Does your home tell the story of who you are? Â In The Things That Matter, Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which find expression in how he lives today. From his most cherished flea market finds, to his beloved books and photos, to the many extraordinary mementos heâ€™s collected in his travels, every piece defines who heâ€™s become and what endures in his world. Â Berkus invites readers into his own home as well as into twelve others, including a sleek steel-and-glass high-rise that soars above Chicago, a rustic cottage in the Hudson Valley, an ultra-chic atelier that maximizes every inch of space, a Greenwich Village townhouse that holds multiple art collections, and a study in meaningful minimalism in Marfa, Texas. The distinctive interiors beautifully displayed in this book offer revealing portraits of their ownersâ€™ lives and the inspiring choices that have made them who they are today. Â The Things That Matter convincingly lays out Nate Berkusâ€™s philosophy that things do matter. Our homes tell our stories, they reflect the places weâ€™ve been and the people weâ€™ve loved along the wayâ€”and there can be no more beautiful design for living than that.
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The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Interior Designers Need to Know Every Day
Manufacturer: Rockport Publishers
In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. Youâ€™ll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design.â€”Fundamentals provides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers.â€”Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns.â€”Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues.â€”Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell.â€”Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories.â€”Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research.
Brand: Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
New York Times bestseller When The Kinfolk Table was published in 2013, it transformed the way readers across the globe thought about small gatherings. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethosâ€”of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating communityâ€”allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. Â The Kinfolk Home takes readers inside 35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Some have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nurture their homeâ€™s long history. What all of these spaces have in common is that theyâ€™ve been put together carefully, slowly, and with great intention. Featuring inviting photographs and insightful profiles, interviews, and essays, each home tour is guaranteed to inspire. Â
One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood
Brand: Rizzoli International Publications
When it comes to interiors style, antiques, and Southern vernacular architecture, Furlow Gatewood is a one-of-a-kind classic-this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time. Antiques expert Furlow Gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades to become a sublime expression of stylish living. The structures exemplify various architectural traditions-from mid-nineteenth-century Gothic to Palladian. He has collaborated with local craftsmen to create these follies and takes delight in designing the picturesque grounds and plantings and in devising comfortable areas for his beloved dogs and peacocks. A gifted designer and longtime associate of antiques dealer John Rosselli, Gatewood has a talent for discovering singular pieces with a poetic patina, composing custom paint finishes and subtle palettes, and knowing how to incorporate distinctive architectural elements. To accompany the book's atmospheric images, close friend Bunny Williams writes about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment. Gatewood's seductive and hospitable Arcadian oasis, with its exquisite and timeless design, will have an enduring impact on the design community.
You can't help what objects you fall in love with. But can you make that trendy new lamp jibe with your grandmother's heirloom dresser? The fabulous Beekman Boys answer with a resounding "Yes!" in their new book, Beekman 1802 Style. Through more than 200 stunning photographs from Country Living magazine and never-before-seen images of the Beekman farmhouse, the boys use their city-turned-country-boy charm and style to help with all things home. Their unique home design tips and tricks for mixing high and low, East and West, indoors and outdoors, and traditional with modern will help you create a home that is inviting, warm, and-perhaps most important-fabulous.
The newest and best of a beloved decorator in country French style Celebrating the lifework of the much-loved icon of Country French design. New photography features Faudreeâ€™s most recent decorating projects, plus some of the best photos from his previous books make this a cherished volume in honor and memory of a star among interior decorators. Jennifer Jordan has photographed Charles Faudreeâ€™s work since his earliest days of notoriety in Traditional Homeâ€™s 1987 Christmas issue. She has exclusively shot ten design books, including Charles Faudreeâ€™s French Country Signature, Charles Faudreeâ€™s Country French Living, Charles Faudree Interiors, and Charles Faudree Home. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
How does a room affect an occupant's behavior and well-being? How does a building influence its residents' health? Environmental Psychology for Design, 2nd Edition, explores these questions with an in-depth look at psychosocial responses to the built environment. Awarded the 2006 ASID Joel Polsky Prize, the first edition served as an introduction to the discipline of environmental psychology and inspired readers to embrace its key concepts and incorporate them into their practice. This 2nd edition continues to analyze the interaction between environments and human behavior and well-being, while exploring how individual differences related to age, gender, and cultural background impact that interaction. The book provides many proactive initiatives designed to minimize stress and maximize user satisfaction, helping readers to create more comfortable spaces that will both satisfy the needs of the intended occupants and expand the scope of design.
Welcome to the Second Edition! The Architecture of Light makes lighting design approachable. This vivid, image packed text of lighting concepts and techniques serves as the perfect companion for lighting design students and professionals alike. Built around a successful teaching curriculum, this text provides a logical step by step progression through the phases of conceptualizing, refining, drafting and presenting lighting design. Written by a practicing professional lighting designer who is also an award winning design instructor, The Architecture of Light presents a perfect blend of visual design tools and fundamental lighting knowledge. In addition to theory and discussion, The Architecture of Light also provides complete chapters of common lighting details, case studies and a catalog of specific lighting tools. Every architect, interior designer and design student deserves a working knowledge of lighting design and this single book makes it possible.
In Pursuit of Beauty: The Interiors of Timothy Whealon
Brand: Rizzoli International Publications
An appealing approach to creating elegant, worldly interiors that are rooted in the comforts of home. ï»¿Interior designer Timothy Whealon is beloved for his accessible style, his seamless blend of classic and modern influences, and his skillful use of artwork and antiques, thanks to an extensive knowledge of fine and decorative arts. Whealonâ€™s design philosophy finds its roots in classicism; however, he approaches each project with a fresh, twenty-first-century eye that makes it both modern and timeless. He doesnâ€™t believe in interiors that look â€œdecorated,â€ as if everything has been done at once. Rather, he layers items from different periods and cultures, artfully mixing the pristine and the patinated. Â This book is the first to showcase Whealonâ€™s interiors, from an airy New York penthouse to a gracious Mediterranean-style villa to a casual beach cottage. Whether urban or rural, grand or intimate, each project exhibits classicism alongside comfort, careful attention to detail, and undeniable appeal. Many of the projects included have been newly photographed for this book, and each is a testament to Whealonâ€™s exquisite taste and understanding of how people live today.
The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking
Manufacturer: Clarkson Potter
Brand: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Winner of the James Beard Award for General CookingFrom Apartment Therapy's cooking site, The Kitchn, comes 150 recipes and a cooking school with 50 essential lessons, as well as a guide to organizing your kitchen--plus storage tips, tool reviews, inspiration from real kitchens, maintenance suggestions, 200 photographs, and much more. Â Â â€œThere is no question that the kitchen is the most important room of the home,â€ say Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand of the beloved cooking site and blog, The Kitchn. The Kitchn offers two books in one: a trove of techniques and recipes, plus a comprehensive guide to organizing your kitchen so that itâ€™s one of your favorite places to be. Â For Cooking: Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 50 essential how-to's, from preparing perfect grains to holding a chefâ€™s knife like a pro Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 150 all-new and classic recipes from The Kitchn, including Breakfast Tacos, Everyday Granola,Â Slow Cooker Carnitas, One-Pot Coconut Chickpea Curry, and No-Bake Banana and Peanut Butter Caramel Icebox Cake For Your Kitchen: Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A shopping list of essentials for your cabinets and drawers (knives, appliances, cookware, and tableware), with insider advice on whatâ€™s worth your money Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Solutions for common kitchen problems like limited storage space and quirky layouts Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A 5-minute-a-day plan for a clean kitchen Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Tips for no-pressure gatherings Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A look inside the kitchens of ten home cooks around the country, and how they enjoy their spaces Â The Kitchn Cookbook gives you the recipes, tools, and real-life inspiration to make cooking its own irresistible reward. Why (and How) a Beautiful Kitchen Means Better Food A kitchen's first task is functional: It is a place to produce good food with cleanliness ...