Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes--scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees--both fresh and artificial--and caring for ornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes and centerpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base for glass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decorated with miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 076435163X


Christmas At Historic Houses

Christmas At Historic Houses

Showcases thirty houses across America specially decorated for Christmas, revealing local customs and history as well as details about each property and house's design.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release : 2014-09-04
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0764346903


Christmas By Design

Christmas By Design

"What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house's best features and create a look that's pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it's a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic locations and decorating philosophies, the designers share their tips, tricks, and traditions for celebrating the season in style, and in every room of the house."--Publisher's website.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Patricia Hart McMillan
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0764356542


Home Decorating For Dummies

Home Decorating For Dummies

Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros. Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start? Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you’ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh. Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed! And anyone else who loves decorating. Don’t forget: Imagination counts. Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on Basic planning – where to begin when you want to start decorating Creating surface interest – the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them Creating backgrounds – what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls Tackling tough rooms – how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements Accessorizing with art and other stuff – adding the final flourishes to every space in your place Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the basics – including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.

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Genre : House & Home
Author : Katharine Kaye McMillan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-05-09
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781118068977


The Perfect 100 000 House

The Perfect 100 000 House

A home of one’s own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream, fulfilling like nothing else the desire for comfort, financial security, independence, and with a little luck, even a touch of distinctive character, or even beauty. But what we have come to regard as almost a national birthright has recently begun to elude more and more prospective homebuyers. Where housing is concerned, affordable and well-crafted rarely exist together. Or do they? For years, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine and noted architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs had been confronting this question both professionally and personally. Finally, she decided to see for herself whether it was possible to build the home of her own dreams for a reasonable sum. The Perfect $100,000 House is the story of that quest, a search that takes her from a two-week crash course in housebuilding in Vermont to a road trip of some 14,000 miles. In the course of her journey Jacobs encounters a group of intrepid and visionary architects and builders working to revolutionize the way Americans thinks about homes, about construction techniques, and about the very idea of community. By her trip’s end Jacobs, has not only had a practical and sobering education in the economics, aesthetics, and politics of homebuilding, but has been spurred to challenge her own deeply held beliefs about what constitutes an ideal home. The Perfect $100,000 House is a compelling and inspiring demonstration that we can live in homes that are sensible, modest, and beautiful.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Karrie Jacobs
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-05-29
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781440684524


Greenwich Style

Greenwich Style

A glimpse into the "quintessentially Greenwich" homes that are stately and elegant yet designed for the comforts of family life. Greenwich is one of the most desirable communities in the United States, with houses that epitomize the suburban tradition. With their handsome facades and elegant interiors, these homes provide inspiration to decorators and homeowners nationwide. More than almost any other community, Greenwich signifies a classic look, a way of living, and a state of mind. Cindy Rinfret’s successful Classic Greenwich Style was the first book to celebrate the style of this classically American town and bring its renowned look to a nationwide audience. Now, the beloved designer returns with an all-new selection of interiors that will appeal to a new generation of homeowners seeking elegant yet comfortable design. Specially commissioned photographs showcase the designer’s signature "young traditional" style: a warm blend of color, contemporary materials with traditional shapes, antiques with transitional pieces, English-style furnishings with family heirlooms, and spaces for entertaining and family life. In her own words, Rinfret offers an intimate look into these stunning interiors—including Rinfret’s own classically styled house, Laurel Hill—and shows how people who covet the look and style of Greenwich can create it for themselves.

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Genre : House & Home
Author : Cindy Rinfret
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2013-03-26
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780847839544


Enduring Southern Homes

Enduring Southern Homes

Inspiration for updating timeless interiors from a 20-year veteran of Southern decorating. People who embrace traditional interior style are people who love heritage and story. As a professional decorator, Eric Ross has been upholding centuries-old design concepts while injecting fresh colors and fabrics into the mix for more than twenty years. A native of Kentucky, he now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. His Southern approach to traditional decorating includes a little bit of French country, a lot of Southern hospitality, and spills over into his lifestyle and entertaining prose. In Enduring Southern Homes, Eric Ross showcases some of his most beautiful projects and gives tips on how to create your very own enduring home, regardless of where you live. Eric Ross is a seasoned interior designer with over 20 years of design experience. His work has been published in Traditional Home, Southern Style, Southern Lady, The Cottage Journal and many other publications, and his passion is to fan the flame of the traditional decorating and deeply southern aesthetics. He lives in Nashville, Tennesee. Evin Krehbiel has been a professional photographer for over 12 years in Nashville. Her work has been published in Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style (by Courtney Whitmore, Gibbs Smith) and magazines. She lives in Franklin, Tennesee.

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Genre : Design
Author : Eric Ross
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release : 2019-03-12
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781423650706


Scalamandre

Scalamandre

A formidable textiles house and decorative tastemaker for more than 80 years in the world of high-end interior design. Scalamandré is revered for its comprehensive offerings of fabrics, wallcoverings and trims available to-the-trade through design centers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Scalamandré touch has also been applied to compelling collections of china, crystal, flatware and gifts along with ultra-luxury bedding and related decorative accessories showcased in fine stores worldwide. Scalamandré: Haute Décor celebrates the world of Scalamandré as seen through the eyes of the international design elite while paying homage to the people, places and events that contributed to the nearly cinematic Scalamandré story. All those who appreciate and cultivate beauty in their lives will enjoy this insider’s look at this interior design treasure. Steven Stolman, designer, writer and all-around style provocateur, was born in Boston, raised in West Hartford and attended Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern Universities before graduating from New York’s Parsons School of Design. Known for his lighthearted use of decorative fabrics in apparel design, he now serves as president of Scalamandré, bringing the legendary American textiles house into its future. He divides his time between homes in Florida, New York, and Wisconsin.

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Genre : Design
Author : Steven Stolman
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release : 2013-10-16
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781423634959


A Very Vintage Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, cards and wrapping all conjure up happy memories of Christmases past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. In fact, finding these objects, decorating with them and sharing them with others brings an instant feeling of comfort and joy. Coupled with beautiful photographs, tips on collecting, and secret shopping haunts, A Very Vintage Christmas offers a 360-degree look at holiday décor in America and gives suggestions on how to make vintage finds work for today’s audience. While each chapter of A Very Vintage Christmas is unique, there is a common thread that runs through them all: the love of beautiful holiday decorations, and the interest in their history, value, and preservation. The book helps the everyday collector and enthusiast to build their own collection and offers tips on how to make the most of what they’ve got.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Bob Richter
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-07-01
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781493022137


Storybook Style

Storybook Style

Storybook style, fairy tale, Disneyesque, Hansel and Gretel-these are all synonyms for what is surely the most delightful residential style of the twentieth century. With their romantic evocation of faraway lands and eras, storybook homes were created by architects and builders with a flair for theater, a love of fine craftsmanship, and above all a sense of humour-attributes that make them especially endearing to the jaded modern eye. The storybook style was born on the backlots of Hollywood in the 1920s, where brilliant set designers first learned to evoke the exotic architecture of medieval Europe and the Middle East. Movie-going Americans became fascinated with these settings, and architects and builders were quick to capitalise on this enthusiasm. The whimsical style soon spread from coast to coast, and the unforgettable results are portrayed here.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Arrol Gellner
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 175 Pages
ISBN : 076435308X