New Arrivals · Home Decorating

September 11, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Get it together! : an interior designer's guide to creating your best life

May 29, 2018
Soria, Orlando, author.
New York : Prestel Publishing, [2018].
240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Interior design fundamentals -- Design tips-n-tricks -- Homme life -- Life advice -- Do it yourself.
"After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlando Soria has made his way to the upper strata of the blogosphere with Hommemaker, his blog about home decor, art, style, and life. His distinctive voice-funny, confessional, and honest-has made him the Dan Savage of millennial homemaking. Now he brings together his most original, endearing, and irreverent advice in one gorgeous book that will help readers out of all kinds of tight spots-whether it's throwing a dinner party when you're broke, hanging art like a gallery owner, or preparing your home for an unwanted guest. In sections on interior style, design, Homme Life, DIY, and general life lessons, Orlando offers advice on topics such as How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements and How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup. He helps readers problem solve, avoid rookie mistakes, and choose a wall color that won't make them puke. Photographer Zeke Ruelas's stunning images accompany Orlando's tips on designing for dudes, making your own coffee table, and decorating a kid's room. Whether you're short on cash or have money to burn, Orlando's unique and highly contagious take on life will inspire, comfort, and reassure you that anyone can Get It Together!"-- Provided by publisher.

Nathan Turner's I love California : live, eat, and entertain the West Coast way

May 16, 2018
Turner, Nathan, author.
New York : Abrams, 2018.
238 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"Nathan Turner - designer, socialite, dashing raconteur, and soon-to-be restaurateur-embodies California chic. Born and raised on a ranch in Northern California and splitting his time between homes in Los Angeles and Malibu, Turner and his tastes are synonymous with the easy glam of California living . Now, he has written a love letter to his home state with Nathan Turner's New California Style. Packed with simple recipes and tips for entertaining, the book is a journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods of northern San Francisco to the wine country of the Ojai Valley to the beaches of Southern California. The homes, people, and food of each unique location are captured throughout in rich, sun-drenched photographs. Turner's California casual style and chic design sense are showcased with never-before-seen interiors, including a newly renovated home in the cutting-edge Ojai Valley. The book even includes the author's signature recipes for California comfort food, such as his family's Cioppino, San Francisco Crab Louie, fish tacos, and more. Nathan Turner's New California Style will appeal to all readers-whether they're entertaining friends and dining with family in California, or just dreaming of a visit to the sun-dappled coast."-- Provided by publisher.

Your home, your style : how to find your look & create rooms you love

May 15, 2018
Garlough, Donna, author.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
What's your design disposition? -- Defining your aesthetic -- Clearing a path -- Where personality meets reality -- From pin to plan -- Social spaces -- Relaxing spaces -- Hardworking spaces -- In-between spaces -- Kids' spaces.
"Your Home, Your Style will help you figure out your style strengths, identify and overcome your design weaknesses, and put the furniture, décor, and details you love into your home in a way that works for you. Enriched with easy takeaways and illustrated with polished yet attainable spaces belonging to real people, this is a lively, chic roadmap to creating the home you've always wanted."--Back cover.

Hello color : 25 bright ideas for DIY decor

May 8, 2018
Smith, Rachel Mae, author.
165 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The living room -- The dining room -- The kitchen -- The bedroom.
"Goodbye ordinary--HELLO COLOR! Get bold and bright with this book of colorful DIY decor projects! Hello Color will help you make your home shine with just a few minutes and easy-to-find materials. Blogger and crafter Rachel Mae Smith is all about bringing brightness to everything, from Instagram pictures to her popular website, and now home crafters and aspirational DIYers can too. With 25 simple and fun home accessory projects like whimsical wall art, colorful coasters, dip-dyed napkins, and planters that pop, Rachael shares her signature style in every item. You'll also learn to create foolproof palettes, pick the right color for every space, and--of course--shoot gorgeous pictures! Bonus tear-out mini-posters in the back make it oh-so-easy to decorate your space in a flash."--Page 4 of cover.

A slice of England

May 2, 2018
Hicks, India, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
223 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 29 cm
Genealogical table appear on end sheets.
part1. Legacy. A storied life -- Britwell House -- The Grove -- Views & vistas -- part 2. The new tradition. America Farm -- Upstairs -- Downstairs -- Marmite & mince pies -- Country life -- Postscript.
India Hicks "takes us back to her roots in the English countryside and to the houses and remarkable gardens of her childhood, from her grandparents' estate Broadlands, to the rooms of Britwell and the Grove, designed by her father, legendary designer David Hicks, and her mother Lady Pamela, to her new home, America Farm, where she has reinterpreted English tradition and made it her own." -- From jacket.

The new creative home : London style

April 25, 2018
Choudhry, Talib, author.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Henri Samuel : master of the French interior

April 18, 2018
Eerdmans, Emily.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
255 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 32 cm
Design legend Henri Samuel believed that a successful interior was one in which an observer never suspected that a decorator had been involved. This book takes the reader inside some of Samuel s groundbreaking and inspiring interiors, beginning with his first job assisting Stephane Boudin of Jansen in the 1920s through postwar Paris society and into the go-go 80s. During his illustrious career, Samuel created rarefied and beautiful environments for his jet-set clientele Doris Duke, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Susan and John Gutfreund, Valentino Garavani, and multiple Rothschilds and Vanderbilts. Such was his expertise that museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art consulted him on the installation of period rooms. Samuel was a master at reproducing intimate spaces in various historic styles in addition to mixing those styles in an erudite way: modernist paintings were installed over Empire consoles, Louis XIII furniture shared space with Oriental objects, neoclassical chairs were placed beside tables of brass and Plexiglas. This book records Samuel s life, his career, and the luxurious interiors he created for his clients and himself rooms that look as fresh and alive today as they did when they were first arranged.

Veranda decorating

April 4, 2018
López-Cordero, Mario, author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Animal prints, antiques, art, art of arrival -- Bathtubs, Beds -- Chandeliers, chintz, curtains -- Daybeds, dining rooms, door knockers -- Enfilades -- Fireplaces, floors, floor lamps -- Gallery walls -- Hallways -- Ikat --Juxtaposition -- Kitchens -- Lacquer, libraries, living rooms -- Marble mirrors -- Nailheads -- Outdoor rooms -- Painted furniture, passermenterie, patina, pattern, pendants -- Quiet -- Ranges, romance, rugs -- Sconces, screens, sisal, slipcovers, staircases, symmetry -- Texture, tiles, toile -- Upholstery -- Vanities, vintage -- Wallcoverings, wicker, windows -- X marks the spot -- Yin & yang -- Zen.
"Learn all there is to know about creating a glorious home. Veranda decorating takes you on an A-Z journey through the essentials of decorating, from 'Antiques' and 'Art' to Zoning. Dozens of spectacular photographs showcase sophisticated furnishings and design aesthetics, and this book--authored by Veranda Senior Editor Mario López-Cordero with a foreword by Clinton Smith, the magazine's Editor in Chief--perfectly juxtaposes practical decorating advice alongside inspiring images of fabulous rooms, chic home accents, and more"

Design by nature : creating layered, lived-in spaces inspired by the natural world

April 3, 2018
Tanov, Erica, author.
229 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Introduction: A way of seeing -- Wood -- Design notes: Trees as memory keepers -- Artist spotlight: Janelle Pietrzak -- Water -- Design notes: Water prints -- Artist spotlight: Sierra Reading -- Artist spotlight: Emily Payne -- Design notes: Shimmering wall -- Dirt -- Artist spotlight: Caroline Seckinger -- Design notes: Tribal textiles -- Design notes: Collecting -- Weeds -- Design notes: The beauty of chaos -- Design notes: Kids' rooms -- Artist spotlight: Ann Holsberry -- Design notes: Controlled exuberance -- Decay -- Design notes: Fleeting beauty -- Design notes: The art of reuse -- Design notes: Storied walls -- Design notes: Tarnishing beauty -- Design notes: Layered history -- Design notes: Fading grandeur -- Case study: Life cycle of a print.
"The first design book that translates elements of nature--flora, water, and wood--into elements of decor for beautiful, lived-in, bohemian interiors, from acclaimed designer and tastemaker Erica Tanov"-- Provided by publisher.

New York School of Interior Design home : the foundations of enduring spaces

March 30, 2018
Fisher, Ellen S., author.
464 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
The design process -- Elements of a room -- Room-by-room considerations -- An insider's guide to design documents & procedures.
From the nation's top college for interior design comes a definitive design school in a book and a fabulous reference for decorating the home. In the past decade, New York School of Interior Design, which was founded in 1916, has drawn a large crossover audience of passionate decorating enthusiasts and hobbyists--many of them private homeowners who know that thinking like a professional is the surest way to achieve a magnificent home. This lavishly illustrated and highly detailed interior design bible provides a comprehensive education on home design and decor, from color theory principles to space-specific considerations (choosing furniture for a living room) and collaborating with architects and other professionals for the best results. Built on the Home Study Course that is the foundation of the school's curriculum, this book offers an unparalleled mastery of the key elements of enduring design, rendering it the only book you'll ever need.--Amazon.

Styling with salvage : designing and decorating with reclaimed materials

March 26, 2018
Palmisano, Joanne, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, [2018]
238 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"An essential guide for those who can't walk by a secondhand store or salvage yard with taking a peek, or for those who just want to decorate in a more sustainable, mindful way. Incorporating found objects into your decor forges a sense of connection impossible to reproduce with assembly-line furnishings."--Back cover.

Kitchen ideas you can use : the latest styles, appliances, features and tips for renovating your kitchen

March 23, 2018
Peterson, Chris, 1961- author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"A kitchen remodel is probably the most expensive and important home improvement project you will ever undertake. Start off on the right foot by making inspired, well-informed design decisions with the help of [this book]. This newly updated edition contains indispensable guidance and in-depth information about the latest styles, trends, fixtures, equipment, and practical considerations. The hundreds of carefully chosen photos represent all of the best ideas and newest innovations that professional designers are using today. Inside you will also find a wealth of helpful tips and techniques that you can use o help keep your kitchen humming long after the remodel is complete." -- Back cover.

Home sweet maison : the French art of making a home

March 21, 2018
Postel-Vinay, Danielle, author.
xiv, 273 pages ; 20 cm
My introduction to French homes -- L'entrée -- Le salon -- La salle à manger -- La cuisine -- La laverie -- La salle de bain and la toilette -- Le bureau, la bibliotheque, and les archives -- Le foyer and la cave -- La chambre -- Le boudoir -- Postscript.
How do the French create the elusive and alluring sanctuaries they call home? This question long intrigued Danielle Postel-Vinay. Thanks to a chance encounter with a French expat in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and years of immersive research, she embarked on a quest to discover the secrets of the French home aesthetic. Experiencing first-hand la belle vie, the beautiful life, Postel-Vinay now shows everyone how to create their own French sanctuary, a home sweet maison, no matter where they live. Providing more than just interior decorating and design tips, Postel-Vinay teaches you how to foster the warmth, beauty, and rituals inherent in the French home and create an environment better suited to living a rich, full, connected life. At the center of the book is the idea that your house should be a reflection of you, your hobbies, your family history, your rituals, all the things that make your life unique. A happy home is a home that expresses your rituals and your taste, not one that relies on prefab décor from a mass retailer. Home Sweet Maison encapsulates the very heart of the French way of seeing the world: set the table formally, adhere to all the conventions of ritual and tradition, then take pleasure in indulgence. It's about using French concepts and routines to change our homes, our relationships, and our lives for the better.

Mini makeovers : easy ways to transform every room.

March 7, 2018
224 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: CountryLiving.
Living rooms -- Dining rooms -- Bedrooms -- Kitchens and baths -- Small spaces.

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