New Arrivals · Home Decorating

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The whimsical home : interior design with thrift store finds, flea market gems, and recycled goods

November 25, 2015
Hedengren, Sania, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing , [2015] ©2015
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
First published by Bokförlaget Semic, Stockholm, Sweden.
Roadside bed and breakfast -- Seaside cottage -- The yellow house in the meadow -- Hilltop bar -- The city villa -- Christmas crafts.
Vintage clothing, vintage decor -- it simply never gets old and continues to be one of the hottest style trends! Now, you too can create a beautiful vintage home environment that is sure to be the envy all your peers. In The Whimsical Home, master crafters, Sania and Susanna, show us five different homes furnished with different vintage pieces. Each chapter ends with tips to achieve these fun and whimsical looks. And the best part? None of these exquisite looks will cost you an arm and a leg. Chances are you probably already have a lot of key pieces just lying around your home. Sania and Susanna will show you exactly how to use them.Crafts include: concrete candle holders, a stool decorated with domino pieces, and a picture made of potholder. Follow Sania and Susanna as they travel from home to home, casting in concrete, crocheting, sewing, building, painting, and revamping. Learn how to mix and match unique flea-market finds with modern furniture, and how to reuse old trinkets you may have lying around your house. Be inspired by Sania and Susanna's expertise and advice. Let your imagination run wild; the sky is the limit. Your house will be beautiful, unique, and the envy of homeowners everywhere.

Soulspace : Transform your home, transform your life -- creating a home that is free of clutter, full of beauty, and inspired by you

November 19, 2015
Balbes, Xorin, 1957-
Novato, Calif. : New World Library, ©2011.
xiii, 198 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Expertly designed and decorated homes don't necessarily feel like havens to their dwellers or reflect, inspire, and celebrate what is essential about their inhabitants. Lauded designer and architectural conservator Xorin Balbes created the eight-stage SoulSpace transformation process to help his clients do just that. Through the stages -- assess, release, cleanse, dream, discover, create, elevate, and celebrate -- readers explore not only the design of their living spaces but also their own interiors: the ways they think, feel, and sense. Through client stories, exercises, Q & As, and bountiful photos and illustrations, Balbes guides readers to decode clues to what they wish for, deny, and need to move forward. Empowered with this self-knowledge, they are free to declutter, refresh, and enhance their living spaces. Suitable for any budget and for one wall or one room, apartments or mansions, Balbes's wonderfully unique technique nurtures and transforms both souls and their spaces"-- Provided by publisher.

The inspired room

November 18, 2015
Michaels, Melissa, 1967- author.
194 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Creating a retreat (Introduction) -- First impressions (The entryway). Closer look: style -- A place to gather (Living room and dining room). Closer look: furniture -- A space that nourishes (Kitchen and pantry). Closer look: lighting -- A place for conversation (Family room). Closer look: texture -- A room to refresh (Bedrooms and bathrooms). Closer look: color and pattern -- A functional space (Home office and small areas) -- A sanctuary for the seasons (A home year round) -- Love where you live (Closing).
Take a full-color tour of Michaels's home and favorite family spaces alongside room-by-room ideas. She shares lessons learned when turning her house into a home, plenty of inspiring photos, and encouraging insights to help you embrace your authentic style through doable improvements for every room, and attainable decorating, organizational, and DIY solutions. You'll discover transforming tips for lighting, color, and style, and ways to reclaim small or unique areas.

Chic boutiquers at home : interiors inspiration and expert advice from creative online sellers

November 9, 2015
Tennant, Ellie, author.
London : Ryland Peters & Small, 2015.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

The Kinfolk home : interiors for slow living

November 9, 2015
Williams, Nathan, 1986- author.
New York : Ouur/Artisan, [2015]
364 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Examines "35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Some have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nurture their home's long history. What all of these spaces have in common is that they've been put together carefully, slowly, and with great intention"

Parish-Hadley tree of life : an intimate history of the legendary design firm

November 3, 2015
McCarthy, Brian J. (Interior decorator), author.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2015.
288 pages ; color illustrations ; 30 cm
"The legendary interior design firm Parish-Hadley Associates set the standard for American style in the finest homes for more than three decades, from the 1960s through the 1990s. Throughout its colorful history, Parish-Hadley was commissioned by the most prestigious families in the country, from the Kennedys at the White House to the Astors, Rockefellers and Gettys. Yet the fertile partnership between Parish and Hadley also greatly influenced the taste, style, creative process and practices of the designers who worked for them. In this volume, 25 of the most renowned designers relate in detail their personal experiences working at the firm, accompanied by images they have chosen of their own work, past and present, illustrating how their designs were shaped by Parish-Hadley."--Provided by publisher.

The Monocle guide to cosy homes

October 28, 2015
Berlin : Gestalten, [2015]
402 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.


October 27, 2015
DeGeneres, Ellen, author.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2015.
304 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as "an education." She has long cared deeply about design: "I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen." This deluxe edition of Home is printed on extremely high quality paper, printed on a sheet-fed press, and bound in a real cloth covered case with a tipped in photo of Ellen DeGeneres' living room featuring her Picasso. In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, "You don't have to have money to have good taste," and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous "Brody House" up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well as a glimpse at their awe-inspiring rooms"-- provided by publisher.

Rooms for living : a style for today with things from the past

October 22, 2015
Rheinstein, Suzanne.
New York : Rizzoli, c2015.
238 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.

American rustic

October 22, 2015
Ewald, Chase Reynolds, 1963-
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2015.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"An intimate look at rustic homes, cabins, architecture, and decorating in true American rustic style. Included are fresh takes on traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artistic abodes, and places for play--all artistically photographed and discussed in exquisite prose. From a New Mexico Pueblo to a New York lake house, from humble to grand, these dream retreats will carry away your imagination."--Provided by publisher.

Mrs. Howard room by room : the essentials of decorating with Southern style

October 21, 2015
Howard, Phoebe.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2015.
271 pages : illustrations, color ; 30 cm
HOME FURNISHING & DECORATION. Mrs. Howard, Room by Room is the follow-up to Phoebe Howard's critically acclaimed Joy of Decorating and takes readers even deeper into the design process, revealing the seemingly small but essential tips and tricks that will help them imbue their own homes with Mrs. Howard's celebrated Southern style and taste. The book is divided by room, with chapters addressing living rooms and libraries, bathrooms and kitchens, bedrooms, children's rooms, and even outdoor spaces. Images of the most gorgeous examples of rooms are chosen from more than 12 spectacular homes in locations as diverse as New York City, Nashville, and Atlanta. Mrs. Howard, Room byRoom is sure to capture the hearts of her many fans and will inspire new readers with Southern charm and design ideas.

Styled : secrets for arranging rooms, from tabletops to bookshelves

October 21, 2015
Henderson, Emily, author.
304 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- The Stylist's Toolkit -- Name Your Style -- Insider Speak -- Transform your Space in Ten Easy Steps -- Style Secrets for Every Room -- Living Rooms -- Entryways, Corners, and Creative Spaces -- Kitchens and Dining Rooms -- Bedrooms -- The Stylist's Notebook -- Paint Colors -- Fle Market Fun -- Hire Vs. DIY -- Must-Reads -- How to Become a Stylist -- Shopping -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms,"

Eclectic country

October 19, 2015
Emmerling, Mary Ellisor.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2015].
192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
My story -- Round Top Antiques Fair -- Our country home -- The 5J Farm --La Esquina Farm -- New country dream -- The Vintage Round Top -- The barn -- Prairie couture.

My stylish French girlfriends

October 15, 2015
Santoni, Sharon.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm.

Habitat : the field guide to decorating

October 15, 2015
Liess, Lauren, author.
New York, NY : Abrams, 2015.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes resources and index.
The fundamental elements of design -- The intangible elements of design, or je ne sais quoi -- Room-by-room guide -- A final word.


October 8, 2015
Foley, Tricia, author.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The author illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. ℗♭...́...́.Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings from flea-market finds to antique and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector of china, of linens, of books, she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor.

Furniture hacks : and other creative updates for a unique and stylish home

October 8, 2015
Van Overbeek, Hester, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Upcycling and updating are fantastic ways to create unique character in your home, while saving money at the same time. Furniture Hacks shows you how to do just that, with your furniture, accessories, and soft furnishings: transform tables, desks, chests of drawers, beds, chairs, drapes and curtains, rugs, and more. All of the 35 amazing ideas have step-by-step photos so you can see exactly what you need to do, plus there's a basic techniques section if you do need to learn a particular method.

Absolutely beautiful things : decorating inspiration for a bright and colorful life

September 30, 2015
Spiro, Anna, author.
199 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"First published in Australia by Penguin Group (Australia) in 2014"--Colophon.
My look -- Developing my look -- Establishing your sense of style -- Rooms -- Resources.
"In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light. As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and color, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavor to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: color and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting'."--provided by publisher.

Windsor Smith homefront : design for modern living

September 29, 2015
Smith, Windsor. designer
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2015.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm

Creative children's spaces : fresh and imaginative ideas for modern family homes

September 22, 2015
Gibson, Ashlyn, author.
London ; New York : Ryland Peters & Small, 2015.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Room to grow -- Colour and pattern -- Wonder walls -- Clever storage -- Displaying art -- Dens, hideaways and play zones -- Creative spaces and homework zones -- Snug bedrooms.
"Putting together a creative and inspiring environment for children is perhaps one of the most exciting interior projects, yet it is also one of the hardest to get right. Creative Children's Spaces is here to change that."--provided by publisher.

Sage living : decorate for the life you want

September 15, 2015
Sage, Anne.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Connect: the living room -- Entertain: the dining room -- Nourish: the kitchen -- Create: the home office -- Disconnect: the bedroom -- Grow: the kids' room -- Celebrate: the small space -- Resources.

Beekman 1802 style : the attraction of opposites

September 15, 2015
Ridge, Brent, author.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2015]
ix, 246 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
" A Country Living book."
"Through their cookbooks and countless magazine and blog articles, fans have fallen in love with the Beekman Boys' personal style and historic home. Now, in Beekman 1802 Style, they use their city-turned-country-boy charm and style to help you with all things home. The Beekman Boys have curated more than 200 images from their extensive archive, including never-before-seen photos of the historic Beekman farmhouse, to inspire you to create a home that is inviting, warm, and, perhaps most importantly, fabulous. Chapters like "East Meets West" and "Old Meets New" offer thoughts on the attraction of opposites in the home and the importance of incorporating what you already have, along with some new must-have pieces"-- Provided by publisher.

Apartment therapy : complete + happy home

September 15, 2015
Gillingham-Ryan, Maxwell, author.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Setting Up Your Home -- Living In Your Home -- Maintaining Your Home.
"The first-ever complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love"-- Provided by publisher.

Modern mix : curating personal style with chic & accessible finds

September 14, 2015
Ross, Eddie, author.
223 pages : chiefly illustrations, color ; 30 cm

150+ quick & easy furniture projects

September 3, 2015
Porter, Pamela, author.
Boston : A Better Homes and Gardens Book, an imprint of HMH, [2015]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Clever makeovers in a weekend or less"--Cover.
Living rooms -- Kitchens & dining rooms -- Bedrooms & bathrooms -- Work spaces -- Outdoor spaces -- Tools & techniques.
"Featuring more than 150 innovative furniture flips and projects, this is a must-have guide for those looking to save money, live greener, and create unique pieces that showcase individual style. All of the stunning projects can be made in no more than a weekend and with standard tools and skills, so projects are accessible for everyone,"

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