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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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Inside Utopia

Inside Utopia Author Gestalten
ISBN-10 3899556968
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 304
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Radical. Visionary. Poetic. Inside Utopia shows the future of living that architects and designers have envisioned. Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future. Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today. The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic-- we may not realize it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew. Previously it has been difficult to attain access to these preserved interiors, but Inside Utopia unearths what was before unseen.

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."


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.

Suzanne Tucker Interiors

Suzanne Tucker Interiors Author Suzanne Tucker
ISBN-10 1580933610
Release 2013
Pages 288
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Over 200 lavish, colour images of luxurious homes by an AD100 top designer showcase the richly layered, sumptuous, and elegant customized interiors and quality antiques for which Suzanne Tucker has become renowned. Follow-up volume to her hugely successful first book, Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker. This second lavishly illustrated volume of classic, timeless interiors by an AD100 top designer will become a key addition to any interior design library and a gift for anyone who appreciates the best in intensely detailed, bespoke interior design. Houses showcased range from lavish Napa Valley estates to glamorous penthouses on San Francisco Bay to art-filled apartments. All are united by an attention to detail where the designer's hand is evident in every tile, moulding, railing, and finish; Suzanne Tucker redefines the notion of the truly custom home.


Upgrade Author Gestalten
ISBN-10 3899556992
Release 2017-03
Pages 254
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'Upgrade' breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. 'Upgrade' explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, 'Upgrade' provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer?s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground.

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'.

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.

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.


Domino Author Richard Cowper
ISBN-10 9780575108127
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 175
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From the moment when young Christopher Blackburn is prevailed upon to attend a seance at The Seekers' Temple a series of seemingly inexplicable and increasingly terrifying experiences gradually convinces him that he has been singled out by some unknown power which is bent on his destruction. But why? And what can he have which has attracted the attention of the sinister Guardians? In a desperate hunt for the answers to these questions Christoper learns for himself the old truth that no man is an island; the new one that it is possible to be in two times at the same place; and the sombre one that some of us are more responsible to posterity than we care to admit!

At Home with Town Country

At Home with Town   Country Author Sarah Medford
ISBN-10 158816697X
Release 2010
Pages 383
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Profiles of thirty distinctive homes, providing photographs and descriptions of each dwelling's interior design, which range from urban settings to rural retreats.

The Iconic Interior

The Iconic Interior Author Dominic Bradbury
ISBN-10 1617690058
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 352
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The Iconic Interior features 100 of the most important and influential interiors from around the world. Designed by a broad spectrum of fashion designers, artists and architects, set designers and decorators, these private spaces represent a wide range of styles, periods, and aesthetics. Here are such unforgettable spaces as Billy Baldwin's design for Diana Vreeland's New York City home; Edith Wharton's famous New England house, The Mount; Coco Chanel's legendary Paris apartment; Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House; Tony Duquette's California estate, Dawnridge; and Piero Fornasetti's Villa Fornasetti. Organized chronologically, many of the interiors have been photographed specially for this book. Along with the lush photographs, each description is accompanied by a short biography of the owner/designer. The Iconic Interior is a complete guide to 100 years of influential, gorgeous design. Praise for The Iconic Interior: “Both educational and inspiring. . . . Every page contains surprises and unanticipated delights.” —Veranda magazine “The range is deep and broad, featuring not only sumptuous and stately standards like Coco Chanel's Paris flat and Jacques Garcia's Normandy chateau, but also Dieter Rams's functionalist Frankfurt digs and John Pawson's understated London home.” —Architectural Digest