Category : House & Home
Editor : Rizzoli Publications
ISBN : 9780847847419
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century, whose stylish residents influence our tastes today. Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted, “Decorating is autobiography.” Reflecting that truism, the interiors in this book capture the individual approaches of these icons of style: Bunny Mellon’s spare all-American elegance; Hélène Rochas’s refined sophistication; Vanessa Bell’s colorful bohemianism; Mona von Bismarck’s breezy opulence; and Georgia O’Keeffe’s earthy chic. Author P. Gaye Tapp analyzes each of her subjects’ refined way of living, how she embellished her residences (or left them elegantly stark), and the long-lasting effects on today’s generation of designers and connoisseurs of beauty. The book is presented in four sections that describe the aesthetic approaches that the ladies took in decorating their abodes: “The Fashionably Chic”, “The Unconventional Eye”, “In the Grand Manner”, and “Legacy Style”. Each interior illustrates the crucial aspect of the lady’s definitive taste. Some worked closely with decorating legends such as John Fowler, Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin, Syrie Maugham, and Jean-Michel Frank. Others took to the task of decorating single-handedly—like Pauline Trigère, Sybil Connolly, Vita Sackville-West, and Fleur Cowles. The interiors of these trendsetting ladies defied their time and inspire and delight to this day. In How They Decorated, one can learn from the most notable style muses of the last century.

Category : ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
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ISBN : HARVARD:32044108131657
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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The Decoration of Houses is a significant book of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman and was first published in 1897. Both authors were members of the upper crust of society in New York.

Category : House & Home
Editor : Abrams
ISBN : 9781647002176
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 240
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A family-friendly interior design book from design expert, dad, and funnyman Andrew Howard, perfect for everyone craving lively, easy-to-adopt design ideas that bring a breath of fresh air to home decor Andrew Howard knows that design books can be intimidating for the average homeowner, and he wants to change that. “Rooms that are designed with a capital D can seem out of reach,” says Andrew. “I think there has to be another way, a middle ground between DIY and high design. I want people to know there are things they can do right now to improve how they live, from placing the furniture in a way that is conducive to good conversation, to choosing the best paint colors, to finding art and accessories that make a house feel more like a home. These are all things that don’t have to cost a lot of money but can drastically change a space. There are so many easy, achievable, economical ways to make your home look great, and in this book I’m excited to share all I know about that with my readers.”

Category : House & Home
Editor : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9780811877893
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 272
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Collects tips from such professional interior designers as Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, and Jonathan Adler for every room and every budget, along with photographs, line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans.

Category : House & Home
Editor : Clarkson Potter
ISBN : 9781984826480
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 337
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Styled, here is Emily Henderson's masterclass on interior design. “An approachable guide for anyone who is looking for tools and resources to create a home that speaks to who they are and what they love.”—Joanna Gaines Whether you’re embarking on a weekend refresh or complete renovation, interior designer Emily Henderson wants you to take risks with your home design without experiencing regret. In this visually driven decorating bible punctuated with photographs from real homes and colorful illustrations, she takes you through her entire process, including every single decision she makes when it comes to picking paint, arranging furniture, hanging window treatments, and deciding on lighting fixtures. You'll also learn when to hire a contractor versus an architect versus a handyperson, all the materials to consider (and why you might want to skip those marble countertops), proper measurements of the elements in each room, and so much more. By the end of the book, you'll feel more confident when it comes to visualizing the home of your dreams, and you'll finally know how to make it happen.

Category : House & Home
Editor : Sabine Press
ISBN : 1447458583
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 334
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Category : House & Home
Editor : Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN : 0517707632
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 196
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An innovative new approach to home design explains how to incorporate the four personality archetypes--Visionary, Artisan, Adventurer, or Idealist--into an individualized decorating style. 20,000 first printing.

Category : House & Home
Editor : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9781452146164
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 208
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Perfectly named style maven and City Sage blogger Anne Sage knows a wise truth: decorating our living spaces for our goals is the first step in making them happen. In Sage Living, she opens the door to covetable dwellings designed to boost the dreams of their occupants, from the sunny, open-air kitchen of a holistic nutritionist to the eclectic living room of a world traveler ready to put down roots. Thsi ebooks is filled with stunning interiors, engagingly written home stories, and hundreds of design tips for every room, Sage Living goes beneath the stylized surface to help readers decorate for the lives they truly want.

Category : Design
Editor : University of Michigan Press
ISBN : 0472110691
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 248
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With extensive reference to and exposition on Wilde's theoretical writings and letters, Frankel shows that, far from being marginal elements of the literary text, these decorative devices were central to Wilde's understanding of his own writings as well as to his "aesthetic" theory of language. Extensive illustrations support Frankel's arguments.".

Category : Design
Editor : The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN : 9781580934978
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Interior designer and decorative arts historian Thomas Jayne takes on the redoubtable Edith Wharton and her co-author Ogden Codman, whose 1897 book The Decoration of Houses is acknowledged as the Bible of American interior design. Wharton and Codman advocated for classical simplicity and balance, replacing the excesses of the Gilded Age. In Jayne’s view, “The Decoration of Houses is the level-headed, indispensable book on the subject. It is not an overstatement to say that it is the most important decorating book ever written.” How much of Wharton and Codman’s advice and how many of their principles are still applicable today? In Classical Principles for Modern Design, Jayne argues that Wharton and Codman’s fundamental ideas about the proportion and planning of space create the most harmonious and livable interiors, whether traditional or contemporary. His authoritative and engaging text traces contemporary ideas about design elements and furnishing rooms back to Wharton and Codman and shows where his design approach coincides and where it diverges from their views. The book follows the chapter organization of The Decoration of Houses—chapters on walls, doors, windows and curtains, ceilings and floors, etc.—and adds important new perspectives on the design of kitchens and the use of color, both major subjects that Wharton and Codman did not address. Drawing on his own work at Jayne Design Studio, Jayne has selected elegant, traditional interiors that demonstrate these principles. Projects range from a restoration of historic eighteenth-century public rooms in Crichel House in Dorset, England, to a mountain retreat in the wilds of Montana to an array of luxurious New York City apartments and country houses in the Hudson Valley. Captured in lush photographs by Don Freeman and others, all speak to Thomas Jayne’s commitment to the primacy of function, quality, and simplicity, derived from the ancient tradition of classical design. As he says, “Tradition is not about what was. Tradition is now.”