New Arrivals · Home Decorating

January 7, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ohio tiki: polynesian idols, coconut trees and tropical cocktails

January 6, 2020
Chenault, Jeff, author.
©2019
156 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Hula girls, palm trees and Tiki gods beckoned Ohioans of the 1950s and '60s as tropical hot spots sprang up in suburban neighborhoods and concrete jungles alike. The Kon Tiki restaurants of Cleveland and Cincinnati slung rum cocktails to patrons eager for escape to a South Seas paradise. Visitors to the famed Kahiki Supper Club of Columbus, the Tropics in Dayton and Toledo's Aku-Aku could spot celebrities swaying to the exotic sounds of steel guitars and native percussion. Venturing a step beyond restaurants and bars, others decked out theaters, bowling alleys and even a McDonald's in sultry island décor. Join author and Tiki veteran Jeff Chenault on an excursion into a bygone era when the South Pacific came to Ohio.

1001 ideas for kitchen organization : the ultimate sourcebook for storage ideas and materials

December 30, 2019
Provey, Joe, author.
[Saddle River, NJ] : Creative Homeowner, [2020]
277 pages : illustrations (color) ; 26 cm
Part 1: The essentials. Chapter 1: Finding efficiency ; Chapter 2: Cabinets and accessories -- Part 2: Beyond the cabinet. Chapter 3: Countertop and under-cabinet storage ; Chapter 4: Overhead and vertical spaces ; Chapter 5: Getting creative with leftovers ; Chapter 6: Cool and cold storage ; Chapter 7: Trash and recyclables ; Chapter 8: Kitchen offices and message centers.
1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization is a comprehensive resource for professional organizers, homeowners, and designers looking for ways to organize and get more storage and functional space in the kitchen. Maintain access to frequently used items without cluttering the countertop, make better use of cabinet space, discover easy and efficient ways to recycle, and enjoy a better kitchen using the professional advice in this essential reference guide. With over 1,000 gorgeous color photographs and illustrations, this book provides helpful tips and everything you need to know about kitchen organization.

Smart approach to home decorating : decorate every room in your home with confidence and flair

December 18, 2019
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc.
336 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Previous edition: 2007.
Includes index.
Design basics -- Color and pattern -- The right light -- Style underfoot -- Walls and windows -- Distinctive touches -- Furniture facts -- Room by room -- Kitchen design -- Bathroom design -- Outdoor living areas.

Inspire your home : easy, affordable ideas to make every room glamorous

December 17, 2019
Merhi, Farah, author.
New York : Tiller Press, 2019.
289 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Farah Merhi shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so you can create a glamorous yet cozy home without spending a fortune.

My creative space : how to design your home to stimulate ideas and spark innovation

November 11, 2019
Rattner, Donald M., 1957- author.
©2019.
277 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
"48 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity at Home, According to Science A great deal of psychological and productivity research has gone into discovering how the design of the physical environment can improve creative performance, yet nearly all of it has focused on the workplace, commercial spaces, and schools. What has been largely overlooked is the one place we spend more time in than anywhere else and where more people than ever are now working: the home. My Creative Space shows how readers can boost their creative output by applying science-backed techniques to the design and decoration of their home regardless of size, type, style, or location. With over 200 stunning color photographs of creative spaces, including many designed by top architects and interior decorators, this lavishly produced book will inspire readers while offering practical and specific ways to transform your own home into a creative haven. Readers will: Learn practical techniques to shape a home for peak idea generation Acquire insights into how everyday activities at home can boost creative performance at work, play, and school Discover hands-on household products designed to foster creative skills Gain a new understanding of the meaning and psychology of creativity Read about the best lighting to foster a creative environment, how to use walls to capture ideas, why round shapes spur greater creativity than straight lines, the benefits of incorporating nature into your surroundings, and more. Whether you're an artist, design professional, writer, entrepreneur, work in a creative industry, or pursue a personal passion for pleasure, this book is an invaluable guide for turning living space into creative space."--Amazon.com.

Near & far : interiors I love

November 4, 2019
Fine, Lisa, author.
New York : Vendome Press, 2019.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Down to earth : laid-back interiors for modern living

October 31, 2019
Liess, Lauren, author.
©2019
255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn-of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, down-to-earth style are evident throughout." --Provided by publisher.

Travel home : design with a global spirit

October 18, 2019
Flemming, Caitlin, author.
©2019
286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Introduction -- Chapter one. Textiles & textures: Malene Birger: the nomad ; Carolina Irving: blending of cultures ; John Rob shaw: a true wanderer ; Mary Mulcahy: the accidental calling ; Collecting textiles -- Chapter two. Art & ephemera: Kendall Conrad: the bullfighter's daughter ; Annette and Phoebe Stephens: deep roots ; Vicente Wolf: the edge of the map ; Vanessa Alexander: sail away ; Sourcing and displaying art -- Chapter three. Zen simplicity: Carolina Diani: home away from home ; Lan Jaenicke: three thousand years of history ; Crystal and Andrew Palecek: East meets West ; Creating a meditative space -- Chapter four. Natural elements: Erica Tanov: the true Bohemian ; Kendra Smoot: the natural collector ; Jenni Kayne: natural minimalism ; Bringing nature into your home -- Chapter five. Found objects: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent: talismans with heart ; Caitlin Flemming: traveling soul ; Julie Goebel: a collector of stories ; Navigating a flea market -- Chatper six. Mixing styles ; Cortney Bishop: the rule breaker ; Justina Blakeney: a layered life ; Peggy Wong: stylish minimalism ; Styling a bookcase -- Little black book -- Works cited -- About the authors -- Acknowledgments -- Credits.
"Travel through 20 sophisticated homes of designers deeply influenced by their international adventures abroad. A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives."--provided by publisher.

Cozy white cottage : 100 ways to love the feeling of being home

October 8, 2019
Galvan, Liz Marie, author.
©2019
227 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Porch & entryway -- Living room -- Dining room -- Kitchen -- Bathroom -- Office & craft room -- Garden -- Media & Playroom -- Bedroom.
"Create a cozy corner of the world that you long to come home to. In Cozy White Cottage, Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog shares one hundred of her best home décor tips, budget-friendly tricks, and project how-tos for adding comfort and warmth to every room in your house. Whether you live in a fixer-upper farmhouse, a modern urban flat, or a rented townhouse, Liz will inspire you with ways to bring cozy cottage style into your life today. Let Liz's room-by-room tips and inspiration help you create the sanctuary you long for so you can love the feeling of being at home."--Page [4] of cover.

Rachel Ashwell couture prairie : and flea market finds

October 4, 2019
Ashwell, Rachel, author.
©2013
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.
"First published in 2013"

Tom Scheerer : more decorating

September 23, 2019
Scheerer, Tom, author.
New York : The Vendome Press, 2019.
295 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Town -- Summer -- The tropics.
"In this, Scheerer's second book, sixteen of his latest projects are featured, including city houses and apartments in New York, Dallas, Houston, and Paris, summer houses in the Hampton's, Nantucket, and Maine, and tropical houses on Harbour Island, Antigua, and Abaco." -- publisher.

Shared living : interior design for rented and shared spaces

September 16, 2019
Hutchinson, Emily, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2019.
175 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Creating style -- Making a shared life shine -- Ask the professionals -- Making a statement.
Share houses traditionally get a bad rap but the reality of global housing markets has made sharing a longer-term solution for many. Featuring 21 shared homes around the world that are getting it right, Shared Living uncovers the potential of shared spaces. Inspirational rather than aspirational, these homes are the work of creative thinkers who focus on savvy ways of decorating eclectically rather than with big-ticket items. A weatherboard cottage in Sydney boasts a ready-made gallery with an enviable swapped-art collection; an apartment in Berlin exudes bohemian luxury through a combination of vintage finds and exotic curios; a Tokyo share house reveals a bedroom art installation; and a small London apartment merges bold colours with clusters of collectables to achieve domestic harmony. Through each stage of shared living - from finding a place to merging style - this book offers practical advice and tips for DIY styling, such as how to upcycle furniture or scour flea markets for unique finds. Includes: 5 Melbourne homes, 4 Sydney homes, 3 Berlin homes, 2 New York homes, 2 Los Angeles homes, 3 London homes and 2 Tokyo homes.

But where do I put the couch?

September 13, 2019
Michaels, Melissa, 1967- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2019]
220 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Getting started -- Style & trends --The major elements -- Furniture & space planning -- Color, paint & patterns -- Organization -- Accessories & styling.
When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Michaels and Wood answer actual queries from their readers. With a little bit of humor and a whole lot of how-to, they provide solutions to everyday decorating dilemmas. You can do it-- once your couch is in place, of course! -- adapted from back cover

Living with color : inspiration and how-to's to brighten up your home

September 12, 2019
Atwood, Rebecca, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2019.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Understanding color -- Feeling color -- Seeing color -- Living color -- Finding color.
"In this vibrant home-decor book and manual Atwood explains how to create a color palette, teaching readers to find what resonates with their personal aesthetic and bring the magic of color into their homes."--Provided by publisher.

Vern Yip's vacation at home : design ideas for creating your everyday getaway

August 19, 2019
Yip, Vern, author.
©2019
xix, 268 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"We've all heard that our home should be our sanctuary, but most of us fall short of that ideal. Too often, the reality is that our homes are just another place for stress and work. Now trusted HGTV/Trading Spaces interior designer Vern Yip guides you on confidently creating a home where you can instantly feel relaxed and rejuvenated, while also reflecting your family's unique style and needs. Here Vern shares the tips, tricks, and design principles that 5-star hotels and resorts use to help guests get into vacation mode, and shows how you can duplicate that sense of ease and relaxation to make your home an everyday retreat, perfectly tailored to you." -- Back cover.

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.

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