New Home & Garden Materials

Flower color guide / Darroch and Michael Putnam. cover
With 400 gorgeously photographed cut flowers organized to span the full spectrum of shades, Flower Color Guide is the essential tool for flower selection and arrangement, and a primer to understanding and appreciating flowers and color. "This is the book we wish we had to help us before we started, " say authors Darroch and Michael Putnam, the duo behind New York's leading floral design studio, Putnam & Putnam.--COVER.
Vertical vegetables : simple projects that deliver more yield in less space / Amy Andrychowicz. cover
"Vertical Gardening is the secret to making the most of your space; when you grow upward rather than outward, you will double or triple the yield from your small-space garden. In Vertical Vegetables, author Amy Andrychowicz shows you a thing or two about growing up. Bigger yields per square foot may be the main reason for vertical growing, but vertical gardens also offer opportunities that go beyond the purely functional--they can be beautiful, too! Vertical Gardening is a beautiful project book which is your key to more garden produce, and improved outdoor living in any space, from tiny and urban, to large and sprawling."--Provided by publisher.
Veere Grenney : a point of view / Veere Grenney ; [written with] Ruth Guilding ; with photography by David Oliver. cover
"The first book from AD100 designer Veere Grenney--the master of streamlined, glamorous, classical rooms with an English touch--eloquently explores not only the hows but also the whys of decorating. Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, A Point of View is a rich album of Grenney's decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, with multiple images per page. Organized by room, these chapters feature Grenney's room-by-room decorating philosophy for entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, and explore thematic topics such as Englishness and composition and balance. Grenney also shares his own story, from his early years on the '70s London design scene to starting his own firm, from his first flat in London to his renovation of David Hicks' former house, the Temple, to his new holiday house in Tangier. There is also a chapter on the iconic designers who have inspired him. Whether it's a country house or an urbane apartment, Grenney's world is one of settled calm and welcoming comfort, where there are always generous fireplaces to sit in front of, billiard rooms and stone-flagged passages, and utility rooms where boots and coats are stored; grandeur and modesty side by side. This book is a must for Anglophiles and design lovers."--publisher's description.
Shelfie : clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art / Martha Roberts ; photography by Nick Pope ; styling by Katie Phillips & Martha Roberts. cover
"Decluttering and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first books on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house." --Back cover.
The patterned interior / Greg Natale ; foreword by Martyn Lawrence Bullard ; photography by Anson Smart. cover
At once sophisticated and full of robust character, Greg Natale's interiors are renowned around the world for creating environments that traverse serenity and flamboyance. By studying a project from the broadest point of view down to its smallest detail, Natale successfully transforms any space deftly marrying contemporary accents with vintage pieces through his signature interplay of pattern and design. In this book, Natale's unique insights are accompanied by stunning images by acclaimed photographer Anson Smart. The Patterned Interior guides readers through a diverse selection of residences that showcase Natale's exploration of the power and importance of pattern. Featuring photographs that span multiple countries and myriad styles, this book tours a rural Oklahoma property that redefines contemporary rustic cool, a unique surf-inspired penthouse overlooking one of Australia's most sought-after beaches, a Midtown New York pied-à-terre that exudes sophistication, a vast country estate in southern Australia with a distinct rock vibe, and a light-filled city apartment in one of Sydney's most iconic buildings.
Maison : Parisian chic at home / Ines de la Fressange, Marin Montagut ; photography by Claire Cocano ; illustrations by Marin Montagut ; translated from the French by Philippa Hurd. cover
The authors take readers inside fifteen Parisian apartments--including their own--that demonstrate how to imbue a home with a sense of well-being through a mix of vintage and contemporary styles. Each owner is passionate about home decor--whether in a studio, loft, or duplex--and they continually evolve their interior with new treasures uncovered in flea markets, on their travels, at design fairs, or in artisanal workshops. With extensive photographs, watercolor illustrations, mood boards, color palettes, and practical advice on the indispensable objects that personalize each maison, this exquisite volume is rich in inspiration for creating Parisian chic at home.
Thinking of you / illustrations by Molly Hatch ; text by Abrams Noterie ; interior design: Katie Benezra. cover
"This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Thinking of You offers a soothing array of blooms with empathetic meanings. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's symbolism, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers"--Amazon.com.
The Year-round hoophouse : polytunnels for all seasons and all climates / Pam Dawling. cover
"Growing in hoophouses reduces the impact of increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends growing seasons, and strengthens regional food supply. The Year-Round Hoophouse teaches how to site, design, and build a hoophouse and successfully grow abundant produce all year in a range of climates."--Publisher's promotional description.
Small space living : expert tips and techniques on using closets, corners, and every other space in your home / Roberta Sandenbergh, Architect AIA. cover
"For urban dwellers in small apartments, freelancers working from home, expectant parents/parents of young children who will need more space, those who want to make large homes feel cozy, anyone wanting to downsize, anyone with roommates, fans of the tiny house movement, and millennials who are living with their parents because they can't yet afford a place of their own. Unlike other books in this genre, this is not organized by room, but by space opportunities--untapped areas in every home that can be expanded for storage. Author is known as the Small Space Architect. This book is about making your current space, regardless of its size, work better for you."--Provided by publisher.
The power of pattern : interiors and inspiration : a resource guide / Susanna Salk. cover
Presenting rooms by design stars such as Alessandra Branca, Miles Redd, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and Mary McDonald, among others, The Power of Pattern teaches how to mix and match to make a house look effortlessly decorated. And Salk's encouraging design tips give inspirational ideas and practical tips, opening up a world of decorating creativity.
Outdoor paint techniques & faux finishes : 25 great outdoor finishes for plaster, wood, cement, metal, and stone / Marina Niven & Louise Hennigs. cover
"Gives information about painting on various outdoor surfaces, such as wood, cement, and plaster. Includes guidance for choosing color, tools, and equipment, and provides detailed step-by-step procedures for each type of outdoor surface discussed"-- Provided by publisher.
Nina Campbell interior decoration : elegance and ease / Giles Kime ; foreword by Carolina Herrera ; principal photography by Paul Raeside. cover
For comfortable and stylish interiors, look no further than Nina Campbell, the doyenne of English interior design today. Rooms with sophisticated color combinations, tailored upholstery, whimsical antiques, and unquestionable ease--motifs that are uniquely Campbell's but that also echo her early influences working with legend John Fowler. Nina Campbell's almost fifty-year career exemplifies the best of English interior design. Campbell imparts her design wisdom through a biography of her career and recent decorating projects, sharing tips and secrets of the trade. A selection of the designer's own London residences outlines her experimentations and passions--from pared-back grandeur to bold plays of scale and modern use of texture and color. A survey of Nina's high-profile commissions completed in the last five years demonstrates how she employs the key principles of her design aesthetic in a variety of contexts, from prestigious addresses in London and New York, a pied-à-terre in Rome, and a retreat in the English countryside to a historic German hotel, a viewing pavilion at the Ascot, and a Los Angeles bedroom suite. The running theme is how Campbell has taken the tenets of classic English style and uses them to create a style germane to the twenty-first century. This book is for people who love English design, one of the most enduring decorating styles of the past fifty years--traditional interiors with vibrant colors, luxurious textiles, pared-down elegance, and, above all, true comfort. A necessary addition to design libraries on masters of the field.
The nature of home : creating timeless houses / Jeffrey Dungan ; photography by William Abranowicz. cover
"Light-filled houses built with an emphasis on natural materials by award-winning Southern architect Jeffrey Dungan. Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Dungan designs new traditional houses for today--houses with clean lines, made with stone and wood, that carry an air of lasting beauty and that are made to be handed on to future generations. In his first book, Dungan shares his advice and insight for creating these "forever" houses and explores eight houses in full, from a beach house on the Gulf Coast to a farmhouse in the Southern countryside to a family home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. All speak of authenticity, timelessness, and lived history that reveals itself through the rich patinas and natural textures that come with age. Layered in between are thematic essays and imagery celebrating the importance of elements such as light, stone, and rooflines in creating a home"-- Provided by publisher.
Hollywood modern : houses of the stars / Michael Stern, Alan Hess. cover
"This book looks at the intersection of celebrity and design, through the case of 25 houses designed by great architects for their informed, trend-setting, and extremely famous clients, in Southern California. Hollywood Modern spans the modern era, from moderne homes of the 1930s, through mid-century modern designs, to the present day. Hollywood Modern touches on the many moods of modernism. These houses edit, rearrange and direct our point of view much like the carefully composed version of reality we see in motion pictures. These different styles co-exist as modernism and stand in distinct contrast to the Mediterranean villas and Spanish Colonial manses of early Hollywood."--Provided by publisher.
The little book of house plants and other greenery / Emma Sibley ; photography by Adam Laycock. cover
"House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants - this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own. Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant."-- Provided by publisher.