New Arrivals · Home Decorating

January 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mid-century modern : living with mid-century modern design

January 16, 2018
Miller, Judith, 1951-
New York, NY : Hachette Book Group
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
What went before -- The new look -- Interiors -- Furniture and lighting -- Glass -- Ceramics -- Metalware and textiles -- Designers.
The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages.

Your creative work space : the sweet spot style guide to home office + studio decor

January 11, 2018
Peacock, Desha, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
xxvii, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Known for her eclectic style and helping others see the possibility within themselves, their homes, and personal style, Desha Peacock offers you tips on designing a creative work space that will also inspire you to do the work you are meant to do. Peacock's design tips cover how to use your work space to inspire your best work; choose the right color to enhance your mood; create a cozy virtual office no matter where you live; work with a tiny space in a closet or other nook; mix vintage, modern, and thrift store finds so you can create the style you crave, no matter your budget; and gain more clarity so you can focus on what's most important to your business or creative life. Your Creative Work Space features full-color photographs of unique, creative work spaces from the traditional home office to the artist's studio or writing salon"-- Provided by publisher.

Rustic modern

December 18, 2017
Ewald, Chase Reynolds, 1963- author.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2017]
212 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Experience 15 of the west's finest rustic modern homes in this beautifully written and photographed book. An intimate peak into rustic modern private homes and other properties across the Mountain West and California: traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artist studios, and places for play--inspired interior decor and exteriors, all beautifully photographed and discussed in elegant prose. In this gorgeous follow up to American Rustic (Gibbs Smith, 2015), detailed perspectives from the homeowners, architects, and designers who brought these diverse spaces to life guide the narration. Individual home's stories are complemented by full-page photography: rustic textiles warm living spaces, uniquely crafted chandeliers suspend from vaulted ceilings, and sweeping vistas out every window are sure to inspire. Homes featured are located in Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, California, and Colorado. Whether driven by one's interest in modern architecture, rustic interior decor, or simply a beautiful portrait of the homes and lifestyles of the west, this stunning book is the perfect gift for hosts, friends, or oneself. Chase Reynolds Ewald has been writing about food, design, travel and lifestyle for 25 years. A graduate of Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley, she is currently Senior Editor of Western Art & Architecture Magazine. Her previous books include American Rustic, Old Masters of the West, Old Masters of New England, Arts and Crafts Style and Spirit, and Sweet Treats from the Wild West. Audrey Hall's photography has been widely published; her feature stories have appeared in The New York Times, Interiors, Luxe, Country Living, Sunset, and the Wall Street Journal."-- Provided by publisher.

The maverick soul : inside the lives & homes of eccentric, eclectic & free-spirited bohemians

December 13, 2017
Watts, Miv, author.
256 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm.
In The Maverick Soul, Miv Watts opens the doors to twenty-five authentic bohemian homes, occupied by some of the world's most inspirational free spirits. From artists and musicians, to writers, actors, stylists, farmers and more, this is a collection of people who have the courage to live life on their own terms, and are comfortable in their own skin. From Paris to London, Sydney to New York and various other places across the globe, subjects include Marianne Faithfull, Simon Finch, Wendy Whiteley, Griffin Dunne, Linda Rodin and more. No one person is a reproduction of another; each of us is unique, shaped by the diversities of our own individual layers, and this book is a celebration of just that.

The new Bohemians handbook : come home to good vibes

October 25, 2017
Blakeney, Justina, author.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Clarity -- Flow -- Spirit -- Growth -- Harmony -- Decor magic. The four elements of astrology ; Feng shui ; Crystal magic ; Flower magic -- Textile treasury -- Symbols -- New Bohemians.
"The New Bohemian Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways. With Justina's expert guidance, learn how to rearrange, paint, prop, and plant your way to a home that's fresh and inspiring. Uncover your "spirit environment" and learn how to use color and scent to enhance mood, productivity, and relaxation. Revel in Justina's encouraging advice ("you got this!"), and easily and affordably turn any dwelling into a personal sanctuary"

Tricia Guild, paint box : 45 palettes for choosing color, texture and pattern

October 25, 2017
Guild, Tricia, author.
London : Quadrille, 2017.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Renowned for her unique eye for color and her ability to mix paint, pattern and texture to fabulous effect in creating beautiful spaces, Tricia Guild has now, for the first time ever, resolved to lay bare the secrets of her working methods and spell them out simply for us to follow -- not to copy what she does but to learn how to use these skills in our own rooms. Taking inspiration from nature, the cityscape, a different period or culture or from the space itself, Paint Box provides visual inspiration, expert advice, a box of tricks and 45 of Tricia's tried-and-tested palettes."--provided by

A beautiful mess

October 18, 2017
Bingham, Claire, author.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
A new vintage = Das neue vintage -- Bohemian rhapsody = Über den dächern von Paris -- Ahead of the curve = Nueu Lösungen für eine neue zeit -- Studio moves = Kreatives chaos -- Color vision = Fabelhafte fliesen -- Dans le salon = Der magische garten -- Couture revival = Upcycling ist trumpf -- House of fun = Spaß und spiel -- Pretty cool = Ganz in weiß -- Living to the max = Maximales wohnen -- Escape to the château = Château der träume.
"Celebrating the ornate, wild, and whimsical, this beautifully illustrated book includes loads of great decorating advice and ideas to steal."--Back cover.

Fabulous! : the dazzling interiors of Tom Britt

October 18, 2017
Owens, Mitchell.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
This first book on the famed designer, renowned for rooms with bold colour palettes, strongly graphic style contrasts, multicultural allusions, and stylish innovations, is a sweeping survey of his fifty-year career. Ever since Tom Britt opened his New York-based firm in 1964, he has been creating dramatic environments for his high-profile clients on multiple continents. His masterful design palette, with a wonderfully exotic slant, includes plush upholstered furniture, boldly patterned carpets, seductive lighting, and an elegantly theatrical use of mirrors. The resulting spaces are perfect for luxuriating and entertaining. From a chic pied-à-terre in San Francisco and tantalising rooms at New York's famed Dakota apartment building to suburban manses in America's Midwest and a palace apartment in Jaipur, Britt's inimitable style merges saturated colours with an easy luxury. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the modern masters of interior design. Tom Britt has been a presence in the interior design industry both nationally and worldwide for over fifty years. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he has been extensively featured in Architectural Digest and has appeared in many other domestic publications such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, the New York Times, and W magazine.

At home with dogs and their designers : sharing a stylish life

October 10, 2017
Salk, Susanna, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
175 pages : color photographs ; 24 cm
"America's leading interior designers show readers how to live in the most stylish way with their adorable dogs, offering an array of inspirational tips for keeping both your home and dogs attractive and chic. Complete with a resource guide for your decorative needs as well as pet needs (including adoption and rescue organizations), At Home with Dogs and Their Designers opens the door--from coast to coast, townhouse to beach house--allowing us to peek in and embrace this love letter from these designers to their pets, who are most assuredly family members."

Poetry of place : the new architecture and interiors of McAlpine

October 5, 2017
McAlpine, Bobby, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2017.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country's most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles twenty stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat. Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out its unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida Panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival compound; and a miniature European manor house, among others. These dwellings are classically understated and welcoming. With its gorgeous photography of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design romancing the past."

A place to call home : tradition, style, and memory in the new American house

October 4, 2017
Schafer, Gil, III, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, 2017.
288 pages : chiefly illustrations, color, plans, black and white ; 32 cm
"Opening with memories of the childhood homes and experiences that have shaped Schafer's own history, ... for Schafer, architecture is not just a career but a way of life, a calling. He describes how the many varied houses of his youth were informed as much by their style as by their sense of place, and how these experiences of home informed his idea of classicism as a set of values that he applies to many different kinds of architecture in places as varied as the ones he grew up in. Because while Schafer is absolutely a classical architect, he is in fact a modern traditionalist, and A Place to Call Home showcases how he effortlessly interprets traditional principles for a multiplicity of architectural styles within contemporary ways of living. Sections in Part I include the delicate balance of modern and traditional aesthetics, the juxtaposition of fancy and simple, and the details that make each project special and livable. Schafer also delves into what he refers to as "the spaces in between," those often overlooked spaces like closets, mudrooms, and laundry rooms, explaining their underappreciated value in the broader context of a home. Part of Schafer's skill lies in the way he gives the minutiae of a project as much attention as the grand aesthetic gestures, and ultimately, it's this combination that brings his homes to life. Part II of the book is the story of seven houses and the places they inhabit--each with a completely different character and soul: a charming cottage completely rebuilt into a casual but gracious house for a young family in bucolic Mill Valley, California; a reconstructed historic 1930s Colonial house and gardens set in lush woodlands in Connecticut; a new, Adirondack camp-inspired house for an active family perched on the edge of Lake Placid with stunning views of nearby Whiteface Mountain; an elegant but family-friendly Fifth Avenue apartment with a panoramic view of Central Park; a new timber frame and stone barn situated to take advantage of the summer sun on a lovely, rambling property in New England; a new residence and outbuildings on a 6,000 acre hunting preserve in Georgia, inspired by the historic 1920s and 1930s hunting plantation houses in the region; and Schafer's own, deeply personal, newly-renovated and surprisingly modern house located just a few feet from the Atlantic Ocean in coastal Maine"--provided by publisher.

An eye for beauty : rooms that speak to the senses

September 27, 2017
Webb, Beth, (Interior designer) author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm.
"Beth Webb believes that the most beautiful interiors transcend what we see. Her philosophy of achieving true beauty in the home involves tapping into a deeper place, where sound, touch, taste, and smell also reside. There, nestled between our experiences and memories, are innate personal preferences that must be present before we feel entirely content. Throughout the pages of this lavish book, Beth shows how she realizes individual room, and elegantly composed homes, that offer just such a sense of contentment and well-being. As she leads us through twelve residences from Atlanta to Costa Rica, Beth reveals how she has layered the house's history and the homeowners' past with the way they want to live now. From the palette of crisp blues in a lake house to the smell of the surf drifting through the curtains of a beachside retreat, Beth invites us to discover the design details that facilitate an instinctual sense of home, and a beautiful existence within it."--cover flap.

At home with plants

September 26, 2017
Drummond, Ian, author.
San Francisco, CA : Weldon Owen, 2017.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

New York behind closed doors

September 15, 2017
Devlin, Polly, author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"A look inside the homes of New York's artists, designers, writers, and social influencers. Twenty-four homes and stories of real New Yorkers who live in small spaces with art, books, collections, treasures, and fabulous, sometimes funky furniture--each space expressing the resident's unique personality. Bright, captivating photographs throughout pair dynamically with Polly Devlin's in-depth interviews with the homeowners. Her critiques of their spaces are at once delightful, bold, and irreverent--and always lively and opinionated. From architectural grandeur to streamlined modern buildings, see how individuals turn older apartments and historic structures into places for comfortable living. Houses and apartments are sampled from across the city, including Tribeca, Murray Hill, Union Square, Harlem, Midtown, Brooklyn, and more"--Publisher's description.

City farmhouse style : designs for a modern country life

September 5, 2017
Leggett, Kim, author.
222 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Foreword / by Rachel Hardage Barrett -- Introduction -- Farmhouse inspiration. The way we were ; Farmhouse paints ; Farmhouse wallpapers ; Farmhouse textiles -- The uptown city farmhouse. The modern farmhouse ; Tucked-away charm ; Pure country ; Made from scratch ; Rooted in the past ; The French farmhouse -- The suburban city farmhouse. Fresh start ; Sweet harmony ; The designer's farmhouse ; Salvaged style -- the creative city farmhouse. The writer's loft ; Sophisticated study ; Top-of-the-town garden -- Pickin' places. Resources for creating city farmhouse style.

A place to call home : timeless Southern charm

August 31, 2017
Farmer, James T., III, author.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2017.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

The seaside house : living on the water

August 21, 2017
Voulgaris, Nick, III, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Irresistible interiors that capture the essence of seaside living. Everyone dreams of a house by the sea, and this book presents the best examples of homes for escaping to the serenity of the seaside. Beautifully photographed interiors, exteriors, gardens, and patios offer a peek into these appealing homes, including Martha Stewart's Seal Harbor, Maine residence, Donna Karan's Zen-like East Hampton retreat, Tommy Hilfiger's Pop Art-inspired Miami house, and Giorgio Armani's Antigua getaway. Such top designers as Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Steven Gambrel, and Ken Fulk have decorated these lovely and inspiring homes in quintessential seaside communities, including Block Island, Harbor Island, Malibu, and Martha's Vineyard. A seaside house is a place to unwind in a relaxed setting. Yet it is also a place to entertain friends and family in style and can express a range of chic decorating and design tastes. From clean, modern beach houses to traditional-style cottages, these breathtaking interiors, presented by a team known for style and taste, will inspire homeowners, designers, and anyone who loves a water view.

Open house : reinventing space for simple living

July 24, 2017
Pays, Amanda, author.
174 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Transforming older homes into modern, functional, open spaces filled with natural light. Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way.

150 best interior design ideas

July 18, 2017
Zamora Mola, Francesc.
New York, NY : Harper Design, 2017.
479 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 20 cm.
Looking for new design potentials for your next interior make-over? This book features photographs and detailed floor plans of some of the most beautiful interior designs from around the world. You'll find simple techniques that result in efficient and aesthetic designs.

Wabi-sabi welcome : learning to embrace the imperfect and entertain with thoughfulness and ease

June 21, 2017
Adams, Julie Pointer, author.
New York : Artisan, [2017]
271 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Filled with unexpected ideas and recipes, tips for creating an intimate environment, and visits to select homes around the world where the principle of wabi-sabi is woven into daily life" --Back cover.

Perfect French country

June 16, 2017
Byam Shaw, Ros, author.
London : Ryland Peters & Small, 2017.
208 pages : illustrations (color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.
"Inspiratinal interiors from rural France" -- cover.
"In Perfect French Country Ros Byam Shaw visits 12 glorious French country houses and celebrates the rustic, relaxed lifestyle of rural France at its finest."--Back cover.

Taunton's new bathroom idea book

May 30, 2017
Gold, Jamie, 1960- author.
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, Inc., [2017]
217 pages : illustrations (color) ; 28 cm
Plan your bath -- Work with your space -- Find your style -- Fixtures and faucet -- The shower space -- Storage -- Floors, walls, windows, and doors -- Light, heat, and ventilation -- Entertainment, electronics, and extras -- Decorative touches.

Shelter : how Australians live

May 30, 2017
Rosenlund, Kara, author, photographer.
North Sydney, N.S.W. Penguin Random House, 2015.
261 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Driving down a dirt track one day photographer, stylist and adventurer Kara Rosenlund came across a beautiful but dilapidated farmohouse. Its lonely, worn loveliness kindled a passion in Kara to photograph and celebrate Australia's authentic, intriguing rural homes and the people who live in them. As she travelled the country, documenting raw and real interiors and landscapes, she found shelter -under the roofs of beach shacks, grand homesteads, sheep stations and shipping containers, and in the welcome of strangers" --Back cover.

Surf shack : laid-back living by the water

May 11, 2017
Freudenberger, Nina, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
270 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Peek inside the bungalows, trailers, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Surf Shack highlights longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers whose homes reflect not just a sport or a passion, but also a way of life. These quiet harbors embrace a casual ease, the break between the waves. Vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Kamagawa to Torquay capture the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.

The decorated home : living with style and joy

April 21, 2017
Braff, Meg, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
238 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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