida’s resorts, private houses, and gardens.
Casa Florida explores the earliest influences of the Spanish style in the Sunshine State, its revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its contemporary expression in architecture today, with a strong focus on the style’s unifying concept of fantasy and Florida’s unique tendency to inspire enraptured states of mind and spectacular built environments. Susan Sully provides colorful history and anecdotes that complement Steven Brooke’s magnificent full-color photography of the region’s signature style in examples representing the entire state and ranging from the charming to the splendid.
ISBN: 0847827038   Date Published on 10/11/2005

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