New Arrivals · Home Decorating

December 6, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
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.

Notes on decor, etc. : 1978-2018

November 8, 2018
Fortune, Paul, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 30 x 32 cm
Apologia -- In company -- Libations -- Dining in public -- Dining in private -- Rugs & hallways -- Inner sanctum -- Beside the bed -- Ablutions -- Out of doors -- Lost fabrics -- Credits & acknowledgments -- The end.
"Arriving in Los Angeles from London during the 1970s, Paul Fortune gradually made his way as a graphic artist, art director of music videos, and even nightclub owner. But with the renovation of his own now legendary Laurel Canyon house in 1978, Fortune's career as an interior designer was born. Fortune Design Studio, based in Los Angeles, has been operating since 1982, enjoying the patronage of discerning clients worldwide, whose ranks include Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola, and David Fincher. Exhibiting a distinct style widely recognized for its integration of refinement with lived-in comfort, Fortune's designs are uniquely geared toward accommodating the history and material integrity of each chosen venture. In Notes on décor, etc., Fortune--a natural raconteur--not only documents his favorite of these timelessly elegant projects but also his life and times as a designer, an expatriate, and an Angeleno in a one-of-a-kind chronicle that Architectural Digest, in its 2018 AD 100 list, describes as, 'a tell-all monograph-cum-memoir detailing significant projects and stories from Fortune's peregrinations through the beau monde'"--Provided by publisher.

Homebody : a guide to creating spaces you never want to leave

November 6, 2018
Gaines, Joanna, 1978- author.
New York : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
350 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Homebody 101 -- Udentifying your design style -- Entryways -- Living rooms -- Kitchens -- Dining rooms -- Bedrooms -- Bathrooms -- Kid spaces -- Rooms to retreat -- Utility rooms.
"Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. The insight shared will instill the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave" -- Provided by Publisher.

Architectural digest : autobiography of a magazine 1920-2010

November 1, 2018
Rense, Paige, author.
319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Ch. 1. 1920-1962: if only it could have been in color -- Ch. 2. 1962-1971: A calling card for architects and designers -- Ch. 3. 1971-1981: Ignorance was my greatest asset -- Ch. 4. 1982-1992: This is work? -- Ch. 5. 1993-2010: If I buy the magazine, will you stay? -- Ch. 6. At home with the editor -- Ch. 7. The AD100 -- AD100 lists -- Letters to the editor.
"Respected as the international authority on architecture and design, Architectural Digest magazine gives readers an exclusive look into the most spectacular properties and private homes of celebrities and cultural figures, highlighting the work of the world's top architects, designers, and interior decorators. This volume celebrates the evolution of the revered magazine as told through the voice of its legendary editor for four decades, Paige Rense. An epic visual history of the magazine's meteoric rise penned by Rense, this volume documents exclusively and intimately the renowned magazine's history and cultural significance, and celebration of the ever evolving homes and lifestyles. This volume is full of candid recollections, commentary, archival covers, and interior shots of the magazine and also features the work of the world's top architects and interior designers such as Mario Buatta, Philip Johnson, Tony Duquette, and Sally Sirkin Lewis, as well as the homes of celebrities like Truman Capote, Sonny & Cher, Elton John, Diane Keaton and Ralph Lauren. Each chapter, written in the first person--is followed by lavishly illustrated anecdotes from Rense's memories of past issues. As the editor who gave readers a glimpse into the most enviable homes around the world, Rense is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Architectural Digest, a tale that her nearly one million loyal fans and readers of the magazine will be eager to read"--Publisher's website.


October 29, 2018
Gambrel, Steven, author.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Top interior designer Steven Gambrel's luxe aspirational cloth-bound tome showcases his latest home interiors. Using a classical approach injected with contemporary touches and vibrant color, he creates spaces for today rooted in the past. A connoisseur of historical styles, Gambrel's designs feature compelling reinterpretations of the past coupled with a sense of place. Rooms range in style from elegant country to high-gloss urban. A confident colorist, his daring palette includes bright pinks, emerald-greens, deep grays, and cerulean blues. His tactile surfaces--from shiny lacquer to rugged matte--provide an exciting textural contrast to the elegant antiques and vintage furnishings mixed seamlessly with his upholstered creations. For his second book, the designer gives insight into his unique sensibility with recent projects including his nineteenth-century townhouse in New York City's West Village; a lime-washed brick Bridgehampton beach house; a rustic, refined Zurich estate; the luxurious Astor Suite in Manhattan's Plaza Hotel; and a charming sea captain's house in Sag Harbor. These residences will inspire design aficionados.

Thomas O'Brien: Library House

October 22, 2018
O'Brien, Thomas, 1961 May 29- author.
New York : Abrams, 2018.
271 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Imagining a house -- At the front of the house -- Through the entrance hall -- Alongside the house next door -- The two front rooms -- The main stair hall -- Into the library -- To the kitchen and down the back stairway -- Out to the garden -- Back to the studio -- Going upstairs.
The author shares his design insights and expertise while presenting the interiors and architecture of the Library House, a structure he restored to function as a guest house, design studio and library for his many collections; the Library House is a neighboring house to O'Brien's Bellport, New York home known as the Academy.

Shelfie : clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art

October 22, 2018
Roberts, Martha, author.
London : Mitchell Beazley 2018.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Decluttering and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first books on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house." --Back cover.

French country : with charming timeless interiors

October 18, 2018
Cooper, Cindy Smith, author.
Brimingham, Alabama : 83 Press, [2018]
218 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 32 cm

At home

October 17, 2018
López-Quesada, Isabel, author.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Foreword / by Amy Astley -- Introduction -- Madrid -- Biarritz -- Gracias.
"Innovatively combining period and contemporary furniture and art in a sophisticated mix, the homes of Isabel López-Quesada are inspirational and unforgettable. In At Home, the Spanish designer tells her own story. López-Quesada introduces her family and their traditions, and reveals her sources of inspiration-such as the work of earlier designers like Renzo Mongiardino and John Stefanidis. She relates how she transformed an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid into her family home and atelier, and then recounts how she created a country home out of a run-down Basque farm in the hills outside of Biarritz, France. Both the Madrid and Biarritz properties have been affectionately documented by Miguel Flores-Vianna, who has photographed interiors, patios, and gardens, as well as López-Quesada's design studios"--Provided by publisher.

The joy of junk

October 4, 2018
Carter, Mary Randolph, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Go right ahead, fall in love with the wackiest things, find the worth in the worthless, rescue and recycle the curious objects that give life and happiness to the places we call home"
The joy of junking -- An apartment is nothing but a box... / Mary Randolph Carter -- Home is where your horse is / Buffy Birrittella -- Brimfield Market -- Bringing the outside inside / Renee Parker Werner -- Ricking & preserving America's stories / Mike Wolfe -- Antique archaeology -- Life in the slow lane / Shari Elf -- So happy together / Bunny Williams and John Rosselli -- Country living fairs -- Men at work / john Ross and Don Carney -- You are what you love / Lisa Eisner -- The Rose Bowl -- Making room for the new / Corinne Warner -- Rust in peace / Bobby Furst -- Antiques at the barn -- A passion for fashion / Daniela Kamiliotis -- Cabinets of curiosities / Clare Graham -- Tales from a doll's house / Jane Ives -- Treasures from the trash / Nelson Molina -- The best things in life are free / Mary Stufano -- The Junkers' guide.
"Best-selling author Mary Randolph Carter is back at it with a full-throated celebration of junk and thrifting. The Joy of Junk shows us how to live stylishly and creatively with the personally meaningful objects we love to collect for our homes. From the author who taught us that "junk" in not a four-letter word, and drawing on her years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector, Carter highlights her favorite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal tips for finding treasures in flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, shops, on the web, or wherever you may find yourself. With her passion for self-expression and her personal approach to decor, Carter speaks to our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that bring beauty and meaning to our lives. Along the way, Carter interviews other designers and high-profile collectors--such as Lisa Eisner, Bunny Williams, and Mike Wolfe from "American Pickers," among others--revealing their favorite treasure hunts and showing us how they live with their collections. Inspiring and liberating, The Joy of Junk shows how we can integrate our passions and histories to live creatively and happily with the special and quirky objects that give our homes soul"-- Amazon.

She sheds style : make your space your own

October 4, 2018
Kotite, Erika, 1962- author.
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Cool Springs Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.
176 pages ; color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
She sheds : the elements of style -- The architecture of a she shed -- What color is your she shed? -- Interior design : shed style defined -- Doorways and entryways -- Important details -- She shed space plan.

May I come in? : discovering the world in other people's houses

October 1, 2018
Goodman, Wendy, author.
New York : Abrams, 2018.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
Includes index.
Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses, notable for their character, personality, and flair, in her 30 years of design hunting. In 'May I Come In?' she visits more than 75 that capture and express their owners' spirit and passions. In this pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell. May I Come In? is profusely illustrated with superb images by leading interior photographers, as well as Goodman's own snapshots and memorabilia related to her quests. It is an irresistible visual record of the art of living by one of its most penetrating observers.

Nora Murphy's country house style : making your home a country house

September 26, 2018
Murphy, Nora, author.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment—her own home in Newtown, Connecticut—into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect. Five homes, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, are featured.

Suzanne Kasler sophisticated simplicity

September 10, 2018
Kasler, Suzanne, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
300 pages : hiefly bcolor illustrations ; 30 cm
Influential interior designer Suzanne Kasler shares her approach to the art of home decoration, from the fundamentals of room arrangement to finishing touches. In this collection of recent unseen residences in town and country and at the shore, the designer reflects on catalysts for her inventiveness, including inviting and modern family homes and oceanfront estates.

Country Living tiny homes : living big in small spaces

August 29, 2018
199 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Many people are choosing to downsize to tiny houses that don't require huge mortgages or upkeep. Through inspiring photos, Country Living showcases a coast-to-coast collection of sustainable homes. From charming cottages to transformative trailers, these diminutive dwellings reveal why going small is so satisfying--while clever decorating tips, smart finds, and storage solutions help anyone implement this simple, fulfilling lifestyle.

Dream, design, live

August 29, 2018
Contreras, Paloma, author.
237 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"In Dream Design Live, decorator Paloma Contreras goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Divided into three sections, this hardworking book proves that the most appealing interiors are also the most personal ones. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that works best for them. From thinking creatively to improve both your home and your life, to showing you how to turn your dreams into realities, the author reveals how you can take the welcoming space you've just created and spend meaningful time there pursuing the activities you love"-- Publisher's description.

Quintessential kitchens. Volume one

August 20, 2018
Quinn, Matthew (Interior designer) author.
Atlanta, Georgia : Parrish Press, [2016]
249 pages : color illustrations ; 37 cm
Photography by Mali Azima.
Pushing boundaries -- Understated elegance -- Sophisticated symmetry -- Artistic endeavors -- Stone sensibility -- All in good taste -- Divine view -- Color candor -- Drawn to scale -- Fashion sense -- Inspiration points -- Culinary clues -- A team effort -- Modern mixology -- Show house statue -- My favorite things.
"The first book from celebrated kitchen, bath, and product designer Matthew Quinn, Quintessential kitchens by Matthew Quinn: volume one, highlights 15 residential kitchens--each one a detailed vision of his superb eye for design. While the exquisite kitchens in this publication represent a variety of sizes and styles, all have one thing in common: they embody Quinn's philosophy that precise and personal function leads ahead of aesthetics. In each of these showcased kitchens, Quinn takes the reader on a journey that reveals the secrets to his successful designs, sharing how he fulfilled each client's dreams From clean and crisp contemporary kitchens to those that are traditional and timeless, each one is inspired, offering a wealth of innovative design ideas that are refreshing and full of verve. A must-have coffee table book for anyone interested in kitchen design, Quintessential kitchens by Matthew Quinn: volume one illustrates why the author designs for many of the world's most exacting clients"--Jacket flap.

French country cottage

August 14, 2018
Allison, Courtney, author, photographer
222 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Intro; Introduction: A girl behind a curtain; Chapter 1: French Country Cottage Style; Elements of the Style; Chapter 2: My Home; The Living Room; The Dining Room; The Kitchen; The Entry & In-Betweens; My Office; Our Bedroom; The Bathrooms; The Attic; Chapter 3: The Little Cottage; Chapter 4: The Greenhouse; Chapter 5: Outdoor Living; Chapter 6: Celebrations; Autumn; Christmas; Epilogue: The Journey; Special Thanks; Resources; About the Author
"With beautiful photography and tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940's cottage in the California countryside. An abandoned vacation house, set in the center of rolling fields and trees becomes the cottage home of her dreams... a French country style cottage filled with original elements and an exquisite mix of rustic and refined. The years of renovation allowed Courtney to create a lifestyle that is fueled by inspiration & beauty, a touch of whimsy, and an abundance of everyday elegance. The journey has been shared on her popular blog French Country Cottage, and now, through the publication of her first book, her readers will experience a reveal of more of her home and property and the inspirations behind her beloved style. Courtney's inspiring photography reveals every nuance of her style and home including a muted color palette, old brassy door knobs, chippy paint, antiques, her greenhouse and garden- and an abundance of entertaining and holiday decorating style. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors and embracing well worn as well loved, French Country Cottage is a style that celebrates simplicity, indulges in romance, cherishes pieces with history and believes a chandelier and fresh flowers belong in every room."--Amazon.

One-day room makeovers: how to get the designer look for less with three easy steps

July 16, 2018
Amado, Martin, author.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self. Design expert and "makeover maestro" Martin Amado reveals the 3-step method he uses to create dramatic room makeovers for his clients in only one day. From walls to furniture to accessories, learn how to decorate rooms of any style in layers like a professional designer. Overflowing with stunning color photographs and illustrations, savvy design advice and DIY decor projects, this book makes it easy to give your home the designer look for less!

Classic cottages

July 11, 2018
Cooper, Cindy Smith, author.
Birmingham, Alabama : 83 Press, [2018]
218 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"A collection of welcoming homes with personal charm"--Cover.
Cottages -- Cottage revival -- Lowcountry living -- Fresh starts -- Seside serenity -- Hampton Bays -- Seaside chic -- Vintage charm by the sea -- Intentional beauty -- Cozy in Cashiers -- A heart for antiques -- Nuance of New Orleans -- Nantucker charm -- Minimal in Montana -- A sunshine state of mind -- Gardens -- California style garden -- Stewarding a legacy -- Formality with a view.
Descriptions and color photographs of homes across North America provide design ideas for cottages and cottage gardens.

Happy by design : how to create a home that boosts your health and happiness

July 10, 2018
Harrison, Victoria, 1980- author.
160 pages ; 21 cm
"Happy by Design teaches us how we can actively improve our health and wellbeing through the way we design and regard every room in the house. From the paint color that's been named the happiest to the science of getting a good night's sleep, Happy by Design offers bite-sized and affordable design ideas that are accessible to all--from a young renter in an urban apartment to a busy family in their own home. Drawing on advice from experts far and wide, Victoria Harrison's Happy Home Program helps everyone transform their living spaces and put personal wellbeing first in their homes and neighborhoods. With delightful illustrations and photos on every page, the program is easy to follow and packed with motivating tips and inspiration to help everyone live the happiest life possible. Happy by Design will help you breathe better with the top ten oxygenating houseplants, surround yourself with scents scientifically proven to brighten your mood, and--taking a page from the Danish concept of hygge--keep your home a clean yet cozy sanctuary, free of outside distractions. Discover these simple--but ultimately life-changing--steps"-- Provided by publisher.

Evocative interiors

June 28, 2018
Booth, Ray, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Trained as an architect, designer Ray Booth's distinctively elegant, strikingly evocative spaces exude modernism while reflecting a sense of place and history. Booth's creativity is palpable in spectacular homes demonstrating his ability to harmonize open-plan interiors with the surrounding landscape. Presented here are Booth's most celebrated Nashville residences and never-before-seen projects in Palm Beach, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and the Hamptons. Each illustrates his innovative use of furniture as architecture to define rooms, draperies in place of walls, captivating displays of art and mirrors, and an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary pieces. Among the house profiles is Booth's Nashville home, which shows the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, and reveals his appreciation for traditional materials, particularly large expanses of glass, masonry, and wood. Within a new home or one with a history, Booth applies a fresh vision for today's living, including fabrics and furnishings accentuating his modern style. Evocative Interiors brings to the fore the work of this leading designer."--Provided by publisher.

French vintage décor : easy & elegant DIY projects for any home

June 18, 2018
Lundstrom, Jamie, author.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

DIY guide to painting and wallpapering : a complete handbook of finishing walls and trim for a stylish home

May 30, 2018
Light, M. R. (Michael R.), author.
Mount Joy, PA : Creative Homeowner, [2018]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease and confidence, without the need to hire a professional to finish the job"-- Provided by publisher.

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