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An Affair with a House
Bunny Williams
1584794704
Oct 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,...


Interior Design
John F. Pile
0131832964
January 2003
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Pile (design, Pratt Inst., Brooklyn) here updates his comprehensive Interior Design (LJ 8/88), which has become a standard text for interior design courses. Bridging the gap between how-to home decorator books and those that are architecturally oriented, Pile covers design basics, such as planning, building materials, color, lighting, and ergonomics; design history from the ancient world to deconstructivism; and design as a profession, including discussions of legal requirements, computerization, and social responsibility. Throughout, the well-written text is complemented by over 700 photographs, charts, and plans. Equally valuable as a resource for professionals and amateurs, Pile's second edition is essential for most libraries.?Gayle A. Williamson, formerly with Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising Lib., Los...


Candice Olson on Design

0696225840


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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...



Becoming an Interior Designer (A Guide to Careers in Design)

0471232866


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Book Description
The essential guide for anyone entering or considering the field of interior design

This highly visual career resource is ideal for anyone who is thinking about, or embarking upon, a career in interior design. It provides an overview of the profession and offers in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take.

A concise, practical guide, this richly illustrated book features informative interviews with designers working in a variety of specialty areas, including samples of their work and expert tips for getting hired.

Book Info
Updated guide to today's interior design careers. Includes a concise and clear survey of the field and is filled with interviews...


Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life
Karen Rauch Carter
0684866048
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Professor Lin Yun
"This book is a page-turner and one that cannot be put down until the last page is read. It offers vibrant new directions to those who are lost in life; it is an oasis in the desert."

Review
Professor Lin YunWorld's Foremost Black Hat-Style Feng Shui AuthorityThis book is a page-turner and one that cannot be put down until the last page is read. It offers vibrant new directions to those who are lost in life; it is an oasis in the desert.
Denise Linnauthor of Sacred SpaceWith wisdom and humor, Karen Rauch Carter has taken the best-kept secrets of feng shui and made them accessible for everyone. Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life is funky, fun, and filled with practical information to create harmony and balance in life.
Denny Fairchildauthor of Healing HomesMove...


Interior Design: A Practical Guide
Jenny Gibbs
081099237X
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
For aspiring amateurs, students, and new professionals alike, author Jenny Gibbs offers a thorough grounding in the basic principles of designing and decorating interior spaces and gives a balanced inside view of the interior design business today. The information is set in the context of history, design theory, and professional practice, and is supported by case studies and quotes from leading figures in the industry. Among the subjects covered are developing a brief with a client; presentation and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; and project planning and management. With more than 250 color photographs of superb examples of interior design and art relating to every stage of project development, it aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable road map to the profession....


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...


Home Rules : Transform the Place You Live into a Place You'll Love

1401301371


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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....


Color for Interior Design
Ethel Rompilla
0810958880
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Whether it was in a cave, an early Minoan palace or an American Federalist home, people have always looked to bring color and design into their living spaces. Both science and psychology influence the art of marrying style and pigment: "Nature has always provided the visual stimulation of color, light and texture, while history has shown the human need for variety and change," writes Rompilla in her breathless survey of 3000 years of architecture, art history, color theory and science. Complementing an eclectic assortment of 125 illustrations (including 95 in color), the text is concise, lucid and well-organized. Such an ambitious synthesis could have easily become either chaotic and dense or thin and overly simplistic, but Rompilla hits all the highlights and stays on point, even when covering Aristotle in a few...


New York Apartments
Jamee Gregory
0847826635
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Reading through Elle Décor columnist Gregory's lavish volume is a bit like watching several back-to-back episodes of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Though Gregory's voice is much more nuanced and urbane than that of Robin Leach, she employs the same kind of admiring enthusiasm that made Leach's television show so successful. Certainly, the apartments she showcases in this volume are opulent decorating feats. Most were done over by professional interior designers, like Mario Buatta, Bunny Williams, Henri Samuel, Pamela Banker and David Easton. Most have stunning views of Manhattan's best-known parks, plazas and rivers. Though many of the apartments lean toward traditional decorating styles - lots of fine china, gilded furniture and trompe d'oeil paintings - there are a few more modern examples as well,...


Interior Design Illustrated: Second Edition
Francis D. K. Ching
0471473766
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Francis D. K. Ching's illustrated introduction to interior design is now completely revised and even more clear and accessible than in the previous bestselling edition. His unique approach is more useful than ever, with a reformatted, larger trim size for easy reading and an all-new full color section! The book includes new and updated material on finishes, furnishings and textiles, lighting, sustainability, acoustics, workstations, and much more. Order your copy today!

From the Back Cover
Offering a comprehensive introduction to interior design, this volume is unique in addressing the architectural context and functional requirements of interior spaces, as well as the details of furnishing and decoration. Francis D.K. Ching’s integrated approach to the subject is...


Outside the Not So Big House : Creating the Landscape of Home
Julie Moir Messervy, Sarah Susanka
1561587346
February 7, 2006
Hardcover
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Review
There are gardening books that tell us what to plant and where. And there are architectural design books that tell us how our homes should look. But never the twain seem to meet. At least not until recently, when the two spaces -- home and garden -- wed harmoniously in the new book, "Outside the Not So Big House" by Sarah Susanka and Julie Moir Messervy.
-- NINA A. KOZIOL, The Chicago Tribune


This beautiful book combines the best qualities of coffee-table attractiveness and excellent advice. It pairs Susanka - author of previous "Not So Big House" books, which emphasize the trend toward smaller homes - and noted landscape and garden designer Julie Moir Messervy. They label their landscaping concept "opening up the relationship of indoors and out," and encourage readers to make the most...


Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics, Models, and Presentation Techniques, 2nd Edition
Maureen Mitton
0471225525
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The new, updated edition of the successful book on interior design

Interior Design Visual Presentation, Second Edition is fully revised to include the latest material on CAD, digital portfolios, resume preparation, and Web page design. It remains the only comprehensive guide to address the visual design and presentation needs of the interior designer, with coverage of design graphics, models, and presentation techniques in one complete volume.

Approaches to the planning, layout, and design of interior spaces are presented through highly visual, step-by-step instructions, supplemented with more than forty pages of full-color illustrations, exercises at the end of each chapter, and dozens of new projects. With the serious designer in mind, it includes a diverse range of sample...


Hollywood at Home
Andrea Danese
0810959291
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Readers who love the glamour and mystique of Hollywood will be eager to peruse this collection of profiles of famous stars and lush color photographs of their often magnificent homes, inside and out. The book encompasses starlets from the early days of Hollywood on up to some of today's biggest names. Great fun is to be had gazing at the opulence of some of the stars' homes, from Cher's eternity pool (which viewed from her terrace looks as though it reaches the ocean) to the many paintings that decorated the walls of Greta Garbo's New York apartment. Not all of the celebrities profiled here were ostentatious--Clark Gable and Carole Lombard purposely cultivated a simple image with their ranch. And the true attention grabbers are the more unusual celeb abodes, like Angelica Huston and Robert Graham's angular, modern...


The Color Scheme Bible
Anna Starmer
1554070325
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
What a cool idea for the color challenged among us. Design expert Starmer claims to have sifted through 16 million color possibilities to produce 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family. The up-front introductions simply whet the appetite, from an abbreviated discourse on the color wheel to two all-too-short ideas on gathering inspiration by creating scrapbooks or a mood board. Then come the palette choices, separated into nine hues. Each individual palette features eight hues: one main with three variations, along with an overview and mood; room applications (e.g., living room or kitchen); ideas for accents; and highlights, whether for balance or contrast. The only issue? Too many selections--and too few ways to cross-index and cross-reference. Barbara Jacobs
Copyright ©...


Interior Design Reference Manual: A Guide to the Ncidq Exam
David Kent Ballast
1591260477
February 2006
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The most complete preparation available for the NCIDQ exam, helping thousands of candidates to receive their certification.

Book Info
Solid review for the interior design exam given by the NCIDQ. Contains review of all exam topics, along with 233 exam-like practice problems with solutions. Updated for the new exam format. Used by more interior designers than any other study aid. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning
Joseph DeChiara
0071346163
June 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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New York Society of Architects Newsletter, January 1992
"The TIME-SAVER STANDARDS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN AND SPACE PLANNING is a comprehensive reference of all that was left out of the well known 'Ramsey-Sleeper' Graphics Standards that serves as the standard reference of many architectural offices... thorough and informative, providing what every office needs. It is clearly a superior and more organized interior design 'reference' book than most others on the market. A must for any office involved in interior design and space planning" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Booklist, January 1992
"... a comprehensive handbook of graphic standards. Professionals in interior design will find it useful, although they will probably buy personal copies....


Adirondack Home
Ralph Kylloe
1586853104
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The design and decor of the Adirondacks are forever linked to our modern idea of vacation living and outdoor relaxation. But they are also home to a rich interior design style focused on handcrafted furniture and rustic accessories.

From the Inside Flap
$60.00 US The design and decor of the Adirondacks are forever linked to our modern idea of vacation living and outdoor relaxation. But they are also home to a rich interior design style focused on handcrafted furniture and rustic accessories. From cabins to great camps and everything in between, rustic expert Ralph Kylloe leads a personal tour of fifteen Adirondack homes, including boathouses, riverside cabins, and grand historical great camps, including Top Ridge. He also explores a variety of interpretations of the...


Professional Practice for Interior Designers, 3rd Edition
Christine Piotrowski
0471384011
July 27, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The tools needed to create and manage a thriving interior design practice

This essential sourcebook provides all of the information needed to establish and manage a productive, profitable interior design firm. Filled with savvy business and career advice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition delivers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues faced by sole practitioners, firm principals, and managers.

This comprehensive reference lays out clear, practical guidelines on how to structure a contract and prevent legal problems; work with other designers, allied professionals, clients, and vendors; and calculate fees that are both fair and profitable. Recommended reading for NCIDQ candidates, it...



The Not So Big House
Sarah Susanka
1561583766
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
When describing a favorite room in the house, do you find yourself using terms such as "expansive," "formal," and "spacious"--a marble foyer or a formal dining room perhaps? Or do the words "cozy," "intimate," and "warm" come to mind--a cheery little breakfast nook or a window seat complete with plenty of pillows and a breathtaking view? More than likely, you--like thousands of other homeowners--are drawn to the more personal spaces in your home, where comfort, beauty, and efficiency meet. In The Not So Big House, respected architect Sarah Susanka and coauthor Kira Obolensky address our affinity for the "smaller, more personal spaces" and propose "clear, workable guidelines for creating homes that serve both our spiritual needs and our material requirements." The heart of the not-so-big house--which is not "just a small...


Asian Interior Design
Jaume J. Nasple (Editor)
3823845276
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
There have been a plethora of books on Japanese architecture and design over the past several years but few have offered an overview of interior design throughout Asia. Each of the more than 400 four-color images featured in this compact volume take the reader on a wonderous journey through the remarkable interiors created by a wide range of both prominent and emerging architects. In this vast area, stretching from India and China, to Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong, the editors introduce a variety of styles in which modernity coexists with tradition in a way that looks fresh and innovative. Architects such as Yung Ho Chang (China), Kay Ngee Tan (Singapore), Seung H-Sang (Korea), Gary Chang (Hong Kong), and Kengo Kuma, Nobuyuki Furuya, and Guen Bertheau-Suzuki (Japan) as well as "Architect Atelier" (India) illustrate...


Jansen (20th Century Decorators)
James Archer Abbott, Mitchell Owens (Editor)
0926494333
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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VERANDA, May-June 2006
"…critical addition to every design library… mind-boggling in its profundity of detail from remarkable sources…"

Book Description
JANSEN is the first comprehensive study of Maison Jansen - the most celebrated decorating house of the 20th century. the book documents the evolution of this legendary Paris-based company from family firm to global enterprise. It showcases over 30 of the firm's most alluring commissions, including rooms for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Shah and Shahbanou of Iran, and President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy for whom Jansen renovated and redecorated the White House. Over 300 illustrations in color and duotone.

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Matt & Shari
Matt Fox
159635013X
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Really good tips and techniques from America's favorite designers. It's real decorating for real people - all in one magnificent volume.


Inside the Not So Big House : Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life (Susanka)
Sarah Susanka, Marc Vassallo
1561586811
September 20, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In her latest book, best-selling author of The Not So Big House Sarah Susanka teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners and builders across the country: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there.
In Inside The Not So Big House, Susanka and Vassallo focus their lens on the tangible and sometimes intangible details that bring an otherwise ordinary home to life. Incorporating such details as dropped ceilings, built-in shelves, pocket doors, window seats, and well-placed alcoves infuses a home with the character of its owners and conveys a uniqueness that's mising in many homes built or...


Interior Design in the 20th Century
Anne Massey
0500203466
October 2001
Paperback
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Home
Massey identifies the styles not only through illustrations but also by listing the elements that make each unique.

Booklist
An excellent series of illustrations...accompanies the author's incisive narrative of styles and tastes.

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The Real Wood Bible
Nick Gibbs
1554070333
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A practical and inspiring A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods. Wood is a favored building material because of availability, ease to cut and join, decorative properties, functionality, flexibility, and a favorable strength-to-weight ratio. The Real Wood Bible is a comprehensive handbook for anyone who works with wood...or is planning to. Woodworkers, crafters, carpenters, and interior designers will find extensive information about the woods they regularly use as well as discover some new ones. This colorful, easy-to-use book features: - How trees are converted into boards and veneers - How to convert your own trees into boards - Woods that incorporate beautiful natural effects - A list of woods available from sustainable sources - Useful advice on buying and storing lumber. An extensive and illustrated A-Z...


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...



Hawaii a Sense of Place: Island Interior Design
McGrath Mary
1566477395
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hawaii, A Sense of Place: Island Interior Design shows the development of home design in the islands as it incorporates the influences of a balmy climate, lush natural environment and richly diverse cultures. Its style is based on ease and informality, love of family and genuine warmth and that special brand of hospitality called "aloha." Mary Philpotts McGrath has teamed with lifestyle writer, Kaui Philpotts, San Francisco-based photographer David Duncan Livingston, graphic designer Cindy Turner of Turner and de Vries, the Bernice P. Bishop Museum and Martin & MacArthur Enterprises Ltd., to create a stunning 236 page book with over 300 full-color photographs. For collectors and aficionados the world over, Hawaii, A Sense of Place will entice the senses and feed the desire to live in an Island-inspired home. For...


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...


House Thinking : A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live
Winifred Gallagher
0060538694
February 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Tapping into the American consumer's burgeoning interest in home design, cultural critic Gallagher (Pride of Place) takes on the single-family home in her latest cultural inquiry. Chapters are themed by room, beginning with the entry and living room and moving through to the basement, garage and garden; each ends with anecdotes describing how Gallagher's own family has changed its home with her new-found knowledge. Equal parts architecture, history, sociology and psychology, Gallagher's book easily makes academic discussions relevant to the general reader. The text is liberally peppered with pop culture references, though at times these appear humorously off-mark, as when she cites MTV Cribs (a hip-hop version of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) as a "popular children's show." Gallagher is not an unbiased...

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