The Los Angeles celebrity-home interior designer's first book reveals how to achieve laid-back luxury through her casual-yet-elegant decorating style, which mixes tailored, lived-in pieces with an airy, inviting spirit. Beloved by celebrities from Patrick Dempsey to Ellen Pompeo to Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Estee Stanley has become one of the top interior designers because of her modern approach to living: real luxury is having a home that blends comfort with elegance, authenticity with simplicity. It means being perfectly set up to relax with your family and friends, surrounded by the things you love but nothing frivolous, nothing that requires constant maintenance and attention to look effortlessly chic. This book provides an in-depth exploration of Estee's style and how readers can achieve it in their own homes, according to their own tastes and lifestyles. Throughout the pages, Estee invites readers into her world by offering home-decor and accessories imagery from some of her most iconic projects. With a resources section ("Estee's Style File") and hundreds of never-been-seen, utterly cool photos throughout, In Comfort and Style is a must-have for the new generation of homeowners and design enthusiasts.
Baby car seats are absolutely essential for safely transporting your infant in a vehicle. In fact, it is a legal matter in many places. However, there are literally tons of car seats to choose from, and it can be a daunting task for new parents. Choosing a baby car seat that was made by an unreliable brand can have disastrous results. In the same token, choosing a car seat that was produced by a reputable brand can definitely save your baby's life in the unfortunate event of a car crash. With all of that being said, you should definitely educate yourself before buying a car seat. This ebook is the perfect tool for educating yourself in that matter, whether you are a first time parent or have just had your seventh child.
This title offers over 40 gorgeous ideas, from appliqued embellishments to patchwork quilts. Projects include ingenious ways for crafters to turn their fabric scraps, stray buttons, worn clothes and old furnishings into beautiful gifts and ideas for the home. Detailed techniques section is ideal for beginners and experts alike, with additional advice on using rich, traditional colors and rustic fabrics in a modern way.
This book contains an Open Access chapter This volume is the first systematic survey of the interface between the aesthetic and strategic domains. The “aesthetic” turn in strategy encompasses the use of aesthetic features and style to create value, as well as the ways in which the useful and the beautiful can be brought together.
Part do-it-yourself handbook, part investment guide, and part self-help manual, Invest in Your Nest is a unique approach to home improvement that speaks directly to the growing number of women who are investing in real estate. From Barbara K.—widely recognized as today's home repairs expert for women—comes an empowering book that is the first to explore the various ways women can add both beauty and comfort to their homes and increase property value. Now this hugely successful entrepreneur shares her own experiences—as a professional contractor and a single woman—buying, renovating, building, and selling homes. Room by room, she examines the value to both homeowner and potential buyer of a variety of home improvement projects, whether they are Do-It-Yourself (installing decorative molding) or Call-in-the-Pros (what you should know before calling the contractor). With this book's practical advice, women will gain the confidence and the ability to get the most from their homes—whether they plan to stay put or sell.
"Style Beauty Trimness" is the ultimate guide to looking good & having style. Easy to navigate book with whimsical illustrations & great, classic advice. How to build a chic wardrobe without breaking the bank. The real secrets to looking as slim & trim as possible. (No celery required!) How to have enviable self-esteem & confidence. Figure flaws & how to correct them. How to put yourself together with flair & individuality. Featuring quick, easy techniques applicable to a busy lifestyle. "Style Beauty Trimness" serves as a pleasant reminder that looking good doesn't always require punishing diets, designer clothing or millions of dollars. It simply requires some basic knowledge & good habits. Author Nancy Marie is model, socialite & fashionista whose cheerful, realistic approaches to style & beauty have made her a favorite worldwide.
STAYING POWER: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style helps you shape your space to meet your changing needs as you grow older. It's "sensible, useful, comprehensive and engagingly written," says Paula Span of The New York Times "New Old Age" blog. STAYING POWER: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style helps you shape your space to meet your changing needs as you grow older. This practical, problem-solving handbook can help you and the people you care about enjoy freedom, comfort and safety in familiar surroundings. So belly up to the grab bar and... Boost your independence as your abilities change. Easily customize your furnishings, layout and decor without breaking your back or your budget. Stay healthy with home-based mind-and-body fitness tips. Discover hundreds of valuable U.S. and Canadian resources to help with your specific situation. Use handy checklists and shopping lists to organize and kick-start your age-proofing projects. Whether you're planning ahead, ready to act, or helping someone else, learn how to make any type of house, apartment or condo a safer, more supportive home for years to come. This practical, problem-solving handbook can help you and the people you care about enjoy freedom, comfort and safety in familiar surroundings. So belly up to the grab bar and... Boost your independence as your abilities change. Easily customize your furnishings, layout and decor without breaking your back or your budget. Stay healthy with home-based mind-and-body fitness tips. Discover hundreds of valuable U.S. and Canadian resources to help with your specific situation. Use handy checklists and shopping lists to organize and kick-start your age-proofing projects. Whether you're planning ahead, ready to act, or helping someone else, learn how to make any type of house, apartment or condo a safer, more supportive home for years to come.
You've found the perfect person to love, honor, and cherish for life. The rest should be a piece of cake, right? Speaking of cake, what kind will you choose? Will the big event be indoors or outdoors? Black tie or casual? Will the guests eat fish or chicken or tofu lasagna? And what about flowers? Don't panic! Wedding experts Sharon Naylor and Casey Cooper have created an essential guide with a unique bridal intake quiz that covers all major facets of wedding planning, including colors, attire, food, venues, and more. What's Your Bridal Style? is your go-to guide to enjoying a stress-free, blissful wedding day that's perfect--and perfectly you. Sharon Naylor is the author of 27 wedding planning books. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fox 5 Live, and other shows. She lives in Madison, New Jersey.
In most accounts, literature of the nineteenth century compulsively tells the story of the individual and interiority. But amidst the newly dense social landscapes of modernity, with London as the first city of one million inhabitants, this literature also sought to represent those unknown and unmet: strangers. Focusing on the ways that both Victorian literature and modern social thought responded to an emergent "society of strangers," The Comfort of Strangers argues for a new relation between literary form and the socially dense environments of modernity, insisting upon strangers in these works not as alienating, fearsome others, but a relatively banal yet transformative fact of everyday life, the dark matter of the nineteenth-century social universe. Taking up "the literature of social density," Gage McWeeny engages with a range of generically diverse works from the age of Victorian sympathy to illuminate surprising investments in ephemeral relations, anonymity, and social distance. Life amidst strangers on urban streets and markets produced new social experiences, both alluring and fearsome, and McWeeny shows how realist literary form is remade by the relational possibilities offered by the impersonal intimacy of life among those unknown and the power of weak social ties. Reading works by Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James, he discovers a species of Victorian sociality not imagined under J.S. Mill's description in On Liberty of society as a crowd impinging upon the individual. Instead, McWeeny mines nineteenth-century literature's sociological imagination to reveal a set of works diverted by and into intensities located in strangers and the modern forms of sociality they emblematize. Treating seriously the preference for the many over the few, the impersonal intimacy of strangers over those who are friends and acquaintances, The Comfort of Strangers shows how literature and sociology together produced modern understandings of the social, opening up canonical works of the nineteenth century to a host of strange, new meanings.
From bestselling author, HGTV star, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson comes the interior design book of the decade. Ever wondered how to transform your laundry room from drab to fab? Your kitchen from prison to paradise? Your bedroom from boring to beautiful? Now you can, in this comprehensive interior design tome by design maven extraordinaire Sarah Richardson. Within these beautiful, full-colour pages and photographs, Sarah walks you through each room in your home, from the master bedroom to the kids’ rooms, to the kitchen, the bathroom, and everywhere in between, showing you how to turn a house into a home—Sarah style. Featuring full-page design spreads with stunning attention to detail, Sarah Style is a cache of creative, unique ideas for transforming your living spaces. You can make your dream home a reality, and the inspiration—and complete know-how—is right here in this premier source for all things interior design!
By the time Comfort and Protest was completed, South Africa was in a declared state of emergency. Within the context of the ongoing struggle in his country, Allan Boesak has written a powerful and urgent commentary on the Book of Revelation. He provides scriptural and historical interpretations, emphasizing that the drama which unfolds in the Apocalypse is played out in history whenever a political ruler claims the allegiance that belongs to God alone. Amid persecution and temptations to despair, Boesak provides a message of hope. He sees that, in the Apocalypse, "John longs passionately for another day, another world. He feels it so keenly that he writes: "That day has come. The church shares this longing, for the tent of God to be among the people. This is what the church has lived and died for, worked and struggled for: justice and humanity and peace and fullness of life."
This second edition of the highly successful Popular Singing serves as a practical guide to exploring the singing voice while helping to enhance vocal confidence in a range of popular styles. The book provides effective alternatives to traditional voice training methods, and demonstrates how these methods can be used to create a flexible and unique sound. This updated and thoroughly revised edition features a new chapter on training for popular singing, which incorporates recent movements in teaching the discipline across the globe, taking into account recent developments in the area. The book also features a new section on 'bridging' - ie. using all the technical elements outlined in the book to help the singer find their own particular expressive style to inspire more playfulness and creativity, both for the individual singer and for the teacher in practice and performance.
Today, it is difficult to imagine a living room without a sofa. When the first sofas on record were delivered in seventeenth-century France, the result was a radical reinvention of interior space. Symptomatic of a new age of casualness and comfort, the sofa ushered in an era known as the golden age of conversation; as the first piece of furniture designed for two, it was also considered an invitation to seduction. With the sofa came many other changes in interior space we now take for granted: private bedrooms, bathrooms, and the original living rooms. None of this could have happened without a colorful cast of visionaries-legendary architects, the first interior designers, and the women who shaped the tastes of two successive kings of France: Louis XIV's mistress Madame de Maintenon and Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour. Their revolutionary ideas would have a direct influence on realms outside the home, from clothing to literature and gender relations, changing the way people lived and related to one another for the foreseeable future.
A leading interior designer and a gardening journalist combine their expertise to provide readers with an authoritative volume on how to create and maintain gardens of all kinds, as well as how to appreciate their aesthetic appeal. 25,000 first printing.