New Arrivals · Home Decorating

October 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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,"


September 3, 2015
Cregan, Lisa.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Exquisite, versatile pink can be used beautifully everywhere. The lovely rooms in this book will spark your own ideas for using this glorious color in your own home.

Blue & white style : classic and contemporary interiors, from Mediterranean to country blue

September 2, 2015
Abbott, Gail, author.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
First published in 2008 by CICO Books as Decorating with blue and white.
The crisp, fresh combination of blue and white is a classic design partnership with numerous variations. From the deepest indigo blue to the palest sky blue, there is a shade of blue to suit every room and every mood. And there's a surprising number of options when it comes to choosing the shade of white to complement the blue, from the soft historic whites which are almost creamy in appearance, to the bright whites that always look so stylish. The beauty of blue and white is that any combination of shades works effortlessly together. This book divides blues into chapters according to their shades. Classic Blues introduces you to colour schemes and interiors that have stood the test of time, while Country Blues shows how these colours work beautifully in informal settings. Jewel Blues brings an intense depth of colour, while Coastal Blues reflects the softer shades of the sea, from grey-blue to aquamarine, and Outdoor Blues takes its inspiration from nature. The final chapter, Collections, shows how to display your collections of china and ceramics, glassware, art and fabrics.

Do it yourself : 50 projects by designers and artists

August 27, 2015
Bärnthaler, Thomas, author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Do It Yourself collects 50 simple, beautiful projects by the world's best designers and artists. From lamps and tables to toys and chairs, all items can be constructed using basic tools and everyday items, making designer classics from the everyday. Each project is illustrated with full color photographs of the finished piece and all tools and materials required to make it, in addition to hand-drawn illustrations for the step-by-step instructions. Text for each object describes the design concept and gives a bio for the designer plus the price of materials and time to complete." --

Country Living. American style : decorate, create, celebrate.

August 25, 2015
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
What is American style? -- Practical inspiration from coast to coast -- All-American furnishings -- The United States of color -- New-world textures and textiles -- Celebrating our country's favorite holidays.
"Country Living shows how homeowners from coast to coast have captures all-American design in every room. Classic yet, casual, beautiful yet effortless, American style is a timeless look you can create wherever you live. Filled with spectacular photos, this stunning book reveals the secrets to bringing the look home, from furnishings and colors to fabrics and surfaces. Here are iconic favorites and great American-made products, including love-forever wing chairs, vintage watering cans, gorgeous wallpapers and more. You'll discover inspiration for every room!,"--page [4] of cover.

Keep it simple : a guide to a happy, relaxed home

August 24, 2015
Bartlett, Atlanta, author.
London ; New York : Ryland Peters & Small, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Atlanta Bartlett and David Coote present a practical and inspirational guide to creating a happy and relaxed home that works perfectly for everyone who lives in it. They start at the very beginning, explaining the key elements at the heart of their own unique decorating philosophy, which appreciates good, honest design, values quality not quantity and advocates rediscovering the simple pleasures of life. They then focus on design essentials such as working with existing architecture and choosing color, furniture, fabrics, accessories and details.

When art meets design

August 24, 2015
Slonem, Hunt.
New York : Assouline, c2014.
299 pages : colored illustrations ; 34 cm
"When Art Meets Design offers an exciting view into artist Hunt Slonem's fantastically decorated and meticulously restored homes such as his two Southern mansions in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside. Pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art, including pieces by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol, Slonem creates spectacular spaces. Vivid and expansive interior photography reveals how the artist combines antiques and artworks, offering an exciting view into his unique world"--Publisher's website.

House & Garden fifties house

August 10, 2015
Gray, Catriona, author.
London : Conran Octopus, 2014.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden. In Fifties 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 colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Le Corbusier, Gio Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.

My cool kitchen : a style guide to unique and inspirational kitchens

August 7, 2015
Field-Lewis, Jane, author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
This book departs from the standard look-alike conventional kitchens offered by mass-market home stores. Instead, it celebrates individuality, creativity and artistic flair. From the kitchens of tiny city flats to baronial castles, this is a refreshing look outside of the box of the catalogue kitchen. With an eye firmly on the aesthetic, this book's high-quality, specially-commissioned photography reflects the personality of each featured kitchen's creators, their objectives and needs, and the intrinsic charm of their style.

Geoffrey Bennison : master decorator

July 29, 2015
Newberry, Gillian author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm.
"The first book to showcase the work of renowned twentieth-century British decorator and antiques dealer Geoffrey Bennison"--Front jkt. flap.

How to start a home-based interior design business

July 1, 2015
Merrill, Linda, 1962-
vii, 204 pages ; 26 cm.
"Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet. "-- Provided by publisher.

Style me vintage : home : practical and inspirational guide to retro interior design

June 12, 2015
Harris, Keeley, author.
London : Pavilion, 2015.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
The Style Me Vintage treatment is now given to homes--real stylish homes feature owners' stories and style notesCelebrating the perennial interest in incorporating vintage flea-market finds into interior schemes, this book is a feast of retro inspiration. With practical information on how to identitfy and source original vintage homewares, there is also plenty of inspiration on how to style your rooms according to your favored decade, whether it be the 1920s or the 1970s. There's also plenty of advice on how to mix eras and incorporate vintage into contemporary schemes. This book will provide a sourcebook of inspiration to all those hungry for nostalgic design. From ideas for display (fab 1960s artwork, kitsch figurines, retro plates, and crockery) to larger furniture finds (1950s sideboards, classic fabrics, reupholstered armchairs) see how vintage design can be made to work today.

Design mom : how to live with kids : a room-by-room guide

May 21, 2015
Blair, Gabrielle Stanley, author.
New York : Artisan, [2015]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The entryway -- The living room -- The kitchen -- The kids' bedroom -- The family room -- The laundry room & the bathroom -- The family office.
Blair offers a room-by-room guide to keeping things sane, organized, creative, and stylish. She provides advice on getting the most out of even the smallest spaces; simple fixes that make it easy for little ones to help out around the house; ingenious storage solutions for the never-ending stream of kid stuff; rainy-day DIY projects; and much, much more.

Shed decor : how to decorate & furnish your favorite garden room

May 15, 2015
Coulthard, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Lark, an imprint to Sterling Publishing, 2015.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Aurum Press.
Part 1. Shed decor styles. The rustic shed ; The vintage shed ; The plain & simple shed ; The recycled shed ; The retro shed ; The country shed -- Part 2. Shed decor basics. Approaches to shed space ; Walls ; Flooring ; Heat & Power ; Fabric ; Furniture ; Storage.
"In need of a place to work, play, or relax? A shed's the perfect solution! Small in space and investment, it easily fits in a backyard or garden and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can also be beautiful. From seemingly unpromising potting sheds to tired old summerhouses ripe for a makeover, Shed Decor reveals how the right combination of colors, fabrics, furniture, and accessories can transform an outdoor building. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a "salvage chic" office or a quirky creative hub, you'll find hundreds of quick, inexpensive, and clever ideas to design an inviting room."--Provided from

Clean design : wellness for your lifestyle

May 12, 2015
Wilson, Robin, 1969- author.
xi, 203 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Charles Faudree : country French legacy

May 1, 2015
Jordan, Jenifer.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2015.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Porches & outdoor spaces

April 28, 2015
New York, N.Y. : Hearts Books, [2015].
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Conran on color

April 28, 2015
Conran, Terence.
London : Octopus Publishing Group, 2015.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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