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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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10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You

10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You – Discover a selection of 10 Interior Design Books that will help you with your next interior design project! 1. The Ultimate Inspiration Book, Room by Room Covet House collection is a movement into inspiring yourself for creating the perfect division. An exquisite book with more than 1000 illustrated products and 1250 inspirations. Very praticar, it is divided room by room, in different styles and with all technical information about each design piece. 2. Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating Styling a beautiful space isn’t just about placing the furniture in the right spot or strategically hanging a piece of art. It’s more about the intangible elements like the mood, the scent, and familiarity that makes it a special place where you’d want to spend your time. Interior designer and blogger Lauren Liess divides her thorough “field guide” for decorating beginners into three parts to help you consciously consider every room in your home, and find the best ways to make it come alive. 3. The Complete Book of Home Organization: 200+ Tips and Projects Home design and home organization go pretty much hand in hand. There’s a multitude of ways to…

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Tips to Decorate and Improve your Bookshelves

Tips to Decorate and Improve your Bookshelves – Best Design Books discovered that Architectural Digest caught up with AD100 designer Suzanne Kasler to make a wonderful selection of tips on how to decorate and improve your Bookshelves. Suzanne Kasler employed the same Frederick Victoria étagère in the family room she designed for this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House. “It’s all the things I love, reminding me of where I’ve been,” Kasler says of the display. “Like a little art piece.” Here, she reveals her pro tips for styling an elegant yet personal bookcase. See also: 10 Coffee Table Books Selected by Architectural Digest First, think about scale. “When you’re choosing a bookcase, it’s important to think about scale and materials,” Kasler says. She chose this model for its slim shelves, open design, and mix of wood and brass. Mix antique and vintage objects with new books. “I love pairing antique pieces like these miniature paintings collected from my trip to Belgium or these architectural paper objects from the Paris flea market with books that have just come out. Right now I’m really into the new collection of Louis Vuitton books.” Add a light fixture. “If you can fit a small light fixture…

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You Must-See These 10 Contemporary Home Libraries by AD

You Must-See These 10 Contemporary Home Libraries by AD – Just because your bookshelves are filled with Charlotte Brontë and Henry David Thoreau doesn’t mean your home library can’t boast contemporary design. After browsing through the AD archives, we at Best Design Books feel ready to trade in traditional details for vivid color palettes, modern art, and unconventional furniture. The key is making your modern interior comfortable enough to curl up with a book without having to sacrifice style. From a laid-back California lounge to a colorful Spanish study, take note of these ten reading rooms that pair today’s design trends with everyday functionality. Decorator Isabel López-Quesada converted a former wax factory in Madrid into a stunning home and studio. The sun-flooded library features an Eames lounge chair and ottoman by Herman Miller, vintage side tables, and a Noir Belge marble floor. With dark, sleek lines and plush details, this book haven in a New York family residence by Eran Chen of ODA-Architecture is as romantic as it is modern. A work by Picasso hangs on the far wall, and to the right is a Ju Ming bronze. The sofas are by de Sede. Former Vogue and Vanity Fair art director…

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Architecture

Book Review: In Search of Bawa the Master Architect of Sri Lanka

Book Review: In Search of Bawa the Master Architect of Sri Lanka – This book answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. A sizeable introduction to Bawa’s world, life, education and work is reviewed by eminent Bawa scholar, David Robson. This precedes a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scatterd throughout Sri Lanka. Many are considered “pilgrimage sites” by up-and-coming architects, designers and lay people interested in his extraordinary and enduring talent. Insightful texts, contemporary and archive photographs and a plethora of drawings illustrate the individual buildings that range from private dwellings to public buildings, schools and hotels. Each is representative of Bawa’s pioneering work on tropical modernism. The book ends with a brief section on buildings that have been transformed, lost or are at risk for one reason or another. David Robson is an architect, academic and writer who had a personal friendship with Geoffrey Bawa. He is Bawa’s official biographer, having published three books – BAWA: The Complete Works (2003), Beyond Bawa (2005) and Bawa: The Sri Lankan Gardens (2009). He is also the author of Anjalendran: An Architect of Sri Lanka (2011) and wrote the texts for The Architectural…

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Lifestyle

Book Review: Unexpected Creations Lotus Arts De Vivre

Book Review: Unexpected Creations Lotus Arts De Vivre – Celebrate the exceptional style of Thai jeweler Lotus Arts de Vivre, beloved the world over for its daring, nature-inspired pieces, with Unexpected Creations.   Journey into a realm of finely wrought bracelets, necklaces, and rings whose magnificent details are inspired by Asian folklore and culture. Lotus’s artisans pay homage not only to the brand’s Thai heritage, but also to Indian moguls, Indonesian rulers, and Chinese emperors. See also: Take a Tour of the World’s Most Beautiful Hotels with Chic Stays Seamlessly melding precious metals and jewels with organic materials such as ebony, seeds, nuts, seashells, bamboo, scarab wings, and ostrich eggs, these pieces are one of a kind, bringing to life mythical beasts and ancient tales from Asian folklore. Lotus also goes beyond jewelry, creating all aspects of an elegant lifestyle, including home decor, travel accessories, furniture, and paintings. The stunning original photography in this volume will whisk readers away to another time. Rolf von Bueren founded Lotus Arts de Vivre along with his wife, Helen. Growing up in Frankfurt, Germany, in an artisan environment, an appreciation for skilled craftsmanship was instilled in him from an early age. In 1962, von Bueren…

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Book Review – Function, Purity and Perfection of Shaker Furniture

Book Review – Function, Purity and Perfection of Shaker Furniture – Shaker: Function, Purity, Perfection is an homage to the traditional Shaker values of grace and simplicity. Featured are twenty-eight essential pieces that highlight the defining elements of Shaker design and demonstrate a dedication to perfection. Designer and furniture expert Sir Terence Conran speaks about the profound Shaker influence on twentieth-century furniture, and David Stocks and Jerry Grant of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon illustrate the Shaker history, tradition, and the furniture-making techniques that ensured lasting value and beauty. See also: Book Review: Once Upon a Chair… David Stocks has led the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon as its president since 2007. Prior to that he was involved in preservation organizations and led an effort to create an urban rail-to-trail park in Dallas, Texas.   Jerry Grant is the director of collections and research at the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. He has spent thirty-five years in the field of Shaker history as an interpreter, craftsman, historian, librarian, and museum director. Sir Terence Conran is one of the world’s best-known designers, restaurateurs, and retailers. He founded the Conran Design Studio in 1956 and the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores in…

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