New Arrivals · Home Decorating

August 12, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Starting your career as an interior designer

August 11, 2016
Hale, Robert K., author.
xvii, 233 pages ; 23 cm.
"Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book includes case studies, and personal anecdotes that help teach you how to: Choose a design field ; Obtain and keep clients; Garner referrals; Market and position your business; Bid competitively on projects; Manage sales; Organize a budget; Manage start-up costs and cash flow; Promote your business; Branch out into product and architectural design; Design within a retail environment; Set pricing guidelines; Sell to your target demographic; Set up your office. Readers will find a history of the business side of interior design as well as various career tracks available to todays budding entrepreneur. This updated second edition also examines the current state of the interior design industry, and what's in store for the future of firms. Any early career interior designer or student looking for practical advice on the ins and outs of running a design firm will need this one-stop guide." -- ONIX annotation.

Modern retro : from rustic to urban, classic to colourful

July 28, 2016
Clifton-Mogg, Caroline, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2016.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"From the archives of Côté Sud, Côté Est, Côté Ouest, Côté Paris"--Dust jacket.
What is retro? -- Retro styling. In classic mode ; Rustic reclamation ; Structural industrial ; Colourful ; Eclectic -- Details that count. Furnishings ; Lighting ; Textiles ; Surfaces ; Decoration -- Room by room. Living spaces ; Eating and dining ; Bedrooms ; Bathrooms.
"In that yawning gap between the antique and the new, there is something else. Some call it vintage, some retro, but whatever the name the concept is the same - the objects and furniture that are not quite old and not quite new, but are always original and unique. Modern Retro looks at this fascinating area of design and decoration. The arrangement of rooms - where to put what - has always been a vital part of successful interior decoration, and it is even more important when it comes to creating an interior that is a mixture of the expected and the completely unexpected. It is an art and it requires a real skill, for there has to be respect for every object trouve, as well as an understanding of how each element will work best. Modern Retro shows how to combine, how to edit and how to put the unlikely and the unusual together in a sympathetic way. Inspiration and ideas occupy every page of this absorbing book."--provided from

150 best of the best loft ideas

June 24, 2016
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
479 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

French cottage

June 6, 2016
208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
French home décor : cottages of comfort and relaxed sensibility are filled with creative inspiration, vintage pieces, and serene living -- French garden charm : from a small courtyard garden to a rose-edged patio with bubbling water, outdoor spaces are a cherished refuge -- French inspiration & collections : gather your personalized cottage décor and create your own French style.

How to decorate

June 2, 2016
Studholme, Joa, author.
London : Mitchell Beazley, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, 2016.
268 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.

French accents : farmhouse French style for today's home

June 1, 2016
Joyce, Anita, 1961- author.
x, 245 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Is it French? -- Start here -- Decorating guidelines -- The farmhouse French list -- Where to shop -- Found objects & collecting -- Antique furniture -- How to paint & distress furniture -- Slipcovering a dining room chair -- Fun projects -- Tablescapes -- The kitchen, the heart of the home -- Dining spaces -- The livable living room -- Bathrooms and other utilitarian rooms -- Dreamy bedrooms -- Outdoor living -- Before and after -- Pulling it all together -- Final thoughts.

Hand-printing studio : 15 projects to color your life--a visual guide to printing on almost anything

May 3, 2016
Olmsted, Betsy, 1980-
Lafayette, California : Stash Books, [2016]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"15 colorful hand-printing projects for your home, with 12 ready-to-use patterns in Betsy Olmsted's thoughtful sophisticated style"--Provided by publisher.

Past present : living with heirlooms and antiques

April 12, 2016
Sully, Susan, author.
216 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Sixties house

April 6, 2016
Gray, Catriona, author.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
"House & Garden"
From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of color, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.

It's the Little Things : creating big moments in your home through the stylish small stuff

March 23, 2016
Salk, Susanna.
New York, NY : Rizzoli, [2016]
269 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Surfaces -- Walls -- Mantels -- Little moments -- Big moments.
Things inspires us to slow down and pay attention to the details that can add richness and personality to any interior.

Shades of grey : decorating with the most elegant of neutrals

March 22, 2016
Watson-Smyth, Kate, author.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
There's no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment. Chic restaurants, shops and homes are covered in it. There's not an interior decorating programme that doesn't feature it. And forget 50 shades - in fact the human eye can detect more than 500. As can the average paint chart. Everyone wants to paint their houses grey at the moment, says Karen Haller, a colour expert who advises clients on branding and colour psychology. But it's actually one of the most difficult colours to get right. Get it wrong and a room will be cold and dark, possibly even energy-sapping. Get it right, however, and your home will look chic, sophisticated and modern. So how do we go about choosing the perfect hue? In 'Shades of Grey' Kate Watson-Smyth will help you find exactly the right shade for your space. Full of expert advice and essential information and spiced with a generous dash of humour, this book will guide you through the minefield that is choosing the perfect shade of grey paint.

The creative cottage

March 16, 2016
Gross, Steve, author.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Cape Cod revival -- DeJoux cottage -- Blue shutters -- Artists' haven -- DIY cottage -- Suave and simple -- Catskills cottage -- Writer's retreat -- Hayward cottage -- Whaler's cottage -- More is more -- Crossroads cottage -- Setting the scene.
Whether built by a 1770s French Huguenot or a 1940s American starlet, cottages capture hearts and imaginations for generations to come. Gross and Daley showcase the journeys of thirteen American homes and their owners―artists, preservationists and visionaries who have created unique spaces filled with history and personality. Two hundred luscious photos combined with engaging narration give a window into the heritage, inspiration, and creativity that made each cottage its homeowners’ perfect match.

Vintage home : using 20th-century design in the contemporary home

March 9, 2016
Miller, Judith, 1951- author.
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2015.
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
What is vintage? -- The birth of modernism -- Deco world. Graphic and decorative -- Industrial skyscraper -- Soft modernism -- New look. Natural organic -- Colorful -- Pop and space age -- New moderns. Post modern -- Minimalist -- Reuse -- Directory of designers and makers -- Suppliers and sources.
Antique and design enthusiasts will recognize Judith Miller's name. Since 2007, she has been an expert appraiser on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, which is broadcast on PBS, and her Antique Price Guide and Checklist books are the most trusted in the international antiques and collectibles market. They are essential references, including for the experts on the Antiques Roadshow.

Perfect English cottage

February 22, 2016
Byam Shaw, Ros.
London : Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd, 2016
192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
The classic English country cottage is both an icon and an archetype. Dozing beneath a heavy thatch and with roses around the door, it seems to epitomize all that is desirable about life in the countryside and to offer the perfect antidote to the stress of the urban grind. In 'Perfect English Cottage', Ros Byam Shaw takes a fresh look at the decorating and design solutions that make the classic English country cottage as attractive inside as out as well as practical and comfortable to live in.The book is divides into five different chapters that address different facets of the look: Romance, Character, Holiday, Simplicity and Elegance. The featured homes are incredibly varied, from a humble farmworker's cottage with exposed beams to a pared-down Georgian gem, to a picture-perfect cottage with roses round the door - and plenty more adorning the interior. At the end of each chapter there is an invaluable review picking up on ideas and inspiration from the featured homes. At the end of the book there is also a comprehensive directory of sources to help you achieve the English Cottage look in your own home - wherever you may live.

The mindful home : the secrets to making your home a place of harmony, beauty, wisdom and true happiness

February 17, 2016
Hassed, Craig, author.
Wollombi, N.S.W. : Exisle Publishing Pty Ltd, 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Private houses of France : living with history

January 28, 2016
Nicolay-Mazery, Christiane de, author.
Paris : Flammarion, [2014]
294 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm.
A historical, cultural, and architectural journey through a dozen exquisite and refined French chateaux and residences. A dozen aristocratic French families invite readers to experience their elegant lifestyle, from the royal stag hunting tradition of Louis XI and Louis XIII at the Chateau de Champchevrier to Hubert de Givenchy's elegant Parisian townhouse imbued with grandeur and comfort in the style of Napoleon III. The featured houses, illustrated with specially commissioned photography, represent key periods of French decoration. The exquisite Renaissance architecture of Chateau d'Anet and its sumptuous interiors with great fireplaces, silk upholstered sofas, and soft lighting exude the notorious ardor between Henry II and Diane de Poitiers. The hidden sanctuary of a Parisian manor reveals a dignified library and a harmonious blend of antique and contemporary fabrics and sculptures. A grand salon with Versailles parquet is illuminated by a Louis XVI crystal and amethyst chandelier. Meticulously planned gardens beckon contemplation and dining tables replete with crystal and silver are a visual feast. From the architecture, garden designs, furniture, textiles, and art collections, these exclusive private homes are a rich source of interior design inspiration.

Best magazine.

January 18, 2016
Cincinnati, OH : Maverick Publications, c2005-<2016>
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.

The curated house : creating style, beauty, and balance

January 18, 2016
Smith, Michael S. (Michael Sean), 1964- author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2015.
271 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
The house in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles -- The Upper East Side penthouse, Manhattan -- The desert retreat, Rancho Mirage -- United States Embassy residence, Madrid -- Jazz Age revival -- Enlightened London -- Midwestern expatriate -- American English -- Mountain modernist -- Pacific chic -- Old World meets new -- Central Park aerie -- California colonial -- Boathouse deco -- Park Avenue update -- Desert sophisticate.

Traditional interiors : Leta Austin Foster, Sallie Giordano & India Foster

January 18, 2016
Coleman, Brian D., author.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2015]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

At home : Sarah style

December 7, 2015
Richardson, Sarah, 1971- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Title from cover.
Homes. City modern : the early years ; City modern : now ; Starlight Farm ; Robin Island ; Birch Point ; Glenlilly ; Paisley Acres -- Recipes. In our kitchen ; Spring & Summer ; Fall & Winter.
"Following the bestselling success of Sarah Style, HGTV star and design queen Sarah Richardson invites readers into the homes she's most proud of designing--her own! Renowned designer Sarah Richardson guides readers through a variety of houses-from urban spaces, to secluded farmland getaways, to the islands of cottage country-that all showcase her signature style of casual elegance and nature-inspired design. In addition to the hundreds of design tips and never-before-seen photos--including many from Sarah's personal collection-there are forty-five beloved recipes that reflect Sarah's design style: comforting, fun, and meant for sharing. This is a behind-the-scenes tour that will inspire readers to achieve winning style on any budget. At Home: Sarah Style is the ultimate guide to living in style, loving your home, and entertaining with ease."--provided by publisher.

The shopkeeper's home : the word's best independent retailers and their stylish homes

December 3, 2015
Rowland, Caroline, author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Have you ever wondered what the homes of the owners of these beautiful retail spaces might be like? Caroline Rowland visits both the stores and the homes of more than 30 of the most stylish independent lifestyle retailers to give you a peek behind the scenes. The Shopkeeper's Home brings together our favorite independent stores which can be found across the globe. From the avenues of the USA and the streets of the UK, to hidden corners of Europe, the book explores their retail outlets and shop styling ideas.

Carrier and Company : positively chic interiors

December 1, 2015
Carrier, Jesse, author.
New York : The Vendome Press, [2015]
247 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Timelessness -- Tailored refinement -- Country charm -- Luxuriously modern -- A nod to tradition -- Bohemian glamour.
"This handsome volume features the exquisitely refined and tailored yet inviting and comfortable interiors by the husband-and-wife design duo Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller"-- Provided by publisher.

The whimsical home : interior design with thrift store finds, flea market gems, and recycled goods

November 25, 2015
Hedengren, Sania, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing , [2015] ©2015
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
First published by Bokförlaget Semic, Stockholm, Sweden.
Roadside bed and breakfast -- Seaside cottage -- The yellow house in the meadow -- Hilltop bar -- The city villa -- Christmas crafts.
Vintage clothing, vintage decor -- it simply never gets old and continues to be one of the hottest style trends! Now, you too can create a beautiful vintage home environment that is sure to be the envy all your peers. In The Whimsical Home, master crafters, Sania and Susanna, show us five different homes furnished with different vintage pieces. Each chapter ends with tips to achieve these fun and whimsical looks. And the best part? None of these exquisite looks will cost you an arm and a leg. Chances are you probably already have a lot of key pieces just lying around your home. Sania and Susanna will show you exactly how to use them.Crafts include: concrete candle holders, a stool decorated with domino pieces, and a picture made of potholder. Follow Sania and Susanna as they travel from home to home, casting in concrete, crocheting, sewing, building, painting, and revamping. Learn how to mix and match unique flea-market finds with modern furniture, and how to reuse old trinkets you may have lying around your house. Be inspired by Sania and Susanna's expertise and advice. Let your imagination run wild; the sky is the limit. Your house will be beautiful, unique, and the envy of homeowners everywhere.

Soulspace : Transform your home, transform your life -- creating a home that is free of clutter, full of beauty, and inspired by you

November 19, 2015
Balbes, Xorin, 1957-
Novato, Calif. : New World Library, ©2011.
xiii, 198 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Expertly designed and decorated homes don't necessarily feel like havens to their dwellers or reflect, inspire, and celebrate what is essential about their inhabitants. Lauded designer and architectural conservator Xorin Balbes created the eight-stage SoulSpace transformation process to help his clients do just that. Through the stages -- assess, release, cleanse, dream, discover, create, elevate, and celebrate -- readers explore not only the design of their living spaces but also their own interiors: the ways they think, feel, and sense. Through client stories, exercises, Q & As, and bountiful photos and illustrations, Balbes guides readers to decode clues to what they wish for, deny, and need to move forward. Empowered with this self-knowledge, they are free to declutter, refresh, and enhance their living spaces. Suitable for any budget and for one wall or one room, apartments or mansions, Balbes's wonderfully unique technique nurtures and transforms both souls and their spaces"-- Provided by publisher.

The inspired room

November 18, 2015
Michaels, Melissa, 1967- author.
194 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Creating a retreat (Introduction) -- First impressions (The entryway). Closer look: style -- A place to gather (Living room and dining room). Closer look: furniture -- A space that nourishes (Kitchen and pantry). Closer look: lighting -- A place for conversation (Family room). Closer look: texture -- A room to refresh (Bedrooms and bathrooms). Closer look: color and pattern -- A functional space (Home office and small areas) -- A sanctuary for the seasons (A home year round) -- Love where you live (Closing).
Take a full-color tour of Michaels's home and favorite family spaces alongside room-by-room ideas. She shares lessons learned when turning her house into a home, plenty of inspiring photos, and encouraging insights to help you embrace your authentic style through doable improvements for every room, and attainable decorating, organizational, and DIY solutions. You'll discover transforming tips for lighting, color, and style, and ways to reclaim small or unique areas.

feed —Subscribe to the Home Decorating feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print