Inspired by Frances Schultz’s popular House Beautiful magazine series on the makeover of her East Hampton house, Bee Cottage, what began as a decorating book evolved into a memoir combining the best elements of both: beautiful photos and a compelling personal story.Schultz taps into what she learned during her renovations of Bee Cottagedetermining how each area in the house and garden would be used and furnishedto unravel the question of how a mature, intelligent, successful woman could have made such a mess of her personal life. As she figures out each room over a period of years, Frances finds a new path in life, also a continual process. She comes to learn that, like decorating a home, our lives must adapt to who we are and what we need at different points along the way.The Bee Cottage Story is part memoir, part home decorating guide. Frances discusses the kinds of useful, commonsense design issues professionals take for granted and the rest of us just may not think of, prompting the reader to examine and discover her own truth” in decoratingand in her life.
The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors
Manufacturer: Firefly Books
100,000 sold in hardcover It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at color scheme possibilities. --Los Angeles Times What a cool idea for the color challenged among us... 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family. --Booklist When it comes to decorating, the endless color choices available are enough to overwhelm the most determined home decorator. The Color Scheme Bible solves that problem, and with hardcover sales of 100,000 its value is well proven. This lay-flat paperback edition is sure to be an equally popular choice. With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, The Color Scheme Bible is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The book also includes 50 recommended palettes that can be used with different materials for refreshingly original color schemes. Features include: How color creates ambiance and atmosphere How to use color to give a small room the illusion of space and depth 200 distinctive color schemes inspired by nature, art, travel, and even a favorite possession 50 recommended palettes A "How to Use This Book" gatefold. The Color Scheme Bible changed the way we approach choosing colors for the walls, floors and furniture in our homes. It is an essential handbook for decorators and interior designers.
The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration—walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950’s look—complete with collector's pieces—and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.
The Home Quick Planner includes 700 precut, reusable peel-and-stick, 1/4-inch scale furniture and architectural symbols, plus a 5,600 square-foot floor plan grid to help you design your own building, remodeling and decorating projects. (Also good for moving.) Symbols include everything you need from tables, chairs, couches, beds and pianos to every standard kitchen cabinet and appliance, an extensive assortment of bathroom fixtures and cabinets (for example, twelve sets of sink designs, six different showers, and a dozen various baths and whirlpools), plus windows, doors, walls, switches, outlets, lights and much more. Simply lift the symbols and arrange them on the floor plan grid to design floor plans, move furniture and make changes. Step-by-step instructions and Design Details: Critical Dimensions & Clearances are provided to help you improve your design and save money. After you ve finished designing your floor plans with the Home Quick Planner, you can build a three-dimensional model of your design with the 3-D Home Kit (also by Daniel Reif).
Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 step-by-step projects for walls, floors, stairs & furniture
Manufacturer: CICO Books
Brand: CICO Books
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different paint finishes and effects to change everyday rooms and furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start – how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, and use the best tools. Then, the 50 projects are divided into five sections: Aging and Distressing; Working with the Base; Working with Color; Handpainting; and Crackle, Gilding, and Decoupage. There are step-by-step images showing how to achieve the finished look, before shots and inspirational photography showing the effects used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture bang up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors, and plastered walls. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.
Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More: 40 step-by-step projects to transform your home
Manufacturer: CICO Books
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world’s most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colors and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colorful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cozy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach, or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by mastering the simple art of colorwashing, and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stenciling, and glazing. There are even instructions for dyeing fabric using paint. As well as painting furniture, the projects range from a staircase painted in a rainbow of colors to stenciled walls, transforming floors with a coat of paint to dyeing linen curtains and even painting a vintage chandelier. Throughout the book, Annie offers expert tips, techniques, shortcuts, and guidance, showing you the easy way to create a stylish home.
Feng Shui that Makes Sense - Easy Ways to Create a Home that FEELS as Good as it Looks
Manufacturer: Two Harbors Press
You don't need to be a professional designer or a feng shui expert in order to have a beautiful, comfortable home. Feng Shui That Makes Sense takes you step-by-step through the process of using feng shui principles to create a home that will please your eye, relax your body, inspire your mind, and lift your spirit. After reading this book, you will be able to: - Easily create a home of beauty, harmony, and comfort - Learn basic feng shui principles that work every time in every space - Improve the look and feel of any room in your home - Discover the origins of popular feng shui myths and misunderstandings - Enhance the areas of your home relating to Love, Money, Health, Family, and more - Apply feng shui principles to your landscape and garden - Integrate nature and natural materials into your living space - Clear your home of unwanted energy - Create a home that nurtures and inspires you physically, mentally, and spiritually - Understand how and why your environment affects you the way it does
French Lavender Super Blue - Loose Flower Buds - Per Pound
Manufacturer: Provence, France, Lavender Fields
Brand: Super Blue French Lavender - Splendid Palate
Bulk super blue lavender buds for any number of creative uses. Use these beautiful and fragrant buds in bowls to scent a room, in sachets, potpourri and crafts. The finest, ultra blue buds imported from the Mont Ventoux region of Provence, France. Sold and shipped directly by the importer and distributor: Splendid Palate
One major difference between French grown lavender and American grown lavender is the color. That rich blue everyone has come to associate with the name 'lavender' is exactly what you get here. This is 100% authentic Lavender, not a hybrid.
Each pound of these beautiful ultra-blue lavender buds is shipped in a cellophane bag that is finished with a label. Perfect for those who like to do-it-yourself and for gift giving.
NOTE: BUCKET, SCOOP AND BOUQUETS APPEARING IN PICTURE ARE NOT INCLUDED.
TWO Pre-potted 4' Spiral Boxwood Artificial Topiary Trees. In Plastic Pot
Manufacturer: Arcadia Silk Plantation
Brand: Arcadia Silk Plantation
Containers Included. Neat and beautiful yet cleaning and hassle free! Shipping charge quoted applies to the buyers within the 48 contiguous U.S. states ONLY. For orders shipping to other states or country, please contact us first for shipping quote. Size may be slightly different depends on how you shape it. Size measured from very bottom to very tip.
One 6' Yucca Artificial Trees with 5 Heads, with No Pot,
Manufacturer: Arcadia Silk Plantation
Brand: Arcadia Silk Plantation
All Products are BRAND NEW!!! Neat and beautiful yet cleaning and hassle free! Shipping charge quoted applies to the buyers within the 48 contiguous U.S. states ONLY. For orders shipping to other states or country, please contact us first for shipping quote. Size may be slightly different depends on how you shape it. Size meassured from very bottom to very tip. some may need assembly.