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: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150113731X

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

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807123714

Category: Architecture

Page: 162

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A. Hays Town changed the face of the Louisiana house. In a career that includes designing more than five hundred homes, he led architects, builders, and homeowners to embrace the finest elements of Louisiana's architectural past. Almost every home built in Louisiana during the last twenty years is in some way inspired by Town's work. The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town honors his legacy as Louisiana's premier residential architect. Color photographs of numerous homes -- including Town's own -- by Philip Gould combined with an illuminating text by Cyril E. Vetter produce a volume that captures the appeal and beauty of the state's finest architectural tradition. Born and raised in rural southwest Louisiana, Hays Town graduated from Tulane University with a degree in architecture in 1926 and worked for a firm in Jackson, Mississippi, for many years. He established his own successful commercial practice in Baton Rouge in 1939, but in the 1960s, Town turned to his abiding passion -- residential architecture. Throughout this chapter of his career, he perfected his inimitable style and emerged as one of the most prominent architects in the South. Town's residential designs are perceptibly influenced by the diverse culture of south Louisiana. His synthesis of the classic Acadian cottage, Spanish courtyards, and exterior French doors with Creole-influenced full-length shutters achieves an original confluence of seemingly disparate yet elegantly balanced themes and forms. Other Town trademarks include pigeonniers, tree alleys, thirteen-foot ceilings, heavy use of such woods as cypress and heart of pine, plantation-style separate structures, and brick floors with a special beeswax finish. The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town illuminates the momentous effect Town has had on the look of Louisiana. Crafted from the perspective of two people, Vetter and Gould, who are not architects but admirers of one man's exceptional talent, this delightful book demonstrates that each Town house is a work of art that fits both person and terrain. At the door of each home, proud owners hang a bronze plaque that says it all: A. Hays Town, Architect.
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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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Wabi Sabi Style

Author: James Crowley,Sandra Crowley

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586857530

Category: House & Home

Page: 151

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Reveals the sparseness, the minimalism of a rich palette of organic colorsnd textures, the manipulation of light and space, and the exquisitlytylized representations of nature in private gardens that embody the essencef Japanese design.
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The Elements of Typographic Style

Author: Robert Bringhurst

Publisher: Point Roberts, WA ; Vancouver : Hartley & Marks

ISBN: 9780881791327

Category: Art

Page: 350

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This book is more than a typographic style guide. It is also a history of typographic usage and a brief encyclopedia of typographic concepts, resources and traditions. In short, it is a lucid and authoritative desktop reference for everyone who works with written word.
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Jane Cumberbatch's Pure Style Living

Author: Jane Cumberbatch,Pia Tryde

Publisher: D K Ink

ISBN: 9780789480156

Category: Architecture

Page: 408

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An informative guide to home decorating and design provides a wide array of decorating ideas and suggestions, with instructions in a variety of practical techniques, a directory of international suppliers, and more than 1,200 full-color photographs.
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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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Garden Design

A Book of Ideas

Author: Heidi Howcroft,Marianne Majerus

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770855243

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 488

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An essential illustrated resource of inspiration and practical advice.
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Greene and Greene Creating a Style

Author: Randell L. Makinson

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423609896

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 9725

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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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