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Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves
Emily Henderson - Oct 13, 2015
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The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable roomsIt’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels...
Elements of Style
Designing a Home & a Life
Erin Gates - Oct 07, 2014
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From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style.Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home c...
Homebody
A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Joanna Gaines - Nov 06, 2018
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In her design book, Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. This comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and your instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps fo...
The New Bohemians
Cool and Collected Homes
Justina Blakeney - Apr 14, 2015
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New York Times Bestseller In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their home...
The Finer Things
Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details
Christiane Lemieux - Sep 06, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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With a foreword by Miles Redd, this luxurious decorating resource trains the eye to recognize enduring, quality home goods and to use them to dazzling design effect.Quality matters. Just as a home’s foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of b...
Black and White
Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections
Celerie Kemble - Nov 01, 2011
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Black and white décor is at once dramatic and understated, modern and classic, apparent in the work of iconic designers such as Dorothy Draper and Madeleine Castaing but just as present in design today. And the inspiration is all around us—from nature (a zebra’s stripes, tree trunks rising from drifts of snow) to old Hollywood movies and fashion to...
Inspired Design
The 100 Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years
Jennifer Boles - Oct 02, 2018
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Most decorating books focus on one designer; the rest focus on one period, one trend, one room. This book, for the first time, has the big picture: ALL the names everybody must know from the entire 100-year history of interior design. Each designer is profiled and illustrated with three to four photographs of their best work; what we can learn from...
Habitat
The Field Guide to Decorating
Lauren Liess - Oct 13, 2015
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Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of m...
Home Decor Cheat Sheets
Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living
Jessica Probus - Jun 21, 2016
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THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPTS OF HOME DESIGN, DECOR, AND FURNISHING SIMPLIFIED INTO 300 FRIENDLY, EASTY-TO-UNDERSTAND GRAPHICSHome Decor Cheat Sheets shows you the dos, the don’ts and the timeless design rules for a perfectly coordinated space. These colorful, easy-to-understand illustrations teaching you everything needed to beautifully furnish, arr...
The Nesting Place
It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful
Myquillyn Smith - Apr 29, 2014
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Popular blogger and author of Cozy Minimalist Home Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) helps readers find beauty in imperfection and freedom to take risks to create the home--and life--they've always wanted. This beautiful four-color book is full of photos and creative, easy ideas for arranging, decorating, and cultivating a welcoming home.Myquillyn Smith...
Interior Design Master Class
100 Lessons from America's Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration
Carl Dellatore - Oct 11, 2016
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With one hundred essays from one hundred interior designers, spanning stylistic genres from classic to modern, on subjects as varied as "Collecting," "White," "Portals," and "Layering", this book highlights the knowledge, experience, expertise, insight, and work of established design legends, as well as members of the new guard, spanning over four ...
The Color Scheme Bible by Anna Starmer
Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney
The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels
The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams
Remodelista by Julie Carlson
Get It Together! by Orlando Soria
Vogue Living by Hamish Bowles
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes by Monocle
Living with Pattern by Rebecca Atwood
Farrow & Ball How to Decorate by Farrow & Ball
Thomas O'Brien by Thomas O'Brien
The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley
Domino by Deborah Needleman
The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah Needleman