New Arrivals · Home Decorating

October 19, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Simply styling : fresh & easy ways to personalize your home

October 18, 2016
Grove, Kirsten, author.
New York : Sterling, [2016]
xxii, 199 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Living room -- Dining room -- Kitchen -- Bathroom -- Bedroom -- Entryway -- Kid's room -- Style with what you have -- Style with what you found on your journey.

The creative home : inspiring ideas for beautiful living

October 14, 2016
James, Geraldine, author.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2016.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Cook & eat -- Relax & socialize -- Work & create -- Sleep & bathe -- Store & display.

The perfect bath

October 7, 2016
Sallick, Barbara, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
272 pages ; 29 cm
Includes index.

Beautiful : all-American decorating and timeless style

September 29, 2016
Sikes, Mark D., author, designer.
New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2016.
253 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

A house by the sea

September 23, 2016
Williams, Bunny, 1944-
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
How it happened -- Planning and building -- Architecture, Gil Schafer III -- Designing and decorating -- Collections, Angus Wilkie -- Entertaining -- Eating at La Colina, Jane Garmey -- Creating the gardens -- A stroll in the gardens, Page Dickey -- The soul of the house -- Friends, Roxana Robinson -- Reflections, Christian Brechneff.
This new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams's lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property--from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa's interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa's architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends.

Vern Yip's design wise : your smart guide to a beautiful home

September 22, 2016
Yip, Vern.
286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
A winding road to design -- The elements of smart design. Design by the numbers : critical dimensions for transformative spaces ; Shop smart : what you need to know before you buy -- Pulling it all together : making a room your own : how to create the perfect setting -- A sense of place. Southern comfort ; Modern Manhattan ; Sea escape -- Appendix. At-a-glance cheat sheets.
Have you ever wondered exactly how high to hang your artwork? How about the light fixture over your dining table? Do you know how to ideally size a rug for any room, or the best way to arrange your furniture? Trusted designer Vern Yip answers these questions, and more, by revealing the right formulas and measurements that can make any room feel just "right." And once you know these key design principles, you're free to confidently create a home that uniquely celebrates your needs and style. Vern shares his favorite insider tips, and opens his doors to show how he's made them work in his own beloved homes. Vern Yip's Design Wise provides both the inspiration and the clear, essential guidelines you need to create a home that perfectly reflects you.

The age of elegance : interiors by Alex Papachristidis

September 20, 2016
Papachristidis, Alex.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 2012.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Introduction -- Grand whimsy -- West Side glamour -- A connoisseur's collections -- Educated style -- Contemporary grandeur -- Fifth Avenue splendor -- A gallery for living -- Genteel country -- New York chic -- Old World opulence -- European couture -- Couture classic -- Elegant pied-à-terre -- Beach bohemian -- Layered luxury -- A sophisticated palette.
Papachristidis is known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details. He discusses style strategies, and opens his address book to share favorite resources for fabrics, furniture, and antiques. Tour the houses of some of his clients, and discover how he brings out their personalties through their homes.

The finer things : timeless furniture, textiles, and details

September 14, 2016
Lemieux, Christiane, author.
New York : Potter, [2016]
416 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Walls -- Floors -- Furniture -- Textiles -- Accessories.
"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 beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made? Christiane Lemieux set out to answer this question by interviewing the world's greatest experts. Weaving together the insights and guidance of dozens of wallpaper and paint specialists, textile fabricators, accessories artisans, and interior designers, Lemieux has curated an unparalleled education in recognizing the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces. Hundreds of elegant home interiors, both iconic examples from the past and stunning residences today--represent the range of luxurious and customized environments that can be created with fine décor,"

Rustic homes : barns, cabins, cottages, & farmhouses.

August 31, 2016
New York : Hearst Books, 2016.
170 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Classic down-home charm -- Living history -- Country with character -- Wild style -- Country fresh: Clean and modern -- New made old.

Starting your career as an interior designer

August 11, 2016
Hale, Robert K., author.
xvii, 233 pages ; 23 cm.
"Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book includes case studies, and personal anecdotes that help teach you how to: Choose a design field ; Obtain and keep clients; Garner referrals; Market and position your business; Bid competitively on projects; Manage sales; Organize a budget; Manage start-up costs and cash flow; Promote your business; Branch out into product and architectural design; Design within a retail environment; Set pricing guidelines; Sell to your target demographic; Set up your office. Readers will find a history of the business side of interior design as well as various career tracks available to todays budding entrepreneur. This updated second edition also examines the current state of the interior design industry, and what's in store for the future of firms. Any early career interior designer or student looking for practical advice on the ins and outs of running a design firm will need this one-stop guide." -- ONIX annotation.

Modern retro : from rustic to urban, classic to colourful

July 28, 2016
Clifton-Mogg, Caroline, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2016.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"From the archives of Côté Sud, Côté Est, Côté Ouest, Côté Paris"--Dust jacket.
What is retro? -- Retro styling. In classic mode ; Rustic reclamation ; Structural industrial ; Colourful ; Eclectic -- Details that count. Furnishings ; Lighting ; Textiles ; Surfaces ; Decoration -- Room by room. Living spaces ; Eating and dining ; Bedrooms ; Bathrooms.
"In that yawning gap between the antique and the new, there is something else. Some call it vintage, some retro, but whatever the name the concept is the same - the objects and furniture that are not quite old and not quite new, but are always original and unique. Modern Retro looks at this fascinating area of design and decoration. The arrangement of rooms - where to put what - has always been a vital part of successful interior decoration, and it is even more important when it comes to creating an interior that is a mixture of the expected and the completely unexpected. It is an art and it requires a real skill, for there has to be respect for every object trouve, as well as an understanding of how each element will work best. Modern Retro shows how to combine, how to edit and how to put the unlikely and the unusual together in a sympathetic way. Inspiration and ideas occupy every page of this absorbing book."--provided from

150 best of the best loft ideas

June 24, 2016
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
479 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

French cottage

June 6, 2016
208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
French home décor : cottages of comfort and relaxed sensibility are filled with creative inspiration, vintage pieces, and serene living -- French garden charm : from a small courtyard garden to a rose-edged patio with bubbling water, outdoor spaces are a cherished refuge -- French inspiration & collections : gather your personalized cottage décor and create your own French style.

How to decorate

June 2, 2016
Studholme, Joa, author.
London : Mitchell Beazley, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, 2016.
268 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.

French accents : farmhouse French style for today's home

June 1, 2016
Joyce, Anita, 1961- author.
x, 245 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Is it French? -- Start here -- Decorating guidelines -- The farmhouse French list -- Where to shop -- Found objects & collecting -- Antique furniture -- How to paint & distress furniture -- Slipcovering a dining room chair -- Fun projects -- Tablescapes -- The kitchen, the heart of the home -- Dining spaces -- The livable living room -- Bathrooms and other utilitarian rooms -- Dreamy bedrooms -- Outdoor living -- Before and after -- Pulling it all together -- Final thoughts.

Hand-printing studio : 15 projects to color your life--a visual guide to printing on almost anything

May 3, 2016
Olmsted, Betsy, 1980-
Lafayette, California : Stash Books, [2016]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"15 colorful hand-printing projects for your home, with 12 ready-to-use patterns in Betsy Olmsted's thoughtful sophisticated style"--Provided by publisher.

Past present : living with heirlooms and antiques

April 12, 2016
Sully, Susan, author.
216 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Sixties house

April 6, 2016
Gray, Catriona, author.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
"House & Garden"
From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of color, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.

It's the Little Things : creating big moments in your home through the stylish small stuff

March 23, 2016
Salk, Susanna.
New York, NY : Rizzoli, [2016]
269 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Surfaces -- Walls -- Mantels -- Little moments -- Big moments.
Things inspires us to slow down and pay attention to the details that can add richness and personality to any interior.

Shades of grey : decorating with the most elegant of neutrals

March 22, 2016
Watson-Smyth, Kate, author.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
There's no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment. Chic restaurants, shops and homes are covered in it. There's not an interior decorating programme that doesn't feature it. And forget 50 shades - in fact the human eye can detect more than 500. As can the average paint chart. Everyone wants to paint their houses grey at the moment, says Karen Haller, a colour expert who advises clients on branding and colour psychology. But it's actually one of the most difficult colours to get right. Get it wrong and a room will be cold and dark, possibly even energy-sapping. Get it right, however, and your home will look chic, sophisticated and modern. So how do we go about choosing the perfect hue? In 'Shades of Grey' Kate Watson-Smyth will help you find exactly the right shade for your space. Full of expert advice and essential information and spiced with a generous dash of humour, this book will guide you through the minefield that is choosing the perfect shade of grey paint.

The creative cottage

March 16, 2016
Gross, Steve, author.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Cape Cod revival -- DeJoux cottage -- Blue shutters -- Artists' haven -- DIY cottage -- Suave and simple -- Catskills cottage -- Writer's retreat -- Hayward cottage -- Whaler's cottage -- More is more -- Crossroads cottage -- Setting the scene.
Whether built by a 1770s French Huguenot or a 1940s American starlet, cottages capture hearts and imaginations for generations to come. Gross and Daley showcase the journeys of thirteen American homes and their owners―artists, preservationists and visionaries who have created unique spaces filled with history and personality. Two hundred luscious photos combined with engaging narration give a window into the heritage, inspiration, and creativity that made each cottage its homeowners’ perfect match.

Vintage home : using 20th-century design in the contemporary home

March 9, 2016
Miller, Judith, 1951- author.
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2015.
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
What is vintage? -- The birth of modernism -- Deco world. Graphic and decorative -- Industrial skyscraper -- Soft modernism -- New look. Natural organic -- Colorful -- Pop and space age -- New moderns. Post modern -- Minimalist -- Reuse -- Directory of designers and makers -- Suppliers and sources.
Antique and design enthusiasts will recognize Judith Miller's name. Since 2007, she has been an expert appraiser on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, which is broadcast on PBS, and her Antique Price Guide and Checklist books are the most trusted in the international antiques and collectibles market. They are essential references, including for the experts on the Antiques Roadshow.

Perfect English cottage

February 22, 2016
Byam Shaw, Ros.
London : Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd, 2016
192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
The classic English country cottage is both an icon and an archetype. Dozing beneath a heavy thatch and with roses around the door, it seems to epitomize all that is desirable about life in the countryside and to offer the perfect antidote to the stress of the urban grind. In 'Perfect English Cottage', Ros Byam Shaw takes a fresh look at the decorating and design solutions that make the classic English country cottage as attractive inside as out as well as practical and comfortable to live in.The book is divides into five different chapters that address different facets of the look: Romance, Character, Holiday, Simplicity and Elegance. The featured homes are incredibly varied, from a humble farmworker's cottage with exposed beams to a pared-down Georgian gem, to a picture-perfect cottage with roses round the door - and plenty more adorning the interior. At the end of each chapter there is an invaluable review picking up on ideas and inspiration from the featured homes. At the end of the book there is also a comprehensive directory of sources to help you achieve the English Cottage look in your own home - wherever you may live.

The mindful home : the secrets to making your home a place of harmony, beauty, wisdom and true happiness

February 17, 2016
Hassed, Craig, author.
Wollombi, N.S.W. : Exisle Publishing Pty Ltd, 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Private houses of France : living with history

January 28, 2016
Nicolay-Mazery, Christiane de, author.
Paris : Flammarion, [2014]
294 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm.
A historical, cultural, and architectural journey through a dozen exquisite and refined French chateaux and residences. A dozen aristocratic French families invite readers to experience their elegant lifestyle, from the royal stag hunting tradition of Louis XI and Louis XIII at the Chateau de Champchevrier to Hubert de Givenchy's elegant Parisian townhouse imbued with grandeur and comfort in the style of Napoleon III. The featured houses, illustrated with specially commissioned photography, represent key periods of French decoration. The exquisite Renaissance architecture of Chateau d'Anet and its sumptuous interiors with great fireplaces, silk upholstered sofas, and soft lighting exude the notorious ardor between Henry II and Diane de Poitiers. The hidden sanctuary of a Parisian manor reveals a dignified library and a harmonious blend of antique and contemporary fabrics and sculptures. A grand salon with Versailles parquet is illuminated by a Louis XVI crystal and amethyst chandelier. Meticulously planned gardens beckon contemplation and dining tables replete with crystal and silver are a visual feast. From the architecture, garden designs, furniture, textiles, and art collections, these exclusive private homes are a rich source of interior design inspiration.

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