New Arrivals · Home Decorating

July 30, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Novogratz design fix : chic and stylish tips for every decorating scenario

July 29, 2020
Novogratz, Robert, author.
221 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
This old house -- The art house -- The share economy -- The classic townhouse -- The prefab surf shack -- Living large in a small space -- Summertime dreaming -- Home redux -- Apartment in the sky -- His and hers: blending styles -- Be boutique: learning from hotels.
Design darlings Cortney and Robert Novogratz tackle a long list of design dilemmas and offer scores of smart tips on how to solve them.

She made herself a home : a practical guide to design, organize, and give purpose to your space : featuring 40+ homes

July 21, 2020
Van Kluyve, Rachel, author.
xix, 201 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Find your why -- Styles and colors -- Style quiz -- Part 1: Gathering spaces -- Part 2: Restful places -- Part 3: Leave no traces -- Part 4: Saving graces.
Create a home that's inviting, beautiful, and uniquely you--all while staying on a budget. Whether you're decorating your first home, planning for renovations, or simply looking for an affordable refresh, She Made Herself a Home is the ideal home décor planner to help you tap into your creative side and instill the confidence you need to get started. People of all ages who care about their family's personal spaces will find that this guide makes designing a home with function and beauty an exciting, unintimidating prospect. With ideas adaptable to any décor style, Rachel walks her readers through each space in a home, listing a room's must-haves, providing easy steps to determine a layout that works best for each individual's home, and teaching that design begins with determining the unique purpose of each space. Rachel also provides the best tips for choosing the right item for your space, finding great deals, and keeping it all organized. Alongside photography of Rachel's gorgeous home, She Made Herself a Home features favorite photos and ideas from many other popular home décor bloggers, whose unique styles offer extra inspiration. You don't have to break the bank to bring new life and purpose into your home. With design expertise from Rachel and others, you can confidently take action to create the beautiful, peaceful home you've dreamed of.

Interior design since 1900

July 17, 2020
Massey, Anne, 1956- author.
London : Thames and Hudson, 2020.
271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Previous edition: 2008.

Bibliostyle : how we live at home with books

July 1, 2020
Freudenberger, Nina, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2019]
270 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Introduction -- The sentimentalists -- The intuitives -- The arrangers -- The professionals -- The collectors.
"Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections"

Bloom wild : a free-spirited guide to decorating with floral patterns

July 1, 2020
Ackerman, Bari J., author.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Blooming inspiration -- Using textiles to make your space bloom wild -- The garden house.
Designer Bari J. Ackerman's signature Style--modern florals bursting with color - brings energy and joy to interior design. In her new book, Ackerman presents practical advice for adding forals to every room of the house, along with easy DIYs, advice on staying within budget, and detailed source lists.

Home is where you make it : DIY ideas & stying secrets to create a home you love, whether you rent or own

March 9, 2020
Vanderzeil, Geneva, author.
New York : Tiller Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2020.
222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in 2020 in Australia by Murdoch books, an imprint of Allen & Unwin.
Includes index.
Beautiful and practical DIY projects, styling hacks and design tips for both owners and renters from the founder of one of the world's most popular lifestyle websites. Add style and individuality to your home with DIY, even when you're renting. Home Is Where You Make It channels the simplicity and beauty of modern living. This is your room-by-room guide to making and DIYing your own place, with hundreds of clever styling hacks, repurposing and upstyling ideas, and easy weekend projects to create the home of your dreams.

Rock your rental : style, design, and marketing tips to boost your bookings

March 3, 2020
Palmisano, Joanne, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]
216 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Who are your guests? Why are you redesigning? -- Design matters -- Design is marketing -- More info and resources.
Rock your Rental is necessary reading for anyone who wants to transform their short-term rental space from sometimes-booked to sought-after. Abundant before-and-after inspiration is just the beginning. Joanne and Rosanne pack these pages with insider tips to show how design and marketing really are one and the same.

Ohio tiki: polynesian idols, coconut trees and tropical cocktails

January 6, 2020
Chenault, Jeff, author.
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.
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."

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"--

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.

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