A Woman's Shed Heriz Gill Why should men have all the sheds? Every woman deserves a shed of her own, somewhere to retreat to for some quiet time, to create or grow, to write or paint, or just to contemplate the view. Gill Heriz has interviewed over 80 different women, and Nicolette Hallett has photographed their sheds inside and out, to collect together this unique insight into why women have sheds, and what they do in them. There are sheds for puppet-makers, sculptors, and writers, as well as farmers, furniture-makers, and woodcutters. There are sheds that can be lived in, sheds that are full to the rafters, and sheds that are simply sheds, with the usual collection of gardening tools, lawnmowers, and seed packets. Virginia Woolf once argued that, for women, writing fiction required a room of one's own. These women have taken that premise a step further - to the end of the garden - to find their own very personal space.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas with Dickens Vogler Pen No author is more closely associated with the food of Christmas than Charles Dickens, and with this collection you will be able to recreate classic Victorian dishes and drinks of the season, as featured in the writings of the man who invented Christmas.
From Mrs Cratchit's plum pudding to Mr Pickwick's "mighty bowl of wassail", Charles Dickens's novels and other writings are alive with examples of good food being enjoyed in good company. In this selection of Victorian classics, updated for modern cooks, you will find old favourites for Christmas dinner such as roast goose and chestnut mince pies, plus recipes for entertaining, such as lobster patties and a Charlotte Russe. There's even a recipe for a hand-raised pork pie to keep in the larder for unexpected visitors (or escaped convicts).
Christmas Cookies to Make and Bake
The festive season is the ideal time to get busy in the kitchen baking delicious treats that raise a smile even before a single bite is taken out of them! Here you'll find delightfully cute recipes for all your favourite festive cookies as well as some fun new ones to try. Ingenious ideas in Decorations include Advent Numbered Cookies, Snowflake Cookies and little iced Christmas Wreaths to hang on your tree. Festive Friends includes recipes for super-cute Snowmen, Penguins and Gingerbread Men that will make little ones squeal with delight. Cookie Gifts is full of foolproof yet impressive recipes just perfect for packaging prettily and giving to friends, teachers or family, including Sparkling Ornament Cookies and a giant Santa Cookie resplendent in his red suit and hat. Of course Christmas just isn't Christmas without traditional melt-in-the-mouth Shortbread and in Traditions you'll find the perfect recipe for this plus plenty of other festive must-haves from around the world, including spiced German Lebkuchen and bite-size Italian Ricciarelli almond cookies. What better way is there to get into the Christmas spirit than to fill your home with the aroma of freshly-baked cookies and invite the children (and adults!) to roll up their sleeves and get decorating?
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.
Creative Children's Spaces
Firstly, Ashlyn Gibson sets out to make sense of the basics, providing a valuable guide to creating a childhood haven that can evolve with your children and all their changing needs, from newborn to pre-teen. Next, Ashlyn discusses the key elements of successful and inspiring children's spaces—color, wall decor, storage, display, dens and hidey holes, creative spaces and homework zones, and cozy bedrooms. She visits real-life homes that feature imaginative and stylish design ideas and explores children’s spaces that provide an inspirational backdrop for busy family life.
An award-winning retailer herself, Ashlyn also opens her address book and reveals her favorite online suppliers, design stores, and flea markets as well as suggesting interesting blogs, instagram accounts, and pinterest boards that readers might like to follow.
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.
Handmade Home. Living with Art and Craft Bailey Mark In Handmade Home, Mark and Sally Bailey of destination homeware store Baileys Home & Garden turn to the homes of artists, craftspeople and designers and those who collect their work. Living with paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles - in fact almost anything crafted by hand - will give your home a distinct personality that is welcome in this age of mass production. Handmade Home shows how living with handcrafted pieces is a joyful experience that awakens the senses and brings simple, tactile pleasure to every day. The book begins by looking at The Elements: Colour, Texture, Textiles, Made by Hand and Collecting. Next, The Homes contains 12 inspirational case studies, offering a glimpse into the private spaces of those who love to create or to live with handmade pieces. Each of the carefully chosen locations demonstrates how living with art and craft can bring variety and beauty to every corner of the home.
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.
Inspiring Tiny Homes. Creative Living on Land, on the Water, and on Wheels Heriz Gill People have been living small for centuries for reasons of practicality, mobility, flexibility or personal choice. More recently, tiny homes have become the answer for many who need somewhere affordable to live and possess the creativity and energy to create something different. A small home can be relatively cheap to build or convert and give it's owner choices; reflecting the way they want to live and their impact on the world. They can be stunningly beautiful and imaginative. They ask their owners to be discerning about what belongings they have - what is necessity and what is beauty. The choices are individual and can be seen as part of a movement away from money and property slavery to a more simple and connected way of living. Gill Heriz has brought together a collection of some of the most incredible small homes, from containers in the city to cabins in the countryside. A traditional Mongolian yurt provides off-grid living for it's owners, Firefly and Johann. A portable cabin offers a chic, flexible space for it's owners, Anna and Ross. There is a reclusive shack set in a woodland, a converted mountainside bothy, and a log cabin pod near the coast.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.