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|Author||: Veranda,Mario Lpez-cordero|
Lushly romantic or quietly minimalist, boasting verdant farmland or a beckoning pool, every one of these stunning homes is a unique, super-luxurious getaway. "Veranda ""Retreats" features the magazine s signature lavish photography, which allows readers to contemplate with pleasure even the smallest details of every house and landscape. Enjoy a breathtaking North Carolina cabin, villas in Malibu and Ojai, a compound in Kennebunkport, a West Hollywood bungalow, dazzling apartments, and spectacular international hideaways."
|Author||: Veranda,Mario Lopez-Cordero|
See how to make antiques modern. Learn why top decorators consider animal print fabrics a neutral. Find brilliant inspiration for lighting, flooring, window treatments and more. Discover how to transform the most overlooked spaces, such as pantries and closets, into something truly special. This stunning volume from Veranda takes you on an A-Z journey through the essentials of decorating. Spectacular photographs showcase sophisticated furnishings and design aesthetics, while author Mario López-Cordero teaches you how to create a glorious home. Expert practical advice perfectly juxtaposes with inspiring images of fabulous rooms, embellishments, and more.
|Author||: Veranda,Kathryn O'Shea-Evans|
|Editor||: Hearst Home & Hearst Home Kids|
"This new book by Veranda is a must for anyone's library who is passionate about design." --Bunny Williams, Interior Designer Explore this magnificent global collection of beautiful homes from VERANDA and become inspired by the talented designers and architects who created them. Our innate desire for beauty is every bit as powerful as our yearning for love and happiness. The editors of Veranda spoke with dozens of interior designers, architects and landscape designers--including Ellie Cullman, Celerie Kemble, Thomas A. Kligerman, Brooke and Steve Gianetti, Katie Ridder, Keith Robinson, Stephanie Sabbe, Mark D. Sikes, Ruthi Sommers, Colette van den Thillart, and Bunny Williams--about how they introduce beauty into the spaces they design so lovingly. Organized by room, each chapter displays both the grandeur of interiors and those special details that make a room arresting, reminding readers that some of the most beauteous thrills can happen in any corner of the home. From kitchens and bathrooms to bedrooms and gardens, these are the glorious spaces that feel as good as they look and invite us in with their enthralling combination of color, pattern, and texture, along with stunning architectural features like beamed ceilings, Venetian plaster walls, and an arbor fireplace. Step inside spectacular homes in exclusive locations like Palm Beach, New Orleans, Provence and Mustique to find: • Stunning color photographs that illuminate the designers' process, room by room • Personal advice on creating delightful living environments • How balance and scale are achieved in every space, from grand architectural elements to small details • An intimate view of light-flooded sunrooms, jewel-colored high-gloss walls, bronze window casings, antique doors, displays of Japanese textiles, and superbly dressed beds • Inspiration to live beautifully and gracefully and to establish your own personal style
|Author||: Marie Flanigan|
|Editor||: Gibbs Smith|
The Beauty of Home combines refined elegance and innovative simplicity for a fresh, new perspective on traditional interior design. Marie Flanigan’s trademark style is evident through her sophisticated use of texture, color, and light. These components combine to create environments in which people love to live. The Beauty of Home details the specific design elements integral to Marie’s creative process. Highlighting nine elements—architecture, composition, character, palette, illumination, detail, simplicity, depth, and surprise—each chapter begins with Marie’s philosophy of design on that particular element, and is followed by photo collections of individual homes with commentary and meaning behind each image—how it specifically relates to the chapter element, and design as a whole. This is a sophisticated philosophy-of-design work, complemented by gorgeous photography featuring more than twenty diverse homes displaying custom furnishings, antiques, textiles, and fine art.
|Author||: Lisa Newsom|
|Editor||: Hearst Books|
VERANDA knows what makes a home exquisite—and following the successful Houses of Veranda, the magazine has produced a lavish new book with a wealth of ideas for exceptional outdoor spaces. Take a private tour of magnificent homes with lush gardens, inviting courtyards, and pools set amid breathtaking landscapes. Created by the world's best designers, these environments are among the most spectacular ever featured in VERANDA.
|Author||: Eley Williams|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
An exhilarating, clever, funny debut novel from a prize-winning talent, chronicling the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman who decodes his trail of made-up words a century later. Will enthrall readers of CS Richardson, Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Mountweazel n. the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. Peter Winceworth is a lexicographer in Victorian-era London, toiling away at the letter "S" for a multi-volume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Secretly, he begins to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory is a young intern employed by the same publisher. Her task is to uncover these mountweazels before the dictionary is digitized. She also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Why, she wonders, is the change in the definition of "marriage" so upsetting to the caller? And does the caller really intend for the publisher's staff to "burn in hell"? As these two narratives, characters and times entwine, both Winceworth and Mallory discover how they might negotiate the complexities of the nonsensical, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life. An exhilarating debut from a formidably brilliant young writer, The Liar's Dictionary celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity and joy of language.
|Author||: Peter Hannaford|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Looks at the retreats and homes where each president spent his downtime, providing historical context on why these sites were chosen by each Commander-in-Chief.
|Author||: Ellen M. Plante|
|Editor||: Barnes & Noble Publishing|
Presents decorating tips for cottages by the sea, on the lakefront, in the open countryside, and in the woods and mountains, covering furnishings, window treatments, floors, lighting, storage ideas, and accessories, and provides more than 150 color photos, a section on "outdoor rooms," and a source directory.
|Author||: Lauren Walker|
|Editor||: Sounds True|
What is it that makes yoga practitioners feel so good after a session—more so than after other kinds of exercise or stretching? "Yoga was created to directly stimulate and move us at the energetic level," teaches Lauren Walker. Yet many of us don't have the time to spare for the kind of extensive regular practice we'd need to gain the full benefits yoga was meant to offer. That's why Walker created Energy Medicine Yoga—a breakthrough book that combines yoga with the most effective techniques of energy medicine to vastly increase the healing power of your practice. Created for yoga practitioners of any background or experience—even complete newcomers—this clear, easy-to-use guidebook features: Energy medicine essentials—key concepts about your subtle anatomy and its profound influence on your physical, emotional, and spiritual health An eight-week learning plan for working with your body's energy systems—with practices focused on your meridians, chakras, vibrational field, and more Power poses—the most valuable "if you do nothing else, do these" techniques for each of your body's energy systems The 20-minute template—putting it all together to create your own custom-made, supercharged daily practice Lauren Walker has adapted the renowned energy medicine methods pioneered by her own teacher, Donna Eden, so they integrate seamlessly into yoga movements and postures. "Energy medicine yoga teaches you to take the things you're doing now, layer them together with complementary techniques, and exponentially increase the benefits of your practice," Walker explains. "You'll learn to work smarter, not harder—so you can have a healthy body full of energy, zest, and joy for what life has to offer."
|Author||: Jan Showers|
A room-by-room journey through some of the most luxurious and glamorous homes in America Dallas-based interior designer Jan Showers returns to the concept ï¬?rst introduced in her bestselling book, Glamorous Rooms. Jan takes the reader through luxurious private residences across the United States room by room. This book invites readers into 20 never-before-photographed homes, in some of America’s most idyllic locales, including a glamorous New York apartment, a London townhouse in Belgravia, an architecturally signiï¬?cant house in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, a historic residence in Austin, a country estate, a stunning home on Buï¬€alo Bayou in Houston, a duplex apartment at The Mansion Residence in Dallas, and many more.
|Author||: Carolyn Englefield|
|Editor||: Hearst Books|
This is a breathtaking collection of 30 uniquely stunning European houses. This lavish volume from the leading luxury home magazine offers a wealth of decorating ideas. Top designers and influential tastemakers share their secrets for creating breathtakin
|Author||: Isa Hendry Eaton,Jennifer Blaise Kramer|
A stylishly photographed guide to creating lush, layered, dramatic little gardens no matter the size of your available space--an urban patio, a tiny backyard, or even just a pot by your door. Petite gardens align with the movement to live smaller and create a life with less stuff and more room for living. But a more eco-friendly and efficient space doesn't have to sacrifice style. In Small Garden Style, garden designer Isa Hendry Eaton and lifestyle writer Jennifer Blaise Kramer show you how to use good design to create a joyful, elegant, and exciting yet compact outdoor living space for entertaining or relaxing. A style quiz helps you focus in on your own personal garden style, be it traditional, modern, colorful, eclectic, minimalist, or globally inspired, then utilize every inch of your yard by considering the horizontal, vertical, and overhead spaces. You'll learn how to design stunning planters and container gardens using succulents, grasses, vibrant-colored pots, and more. Hendry Eaton and Blaise Kramer recommend their favorite plants and decor for small gardens, along with lawn alternatives and inspiration for making garden accents such as a fire pit, front door wreath, instant mini orchard, boulder birdbath, patterned vines, perfumed wall, and faux fountain with cascading plants. However small your garden, Small Garden Style will transform it into a magical, modern outdoor oasis.
|Author||: Richard Poulin|
|Editor||: Rockport Publishers|
Design School: Layout is an instructive guide for students, recent graduates, and self-taught designers. It provides a comprehensive introduction to creating and changing layouts: a crucially important skill that underpins practically every aspect of graphic design. You'll get in-depth analysis of all the major areas of theory and practice used by experienced professional designers. Each section provides explanation and visual examples of grid systems and in-depth discussion of compositional principles and strategies. The text is interspersed with tests designed to help you retain key points you've covered in the preceding spreads, and includes illustrations sections with real world scenarios. This in-depth guide avoids the temptation to stray into other areas of design technique, preferring to cover the essential, detailed skills of the professional graphic designer to arm you with the knowledge needed for a successful start to your chosen career.
|Author||: Jan Showers|
|Editor||: Harry N. Abrams|
The follow-up to the bestselling Glamorous Rooms, Glamorous Retreats takes readers inside Jan Showers’s luxurious interiors in vacation locales across North America and the Caribbean, from the mountains of Colorado, to the beaches of Florida and the Bahamas, to the ranches of Arizona and Texas. With more than 200 never-before-seen photographs, this book showcases the renowned designer’s elegant eclecticism, which blends Hollywood high style, mid-century modernism, and classic 18th-century French styles, here set against the backdrop of stunning resort destinations. Mixing aspects of the local flavors and lifestyles into her own designs, Showers provides accessible and useful design tenets that will inspire readers to create their own luxurious yet relaxed homes. Praise for Glamorous Retreats: “If you’re looking for interiors with a certain movie star panache, Jan Showers has them in spades. The Texas interior designer’s sleek, boldly colored rooms hark back to 20th-century style sensations, from Hollywood of the 1930s to jet-set villas of the 1960s. A dozen of her choice commissions are on display in Glamorous Retreats (Abrams, $50), a new book packed with zebra-stripe upholstery, Venetian-glass accents, and acres of antiqued mirror . . . In short, Showers’s martini-ready aesthetic makes every home a cocktail party waiting to happen"—Architectural Digest “A tour through far-flung pied-á-terres and gorgeous escapes.”—Veranda “Designing spaces where you can kick up your heels, enjoy art, nature, books, or entertaining, the author’s retreats convey a warm and cozy vibe yet still manage to exude the glamour for which she is known.” —Traditional Home
|Author||: Meryl Hare|
Distinguished by an aesthetic of understated luxury and attention to fine detail, Hare + Klein is synonymous with uncompromisingly comfortable, liveable interiors made exceptional by deceivingly effortless styling. Whether it's a stark inner-city warehouse brought to life by contemporary furniture and finishes or a rural idyll seamlessly linked to a gorgeous garden, Hare + Klein's style is unmistakeable. Hare + Klein Interior showcases the signature use of texture, colour and scale in responsive interior design that has defined their practice to date. Featuring alluring photography, architectural sketches, fabric swatches and mood boards for fourteen properties, this, their second book, offers further insight into their design decisions and the stunning, timeless homes that they produce.