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Allegra Hicks

Allegra Hicks Author Allegra Hicks
ISBN-10 0810995735
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 224
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This work examines textile, interior, and fashion designer Hicks' approach to design and luxury. The book retraces the genesis of her patterns over the past decades of her work.

The Iconic Interior

The Iconic Interior Author Dominic Bradbury
ISBN-10 0500516332
Release 2012
Pages 352
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This substantial book features one hundred of the most spectacular interiors across the world, spanning the entire 20th century to the present day. It includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti and Coco Chanel to Alvar Aalto, Marc Newson and Matthew Williamson. Twenty short profiles are presented in the introduction, with a single iconic photograph and a concise, informative text; eighty are profiled at length, in chronological order, with superb colour photography and texts recounting the stories of these remarkable designs. Representing every style from minimalism, Art Nouveau and Neo-traditional to Gesamtkunstwerk creations that defy definition, these iconic interiors are elegant compositions that endure as lasting creations.

Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton Author Alexa Hampton
ISBN-10 9780307460530
Release 2010
Pages 256
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The daughter of a celebrated White House decorator draws on early memories of watching her father and studying art to counsel readers on how to understand design by observing four basic principles, sharing lavish photographs of 18 homes that represent a variety of styles.

India Hicks Island Style

India Hicks  Island Style Author India Hicks
ISBN-10 0847845060
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 221
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India Hicks: Island Style invites readers into the charming world of Hibiscus Hill,. Timeless and under-decorated, her designs combine carefree island culture with British colonial form and formality.

Home Chic

Home Chic Author India Mahdavi
ISBN-10 2080203290
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 208
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Internationally renowned interior designer India Mahdavi’s indispensable style guide is bursting with personal tips on how to transform every room in your home with flair. Your home reflects your personality, so it’s important to accent the best features! Just like fashion, it’s all about style. Interior design icon India Mahdavi has solutions for every home’s shortcomings, from low ceilings to noisy neighbors. Her tips make it all seem easy: open up the space by removing unnecessary doors, create perspectives by placing something beautiful at eye level, balance horizontal and vertical proportions, and avoid cookie-cutter style throughout the home. Her signature interiors incorporate bold accents of color, texture, and pattern. With pointers that include faux pas to avoid, dos and don’ts, classic versus luxury detail, ingenious storage ideas, time-saving tips, and an annotated address book for sourcing the best design items, this household bible will equip you with all you need to transform your home room by room. Whether you’re moving into a new space or rejuvenating an old one, Home overflows with advice and inspiration shared in a light tone with idea-packed illustrations. The handsome cloth-bound volume features a ribbon page marker, original Mahdavi-print endpapers, and watercolor paper.

Made to Order

Made to Order Author Campion Platt
ISBN-10 1580932800
Release 2010
Pages 232
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Campion Platt, who grew up in Switzerland, founded his New York-based firm in 1990. He became widely known as a pioneer of boutique hotel design, and his studio now engages in a range of projects--apartments and houses, as well as furniture, lighting, textiles, and more. Platt's style combines a clean and simple, modern design vision with an embrace of color, beautifully crafted millwork, and a comprehensive approach that includes architecture, interior design and furniture-making. Above all, Platt's work is bespoke: every project, at multiple levels, is made to order. While presenting a broadly representative range of projects, Platt's first monograph also uses brief personal essays and lively descriptions, combined with original drawings from the designer's portfolio, to give readers a privileged inside view of how a world-class designer weaves his spell--in addition to providing tips and ideas to help people practice the "Platt approach" on their own. Included in this volume are an 1857 sea captain's house; a show house in Harlem, New York, where hip-hop rapper Jay-Z filmed a music video; a loft in Astor Place; a retreat for novelist Jay McInerney; and numerous lofts, apartments, and houses in America and abroad.

Glamorous Rooms

Glamorous Rooms Author Jan Showers
ISBN-10 0810949741
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 208
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Glamorous Rooms showcases the elegant eclecticism of renowned designer Jan Showers's interiors, including many projects unpublished until now. Illustrated with dazzling photography, Showers's accessible and useful design tenets will inspire readers to create their own luxurious yet relaxed homes. Showers's attention to detail seamlessly blends Hollywood high style, midcentury modernism, and classic 18th-century French styles with the local flavors of St. Barth's, Paris, and Rome. Her modern and timeless interiors, never overdone, have earned her a dedicated fan base of top designers, celebrities, and power brokers from Palm Beach to Del Mar. A must-have addition to any design enthusiast's library, Glamorous Rooms is sure to be an instant classic. Traditional Home October 2009 Lucite and tufting and mirrors, oh my! Love shimmering elegance? You'll thrill to the work of Jan Showers, a Texas pro. Veranda November-December 2009 Texas-based designer Jan Showers strikes just the right balance between restraint and high visual impact. Her superbly detailed rooms gain unique presence through a mix of styles, such as Hollywood Regency, eighteenth-century French and mid-century modern. Like her spaces, her furnishings-including her 1940’s-inspired Venetian glass lamps-exude American glamour. House Beautiful November 2009 Jan Showers tells all, Dallas style. The how/why of glamour, one gorgeous room @ a time. Read the captions! Luxe Fall 2009 Over 200 dazzling photographs of Showers’ design, which seamlessly blend Hollywood high style, mid-century modernism and classic 18th century French style.

Essential Elegance

Essential Elegance Author José Solís Betancourt
ISBN-10 1580932789
Release 2010
Pages 245
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Solis Betancourt believes that the soul and spirit of great interiors begins with fine works of art. The skillful integration of paintings, sculpture, period furniture, and decorative objects is a hallmark of the firm's rooms, which have been widely published in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, and other prestigious design magazines. Essential Elegance will focus on fourteen recent projects in Washington, Virginia, New York, the Hamptons, Panama, and Puerto Rico, each incorporating works of art from a different period or style. Each project will be introduced with a vignette that focuses on the artwork that served as the design inspiration for the interiors. These range from Old Master drawings to African and Pre-Columbian sculpture to bold contemporary paintings. Ultimately all Solis Betancourt designs are based on classical traditions reinterpreted to suit a contemporary lifestyle and imbued with comfort and harmony.


Residence Author Thomas Hamel
ISBN-10 1740669223
Release 2010
Pages 223
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This beautiful illustrated volume is a showcase of favourite projects from international interior designer Thomas Hamel. Published to mark Thomas' 20th anniversary in Australia, it offers a breathtaking view of magnificent homes from a harbour-front villa and bayside Italianate residence in Melbourne, to a stylish retreat in Florida and a French farmhouse in Luberon. Chapters are accompanied by a description of the design process used in each transformation.


Dixonary Author Tom Dixon
ISBN-10 1900828421
Release 2013
Pages 614
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Dixonary is the first comprehensive book on one of Britains best known and most highly regarded product designers, in his own words and with a wealth of illustrations showing the inspiration behind each work he has produced in almost 30 years of design. Self-taught and a child of the punk era, Dixon (born 1959) founded his own studio in 1991 and became Head of Design at Habitat in 1998 before reestablishing his own brand, Tom Dixon a lighting and furniture design and manufacturing company in 2002. He has also been Creative Director at Artek, the Finnish furniture company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto. Dixons artistic career began when he discovered the pleasures of welding while repairing damaged motorcycle frames; he went on to specialize in welded salvage furniture and became known as a designer when his S-Chair was manufactured by Guido Cappellini in 1991. Dixons previous books include Rethink (2002), an analysis of each room in the modern home, and The Interior World of Tom Dixon (2008), a book of ideas and observations on design, materials and style. Dixonary is the first complete monograph of this British innovator.

Interior Design Illustrated

Interior Design Illustrated Author Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10 9781119468530
Release 2018-01-10
Pages 400
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The bestselling guide to interior design, updated with new code and technology Interior Design Illustrated is the definitive guide to design for interior spaces. Richly illustrated in author Francis Ching’s signature style, this book introduces complex design concepts in a visually stunning format; from defining the space and using the elements of design, to planning building systems and incorporating sustainable materials, this volume embodies the idea that beauty and function are not separate entities, but two parts of a whole. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest building codes and design practices, with discussion of new materials related to acoustics, lighting, and sustainable furnishings. Renewed attention to sustainability includes new information on energy conservation, design for longevity and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, as well as an updated discussion on LED lighting, workplace design, use of color, and computer modeling software to provide a well-rounded view of how interior design firms are working today. This classic text brings the elements and principles of design to life, giving students the practical skills they need to transition from idea to concept. Understand the latest building codes and how to integrate them into your design Explore new advances in materials, lighting, and wireless technology Design from a perspective of sustainability, longevity, and energy efficiency Delve into BIM, including software for modeling lighting, acoustics, and more Interior designers work at the intersection of aesthetics, functionality, regulations, accessibility, sustainability, and technology. There’s no one formula for getting it right, only an eye trained by experience, based on a mastery of design fundamentals. Interior Design Illustrated begins laying that foundation, guided by a leading global authority in the field.

Marrakesh by Design

Marrakesh by Design Author Maryam Montague
ISBN-10 9781579654016
Release 2012
Pages 250
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"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son, Limited."

Island Beauty

Island Beauty Author India Hicks
ISBN-10 158479495X
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 128
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Lush full-color photography and practical suggestions combine in a holistic approach to total body beauty, featuring an array of practical suggestions that cover everything from exercise and diet to meditation, detoxification, and all-natural recipes for body treatments.

Absolutely Beautiful Things

Absolutely Beautiful Things Author ANNA. SPIRO
ISBN-10 1840917741
Release 2017-09
Pages 224
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In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light. As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and colour, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavour to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: colour and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting'.

Living with Pattern

Living with Pattern Author Rebecca Atwood
ISBN-10 9780553459456
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 288
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A design book filled with beautiful photography and clear ideas for how to use pattern to decorate your home. If you focus on pattern, from texture and color to furniture and textiles, everything else will fall into place. Pattern is the strongest element in any room. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. She covers pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and she also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway. This stunning book showcases distinct uses of pattern in homes all over the country to inspire you to realize that an injection of pattern can enliven any space, helping to make it uniquely yours. From the Hardcover edition.

Tory Burch

Tory Burch Author Tory Burch
ISBN-10 9781613127926
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 256
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Tory Burch sees the world in color, inspired by people, places, and ideas—all of which influence her brand, synonymous with print and color. In her first book, she explores what living in color means to her. The book is organized by color, each one brought to life through images of her own collections and travels; how she entertains; style icons; the works of artists, authors, and interior designers she admires; and the advice of business leaders—many of whom are interviewed within. The book also offers a glimpse into the more personal moments in Tory’s life, such as family trips with her boys or the indelible ways in which her parents, Buddy and Reva Robinson, influenced her collection, company, and philosophy. The foreword is written by Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue, and the cover features Damien Hirst's Beautiful Primal Urges Rug, © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd., all rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2014. Courtesy of Other Criteria. 100% of the gross proceeds received by Tory Burch LLC from the sale of this book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation.

C Z Guest

C Z  Guest Author Susanna Salk
ISBN-10 0847839710
Release 2013
Pages 278
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A treasure trove of extraordinary images celebrating the elegance and flair of style icon C.Z. Guest—a true tastemaker known for her classic, understated American look who continues to influence fashion today. Celebrated for her beauty and personal style, C.Z. Guest transcended eras to become an enduring figure of good taste, appearing on the cover of Time magazine in 1962. A grande dame of high society, she lived the good life and was photographed by such legends as Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, John Rawlings, and Slim Aarons. Despite her patrician upbringing, C.Z. was surprisingly modern, exerting influence over America’s cultural landscape for fifty years, whether attending her close friend Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, dancing at Studio 54, or partying at Andy Warhol’s Factory. Exploring her continuing influence in the spheres of society, fashion, and interiors, C.Z. Guest is full of stunning images, from her days as a young bride, photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, to her family life on her Long Island estate, Templeton, to her accomplishments as a gardener and her impeccable gardens, to her prominence in society, keeping company with everyone from Diego Rivera, Cecil Beaton, and Diana Vreeland to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. With insightful contributions by today’s top tastemakers, this is the first book on C.Z. Guest and a must for devotees of fashion and style.