Living with Pattern

Color, Texture, and Print at Home

Author: Rebecca Atwood

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0553459457

Category: Design

Page: 288

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A design book filled with beautiful photography and clear ideas for how to use pattern to decorate your home. If you focus on pattern, from texture and color to furniture and textiles, everything else will fall into place. Pattern is the strongest element in any room. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. She covers pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and she also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway. This stunning book showcases distinct uses of pattern in homes all over the country to inspire you to realize that an injection of pattern can enliven any space, helping to make it uniquely yours. From the Hardcover edition.

Prints Charming by Madcap Cottage

Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns

Author: John Loecke,Jason Oliver Nixon

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351495

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 3558


Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior—and the pages of every shelter magazine currently feature this well-loved look. This bright, lively interior design book is like no other: it shows readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs. It also teaches readers how to layer pattern for fresh, exciting, personalized spaces. The book is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images of design elements and finished rooms—and each chapter is packed with lively DIY projects, plus Dos and Don’ts, Try This, and more.

The Painted Home by Dena

Patterns, Textures, and Colors for Inspired Living

Author: Dena Fishbein

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613123949

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 1220


A renowned designer shares surprising ways to add color, texture, and creativity to your home. In this beautifully illustrated book, the woman behind internationally acclaimed merchandise company Dena Designs shows how her hand-painted style combines vintage and traditional elements with a modern twist. Pick up a paintbrush and take a walk through the author’s own home, room by room, as she discusses her inspirations and demonstrates her methods for encouraging creativity. The Painted Home features simple DIY projects, useful design tips, and personal stories from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the textile and design business.

A Manual of Home-Making

Author: Helen Canon,Martha Van Rensselaer

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596055790

Category: House & Home

Page: 720

View: 6021


The hall is the threshold of the house. It serves as an introduction. This first impression should be one of welcome and dignity and, above all, of order. Good light, genial colors on the walls and floors, a sense of free space for the passage of persons, an ample provision for the necessary wraps and umbrellas in a tidy and concealed form, are the essential characteristics of a well-considered hall, regardless of its size. -from "Home Furnishing" This classic text of home management was found in every proper household in the post World War I period, and it continues to have much to offer today. Looking at the home literally from the ground up and from the inside out, its invaluable and still timely advice includes: .choosing a sound house floor plan and exterior design .how to read gas and electric meters .protecting and storing silverware .removal of stains on a variety of soiled fabrics .proper diet for the sick .how to make pastries and yeast breads .and much more. First published in 1919, this is a fascinating peek back at American domesticity... and a reminder of how much, and how little, has changed. American editor and activist MARTHA VAN RENSSELAER (1864-1932) wrote regularly on home economics for popular women's magazines. In 1908, she and American educator FLORA ROSE (1874-1959) created the Department of Home Economics at Cornell University, which became the School of Home Economics in 1919; Rose served as deputy director for the New York State division of the United States Food Administration during World War I. They were assisted at Cornell by American educator HELEN CANON (1888-1954), who, in 1930, became the university's first head of the Department of Economics of theHousehold and Household Management.

Waverly at Home with Color

Author: Meredith Books

Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books

ISBN: 9780696211539

Category: House & Home

Page: 168

View: 9961


Learn how to use seven popular color schemes to beautify your home with color and create the look that's right for you with inspiration from "Waverly (R) At Home with Color published by Meredith (R) Books.

Couture interiors

living with fashion

Author: Marnie Fogg

Publisher: Laurence King Publishers


Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 1326


Examining the imaginative and compelling way in which fashion has permeated 21st-century culture, this book considers the relationship between fashion on the catwalk and architecture, interiors, and products. Many fashion designers extend their aesthetic into interiors and products for the home as a natural progression from clothing the body.The home is now subject to the same directional trends as fashion, in part because so many designers are extending their practice to include interiors, as well as products, and accessories. The fusion between fashion and interiors has never been more relevant. The proliferation of ideas, the speed of manufacture, and an increasingly visually literate consumer, have all resulted in interiors being subject to the same desire for fashionability, innovation and change as fashion. This investigation of the hectic dissemination of trends takes the reader on an eclectic, adventurous excursion into living with fashion.

Discovering Home with Laurie Smith

Author: Laurie Hickson Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 2277


Inspirational, full-color photos capture Smith's before-and-after design process to give homeowners confidence to work with any home's architectural "bones." She discusses arranging furniture, choosing colors, and playing with patterns to create rooms that reflect personal interests and tastes.