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The Whimsical Bakehouse : Fun-to-Make Cakes That Taste as Good as They Look!

0609608967


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Book Description
Three neon-bright layers of cake, tilted at a jaunty angle and adorned with edible chocolate candles; a Jackson Pollock–inspired cheesecake spattered with chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter icing; and a swarm of plump bees perched atop a rainbow of candy-colored cupcakes—these are only a few examples of the unfettered creativity at work at the Riviera Bakehouse. There, mother-daughter bakers Kaye and Liv Hansen turn out some of the most charming, refreshingly eccentric cakes ever to grace a birthday or wedding celebration.

Kaye and Liv believe that a cake should taste as good as it looks, so they skip esoteric (and inedible) decorations in favor of simple buttercream, flavored whipped cream, and tinted candymaker’s chocolate, covering their luscious cakes with amusing designs and gorgeous...


Use What You Have Decorating: Transform Your Home in One Hour with Ten Simple Design Principles Using...
Lauri Ward
039952536X
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Finally, finally, a practical home-decorating book for the reader who is not a millionaire! Rather than call in a professional design consultant to tell you which walls "must go" and throwing out everything you own in favor of new and expensive designer fabrics, furniture, and fixtures, Ward starts with what you already have and makes dramatic transformations by arrangement, use of color, and a few inexpensive additions of objects or materials. Her idea is to use what you already have and like, and operate on a budget you can afford to make your home more satisfying and aesthetically pleasing to you without being a slave to passing trends, fads, and radical transformations that end up making you feel like a stranger in your own home.

Among the many tips and guidelines, Ward starts with the top 10 decorating mistakes that...



House Beautiful 750 Designer Secrets : Exclusive Design Ideas from the Pros

1588164764


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From Booklist
It's hard to decide if the elegant color photographs from House Beautiful or the snippets of wisdom from a selection of interior designers are more instructional. The answer? Let your senses decide as you leaf through this showcase collection, with secrets clearly numbered and visuals just as patently coordinated. However, these tricks of the trade are definitely meant for the hoi-er polloi, since most readers can't afford to subscribe to, for instance, this sample dictate: "If you're on a tight budget, splurge on a superbly built sofa--everything else can come from Pottery Barn." On the other hand, it doesn't hurt to dream, does it? Barbara Jacobs
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Book Description
House Beautiful...


The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book: Ideas and Techniques for Decorating Your Home - a Complete Step-by-Step Guide
Mike Collins
076073643X
January 2003
Hardcover
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The Mini Gingerbread House Kit with Floor Cling
Running Press
0762413727
Aug 2002
Paperback
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So Simple Slipcovers

1580112250


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Book Description
Slipcovers and pillows are simple and stylish methods of transforming the look of your furniture without spending a fortune. Known for their practicality and versatility, slipcovers and pillows can also add color and design elements to any home decor. Easy Slipcovers & Pillows shows how to choose and create just the right covers and pillows for your chairs, stools, and sofas. With comprehensive photographic step-by-step instructions, each of the 25 original projects provides a professional-style guide to choosing shapes, colors, and fabrics, while an extensive techniques section details all the stitching skills you will need.


Country Living: 750 Great Ideas for Decorating on a Budget
Staff of Country Living
1588163040
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Country Living's 750 Style & Design Ideas has sold nearly 50,000 copies-and this lushly photographed follow-up taps right into the red-hot craze. It's makeovers made easy and affordable!

Extreme Home Makeover, Trading Spaces, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: these days, people can't seem to get enough of makeovers. But most of us think we have neither the time, nor the resources or know-how to accomplish the look we want. That's why Country Living-- the authority on transforming a home into a tasteful, comfortable refuge--offers simple but lovely decorating ideas that are well within the reach of every budget. More than 400 breathtaking photographs present a wealth of inexpensive ways to bring style and charm to every room in the house--and outdoor spaces, as well. You'll...


House Beautiful 750 Decorating and Design Ideas: Express Yourself with Color, Pattern, Light and Style
House Beautiful Staff (Editor)
1588162699
August 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The editors of House Beautiful magazine have pulled together this large, inexpensive, though ultimately simplistic book. Arranged by chapter headings such as "Colors & Patterns," "Walls, Windows & Floors," and "Space & Storage," the book does offer a bounty of decorating ideas with hundreds of beautiful photos in an attractive layout. With only one to three photos per double-page spread, this book is candy for the eye. Written in the margin are ideas addressing each photos-some helpful, but most obvious or silly. In the chapter "Personalize & Accessorize," one caption reads: "An object by itself is only and object. Juxtapose it with something else and it becomes a composition." "Recite a poem at your next dinner party" is another suggestion. Though the book is quite beautiful, it's not very helpful; home...


Patternmaking for Fashion Design (4th Edition)
Helen Joseph Armstrong
0131112112
bound - February 10, 2005
Ring-bound
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Book Description
Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring–it provides all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Sewing guides included for the pleated trouser (with pattern layout), belt/loops, pockets, and zipper; the jean pant with pockets, countour belt, and fly front; and the gusset. Updated jacket foundation draft includes fabric preparation, interfacing, chest piece, tape control, and shoulder pads. Pant...


The Beverly Hills Organizer's Home Organizing Bible
Linda Koopersmith
1592331548
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
At last—an easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual guide to organizing your home room by room and piece by piece. Most organizing books are too complicated to actually use—you have to read them cover-to-cover, search for the information you need, then try to remember it once you finally find it. And after all that, it may be useless! With The Beverly Hills Organizer’s Home Organizing Bible, you can quickly turn to the section they need, and then follow organizing ace Linda Koopersmith’s decluttering "recipe" step by step, just like a cookbook. Everything you’ll need is there on one spread! Linda’s practical strategies and smart storage systems help you clear out the clutter and stay organized for good. • Packed with organizational tips and techniques that are easy, inexpensive,...


Charles Faudree's Country French Living
Charles Faudree
1586857150
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though it's rare for Tulsa and Paris to be mentioned in the same breath, interior decorator Faudree (Charles Faudree's French Country Signature) has made a handsome living by bringing a bit of the French to the Midwest. Famed for his Parisian buying trips, where he negotiates with flea market vendors using a pen and paper, Faudree confides "a signature piece doesn't have to be expensive. You can get the look without the seventeenth-century armoire." The look the designer refers to is typified by floor-sweeping silk draperies and overstuffed chairs upholstered in merrily patterned fabrics long on luxury. Faudree's obsession with textiles is evident on every page, and far from simply focusing on predictable pastoral-themed toile to recreate the charm of French country cottages, his experiments with dragon-fly...


An Affair with a House
Bunny Williams, et al
1584794704
October 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
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. Through photographs, anecdotes, how-tos, and recipes, Williams provides a rare inside look at a top decorator's retreat and explains how she approached the joys,...


Decorating Style
Manufactured by Hearst Books
0641688318

Hardcover
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Home Rules : Transform the Place You Live into a Place You'll Love
Nate Berkus
1401301371
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
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....


Discovering Home with Laurie Smith
Laurie Smith
0696224062
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Laurie uses her own home, personal design journal, and classical training to teach design techniques.

Inspirational, full-color photos capture Laurie’s before-and-after design process.

Gives homeowners confidence to work with any home’s architectural "bones."

Strategies to arrange furniture, choose colors, and play with patterns to create rooms that reflect personal interests and tastes.

Expert advice for window treatments, lighting, fabrics, color schemes, and accessories.

About the Author
Jackson, Mississippi, interior decorator Laurie Smith is one of the two original designers on TLC’s Trading Spaces and a favorite among fans. Laurie, who trained at the School of Design in New York City, describes herself as “elegant, but eclectic.”...



The Ultimate Decorating Book: Over 1,000 Decorating Ideas For All The Rooms In Your Home
Judy Spours
1855857294
August 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Filled with photographs of every room of the home, this book provides less practical information on decorating than would be expected from the title. The illustrations will give experienced decorators ideas on various ways to accent and decorate the home. Interspersed are brief instructions on various painting and sewing projects. If there is a strong interest in interior decorating this will give more examples than many sources, but be sure to supplement it with some good do-it-yourself project books, such as the Paint, reviewed above. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
“Heavy on ideas...elaborately illustrated...perfect for those would-be decorators who like to look at lots of pictures. Remarkably crisp and invariably eye-catching, the...


Winter House
Charlotte Moss
1400054389
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lavishly illustrated and endlessly inspiring, Winter House is the ultimate guide to creating a place—and a frame of mind—that will bring you joy throughout the years.

A winter house is a place to recharge your body and your spirit. Whether you spend the season on the slopes or in a cozy apartment in a snowy city, you can capture that feeling of warmth and welcome in your own home.

In Winter House, acclaimed interior designer Charlotte Moss shows how to transform your home into a beautiful and inviting retreat. Using her own quintessential winter house as an example, Moss demonstrates how rich, patterned fabrics, gorgeous tableware, and other unique design details combine in a warm and sumptuous environment.

Within Winter House are spaces for every purpose, from...


Domicilium Decoratus : Hillcrest Estate, Beverly Hills, California
Kelly Wearstler
0060897988
February 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

An acclaimed interior designer and author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Modern Glamour, Kelly Wearstler presents sumptuous photographs of one of her most incredible design achievements yet -- her family home, the Hillcrest Estate

With her impeccable taste, fearless technique, and discerning eye for color, shape, pattern, and texture, Kelly Wearstler's status as an internationally acclaimed interior designed is unparalleled. With buoyant ease, she will confidently cover walls in iconic graphics, select a captivating animal figure as a focal point, or add a lush expanse of contrasting color to an otherwise monochromatic space. Combining grace and flawless skill, she can change a simple room into a work of art. Her home is no exception. Domicilium Decoratus reveals the most private and...



More Splash Than Cash Decorating Ideas: Over 1200 Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Ideas to Decorate Your Home
Donna Babylon
0966822706
January 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Both of these books take a helpful approach to interior decorating. Babylon, designer of home decorating patterns for McCall's, gives tips for every room of the house. Instructions for projects referenced within the text are all contained at the end of the book. Linsley (First Home, LJ 5/15/98) continues with her style of sparsely illustrated advice, this time on how to decorate in a luxurious style within a budget. Both books give instructions on various projects such as painting effects and sewing soft furnishings that are covered better in such books as Jocasta Innes's Applied Artistry (LJ 1/96) or Complete Book of Soft Furnishings (reviewed below). However, the advice in both will give an amateur decorator hundreds of ideas. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Candice Olson on Design
Candice Olson
0696225840
January 10, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Candice’s fresh, honest approach to design shows readers how to create rooms that are beautiful and functional, perfectly geared to what they love and how they live.

With her trademark humor and sense of fun, Candice shares design secrets and dozens of practical tips to help readers plan and execute successful room makeovers.

Room tours illustrate Candice’s approach to design, and quick-read sidebars highlight favorite features and ideas readers can use in their homes.

Includes decorating ideas, tips, and advice to update and reinvent living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, basements, and more!

About the Author
Candice Olson is one of the top interior designers in North America. Her signature style incorporates creativity, practicality, and...



The Artful Cupcake: Baking & Decorating Delicious Indulgences
Marcianne Miller
1579904610
March 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Targeted toward bakers with passionate memories of cupcakes and lots of time to spare, this book’s polka-dotted, chocolate-dipped and sugar-dusted treats will awe those used to making cupcakes the quick and easy way. Divided into 36 cupcake "projects," each with recommendations for frostings and toppings, Miller’s book is a pleasure to look at, but it’s largely impractical for regular home cooks. None of the recipes have estimated preparation times, but it’s clear that a few of the most spectacular projects—Apple Delight Cupcakes, Butterfly Cupcakes, White Chocolate Roses Painted with Petal Dust, a Cupcake Solar System, etc.— would take hours, if not days, to complete. That said, some of the simpler recipes are faster. Chocolate Cabernet Cupcakes, for example, take only about an hour...


Cakes to Dream On: A Master Class in Decorating
Colette Peters
0471214620
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Colette peters, the celebrated queen of the confectionary arts, unveils an inspiring resource for serious home bakers, professional chefs, and aficionados of Colette's incredible edible architecture. The ingenious cake decorator - whose miraculous and luscious concoctions have appeared everywhere from White House Christmases to royal weddings - presents a master class in cake design and decoration, alongside an all-new selection of her own cake designs. With Cakes to Dream On, Colette's inspired creations can now be rendered into show-stopping cakes of your own.

Cakes to Dream On reveals the secrets to fashioning gorgeous and utterly distinctive cakes for all occasions - whether it's an opulent marriage reception (the majestic Ivory Wedding Cake) or a fanciful children's party (the whimsical...



Bringing Tuscany Home
Frances Mayes
0767917464
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Only those who love sitting through slides from other people's vacations are likely to warm to Mayes's latest, on the joys of owning a renovated Tuscan villa. Mayes's first book on the subject, Under the Tuscan Sun, sold two million copies and spawned a Hollywood film, but with each return visit to familiar territory (Bella Tuscany; In Tuscany) Mayes finds less fresh material. This work is a grab bag of guess-you-had-to-be-there anecdotes (Mayes devotes an entire paragraph to the activities of a wasp that flies into her study while she's writing) and suggestions for how readers can, as Mayes and her husband, Ed, do, live the good life in northern California and Italy. (Hint: it takes a lot of money.) The book includes 25 recipes, though few are specifically Tuscan. Instead, Mayes devotes space to Nancy...


Tile Your World: John Bridge's New Tile Setting Book
John P. Bridge
0974275433
December 20, 2003
Paperback
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Builders' Booksource
John Bridge's book has the kind of depth and breadth of information that we are sold on.

Cambium Books
Very complete coverage . . .

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Michael Smith Elements of Style
Michael Smith, Diane Dorrans Saeks
0847827623
November 22, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
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...


Trade Secrets from Use What You Have Decorating
Lauri Ward
039952861X
March 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In this follow-up to Use What You HaveR Decorating, Ward gives more advice as well as a reiteration of her ten decorating principles. The helpful-hints format is punctuated with real-life examples of the success of Ward's decorating approach from her clients as well as from guests to her web site. The lack of "before and after" photographs, which appeared in her previous book, is a disappointment, since they illustrated her ideas so well. A list of resources for products mentioned in the text concludes the book. For its wealth of practical decorating advice, this book is highly recommended for any size public library. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times


Residential Lighting : A Practical Guide
Randall Whitehead
0471450553
November 21, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
“…a highly visual guide to the fundamentals of illuminating residential projects… great detail…” (Interior Design, May 2004)

Book Description
Residential Lighting is the complete guide to illuminating single-family homes. Examines the "how" behind the art of residential lighting. Emphasizes use of "light layering"-using variety of lighting sources together. Features more illustrations, room-based design strategies, common lighting mistakes, and a larger color section.

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Bead On A Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry
Sharilyn Miller
1581806507
July 26, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Magazine editor and popular author Sharilyn Miller knows the jewelry making audience like no one else. In this latest book, she shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewelry and beading, with: -An in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it a snap to get started -More than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets It only takes a few basic steps to start making fashionable jewelry that's guaranteed to trigger compliments.

From the Author
Of all my books on various art and craft techniques, Bead on a Wire is my favorite. While I enjoy many arts and crafts — including fiber arts, rubber stamping on fabric, and artist books — wire-art jewelry has...


Casa Florida : Spanish-Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables
Susan Sully, Steven Brooke (Photographer)
0847827038
October 11, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
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...

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