New Arrivals · Home Decorating

October 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The artisanal home : interiors and furniture of Casamidy

October 23, 2014
Almada, Jorge (Designer)
©2014
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"An arresting mix of artisanal, old, and contemporary furnishings is the hallmark of Casamidy's vibrant and cheerful interiors. For the design duo of Casamidy, Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, creativity is a way of life that is reflected in their designs, a fusion of their French and Mexican heritages. They show how to incorporate artisanal objects and treasured family heirlooms to orchestrate vivid and dramatic surroundings. This inspiring book showcases their homes and other projects in urban and country settings that illustrate their appealing bohemian aesthetic. For a charming Mexico home, the front doorway is collaged with tin ex-votos and religious charms and crowned with a dramatic cement concha shell. Baroque mirrors, French-style armchairs re-covered in remnants from a fine Paris textile shop, and weathered Moroccan side tables grace the comfortable living spaces. The terra-cotta floors warmed by the sun recall homes in the South of France. For each project, the couple shares their design process, giving the textures and a color palette."-- Provided by publisher.

All new decorating idea book

October 21, 2014
Paper, Heather J.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2014.
234 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1: Style -- Chapter 2: Color -- Chapter 3: Furniture -- Chapter 4: Room Arrangements -- Chapter 5: Window Treatments -- Chapter 6: Wall Coverings -- Chapter 7: Floor Coverings -- Chapter 8: Storage -- Chapter 9: Lighting -- Chapter 10: Finishing Touches.
"This book includes ideas for freshening up a tired look, small-scale renovations, and larger transformations"-- Provided by publisher.

Comfort zone : creating the eco-elegant interior

October 21, 2014
Dujardin, Trudy.
©2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Think small : make the most of every square foot.

October 15, 2014
©2014
159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"HouseBeautiful."

Simplicity

October 15, 2014
Braithwaite, Nancy, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2014.
295 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 cm

Veranda : a passion for living : houses of style and inspiration

October 14, 2014
Englefield, Carolyn.
©2014
287 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Includes index.
Introduction / by Charlotte Moss -- Preface / by Clinton Smith -- Introduction by Carolyn Englefield -- The art of imperfection -- Personal style -- Color -- A sense of place.

Flea market fabulous : designing gorgeous rooms with vintage treasures

October 1, 2014
Spencer, Lara, author.
©2014
182 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style. She takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identifies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorating plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes"-- from publisher's web site.

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
©2008
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.
©2014
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.
©2014.
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.
©2014.
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.
©2014
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.
©2014.
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.

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