45 Palettes for Choosing Colour Texture and Pattern
Author: Tricia Guild
Category: Color in interior decoration
Tricia Guild has spent her life working with colour, pattern and texture to create beautiful rooms and producing collections of paint, fabric and wallpapers from her own signature colour palettes. In this inspiring and practical book Tricia lifts the lid on her 'paint box', providing visual inspiration, expert advice and 45 bespoke palettes. Each story describes its inspiration and features a room showing how it can be used. Hints and tips - such as how to use plains, patterns and texture, or how to alter the balance of the colours - spell out how to create different effects. Mood boards demonstrate how to ensure your chosen palettes will work. With all these elements at your disposal all you need to do is open up the Paint Box and get creative!
45 Palettes for Choosing Color, Texture and Pattern
Author: Tricia Guild
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Category: House & Home
Renowned for her unique eye for color and her ability to mix paint, pattern and texture to fabulous effect in creating beautiful spaces, Tricia Guild has now, for the first time ever, resolved to lay bare the secrets of her working methods and spell them out simply for us to follow – not to copy what she does but to learn how to use these skills in our own rooms. Taking inspiration from nature, the cityscape, a different period or culture or from the space itself, Paint Box provides visual inspiration, expert advice, a box of tricks and 45 of Tricia's tried-and-tested palettes. www.designersguild.com
Crafts & Hobbies by Tricia Guild,Nonie Niesewand,Gilles De Chabaneix
Author: Tricia Guild,Nonie Niesewand,Gilles De Chabaneix
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Think natural, loosen up, pare down, color in, and above all, live well! These are the key words of the new country living, and no home better exemplifies this wonderful philosophy than decorator Tricia Guild's Tuscan farmhouse. A tour around this warm and wonderful home is the centerpiece in a richly photographed look at what defines the best contemporary design. The first section, "A New Attitude," pinpoints the main features of this current approach. Then, the intimate glimpse into Guild's private world, as well as four other houses, spotlights her love of natural materials, her uncluttered arrangements, her loose approach to fabric, and bold use of color--as well as the inspiration she draws from the surrounding landscape. Rooms glow with brightness; her kitchen bursts with fresh produce; inside and out, tables are laid with embroidered cloths, jugs of garden flowers, vibrant mismatched plates, and delicious local foods. Finally, "Living and Entertaining" is an exhortation to fill your world with pleasure, and to bring exuberance not only to your dcor and design, but to all you do. None of the ideas is expensive, and every one is innovative, easy, and life enhancing!
Color is the single most powerful element in decoration; its ability to transform surroundings and to excite a variety of responses is second to none. This book is a celebration of color in interior design, a richly inspiring source book of design ideas and solutions.
Mind-blowing Proportions, Remarkable Ratios and Extraordinary Facts
Author: David Tanguy,Mike Fairbrass
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
If the Sun is the size of a Grapefruit, the Earth is a grain of sand, then the distance between the two is a London bus. Scale is intriguing. Scale is everywhere. Scale is our experience of the world, from our perception of time to physical distance to weights and measures. The human scale is 1:1, the point of reference. Everything is designed around it. Wealth is an example of scale, so is a sculpture, a building, a planet or a molecule. Scale is a universal and timeless subject. The Scale of Things brings together facts and figures in a visual way, embracing popular science, space, economics, politics, geography, nature, technology and architecture in an accessible and entertaining way. Fun and informative, it will change the way you look at the world around you.
One of the world's foremost interior designers focuses on color and its use in creating truly evocative personal interiors. For forty years, Tricia Guild has set the pace with her acclaimed interiors and up-to-the-minute collections of fabrics, wallpapers, and furnishings. She is celebrated for her extraordinary gift for combining bold patterns, chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color that has made her one of the most sought-after interior designers today. Here, she shares her systematic approach to understanding and working with color, pattern, and texture, exploring themes that shape and inspire her stylish and sensuous yet playful sensibility. She begins by defining her notion of five basic color families and then demonstrates how to use color and pattern with impact and confidence to create glamorous, dramatic environments. With a knack for beautiful and dramatic spaces that do not sacrifice comfort, Tricia Guild shares her years of experience in creating memorable living spaces. Examples from her own acclaimed designs coupled with stunning original photography of real-world examples from all over the globe--from contemporary London lofts to coastal New England cottages and California Wine Country estates--complements a text rich in insight from the designer's perspective.
Scandinavian fashion has long been admired for its stylish, clean-lined, interesting cuts and aesthetic. Breaking the Pattern is the first authentic dressmaking book that showcases the beauty and uniqueness of Scandinavian style. Complete with stunning photography, clear illustrations and instructions this book will show you how to create a coherent capsule wardrobe – complete with a collection of 10 garments that are easy to make, wear, and combine with each other. From the Finnish sewing duo behind the dressmaking fashion label Named, Laura and Saara offer up an enticing selection of tops, dresses, skirt and trousers for the modern seamstress. You will build your skills as you work through the book and with plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there's lots of room for you to add your own personal touches and quirks to each design. Taking you beyond the patterns featured in this book, Breaking the Pattern will inspire you to not only build on your sewing repertoire but to grow in confidence with your own sewing. Patterns come in a range of sizes from US sizes 4 to 16, with concise information of measuring yourself and finding the perfect fit. Full size pattern sheets are included in this neat package, perfect for the contemporary dressmaker.
Rediscover the pleasure of taking a real lunch break, and improve your health, happiness, and productivity. Statistics show that only one-third of American workers leave their desk to take a lunch break, which has a negative effect on productivity, creativity, and innovation. Gone for Lunch is a friendly, fun, and inspirational book that offers readers ideas for how they can reclaim their lunch break! With a challenge included for every week of the year, each activity is designed to be suitable for anyone anywhere—at home or at work, in the city or the countryside. Drawing buildings, trying yoga, volunteering, going for bike rides, handwriting letters: her challenges range from indoor to outdoor, active to sedentary, and the health benefits are endless.
Tricia Guild's gift for colour, her understanding of space and proportion, her brilliance at mixing pattern and her feminine view of the world make her collections and the rooms in which they are applied considered stylish and beautiful. Over the years her collections have varied from hot colours to cool shades of white, from floral prints in every shape and size to stripes and plaids, yet in every case they are recognisable as designs by Tricia Guild. Tricia now presents a collection of international locations decorated with her designs. This is a confident statement encapsulating everything that is memorable about her, certain, style. Each of the fourteen locations featured in the book is viewed throughout, to show how Tricia enhances different types of room and connects spaces. Plus, Elspeth Thompson's descriptive text interprets how each effect is achieved and James Merrell's state-of-the-art photography makes every room glow with light and colour.
Steer clear of food storage disaster! Empower yourself with the insider info it takes to store healthy food, save money, and make meals your family wants to eat. Use these savvy tricks to avoid accidents waiting to happen to your supply. Food storage gurus Crystal Godfrey and Debbie Kent show you how to keep produce, whole grains, and even meat and dairy for months—or years! Use your food storage to make Yogurt parfaitSkillet Beef & MacGourmet Italian gnocchiSweet coconut macaroons Regain control over your food storage, and take comfort in knowing that you can provide for your family in a time of need. This clever and useful book shows you how to become a food storage expert and never go hungry again!
Self-acknowledged ‘design junkies’ Lucy St George and Jane Rockett launched their online interiors store in 2007. Ten years on, Rockett St George has revitalized the interiors market with their quirky, glamorous and distinctive collections. On offer is is a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities produced by designers and manufacturers around the world and a million miles away from mass produced chain-store products. In this, their first book, Jane and Lucy share their insights and expertise when it comes to creating magical, inviting, and imaginative interiors. Friendly and down to earth, they reveal how to create a home that reflects your personality, interests, and passions so it truly makes you feel “at home”. Jane and Lucy start at the very beginning, taking the reader by the hand and offering sound advice on making the right style choices. They go on to discuss finding inspiration, analysing a space, choosing paint colors and wallpapers, arranging and styling furniture, finding the right lighting, showing off treasures, and making style statements that will stop others in their tracks. Illustrated with real-life homes, Extraordinary Interiors helps the reader to navigate the sea of choices out there when it comes to decorating, all with a dash of humor and a light-hearted approach that makes interior decorating fun.
The Creative Art of Pen, Brush and Chalk Lettering
Author: Imogen Owens
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Learn how to create beautiful, handlettered stationery, art, and other decorations with sophisticated, interactive book full of exquisite sample alphabets, fun exercises, and simple step-by-step projects. From modern calligraphy in ink to hand lettering in chalk on blackboard and brush lettering in paint, discover a variety of ingenious and unique ways to turn words and letters into wonderful projects. Learn to create eyecatching letterforms, embellish with flourishes, free-brush letters on canvas, and digitize your work for printing. Modern Calligraphy Workshop will give you the inspiration as well as the skills to turn your everyday handwriting into artwork.
House & Home by Farrow & Ball,Joa Studholme,Charlotte Cosby
Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country. Published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, the book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and Farrow & Ball's creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colors work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall.
Rothko progressed from figurative and symbolist works to eventually using shimmering and enveloping abstract colour to elevate you to a higher spiritual awareness. Discover the themes, thinking and methodology behind the oeuvre, from Greek tragedy and Nietzsche to music and colour, whilst experiencing his pieces displayed in full, free of clutter.
Discover Rachel Ashwell’s floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell’s world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colorways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple… but all beautiful in their own right.
An essential guide to the world's must-visit wineries
Author: Chris Losh
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Wherever you are in the world, there's a winery worth visiting, a vineyard ready to be explored and a cellar packed with bottles of juicy wines begging to be drunk. Among more than 30 countries and regions (and some 400 wineries), this book explores the classic destinations, reveals hidden gems in well-known wine country, and celebrates emerging wine-producing locations. Where to Drink Wine travels country-by-country, region-by-region highlighting the must-visit wineries in each location. Its the definitive guide for the travelling wine-lover. Practical and evocative, colourful and comprehensive, its information covers the traditions, innovations and character of each winery and will help you decide where to go, the best tour for you, and what to expect when you get there. From Bordeaux to New York State, Tuscany to China, let Where to Drink Wine tempt you to tour the world, estate by estate.