New Arrivals · Home Decorating

July 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Geoffrey Bennison : master decorator

July 29, 2015
Newberry, Gillian author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm.
"The first book to showcase the work of renowned twentieth-century British decorator and antiques dealer Geoffrey Bennison"--Front jkt. flap.

How to start a home-based interior design business

July 1, 2015
Merrill, Linda, 1962-
vii, 204 pages ; 26 cm.
"Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet. "-- Provided by publisher.

Style me vintage : home : practical and inspirational guide to retro interior design

June 12, 2015
Harris, Keeley, author.
London : Pavilion, 2015.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
The Style Me Vintage treatment is now given to homes--real stylish homes feature owners' stories and style notesCelebrating the perennial interest in incorporating vintage flea-market finds into interior schemes, this book is a feast of retro inspiration. With practical information on how to identitfy and source original vintage homewares, there is also plenty of inspiration on how to style your rooms according to your favored decade, whether it be the 1920s or the 1970s. There's also plenty of advice on how to mix eras and incorporate vintage into contemporary schemes. This book will provide a sourcebook of inspiration to all those hungry for nostalgic design. From ideas for display (fab 1960s artwork, kitsch figurines, retro plates, and crockery) to larger furniture finds (1950s sideboards, classic fabrics, reupholstered armchairs) see how vintage design can be made to work today.

Design mom : how to live with kids : a room-by-room guide

May 21, 2015
Blair, Gabrielle Stanley, author.
New York : Artisan, [2015]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The entryway -- The living room -- The kitchen -- The kids' bedroom -- The family room -- The laundry room & the bathroom -- The family office.
Blair offers a room-by-room guide to keeping things sane, organized, creative, and stylish. She provides advice on getting the most out of even the smallest spaces; simple fixes that make it easy for little ones to help out around the house; ingenious storage solutions for the never-ending stream of kid stuff; rainy-day DIY projects; and much, much more.

Shed decor : how to decorate & furnish your favorite garden room

May 15, 2015
Coulthard, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Lark, an imprint to Sterling Publishing, 2015.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Aurum Press.
Part 1. Shed decor styles. The rustic shed ; The vintage shed ; The plain & simple shed ; The recycled shed ; The retro shed ; The country shed -- Part 2. Shed decor basics. Approaches to shed space ; Walls ; Flooring ; Heat & Power ; Fabric ; Furniture ; Storage.
"In need of a place to work, play, or relax? A shed's the perfect solution! Small in space and investment, it easily fits in a backyard or garden and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can also be beautiful. From seemingly unpromising potting sheds to tired old summerhouses ripe for a makeover, Shed Decor reveals how the right combination of colors, fabrics, furniture, and accessories can transform an outdoor building. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a "salvage chic" office or a quirky creative hub, you'll find hundreds of quick, inexpensive, and clever ideas to design an inviting room."--Provided from

Clean design : wellness for your lifestyle

May 12, 2015
Wilson, Robin, 1969- author.
xi, 203 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Charles Faudree : country French legacy

May 1, 2015
Jordan, Jenifer.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2015.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Porches & outdoor spaces

April 28, 2015
New York, N.Y. : Hearts Books, [2015].
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Conran on color

April 28, 2015
Conran, Terence.
London : Octopus Publishing Group, 2015.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Beach house happy : the joy of living by the water

April 27, 2015
Van der Meer, Antonia, author.
[New York] : Oxmoor House, [2015]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Coastal living"--Cover.
"Beach people are not only 'house proud,' but they are irrevocably 'house happy.' With a unique attachment to their homes, coastal dwellers and their homes exude a certain warmth and beauty found nowhere else. [This book] reveals six routes to the happiness found in beach houses, exposing how the walls and windows, doors and floors, decor and architecture combine to create an atmosphere in which we can breathe easier and be our best selves"

The new Bohemians : cool & collected homes

April 27, 2015
Blakeney, Justina, author.
New York : Abrams, 2015.
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm


April 21, 2015
Baird, Penny Drue, author.
200 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Garden inspirations

April 10, 2015
Moss, Charlotte, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2015.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm

A colorful home : create lively palettes for every room

April 7, 2015
Hable, Susan, 1970- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Finding color inspiration -- Rose -- Treetops -- Arrowhead -- Citrus -- Thorn -- Pool -- Salt.

Love the home you have

April 6, 2015
Michaels, Melissa, 1967- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2015]
213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Simple way to embrace your style, get organized, delight in where you are"--Cover.
Hello, dream house -- Getting there is half the fun -- Goodbye, unrealistic expectations -- The freedom of authenticity -- A beautiful mess -- Decluttering the nooks and crannies -- The reward of daily routines -- The clean-enough house -- Adding charm and character -- Love what you have (even when you don't like it) -- Creating a haven -- Savoring the seasons -- Be happy at home.
You can love your home. Join Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room, as she shares humor, lessons learned, and encouraging advice so you can: get motivated with the 31-day Love Your Home challenge; declutter, organize, and decorate your rooms with ease; and leap from dreamer to doer with confidence.

Gracious rooms

March 31, 2015
Westbrook, Barbara, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Decorating the way I see it

February 18, 2015
Roberts, Markham, author.
258 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
The basics. Floor plan; Background; Scheme; Furniture; Collecting; Art; Custom -- Architecture -- Home. Port Townsend; Clinton Corners.
"Known for his ability to work in any design vernacular, Markham Roberts brings a fresh approach to traditional and contemporary styles alike. His work is not defined by signature looks or design trends. Rather, using an inventive combination of layered patterns and color as well as bold juxtapositions of furniture of different styles and periods, custom designs, and works of art from around the world, he creates interiors that have been described as "the very definition of chic." Roberts structures the book as he would a project, taking readers step-by-step through the design process, beginning with the basic interior elements--floor plan and furniture layout, color palette and fabric schemes, furniture selection, and incorporation of objects and art--and moves on to architecture, landscaping, and gardens, showing the important interrelationship between interior and exterior design. Finally, he puts all of the pieces together, using his own country house, a nineteenth-century gentleman's farm in the Hudson Valley, as an example." -- Publisher's description.

Sarah style

February 16, 2015
Richardson, Sarah, 1971-
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
vii, 338 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"An inspiring room-by-room guide to designing your perfect home"--Cover.
Introduction -- The entry -- The living room -- The dining room -- The living/dining room -- The kitchen -- The family room -- The bedroom -- The kids' bedroom -- The bathroom -- The office.
"In the vein of Deborah Needleman's DOMINO comes the interior design book of the decade, from HGTV star, virtual sensation, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson"-- Provided by publisher.

Crafting a colorful home : a room-by-room guide to personalizing your space with color

February 13, 2015
Nicholas, Kristin, author.
Boston : Roost Books, 2015.
xvii, 205 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: A house of many colors -- 1. In the studio : getting started with color and materials -- Technique: How to select a color palette for your home -- 2. The garden and entryways -- Project: Colorful outdoor signs -- Project: Mosaic flower pots -- Project: Painted terra cotta pots -- Technique: How to paint an exterior door -- 3. The kitchen -- Project: Toran -- Project: Potato printed dishtowels -- Project: Felted wool striped potholder -- Technique: How to make a decorative archway -- 4. The porch -- Project: Hanging embroidery hoop "lanterns" -- Project: Painted coffee table -- Project: Paisley inspired tablecloth -- Project: Scott's hand-stamped rocking chair cushion -- Technique: How to make stamps for printing fabric and walls -- Technique: How to make your own motifs and patterns -- 5. The living room -- Project: Mod granny squares crochet afghan -- Project: Pom pom applique pillow -- Project: Painted lampshade -- Technique: How to paint dragged walls -- 6. The dining room -- Project: Picture frame serving tray -- Project: Polka dot glasses -- Technique: How to paint a mural -- Technique: How to recover a chair seat -- 7. The library -- Project: Squiggles embroidered and painted pillow -- Project: Wool felt embroidered trivet and coasters -- Project: Striped knit scrap afghan -- Technique: How to felt and dye wool -- 8. The upstairs bedrooms and stairways -- Project: Blocks and bricks duvet cover -- Project: Crazy quilt swatch blanket -- Project: Squares and circles curtain -- Technique: How to colorwash walls -- Technique: How to paint striped and floral "wallpaper" -- Templates -- Resources -- About the author.
Learn how to make your home sing through handmade crafts and a bold use of color. Kristin Nicholas, color expert and all-around master crafter, shares her secrets to selecting colors and patterns and explores the variety of crafts and decorating touches that have made her home so unique.

Bohemian modern

February 3, 2015
Henson, Emily, author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; cm.
Includes index.
The Bohemian Modern home is where creativity, individuality, and a wild mix of colour and pattern meet in a modern environment. The style certainly gives a nod to '70s chic, with its use of shagpile rugs, Swiss cheese plants, and macrame, but it stands firmly in the present day by boldly contrasting those elements with sleek modern art and polished concrete worksurfaces.

Best magazine.

January 20, 2015
Cincinnati, OH : Maverick Publications, c2005-<2015>
v. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 28-31 cm.
Editorial director: 2005-2012, Marianne Sandhage.
Each issue also has distinctive title.
Each issue features homes and residents of various Cincinnati neighborhoods. Neighborhoods that are featured again highlight different homes and people in the subsequent issues.

Home style by city : ideas and inspiration from Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen

December 18, 2014
Magntorn, Ida.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Paris -- London -- New York -- Los Angeles -- Copenhagen.
Home Style by City captures the essence of five design-forward cities and showcases beautiful homes from each that reflect the local style. Part city tour, featuring lush cityscapes, must-visit flea markets, and bits of colorful history, and part design resource, helping to bring the looks into your own home, this refreshing décor book will inspire you to re-create an ornate Parisian apartment, a cool New York loft, or an effortless Scandinavian flat.

Create the style you crave on a budget you can afford : the Sweet Spot guide to home decor

December 10, 2014
Peacock, Desha.
ix, 245 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Offers an illustrated guide to creating an eclectic, contemporary living space on a budget, stressing the importance of expressing a personal sense of style.

Modern country : inspiring interior for contemporary country living

December 5, 2014
Clifton-Mogg, Caroline, author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
The countryside remains a vital part of French life, but that does not mean that French country houses are set in decorative aspic. When designing modern houses, it is natural to employ contemporary design solutions, but these same types of solution and innovations work equally as well when applied to old spaces that have been converted, renovated or just revived with new uses. Country living is associated with a relaxed, more informal way of life, and the houses in Modern Country reflect that way of life, in an up-to-date and relevant way. This book explores some of the most exciting and interesting examples of the contemporary in French interior design, exploring homes in the mountains, by the sea, and in deepest parts of the countryside. This book is full of inspiration and new ideas on how to achieve comfortable modern living with the way of old and design of today.

Design in the Hamptons

December 2, 2014
Iannacci, Anthony.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

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