Christmas At Designers Homes Across America

Author: Katharine McMillan
ISBN: 9780764351631
Size: 13,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees both fresh and artificial and caring forornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes andcenterpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base forglass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decoratedwith miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions."

Christmas At Historic Houses

Author: Patricia Hart McMillan
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764346903
Size: 13,27 MB
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Showcases thirty houses across America specially decorated for Christmas, revealing local customs and history as well as details about each property and house's design.

Gardens Across America East Of The Mississippi

Author: Thomas S. Spencer
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589791029
Size: 18,75 MB
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A comprehensive guide to American public gardens and arboreta, this two volume series provides a state-by-state listing of nearly 2,000 gardens accessible to the public. Each entry provides a general overview of the garden and/or arboretum, hours of operation, admission fees (if any), directions, and a list of special collections and activities.

Old Fashioned Christmas Designs Crafts And Festive Foods

Author: Time-Life Books
Editor: Time Life Medical
ISBN: 9780737011234
Size: 13,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gardens Across America West Of The Mississippi

Author: John J. Russell
Editor: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461708915
Size: 17,83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies, and attendance at public gardens and arboreta continues to rise. Gardens Across America: Vol. II is a comprehensive guide to nearly 1,000 gardens west of the Mississippi. Each entry in this state-by-state guide contains such basic information as hours of operation and directions as well as a listing of activities, educational programs, and unique botanical features.

A Fairy Tale Christmas

Author: Karen Anderson
Editor: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781584795308
Size: 17,87 MB
Format: PDF
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An inspirational how-to guide to innovative holiday decorating and entertaining journeys to the Hudson Valley village of Tarrytown, New York, to visit Lyndhurst, one of America's finest Gothic Revival mansions, to view the unique decorations, created by designer Bob Pesce, who adorns each of the main rooms in the style of a different children's story.

Country Life In America

Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey
Size: 18,98 MB
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Size: 17,85 MB
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At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.

The Perfect 100 000 House

Author: Karrie Jacobs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440684524
Size: 18,53 MB
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A home of one’s own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream, fulfilling like nothing else the desire for comfort, financial security, independence, and with a little luck, even a touch of distinctive character, or even beauty. But what we have come to regard as almost a national birthright has recently begun to elude more and more prospective homebuyers. Where housing is concerned, affordable and well-crafted rarely exist together. Or do they? For years, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine and noted architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs had been confronting this question both professionally and personally. Finally, she decided to see for herself whether it was possible to build the home of her own dreams for a reasonable sum. The Perfect $100,000 House is the story of that quest, a search that takes her from a two-week crash course in housebuilding in Vermont to a road trip of some 14,000 miles. In the course of her journey Jacobs encounters a group of intrepid and visionary architects and builders working to revolutionize the way Americans thinks about homes, about construction techniques, and about the very idea of community. By her trip’s end Jacobs, has not only had a practical and sobering education in the economics, aesthetics, and politics of homebuilding, but has been spurred to challenge her own deeply held beliefs about what constitutes an ideal home. The Perfect $100,000 House is a compelling and inspiring demonstration that we can live in homes that are sensible, modest, and beautiful.