Annie Sloan's Room Recipes for Style and Colour
World renowned paint effects guru and colour expert Annie Sloan considers what makes a successful interior. Style and colour lie at the heart of the matter, but both can be stumbling blocks for the amateur decorator. Annie explains how to achieve your chosen style by creating moodboards and analysing key factors - scale, focus, display and layout. She examines nine popular styles: Boho Chic, Neoclassical, Vintage Floral, French Style, Swedish Style, Coastal Style, Classic Country, Modern Retro and Rough Luxe. Discover, then, the key techniques you'll need to recreate these styles in your own home: colour theory (Why do some colours work so well together? Why can the same colour look dramatically different in different rooms?), using storytelling with pictures and collected treasures, style fusions (combining your favourite styles) and, of course, paint techniques. With stunning photography and packed with practical advice, this will soon become your interior style bible.
Annie Sloan Paints Everything Sloan Annie Decorative paint expert Annie Sloan presents her guide to painting everything. As well as ways to transform walls and furniture, you'll also learn wonderful techniques for painting floors and fabric. Discover three chapters, all packed full of inspiration and advice: Curtains, Blinds and Pillows; Furniture and Lighting; and Walls and Floors. Forty step-by-step projects will guide you through the methods for creating spectacular effects, with clear instructions accompanying each picture, and helpful tips along the way. Learn about printing, stencilling, shibori and applique, as well as all the secrets of making the most of Annie's own Chalk Paint(R) range. Find out, too, how to combine colours for different styles, and how to tap into your creativity by painting patterns freehand. No matter what your skill level, Annie Sloan Paints Everything will enable you to make over your home so you have the stylish, individual interior you've always wanted.
Book Art. Creative Ideas to Transform Your Books - Decorations, Stationery, Display Scenes, and More Youngs Clare Book Arthas 35 innovative designs to transform your books from their original purpose into something attractive and inspiring. Do you have a shelf of old books that you love, but rarely touch? Well why not give them a new lease of life and use them to create one of the 35 beautiful projects Clare Youngs has developed? Divided into five chapters, you will discover ways to make greetings cards, stationery, animals, display scenes, and more using pages from all kinds of different books. The beautiful typography and vintage-style artworks will provide interesting color, pattern, and texture to designs such as the owl and pussycat pop-up scene. The illustrations in children's books give a vintage feel to bunting or an alphabet to decorate a kid's room, while maps and atlases work well on lampshades or birthday cards. Use elegant images from interiors books to decorate a wardrobe and chest of drawers or cut away at a hardcover book to make displays like the cliff and lighthouse scene. The designs use a variety of crafting techniques - from quilling to collage and diecutting - and each project comes with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step artworks. There's also a helpful techniques section at the back that will be of real use to first-time crafters, handy time-saving tips that more confident crafters will appreciate, and a templates section.
Creative Family Home
In Creative Family Home, Ashlyn Gibson explores the heart and soul of twelve homes that capture the zeitgeist in family living and celebrate the magic of childhood. Whether your family consists of a single bouncing baby or a tribe of pre-teens, Creative Family Home tackles both the practical and the decorative issues and paves the way for a fun, hard-working and creative home that grows and adapts with your kids. The book starts by focusing on the varying demands of family living, with suggestions for using space creatively, color, pattern & decoration, living areas, sleeping spaces, bathrooms and storage. There are also suggestions for homework and creative zones, display, and outdoor spaces. Next, in Creative Family Homes, Ashlyn visits real-life homes that are notable for their fresh, irreverent take on modern family living and draws inspiration from their varying approaches to the multitude of demands that characterize modern family life. Creative Family Home celebrates color and originality and, above all, champions modern family life, where children, from babies to teens, are given the freedom to express themselves and to develop their individuality within the context of an imaginative and creative family home.
Georgian Style and Design for Contemporary Living Henrietta Spencer-Churchill Henrietta Spencer-Churchill brings the practical comfort of twenty-first-century living to the elegant and timeless classical proportions of eighteenth century design. This inspiring and invaluable book showcases some of Henrietta Spencer-Churchill's favourite projects. Whether working with authentic Georgian interiors, apartments or newly-built homes, Lady Henrietta brings her perfectionist talent to the task of marrying comfort and practicality to the spirit of eighteenth-century elegance and timeless classical proportions. Georgian Style and Design for Contemporary Living is lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs from the author's portfolio of work, and contains insights into how the design process works at a practical level. With chapters looking at each room in the home individually, from the dining room to the home office and media room, discover Henrietta's secrets for achieving the ultimate blend of Georgian style with the needs of a modern home. This is the classic design template for twenty-first-century living.
Hygge Knits. Nordic and Fair Isle Sweaters, Scarves, Hats, and More to Keep You Cozy Trench Nicki It seems that suddenly everyone wants to be Scandinavian, and hearing about the Danish concept of hygge has made us all think about how we can bring more warmth and friendship into our lives. One way to spread the love, and keep things cozy, is to knit yourself - or your family - a warm and beautiful sweater, hat, gloves or socks, with a Scandinavian feel. From Shetland to the Faroe Islands, Norway and beyond, there is a shared tradition of knitting intricate patterns in colours that combine and contrast. Whether you have been inspired by watching Danish dramas or you are fascinated by the intricate geometric patterns of Fair Isle, there are designs here that will make you want to pick up your needles and get knitting. Garments include a tank top with a vintage feel, an adorable cardigan for a baby, and a Nordic-style yoked sweater. For the home, there's a cafetiere cosy, a chunky cushion cover, and more. There's also a baby blanket that would make a perfect gift, and a lined cover for your e-reader. With full colour charts for all patterns, and a techniques section to explain essential Fair-Isle knitting skills, you will have everything you need to know.
Imperfect Home Bailey Mark mperfect Home is a look that's rough around the edges and sees the beauty in imperfection but is at the same time creative, modern and brave. Here Mark and Sally Bailey of destination homeware store Baileys Home & Garden turn their attention to homes that are less perfect and more personal, and which possess their very own brand of idiosyncratic, lived in charm. Imperfect Home embraces the picturesque beauty of peeling paint, vintage fabric, time-worn colours, handmade items and obscure treasures. But it is also a place where old meets new, and where modern pieces are mixed in to bring vitality, colour and contrast to any interior.
A glorious celebration of vibrant twentieth-century design, color, and pattern, Living Retro offers a privileged glimpse into a selection of fabulous retro-inspired homes around the world, from Palm Springs to Paris.
Our passion for retro style shows no signs of fading. From the cerebral elegance of mid-century modern and the spare simplicity of Scandinavian retro design to the flamboyant opulence of the 1970s, retro interiors still exert enormous appeal.
In this glorious book, Andrew Weaving visits 18 inspiring and varied locations that showcase the Living Retro style. Take a tour of a minimalist loft in London, admire the spare simplicity of Scandinavian mid-century modern and enjoy the colorful, playful chic of Palm Beach in the 1960s – the carefully chosen locations around the globe illustrate the many facets of a look that ranges from sophisticated glamour to pared-down elegance.
Perfect English Cottage Ros Byam Shaw The classic English country cottage is both an icon and an archetype. Dozing beneath a heavy thatch and with roses around the door, it seems to epitomize all that is desirable about life in the countryside and to offer the perfect antidote to the stress of the urban grind. In Perfect English Cottage, Ros Byam Shaw takes a fresh look at the decorating and design solutions that make the classic English country cottage as attractive inside as out as well as practical and comfortable to live in. The book is divides into five different chapters that address different facets of the look: Romance, Character, Holiday, Simplicity and Elegance. The featured homes are incredibly varied, from a humble farmworker's cottage with exposed beams to a pared-down Georgian gem, to a picture-perfect cottage with roses round the door - and plenty more adorning the interior. At the end of each chapter there is an invaluable review picking up on ideas and inspiration from the featured homes. At the end of the book there is also a comprehensive directory of sources to help you achieve the English Cottage look in your own home - wherever you may live.
Relaxed Coastal Style Denning Sally In Relaxed Coastal Style, Sally Denning offers decorating inspiration for anyone lucky enough to live by the ocean, as well as those who only dream of it. Scientists tell us that living by the ocean makes us happier and healthier: increased views of blue space have a calming effect and sea air improves our ability to absorb oxygen. Being by water brings a sense of tranquillity and relaxation and a home by the sea has never been more desirable. The first part of the book offers up Sally's unique take on coastal style, celebrating the colours and textures of the seaside: bare wooden boards, uncurtained windows, and furnishings covered in robust linen or cotton that will endure salt water and the sun's rays. Sally also looks at lighting, furniture and coastal decorative accents such as maps, charts and nautical-themed accessories. She draws inspiration from beachcombing, displaying shells and driftwood to feel close to nature and the sound of the waves. The second half of the book visits a selection of glorious coastal houses, cottages and hideaways that are guaranteed to enchant and inspire. Wherever you live, relaxed Coastal style will inspire you to adopt the relaxed, informal simplicity of life by the sea.
Rockett St. George. Extraordinary Interiors Rockett Jane Self-acknowledged "design junkies" Lucy Rockett and Jane St George launched their online interiors store in 2007. Ten years on, Rockett St George has revitalized the interiors market with their quirky, glamorous and distinctive collections. On offer is is a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities produced by designers and manufacturers around the world and a million miles away from mass produced chain-store products. In this, their first book, Jane and Lucy share their insights and expertise when it comes to creating magical, inviting and imaginative interiors. Friendly and down to earth, they reveal how to create a home that reflects your personality, interests and passions so it truly makes you feel "at home". Jane and Lucy start at the very beginning, taking the reader by the hand and offering sound advice on making the right style choices. They go on to discuss finding inspiration, analysing a space, choosing paint colours and wallpapers, arranging and styling furniture, finding the right lighting, showing off treasures and making style statements that will stop others in their tracks. Illustrated with real-life homes, Extraordinary Interiors helps the reader to navigate the sea of choices out there when it comes to decorating, all with a dash of humour and a light-hearted approach that makes interior decorating fun.
Shabby Chic Interiors. My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets Ashwell Rachel Step inside Rachel Ashwell's beautiful world of shabby chic interiors and be guided through stunningly beautiful homes that are bursting with design ideas and sumptuous details. Divided into six locations, Shabby Chic Interiors showcases the many ways that shabby chic design can be applied to different spaces and locations with gorgeous results. The first chapter, My Home, explores all of the little details and colour palettes that make Rachel's house her home. By combining grand items, such as crystal chandeliers and aged lace, Rachel has transformed her space into a calming, romantic and imaginative retreat. The next chapter, Hilltop Living, follows a different tact, and explores a colour-scheme of off-whites, creating a wonderful light and airy space while the Malibu chapter invites you on a tour of Rachel's beach cottage, which is filled with beautiful shells and flowers. Then, Rachel will take you through Celebrity Homes, where you'll visit a gorgeous Spanish hacienda that was once lived in by Marilyn Monroe, and the stylish New York apartment that was lived in by fashion designer Betsey Johnson. The chapter entitled Dogs, Art, and Literature demonstrates how the shabby chic ethos can be adapted to suit tastes for brighter colours, patterned fabrics and large numbers of books! Behind the Scenes, delves into Rachel's passion for plush fabrics and vintage clothing, before ending with a chapter that explains how to mix and match elements to create your own perfectly imperfect shabby chic paradise.
Spring Blossom Hardback Mini Notebook
Inspired by beautiful Eastern designs, these colorful patterns capture the essence of Eastern style. Includes 96 lined pages in square backed with rounded corners, card covered with textured imitation cloth, elastic closure band, storage pocket inside back cover, ribbon marker.
The Art of Living with Nature
Learn how to make beautiful, nature-inspired, decorations, and arrangements with The Art of Living with Nature. Divided into five separate chapters: Woodland, Flora, Fauna, Edibles, and Beach, The Art of Living with Nature contains 50 innovative ideas to decorate your home, ranging from hellebores displayed in test tubes to wreaths made from hydrangeas. Filled with tips and useful techniques to make the most out of your blooms, there will be a project to suit every occasion—whether you need napkin rings made of sea urchins, a stunning display of spring narcissi planted in wooden wine boxes, or a stylish wall display of antlers and feathers. By combining her passions for the great outdoors and natural beauty, Willow provides instructions about how to make the most of your flower-shop purchases, beachcombing bounty, home-grown harvests, and hedgerow finds.
The French-Inspired Home
Carolyn Westbrook is a designer and decorator whose love affair with French styling began long before she ever traveled to France. Growing up in the US, her Southern heritage was infused with French influences—from the chic elegance of New Orleans to the romance of southern plantation houses. Carolyn’s subsequent journeys to France have only fueled her passion for French interiors and have influenced her designs and interiors ever since. “The French Inspired” has become her own signature style. Carolyn’s stunning plantation house, a sleek urban apartment, and a classically elegant town house showcase a variety of distinct styles that will leave you enamored with all that is French. Whether she has used a distressed and gilded mirror that oozes elegance, or a faded and frayed rug that exudes rustic charm, all of these ideas are essentially “French” in their inspiration. Carolyn Westbrook prides herself on these classic and timeless French-inspired interiors, and rather than reflecting the latest trends, she hopes they inspire longevity and a true romance with your own home. The French have mastered the art of this time-worn, yet sophisticated, style of living, and you too will fall in love with the colors, the textures, and the inspiration that is truly French.
The Yoga Healer Burke Ch. The Yoga Healer will put the power to heal and revitalize into your own hands—mind, body, and spirit! Practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, occasional to frequent, will love this accessible handbook of remedies based on the art and science of yoga. The first three chapters—Remedies for the Body, Remedies for the Mind, and Remedies for the Spirit—cover a number of physical, mental, and emotional concerns and provide three simple, concise practices for each one to address the condition. The final chapter includes longer combined sequences for morning, noon, and night to wake up, recharge, and relax. All poses and sequences are illustrated with stylish, clear photography. Each yoga remedy is designed to last 15 minutes or less—perfect for people with busy lives—and targets a specific condition. From alleviating daily aches and pains to improving your state of mind and tapping into your creative spirit, here you will find succinct, powerful tools that can be practiced anywhere, anytime.
Through the French Door Westbrook Carolyn Welcome to the world of designer and decorator Carolyn Westbrook, a world of beautiful French-style interiors and chic decor. Carolyn is known for her love of French design, and here she combines her expertise in interiors and her romance with everything French, to show you how to transform your home into something stunning. Through the French Door is split into three main chapters in which Carolyn takes us on a tour of some beautiful, French-inspired homes as well as her own 1800s plantation house. Roam through the halls of a big city house and a country mansion in "Inspired Interiors" and unlock the secrets of using black and white to truly transform a space. In the next chapter, "Farmhouse Living", you'll explore the rustic beauty of a fisherman's cabin and the farmhouse life, learning how to combine natural, outdoorsy materials to create chic and comfortable interiors. Lastly, in chapter 3, "Gatherings and Celebrations", Carolyn will teach you everything you need to know about creating a stunning French atmosphere for when you are entertaining. Whether you are decorating your home for a spring gathering or a plantation Christmas, or simply want to create a beautiful autumn harvest table, you'll lean how to make your home strikingly stylish. With stunning photography of a range of homes, Through the French Door is a celebration of Carolyn Westbrook's signature style - timeless, sophisticated, comfortable and inspiring.
Tiny Tabletop Gardens Hardy Emma Be inspired by the indoor projects on rainy days; plant some little ferns under glass domes, make Japanese moss balls for the roots of some colourful orchids, or why not create a unique water garden in glass goblets? Make use of any outdoor space you have with hanging lantern planters, little place name pots for a party, a tower of plants, and a beautiful chandelier with small planted glasses. The edible plants chapter has easy to grow delicious treats including potted blueberries, an alpine strawberry centrepiece and much more. Every project has helpful step-by-step instructions and aftercare tips from expert gardener Emma Hardy, so now even those with a minimum of space can enjoy the benefits and joys of gardening.
Upcycled Chic and Modern Hacks Bauwens Liz Upcycling sums up today's approach to interiors. It means re-using or re-styling things in an innovative andcontemporary way, transforming an older piece of furniture from junk to fabulous. The same idea can even beapplied to mass-market modern furniture - through 'hacking', you can give it a brand new use or an entirelydifferent look. Both upcycling and hacking are about re-purposing, taking an inexpensive item and re-workingit into something special and unique. It's not just about making the most of your budget, although upcyclingand hacks will save you money. It's about having a home that reflects your style and individuality. Sometimesit's just a question of looking at 'that old thing' in a different way, such as hanging an empty picture frame onthe wall, using a piece of outdoor furniture inside, adding different doors to chain-store fittings, or combiningtraditional and modern in quirky, individualistic ways.