Shades of Grey

Decorating with the most elegant of neutrals

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Author: Kate Watson-Smyth

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849757126

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 8098

There's no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment. Restaurants, stores, and homes are covered in it. There's not a home improvement show that doesn't use it. And forget 50 shades...in fact the human eye can detect more than 500. As can the average paint color chart. “Everyone wants to paint their houses grey at the moment,” says Karen Haller, a color expert who advises clients on branding and color psychology. “But it's one of the most difficult colours to get right.” Get it wrong and a room will be cold and dark, possibly even energy-sapping. Get it right, however, and your home will look fresh, sophisticated, and modern. So how do we go about choosing the perfect hue? In 'Shades of Grey' Kate Watson-Smyth will help you find exactly the right shade for your space. Full of expert advice and essential information and spiced with a generous dash of humor, this book will guide you through the minefield that is choosing the perfect shade of gray paint.

Mad about the House

How to decorate your home with style

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Author: Kate Watson-Smyth

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911624245

Category: House & Home

Page: N.A

View: 9134

The book of the UK's No.1 interiors blog, madaboutthehouse.com. Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be it a house, apartment or single room. Packed full of ideas and inspiration for every budget, work through your home room by room with Kate’s expert and practical tips and tricks that ensure every corner reaches its maximum potential. As well as her top 10 design hacks, Kate reveals the rules of rug layout, explains how to buy a sofa, and shows you how to get the lighting right in every room. Learn how to decorate your home with style and confidence, select colours that work, make the most of small spaces and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertaining and work – sometimes all in the same space. Whatever your style, Mad About The House is a must-have for anyone who is interested in interior design and who wants to make their house a home. ‘A smart, savvy, fun book stuffed full of top tips to help you make your home your own.’ - Michelle Ogundehin, Editor at Large, ELLE Decoration ‘Kate Watson-Smyth writes with great flair and humour, but what I Iove about her is that she encompasses core design principles, whilst giving people a chance to form their own opinions and see things in a different light.’ - Kelly Hoppen ‘I am totally addicted to this blog.’ - Professor Green

Perfect Neutrals

Color You Can Live With

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Author: Stephanie Hoppen

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 7898

A personalized guide to home decorating shows the variety of neutrals, from pea green to washed out lilac, and how to put them together and add accents, in an illustrated book that shows how to balance the colors, how layering works with different shades of color, how to add texture with fabric, and the importance of accents.

Decorating in Detail

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Author: Alexa Hampton

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307956857

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 6748

Shares the author's development process for eight homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans, describing how each of the elements, from fabrics to furniture, was chosen.

Spotlight on Neutrals

Quilts and More for Any Decor

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Author: Pat Wys

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604686537

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 1095

If you think neutral fabrics are only for backgrounds and blending, you're in for a pleasant surprise. See what can happen when sophisticated taupes, warm browns, rich creams, and contemporary grays take center stage. Enjoy elegant pieced and appliquéd designs that redefine "neutrals" and open up new possibilities for black, white, gray, beige, and more Choose from 12 projects with timeless appeal, including quilts, pillows, a square table topper, and a mantel scarf Create stash-busting scrappy projects that can be used year-round, work in any home and with all decors, and make ideal gifts

Black and White (And a Bit in Between)

Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections

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Author: Celerie Kemble

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307715981

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 4162

A sumptuously photographed tour of the celebrated designer's interiors features examples from more than 75 homes complemented by inspirational tips and professional tricks on everything from choosing paints and finishes to building nature-themed rooms.

Monochrome Home

Elegant Interiors in Black and White

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Author: Hilary Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849756136

Category: Design

Page: 191

View: 9618

Decorating in black and white is perennially popular and eternally chic. Hilary Robertson demonstrates how, whether used alone or together, these contrasting shades can create dramatic effects at home, from the classic to the eclectic. Sought-after interiors stylist Hilary Robertson celebrates the stylish simplicity of the monochromatic home--elegant interiors in black, white, and every shade of gray in between. In the first chapter, Living in Black and White, Hilary analyzes successful monochrome interiors, referring to paint and fabric swatches, and providing moodboards for different schemes. Next, In the Mix takes a closer look at the effective tools of texture, light, and scale and pattern and the role that they have to play. The third chapter, The Dark Room, visits real homes that feature darker monochrome palettes, while, following on, Let there be Light provides examples of homes with a whiter, brighter approach. Finally, in Monochrome Home Hilary Robertson shows how to bring the look right up to date, visiting the fabulously inspiring homes of artists and designers from Europe to the US.

Pale and Interesting

Decorating with whites, pastels and neutrals for a warm and welcoming home

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Author: Atlanta Bartlett,David Coote

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758543

Category: Design

Page: 160

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In Pale & Interesting, stylist Atlanta Bartlett and designer Dave Coote reveal their passion for decorating with a muted palette of subtle shades, resulting in a stylish yet comfortable home. Atlanta and Dave start by taking a look at the design philosophy behind the look, breaking it down into three simple mantras: Keep it Simple, Keep it Relaxed, and Keep it Real. Next, in Putting It All Together, they map out all the key elements of the Pale & Interesting look: Shades of Pale; Texture & Form; Mixing it Up; Waste Not, Want Not; and Collecting. Finally, in The Rooms, they take us on a tour throughout the home, revealing how easy and enjoyable it is to live with chalky pastels, earthy natural tones, understated neutrals, and muted vintage shades. They also demonstrate how these soothing shades can provide the perfect (and surprisingly practical) backdrop to busy family life. Pale & Interesting shows how to tap into the look and draw on your own individual taste to create a fresh, light, and airy home that’s a joy to live in, every single day.

Plain Simple Useful

The Essence of Conran Style

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Author: Terence Conran

Publisher: Conran

ISBN: 1840916699

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 8940

Terence Conran has always believed that objects - and surroundings - that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. By being practical and performing well over time, they are as much the antidote to superficial styling as they are to the shoddy and second-rate. Applied to the home as a whole, this discerning approach results in interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless, with plenty of room for the expression of personal taste. Plain Simple Useful is organized according to the main activities that take place at home. Inspirational interiors, many of which are Conran's own, and a number of projects designed by him exclusively for this book, provide all the guidance you need to tailor-make your own storage. The book also features iconic examples of classic designs that will enhance any home, as well as a peek behind the closed doors of those well-ordered cupboards, larders and other stowing spaces that contribute so much to easy living.

White Rooms

Decorating with Style, Pattern, and Colour

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Author: David Harrison

Publisher: Lantern

ISBN: 9781921383793

Category: Color in interior decoration

Page: 256

View: 805

From the architect-designed to the appealingly rustic, white is seen in its multitude of shades, combinations and possibilities. The book visits individual homes from Sao Paulo to the South of France, all with diverse decorating philosophies but each showing, in depth, the way in which white acts as the foundation of their style. As well, chapters devoted to every room in the house, and outdoor areas, illustrate the many ways in which white can be used effectively. A "working with white" section at the back of the book offers tips, including the most suitable types of paint to use, and how best to deal with large spaces.

Styled

Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves

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Author: Emily Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0804186278

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 2977

"The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home."

Modern Pastoral

Bring the Tranquility of Nature Into Your Home

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Author: Niki Brantmark

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782493082

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 1078

Discover contemporary interiors inspired by natural landscapes. Modern pastoral interiors are about embracing the pared-back lifestyle of living in the country, taking nature as the main point of inspiration. Use colors, textures, and details to create a home in which to unwind--a retreat from the rest of the world. Niki Brantmark explores various takes on this simple, informal style. Chapter 1, Graphical, explores a look that is striking, reminiscent of weather-beaten landscapes: think whitewashed ceilings, rugged stone surfaces, and striking black features, softened by cozy soft furnishings and fresh plants and flowers. In chapter 2, Forest, the interiors are filled with exposed wood throughout, combined with traditional patterns and features, such as log burners and woven rugs--while Homestead style in chapter 3 introduces warmer hues, featuring painted wood and creamy, light browns in textiles, furniture, and collectibles. The final chapter, Waterside, brings to mind calm lakes and babbling streams, where rooms are filled with light, and gentle blue and gray shades pervade. Photographed in homes across Scandinavia and the United States, all evoke an ideal, rural life, adapted to modern living.

The Natural Home

Creative interiors inspired by the beauty of the natural world

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Author: Hans Blomquist

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788790857

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

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The Natural Home is a place where natural materials and motifs are the key elements of a decorating style that is a joy to live with and a joy to behold. Influential art director and stylist Hans Blomquist starts off by exploring the essence of his style. Firstly, Plants and Flowers celebrates the beauty of nature, botanical prints and pictures, and the cycles of the natural world. Display reveals Hans’ passion for creating vignettes that showcase treasured pieces, while Color presents his favourite earthy palette, which provides the perfect muted backdrop for hits of brighter natural hues. In Texture, he revels in the textures and patinas of natural materials – scuffed wood, frayed rope, beaten metal and bare stone. Finally, Hans shows how to use Fabrics to bring warmth and softness to any interior. In the second part of the book, The Natural Homes, through a series of case studies, Hans explores houses and apartments that showcase the beautiful simplicity and elegance of the natural look.

Stuff of Life

Arranging things ordinary & extraordinary

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Author: Hilary Robertson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788790864

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 8790

Hilary Robertson reveals a multitude of ways to style and display the “stuff of life”—the flotsam and jetsam of possessions, from pictures and ornaments to hats and bicycles, that we accumulate over the course of time. In the first chapter, How to Arrange your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates four different approaches to arrangements—intuitive, narrative, practical, and curatorial—and shows how each one can be achieved. She also considers the variety of display locations available within the home—walls, mantelpieces, windowsills, chests of drawers, tabletops—and suggests how to make the most of them. Next, in Stories Told by Real Homes, Hilary shares insider knowledge drawn from the experience of creating interiors that fall into five different styles—Neatnik, Bohemian, Naturalist, Sculpture Vulture, and Noble Salvage. Some people are magpies—they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it—while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain or tame it. The ideas in this book will appeal to magpies, minimalists, and everyone in between.

Hans Blomquist in Detail

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Author: Hans Blomquist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849755511

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 207

View: 9378

Uses the author's experiences as a stylist and art director to show readers how to create evocative rooms by focusing on six key aspects of design, nature, texture, color, collections, and display.

Coastal Blues

Mrs. Howard's Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky

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Author: Phoebe Howard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352270

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 2403

From design expert (and interior design readers’ favorite) Phoebe Howard comes a new book focused on decorating with beautiful blue color schemes. Coastal Blues is a glorious decor book filled with inspiring images of beach houses, seacoast getaways, vacation cottages, and luxurious seaside manors. It is also a hardworking how-to-get-the-look book that offers solid interior design and styling advice. Featuring brand-new, never-before-published projects, every page reflects the ease and casual elegance of shoreline living. With chapters such as Sea Glass (brilliant blue color schemes), Indigo Bay (true blue schemes), and Ocean Mist (pale blue schemes), Phoebe Howard shows design lovers how to make the coastal style modern, fresh, and very much their own.

Ode to Color

The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design

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Author: Lori Weitzner

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062396174

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Internationally renowned textile designer Lori Weitzner presents a novel, layered perspective on the use and significance of color in design and culture in this spectacular treasury illustrated with 225 full-color images. Ode to Color, a stunning anthology by renowned and award-winning textile and wallcovering designer Lori Weitzner, principal of Lori Weitzner Design, Inc., offers an immersive, sensual, and engaging journey in the world of color as it applies to culture, design, mood, and memory. Each of the ten chapters in this richly illustrated volume presents a distinct color world through an intimate and often kaleidoscopic perspective, a compilation of the numerous—and often shifting—associations and emotions we assign to a color or group of colors. Each chapter combines diverse imagery—evocative fine art and photography, environmental interiors, details of Weitzner’s gorgeous designs as well as her sketches and watercolors—with excerpts from literature and her own essays on a wide array of topics relating to the palette. The result is a fully sensory conveyance of each palette’s particular power as well as a consideration of its tangible and intangible connections, from its place in religion, pop culture, and commerce to the impact it has upon our decision making, our moods, and our tastes. While each chapter is unique in its approach to the ten worlds, with its mix of essays, prose and range of art, from a Technicolor Disney cartoon in Out Loud to David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in Silverlight, each chapter includes: An introductory essay on a subject that characterizes the palette A two-page photographer of an open drawer in Weitzner’s studio that she has arranged with various fabrics, skeins, and objects that, together, comprise the palette; An evocative two-page word collage that presents both color names and the words commonly associated with the palette; Design pointers that provide in-depth insight to working with color and to decorating with each palette throughout the home, from wall treatments to accessories. Spectacular and imaginative, this experiential volume will captivate, inspire, and inform a broad audience, including interior designers and decorators, architects, graphic and fine artists, and anyone interested in art, design, fashion, pop culture, and spiritual discovery. Sumptuous, beautifully designed, and filled with wondrous imagery and compelling stories and facts, it makes an inspiring and unusual gift for almost any occasion.

Shades of Country

Designing a Life of Comfort

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Author: Chippy Irvine

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561588164

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

View: 7333

Capturing the timeless quality and adaptability of country style design, a lavishly illustrated resource examines in detail six different styles of country design--clean and simple, rustic, farmhouse, grand country, cottage, and urban arcadia--covering such areas as color choice, furnishings, window and wall treatments, floors, and accessories.

Neutral Color Schemes

Neutral Palettes and Dramatic Accents for Inspirational Interiors

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Author: Alice Buckley

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554074013

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 735

Enhanced with a "Color Directory" of palettes and their variations, this guide provides tips and suggestions for working with neutral colors, selecting a color scheme, understanding the effect of light on color, layering neutrals, and more.

The Scandinavian Home

Explore the beauty of Scandinavian style in the city and country

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Author: Niki Brantmark

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782494119

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 3509

Discover classic and contemporary Scandinavian style. Scandinavia is famous for its distinctive style: homes are pared-back and simple, and form and function are combined to create aesthetically pleasing and practical interiors. Scandinavians are inspired by light, having an abundance of it in summer but so little of it in winter, and house designs tend to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the home, and allow the inhabitants to make the most of outdoor life during the summer. Similarly, nature and the weather are major influences: homes are made warm and cozy for the freezing winter months—not just literally with log burners, but also through incorporating wood and natural materials. The Scandinavian Home showcases a wide range of these beautiful homes. The first chapter, City Dwellings, features sharp, modern apartments and smart townhouses. Country Homes shows the Scandinavian take on country style with laid-back, bohemian homes. Finally, the Summer and Winter Retreats include coastal cottages, an allotment house, and log cabins.