New Arrivals · Home Decorating

July 2, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The $50 home makeover : 75 easy projects to transform your current space into your dream space -- for $50 or less!

July 1, 2014
West, Shaunna, author, photographer.
©2014.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Gardens are for living : design inspiration for outdoor spaces

June 30, 2014
Kameon, Judy, author, illustrator.
New York : Rizzoli, [2014].
223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Inspiration for life outside -- Putting out the welcome mat -- Creating community spaces -- Gatherings for friends and family -- Homegrown food and flowers -- Cooking in the garden -- Art in the landscape -- Places for play -- The joy of relaxation -- California style, coast to coast.
Kameon shares insights for making dynamic outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and usable. Inspired by the mid-century modern ethos that introduced the idea of everyday outdoor living, she explains how to construct complete environments - not just what to look for when choosing the paths, walls, and plants, but also the lighting, furniture, and accessories.

Bright bazaar : embracing color for make-you-smile style

June 24, 2014
Taylor, Will (Blogger)
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Color is your friend. Quintessentially colorful ; 10 steps to color confidence ; Front doors ; 3 ideas for a sensational staircase ; Color, fabric, and pattern ; Painted furniture ; Colorful chairs ; 4 ways to rock statement lighting -- Color cocktails. Mixing your signature palette ; finding inspiration ; The candy crush ; The lime divine ; The strawberry split ; The mint bliss ; The tangerine dream ; The cerulean splash ; The lavender lick ; The monochrome magic ; The citrus twist ; The flirty fiesta -- Bringing color home. Entrances & hallways ; Living rooms ; Outside living ; Kitchens and dining ; Home offices ; Sleeping spaces ; Bathrooms ; Children's bedrooms.
"Known for his bold and refreshing take on color, Will Taylor, the founder of Bright Bazaar-- one of the world's leading interior design blogs-- shares his secrets to choosing colors that work for every room in your house. Structured around the different spaces within the home, the book breaks down the how, when, and where of using different shades and color combinations"-- Provided by publisher.

Classical interiors : historical and contemporary

June 6, 2014
Dowling, Elizabeth Meredith, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2013.
516 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Survey of classical interior design -- Grand tour as influence on neoclassical design / Carol A. Hrvol Flores -- Classical revival in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Re-creating the past -- The revival of modern classicism through education of designers and craftsmen -- Ornament : a source of beauty / David Watkin -- Proportions of interiors / Richard Sammons.
"Classical design employs a rich language developed across twenty-five centuries and many cultures. It is a language of details understood worldwide, with its powerful vocabulary of subtle nuance and inflection. ... a spectacular presentation of the myriad varieties of classical forms, demonstrates the enduring lessons of traditional interiors for designers and architects today."--Jacket flap.

150 best minimalist house ideas

May 22, 2014
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.
503 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.

Living by water

May 2, 2014
Cregan, Lisa, author.
New York : Hearst Books, [2014]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Presents decorating style from beach and lake houses, showcasing such details as painted furniture, galvanized metal furniture, canopy beds, rattan pendants, and hammocks, explaining how to replicate the designs in any home.

Life on Mar's : creating casual luxury

April 28, 2014
Jennings, Mar.
©2014.
151 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Creating a casual luxury home -- The journey to Rosebrook Gardens -- Friendly foyer -- Living room -- Dining room -- Kitchen -- Cloakroom -- Overhauling the hall -- Media room -- Guest bedroom -- Guest bathroom -- Home office -- Laundry room -- Master bedroom -- Master bathroom -- The outdoor rooms -- Decoding your design dilemmas -- Developing your casual luxury eye for detail room by room.
Mar Jennings is known for his casual luxury style of interior design. To illustrate just how this style could work in your home, he takes you on a tour of his own home, Rosebrook Gardens.

One man's folly : the exceptional houses of Furlow Gatewood

April 18, 2014
Reed, Julia.
©2014
223 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm

George Stacey and the creation of American chic

April 17, 2014
Footer, Maureen, author.
New York ; Paris ; London ; Milan : Rizzoli, [2014].
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Kitchen ideas you can use : inspiring designs & clever solutions for remodeling your kitchen

April 15, 2014
Peterson, Chris, 1961-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
[1] Style by size -- Cozy kitchens -- Family-friendly spaces -- Large & luxurious -- [2] Scintillating kitchen styles -- Contemporary -- Traditional -- Modern -- Country, farmhouse & cottage -- Special section: Color in kitchens -- [3] Spectacular surfaces -- Captivating countertops & backsplashes -- Fabulous floors -- [4] Stylish kitchen storage -- Classy cabinets -- Specialty cabinet storage -- Handsome racks & shelves -- [5] Breathtaking appliances -- Striking refrigerators -- Dynamic dishwashers & compactors -- Fascinating ovens, cooktops & ranges -- Wonderful wine refrigerators -- Eye-catching vent hoods -- [6] Beautiful fixtures -- Fashion-forward faucets -- Swanky sinks -- [7] Incredible islands -- [8] Lighting the kitchen design -- Alluring windows & skylights -- Smart lighting fixtures -- [9] Accenting the kitchen -- Delightful accents.

Matthew Mead's backyard style.

April 15, 2014
Mead, Matthew, author.
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2014]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Hundreds of fresh ideas for outdoor spaces"--Cover.

500 bathroom ideas : elegant & dreamy spaces

April 14, 2014
King, Barbara (Editor), author.
©2014.
304 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm
Includes photo (page 295-296) and designer (page 297-298) credits.
Includes index.
What does your dream bathroom look like? House Beautiful 500 Bathroom Ideas is filled with stunning spaces that are the epitome of style and function, from luxurious retreats to pure and simple havens.

Decorate fearlessly! : using whimsy, confidence, and a dash of surprise to create deeply personal spaces

April 9, 2014
Salk, Susanna.
New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
This is a how-to decorating book featuring sophisticated interiors in a wide range of styles - spanning the spectrum from modern to traditional, from bohemian to more formal. The focus throughout is on learning to follow your intuition and your heart to create interiors that are deeply personal to you. These beautiful interiors feel accessible accompanied by Salk's encouraging and chatty design tips. Quotes by the designers explaining their philosophy are interspersed throughout the text. The book is divided into chapters according to the room of the house (Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Entry Halls, Functional Rooms (kitchens, bathrooms, mud rooms). Each chapter showcases a variety of styles to illustrate the limitless possibilities personal expression can take. Featuring work by leading designers including Ashley Hicks, Jay Jeffers, Katie Ridder, Mary McDonald, the Novogratzs, Robert Couturier, and Eddie Ross, with images by the top interiors photographers, this beautiful volume is inspiring with its quirky yet sophisticated interiors and liberating with its message to follow your heart with your interior design.

Jay Jeffers : collected cool - the art of bold, stylish interiors

April 7, 2014
Jeffers, Jay
New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
251 p. : color illustrations ; 32 cm.

Timeless elegance : the houses of David Easton

March 24, 2014
Easton, David, 1937-
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010.
239 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
This rare examination of the work of one of America's preeminent interior designers and architects serves as a retrospective of his storied career as it showcases the versatility of his talent through work that ranges from a 45-room Georgian-style house to a Mediterranean stucco villa.

The big book of chic

March 24, 2014
Redd, Miles.
New York : Assouline, c2012.
1 v. (unpaged.) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
Photography by Paul Costello.
"Internationally acclaimed interior design sensation Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by a playful mélange of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Richard Avedon fashion photographs to Rene Gruau illustrations, Redd has crafted interiors for a wide array of venues. His trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated volume will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, and eclectic design. Miles Redd embarked on his interior design career after graduating from NYU, honing his skills with luminary antiques dealer John Rosselli and decorator Bunny Williams. In 1998, he opened his own design firm in New York City's NoHo neighborhood and he has been the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home since 2003. The Big Book of Chic gives a glimpse into the inspiration that fuels Redd, and focuses on the pleasures of living life in a beautiful way. It includes a wide range of projects, from Redd's own townhouse and beach house to projects in Houston, Atlanta, Millbrook, and Locust Valley"--Publisher's web site.

Farrow & Ball : decorating with colour

March 21, 2014
Byam Shaw, Ros, author.
©2013
192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Farrow & Ball is an iconic British brand and a great British success story. Its paints and wallpapers are used to decorate stylish homes all over the world. Following on from the best-selling Farrow and Ball Living with Colour, this book features a fabulous range of homes, all of which have been specially photographed for the book.

DIY ideas : projects and tips for every room.

February 13, 2014
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.
264 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Better homes and gardens"--Cover.
Real-life rooms. Family spaces ; Kitchens ; Bedrooms ; Work spaces ; Laundry & bathrooms -- Projects. Furniture makeovers ; Accents ; Windows ; Headboards ; Walls & floors ; Easy furniture ; Outdoor accents -- Primer. Tips, tools & techniques ; Editor's favorite resources.
Provides ideas and instructions for do-it-yourself home decorating projects, and includes photographs of finished projects.

Best magazine.

January 29, 2014
Cincinnati, OH : Maverick Publications, c2005-<2014>
v. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 28-31 cm.
Editorial director: 2005-2012, Marianne Sandhage.
Each issue also has distinctive title.
Each issue features homes and residents of various Cincinnati neighborhoods. Neighborhoods that are featured again highlight different homes and people in the subsequent issues.

Fifth Avenue style : a designer's New York apartment

January 24, 2014
Slatkin, Howard.
New York : Vendome Press, 2013.
230 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Interior designer and founder of home-fragrance and lifestyle brand Slatkin & Co., Howard Slatkin shares his decorating and entertaining secrets as he conducts an intimate tour of his heart-stoppingly exquisite Fifth Avenue apartment"-- Provided by publisher.

Nicky Haslam's Folly de Grandeur : romance and revival in an English country house

January 8, 2014
Haslam, Nicholas.
New York : Rizzoli, 2013.
223 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2013 by Jacqui Small LLP"--T.p. verso.
Interior designer Nicky Haslam presents the history of his English country home, Folly de Grandeur, along with his personal decorating schemes in full-color photographs of the home's interior and exterior landscapes.

Axel Vervoordt : living with light

January 6, 2014
Vervoordt, Axel, 1947- designer.
Paris, France : Flammarion, 2013.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Following the best seller Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors, this volume of twenty new interiors expands on the Vervoordt vision for creating exceptional homes that combine natural elements, antiques, and fine art. The art of harmonious living is extolled in this volume through twenty bespoke interiors designed by the Axel Vervoordt company. Each room incorporates natural elements, light, water, metal, wood, blended with a modern aesthetic and punctuated with fine art. The Vervoordt concept of the home is revealed through a refined balance between art and nature to create timeless living spaces. The range of featured properties includes homes by the sea as well as in urban and rural locations, demonstrating a breadth of styles possible within the essential Vervoordt design principles. Photography by Laziz Hamani brings into focus both the unique design details and the carefully constructed interiors that fuse to create each striking setting. These exceptional residences are rich with inspirational ideas to incorporate into your own home so that you can celebrate your living space in the singular Vervoordt style.

Favorite design challenges

December 18, 2013
Olson, Candice.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013.
223 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Architectural challenges -- Recipes for compromise -- All in the family -- Inspired by themes -- Special spaces.
Focuses on the tricky situations that Candice expertly handles for her clients--the same challenges that many homeowners face. From working around architectural limitations like sloped ceilings or a lack of wall space, merging styles to ensure that a room's decor pleases all of a home's occupants, to accommodating the changes that come about when a family grows or shrinks, this book highlights those ingenious solutions that make Candice's designs both beautiful and functional.

Beauty at home

December 17, 2013
Lauder, Aerin, 1970-
New York : Potter Style, [2013]
239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm

Couture Prairie and flea market treasures

December 11, 2013
Ashwell, Rachel, author.
London : New York : CICO Books, an imprint of Ryland Peters & Small Ltd, [2013]
192 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Liliput Lodge -- Three little houses on The Prairie -- Meadow Manor -- Rangers Lounge -- The Pearl Barn -- Hidden gems -- Making magical moments -- Timeworn beauty and imperfect treasures -- Resources.
"Think Marie Antoinette in jeans and a cowboy hat -- that is Rachel Ashwell's prairie style. Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie takes her signature pastels, ruffles and whimsical prettiness right to the heart of cowboy country. This is a journey in pictures and words, following Rachel through the fields of a little town called Round Top, home to one of the largest, most eclectic and vibrant antiques and flea markets in the world, and then back to Rachel's newly acquired bed-and-breakfast in Texas. Here Rachel's inspired finds, her creative imagination, eye for detail and her commitment to beauty, comfort and function have finally come together in one location: The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell -- an irresistible destination. This book takes Rachel in a new direction, bringing her eye for cherished patinas and pastel prettiness into the endless landscapes and diverse architectural styles of Texas. Here you will see how her style adapts to corrugated metal sheeting and weathered timbers and how it brings new life to elegant period mansions. Chapter by chapter, the book leads you through Rachel's little houses on the prairie, from the Ranger's Lounge where hearty breakfasts are served, to the Pearl Barn, scene of wedding parties and celebrations, stopping off at the evocatively named guest accommodation: Blue Bonnet Barn, Cornflower Cottage, Meadow Manor, Faith Cottage and Liliput Lodge"--Amazon.com, viewed November 5, 2013.

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