• Design

Lovable Livable Home

How to Add Beauty, Get Organized, and Make Your House Work for You
Author: Sherry Petersik,John Petersik
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656226
Category: Design
Page: 336
View: 6394
In the three years since Sherry and John Petersik wrote their bestselling book Young House Love, they have bought a new house and had a new baby, and they have seen their design perspective evolve right along with their family. In their latest book, they've set out to prove that just because you have kids or pets doesn't mean you're sentenced to floors overrun with toys or furniture covered in plastic. Through never-before-seen makeovers in the Petersiks' own house, doable DIY projects, and a gallery of other inspiring spaces, Lovable Livable Home shows how beautiful homes can be functional too.

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Young House Love

243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love
Author: Sherry Petersik,John Petersik
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656765
Category: House & Home
Page: 336
View: 5961
This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.

    • Games

Color at Home

A Young House Love Coloring Book
Author: Sherry Petersik,John Petersik
Publisher: Paige Tate & Company
ISBN: 9781944515096
Category: Games
Page: 80
View: 5253
New York Times best selling authors, Sherry & John Petersik of the popular home blog Young House Love, have teamed up with Paige Tate & Co. to create a fresh and fun adult coloring book full of interior design eye candy. Dive into beautiful rooms and home decor inspiration illustrated by the talented Joan Borawski. Get lost in intricate design details like built-in bookcases, patterned pillows, and ornate rugs - and bring them to life with your own color schemes. Each page is printed on white premium paper and offers countless opportunities to experiment with different looks without having to repaint a room or buy new furniture, so you can test drive different styles and color combinations before committing to them at home. Whether you're exploring new decorating ideas or just looking for a way to escape reality and get lost in some lovely spaces, this book is for home decor enthusiasts of all kinds.

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Decorate

1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home
Author: Holly Becker,Joanna Copestick
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811877892
Category: House & Home
Page: 288
View: 1670
Collects tips from such professional interior designers as Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, and Jonathan Adler for every room and every budget, along with photographs, line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans.

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Love the Home You Have

Simple Ways to...Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are
Author: Melissa Michaels
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736963081
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
View: 7354
What if the house of your dreams is the home you have? Meet Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room and the best contentment coach you'll ever meet. With humor and candor Melissa reveals how to transform your rooms (and your life) from plainly livable to fabulously lovable. Like a perfectly overstuffed chair, Melissa's encouragement beckons you to get comfortable and then get creative as you: find beauty in the ordinary discover your style and let it shine with simple ideas entertain possibilities and people with more gratitude and joy gather inspiration in the 31-day Love Your Home Challenge leap from dreamer to doer with confidence Much more than décor! This is your invitation to fall in love with the home you have and embrace the gifts of life, people, and blessings right where you are.

    • Humor

Laughable, Lovable Lessons Learned in the Library


Author: Jeanie R.S. Hanna
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457559382
Category: Humor
Page: 142
View: 6535
This book is full of delightful, sometimes comical comments and stories by children. These are stories gleaned from 27 years of interacting with elementary school children. The author worked in elementary education as a librarian and aide, with children ranging in age from preschool to fifth grade. These stories illustrate the unique, and impressionable view of young children, as they learn about their world. Children have important things to say. They are honest and uninhibited. Those who listen carefully, will be enamored, enlightened, and entertained. It is our hope that these stories will brighten your day and lighten your load, as you travel along your path through this life.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile


Author: Bernard Waber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395137208
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 8971
Lyle is afraid of losing his family forever after he is taken from their New York apartment and committed to a zoo.

    • Design

Styled

Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves
Author: Emily Henderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0804186278
Category: Design
Page: 304
View: 6904
"The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home."

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Design*Sponge at Home


Author: Grace Bonney
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657001
Category: House & Home
Page: 400
View: 8336
The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger “Thank you,” wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, “for teaching me that houses don’t have to be frumpy and formal. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern.” They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space. That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes: • Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers • Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space • Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery • Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge—real people with limited time and realistic budgets • Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.

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Design Mom

How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide
Author: Gabrielle Stanley Blair
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656552
Category: House & Home
Page: 272
View: 9228
New York Times best seller Ever since Gabrielle Stanley Blair became a parent, she’s believed that a thoughtfully designed home is one of the greatest gifts we can give our families, and that the objects and decor we choose to surround ourselves with tell our family’s story. In this, her first book, Blair offers a room-by-room guide to keeping things sane, organized, creative, and stylish. She provides advice on getting the most out of even the smallest spaces; simple fixes that make it easy for little ones to help out around the house; ingenious storage solutions for the never-ending stream of kid stuff; rainy-day DIY projects; and much, much more.

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Remodelista


Author: Julie Carlson
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 157965732X
Category: House & Home
Page: 400
View: 5350
Remodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive (think Design Within Reach meets Ikea). Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and baths; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; “The Remodelista 100,” a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodeling process. In a world of design confusion, Remodelista takes the guesswork out of the process.

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Decorate Workshop

Design and Style Your Space in 8 Creative Steps
Author: Holly Becker
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452122156
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 4766
A companion to Decorate, the international bestseller, this interactive guide takes readers step by step through the decorating process of beloved stylist and blogger Holly Becker. In Decorate Notebook, Becker shares her personal design philosophy and explains how to carry a vision into a finished room, from the early paint swatches to the final accents. Readers will learn how to identify their style, create mood boards, outline a schedule and budget, source materials, and start decorating! Filled with expert tips, important checklists, blank space for making lists and plans, and 250 photographs of gorgeous interiors, this is an essential planner for home decorators whatever their budget.

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The Inspired Room

Simple Ideas to Love the Home You Have
Author: Melissa Michaels
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736963103
Category: House & Home
Page: 208
View: 8473
New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Michaels, will inspire you to make your house a well-loved home. Her relatable style, unique voice, and practical decorating ideas have made her highly respected blog, The Inspired Room, a haven for fans of real-life style. Step inside Melissa's home as she shares lessons learned, inspiring photos, and encouraging insights to help you embrace your authentic style through doable improvements for every room; attainable decorating, organizational, and DIY solutions; transforming tips for lighting, color, and style; and motivation to reclaim and organize small spaces. Best of all, you don't need a big budget or perfect DIY skills to embrace Melissa's practical home decor philosophy. You'll return to this book again and again for inspiration to fall in love with the home you have. To enjoy the ebook version to its fullest, viewing on a tablet is recommended.

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Home Decor Cheat Sheets

Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living
Author: Jessica Probus
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612435807
Category: House & Home
Page: 128
View: 8720

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Color + Pattern

50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern Design
Author: Khristian A. Howell
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1627883606
Category: Design
Page: 176
View: 9051
Do you have a passion for patterns? The importance and prevalence of both color and pattern in the current design landscape is impossible to deny. Not only is pattern a headliner in the fashion category, but bold pattern is also taking center stage in home decor, paper goods, and accessories like no other time in recent history. It's time to jump onto the scene with Color + Pattern! Masterful pattern designer Khristian A. Howell will fill you with confidence and a fearless use of color and an interest in all things pattern, so you can create your own beautiful art that can be printed on fabrics, paper, and transfers. Fully illustrated with a large and varied range of pattern designs, Color + Pattern highlights leaders in the industry, showcasing how pattern design comes to life when it finds its way onto perfectly paired products. Aside from sharing loads of gorgeous work, Color + Pattern informs readers on the many different kinds of patterns and terminology, exploring found patterns, sharing processes of creating patterns, as well as showing ways to integrate pattern into many facets of real life with 50 exercises. After all color and pattern are meant to be fun, so design, color and repeat!

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Restore. Recycle. Repurpose

Create a Beautiful Home
Author: Randy Florke,Nancy Jane Becker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781588167699
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 8452
Provides information on sustainable interior design inexpensively using a variety of repurposed and recycled materials.

    • Architecture

Livable Cities from a Global Perspective


Author: Roger W. Caves,Fritz Wagner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315523396
Category: Architecture
Page: 270
View: 9584
Livable Cities from a Global Perspective offers case studies from around the world on how cities approach livability. They address the fundamental question, what is considered "livable?" The journey each city has taken or is currently taking is unique and context specific. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to livability. Some cities have had a long history of developing livability policies and programs that focus on equity, economic, and environmental concerns, while other cities are relatively new to the game. In some areas, government has taken the lead while in other areas, grassroots activism has been the impetus for livability policies and programs. The challenge facing our cities is not simply developing a livability program. We must continually monitor and readjust policies and programs to meet the livability needs of all people. The case studies investigate livability issues in such cities as Austin, Texas; Helsinki, Finland; London, United Kingdom; Warsaw, Poland; Tehran, Iran; Salt Lake City, United States; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Cape Town, South Africa. The chapters are organized into such themes as livability in capital city regions, livability and growth and development, livability and equity concerns, livability and metrics, and creating livability. Each chapter provides unique insights into how a specific area has responded to calls for livable cities. In doing so, the book adds to the existing literature in the field of livable cities and provides policy makers and other organizations with information and alternative strategies that have been developed and implemented in an effort to become a livable city.

    • Architecture

Good Urbanism

Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places
Author: Nan Ellin
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610914473
Category: Architecture
Page: 184
View: 767
We all have a natural nesting instinct—we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential components of healthy, prosperous communities. So why aren't these ideals being put into practice? In Good Urbanism, Nan Ellin identifies the obstacles to creating thriving environments, and presents a six-step process to overcome them: prospect, polish, propose, prototype, promote, present. She argues that we need to reach beyond conventional planning to cultivate good ideas and leverage the resources to realize them. Ellin illustrates the process withten exemplary projects, from Envision Utah to Open Space Seattle. Each case study shows how to pair vision with practicality, drawing on our best natural instincts and new planning tools. For planners, urban designers, community developers, and students of these fields, Ellin's innovative approach offers an inspired, yet concrete path to building good places.

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Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home


Author: Maxwell Ryan,Janel Laban
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0770434460
Category: House & Home
Page: 320
View: 9225
The most comprehensive and complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love. “A complete and happy home is so much more than a series of pretty rooms. Between these two covers, we’ve captured everything we’ve learned at Apartment Therapy about decorating, organizing, cleaning, and repairs, so you can make and maintain your own fabulous home.” —from the Introduction Getting a room to feel right is more instinct than science. You know a great space when you see it. Apartment Therapy trains your eye with more than 75 rooms, from bedrooms to kitchens and living rooms to kids’ rooms and workspaces. Explore every detail—lighting, color palettes, flooring, and accessories—that brings a home to life and, most important, makes you happy in it.

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The Inspired Home

Interiors of Deep Beauty
Author: Karen Lehrman Bloch
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062126636
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 4085
The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world—ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers, artists, and stylists—to reveal how simple principles borrowed from nature can inspire gorgeous, innovative interiors that both calm and embolden us. To create this unique volume, Karen Lehrman Bloch interviewed renowned aesthetes with homes all over the world, including interior designers Juan Montoya, Darryl Carter, and Vicente Wolf; fashion designers Donna Karan, Alberta Ferretti, and Consuelo Castiglioni; stylist Lori Goldstein; and artist Michele Oka Doner. The direct and practical advice featured inside, along with a wealth of extraordinary photographs of the homes, teaches us how to feel visually, understand color and texture, and find objects, new and used, with a sense of life. An inspired home, Bloch reveals, fulfills our physical and spiritual needs, provides an enduring sense of rejuvenation and pleasure, and is both easily attainable and timeless.