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Stunning University Libraries Selected by Architectural Digest

Stunning University Libraries Slected by Architectural Digest  – From the early-14th-century Reading Room Saint-Jacques in the Library of the Sorbonne to the 21st-century Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, AD surveys the most stunning university libraries around the world. The Richard J. Klarchek Library, Loyola University Chicago Built in 2007 by local firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the Richard J. Klarchek Library at Loyola University Chicago gives students unparalleled views of Lake Michigan. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University is arguably the most unique building on a campus of stunning structures. Completed in 1963 by American architect Gordon Bunshaft, the library is lined with marble on the inside to enhance the minimal lighting (which helps keep the rare books from being damaged). Bapst Library, Boston College, Boston Built in 1928 on the campus of Boston College, Bapst Library is a Gothic structure that features beautifully arched windows throughout, bringing in an abundance of natural light. See also: Book Review: The Hinterland – Cabins, Love Shacks Reading Room Saint-Jacques, Library of the Sorbonne, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris Originally opened in 1328, the Reading Room Saint-Jacques at…

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Interior Design

Stylish Home Libraries by Architectural Digest

Stylish Home Libraries by Architectural Digest – A home library is the perfect respite from the high-tech world with shelves of books and a cozy, studious feel. From a modern space in New York City to an ornate study in Manhattan, Architectural Digest gathered some of their favorite home libraries. Floor-to-ceiling oak bookshelves distinguish the library of a New York City townhouse renovated by architect Annabelle Selldorf. See also: Book Review: The Hinterland – Cabins, Love Shacks A 1951 abstract painting by Charlotte Park and James Brooks hangs in the library of a Hamptons retreat decorated by Carrier and Co.; the vintage Italian marble-top cocktail table is from Sutter Antiques, the armchairs are clad in a Malabar cotton, and the rug is by Woodard & Greenstein. At a Manhattan townhouse transformed by William T Georgis, a Piotr Uklański resin painting provides a striking contrast to the library’s brass-trimmed millwork; the Regency armchairs are attributed to Morel and Hughes. At a Seattle home renovated by Jeffrey Bilhuber, a sofa and lounge chair by Bilhuber, a stone-top cocktail table by Lucca & Co., and antique wood panels from Todd Alexander Romano set an inviting scene in the library; the chandelier is by Bourgeois Bohème, and…

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Top 10 new decorating books by Architectural Digest

Shed Decor In need of a place to work, play, or relax? A shed’s the perfect solution! Small in space and investment, it easily fits in a backyard or garden and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can also be beautiful. From seemingly unpromising potting sheds to tired old summerhouses ripe for a makeover,Shed Decor reveals how the right combination of colors, fabrics, furniture, and accessories can transform an outdoor building. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a “salvage chic”.

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TOP Architecture & Interior Design Magazines you have to know

We want to share with you the top decorating magazines from all corners of the planet and this article we’ll give you a list of some of the best Architecture & Interior design magazines you have to know. The architectural world is amazing and there’s so much to learn and much to admire. Every building, even if you think otherwise, is a complex work made by visionary people that create fantastic designs. With these publications you’ll find everything you need to know about architecture, architects, buildings and interior design. Architectural Digest This is the interior design/architecture bible. In this fantastic magazine you can find beautiful projects through fantastic photographs. One of the most important features in the magazine is the AD100: a list of the best architects and interior designers of the world. Dwell Magazine This magazine writes about both interior and exterior designs. It’s a modern looking magazine that has a fantastic presentation. In here you will find the great projects and alternative ways to build a home. Wallpaper Wallpaper magazine combines art, architecture and lifestyle. It’s a magazine where you can see the latest modern designs, the work of fantastic designers but also cars, travel destinations and so much more.. Luxe…

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The inspiring Design Book by Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton has been president of Mark Hampton, LLC, interior design company, since 1998. She has been named one of Architectural Digest’s AD100 top interior designers every year since 2002 and has been included in House Beautiful’s list of America’s 100 Best Designers every year since 1999. Alexa Hampton is also the designer of a growing stable of eponymous licensed products for the home, a frequent keynote speaker at design events and conferences, and a member of the board of the New York School of Interior Design. In 2012, she became the first female designer to win the International Market Centers’ Design Icon Award. The Language of Interior Design is a inspiring design book (published by Potter Style). In this book the interior designer provides a tour of stunning residences from her own portfolio and organizes her discourse about design in 4 main aspects of design – Contrast, Proportion, Color and Balance. Contrast “creates tension and ‘action’ that keep the eye engaged and moving around the room.”, Proportion “serves as the grammar of the design: it establishes the spatial relationships between the various elements of a room and defines the structure or backbone of a space”, Color “provides the descriptive adjectives…” and Balance “underlies the entire composition; it gives each item…

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Decorating in detail: The inspiring Design Book by Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton has been president of Mark Hampton, LLC, interior design company, since 1998. She has been named one of Architectural Digest’s AD100 top interior designers every year since 2002 and has been included in House Beautiful’s list of America’s 100 Best Designers every year since 1999. Alexa Hampton is also the designer of a growing stable of eponymous licensed products for the home, a frequent keynote speaker at design events and conferences, and a member of the board of the New York School of Interior Design. In 2012, she became the first female designer to win the International Market Centers’ Design Icon Award. In Decorating in Detail (published by Potter Style), Alexa Hampton shares the development process for eight elegant homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans. Walking readers through each room, she describes how she and the homeowners chose all of the elements, from textures to fabrics to furniture. The celebrated designer takes readers deeply into her process of selecting the details for elegant, classic homes with inviting living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and other spaces. Sidebars on the best placement for lamps, outlets, and more (inspired by her popular Wall Street Journal “Where-to” column) and Sharpie drawings that show how she…

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