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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...


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...


Michael Smith Elements of Style
Michael S. Smith
0847827623
November 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...


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
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Bungalow Style: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Bungalow and Arts and Crafts Home
Treena Crochet
1561586234
December 2004
Hardcover
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The Houston Chronicle January 29, 2005, Saturday SECTION: STAR; Pg. 8
Her book offers inspiration for renovators as well as new-home builders who want to capture the period's essence.

Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska) February 3, 2005 SECTION: LIVING; Pg. 02E;
This colorful book deals with all the essential bungalow elements: doors, windows, walls, trim, stairs and built-in furniture.

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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...


Sensible Chic
Meredith Books
0696221322
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Respected interior designers showcased on the popular HGTV program offer tried-and-true decorating advice for all budgets and personal styles.

Includes rooms with designer looks and their low-cost alternatives.

Offers "make-a-statement" decorating ideas for remarkable living and family rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

More than a dozen easy-to-make projects with step-by-step instructions, estimated completion times, and materials costs—to help readers stretch their decorating dollars.

Helps home decorators make rooms look professionally designed through creativity, planning, and smart shopping.

An informative quiz helps readers identify their personal style.

Bonus shopping guide assists with choosing furnishings and accessories that suit budgets and tastes.



Kitty Bartholomew's Decorating Style
Kitty Bartholomew
1594860718
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From a Reader
I received my book last week and I'm loving every page. Nothing like a great book to end the evening.

Carol Duvall, host of HGTV's The Carol Duvall Show
If you've ever wanted to visit Kitty at home, here's your chance . . . like spending time with the lady herself.

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Living Large in Small Spaces: Expressing Personal Style in 100 to 1000 Square Feet
Marisa Bartolucci
0810991055
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
With a little imagination and creativity--and without hiring a professional--almost anyone can transform a small living space into a comfortable and stylish environment. Whether decorating a dorm room, an apartment, or a little cottage, what we strive for is a look and feel that expresses our individual personalities. Part style guide, part idea sourcebook, this handy volume--designed to meet the needs of real people with real budgets--is packed with smart ideas, basic design principles, and enough inspiration to get you off the sofa to make it happen. In her lively, informative text, design guru Marisa Bartolucci takes readers inside 33 small homes from cities across the U.S. to reveal how a strong sense of style--rather than design know-how or unlimited resources--is the most effective tool for transforming an...


Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail
Stephen Calloway (Editor)
1554070791
October 2005
Hardcover
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Peggy Mackenzie, Toronto Star 12/01/2005
A necessary reference work for those interested in residential architectural history. It's pleasurable eye candy for everyone else.

Jenn Houlihan, Style at Home 01/2006
A perfect gift for the architecture junkie in your life... quick reference to 500 years of architectural details and styles.

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Cabin Fever
Rachel Carley
0684844222
Sept 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
The craze for "getting away from it all" in buildings of log, stone, and unpainted lumber has been a part of American life since the 1800s. From the Gilded Age retreats of the Catskills and Adirondacks to the rugged Wild West lodges of Yellowstone and Yosemite, Cabin Fever celebrates the architectural elements that make cabin style unique: gleaming hand-peeled and polished logs, cowhide sofas, and river-rock fireplaces. Some are large, old, and built as public lodgings, like Putnam Camp, the Adirondack summer retreat founded by philosopher William James, which still has the cheerful austerity it had when Freud and Jung mingled there with Harvard academicians. Others, like the grand hunting lodge nestled on the edge of a marsh, are more recent monuments to quirky private visions of the perfect rustic retreat. Rooms in both...


Unmistakably French
Betty Lou Phillips
1586852892
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Review
Shawn Sell USA Today : ...such charm lies in this unmistakably delightful book.

USA Today, December 17, 2003
...such charm lies in this unmistakably delightful book

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Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style
Kelly Wearstler
0060394420
March 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bold, complex, decadent, dizzying, rich, colorful: Wearstler’s residential and hotel designs are not for the faint of heart. The founder of the Los Angeles "architectural interior design" firm KWID worked as a Hollywood set designer before she decided to focus on real-life living spaces, and her vibrant, multi-layered interiors still look like backdrops for drama. In this design cum promotional book, Wearstler explains her aesthetic philosophy and lays out suggestions for those readers who would like to emulate her "unusual and kaleidoscopic" style, which graces such famous California hotels as the Viceroy, Estella and Maison 140. Certainly, the book’s large, full-bleed color photographs do justice to the variety of her creations. One two-page spread showcases a bathroom tiled in maroon, pink and white...


Island Life
India Hicks
1584793171
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The daughter of designer David Hicks and the granddaughter of Louis Lord Mountbatten, India Hicks spent a decade as an international fashion model "before moving to the Bahamas with former advertising executive David Flint Wood." The two collaborated on building, restoring and decorating three homes, as well as a hotel; their book documents the results of their design efforts, and offers how-to tips on getting similar effects. Over 200 full-color photos by David Loftus offer calm, lovely looks at the couple’s Bahaman interiors (as well as a few exteriors and landscapes—along with occasional looks at the photogenic couple and their three children). If not for the authors’ explicitly invoked pedigree and a foreword by Ralph Lauren, this book might look a little plain, with a layout straining toward...


Where Women Create : Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women
Jo Packham
1402712294
October 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than twenty superstars from the world of crafting--including Anna Corba, April Cornell, Sandi Genovese, and Andrea Grossman--offer their expert advice on how to design a work space where creativity can blossom. Like the bestselling Business of Bliss, it's practical, inspirational, and beautiful to behold.

Research by Craft Trends Magazine reveals that 89% of all crafters are women, and that they want to work in an environment conducive to creating their art. This invaluable and very special guide helps them achieve that goal, whatever their passion. It goes straight to the experts: successful women who have made their mark in more than 10 different creative fields. These top designers and artisans offer insights gleaned from years of experience, reveal how they constructed their own...


Morocco Style
Christiane Reiter
3822834637
September 2004
Paperback
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French by Design
Betty Lou Phillips
0879059729
April 23, 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Phillips, author of Proven al Interiors: French Country Style in America, shows how interior designers create a French country look in contemporary American homes. In color photographs and text, various design touches that typify a French country home are given for every room of the house, including the garden, with descriptions of the French country lifestyle. Especially useful for public libraries is the advice that will allow an amateur to create this look. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
The enduring appeal of French-country style spans the centuries, a gracious mingling of elegance and ease. After years of largely echoing the furniture, fabrics, and accessories linked with the region of Provence, these days French country is often far...


The French Connection
Betty Lou Phillips
1586855298
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In The French Connection, best-selling author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips offers a fresh approach on distinctive, pleasing interiors that are at once a bit English, a dash Swedish, a trace Italian-and, mais oui!-a bit French.

From the Inside Flap
Conventional wisdom may say that we cannot have the best of all worlds, but one need only peruse the pages of The French Connection to see that this simply is not so. A look around has opened American minds to the bazaar of choices, rendering loyalty solely to France passe. Pushing the borders of design, best-selling author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips focuses on distinctive, pleasing interiors that are at once a bit English, a dash Swedish, a trace Italian, to say nothing about ties to other central...


Domicilium Decoratus: Hillcrest Estate, Beverly Hills, California (Limited Edition)
Kelly Wearstler
0060897988
January 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...



Domicilium Decoratus: Hillcrest Estate, Beverly Hills, California
Kelly Wearstler
0061143936
April 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...



Villa Decor
Betty Lou Phillips
1586851748
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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Foreword Magazine
2002 Nonfiction Book of the Year Award Winner

Book Description
$39.95 hardcover 1-58685-174-8 8 x 11 in, 160 pp, 150 Color Photographs, Rights: W, Design In her newest book, Villa Decor, Betty Lou Phillips discusses how to mix styles, furnishings, inspirations, and colors from different eras and locations to create the looks for which the French and Italian people are known-wisps of elegance, hints of regal color, textures that delight and inspire. Villa Decor illustrates the mastery of the fabled French way of melding the past with the present so each is seen in the best possible light, as well as the uncanny Italian knack of linking rooms effortlessly with patterns and palettes without detracting from the furnishings or objets d'art, capturing a trend in American...


California Wine Country: Interior Design, Architecture & Style
Diane Dorrans Saeks
0811815013
October 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
True to the sense of bounty and calm that the California wine regions convey, Diane Dorrans Saeks writes, "Wine Country life is private, peaceful, undisturbed. Rural bliss soothes the mind. The Wine Country encourages simple wonder and gratitude." The inhabitants of the idyllic properties presented in California Wine Country must feel grateful indeed. This unbelievably seductive book of heavenly hideaways is divided into five sections: "Classic," "Poetic," "Rustic," "Collectors," and "Weekends." The Santa Ynez, Russian River, and Alexander Valley regions are explored, as well as the more well-known Napa and Sonoma areas.

Saeks sought out creative people--artists and art dealers, designers, restaurateurs--whose houses range from a splendid Venetian...



Traditional Mexican Style Interiors (Schiffer Design Book)
Donna McMenamin, Richard Loper (Photographer)
0764316931
January 2003
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
There is a charm and character built into a Mexican home like no other architectural style. It is a classic, timeless style that remains in constant demand. All who enjoy looking at beautiful interiors and want new ideas for their own home will find this book irresistible. Over 280 color photographs of some of the most beautiful new, old, and remodeled Mexican style homes are compiled here. Color is everywhere--vibrantly painted walls offer up a rainbow of hues, hand painted talavera tiles cover every available surface, and traditional Mexican folk arts adorn walls and furnishings. Twelve chapters illustrate incredibly beautiful interior rooms, including entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, ceilings & floors, stairways, niches, fireplaces, lighting and arts. Having specific rooms...


Mediterranean Inspiration
Hanley Wood Homeplanners
1931131090
July 2004
Paperback
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