Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary “picker” and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting). The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, homeowners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style decor.
More Style, Less Stuff Cozy Minimalism isn’t about going without or achieving a particular new, modern style. Nope. It’s simply a mindset that helps you get whatever style YOU LOVE with the fewest possible items. You want a warm, cozy, inviting home, without using more resources, money, and stuff than needed. Why use more if you don't have to? In Cozy Minimalist Home, accidental stylist and bestselling author Myquillyn Smith guides you step by step on making purposeful design decisions for your home. You'll have the tools to transform your home starting with what you already have, and using just enough of the right furniture and decor to create a home you're proud of in a way that honors your personal priorities, budget, and style. No more fretting when it comes to decorating your house! In Cozy Minimalist Home, Myquillyn Smith helps you Realize your role as the curator of your home who makes smart, style-impacting design choices Finally know what to focus on, and what not to worry about when it comes to your home Discover the real secret to finding your unique style—it has nothing to do with those style quizzes Understand how to find a sofa you won't hate tomorrow Deconstruct each room and then re-create it step by step with a fail proof process Create a pretty home with more style and less stuff—resulting in backwards decluttering! Finish your home and have it looking the way you've always hoped so you can use it the way you've always dreamed After reading Myquillyn's first book, The Nesting Place, women everywhere were convinced that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful and they found real contentment in their homes. But how does a content imperfectionist make actual design decisions? Cozy Minimalist Home is the answer to that question. Written for the hands-on woman who'd rather move her own furniture than hire a designer, this is the guidance she needs to finish every room of her house. With people, priorities and purpose in mind, anyone can create a beautiful home that transcends the trends. A pretty home is nice, but a Cozy Minimalist home goes beyond pretty and sets the stage for connection, relationship, and rest.
The official guide to New York's must-see buildings profiles a host of new landmarks and includes 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs. This new edition will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Move over, shabby chic: The new farmhouse look is all about clean lines and modern shapes, paired with rustic textures and clever upcycled decor ideas from the country life. With Modern Farmhouse Style, you can now achieve that farmhouse aesthetic in your own home—no matter where you reside. This collection of more than 250 gorgeous yet attainable farmhouse-inspired decor ideas, organizational tips, and DIY projects is everything you need to make your modern home perfectly rustic—or vice versa! With chapters on entryways, living spaces, kitchens, dining rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces, you’ll learn how to “countrify” any area of your home so it’s charming yet refined, homey yet chic. You’ll learn how to select the proper mix of contemporary and rustic furniture, pick raw materials, build out unique DIY projects, and add attractive and inspired personal touches. Whether you’re a city or a country dweller, Modern Farmhouse Style will bring the you the best of both worlds. Chapters Include: Entryways Choose One Sculptural Accent Use Hairpin Legs to Build Entryway Furniture Have Fun with Entryway Paint Reuse the Old Like New Living Rooms Start (and Display) Collections Embrace the Power of Paint Recast a Bird Cage into a Coffee Table Let Original Features Shine Kitchens Seek Out Sleek Storage Options Four Ways to Update an Island Mount a Sophisticated Wooden Wine Rack Reinterpret Historic Influences Dining Rooms Go for a Polished Palette Update Farmhouse Imagery Craft a Handsome Dining Room Table Get Rustic Schoolhouse Charm Family Rooms Explore Cabin Chic Assemble a Crate Coffee Table Farmhouse Workspaces Four Ways Update a Fireplace Bedrooms Update a Headboard Silhouette Use Vintage Toys in Sweet Vignettes Beautify a Dresser with Country Touches Seek Out Handmade “Flaws” Bathrooms Bring in Natural Fibers Embrace Courageous Decor Welcome Brick to the Bath Turn Tile Strategically Outdoor Spaces Salvage Outdoor Dining Sets Make Modern Use of a Classic Barn Illuminate the Garden Path Create Restful Nooks
Eric Lustbader, who delivers electrifying suspense in the #1 bestsellers featuring Robert Ludlum’s™ Jason Bourne, sends an honor-bound Ninja on a death-defying mission deep in the Vietnamese jungle. A ruthless American killing machine named Rock rules over a secret, blood-soaked empire of riches and murder: Floating City. At his command is the Torch—the tool of ultimate evil that one man can destroy: Nicholas Linnear. But only when he faces the harrowing truth about the Yakuza—the Japanese criminal underworld he despises—and about Koei, the woman he loved as no other, will he find the inner strength to annihilate Floating City and honor his family’s debt to the dead of the Yakuza, the Kaisho. While half a world away, his longtime friend and ex-NYPD detective Lew Croaker hunts the Kaisho’s would-be assassins, Linnear infiltrates a vast web of terror, crossing the line that divides good from evil, sensuality from death, and love from betrayal.
Since the 1960s, San Francisco has been America's capital of sexual libertinism and a potent symbol in its culture wars. In this highly original book, Josh Sides explains how this happened, unearthing long-forgotten stories of the city's sexual revolutionaries, as well as the legions of longtime San Franciscans who tried to protect their vision of a moral metropolis. Erotic dancers, prostitutes, birth control advocates, pornographers, free lovers, and gay libbers transformed San Francisco's political landscape and its neighborhoods in ways seldom appreciated. But as sex radicals became more visible in the public spaces of the city, many San Franciscans reacted violently. The assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were but the most brazen acts in a city caught up in a battle over morality. Ultimately, Sides argues, one cannot understand the evolution of postwar American cities without recognizing the profound role that sex has played. More broadly, one cannot understand modern American politics without taking into account the postwar transformation of San Francisco and other cities into both real and imagined repositories of unfettered sexual desire.
Originally the land of the Algonquian people, the barrier island on which Ocean City is now located, served as a protective wall for the mainland Delmarva peninsula. It was a somewhat remote area until five men, having formed the Atlantic Hotel Company Corporation, built the first lodging facility, and Ocean City as a coastal resort began to take root. From the cattle grazing in the mid-1800s to the few blocks of buildings constructed at the turn of the century, from the infamous storm of 1933 to the overwhelming growth of the 1940s, Ocean City has had a rich and vibrant history. This volume offers a historical perspective of Ocean City from its inception to 1946, a period when growth was steady but slow. Now boasting over eight million visitors annually, the area is Maryland's golden-haired child and its second-largest city during peak summer weekends when an average of 300,000 tourists arrive.
The simple elegance of farmhouse charm is the combination of comfort and timeless character. Each home is filled with styles ranging from vintage to industrial farmhouse, featuring rustic siding, calming paint tones, and plenty of natural light. From rural cabin escapes to farmhouse style in the city, Country Farmhouse is the inspiration you need to create the rustic holiday haven of your dreams. Whether a new pastoral build that honors the past or a weathered weekend getaway, homes that hold a reverence for reimagined historic finds fill every page. Featuring charming collections, outdoor living spaces, and chic renovations, this timeless coffee table book packs style ideas that welcome a spirit of hospitality and gracious country living. Grab a tall glass of lemonade and find a comfy spot on the porch as you read through our collection of unique interior design stories full of the cozy charm we know and love.