New Arrivals · Home Decorating

February 19, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Decorating the way I see it

February 18, 2015
Roberts, Markham, author.
©2014
258 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
The basics. Floor plan; Background; Scheme; Furniture; Collecting; Art; Custom -- Architecture -- Home. Port Townsend; Clinton Corners.
"Known for his ability to work in any design vernacular, Markham Roberts brings a fresh approach to traditional and contemporary styles alike. His work is not defined by signature looks or design trends. Rather, using an inventive combination of layered patterns and color as well as bold juxtapositions of furniture of different styles and periods, custom designs, and works of art from around the world, he creates interiors that have been described as "the very definition of chic." Roberts structures the book as he would a project, taking readers step-by-step through the design process, beginning with the basic interior elements--floor plan and furniture layout, color palette and fabric schemes, furniture selection, and incorporation of objects and art--and moves on to architecture, landscaping, and gardens, showing the important interrelationship between interior and exterior design. Finally, he puts all of the pieces together, using his own country house, a nineteenth-century gentleman's farm in the Hudson Valley, as an example." -- Publisher's description.

Sarah style

February 16, 2015
Richardson, Sarah, 1971-
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
vii, 338 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"An inspiring room-by-room guide to designing your perfect home"--Cover.
Introduction -- The entry -- The living room -- The dining room -- The living/dining room -- The kitchen -- The family room -- The bedroom -- The kids' bedroom -- The bathroom -- The office.
"In the vein of Deborah Needleman's DOMINO comes the interior design book of the decade, from HGTV star, virtual sensation, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson"-- Provided by publisher.

Crafting a colorful home : a room-by-room guide to personalizing your space with color

February 13, 2015
Nicholas, Kristin, author.
Boston : Roost Books, 2015.
xvii, 205 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: A house of many colors -- 1. In the studio : getting started with color and materials -- Technique: How to select a color palette for your home -- 2. The garden and entryways -- Project: Colorful outdoor signs -- Project: Mosaic flower pots -- Project: Painted terra cotta pots -- Technique: How to paint an exterior door -- 3. The kitchen -- Project: Toran -- Project: Potato printed dishtowels -- Project: Felted wool striped potholder -- Technique: How to make a decorative archway -- 4. The porch -- Project: Hanging embroidery hoop "lanterns" -- Project: Painted coffee table -- Project: Paisley inspired tablecloth -- Project: Scott's hand-stamped rocking chair cushion -- Technique: How to make stamps for printing fabric and walls -- Technique: How to make your own motifs and patterns -- 5. The living room -- Project: Mod granny squares crochet afghan -- Project: Pom pom applique pillow -- Project: Painted lampshade -- Technique: How to paint dragged walls -- 6. The dining room -- Project: Picture frame serving tray -- Project: Polka dot glasses -- Technique: How to paint a mural -- Technique: How to recover a chair seat -- 7. The library -- Project: Squiggles embroidered and painted pillow -- Project: Wool felt embroidered trivet and coasters -- Project: Striped knit scrap afghan -- Technique: How to felt and dye wool -- 8. The upstairs bedrooms and stairways -- Project: Blocks and bricks duvet cover -- Project: Crazy quilt swatch blanket -- Project: Squares and circles curtain -- Technique: How to colorwash walls -- Technique: How to paint striped and floral "wallpaper" -- Templates -- Resources -- About the author.
Learn how to make your home sing through handmade crafts and a bold use of color. Kristin Nicholas, color expert and all-around master crafter, shares her secrets to selecting colors and patterns and explores the variety of crafts and decorating touches that have made her home so unique.

Bohemian modern

February 3, 2015
Henson, Emily, author.
©2015
159 pages : color illustrations ; cm.
Includes index.
The Bohemian Modern home is where creativity, individuality, and a wild mix of colour and pattern meet in a modern environment. The style certainly gives a nod to '70s chic, with its use of shagpile rugs, Swiss cheese plants, and macrame, but it stands firmly in the present day by boldly contrasting those elements with sleek modern art and polished concrete worksurfaces.

Best magazine.

January 20, 2015
Cincinnati, OH : Maverick Publications, c2005-<2015>
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.

Home style by city : ideas and inspiration from Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen

December 18, 2014
Magntorn, Ida.
©2013
159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Paris -- London -- New York -- Los Angeles -- Copenhagen.
Home Style by City captures the essence of five design-forward cities and showcases beautiful homes from each that reflect the local style. Part city tour, featuring lush cityscapes, must-visit flea markets, and bits of colorful history, and part design resource, helping to bring the looks into your own home, this refreshing décor book will inspire you to re-create an ornate Parisian apartment, a cool New York loft, or an effortless Scandinavian flat.

Create the style you crave on a budget you can afford : the Sweet Spot guide to home decor

December 10, 2014
Peacock, Desha.
©2014
ix, 245 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Offers an illustrated guide to creating an eclectic, contemporary living space on a budget, stressing the importance of expressing a personal sense of style.

Modern country : inspiring interior for contemporary country living

December 5, 2014
Clifton-Mogg, Caroline, author.
©2014
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
The countryside remains a vital part of French life, but that does not mean that French country houses are set in decorative aspic. When designing modern houses, it is natural to employ contemporary design solutions, but these same types of solution and innovations work equally as well when applied to old spaces that have been converted, renovated or just revived with new uses. Country living is associated with a relaxed, more informal way of life, and the houses in Modern Country reflect that way of life, in an up-to-date and relevant way. This book explores some of the most exciting and interesting examples of the contemporary in French interior design, exploring homes in the mountains, by the sea, and in deepest parts of the countryside. This book is full of inspiration and new ideas on how to achieve comfortable modern living with the way of old and design of today.

Design in the Hamptons

December 2, 2014
Iannacci, Anthony.
©2014.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Novel interiors : living in enchanted rooms inspired by literature

November 24, 2014
Giramonti, Lisa Borgnes.
New York : Potter Style, c2014.
288 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Elle decor : the height of style : inspiring ideas from the world's chicest rooms

November 10, 2014
Boodro, Michael, author.
©2014
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

The artisanal home : interiors and furniture of Casamidy

October 23, 2014
Almada, Jorge (Designer)
©2014
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"An arresting mix of artisanal, old, and contemporary furnishings is the hallmark of Casamidy's vibrant and cheerful interiors. For the design duo of Casamidy, Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, creativity is a way of life that is reflected in their designs, a fusion of their French and Mexican heritages. They show how to incorporate artisanal objects and treasured family heirlooms to orchestrate vivid and dramatic surroundings. This inspiring book showcases their homes and other projects in urban and country settings that illustrate their appealing bohemian aesthetic. For a charming Mexico home, the front doorway is collaged with tin ex-votos and religious charms and crowned with a dramatic cement concha shell. Baroque mirrors, French-style armchairs re-covered in remnants from a fine Paris textile shop, and weathered Moroccan side tables grace the comfortable living spaces. The terra-cotta floors warmed by the sun recall homes in the South of France. For each project, the couple shares their design process, giving the textures and a color palette."-- Provided by publisher.

All new decorating idea book

October 21, 2014
Paper, Heather J.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2014.
234 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1: Style -- Chapter 2: Color -- Chapter 3: Furniture -- Chapter 4: Room Arrangements -- Chapter 5: Window Treatments -- Chapter 6: Wall Coverings -- Chapter 7: Floor Coverings -- Chapter 8: Storage -- Chapter 9: Lighting -- Chapter 10: Finishing Touches.
"This book includes ideas for freshening up a tired look, small-scale renovations, and larger transformations"-- Provided by publisher.

Comfort zone : creating the eco-elegant interior

October 21, 2014
Dujardin, Trudy.
©2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Think small : make the most of every square foot.

October 15, 2014
©2014
159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"HouseBeautiful."

Simplicity

October 15, 2014
Braithwaite, Nancy, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2014.
295 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 cm

Veranda : a passion for living : houses of style and inspiration

October 14, 2014
Englefield, Carolyn.
©2014
287 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Includes index.
Introduction / by Charlotte Moss -- Preface / by Clinton Smith -- Introduction by Carolyn Englefield -- The art of imperfection -- Personal style -- Color -- A sense of place.

Flea market fabulous : designing gorgeous rooms with vintage treasures

October 1, 2014
Spencer, Lara, author.
©2014
182 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style. She takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identifies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorating plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes"-- from publisher's web site.

Elements of style : designing a home and a life

September 29, 2014
Gates, Erin T.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
318 pages ; 24 cm
From Erin Gates, the author of the blog Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book containing advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin's own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You'll also find an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure.

Kitchenalia : furnishing and equipping your kitchen with flea market finds and period pieces

September 23, 2014
Lee, Vinny.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
224 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Country style : home décor and rustic crafts, from chandeliers to coffee tables, bedcovers to bulletin boards ; bohemian, industrial, elegant, shabby chic

September 10, 2014
Örnberg, Anna, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"First published in 2011 as 'Inred lantligt på ditt eget sätt' by Anna Örnberg, Bokförlaget Semic, Sundbyberg, Sweden"--Title page verso.
Casual country romance -- Be a bookworm -- Silver shine -- Wings from a guardian angel -- Lovely lampshades -- Rugged romantic -- Tick tock-- time is precious -- Fancy dressing -- Fun and colorful -- Crochet a granny square -- Shabby freestyle -- Letters & numbers XL -- Industrial finery -- Make it metal -- Starry eyed -- A cheeky chalkboard -- Rope tricks -- A little less than perfect -- Breathe new life into old pallets -- Furniturus mobilis -- Military madness -- Romantic and elegant -- Stylish silhouettes -- Glistening gray -- The pride of The forest -- Creative style clash.
"A beautiful, rustic home isn't hard to create. With a splash of color, some pieces that pop, and a little bit of inspiration, even the most standard unit can be flipped into a country haven. Try elegant whites, industrial details, grandiose patterns, or some shabby chic. It's fun and easy to accomplish, and the results will make you proud. Liven up your space with such projects as: Vintage silhouette art; Antique book decor; Military bed covers; Doorframe bulletin boards; Wallpapering, crocheting, decoupage, and more! So take a quick trip to the flea market, the thrift store, or even the attic--it'll trigger the impulse to decorate! Plus, crafting and decorating is the best form of stress-relief. Paint, sew, sand, sculpt--work with your hands to clear your mind and make your home beautiful in the process. Featuring patterns, step-by-step instructions, and over one hundred photos, Country Style is the perfect how-to for decorators of all experience levels and with any type of home"-- Provided by publisher.

Happy handmade home : a room-by-room guide to painting, crafting, and decorating a cheerful, more inspiring space

August 21, 2014
Larson, Elsie, author.
New York : Potter Style, 2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Give your home a "happiness makeover" with the more than 90 DIY projects, decorating tips, and inspiring ideas in this first-ever home decor book from the creators of the mega-popular style blog A Beautiful Mess"-- Provided by publisher.

House beautiful colors for your home : 493 designer favorites.

August 7, 2014
©2008
351 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes indexes.
Offers almost five hundred paint colors for interior design, featuring personal insights from top interior designers on their favorite hues.

Do I look skinny in this house? : how to feel great in your home using design psychology

July 23, 2014
Ellis, Kelli, author.
©2014
xv, 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Why design psychology? -- What design psychology is not -- Why feeling is so important to design -- A brief historical tour of design psychology -- Design psychology ages and stages -- No need to break the budget -- Design psychology the celebrity --There's no place like home -- Losing a home in a disaster -- Know yourself -- Design psychology "F" words -- Getting trendy -- Lessons in appreciation -- Quick fix tips -- House lust: the model home syndrome -- Organize to downsize -- Get down to work -- The many shades of color therapy -- Scent: the nose knows -- Light the way -- The other senses in design psychology -- Get inspired -- The natural world -- The power of biomimicry -- Creating privacy in homes -- Design psychology and special populations and needs -- Let your heart lead the way to your haven -- Starting your own business -- Interior design camp for everyone -- A design psychology recap and review.
"Learning to design your home in a meaningful way and understanding "why" you adore certain colors, styles, and decor is more important than knowing where to place furniture in a room. Understanding the principles that create ambiance, feeling, and mood in your home are key to creating your ideal haven"--Back cover.

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.

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