The House in Good Taste

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Rizzoli #ad - I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint, "comfortable chairs with lights beside them, " she declared, open fires on the hearth and flowers wherever they 'belong, ' mirrors and sunshine in all rooms. The rooms that americans inhabited in the middle of the twentieth century still today owe much to de Wolfe's tastes.

Used book in Good Condition. After ninety years, the house in good Taste by America's "first lady of interior decoration, " Elsie de Wolfe, still offers timeless design advice. Compiled from her articles in newspapers and magazines and first published in 1914, The House in Good Taste is a seminal book on interior design with ideas that have lasted a century because they influenced not only the wealthy clients of Park Avenue and Palm Beach, but popular taste as well.

The House in Good Taste #ad - De wolfe advised americans to shun ostentation and clutter in favor of simplicity, to dismantle the draperies in order to let in the light, and to replace garish colors with beige and ivory.

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Elsie De Wolfe: A Decorative Life: Panache

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Clarkson Potter #ad - Illustrations. In a fresh format, engagingly written, and chockablock with photographs and color renderings of de Wolfe's own work and of contemporary rooms that echo her ideas, this book presents a stylish view of a truly unique woman. Combines a colorful overview of contemporary interior design with the riveting life and times of the founding mother of the decorating profession.

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Mark Hampton On Decorating

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Potter Style #ad - In plans, he explains the keys to arranging a living room that telegraphs comfort, not just refinement. In the colors section, hampton makes a convincing case fo using dark green as a neutral, and encourages readers not to fear painting walls red. Since then, vignettes, the ideas and illustrations within these pages have inspired countless room schemes, and color palettes.

In materials, hampton demonstrates how strongly patterned wallpaper can visually enlarge a small space, contrary to popular belief. Throughout this colleciton of essays, which were substantially expanded from his popular House & Garden columns, Hampton shares witty anecdotes and observations that render this education in home decoration a delight.

Mark Hampton On Decorating #ad - When on decorating was published in 1989, it immediately became a touchstone for design profesionals and enthusiasts. That same generosity of spirit pervades this book, offering signature principles that can easily be applied to any home. Faithfully reproduced with his original, reowned designer Alexa Hampton, often-emulated watercolor illustrations and with an afterword by his duaghter, savor, this beautiful reprint edition is a book to pore over, and share.

Mark hampton's expert insights into the creation of elegant rooms, and his remarkably immediate voice, remain just as relevant today. Posthumously celebrated by architectural Digest as "one of the wold's twenty greatest designers of all time, " Hampton regarded every design project as a collaboration.

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Elsie de Wolfe's Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm

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Abrams #ad - Abrams. A landmark work of social history and a poignant vision of a vanished world, Scheips’s book belongs on the shelf with Abrams’ classics such as Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time and Tony Duquette. The american decorator elsie de wolfe 1858–1950 was the international set’s preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years.

She had a legendary villa in versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties—her Circus Balls—that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, politicians, beauties, movie stars, florists, fashion designers, party planners, caterers, moguls, artists, and decorators.

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Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style

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Rizzoli #ad - As famed film director nancy meyers writes in the book’s foreword, this is a book that shows design lovers "how classic can look fresh, how style and comfort go hand-in-hand. Abrams. This new york times bestselling book from interior designer Mark D. Rizzoli International Publications. Each chapter presents light-filled images of the designer’s looks and offers the reader inspiration and advice.

Sikes’s interiors are classic takes on California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers and crisp coloration, informed and influenced by the fashion world where he began his career. Sikes is a celebration of American style today, showcasing chic and accessible ideas for every home. In eight chapters, stripes, batiks, gilt, rattan, and wicker in casual rooms such as porches and pool houses; to "Timeless Neutrals, mirrors, " presenting semiformal rooms filled with chinoiserie, " featuring happy, " which features indigos, banquettes, and French chairs; to "Garden Greens, from "Blue and White Forever, stylish looks, casual family rooms and kitchens inspired by the garden with treillage woodwork, glass, he explores approachable, and cotton.

Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style #ad - Modern and unfussy, Mark D. There are also "beautiful brights, florals, layered, and fun, and Middle Eastern influences; and "Sun Faded Hues, with chintz, " colorful rooms that are eclectic, " rustic coastal rooms with weathered fabrics and furniture.

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Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America's Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration

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Rizzoli #ad - Opening interior design Master Class is like sitting down to the best dinner party you’ve ever attended. Rizzoli International Publications. A classic in the making, the book features one hundred essays by America’s top designers—from established design legends to members of the new guard—that explore in detail the process of designing a home, from the fundamentals to the finishing touches.

Poised to become the essential book on design, Interior Design Master Class collects the expertise and knowledge of the best interior designers working today. Rizzoli International Publications. Grouped by theme, the subjects range from practical considerations bunny williams on "comfort, " rose tarlow on "Books" to inspiration Jeffrey Bilhuber on "America" and Charlotte Moss on "Couture" and style Kelly Wearstler on "Glamour, " Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku on "Floor Plans" and details Victoria Hagan on "Light, " Thomas O’Brien on "Vintage Modern".

With one hundred essays from one hundred interior designers, this book highlights the knowledge, " and "Layering", experience, " "Portals, and work of established design legends, " "White, expertise, spanning stylistic genres from classic to modern, on subjects as varied as "Collecting, insight, as well as members of the new guard, spanning over four decades of work.

Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America's Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration #ad - Each piece is paired with images of the designer’s work to illustrate the principles being discussed, annotated with informative captions. Unique in the quality of its contributors, this is a book that readers will refer to again and again for advice and inspiration, an invaluable resource for practical tips and thought-provoking design.

Select contributors and their topics:vicente wolf on teachers; barry dixon on relationships; barbara barry on awareness; amanda nisbet on intuition; madeline stuart on trends; suzanne tucker on archaeology; bobby mcalpine on intimacy; stephen sills on aspirations; mark cunningham on symmetry; richard mishaan on portals; campion platt on proportion; cindy smith and jane schwab on editing; juan montoya on scale; Amy Lau on Commissions; Suzanne Kasler on Style; Thomas O’Brien on Vintage Modern; Alan Wanzenberg on Modernity; Alexa Hampton on Tradition; Kelly Wearstler on Glamour; Anthony Baratta on Exuberance; Tom Scheerer on Luxury; Suzanne Rheinstein on Nuance; Timothy Corrigan on Welcoming Spaces; Bunny Williams on Comfort; Miles Redd on Reinvention; Martyn Lawrence Bullard on Sex; Mario Buatta on Color; Darryl Carter on White; Alessandra Branca on Red; Alex Papachristidis on Layering; Victoria Hagan on Light; Thad Hayes on Quality; Kathryn Ireland on Textiles; Windsor Smith on Communication; Nancy Braithwaite on Collecting; Kathryn Scott on Patina; Timothy Whealon on Antiques; Rose Tarlow on Books; Thomas Jayne on Provenance; Emily Summers on Sourcing Furniture; Thomas Pheasant on Inspiration; Sandra Nunnerley on Jazz; Penny Drue Baird on Paris; Jeffrey Bilhuber on America; Robert Couturier on Fashion; Ann Pyne on Poetry; Alan Tanksley on Destinations; Charlotte Moss on Couture Abrams.

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The Decoration of Houses

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Cosimo Classics #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Here, renowned american architect OGDEN CODMAN, JR. 1863-1951 is joined by american author edith wharton 1862-1937, including the house of mirth 1905 and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence 1920, whose novels, took us into the wealthy-and tasteful-New York society she hailed from.

From chapter ii: "rooms in general" this classic 1898 manual of interior design is considered a standard reference of the art, and perfectly useful more than a century later. Rizzoli International Publications. The cheap originality which finds expression in putting things to uses for which they were not intended is often confounded with individuality; whereas the latter consists not in an attempt to be different from other people at the cost of comfort, but in the desire to be comfortable in one's own way, even though it be the way of a monotonously large majority.

The Decoration of Houses #ad - Together, they offer timeless advice on such matters as: • the importance of balance and symmetry • how to avoid the superficial application of ornament • the necessity of adhering to proportion • the proper material for fireplace andirons • the usages of cornices • the decoration of windows • and much, much more.

Individuality in house-furnishing has seldom been more harped upon than at the present time. It seems easier to most people to arrange a room like some one else's than to analyze and express their own needs. Abrams. Rizzoli International Publications.

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The Decoration of Houses Dover Architecture

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Dover Publications #ad - Wharton and codman defied the excesses of the Gilded Age, counseling readers to reject the popular penchant for clutter in favor of simplicity and balance. More than an engaging item of period charm, this historic guide offers examples of design rooted in architectural principles. Rizzoli International Publications.

Rizzoli International Publications. Black-and-white photographs illustrate the authors' ideals of classic beauty, walls and ceilings, floors, halls, depicting grand ballrooms and spacious boudoirs as well as the elements common to homes of every size and era: doors and windows, and stairs. Thousands of books on interior design have come and gone since the 1897 publication of this pioneering manual, but The Decoration of Houses remains, thanks to the insightful and inspiring advice of its co-authors.

The Decoration of Houses Dover Architecture #ad - Before she became the pulitzer prize–winning author of The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton was a society matron, remodeling a summer home in Newport, Rhode Island. Abrams. With the able assistance of architect Ogden Codman, Jr. Wharton assembled this corrective to the rampant vulgarity of her nouveau riche neighbors.

Used book in Good Condition. One of the genre's most important and influential titles, this volume sparked a Renaissance in American interior design, and its sound advice and practical approach remain forever in style.

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The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now

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Rizzoli #ad - His work takes the best of american historic and classical architecture—its detailed moldings and harmonious proportions—and updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live now—comfortable, practical, family-oriented. Used book in Good Condition.

Filled with hundreds of interior and detail shots, The Great American House is an invaluable resource for anyone who loves old houses and traditional design. Acclaimed architect gil schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape to create homes with a feeling of history.

. Used book in Good Condition. He discusses the important interplay between the interior architecture and the fabrics, furniture, and wall treatments. Rizzoli International Publications. Abrams. In his first book, schafer covers the three essential cornerstones of creating a great traditional house: architecture, landscape, and decoration.

The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now #ad - In-depth profiles build on these essays, including schafer’s own new "old" house in the Hudson Valley; the renovation of a historic home in Nashville designed by Charles Platt in 1915; and the restoration of a magnificent 1843 Greek Revival mansion in Charleston. Rizzoli International Publications. As a traditional architect, Gil Schafer specializes in building new "old" houses as well as renovating historic homes.

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In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z

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Potter Style #ad - In in with the old jennifer boles breathes new life into gracious living with 100 entries organized from A to Z on her favorite decorating essentials of the past. The peak of chic blogger jennifer boles--who counts newell turner, stephen drucker, Alexa Hampton, and Veranda founder Lisa Newsom among her loyal readers--presents a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details chintz, striped walls, and orangeries that were favored by the great tastemakers of the twentieth century.

. With a foreword by alexa hampton and charming illustrations and photographs, In with the Old is a guide to stylish living that will inspire and delight. Rizzoli International Publications. Best of all, jennifer gives helpful tips on decorating with these traditional flourishes today. The 1930s to the 1960s were a grand time for decorating: they saw Chippendale chairs and grotto furniture, monograms, house stationery, tented rooms, and vanities--much of which has since been forgotten or taken for granted.

In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Abrams. Used book in Good Condition. Each entry explores curious facts, dorothy draper, Sister Parish, anecdotes, and timeless advice plucked from the legacies of Billy Baldwin, the Duchess of Windsor, and other tastemakers whose influence continues today. Rizzoli International Publications.

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Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman's The Decoration of Houses

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The Monacelli Press #ad - Rizzoli International Publications. Projects range from a restoration of historic eighteenth-century public rooms in Crichel House in Dorset, England, to a mountain retreat in the wilds of Montana to an array of luxurious New York City apartments and country houses in the Hudson Valley. Used book in Good Condition.

It is not an overstatement to say that it is the most important decorating book ever written. How much of wharton and codman’s advice and how many of their principles are still applicable today? In Classical Principles for Modern Design, Jayne argues that Wharton and Codman’s fundamental ideas about the proportion and planning of space create the most harmonious and livable interiors, whether traditional or contemporary.

Tradition is now. Abrams. As he says, “Tradition is not about what was. In jayne’s view, “the decoration of Houses is the level-headed, indispensable book on the subject. Interior designer and decorative arts historian thomas Jayne takes on the redoubtable Edith Wharton and her co-author Ogden Codman, whose 1897 book The Decoration of Houses is acknowledged as the Bible of American interior design.

Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman's The Decoration of Houses #ad - The book follows the chapter organization of The Decoration of Houses—chapters on walls, windows and curtains, doors, ceilings and floors, etc. And adds important new perspectives on the design of kitchens and the use of color, both major subjects that Wharton and Codman did not address. Drawing on his own work at Jayne Design Studio, Jayne has selected elegant, traditional interiors that demonstrate these principles.

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