• House & Home

Farrow & Ball Living with Colour


Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849750387
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 5624
Iconic British brand Farrow & Ball began in the 1940s as a small firm specializing in paints made in the traditional way with traditional ingredients. Despite its success, Farrow & Ball has stayed true to these origins. It is the quality of the paint, with its exceptional depth and subtlety of color, that has made the company famous worldwide. Farrow & Ball paints look as good on the walls of a slick flat as they do in a period ballroom and are as perfect for a cottage as in a castle. Divided into chapters according to style, including Classical, City, Modern Country, Cottage, and Country House, the first part of the book shows Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers in a wide range of unusual and beautiful interiors. Part Two of the book is devoted to color. From the themes of All White and In Neutral to Softly, Softly, and Bright and Beautiful, each chapter explores a particular palette and shows how color can be used to create atmosphere, character, and charm. Inspiring, instructive, celebratory, this book brings out the painter and decorator in us all.

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Farrow & Ball

Decorating with Colour
Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849754231
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 3110
Discusses how to create a colorful decorative scheme using Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers, and provides examples of finished interiors from a wide range of homes.

    • Design

Perfect English


Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849759649
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 2830
The English style in interior design is admired and imitated the world over. The English style in interior design is admired and imitated the world over. At its grandest it is a stately home furnished with antiques, but the houses featured in this book are country cottages, farmhouses, townhouses, and apartments. What links them is as much an attitude as a look. The English style of decoration is practical and informal, designed around the inhabitants of the rooms and their lifestyles rather than to awe or impress. These houses are lived in and loved, with interiors that are comfortable, relaxed and not afraid to be pretty. All are perfect in their own way, and all as endearingly English as saying sorry when someone treads on your foot. The book’s chapters—Plain English, English Eccentric, English Rose, English Country House and Classic English—reflect the many and varied facets of English style, and each section ends with pages devoted to suggestions and ideas for furnishing a house in all these versions of English style. At the back of the book, there is also a comprehensive listing of suppliers to help readers create their very own take on perfect English style.

    • Color decoration and ornament

Paint and Colour in Decoration


Author: Joseph Friedman,Tom Helme
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781844034185
Category: Color decoration and ornament
Page: 200
View: 436
A fascinating journey through 400 years of paint and colour from Farrow & Ball, longtime masters of professional paint-making, Paint and Colour in Decoration celebrates the work of some of the greatest names in interior design and reveals the techniques and materials they pioneered. Paint explores the paint-making process and the varying effects produced by different formulations, finishes, and painting methods, and examines the ways by which these evolved. Through a wealth of illustrations and indepth analysis, the book provides a history of colour in painted decoration, revealing how the generally muted colours of the 17th and early 18th centuries gave way to the lighter, brighter palette of the late 18th century, the strong intense shades of the Regency period, the rich polychrome of the Victorian era, and the unprecedented diversity and eclecticism of the twentieth century, culminating in the explosion of interest in historic or traditional colours today. A source of inspiration for professional and amateur decorators and interior designers alike, Paint contains a wealth of ideas and practical.

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Farrow & Ball How to Decorate


Author: Farrow & Ball,Joa Studholme,Charlotte Cosby
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784720872
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 6287
Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country. Published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, the book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and Farrow & Ball's creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colors work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall.

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Farrow & Ball


Author: Brian Coleman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423613651
Category: House & Home
Page: 272
View: 1737
Farrow & Ball is a leader in the luxury paint and wallpaper market, catering to top designers and discerning homeowners who seek the finest quality products to adorn their walls. Offering a unique historical color palette, stunning depth of color, great coverage and a wide choice of finishes, Farrow & Ball products are found in many of the world's most exclusive properties. In Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, Brian Coleman hosts a tour of cottages, castles, lofts and beyond that illustrate how paint and wallpaper are paramount to a room's overall design and feel. Visually stunning interiors and inspiring color schemes reveal how to build cohesive, stylish rooms by using furnishings and fabrics that blend with and accent the walls. Highlights: Located in the English countryside, Farrow and Ball has been in business for more than 70 years, and today has showrooms in London, New York, Toronto, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., and Greenwich, Connecticut. Named one of the 30 most influential home brands by the respected Robb Report. Homes featured in this book are located in Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Maine, Florida, Saint Louis, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Canada, and London and Hampshire, England.

    • Design

Perfect English Farmhouse


Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849758789
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 5130
Perfect English Farmhouse celebrates the characteristic style and fascinating history of the classic farmhouse and shows how to turn your own home into a similarly welcoming retreat. Farmhouse is a word that conjures an array of appealing associations: fresh eggs and baby lambs, chunky wooden beams and stone floors, cream teas and harvest suppers; a place of welcome and plenty. With their generous kitchens and meandering layout, the architectural informality of the farmhouse suits modern lifestyles. In Perfect English Farmhouse, via a series of case studies, Ros Byam Shaw explores both traditional and contemporary farmhouse style. The book is divided into chapters according to style: Organic, Traditional, Fresh, No Frills, and Funky, and at the end of each chapter a spread highlights the key elements of that particular decorative look. At the back of the book, there is also a comprehensive listing of UK and US sources to help readers create their very own take on perfect farmhouse style.

    • Design

Perfect French Country

Inspirational interiors from rural France
Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849757997
Category: Design
Page: 208
View: 4240
In Perfect French Country Ros Byam Shaw celebrates relaxed rural France at its finest, visiting timeless and beautiful French country homes that feature ancient beams, stone fireplaces, paneled rooms, and attics under steeply-pitched roofs. In a busy modern world that seems increasingly overcrowded and monopolized by technology, the allure of the ‘good life’ is more potent than ever. As an antidote to texts and tweets, traffic jams and queues, additives and packaging, we seek out the simple and the wholesome, and long for the luxuries of space and fresh air. France can offer all these things, with its traditional farming methods, its authentic regional cuisine, and its low population density. Add to this the inimitable French sense of style and joie de vivre, and you have all the ingredients for an enviable way of life. Perfect French Country revels in the timeless and authentic beauty of the French country home.

    • Design

Perfect English Townhouse


Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849759243
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 9744
Continuing her exploration of English interiors, Ros Byam Shaw visits 14 distinctive townhouses full of charm, character and style. In Perfect English Townhouse, Ros Byam Shaw examines the timeless English style of decoration in a variety of Georgian, Victorian and contemporary townhouses. Architecturally, these tall, narrow properties present challenges. How do you make the best of a basement kitchen with a low ceiling and limited light? Or allocate space when you live on five floors? And how do you maximize any precious outdoor space? Perfect English Townhouse features case studies of such homes, not only in London but also in the provincial towns and cities of England. Some feel like little pockets of countryside surrounded by pavements, others have a more sophisticated, metropolitan allure; some are endearingly eccentric, others more classical. All the interiors featured are inspiring, and reflect the personalities of the people who inhabit them. These are the kinds of space that most of us are familiar with, and that many of us occupy. What is unusual is how cleverly and creatively these examples have been decorated and designed.

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English Eccentric

A celebration of imaginative, intriguing and truly stylish interiors
Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849755030
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 6990
English Eccentric celebrates that interplay, visiting the homes of artists and designers, a director of wildlife documentaries, a hairdresser, a politician, and a ringmaster—people with a strong sense of the visual and the courage and flair to be original. Ros Byam Shaw looks at 14 different homes in a wide variety of styles, from a tiny cottage packed with circus memorabilia, to an elegant country house full of stuffed animals. None of the interiors featured are at the extreme end of eccentricity but all of them provide a multiplicity of inspiring ideas, whether through their vibrant mix of color and pattern, their imaginative use of space, their witty juxtapositions of old, new, upcycled and homemade, or their novel and eye-catching ideas for display. English Eccentric is a book about interiors that will amuse and inspire in equal measure, and about people whose creativity, rather than wealth, informs their take on interior design.

    • Architecture

Perfect Neutrals

Color You Can Live With
Author: Stephanie Hoppen
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 176
View: 2692
A personalized guide to home decorating shows the variety of neutrals, from pea green to washed out lilac, and how to put them together and add accents, in an illustrated book that shows how to balance the colors, how layering works with different shades of color, how to add texture with fabric, and the importance of accents.

    • Interior decoration

Old House, New Home


Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849751292
Category: Interior decoration
Page: 192
View: 4374
Most of us live in a building that is older than we are. How do you show off the best features of a home built for another age, while adapting it for modern living? In this book, Ros Byam Shaw looks at the many different ways we can furnish and arrange an old building to suit today's needs.

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Details

A Stylist's Secrets to Creating Inspired Interiors
Author: N.A
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 0307591514
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 3443
A behind-the-scenes stylist for Domino magazine presents a guide to creating fashionable interiors that are marked by distinctive accessories, from children's books and refinished furnishings to accent pillows and tasteful vases.

    • Design

Conran on Colour


Author: Terence Conran
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1840916966
Category: Design
Page: 224
View: 4968
Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, colour is one of the single most powerful elements in design and decoration. Even its absence makes its presence felt. The choice of colours on offer to the home decorator is dazzling and potentially baffling - from coloured saucepans and kitchen appliances to paint and tiles - and colour, like never before, is affordable and accessible. Yet handling colour effectively does take both confidence and a degree of expertise. In Conran on Colour Terence Conran shares a lifetime of experience as one of the world's leading designers, retailers and restaurateurs to explain how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient. With reference to a wide range of sources, from nature and fashion to street markets and works of art, he reveals how to translate such examples into practical strategies for bringing colour into your home. Packed with fascinating detail, sound advice and a wealth of inspiration, the book is illustrated with engaging contemporary interiors from around the world - homes that display a fresh blend of thoughtful design and individual character. As such examples reveal, using colour successfully is as much about well-judged accents and focal points as it is in the choice of wall colour or floor covering.

    • Art

The Secret Lives of Color


Author: Kassia St Clair
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704946
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 3418
The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. “A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every color has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking.” —Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type

    • Psychology

The Little Book of Colour

How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform your Life
Author: Karen Haller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024135286X
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
View: 7527
Wouldn't you like to boost your confidence simply by slipping on 'that' green jumper? Or when you get home after a stressful day, be instantly soothed by the mellow yellow of your walls? Colour is all around us and every day we make important decisions based on the colours in our lives. In this book, leading Colour Psychologist Karen Haller explains how to understand and use the inherent power of colour to positively transform how you feel, think, and behave. "What we are looking for when we stand in front of our wardrobes is the emotional energy of a colour." "Looking closely at the colours we love or those we dislike, can bring up deeply buried memories and with them powerful feelings." A revolutionary guide to boosting your wellbeing, The Little Book of Colour puts you firmly in the driver's seat and on the road to changing the colours in your world to revamp your mood and motivation. Illuminating the science, psychology, and emotional significance of colour, with key assessments for finding your own true colour compatibility, this book will help you to rediscover meaning in everything you do through the joy of colour. Get ready to join the colour revolution, and change your life for the better.

    • Architecture

Colour

A journey
Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1925267105
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
View: 440
Colour is intrinsically linked to how individuals make sense of the world. It has the power to completely transform mood, often subliminally. It's capable of being energetic or restful, passive or aggressive, harmonious or dull, and that's just the beginning. Colour: A journey explores the implications, history and cultural meanings of colour. With chapters on individual colours, their history and their influence, Colour will inspire you to make creative choices in your wardrobe, your home and your life. Lyrically written and thoughtfully illustrated with photography by Victoria Alexander (stylist, fashion editor and passionate traveller), Colour is interspersed with poignant reminders on how to use colour to transform your mood and brighten your life.

Perfect English Cottage


Author: Ros Byam Shaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849757300
Category:
Page: 192
View: 690
Perfect English Cottage explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside. The classic English country cottage is both an icon and an archetype. Dozing beneath a heavy thatch and with roses round the door, it seems to epitomize all that is desirable about life in the countryside and to offer the perfect antidote to the stress of the urban grind. Cottages come in all shapes, and there are as many ways of furnishing, decorating, and organizing the space in them as there are people who inhabit them. Perfect English Cottage explores all types of cottage, and the decorating and design solutions that ensure they are as attractive inside as out, as well as practical and comfortable to live in. The defining feature of a cottage tends to be its proportions. Generally, the older a cottage is, the lower its ceilings, and the smaller its rooms and windows are likely to be. Thus, maximizing space and light is a recurring theme that links the very different interiors featured in this book. Perfect English Cottage is divided into chapters according to style: Romance, Character, Holiday, Simplicity and Elegance. At the end of each chapter there is an invaluable review picking up on ideas and inspiration from the featured homes. At the end of the book there is also a comprehensive directory of sources to help you achieve the English Cottage look in your own home - wherever you may live.

Love Colour

Choosing Colours to Live With
Author: Anna Starmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782405788
Category:
Page: 256
View: 7942
Choosing colours for your home can become an overwhelming and confusing process--there is just so much on offer. Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions. Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations. This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.

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The Right Color


Author: Eve Ashcraft
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579654800
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
View: 1007
The definitive guide to paint by the nation’s most sought-after color consultant When Martha Stewart was developing her first paint collection, the Araucana Colors (based on the hues of her chickens’ eggs), she turned to the nation’s top color consultant: Eve Ashcraft. Eve helped Martha to pinpoint the colors of that enormously successful paint line, thus assisting in transforming an industry along the way. In her first book, The Right Color, her own curated palette (her paint line launches this fall) and countless other favorite shades and color combinations provide inspiration for every room in the house. Packed with trade secrets, such as how to make a small room look bigger, how to use color to brighten a space, and how to use paint to resolve myriad architectural challenges, this book will give anyone the confidence to choose a palette that will make the most of any space.