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Green Interior Design by Lori Dennis 00

Green Interior Design by Lori Dennis

Green Interior Design by Lori Dennis

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With over 100 color photos of projects and furnishings from the leading green design professionals, this easy-to-use (and easy to read) manual includes extensive resources and vendors who practice green behavior and business strategies and inspirational and cost-effective tips to creating glamorously green interiors. Geared toward homeowners, interior designers, architects, and...

Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers 00

Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers

Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers

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At last, there’s an authoritative guide to help interior designers apply green- building and sustainability applications to their environments. Sustainable Interior Design expertly introduces the principles of environmentally responsible design for interior environments. This useful reference provides beginning designers and experienced professionals alike with a comprehensive...

Liaigre by Christian Liaigre, Thomas Luntz 00

Liaigre by Christian Liaigre, Thomas Luntz

Liaigre by Christian Liaigre, Thomas Luntz

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Liaigre’s spare, Zen-meets-luxury aesthetic is instantly recognizable in these six sumptuously designed locations. The first spreads are of a house in Orense, Spain: cue lots of dark wood, deep reds and rich leathers, with such Iberian flourishes as a sofa embroidered with motifs drawn from toreadors’ costumes. The rest of the book takes a romp through five similarly lush...

Syrie Maugham by Pauline C. Metcalf 00

Syrie Maugham by Pauline C. Metcalf

Syrie Maugham by Pauline C. Metcalf

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Trendsetter, fashion icon, and wife of an internationally renowned novelist, the interior designer Syrie Maugham (1879 1955) created an ultra-chic world that was as unique as it was influential. Her ethereal all-white rooms of the 1920s and 30s were echoed in high-style interiors around the world and translated into sets for movies and theatrical productions. Much of the look we associate...

Preston Bailey’s Design for Entertaining, Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams 00

Preston Bailey’s Design for Entertaining, Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams

Preston Bailey’s Design for Entertaining, Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams

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A party planner to the stars offers guidance to the earthbound on creating the perfect celebration, from designing the ideal lighting to choosing the best floral arrangements. Lavishly photographed by Roger Dong and Alex Kirkbride, this book gives readers glimpses into Matt Lauer’s red-themed wedding reception and the sumptuous anniversary party for Oprah’s magazine, O-content...

New York Apartments 00

New York Apartments

New York Apartments

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New York Apartments, Offering a rare glimpse into the opulent world of the Manhattan elite of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, New York Apartments features interiors created by giants of New York design, including famed decorator Albert Hadley, celebrated interior designer Mark Hampton, and renowned architect Charles Gwathmey. Featuring lavishly produced full-color and...

Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play 00

Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play

Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play

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The first book to present excellent design for children’s rooms, these unique spaces are created by well-known designers, parents, and often even the kids themselves. Proving that good design is not just for the rest of the house, Room for Children takes children’s spaces with creative seriousness. Whether for a newborn, toddler, or teenager, the rooms shown here enrich the experience...

French Impressions by Betty Lou Phillips 00

French Impressions by Betty Lou Phillips

French Impressions by Betty Lou Phillips

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In this her tenth book, acclaimed interior designer and award-winning author Betty Lou Phillips presents spirit-lifting takes on classic style from a modern point of view. Mingling elegance with ease, in a manner relaxed yet refined, Phillips sumptuously layers texture and color with pleasing, unexpected detail as she creates twenty-first century comfort with Italian panache and French...

Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits 00

Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits

Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits

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The first book to survey the work of this iconic designer, known for her serene “new American classic” look. One of today’s most influential designers, Victoria Hagan exploded onto the scene in 1988 when New York magazine devoted the cover of its design issue to one of her rooms. Since then she has become renowned for her intelligent integration of architectural and...

The French Inspired Home 00

The French Inspired Home

The French Inspired Home

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Carolyn Westbrook brings you her first-hand knowledge, acquired through years of combing French flea markets for unique treasures, of what makes a beautiful French interior. Designer and decorator Carolyn Westbrook’s love affair with all that is French inspired began long before she ever travelled to France. Growing up in the US, her Southern heritage was infused by French...

New York Parties : Private Views 00

New York Parties : Private Views

New York Parties : Private Views

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An insider’s view, an invitation to imaginative private parties at the elegant homes of New York’s most celebrated hosts. Seasoned experts share entertaining secrets. Join Jamee Gregory as a guest at some of New York’s most exclusive private parties. Visit the homes of savvy tastemakers from the worlds of fashion, finance, and design, including Michael Kors, Evelyn and Leonard...

World of Madeleine Castaing 00

World of Madeleine Castaing

World of Madeleine Castaing

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The inimitable style of renowned French interior designer Madeleine Castaing, chronicled in-depth for the first time. While many were drumming to the beat of modernism in the early- and mid-twentieth century, French antiquaire and decorator Madeleine Castaing created her own look that was a unique blend of neoclassicism, Proustian romanticism, and pure wit. Her distinctive aesthetic...

Farrow & Ball Living With Colour 00

Farrow & Ball Living With Colour

Farrow & Ball Living With Colour

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Iconic brand Farrow & Ball began in the 1940s as a small firm based in Dorset specializing in paints made in the traditional way with traditional ingredients. Despite its success, Farrow & Ball has stayed true to these origins. It is the quality of the paint, with its exceptional depth and subtlety of color, that has made the company famous worldwide. Farrow & Ball paints...

Downtown Chic – Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing 00

Downtown Chic – Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing

Downtown Chic – Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing

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Robert and Cortney Novogratz, starts of the hit Bravo series 9 BY DESIGN, have been renovating and designing unique and hip homes for families for over ten years. Describing their signature style as a sophisticated but bohemian mix of high and low, new and old, they offer their realistic advice on how to create original, warm interiors with ease. One part practical guide, one part...

Mary McDonald – Interiors: The Allure of Style 00

Mary McDonald – Interiors: The Allure of Style

Mary McDonald – Interiors: The Allure of Style

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In her first book, award-winning interior designer Mary McDonald inspires readers to combine old-fashioned elegance with the joy of fearless, exuberant decorating. Consistently ranked one of House Beautiful’s top 100 designers, L.A.-based Mary McDonald’s gorgeous, feminine interiors have graced the cover of every major design magazine. Dubbed the “decorating daredevil” by...

Alexa Hampton – The Language of Interior Design 00

Alexa Hampton – The Language of Interior Design

Alexa Hampton – The Language of Interior Design

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At an early age, Alexa Hampton learned the language of good design, the vocabulary to speak it, and the elements that define it. As the daughter of interior design legend Mark Hampton, she traveled the world by her father’s side, touring the great architectural landmarks and discovering beauty, training her eye. Now one of America’s most influential designers herself, Alexa Hampton...

At Home : A Style for Today with Things from the Past 00

At Home : A Style for Today with Things from the Past

At Home : A Style for Today with Things from the Past

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Leading interior designer and owner of Hollyhock, Los Angeles’s renowned antiques and decorative arts mecca, Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her relaxed, elegant style. Style maker and interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein has a keen appreciation for special luxuries. She is a master at taking an eclectic mix of furnishings from the past and arranging them in a fresh, inspiring way....

Billy Baldwin : The Great American Decorator 00

Billy Baldwin : The Great American Decorator

Billy Baldwin : The Great American Decorator

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[dc]T[/dc]he definitive book on the legendary decorator Billy Baldwin, known as the “Dean of American Decorating,” famous for his classical taste, streamlined modernism, and brilliant use of color. In the tradition of Rizzoli’s Albert Hadley and David Hicks, this is the first fully illustrated account of the career of Billy Baldwin (1903–1983), one of the most important decorators...

Bunny Williams’ Scrapbook for Living 00

Bunny Williams’ Scrapbook for Living

Bunny Williams’ Scrapbook for Living

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Bunny Williams is renowned for her glamorous design and atten­tion to every little detail in her clients’ homes. Using her incredible knowledge of design and decor, and drawing on her wealth of experience, Williams takes the reader through several homes room by room, showing creative ways to organize and add personal touches. From dining rooms (place a chest of drawers near the dining...

AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home: Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Life 00

AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home: Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Life

AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home: Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Life

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Branded with the authority and expertise of AARP, this essential guide will help families reimagine, redecorate, and remodel their home for the second half of life. Designed to empower 50+ adults, AARP’s Guide to Revitalizing Your Home shows how to “age in place” by refurbishing your existing house using universal design elements-such as walk-in showers, level outdoor walkways,...

A History of Interior Design by John Pile 00

A History of Interior Design by John Pile

A History of Interior Design by John Pile

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The first edition of this major survey on interior design by John Pile won the 2001 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Educational Foundation/Joel Polsky Prize. Now this standard history has been updated to reflect greater coverage of non-Western design, as well as vernacular and residential interiors. A deeper exploration of sustainable design and a CD-ROM with an interactive...

Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces 00

Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

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Whether you inhabit a studio or a sprawling house with one challenging space, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, co-founder of the most popular interior design website, Apartment Therapy, will help you transform tiny into totally fabulous. According to Maxwell, size constraints can actually unlock your design creativity and allow you to focus on what’s essential. In this vibrant book, he...

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose : Create a Beautiful Home (A Country Living Book) 00

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose : Create a Beautiful Home (A Country Living Book)

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose : Create a Beautiful Home (A Country Living Book)

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The problem with the green movement? All philosophy, few practicalities. Country Living editor Florke (with help from writer Nancy Becker) reverses that by going, room by room, through his homes (and those in his magazine) to point out specific ways to keep true to sustainability. Handwritten notes on color photographs, sidebars like “Grandmother’s Tips” and “Did You Know?,”...

Interior Design and Decoration 00

Interior Design and Decoration

Interior Design and Decoration

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A global and historical tour de force of interior design, this book explores the development of design from prehistoric cave paintings to the present. It looks at art from all parts of the world including India, China, Japan, Egypt, Spain, Italy, North and South America. It looks at how fashion has influenced interior design, the relationship between interior and exterior design and how...

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