New Arrivals · Home Decorating

July 10, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Small space style : clever ideas for compact interiors

July 9, 2019
Emslie, Sara, author.
London : Ryland Peters & Small, 2019.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"First published in 2014 as Beautifully small."--Title page verso.
Elements of design -- Elements of style -- Small spaces. Beautifully simple; Colourfully compact; Neat and nautical; Shades of grey; A traveller's tale; Little boxes; Light and bright; Lofty aspirations; Wonderwall; Colourful and creative; Chic petite; Flotsam and jetsam; A clever cube.
Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in a compact home and explores design and style solutions to the practical issues of living with limited space. In the first chapter, Elements of Design, Sara tackles clever design and planning details and discusses how to make the most of any small home. Then, in Elements of Style, she gives thought to decorating solutions and style ideas for a compact interior, considering storage, furniture and display. Next, Sara visits a variety of real-life beautifully small spaces, taking an in-depth look at imaginative treatments for pocket-sized interiors and showcasing tiny homes with lots of character. These include a terraced 'two-up, two-down' worker's cottage, a miniscule Parisian pied-a-terre, a tiny studio apartment with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint-sized coastal hideaway. Each case study has a detailed floor plan and measurements.

My small space : starting out in style

June 25, 2019
Ottum, Anna, author.
©2019
127 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"My Small Space is the ultimate guide to moving out on your own--whether that's in a campus dorm, an apartment with four of your friends, a two-bedroom with your buddy, or your very own studio. With photography of all kinds of spaces, smart design tips, interviews with renters, and more, this book proves that size doesn't matter when you have great style. Learn how to decorate around immovable furniture in a dorm and what to pack (and leave behind) from home. Get creative in a cramped apartrment that you share with others. If you're thinking about living solo, see what it's like to finally be in control of all of the decision making. With tips on making floor plans, picking out color palettes, hanging wall art, choosing a rug, and more, this lookbook will help you feel right at home--wherever that may be"-- Amazon.com

The foraged home

June 3, 2019
Maclennan, Joanna, photographer.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2019.
253 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A celebration of both sustainability and design, this book presents beautiful interiors filled with salvaged, recycled, and repurposed objects from around the world. Artful home interiors are born from curiosity, creativity, and imagination, yet many of us fail to see a potential curtain rod in a bamboo stick or a kitchen counter in an old carpenter's bench. Anyone can create a beautiful home without expensive store-bought pieces simply by foraging and salvaging. Discarded objects can be restored, recycled, or repurposed to fill any space with style. Presenting the techniques and philosophies--such as beachcombing, forest hunting, and urban salvaging--of savvy foragers from across the globe, this book showcases how they created comfortable and stylish homes by breathing new life into what most would consider waste. In an era when sustainability, living off the grid, and reducing our eco-footprint have never been more important or appealing, The Foraged Home will provide guidance and inspiration to those looking to go beyond the world of mass-produced products.

Atmosphere : the seven elements of great design / James Michael Howard ; written with Andrew Sessa ; foreword by Newell Turner.

May 16, 2019
Howard, James Michael, author.
©2019
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Howard defines each of the seven elements of great design (style, scale & proportion, rhythm, light, color, texture, and sound) and how all the elements can work together to create an exciting as well as calming atmosphere.

A romance of East and West : Al-Byout : interiors by Mona Haji

May 14, 2019
Hajj, Mona, author, designer.
New York, NY : Monacelli Press, [2019]
236 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

Love affairs with houses

May 1, 2019
Williams, Bunny, 1944- author.
©2019
302 pages : color illustrations ; 28 x 28 cm
Hollyhock -- Weekend retreat -- A view of the sea -- The penthouse -- Southern charm -- Pied-à-terre -- Hickory hill -- Behind the hedges -- East side town house -- Georgian stone house -- New York duplex -- Raised cottage -- Florida style -- French farmhouse -- The studio.

Restoration house : creating a space that gives life and connection to all who enter

April 23, 2019
Buyscks, Kennesha, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019]
xii, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Shades of white : how to use the classic color in your home

April 16, 2019
©2019
184 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Why white? -- White done right -- Rustic white -- Classic white -- Vintage white -- Modern white -- Country combos -- The bucket list.

Dream homes : intimate house tours & dazzling spaces

April 16, 2019
Picard, Caroline, author.
New York, NY : Hearst Books, [2019]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: House beautiful.

Ryan Korban : interiors

April 16, 2019
©2018
201 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Palette -- Materials -- An edited space -- Architecture -- European details.
From the interiors darling known for his cool-kids paces, an alluring new monograph exploring design ideas for today's generation. Synonymous with luxurious materials, urban cool, understated elegance, and his signature fashion-driven approach to design, Ryan Korban has emerged as a wunderkind of the interior design world. Exploring what makes spaces feel truly new and now, this monograph--Korban's second--presents a fresh look at twenty-first-century contemporary spaces, answering the question, What does "modern" design really mean in today's day and age? Expertly curated by Korban, each chapter engages the reader in a visual and verbal conversation on modern interior style. Touching upon such topics as color, materials, and architecture, he lends insight into his singular style and advice on how to achieve it. From posh Upper East Side boutiques and stately city townhouses to Alexander Wang's Manhattan apartment and a Sotheby's showhouse, sumptuous photographs of sensational and inspiring rooms (many of which have never been published before) offer endless inspiration. Complete with engaging prose discussing Korban's innovative ideas, this beautifully designed volume is an essential addition to any fashion or design lover's library.

Charles Zana : the art of interiors

April 11, 2019
Zana, Charles, designer.
©2018
240 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
"Named by Architectural Digest as a "talent to not be missed," Charles Zana has had a distinguished twenty-year-long career that has brought him to London, Gstaad, Tel Aviv, Monaco, and more to design spaces imbued with his signature modern-meets-timeless aesthetic. By merging thoughtfully placed pops of color, curated furnishings and art, and luxurious yet livable touches, the Paris-based interior architect creates unique spaces celebrated for their striking structure and rich visual poetry. In this debut monograph, Zana beautifully showcases his work within the residential and commercial spheres, including villas boasting clean lines and light-filled spaces; avant-garde Parisian apartments; and showrooms defined by an effortless blend of traditional details within an edgy, industrial space. Sumptuously illustrated with two hundred color photographs that truly capture Zana's cultivated style, this volume is an essential addition to any library of interior design"--Amazon.com.

Global bohemian : how to satisfy your wanderlust at home

April 10, 2019
O'Neill, Fifi, author.
New York : Cico Books, 2019.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Let Fifi O'Neill take you on a tour through 12 beautiful homes, including her own, all of which shwocase the dazzling possibilities of bohemian style. Reveling in freedom from conventions, these are homes that reflect individuality and spontaneity, and fuse the colorful, eclectic decorating styles of bohemian living with inspirations from far-flung places."--Back cover.

Patina living

April 9, 2019
Giannetti, Brooke, author.
©2019
172 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The fire -- Where it all began -- Morning meditation -- Outside my window -- One big happy family -- Lounging with the sheep -- Rose gardens and arbor -- Our peeps -- The cloud garden -- Lavender garden -- Midday recess with the goats -- The potager -- Our watchful donkeys -- Day's end -- What we've learned.
"The heartwarming story of how the Giannettis live and entertain in the well-designed and lushly planted gardens of their farm in Ojai, California. An intimate look at life on Patina Farm enjoying the interplay of rustic and modern European farmhouse charm--including the sheds, outbuildings and well-designed gardens where the Giannettis entertain and enjoy their miniature goats, sheep and donkeys, the chickens and ducks, and dogs. In addition to the home, charming sheds and outbuildings in the Patina landscape are inspiration for a beautiful life in the popular Patina Style."--provided by publisher.

The DIY style finder

March 28, 2019
Wood, KariAnne, author.
©2019
221 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
KariAnne Wood could tell you a lot about decorating. After all, she's an expert. But this book isn't about her. It's about you. It's about the colors, textures, and patterns that make your heart sing. It's about the creative ideas you can't wait to try in your own home. It's about finding your one-of-a-kind style and then just going for it. And KariAnne is here to help you. Featuring her home and those of four of her blogger friends--Yvonne Pratt (StoneGable), Bre Doucette (Rooms for Rent), Laura Putnam (Finding Home Farms), and Carmel Phillips (Our Fifth House), KariAnne takes you on a tour representing five major design styles--Farmhouse, Traditional, Coastal, Transitional, and Contemporary. From the entryway to the living room to the kitchen to outdoor spaces, you'll find tips and decorating inspiration for each of these different styles--to encourage you to create a home that's amazingly, wonderfully, uniquely YOU.

Elements of family style : elegant spaces for everyday life

March 28, 2019
Gates, Erin T.
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
xi, 355 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Family rooms -- Kitchens & casual dining -- Mudrooms, laundry & other utilitarian spaces -- Nurseries & bedrooms -- Bathrooms -- Playrooms -- Formal living rooms -- Dining rooms -- Entries & powder rooms -- Master suites -- Offices & dens.

Everyday decorating

March 18, 2019
Bilhuber, Jeffrey, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2019.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"The essential guide to creative decorating ideas and practical advice from Jeffrey Bilhuber"--Back cover.

Creative living : bohemian interiors around the world

March 13, 2019
Lea, Robyn, author.
©2018
287 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
First published in Australia in 2018 by Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd.
Diving into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delight.

Design thread

February 27, 2019
Kemp, Kit, 1956- author.
London : Hardie Grant Books, 2019.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"This lavishly photographed interiors book shows how to leave behind design rules to create truly beautiful, original interiors. For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, with her signature style that mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups will be the inspiration behind Kit's work and her tips for creating your own version of her style at home."--Provided by publisher.

The stuff of life : arranging things ordinary & extraordinary

February 12, 2019
Robertson, Hilary, author.
©2019
208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Decorating on the Waterfront

January 14, 2019
Varney, Carleton, author.
New York, NY : Shannongrove Press, [2017]
xxi, 249 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Gorgeous images of private homes and villas never published before in exotic locations such as Palm Beach, Florida and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Carleton Varney turns his decorating vision towards the water in his most recent tome, Decorating on the Waterfront. Here, he gathers stunning images of new design projects in this collection of inspirational stories that use motifs and colors from years by the shore. Growing up on the Massachusetts coast influenced his penchant for bright cheerful color schemes and warm polished interiors that exude luxury living today. Varney continues to live near the ocean and decorates for clients on the waterfront from Palm Beach, Florida to the shores of Lake Huron, Michigan. This book brings into focus Varney's career long journey to bring elements and inspirations from the world around us to life at home."--Google books.

Kerry Joyce : the intangible

January 2, 2019
Joyce, Kerry, (Interior designer)
New York, NY Pointed Leaf Press, [2018]
240 pages : color illustrations ; 35 cm
Includes index.
Foreword by Whitney Robinson -- Beginnings -- Interiors -- Houses -- A classic Los Angeles home -- New York Panoramic -- Manhattan Townhouse -- Curated family home in Aspen -- Legorreta House in Bel-Air -- Old world revisited in Santa Monica -- Art moderne redux in Los Angeles -- Modern retreat in Aspen -- Dedication and acknowledgments -- Biographies and credits -- Index.
"Kerry Joyce is known for the refined elegance and quiet classicism that unite his varied houses and interiors, as well as his collections of textiles, furniture, and rugs. His debut book spans a fascinating career, celebrating a unique, warm design sense that seeks always to turn houses into homes - to achieve the Intangible through the creation of tranquility and balance. The book showcases homes in a surprising range of styles, from modern to traditional, urban to rustic, period restorations to entirely newly imagined houses that feel as though they are just as authentic. In addition, a charming introduction describes Joyce's unusual path to becoming a designer, with thoughtful essays on each part of his work, from houses to interiors to his products. A special view into the creative process of an influential and multi-talented designer"--Provided by publisher.

Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home

December 27, 2018
Hawksley, Lucinda, author.
©2016
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Introduction: Arsenic & Victorian paper hangings -- Chapter one: Arsenic murder & myth -- Chapter two: Madness in the method; Poison in the process -- Chapter three: Arsenic in the home -- Chapter four: The wallpaper designers -- Chapter five: The public debate -- Chapter six: Getting away from it all -- Chapter seven: The rise of arsenic-free wallpaper.
Beautiful to look at and compelling to read, this book is a highly original and captivating volume that interleaves facsimile sections of alluring, arsenic-laden wallpapers with thought-provoking narrative. It is tracing the arresting story of the use and effects of the toxic pigments ingrained in popular wallpapers of the nineteenth century. Hawksley presents the history of Scheele's green and schweinfurt green, pigments created using arsenic, which produced the vibrant shades whose brilliance made them instant favourites with wallpaper designers and householders alike. With the aid of contemporary case studies and reports in the press, she reveals how, by the middle of the century, manufacturers were producing millions of rolls of arsenical wallpaper, with devastating consequences for those working in their factories and for those living in rooms decorated with the deadly designs. The wallpaper sections display dazzling long-lost work from the great designers and printers of the age, including Christopher Dresser, Corbiere, Son & Brindle, Charles Knowles & Co. and Morris & Co.--whose owner was famously dismissive of the fatal effects of living with arsenic-filled wallpapers.

Veere Grenney : a point of view

December 18, 2018
Grenney, Veere, author.
©2018
254 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
"The first book from AD100 designer Veere Grenney--the master of streamlined, glamorous, classical rooms with an English touch--eloquently explores not only the hows but also the whys of decorating. Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, A Point of View is a rich album of Grenney's decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, with multiple images per page. Organized by room, these chapters feature Grenney's room-by-room decorating philosophy for entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, and explore thematic topics such as Englishness and composition and balance. Grenney also shares his own story, from his early years on the '70s London design scene to starting his own firm, from his first flat in London to his renovation of David Hicks' former house, the Temple, to his new holiday house in Tangier. There is also a chapter on the iconic designers who have inspired him. Whether it's a country house or an urbane apartment, Grenney's world is one of settled calm and welcoming comfort, where there are always generous fireplaces to sit in front of, billiard rooms and stone-flagged passages, and utility rooms where boots and coats are stored; grandeur and modesty side by side. This book is a must for Anglophiles and design lovers."--publisher's description.

Small space living : expert tips and techniques on using closets, corners, and every other space in your home

December 5, 2018
Sandenbergh, Roberta, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
231 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"115 space-saving tips"--Cover.
"For urban dwellers in small apartments, freelancers working from home, expectant parents/parents of young children who will need more space, those who want to make large homes feel cozy, anyone wanting to downsize, anyone with roommates, fans of the tiny house movement, and millennials who are living with their parents because they can't yet afford a place of their own. Unlike other books in this genre, this is not organized by room, but by space opportunities--untapped areas in every home that can be expanded for storage. Author is known as the Small Space Architect. This book is about making your current space, regardless of its size, work better for you."--Provided by publisher.

Would you like to see the house? : unapologetic interiors filled with color, verve, oh and there's a door on the ceiling!

November 28, 2018
Kirke, Lorraine, author, designer.
©2016
220 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Would You Like to See the House? is a visual tour de force filled with inspirational ideas on how to successfully bring color and life into your home. Acclaimed designer Lorraine Kirke deftly creates rooms that meld antique and contemporary bohemia with an exquisite flair for invention. Featuring more than 200 stunning photographs and organized by house, the book invites us to discover every room of each home highlighting Kirke's highly innovative ideas.

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