New Arrivals · Home Decorating

March 19, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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