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Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home
by Emily Schuman
Publication Date: 2015-05-19
The highly anticipated follow up to the bestselling Cupcakes and Cashmere! In Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, Emily Schuman expands on the personal lifestyle advice that her fans loved in her first book and on her popular blog, with a focus on interior design and entertaining at home. The book features never-before-seen content and explores Emily's accessible design philosophy for decorating and creating a fashionable personal space. In addition, the book includes DIY design projects and party planning ideas. Emily shows readers not only how to create space that is inviting, but also how to welcome guests and entertain in their homes with ease.
Decorating for Real Life
by Wendy W. Hyde
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
Filled with full-color photos, Decorating for Real Life will inspire you to bring a sense of beauty to your home without pinching pennies from your pocketbook. Learn how to customize basic furniture to reflect your personal style, add a little whimsy with unexpected accents, decide when to splurge on quality pieces, successfully combine store-bought items with DIY projects, and create an overall style that blends seamlessly from room to room. As a popular blogger and interior designer, Wendy Hyde has an eye for all things beautiful. As a mother of four, she also knows how to make homes livable. From beginners' basics to projects for pros, this book has everything you need to create the perfect home you've always dreamed of.
Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating
by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publication Date: 2012-04-16
The ultimate practical reference tool for home design and decoration, Step by Step Home Design & Decorating is the only book that does everything step-by-step. When it comes to restyling, redecorating, and sprucing up your home, the big question is where to start. From the planning stages through the finishing touches, everything you need to know to give your home a complete makeover is in Step by Step Home Design & Decorating. Comprehensive in its scope and utterly practical, Step by Step Home Design & Decorating is an indispensable single-volume reference for anyone restyling their home. Highlights: Covers color schemes, designing layouts, and choosing flooring or lighting Learn to make blinds, tile a bathroom, hang wallpaper, and more Clear instructions and photography are provided to help at every stage Theme tips: "5 ways with rugs" and "10 ways to refresh an old kitchen," etc. Includes ideas for a working with a limited budget
The New Bohemians
by Justina Blakeney
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
Country Living Smart Storage Solutions
by Country Living Editors (Editor); Valerie Rains
All over the world, consumers are discovering the merits of the small space lifestyle, abandoning the work and burdensome expense that goes with living in a "McMansion" in favor of the elegance and practicality of living in cozier spaces. From young homeowners who have rediscovered the joys of loft-style homes in the city , to empty-nesters who prefer smaller, more manageable living spaces, millions of homeowners have migrated to the "not-so-big" style of living. 500 Ideas for Small Spaces is a practical guide featuring 500 real-life remodeling, organizing, and decorating tips for making a truly small home look and function better. Today, living in a small home isn't a compromise, it is the preferred choice for growing numbers of homeowners.
Decorating can be foolproof, when it's done the House Beautiful way! With practical, down-to-earth guidance, and the magazine's photos as inspiration, even true beginners will find out how to get it right the first time...and every time. Go from clueless to faultless! Home decorators who long for a contemporary loft-style apartment, chic Colonial living room, or cozy beach hut bathroom can make their dreams come true...effortlessly. With House Beautiful's straightforward, no-nonsense approach to everything from painting and wallpapering to lighting and window treatments, reviving a home is as easy as Ready, Set, Decorate! The segment "Ready!” explains the many wonderful options to choose from--colors, patterns, surface treatments, or hardware--and offers confidence-building tricks. "Set!” leads you through all the preparatory stages that spell the difference between success and failure. And "Decorate!” shows how to do the job yourself or brief a professional--and how to avoid the pitfalls, whichever route you take. Plus, there's practical guidance on quick, fun-to-do projects that add value and beauty to any home. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness
by Donna Smallin