Live happily, live stylishly! Celebrity designer Jonathan Adler's newest book is a vibrant, hilarious mash-up of style bible, decorating tome and self-help guide. In gorgeous, full-colour spreads, 100 bold ideas for Happy Chic dwelling, decorating and entertaining are revealed.
As a bonus, five project gatefolds invite readers to create their own Happy Chic handicrafts, including a macramé owl and custom LOVE note cards.$29.99
This useful compendium is packed with tips, techniques, quick fixes and trade secrets aimed at complete beginners planning their first ever home makeover.
Clear, simple instructions de-mystify all key aspects, giving you the tools to get the job done quickly and professionally. With useful lists of the essential tools you need for the job, along with fix-it solutions for when things go wrong, this is the manual that will take you through your next home makeover as painlessly as possible.$24.99
Packed with tried and tested answers to every common household query, from how often you should clean your duvet, to how to maintain the exterior of your home. Topics range from everyday chores, appliances, planning rooms, buying furniture, legal matters and mortgages to pipes and drains and gas and electricity. A wealth of expertise for you to reference as you need. It will have you running your home in the most efficient, safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way!$49.99$44.95
Much like her avian counterpart, the Australian bowerbird, Sibella Court is famous for creating interiors that entice and inspire from found objects, beloved mementos and upcycled furniture.
In Sibella's new book of ideas and interiors, she shares her approach to achieving unique style, a firm believer that our own collections, imparting the memories they do, are a vital part of any home.
From shells to vintage hardware and to portraits of moustached men, this book of practical inspiration shows you how your belongings can be a centrepiece or subtle elements that reflect your space, your apartment, your house and your passions.$44.99
Brilliant Reuse is ideal for those who have a passion for going to markets and second hand stores to look for all sorts of fun, old things without actually knowing what we'll do with it.
This book is a collection of all of the best ideas from Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine that applies creativity as well as inventiveness to impulse purchases.$29.99
Nestled deep in the South of the US is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy's unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests and cooking for the holidays.
Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Lee Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humour, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible.
Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the authors are now offering this book so happier living can be within everyone's grasp, not just the select few.$34.99
Revealing the studios, apartments and houses of the artists, designers, stylists, curators, writers, filmmakers, photographers and innovators pushing the boundaries of contemporary culture. 30 homes of artists and designers including Julie Verhoeven and Maharishi founder of Hardy Biechmann in London, graffiti artist Fafi in Paris, Ryan McGinness and Wes Lang in New York and Yasumasa Yonehara in Tokyo. A fascinating insight into creative cities and interiors that are filled with post-modern pop collectables, vintage finds, toy collections, underground art, odd objects and handmade things.$25.99
150 projects, tips and energy myths educate you about everything you can do to save money and make your whole home more comfortable and green into the bargain.
Start lowering those energy bills right away by following the crystal clear directions, colour photos and simple drawings: install compact fluorescent lights; seal off your chimney, fix leaky taps, buy an efficient heating system.
Holly Becker gives interiors advice the personal touch, taking the friendly, approachable tone that has made her decor8 blog so popular. She guides readers through the decisions they need to make when embarking on any decorating project.
Filled with inspirational photographs, moodboards and words of wisdom, the book is an invaluable guide to finding and filtering design information and to the wealth of shopping choices that can overwhelm a novice decorator.$44.99
All the advice and inspiration you need to create a stylish home.
• Beginner's guide to tools and equipment
• How to plan your colour scheme
• Advice on wallpapering, painting, varnishing ... through to the finishing touches
• Must-know boxes; checklists for estimating amounts, matching media to surface, etc.$24.95$9.99
Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in a classic compendium of Mother Nature's plant-powered methods for herbal happiness at home and in health. In The Domestic Alchemist, Pip Waller shares her expertise in this invaluable handbook to herbs.
An introduction to the power of plants is followed by concise growing tips and profiles; guidelines on the set up of an alchemist's kitchen; and techniques on how to make tinctures to tonics. Add a comprehensive directory of eco-laundry and cleaning concoctions to first aid and balms from zesty stain removers to cold compresses and you're all set to create your very own domestic revolution.$44.99
Stylist Sibella Court offers simple ideas for styling your space that won't break the bank but will beautiful - & evocative of your own style. Her technique is to seek out beauty & meaning in everything. She shows how she combines contemporary elements with junk shop finds & antiques, textile fragments, wallpapers, collectables & ephemera to create rooms full of colour, texture & imagination.$59.99
Live a calmer, healthier life - recycle & re-use - clean naturally - garden organically & more. Chapters with colour photos & how-tos get you into the routine of:
* Using natural alternatives around the house
* Reducing energy bills
* Enjoying preparing recipes for food you've grown
* Recipes to stock your larder
* Growing & using herbs for health & beauty
* Gift ideas to choose & to make for anyone.$24.99
Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements.
Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, she offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars and vases.
Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.$34.99
Amanda Talbot demonstrates how architecture and interior design at their best can make us safer, healthier, more efficient, enlightened and productive – all contributing to a fundamental sense of wellbeing.
In essence, Happy shows us ways in which design can help us live a happy life. This global survey reveals how designers are creating joyous living spaces that play to our emotions, speaking to our hearts as much as to our heads, through strategic planning and execution and by using carefully chosen colours, textures, quality of materials and finishes.$69.99$34.99
This is a fun-loving collection of outdoor decorating and styling solutions, from seating and other furniture to lighting ideas, creating banners and buntings, table settings and picnic areas, spaces for parties and gatherings.
Taking in garden rooms, outdoor spaces such as cabins, canopies and dining areas as well as moveable spaces such as vintage vans and tents, the author brings her everyday magic and glorious sense of relaxed living with bright colour to every corner of the garden. Whether you own a city veranda, country field or a small courtyard there are outdoor decorating ideas here for everyone.$49.99
An acclaimed landscape designer walks the reader through the process of turning any property into the home outside you've always dreamed of. Focusing on key concepts like Finding Your Comfort Zone and Placing the Pieces, Messervy presents breathtaking plans for remarkable front and back lawns, entertainment areas, and contemplative retreats, as well as innovative ways to create a better flow between the inside and outside of a house.$49.99$44.95
"A planning handbook full of buildable ideas for baths, kitchens, bedrooms, and family rooms that address the needs of kids" - Professional Remodeler Magazine. From lofts, playhouses, secret hideaways, high-tech homework centres to the backyard world of forts, treehouses, clubhouses, and playhouses, this book brings you the best design ideas for creating great places for kids from babies to teenagers - with plans, colour photos and expert tips.$24.95$9.95
Transform your home from shabby to chic, with the help of Kirstie Allsopp. Looking to the past for inspiration and embracing vintage style to create something unique and beautiful, Kirstie continues her love affair with everything handmade.
Re-using, restoring and upcycling, Kirstie shows how to transform vintage fabrics, furniture and other everyday things into modern day treasures using a range of crafting skills and techniques. From distressing a mirror and decoupage to making a memory quilt with vintage fabric, the book is packed with practical techniques that can be adapted to suit your own objects and furniture.
Kirstie's Vintage Home contains everything you need to create your own vintage look at home.$44.99
An inspirational guide to stylish houseboats that features not only static residential boats and floating dwellings but also those used as holiday homes and funky modern businesses.
The examples illustrated range from canal boats, riverboats, narrow and wide beam boats, barges, Dutch barges, static houseboats and even seaworthy cruisers moored in marinas – stylish boats from the UK, North America, Europe and Australia.$29.99