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Interior Design Inspirations Book The Hamptons, America’s Riviera (1)
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Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera

Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera – The Hamptons have long been a haven for the world’s elite. Its breathtaking vistas inspired Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer; its social forebears include the likes of Gerald and Sara Murphy entertaining greats such as Leger and Fitzgerald; Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol all found inspiration on America’s Riviera. Spectacular estates from the Gilded Age’s business barons, designed by legendary architects such as Stanford White, rival the sprawling mansions of today’s hedge fund managers and the myriad boldface names attracted to this beachfront strip on Long Island each summer season. The Big Book of the Hamptons celebrates the mystique and romance of one of the most iconic and extravagant neighborhoods in the world, exploring the architecture and gardens of these secluded retreats, brought to life with amazing imagery in a deluxe volume. Michael Shnayerson is a long time contributing editor to Vanity Fair whose features for the magazine encompass politics, the arts, society, the environment, publishing, and Hollywood. He is the author or coauthor of five books, most recently Coal River, a work of narrative nonfiction about the tragedy of mountaintop coal removal in Appalachia, published in 2008 by…

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The Monocle Guide How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation (3)
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The Monocle Guide: How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation

The Monocle Guide: How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation – Monocle’s books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business, home, and nation. And now you can easily draw upon inspiration from all four volumes with the Monocle Guide bundle: four insightful collections that will add to your bookshelf and quality of life. The Monocle Guide to Better Living is an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last. Multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today are extolled in The Monocle Guide to Good Business. The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes tells you how to turn a house into a home where lives unfold. How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide provides a global perspective on the distinct qualities of nations. Finally, The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining offers insight on how to make the most of your food. These five books are as indispensable as they are motivating. Based in London and acclaimed the world over, Monocle has delivered a unique briefing on global affairs, business, culture, and design since it was founded by Tyler Brûlé in 2007. Alongside the magazine, Monocle has created a 24-hour…

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Interior Design Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior (5)
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Interior Design: Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior

Interior Design: Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior – Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book’s stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home. If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer…

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Interior Design Books: Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors

Interior Design Books: Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors – The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural materials, and corresponding accessories create an atmosphere that produces both warmth and comfort. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale greys and rosé tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary. New Romance features the impeccably stylized and the casually comfortable whilst providing creative insight and inspiration for established interior designers, quixotic stylists, and those undertaking their own DIY projects. This romantic collection presents an array of desirable and divine dream homes. How to Create a Reading Nook: Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing design books and magazines! Follow Best Design Books on Pinterest! You may also like these articles: Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around…

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Interior Design Ideas: Create a Cozy Reading Nook

Interior Design Ideas: Create a Cozy Reading Nook – Interior Design Ideas: Create a Cosy Reading Nook: Let these beautiful reading nooks inspire you to find a place in your home that would become a doorway to the magic of books. Be inspired by Coleccionista Bookcase and create a modern and elegant reading nooks, combined with a modern chair. Designed by Boca do Lobo. Cabinet reading seating. The built-in closet cabinet has a window from end to end. This is where the reading seat is located. The cabinet is contemporary, stylish, in earth colors. Designed by Terrat Elms Interior Design. Traditional reading alcove. The window reading area is a part of the living room of the historic Percival Thompson House. In earth tone colors, with decorative pillows, the reading alcove fits the exotic, painted style of the room. Designed by Tommy Chambers Interiors. Modern bedroom reading nook. The stone extension jamb forms an entire reading alcove, a part of the contemporary and stylish bedroom. Designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects. Contemporary bedroom reading nook. A reading nook in the middle of a wall of cabinets – a nice idea for a roof deck penthouse in San Francisco. Designed by De Meza…

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How to Include Coffee Table Books in Decoration

How to Include Coffee Table Books in Decoration – The coffee table, this glamorous, oversized piece of furniture, is designed for lovers of art and design. The outlook of the coffee tables are quite important, the same as by what details they are surrounded. If your goal is to make the coffee table brighter, just add some interesting details that your guests will like. Use a large bookcase to display your favorite coffee table books. This Coleccionista bookcase  can be placed or against a wall or it can serve as a separator division. Aquarius center table  is a very unique piece, perfect to diplay your books. Grouping books on a coffee table together will look great – and you can even put them in a certain geometric order for a more complete look. Above the books you can place flowers and other things, but from the beginning you need: 1) find old books 2) put them in the specific shape; 3) start placing them together; 4) place a small mirror on top – to give a modern style 5) you have a coffee table – you can start! Books with multi-colored covers will look great on a glass coffee table and, moreover,…

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Inside Utopia – Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Inside Utopia – Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes –  Inside Utopia shows the future of living that architects and designers have envisioned. Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future. Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today. The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realize it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew. Previously it has been difficult to attain access to these preserved interiors, but Inside Utopia unearths what was before unseen. You may also like: 10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You Photography Book: Princess Diana’s Life in Pictures How to Create a Reading Nook: Editors: Gestalten Release Date: May 2017…

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Upgrade Your Home: Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

Upgrade Your Home: Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments – Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused; a dilapidated barn, a raddled townhome, a historical and fading building façade – these can all be starting points for stunning and inspiring homes. Upgrade displays transformations: be it sheds into playrooms, a garage to a guesthouse, or an alpine hut into a holiday getaway. Hidden in the walls of old structures are possibilities and inspirations that can be realized with any budget; charm and character become the criteria for titivating a residence. Upgrade offers projects that succeed in finding the balance between the traditional and the modern. Architects share their experiences, motivations, and approaches. Before-and-after photos illustrate the metamorphoses. This is a volume for all who desire a new perspective, for those that prefer to preserve rather than to demolish. What are ruins to some become another’s architectural playground. How to…

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Small Homes, Grand Living – Interior Design for Compact Spaces

Small Homes, Grand Living – Interior Design for Compact Spaces – Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel. Small Homes, Grand Living’s assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively? Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants’ imaginations….

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