New Arrivals · Home Decorating

September 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Elements of style : designing a home and a life

September 29, 2014
Gates, Erin T.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
318 pages ; 24 cm
From Erin Gates, the author of the blog Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book containing advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin's own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You'll also find an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure.

Kitchenalia : furnishing and equipping your kitchen with flea market finds and period pieces

September 23, 2014
Lee, Vinny.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
224 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Country style : home décor and rustic crafts, from chandeliers to coffee tables, bedcovers to bulletin boards ; bohemian, industrial, elegant, shabby chic

September 10, 2014
Örnberg, Anna, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"First published in 2011 as 'Inred lantligt på ditt eget sätt' by Anna Örnberg, Bokförlaget Semic, Sundbyberg, Sweden"--Title page verso.
Casual country romance -- Be a bookworm -- Silver shine -- Wings from a guardian angel -- Lovely lampshades -- Rugged romantic -- Tick tock-- time is precious -- Fancy dressing -- Fun and colorful -- Crochet a granny square -- Shabby freestyle -- Letters & numbers XL -- Industrial finery -- Make it metal -- Starry eyed -- A cheeky chalkboard -- Rope tricks -- A little less than perfect -- Breathe new life into old pallets -- Furniturus mobilis -- Military madness -- Romantic and elegant -- Stylish silhouettes -- Glistening gray -- The pride of The forest -- Creative style clash.
"A beautiful, rustic home isn't hard to create. With a splash of color, some pieces that pop, and a little bit of inspiration, even the most standard unit can be flipped into a country haven. Try elegant whites, industrial details, grandiose patterns, or some shabby chic. It's fun and easy to accomplish, and the results will make you proud. Liven up your space with such projects as: Vintage silhouette art; Antique book decor; Military bed covers; Doorframe bulletin boards; Wallpapering, crocheting, decoupage, and more! So take a quick trip to the flea market, the thrift store, or even the attic--it'll trigger the impulse to decorate! Plus, crafting and decorating is the best form of stress-relief. Paint, sew, sand, sculpt--work with your hands to clear your mind and make your home beautiful in the process. Featuring patterns, step-by-step instructions, and over one hundred photos, Country Style is the perfect how-to for decorators of all experience levels and with any type of home"-- Provided by publisher.

Happy handmade home : a room-by-room guide to painting, crafting, and decorating a cheerful, more inspiring space

August 21, 2014
Larson, Elsie, author.
New York : Potter Style, 2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Give your home a "happiness makeover" with the more than 90 DIY projects, decorating tips, and inspiring ideas in this first-ever home decor book from the creators of the mega-popular style blog A Beautiful Mess"-- Provided by publisher.

House beautiful colors for your home : 493 designer favorites.

August 7, 2014
351 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes indexes.
Offers almost five hundred paint colors for interior design, featuring personal insights from top interior designers on their favorite hues.

Do I look skinny in this house? : how to feel great in your home using design psychology

July 23, 2014
Ellis, Kelli, author.
xv, 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Why design psychology? -- What design psychology is not -- Why feeling is so important to design -- A brief historical tour of design psychology -- Design psychology ages and stages -- No need to break the budget -- Design psychology the celebrity --There's no place like home -- Losing a home in a disaster -- Know yourself -- Design psychology "F" words -- Getting trendy -- Lessons in appreciation -- Quick fix tips -- House lust: the model home syndrome -- Organize to downsize -- Get down to work -- The many shades of color therapy -- Scent: the nose knows -- Light the way -- The other senses in design psychology -- Get inspired -- The natural world -- The power of biomimicry -- Creating privacy in homes -- Design psychology and special populations and needs -- Let your heart lead the way to your haven -- Starting your own business -- Interior design camp for everyone -- A design psychology recap and review.
"Learning to design your home in a meaningful way and understanding "why" you adore certain colors, styles, and decor is more important than knowing where to place furniture in a room. Understanding the principles that create ambiance, feeling, and mood in your home are key to creating your ideal haven"--Back cover.

The $50 home makeover : 75 easy projects to transform your current space into your dream space -- for $50 or less!

July 1, 2014
West, Shaunna, author, photographer.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Gardens are for living : design inspiration for outdoor spaces

June 30, 2014
Kameon, Judy, author, illustrator.
New York : Rizzoli, [2014].
223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Inspiration for life outside -- Putting out the welcome mat -- Creating community spaces -- Gatherings for friends and family -- Homegrown food and flowers -- Cooking in the garden -- Art in the landscape -- Places for play -- The joy of relaxation -- California style, coast to coast.
Kameon shares insights for making dynamic outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and usable. Inspired by the mid-century modern ethos that introduced the idea of everyday outdoor living, she explains how to construct complete environments - not just what to look for when choosing the paths, walls, and plants, but also the lighting, furniture, and accessories.

Bright bazaar : embracing color for make-you-smile style

June 24, 2014
Taylor, Will (Blogger)
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Color is your friend. Quintessentially colorful ; 10 steps to color confidence ; Front doors ; 3 ideas for a sensational staircase ; Color, fabric, and pattern ; Painted furniture ; Colorful chairs ; 4 ways to rock statement lighting -- Color cocktails. Mixing your signature palette ; finding inspiration ; The candy crush ; The lime divine ; The strawberry split ; The mint bliss ; The tangerine dream ; The cerulean splash ; The lavender lick ; The monochrome magic ; The citrus twist ; The flirty fiesta -- Bringing color home. Entrances & hallways ; Living rooms ; Outside living ; Kitchens and dining ; Home offices ; Sleeping spaces ; Bathrooms ; Children's bedrooms.
"Known for his bold and refreshing take on color, Will Taylor, the founder of Bright Bazaar-- one of the world's leading interior design blogs-- shares his secrets to choosing colors that work for every room in your house. Structured around the different spaces within the home, the book breaks down the how, when, and where of using different shades and color combinations"-- Provided by publisher.

Classical interiors : historical and contemporary

June 6, 2014
Dowling, Elizabeth Meredith, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2013.
516 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Survey of classical interior design -- Grand tour as influence on neoclassical design / Carol A. Hrvol Flores -- Classical revival in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Re-creating the past -- The revival of modern classicism through education of designers and craftsmen -- Ornament : a source of beauty / David Watkin -- Proportions of interiors / Richard Sammons.
"Classical design employs a rich language developed across twenty-five centuries and many cultures. It is a language of details understood worldwide, with its powerful vocabulary of subtle nuance and inflection. ... a spectacular presentation of the myriad varieties of classical forms, demonstrates the enduring lessons of traditional interiors for designers and architects today."--Jacket flap.

150 best minimalist house ideas

May 22, 2014
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.
503 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.

Living by water

May 2, 2014
Cregan, Lisa, author.
New York : Hearst Books, [2014]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Presents decorating style from beach and lake houses, showcasing such details as painted furniture, galvanized metal furniture, canopy beds, rattan pendants, and hammocks, explaining how to replicate the designs in any home.

Life on Mar's : creating casual luxury

April 28, 2014
Jennings, Mar.
151 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Creating a casual luxury home -- The journey to Rosebrook Gardens -- Friendly foyer -- Living room -- Dining room -- Kitchen -- Cloakroom -- Overhauling the hall -- Media room -- Guest bedroom -- Guest bathroom -- Home office -- Laundry room -- Master bedroom -- Master bathroom -- The outdoor rooms -- Decoding your design dilemmas -- Developing your casual luxury eye for detail room by room.
Mar Jennings is known for his casual luxury style of interior design. To illustrate just how this style could work in your home, he takes you on a tour of his own home, Rosebrook Gardens.

One man's folly : the exceptional houses of Furlow Gatewood

April 18, 2014
Reed, Julia.
223 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm

George Stacey and the creation of American chic

April 17, 2014
Footer, Maureen, author.
New York ; Paris ; London ; Milan : Rizzoli, [2014].
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Kitchen ideas you can use : inspiring designs & clever solutions for remodeling your kitchen

April 15, 2014
Peterson, Chris, 1961-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
[1] Style by size -- Cozy kitchens -- Family-friendly spaces -- Large & luxurious -- [2] Scintillating kitchen styles -- Contemporary -- Traditional -- Modern -- Country, farmhouse & cottage -- Special section: Color in kitchens -- [3] Spectacular surfaces -- Captivating countertops & backsplashes -- Fabulous floors -- [4] Stylish kitchen storage -- Classy cabinets -- Specialty cabinet storage -- Handsome racks & shelves -- [5] Breathtaking appliances -- Striking refrigerators -- Dynamic dishwashers & compactors -- Fascinating ovens, cooktops & ranges -- Wonderful wine refrigerators -- Eye-catching vent hoods -- [6] Beautiful fixtures -- Fashion-forward faucets -- Swanky sinks -- [7] Incredible islands -- [8] Lighting the kitchen design -- Alluring windows & skylights -- Smart lighting fixtures -- [9] Accenting the kitchen -- Delightful accents.

Matthew Mead's backyard style.

April 15, 2014
Mead, Matthew, author.
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2014]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Hundreds of fresh ideas for outdoor spaces"--Cover.

500 bathroom ideas : elegant & dreamy spaces

April 14, 2014
King, Barbara (Editor), author.
304 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm
Includes photo (page 295-296) and designer (page 297-298) credits.
Includes index.
What does your dream bathroom look like? House Beautiful 500 Bathroom Ideas is filled with stunning spaces that are the epitome of style and function, from luxurious retreats to pure and simple havens.

Decorate fearlessly! : using whimsy, confidence, and a dash of surprise to create deeply personal spaces

April 9, 2014
Salk, Susanna.
New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
This is a how-to decorating book featuring sophisticated interiors in a wide range of styles - spanning the spectrum from modern to traditional, from bohemian to more formal. The focus throughout is on learning to follow your intuition and your heart to create interiors that are deeply personal to you. These beautiful interiors feel accessible accompanied by Salk's encouraging and chatty design tips. Quotes by the designers explaining their philosophy are interspersed throughout the text. The book is divided into chapters according to the room of the house (Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Entry Halls, Functional Rooms (kitchens, bathrooms, mud rooms). Each chapter showcases a variety of styles to illustrate the limitless possibilities personal expression can take. Featuring work by leading designers including Ashley Hicks, Jay Jeffers, Katie Ridder, Mary McDonald, the Novogratzs, Robert Couturier, and Eddie Ross, with images by the top interiors photographers, this beautiful volume is inspiring with its quirky yet sophisticated interiors and liberating with its message to follow your heart with your interior design.

Jay Jeffers : collected cool - the art of bold, stylish interiors

April 7, 2014
Jeffers, Jay
New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
251 p. : color illustrations ; 32 cm.

Timeless elegance : the houses of David Easton

March 24, 2014
Easton, David, 1937-
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010.
239 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
This rare examination of the work of one of America's preeminent interior designers and architects serves as a retrospective of his storied career as it showcases the versatility of his talent through work that ranges from a 45-room Georgian-style house to a Mediterranean stucco villa.

The big book of chic

March 24, 2014
Redd, Miles.
New York : Assouline, c2012.
1 v. (unpaged.) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
Photography by Paul Costello.
"Internationally acclaimed interior design sensation Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by a playful mélange of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Richard Avedon fashion photographs to Rene Gruau illustrations, Redd has crafted interiors for a wide array of venues. His trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated volume will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, and eclectic design. Miles Redd embarked on his interior design career after graduating from NYU, honing his skills with luminary antiques dealer John Rosselli and decorator Bunny Williams. In 1998, he opened his own design firm in New York City's NoHo neighborhood and he has been the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home since 2003. The Big Book of Chic gives a glimpse into the inspiration that fuels Redd, and focuses on the pleasures of living life in a beautiful way. It includes a wide range of projects, from Redd's own townhouse and beach house to projects in Houston, Atlanta, Millbrook, and Locust Valley"--Publisher's web site.

Farrow & Ball : decorating with colour

March 21, 2014
Byam Shaw, Ros, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Farrow & Ball is an iconic British brand and a great British success story. Its paints and wallpapers are used to decorate stylish homes all over the world. Following on from the best-selling Farrow and Ball Living with Colour, this book features a fabulous range of homes, all of which have been specially photographed for the book.

DIY ideas : projects and tips for every room.

February 13, 2014
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.
264 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Better homes and gardens"--Cover.
Real-life rooms. Family spaces ; Kitchens ; Bedrooms ; Work spaces ; Laundry & bathrooms -- Projects. Furniture makeovers ; Accents ; Windows ; Headboards ; Walls & floors ; Easy furniture ; Outdoor accents -- Primer. Tips, tools & techniques ; Editor's favorite resources.
Provides ideas and instructions for do-it-yourself home decorating projects, and includes photographs of finished projects.

Best magazine.

January 29, 2014
Cincinnati, OH : Maverick Publications, c2005-<2014>
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.

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