About Decorating

The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham

Author: Richard Keith Langham,Sara Ruffin Costello

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860302

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 256

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This first book on esteemed interior designer and tastemaker Richard Keith Langham presents lavish imagery and insider information on his life and process - placing him within the context of his mentors, Mark Hampton and Keith Irvine, and his contemporaries. This book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of decorators, architects, and design-savvy individuals who purchased books on Hampton, Irvine, Mario Buatta, and Albert Hadley, as well as Langham's friends and contemporaries Jeffrey Bilhuber and Tom Scheerer. From Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Pat Buckley to Hilary Swank and Blaine Trump, Langham has worked with a glamorous clientele. This volume presents his captivating stories and lush interiors - classic American with a vibrant and pattern-friendly Southern flair - that will inspire design aficionados, home decorators, and fellow interior designers.

Keith Irvine

A Life in Decoration

Author: Keith Irvine,Chippy Irvine

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Interior decorator Keith Irvine steamed into New York Harbor in 1957 and immediately embarked on designing the unique, inspired interiors that have ensured him a place at the pinnacle of his field. His designs are characterized by feeling—wit, grandeur, comfort, drama—as well as by exquisite use of color, pattern, lighting, furniture, and accessories. Born in Scotland and trained in his profession in London—notably by the decorating legend John Fowler—Irving combines old-world wisdom and new-world enthusiasm in his mostly traditional rooms and houses. The first book on his work,Keith Irvine: A Life in Decoration—written by Irvine and his wife, noted design writer Chippy Irvine—is at once illustrated autobiography, collection of work, and elucidation of design philosophy. Irvin is known worldwide as an originator of the English country house look—a look not inherited, the decorator points out, but invented in the twentieth century. His characteristic played-down grandeur includes signature touches such as authoritative use of antiques of all eras, exquisite painted effects, rare scenic wallpaper, faded old carpets (his favorites are those that "look as though they might be in their last week"), spirited English and French chintzes, and loads of busts and books ("one can never have too many!"). Included in the book are more than twenty-five projects—including homes for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Katherine Graham, Rex and Mercia Harrison, and Joan Kennedy—illustrated with exceptional color photographs drawn from Irvine's own archive. Irvine also presents his most personal projects—those designed for his own family.

Barry Dixon Inspirations

Author: Brian Coleman

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423614746

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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Barry Dixon Inspirations takes the reader through eight homes transformed by renowned designer Barry Dixon. From a cottage and a chic chateau to a grand estate home, with a high-rise apartment and a row house in between, we see the broad range of Dixon's decorating style and learn what inspired his colors and materials for each location.Barry Dixon, named the "2010 Master of Design" by Veranda magazine, has worked for such clients as Diane Sawyer and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He spent his childhood living in places such as India, New Caledonia and South Africa. This early exposure to many cultures and traditions clearly helped him to become a master at blending traditional décor with various colors and textures that are not forgetful about beauty and functionality.In Barry Dixon Inspirations, designers will learn all about what inspired Barry's choices for colors and materials for designs he created for a beach house, a renovated urban loft, and more.Designs include: Montecito California Weekend Living Showhouse Stately Living in Nashville Industrial Redux in Corinth, Mississippi Georgian Tradition on the Banks of the Potomac Sky High Living on Chicago's Michigan Avenue Delaware Shore Beach House

Jacques Garcia

Decorating in the French Style

Author: Franck Ferrand

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080305077

Category: House & Home

Page: 263

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A thirty-year career has made Jacques Garcia a worldwide name in interior design in the French tradition. In Paris, chic crowds flock to his celebrated Hétel Costes and Ladurée tearoom, and to his many fin-de-siécle brasseries. Garcia's designs also grace the interiors of the Musée Carnavalet and the Musée de la Vie Romantique-and his most recent tour de force is the restoration of Paris' Hétel Mansart. Garcia's most ambitious project to date, the refurbishment of the Chéteau du Champ de Bataille in Normandy, attracts visitors from across the globe and has become a monument to his art and celebrity. This new edition of the 1999 book is a continuing tribute to the restoration of the chéteau and to its magnificent garderns, seen here for the first time. Sumptuously illustrated and updated to include Garcia's latest creations, this new edition provides the reader with a privileged view of true French style.

Rooms to Remember

The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker

Author: Suzanne Tucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580932479

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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Showcases the diverse and customized works of an Architectural Digest top-100 designer, from award-winning renovations of sophisticated city apartments to expansive celebrity dwellings, in a volume that reveals her approach to a range of design elements.

Private New York

Remarkable Residences

Author: Chippy Irvine

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 204

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From a patrician penthouse on Park Avenue to a campy loft in Soho, the domicles depicted on the pages of Private New York are as diverse in style and distinct in personality as the people who call the city home. 190 full-color illustrations.

Southern Accents on Color

Author: Frances Macdougall

Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780821228111

Category: Architecture

Page: 177

View: 9899

The editors of Southern Accent magazine work with design experts to show how to use colour to fabulous effect.

Bring the Outdoors In

Garden Projects for Decorating and Styling Your Home

Author: Shane Powers,Jennifer Cegielski,Gentl & Hyers

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452107548

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Provides twenty-two ideas for incorporating elements of the garden into home decor, featuring step-by-step instructions for projects--including planters, sculptures, and wreaths--that use both live and dried plant materials.

Barry Dixon Interiors

Author: Brian Coleman

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423613457

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 6005

Preeminent designer Barry Dixon approaches each project with the design philosophy that the greatest quality ahome might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality. His work features a masterful blend of traditional and contemporary décor that mixes color and texture in astounding ways. Barry Dixon Interiors exemplifies Dixon’s belief that our homes reflect our past, emanate our present and suggest our future.From a Manhattan loft choreographed for entertaining to Arts and Crafts in a woodland glade, to embassy elegance in Washington, D.C., Barry Dixon has seen and designed it all. From a Manhattan loft choreographed for entertaining to Arts and Crafts in a woodland glade, to embassy elegance in Washington, D.C., Barry Dixon has seen and designed it all. As one of America's top up-and-coming designers, Dixon's work is a masterful blend of traditional and contemporary that mixes color and texture in creative ways that have clients across the country clamoring for his designs. Barry Dixon Interiors (subtitle?), written by well-known author Brian Coleman (Scalamandre; Farrow & Ball), with luminous photography by Edward Addeo and a foreword by Sherrie Donghia, is the highly-anticipated first book to highlight Dixon's innovative designs. His work has been featured in scores of publications, including House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, and more, and Dixon's own furniture and soft furnishings line is carried in showrooms nationally. Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the West Coast editor, to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of seven books on the decorative arts, including the recent hits Farrow & Ball and Cottages. Edward Addeo is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, House Beautiful, and the New York Times magazine among other publications. He has also photographed several books, including Cherished Objects and The Art of The Party. He lives with his family in New York. www.barrydixon.com.

Use What You Have Decorating

Transform Your Home in One Hour with Ten Simple Design Principles Using...

Author: Lauri Ward

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399525360

Category: House & Home

Page: 226

View: 648

Shows readers how to give their living space the look they want on a shoestring budget


The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt

Author: Mitchell Owens

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860310

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 304

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For readers who enjoyed Mario Buatta, Tom Britt's monograph documents the fifty-year career of one of America's greatest designers. Britt's interiors reflect a cleanly tailored and brightly hued modernity, with all the embellishments of refined and luxurious decoration. A must-have addition to Rizzoli's list of books on the modern masters of interior design. Fabulous: The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt is a sweeping survey of (and the first book about) the AD100 interior designer's grand way with decoration.

A Place to Call Home

Timeless Southern Charm

Author: James Farmer

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423645448

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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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.

Beth Webb: an Eye for Beauty

Rooms That Speak to the Senses

Author: Beth Webb

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860205

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 256

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The first book from art dealer turned Atlanta interior designer Beth Webb, known for her carefully layered, elegantly collected interiors. From a 'rustique chic' lake house to a stately Greenwich manor, Beth Webb's interiors demonstrate her remarkable range and her consistently superlative standards for beauty, while retaining a commercial approachability that is reminiscent of The Welcoming House.

Jeffrey Bilhuber

American Master

Author: Sara Ruffin Costello

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847845966

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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A dean of American decorating offers his most important projects to date, revealing the foundations of his distinctive style. In his latest book, Jeffrey Bilhuber distills thirty years of expertise and creative inspiration designing beautiful and brilliantly modern rooms. Presenting a diverse range of Bilhuber's most recent and important work from around the country, this lavish volume is centered around forty signature statements—pithy and insightful bedrock principles and axioms that have fueled the designer's process, allowing the reader to glean the essence of his masterful approach to decorating. Bilhuber, in bright and rich prose, offers ideas and inspirations such as: “What surrounds us must bring us pleasure”; “Rooms should reveal themselves gradually like a glorious book,” and “Rooms can be successful but still remain flat—that's when you add horsepower.” Featuring projects from city townhouses to rambling country houses in New York City, Palm Beach, Aspen, San Francisco and Seattle, the decorator's optimistic and classically informed point of view encourages readers to embrace their own unique vision to create interiors that are as confident as they are contemporary.

Cocktails & laughter

the albums of Loelia Lindsay (Loelia, Duchess of Westminster)

Author: Loelia Lindsay,Hugo Vickers

Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corp


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Suzanne Tucker Interiors

The Romance of Design

Author: Suzanne Tucker,Judith Nasatir

Publisher: Monacelli Press

ISBN: 1580933610

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 287

View: 2392

"About this BookSuzanne Tucker, a perennial on the AD100 Top Designers of the World, presents the best of the West Coast, featuring opulent Napa Valley estates, glamorous penthouses on San Francisco Bay, and art-filled apartments. All are united by an attention to detail where the designer's hand is evident in every tile, molding, railing, and finish; Suzanne Tucker redefines the notion of the truly custom home. ucker interprets her clients' dreams of home and translates them into lavishly decorated rooms, perfectly tailored to their interests, passions, and personalities. She marries each of her designs to the particular tastes and sensibilities of her clients while always honoring classic design principles. The result is exquisitely polished interiors that blend timeless, Old World elegance with modern luxury and spirit."

50 Knitted Dolls

Author: Sarah Keen


ISBN: 1784944351

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Delight children and adults alike by creating a whole host of knitted characters from this latest book by Sarah Keen.


Author: Amalia Descalzo,Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel,Miren Arzalluz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500970287

Category: Design

Page: 429

View: 713

A catalog to celebrate the opening of the Cristâobal Balenciaga Museoa features a selection of Balenciaga's work and includes four essays written by specialists on the master designer.

At Home

A Style for Today with Things from the Past

Author: Suzanne Rheinstein

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847834093

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 239

View: 7243

Presents photographs of Suzanne Rheinstein's work as an interior decorator and showcases homes in Virginia, California, and New York.

Inson Wood: Interiors

Author: Inson Wood

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847848736

Category: House furnishings

Page: 320

View: 7063

A sumptuous celebration of interior design work by Inson Wood. This first monograph on the highly respected designer and architect covers his interior projects and will be embraced by fans of colorful modernist interiors who bought such books as Interiors Atelier AM: Interiors and Luxurious Minimalism. The first monograph on the interior design work of the New York-based interior designer, Inson Wood, who is renowned for creating luxurious modernist spaces.