THE HOME BARRegular price $30 Save $-30
A guide to designing, equipping, & stocking your own bar
Includes more than 30 recipes for cocktails and aperitifs
Whether you desire a small, selectively stocked bar cart or are planning a bespoke entertaining space in your home, this book is a beautiful and indispensible guide to enjoying drinks at home, anytime.
The Home Bar traces the cultural history of social drinking and bar design, and how this translates into highly desirable and stylish bars in a home setting. You will find advice on everything from the best bar surface to how to make and store ice, from cocktail shakers to stools, from stirrers to selecting the best glassware. For the discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits, and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestives, there are tips on how to build up an enviable drinks collection.
With a comprehensive selection of more than thirty superlative cocktail recipes, this is a fascinating and informative aid to stocking and enjoying your own home bar.
Styles of bars in the book include:
ModerniqueRegular price $40 Save $-40
Home: The Joy of Interior Styling BookRegular price $80 Save $-80
THE CURATED HOMERegular price $35 Save $-35
Infuse thoughtfully furnished rooms with your own personal style, for every part of your home.
Drawing on inspiration from his personal style, world travels, and client experience, Grant K. Gibson takes you on a journey to curate your perfect home. This highly instructional design book covers wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, in an engaging and comprehensive look at what makes a home both functional and beautiful. Learn the importance of not just decorating with objects, but infusing your living space with items that have meaning in your own life.
Each chapter focuses on a different element of the home: foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, kids’ rooms, and bathrooms and powder rooms. Discover Grant’s design philosophy—and the questions you should be asking yourself—as it pertains to each respective room. Sidebars with design secrets, decorating tips, and how-tos provide further instruction. Thorough and personable, showcasing photography from Grant’s portfolio, his travels, and vast collection of previously unpublished snapshots taken in the process of his design work, The Curated Home is home décor inspiration at its best.
Grant K. Gibson is an interior designer based in San Francisco. His firm works on projects around the country. His work has been featured in many publications including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, and more. He lives in San Francisco.
BE BOLDRegular price $50 Save $-50
Livable luxury in edgy, modern design.
Jeffers’ San Francisco design studio creates luxurious but livable homes across the country, from Napa Valley and the Bay Area to Colorado, Texas, Florida, and New York. Be Bold showcases his newest projects, the epitome of what is stylish in today’s modern world.
Jay’s inspiring first book, Collected Cool, focused on the inventive use of color, pattern and vintage furnishings designed for a creative collection of houses and apartments.
OPEN HOUSERegular price $28 Save $-28
Transforming older homes into modern, functional, open spaces filled with natural light.
Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way. Topics include tricks of seeing through cluttered, dark rooms to imagine an open floor plan and space filled with light; how to manage a renovation budget (ideas on where to shop, items to splurge on, where to save); and designing homes for simple family living.
Fans of HGTV and DIY Network home renovation shows will love this sweeping behind-the-scenes perspective on home transformations, written in a personal, intimate style, with humor and honesty.
Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen have been renovating homes for their family to live in for around thirty years. Some twenty-four houses later, they have a lot to share about remodeling interiors and revamping yardscapes. Pays and Bernsen live Los Angeles.
MONOGRAMS FOR THE HOMERegular price $40 Save $-40
While monograms have a rich history going all the way back to the sixth century BC, they're anything but outdated. Luscious photography and Whitman's expressive writing peppered with quotes from etiquette experts shows that monogramming is still very much in vogue. From linens, lamps and chairs to silver, china, desk accessories and more, here are exquisite examples of how to use monograms as your "personal logo" in stylish, elegant ways in any part of your home.
KIMBERLY SCHLEGEL. WHITMAN, author of six previous books on entertaining and event planning, is Editor-At-Large for Southern Living magazine. She resides in Dallas.
GARDENS OF BUNNY MELLONRegular price $60 Save $-60
Throughout her fascinating life, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon collected art, traveled widely, and befriended presidents and royalty. But nothing inspired the wealthy tastemaker and arts patron, who died in 2014 at age 103, more than time spent in her gardens. Long tucked behind private fences, Mellon’s greenspaces included the Rose Garden she designed at the White House, her family properties in Nantucket and Antigua, and her beloved sprawling horse-country estate, Oak Spring, in Upperville, Virginia. For the first time ever, a new coffee-table book, The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, takes readers behind the gates to learn more about Mellon’s deeply rooted love of gardening. Here, a selection of images capture her Commonwealth estate, which is now maintained by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation.
NEW CLASSIC INTERIORSRegular price $60 Save $-60
For Alessandra Branca, living means living comfortably. Growing up in Rome, Branca was always surrounded by exquisite art and architecture. She learned early on that beauty is meant to intermingle with everyday life, and to this day her interior designs, while abiding by classical principles, comfortably accommodate her clients’ lifestyles. “You can’t just do something that looks pretty,” she says. “It has to work.”
In this book, the designer—based in Chicago—generously reveals her step-by-step creative process, offering invaluable guidance to anyone who wants a home that is both gorgeous and livable. Beginning with her own Chicago townhouse and interweaving insights drawn from several other prominent projects, she shows how she assesses each space’s form and function, selects foundation elements, chooses furniture and lighting, and, finally, incorporates decorative elements that reflect the resident’s personality. Illustrated with 200 lush photographs, the book offers a welcomes introduction to Branca’s enchanting and livable interiors.
DREAM DESIGN LIVERegular price $35 Save $-35
In Dream Design Live, decorator Paloma Contreras goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Divided into three sections, this hardworking book proves that the most appealing interiors are also the most personal ones. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that works best for them. From thinking creatively to improve both your home and your life, to showing you how to turn your dreams into realities, the author reveals how you can take the welcoming space you’ve just created and spend meaningful time there pursuing the activities you love. With stunning photography and accessible-yet-elegant tips, Dream Design Live fuses interior decorating advice with lifestyle recommendations and demonstrates how living a happy and satisfying life starts at home
CITY FARMHOUSE STYLE: DESIGNS FOR A MODERN COUNTRYRegular price $35 Save $-35
Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary “picker” and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting).
The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, homeowners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style decor.
New Bohemians: Cool and Collected HomesRegular price $70 Save $-70
LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, as well as 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, o ffer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
HAUTE BOHEMIANSRegular price $65 Save $-65
Who, exactly, is a haute bohemian? Leave it to the discriminating, gimlet eye of photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna, who enjoys an international, cult-like following. He has journeyed through four continents to capture an extraordinary group of fashion designers, landscape architects, artists and art historians, potters, and interior designers, where they live—country cottages, beach bungalows, canal-side lofts, and East Village apartments, as well as assorted estancias, châteaux, and palazzi. Some of these spaces are grand, others are modest, but all are original, stylish, charming, and above all authentic, in the sense that they reflect their owners’ care and taste.
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