Author: Mark D. Sikes
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release Date: 2016-09-05
This New York Times bestselling book from interior designer Mark D. Sikes is a celebration of American style today, showcasing chic and accessible ideas for every home. Modern and unfussy, Mark D. Sikes s interiors are classic takes on California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers and crisp coloration, informed and influenced by the fashion world where he began his career. In eight chapters, he explores approachable, stylish looks, from "Blue and White Forever," which features indigos, stripes, batiks, and wicker in casual rooms such as porches and pool houses; to "Timeless Neutrals," presenting semiformal rooms filled with chinoiserie, gilt, glass, mirrors, banquettes, and French chairs; to "Garden Greens," featuring happy, casual family rooms and kitchens inspired by the garden with treillage woodwork, rattan, and cotton. There are also "Beautiful Brights," colorful rooms that are eclectic, layered, and fun, with chintz, florals, and Middle Eastern influences; and "Sun Faded Hues," rustic coastal rooms with weathered fabrics and furniture. Each chapter presents light-filled images of the designer s looks and offers the reader inspiration and advice. As famed film director Nancy Meyers writes in the book s foreword, this is a book that shows design lovers "how classic can look fresh, how style and comfort go hand-in-hand."
Following her bestselling book Inspired Interiors, leading stylemaker Suzanne Kasler gives a personalized tour of each of her favorite recent stunning house interiors. Suzanne Kasler is renowned for designing welcoming surroundings replete with charm and grace. European sensibility, pretty palettes, and a masterful use of architectural elements are the hallmarks of her iconic aesthetic. Kasler's subtle tonality, with colorful accents, creates warm spaces that are elegant, yet inviting, and perfect for a modern family lifestyle. Inspired by fashion, Kasler incorporates thoughtful couture details into her interiors such as grosgrain ribbon-trimmed draperies, satin-covered buttoned pillows, and sumptuous pleated slipper chairs. These exquisite embellishments combined with a mélange of antiques and modern furniture makes her layered interiors luxuriously comfortable. Lavishly illustrated, this beautiful second volume profiles a range of Kasler's recent work, from the designer's own exuberant Regency-style house in Atlanta's Buckhead to a family-oriented New England classic stone house in Greenwich and a luxurious chateau on the majestic Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia. Offering a wealth of original design ideas that are refreshing, is an essential addition to any library of interior design.
Author: Thom Filicia
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release Date: 2012
Genre: House & Home
The professional designer and former star of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" describes his purchase and renovation of a fixer-upper on Skaneateles Lake, where he had fond memories of vacationing as a child.
The trend-setting designer celebrates her favorite colors in more than three hundred full-color photographs that showcase a wide array of bedrooms, baths, living rooms, dining rooms, gardens, and outdoor spaces that draw on the full spectrum of blues to create a variety of moods, styles and distinctive design solutions. 50,000 first printing.
From the country’s most popular interior design magazine comes a stylish, in-depth look at what it takes to make any room beautiful. House Beautiful Style Essentials: What Every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that shows readers how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what “every room needs.” Chapters like “Every Room Needs a Hiding Place” provide clever ideas for storage and organization, while sections like “Every Room Needs Something Shiny” give examples of how reflective surfaces can enhance and enlarge any space. Simple yet elegant advice from some of the biggest names in the interiors world is paired throughout with stunning photography of the best and most beautiful rooms featured in the magazine. From a room’s overall look and color down to its smallest details, House Beautiful Style Secrets provides tips, tricks, and secrets on how to cultivate a comfortable home and uncover the potential of every living space.
Lushly photographed, written with wit and charm, the book will reflect McDonald's glamour and style. Arranged thematically, the book covers the five thematic cornerstones of McDonald's decorating philosophy: the feminine, flirty charm of "Pretty", with its opulent, romantic rooms; the crisp appeal of "Collected" with its blue & white pottery and cozy eclecticism; the grandeur of "Glamour," with its power of scale and dramatic placement; the exotic and the bohemian in "Grand Tour"; the bold use of patterns and graphics in "Theater." Along the way McDonald carefully details the colors, fabrics, and accessories she uses to pull the rooms together seamlessly.
Author: James Farmer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: House & Home
Modern design for a new age of Southern living. Combining the rich traditions of the past with the sensibilities of contemporary life, interior and garden designer James Farmer of Perry, Georgia, is unapologetically Southern. Tour eleven diverse homes in the deep South—makeovers, remodels, and new construction—as James Farmer brings together a cultivated mix of high and low, storied and new, collected and found; presenting them all as a thoughtfully exhibited array of taste, style, good architecture, and interior comfort. Woven alongside beautiful photography are personal stories James shares about living in the South, the people in his life, and how he fell in love with a career of making houses into homes. A beautiful book to inspire Southern style at home—infusing the new with antique, vintage, and heirloom pieces. James Farmer is of the author of A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, A Time to Celebrate, Porch Living, and Dinner on the Grounds. His company, James Farmer Inc, is a full-service design company, including interiors and landscape. He lives in Perry, GA. Emily Followill’s photography has been featured in her own book, Southern Rustic Cabin, as well as several previous James Farmer books and magazines including Veranda and Garden & Gun. She lives in Atlanta.
Author: Steven Gambrel
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release Date: 2012-04-01
The first book from renowned New York–based designer Steven Gambrel showcases his bold and innovative designs. Featuring 10 individual residences photographed by Eric Piasecki, Steven Gambrel illustrates the designer’s fresh approach to color and composition in creating spaces that reflect, support, and enhance the lifestyles of today while at the same time embracing the history of each individual home. From Manhattan townhouses and apartments to beachside retreats in the Hamptons, Gambrel has a passion for timeless and unique interiors that allow him to design a backdrop for individual and changing lives. The photographs and accompanying text, written by Gambrel himself, reveal the inside stories behind stunning interiors that feature his signature mix of the modern and the traditional, and give the reader a window into his unique inspirations and design point of view.
Author and renowned designer Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. Her 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. Also available from Bunny Williams: An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams On Garden Style.
In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home. Everyone wants a house that is filled with grace and charm. Classic yet cheerful, Meg Braff's style has a formality that is never studied, an elegance that is approachable and pretty. In seven chapters that cover the basics of her look, Braff shares advice on creating rooms that are both livable and attractive. In the first two chapters, she explores the key elements of her look--color and pattern--and how to employ them for maximum impact in your home. She discusses the essential elements of stylish bedrooms (hint: bring back the dressing table), explores the fundamentals of inviting baths and breakfast rooms, and gives tips on making chic outdoor spaces. Finally, Braff explains the importance of finishing touches, the little extras that elevate a room's decor from good to great. All of her advice comes together in an overall theme of gracious living that will be warmly welcomed by readers looking to impart polish, color, and grace to their home. Lushly illustrated with vivid images of Braff 's lively work, The Decorated Home is an inspiring, idea-filled resource that readers will turn to again and again. "Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor elegance." --Traditional Home
The first book from the acclaimed Atlanta interior designer, known for elegantly collected interiors. Beth Webb believes that regardless of who we are or what kind of style we prefer, beauty and comfort are paramount for any home. Because each room is an environment, her design elevates the everyday by speaking to the five senses. In this lavishly illustrated book, Webb explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which every element we see and touch, and how the room makes us feel, enhance our ability to live well. Drawing from her background in the fine arts, Webb offers insight into how form, line, and scale render a space timeless and promote a sense of well-being. There should be texture, calm colors, and plenty of visual moments to keep the eye moving. There should be impeccable tailoring and polished details. And most important, there should be soul, meaning that the house must reflect its owners and their evolving lifestyle. Webb gracefully shares ideas, images, and stories illustrating these principles throughout this rich visual resource and design reference.