New Arrivals · Home Decorating

February 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The book of hygge : the Danish art of contentment, comfort, and connection

February 20, 2017
Brits, Louisa Thomsen, author.
New York : Plume, [2017]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Belonging -- Shelter -- Comfort -- Well-being -- Simplicity -- Observance.
"The centuries-old Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah") comes from a country voted to be the happiest on earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To hygge means to enjoy the good things in life with good people"-- Provided by publisher.

Beachside bohemian : easy living by the sea

February 6, 2017
Novogratz, Robert.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
201 p. : col. ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm.
At head of title: A designer couple's refuge for family and friends.

Wanderlust : interiors that bring the world home

February 6, 2017
Nussbaumer, Michelle, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
304 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Living out loud -- Nomads at rest -- Dreaming in color -- Culture tripping -- Sailing to Byzantium -- Finding Shangri-la.

Inside Venice : a private view of the city's most beautiful interiors

January 24, 2017
Bergamo Rossi, Toto, author.
308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 32 cm
Originally published in Italian in 2015 as: Vivere a Venezia.
Map on endpapers

Kelly Hoppen : the art of interior design

January 24, 2017
Hoppen, Kelly, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2016.
328 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Originally published: London : Jacqui Small Llp, 2016.
Includes index.

Hotel chic at home : inspired design ideas from glamorous escapes

January 4, 2017
Bliss, Sara.
New York, New York : Monacelli Press, 2016.
395 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bedrooms -- Dining rooms and kitchens -- Living spaces -- Baths -- Children's rooms -- Libraries and dens -- Details -- Outdoor spaces.
A dazzling encyclopedia of interior design ideas to make a functional everyday space into a dreamy escape.

A touch of farmhouse charm : easy DIY projects to add a warm and rustic feel to any room

January 3, 2017
Fourez, Liz, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Living Room -- Dining Room & Entryway -- Kitchen -- Master Bedroom -- Office -- Bathroom -- Kids' Bedroom -- Playroom.
"Opening A Touch of Farmhouse Charm is like taking a breath of fresh, clean country air. With the turn of each page, Liz Fourez leads you on a tour through her family's house, restored to its 1940s rustic farm style, and teaches you how to make each handmade decoration yourself. The projects require minimal effort, yet add instant charm to any room. With your blue jeans on and a few of the most basic supplies in hand, you'll be on your way to your dream home in no time. You'll learn how to make a custom wood Family Name Sign for your living room, a Wooden Boot Tray on Casters for the entryway, a Ruffled Stool Slipcover for the kitchen and a Rustic Wooden Frame for the bedroom, plus decorations for the office, bathroom, kids' bedroom and playroom. Farmhouse style is about cultivating a connection among family, home and nature; A Touch of Farmhouse Charm helps you bring the warmth and beauty of simpler times to your modern life naturally,"

Bold and bright : chic and exuberant interior inspiration from Brazil

December 7, 2016
Teixeira, Maira Serra, author.
London : Ryland, Peters & Small, 2016.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
The carefully curated homes featured in this book display all the vibrant personality of the region and their use of exuberant color, design, and pattern is truly life enhancing. During the 1950s and 60s, with its gleaming new space-age capital Brasilia, Brazil was in the vanguard of architecture and design and its interiors still possess a generous dash of glossy modernity and mid-century chic. This sleek contemporary glamour is combined with the rustic, natural materials that are in such generous supply on the South American continent rough-hewn stone, exotic dark woods and an abundance of jungly greenery. From city perches in the urban jungle to country homes amid soaring mountains and beach houses sitting serenely above long, unspoilt beaches, Bold and Bright provides a fascinating glimpse into a selection of real-life Brazilian homes.

Domino : your guide to a stylish home : discovering your personal style and creatiang a space you love

December 6, 2016
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Own your style -- Seating -- Walls -- Art -- Flooring -- Shelves + vignettes -- Lighting -- Soft stuff -- Plants + flowers -- Entertaining -- Shopping resources.
The editors of "domino" magazine present a guide to discovering a personal style and creating loved personal spaces, sharing tips on everything from textiles and art to lighting and accessories.

Veranda retreats

November 14, 2016
López-Cordero, Mario, author.
271 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Includes index.
Charming escapes -- Eclectic havens -- Spare, elegant sanctuaries -- Romantic refuges -- Sleek, serene retreats.
An entry in Veranda magazine's series of home decorating books that focuses on getaway dwellings, including a "North Carolina cabin, villas in Malibu and Ojai, a compound in Kennebunkport, a West Hollywood bungalow, and Los Angeles house, as well as apartments in New York, Palm Beach, and Georgetown, and ... properties in Dallas, Aspen, and more"

Interior design master class : 100 lessons from America's finest designers on the art of decoration

November 2, 2016
New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2016.
351 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index and photography credits.
First published in the United States in 2016.
Theory -- Structure -- Style -- Process -- Elements -- Inspiration.
"Poised to become the essential reference book on design, Interior Design Master Class features 100 essays by America's top designers -- from established design legends to members of the new guard -- each sharing his or her passion for a single subject. Collectively their expertise and knowledge constitute a complete education in interior design. Grouped by theme...[e]ach piece is paired with images of the designer's work to illustrate the principles being discussed, adding a powerful visual component to the book."--Page 2 of cover.


November 1, 2016
Handegan, Amelia
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Domus : a journey into Italy's most creative interiors

November 1, 2016
Gili, Oberto, author, photographer.
303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm

Life unstyled : how to embrace imperfection and create a home you love

October 27, 2016
Henson, Emily, author.
London : Ryland Peters & Small, 2016.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

English houses

October 27, 2016
Pentreath, Ben, author.
London : Ryland, Peters & Small, [2016] ©2016
223 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
"Inspirational interiors from city apartments to country manor houses" -- Front cover.

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.

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