New Arrivals · Home Decorating

August 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

Beach house happy : the joy of living by the water

April 27, 2015
Van der Meer, Antonia, author.
[New York] : Oxmoor House, [2015]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Coastal living"--Cover.
"Beach people are not only 'house proud,' but they are irrevocably 'house happy.' With a unique attachment to their homes, coastal dwellers and their homes exude a certain warmth and beauty found nowhere else. [This book] reveals six routes to the happiness found in beach houses, exposing how the walls and windows, doors and floors, decor and architecture combine to create an atmosphere in which we can breathe easier and be our best selves"

The new Bohemians : cool & collected homes

April 27, 2015
Blakeney, Justina, author.
New York : Abrams, 2015.
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm


April 21, 2015
Baird, Penny Drue, author.
200 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Garden inspirations

April 10, 2015
Moss, Charlotte, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2015.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm

A colorful home : create lively palettes for every room

April 7, 2015
Hable, Susan, 1970- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Finding color inspiration -- Rose -- Treetops -- Arrowhead -- Citrus -- Thorn -- Pool -- Salt.

Love the home you have

April 6, 2015
Michaels, Melissa, 1967- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2015]
213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Simple way to embrace your style, get organized, delight in where you are"--Cover.
Hello, dream house -- Getting there is half the fun -- Goodbye, unrealistic expectations -- The freedom of authenticity -- A beautiful mess -- Decluttering the nooks and crannies -- The reward of daily routines -- The clean-enough house -- Adding charm and character -- Love what you have (even when you don't like it) -- Creating a haven -- Savoring the seasons -- Be happy at home.
You can love your home. Join Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room, as she shares humor, lessons learned, and encouraging advice so you can: get motivated with the 31-day Love Your Home challenge; declutter, organize, and decorate your rooms with ease; and leap from dreamer to doer with confidence.

Gracious rooms

March 31, 2015
Westbrook, Barbara, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Decorating the way I see it

February 18, 2015
Roberts, Markham, author.
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.

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