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madeline stuart No Place Like Home: Interiors By Madeline Stuart place like home interiors madeline stuart

No Place Like Home: Interiors By Madeline Stuart

Madeline Stuart – Madeline Stuart is an AD100 and Elle Decor A-List interior and architectural designer whose work has been featured in numerous publications. In 1998, Stuart launched her own custom furniture, lighting, and accessories line, available at showrooms across the country. And today, Best Design Books is going to show you the first book from renowned Hollywood-based interior designer Madeline Stuart, whose elegant decorating is predicated on timeless design, be it modernist or traditional in inspiration. Take a look:     In No Place Like Home, Stuart herself writes eloquently about her recent work. With insight and wit, she walks the reader through her design process, from initial vision to execution. From her meticulous renovation of Cedric Gibbons’s Streamline Moderne house to a newly built Montana ranch to a Mediterranean-inspired residence on the California coast, each project is informed by Stuart’s keen understanding of history and craftsmanship as well as her skill with scale, proportion, and balance. These, along with her unexpected combinations of furniture and fine-art and decorative elements, result in richly layered interiors that feel authentic to their period and place, while remaining always relevant, modern, and beautiful.No Place Like Home, written by Madeline Stuart, Foreword by Mayer Rus, Photographed by Trevor Tondro.   What do…

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Library Projects That Will Amaze You 

Library Projects – Nowadays, due to technology and trailblazing design, libraries are no longer a silent sanctuary of books.  Join Best Design Books on this journey and find out the most insane library projects: The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, Chicago The University of Chicago’s Mansueto Library has 3.5 million books that are stored underground in a repository tended by robotic cranes, while a glass dome covers an expansive reading room upstairs. The architect Helmut Jahn says that by putting the book storage below, they were free to create an open and luminous space. Philological Library, Berlin The Philological Library on the campus of the Free University of Berlin has been applauded for its eco-intelligent structure. It was the British architect, Norman Foster that spent years researching and experimenting with how buildings can employ active and passive technologies to increase energy efficiency. Tianjin Binhai Library, Tianjin, China This futuristic library was designed by Dutch firm Mvrdv. It features an atrium with floor-to-ceiling shelving that appears to house an endless number of books. And guess what? Not all books are real. The inaccessible shelves have been filled with aluminum plates digitally printed with book images. Austin Central Library, Austin, Texas This library has attracted attention for its hyper-flexible design and sustainable resource use. In 2017 the joint venture between architectural firms Lake Flato and Shepley Bulfinch was completed and responds to Texas’s droughts with a 373,000-gallon rainwater system created from a concrete…

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Francis Sultana: Interior Design Book That Will Inspire You

Francis Sultana: Designs & Interiors Edited by Bronwyn Cosgrave Published by Vendome Press, (October 2019, £50). Available in all good bookstores and online.   Francis Sultana – This book, investigating Francis Sultana’s work as an interior designer, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his eponymous London studio and highlights an important professional achievement. And today, Best Design Books is going to show you what you can expect from this amazing book:    Since 2015, Francis Sultana has ranked consecutively on the ‘AD100’. This exclusive annual list, published by the U.S. edition of Architectural Digest, features 100 of the world’s best architects and designers. Sultana’s clients are predominantly art collectors and his design flair is to merge the residential requirements of a domestic space with often large-scale visual art, sculpture, and installation pieces. Sultana’s palatial home at Albany, the Piccadilly landmark known to be London’s first apartment complex, and also his sixteenth-century palazzo in Malta – the country where he grew up and for which he now serves as an Ambassador of Culture – have also appeared on the covers of the world’s leading interior design magazines.   The complete spectrum of Sultana’s work – from his professional beginnings to his signature furniture collections…

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Elle Decor Book: Inspiring Ideas from the World’s Chicest Rooms

Michael Boodro is the editor in chief of ELLE DECOR, and the book is written with the editorial team at the magazine. Ingrid Abramovitch is the senior editor/writer at ELLE DECOR and the author of Restoring a House in the City. This book (published by Harry N. Abrams) showcases more than 220 stunning rooms selected by the editors of ELLE DECOR, the magazine that is the last word on exciting, cutting-edge, and eclectic style from around the world. A must for any decorating and design buff, it shows readers how to bring the flair, glamour, and individuality of the world’s chicest spaces into their own homes. The rooms, which range from extravagant living spaces to sleek, state-of-the-art kitchens, baths, and dressing rooms, are organized into distinctive yet reader-friendly categories: “Classical,” “Fanciful,” “Functional,” and “Personal.” “What the Pros Know,” which occurs throughout the pages, presents insights, ideas, and practical advice from top interior designers, architects, and homeowners. Every chapter also incorporates “Anatomy of a Room”—in which the magazine’s editors explain how to make the inspiring ideas a reality. Packed with beautiful color images by today’s top interiors photographers, straightforward tips, and ingenious pointers from top design talents Steven Gambrel, Kelly Wearstler, and a host of others, The Height of Style brings the magazine’s distinctive,…

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The Amazing Photobook of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

Alfred Wertheimer was born in Germany in 1929, emigrated to America and settled in Brooklyn as a young boy. He took an early interest in architecture and design, which led him to Cooper Union, from which he graduated in 1951. Wertheimer’s photographs, which first gained national attention after Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, capture the metamorphosis of pop music and the cultural transformation of America. Chris Murray has organized over 200 exhibitions of many of the leading artists of our time, from Andy Warhol in the 1970s to Annie Leibovitz’s first exhibition in 1984. He is co-curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition Elvis at 21 and is the author or editor of over a dozen books. Robert Santelli is the executive director of the Grammy Museum and former CEO/artistic director of the Experience Music Project. He is the author of nearly a dozen books and a contributor to magazines such as Rolling Stone. This incredible photobook published by TASCHEN feature 418 pages bringing together the beat photographs of Elvis Presley shot by Alfred Wertheimer. Wertheimer took nearly 3,000 photographs of Presley that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of superstardom. Extraordinary in its…

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The Inspiring Book 100 Years of Fashion By Cally Blackman

Cally Blackman is a writer and lecturer with degrees in Fashion Design and History of Art, and an MA in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She teaches at various institutions, including Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design. Her previous publications include 100 Years of Menswear, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration, Costume: From 1500 to the Present Day and The 20s and 30s: Flappers and Vamps. This book (published by Laurence King Publishing) is a must for anyone into fashion, in particular for any designers. This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution. Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, this inspiring book tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution. Best Design Books will continue to update you about Architecture, Interior Design, Photography, Best Sellers and much more. Don’t forget to subscribe this blog and to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest.

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Best Design Books: The Art of Living Graciously

Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith have been partners in Circa since 1988. Schwab attended Parsons School for Design and spent several years working at the New York firm of Marshall Schule Associates. As a student in France, Smith developed a love of antiques, which led her to launch Circa Interiors & Antiques in 1979. Bunny Williams is an acclaimed interior designer and the author of four books, including An Affair with a House. In this book published by Rizzoli the owners of the acclaimed stores and decorating firm Circa Interiors present eight stylish, beautiful homes blending comfort, beauty, and function with classic Southern hospitality. A house with an open door is like a friend with an open heart: inviting, generous of spirit, and constant at the core. In their first book, Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith present beautifully arranged interiors in which the trademarks of their style—subtle color palettes, graceful furniture, an emphasis on comfort and entertaining—harmonize to create fresh yet classic rooms. Walking the reader through each home with their characteristic Southern charm, they share their vision and process, from big-picture topics such as room flow and furniture plans, to the importance of entryways and setting a beautiful table. The…

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Best Design Books: Sarah Richardson Style

Sarah Richardson is a Canadian interior designer and television personality who started her career as a prop stylist in 1994. She is the host of HGTV’s Sarah’s House and Sarah 101, two interior design shows popular both in Sarah’s native Canada and in the US. In the flawless style of Deborah Needleman’s Domino comes the interior design book of the decade, from HGTV star, virtual sensation, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson. Ever wondered how to transform your laundry room from drab tofab? Your kitchen from prison to paradise? Your bedroom from boring to beautiful? Now you can, in this comprehensive interior design tome by design maven extraordinaire Sarah Richardson. Within these beautiful, full-color pages and photographs, Sarah walks you through each room in your home, from the master bedroom to the kids’ rooms, to the kitchen, the bathroom, and everywhere in between, showing you how to turn a house into a home—Sarah style. Featuring full-page design spreads with stunning attention to detail, Sarah Style is a cache of creative, unique ideas for transforming your living spaces. You can make your dream home a reality, and the inspiration—and complete know-how—is right here in this premier source for all things interior design! “You may look through the book and you’ll…

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Best Design Books – Elements of Style: designing a Home & a Life

Erin T. Gates is a Boston-based interior designer, blogger, and curator of all things stylish. She began her blog, Elements of Style, in 2007 and formed her own design company, Erin Gates Design, shortly thereafter. Her work and writing have been featured in publications, such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, House Beautiful, Boston Magazine, Inside Weddings, and Better Homes and Gardens. Elements of Style (published by Simon&Schuster) is a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a…

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