Elements of Style

Designing a Home & a Life

Author: Erin Gates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476744882

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.
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Elements of Family Style

Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life

Author: Erin Gates

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1501137301

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

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New York Times bestselling author and popular lifestyle blogger Erin Gates shares everything you need to know about designing a beautifully stylish—yet practical and functional—family home through candid advice, inspirational ideas, and lessons learned. Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her picture-perfect blog, bestselling author and designer Erin Gates presents a new book about how to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily family life. Throughout her career designing homes for families of all kinds all over the country, Erin has always maintained that living with children and pets does not mean that you have to forego nice things. This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents. Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous inspirational photographs with engaging and intimate personal essays about life lessons learned the hard way while struggling with infertility and becoming a mother, managing a business, overseeing her own home renovation, and finding time for her marriage. She’ll share how to store toys so that shared spaces don’t look like a kindergarten, the expensive-looking fabrics that will stand up to a marauding toddler with sticky hands, nursery looks that go beyond blue and pink, and furniture that does not have to be stored during the baby-proofing years. She also showcases the work of other designers she loves who surround parents, children, and their pets with comfort and beauty. Like a best friend who has a knack for style and a taste for fun, Erin opens her front door and invites you into her life and all of its beautiful imperfection.
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The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town

Author: Cyril E. Vetter,Philip Gould

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807123714

Category: Architecture

Page: 161

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Provides a photographic look at the effect architect A. Hays Town had on the landscape and culture of Louisiana
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Elements of Style

An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail

Author: Stephen Calloway,Elizabeth C. Cromley,Alan Powers

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770850866

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

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Examines the details of architectural styles from 1485 to the present day, and provides a directory of suppliers and biographical data on select architects and designers.
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A history of interior design

Author: John F. Pile

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694186

Category: Interior architecture

Page: 464

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Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.
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The Fundamentals of Fashion Design

Author: Richard Sorger,Jenny Udale

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373396

Category: Design

Page: 176

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Provides information on all aspects of fashion design, including research and design, fabrics, construction, and developing a collection.
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Country Houses

Author: Taunton Press

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561581402

Category: House & Home

Page: 143

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Features articles on, and plans for, twenty-six country homes, from a small lake-side cottage to a large rustic woodland retreat
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The Private House

Author: Rose Tarlow

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780609604724

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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A beautifully illustrated handbook explains how to design and decorate a home to suit individual taste, comfort, and budget, covering such topics as color, light, floors, furnishings, accessories, and more. 15,000 first printing.
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Towards a New Architecture

Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486250237

Category: Architecture

Page: 289

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This pioneering proclamation by the great architect expounds Le Corbusier's technical and aesthetic theories, views on industry, economics, the relation of form to function, "mass-production spirit," and much more. Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of Le Corbusier's buildings and other important structures.
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Greene and Greene Creating a Style

Author: Randell L. Makinson

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423609896

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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n this fascinating new look at the work of Charles and Henry Greene, masters of the bungalow design, renowned authors Randell L. Makinson and Thomas A. Heinz assert that not only were the brothers Greene geniuses of their time, but that they also developed a distinct architectural and design style that has been the model for generations of architects since, and continues to reign today.Examining the individual plans, materials, and interiors of some of the most distinguished work of the Greenes, and illustrated with stunning photography, the authors revisit designs that exemplify a highly refined set of proportional relationships and a level of detail and craftsmanship that remains unsurpassed today.
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