Living with Pattern

Color, Texture, and Print at Home

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Author: Rebecca Atwood

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0553459457

Category: Design

Page: 288

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A design book filled with beautiful photography and clear ideas for how to use pattern to decorate your home. If you focus on pattern, from texture and color to furniture and textiles, everything else will fall into place. Pattern is the strongest element in any room. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. She covers pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and she also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway. This stunning book showcases distinct uses of pattern in homes all over the country to inspire you to realize that an injection of pattern can enliven any space, helping to make it uniquely yours. From the Hardcover edition.

Living with Pattern

Color, Texture, and Print at Home

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Author: Rebecca Atwood

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0553459449

Category: ART

Page: 288

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"A home is meant to be a reflection of the owner's story--it's the one place where we get to create the environment. Pattern is a key element in the process of communicating personality, aspirations, and experiences, adding authenticity and interest. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood travels room by room throughout the house--the expected main rooms as well as smaller, not-to-be-forgotten spaces like reading nooks and foyers--showing how to use pattern to shape interiors. She includes information on how to create different levels of pattern, how color works, how prints can mix and match, how to enliven elements already in the home, how to craft custom patterned pieces, and more. Above all, Atwood makes clear that pattern can be practical and completely usable. Filled with soft yet stunning photography of genuine homes throughout the country, Living with Pattern is the road map to a rich and layered home"--

Design*Sponge at Home

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Author: Grace Bonney

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657001

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

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The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger “Thank you,” wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, “for teaching me that houses don’t have to be frumpy and formal. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern.” They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space. That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes: • Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers • Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space • Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery • Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge—real people with limited time and realistic budgets • Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.

Elements of Style

Designing a Home & a Life

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Author: Erin Gates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476744882

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.

Glamorous Rooms

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Author: Jan Showers

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810949744

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Glamorous Rooms showcases the elegant eclecticism of renowned designer Jan Showers's interiors, including many projects unpublished until now. Illustrated with dazzling photography, Showers's accessible and useful design tenets will inspire readers to create their own luxurious yet relaxed homes. Showers's attention to detail seamlessly blends Hollywood high style, midcentury modernism, and classic 18th-century French styles with the local flavors of St. Barth's, Paris, and Rome. Her modern and timeless interiors, never overdone, have earned her a dedicated fan base of top designers, celebrities, and power brokers from Palm Beach to Del Mar. A must-have addition to any design enthusiast's library, Glamorous Rooms is sure to be an instant classic. Traditional Home October 2009 Lucite and tufting and mirrors, oh my! Love shimmering elegance? You'll thrill to the work of Jan Showers, a Texas pro. Veranda November-December 2009 Texas-based designer Jan Showers strikes just the right balance between restraint and high visual impact. Her superbly detailed rooms gain unique presence through a mix of styles, such as Hollywood Regency, eighteenth-century French and mid-century modern. Like her spaces, her furnishings-including her 1940’s-inspired Venetian glass lamps-exude American glamour. House Beautiful November 2009 Jan Showers tells all, Dallas style. The how/why of glamour, one gorgeous room @ a time. Read the captions! Luxe Fall 2009 Over 200 dazzling photographs of Showers’ design, which seamlessly blend Hollywood high style, mid-century modernism and classic 18th century French style.

At Home with Town and Country

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Author: Sarah Medford,The Editors of Town & Country

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781588169884

Category: House & Home

Page: 383

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Profiles of thirty distinctive homes, providing photographs and descriptions of each dwelling's interior design, which range from urban settings to rural retreats.

Allegra Hicks

An Eye for Design

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Author: Allegra Hicks

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810995734

Category: Design

Page: 224

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This work examines textile, interior, and fashion designer Hicks' approach to design and luxury. The book retraces the genesis of her patterns over the past decades of her work.

Habitat

The Field Guide to Decorating

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Author: Lauren Liess

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128096

Category: House & Home

Page: 600

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Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds. The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as color, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

Decorating with Style

Speedy Tips, Savvy Tricks & Cool Ideas to Transform Your Home

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Author: Abigail Ahern

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849492720

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 192

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Decorating Abigail Ahern style is about creating spaces that make you happy - not just buying the latest 'it' chair. According to the internationally renowned interior designer, the most successful homes always have an element of the unexpected. Good taste is wonderful, but without a touch of eccentricity - some tension between spontaneity and rigour, refinement and rebellion - beautifully co-ordinated rooms can leave you cold. Proving that style has nothing to do with money and everything to do with confidence, Abigail goes back to basics to help you determine your own style, then demonstrates how to take interiors to the next level by mixing and layering different styles and eras; injecting intrigue into a room with some maximalist lighting or a decorative rug; playing around with scale, colour and texture to create an enchanting, idiosyncratic vibe. Packed with original ideas, beautiful photography, speedy updates and easy DIY projects - that transform affordable furniture and accessories into something you'd see in a designer showroom - this hip, hands-on guide offers all the tips, tricks and inspiration you need to create a stylish home. For styleconscious people on a budget, interior design just got fun . . .

Tory Burch

In Color

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Author: Tory Burch

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127928

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Tory Burch sees the world in color, inspired by people, places, and ideas—all of which influence her brand, synonymous with print and color. In her first book, she explores what living in color means to her. The book is organized by color, each one brought to life through images of her own collections and travels; how she entertains; style icons; the works of artists, authors, and interior designers she admires; and the advice of business leaders—many of whom are interviewed within. The book also offers a glimpse into the more personal moments in Tory’s life, such as family trips with her boys or the indelible ways in which her parents, Buddy and Reva Robinson, influenced her collection, company, and philosophy. The foreword is written by Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue, and the cover features Damien Hirst's Beautiful Primal Urges Rug, © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd., all rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2014. Courtesy of Other Criteria. 100% of the gross proceeds received by Tory Burch LLC from the sale of this book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation.

Hue

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Author: Kelly Wearstler

Publisher: Ammo Books

ISBN: 9781934429723

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 9695

Includes recent, unpublished projects by one of America's top interior designers, including her home in Beverly Hills and celebrity residential projects, as well as her designs for hotels, in a book with 400 color photos that explores the power of color in the author's work.

Prints Charming by Madcap Cottage

Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns

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Author: John Loecke,Jason Oliver Nixon

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351495

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 8534

Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior—and the pages of every shelter magazine currently feature this well-loved look. This bright, lively interior design book is like no other: it shows readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs. It also teaches readers how to layer pattern for fresh, exciting, personalized spaces. The book is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images of design elements and finished rooms—and each chapter is packed with lively DIY projects, plus Dos and Don’ts, Try This, and more.

Domino

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Author: Richard Cowper

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575108126

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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From the moment when young Christopher Blackburn is prevailed upon to attend a seance at The Seekers' Temple a series of seemingly inexplicable and increasingly terrifying experiences gradually convinces him that he has been singled out by some unknown power which is bent on his destruction. But why? And what can he have which has attracted the attention of the sinister Guardians? In a desperate hunt for the answers to these questions Christoper learns for himself the old truth that no man is an island; the new one that it is possible to be in two times at the same place; and the sombre one that some of us are more responsible to posterity than we care to admit!

Paint Box

45 Palettes for Choosing Color, Texture and Pattern

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Author: Tricia Guild

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849499903

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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Renowned for her unique eye for color and her ability to mix paint, pattern and texture to fabulous effect in creating beautiful spaces, Tricia Guild has now, for the first time ever, resolved to lay bare the secrets of her working methods and spell them out simply for us to follow – not to copy what she does but to learn how to use these skills in our own rooms. Taking inspiration from nature, the cityscape, a different period or culture or from the space itself, Paint Box provides visual inspiration, expert advice, a box of tricks and 45 of Tricia's tried-and-tested palettes. www.designersguild.com

Collected

Living with the Things You Love

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Author: Fritz Karsh,Rebecca Robertson

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419713958

Category: Design

Page: 352

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Describes ways in which people can display the collections they have amassed of the objects that attract them, rather than keeping them hidden in storage, arranged by differernt personality types.

Nancy Braithwaite

Simplicity

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Author: Nancy Braithwaite

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847843610

Category: Design

Page: 295

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Braithwaite takes the reader deep into her singular vision. Divided into five sections, the book begins with her manifesto on simplicity and the aspects of design used to achieve it, including architecture, scale, color, texture, pattern, and composition. She then presents three categories of style--country, classic, and contemporary--and explains and illustrates each with iconic rooms from her portfolio. Finally, she presents several houses as case studies, displaying the power of these principles in action and emphasizing the importance of craftsmanship in design.

Coastal Living Beach House Happy

The Joy of Living by the Water

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Author: Antonia Van Der Meer

Publisher: Costal Living

ISBN: 9780848744298

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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"This beautiful book is my new happy place. Dive in!" - Jonathan Adler Beach people are not only "house proud," but they are irrevocably "house happy." With a unique attachment to their homes, coastal dwellers and their homes exude a certain warmth and beauty found nowhere else. Beach House Happy reveals six routes to the happiness found in beach houses, exposing how the walls and windows, doors and floors, décor and architecture combine to create an atmosphere in which we can breathe easier and be our best selves.

The Things That Matter

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Author: Nate Berkus

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0679644318

Category: House & Home

Page: 308

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The acclaimed designer and author of the best-selling Home Rules presents a sumptuously illustrated guide to meaningful home decorating that builds on a premise that a house's objects reflect its owners, providing tours and stories about some of the favorite family and celebrity homes the author helped design. 100,000 first printing.

Patterns

Inside the Design Library

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Author: Peter Koepke

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871660

Category: Design

Page: 332

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An insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designers Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers - including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target - look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design. This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament.

Remodelista: The Organized Home

Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House

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Author: Julie Carlson,Margot Guralnick

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579658156

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 3861

Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com. Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes pleasure in her collections, we all yearn for an unencumbered life in a home that makes us happy. This compact tome shows us how, with more than 100 simple and stylish tips, each clearly presented and accompanied by full-color photographs that are sure to inspire. Readers will learn strategies for conquering their homes’ problem zones (from the medicine cabinet to the bedroom closet) and organizing tricks and tools that can be deployed in every room (embrace trays; hunt for unused spaces overhead; decant everything). Interviews with experts, ranging from kindergarten teachers to hoteliers, offer even more ingenious ideas to steal. It all adds up to the ultimate home organizing manual.