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Flea Market Style (USED)

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Flower Arranging (USED)

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For Your Home: Kitchens (USED)

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This stunning series showcases innovative design ideas for every room in the home. All beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, each book offers attractive ideas and solutions for every decorating challenge.

Good Things ; A Collection of Inspired Household Ideas and Projects (USED)

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Good Things for Organizing (USED)

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Great Country French Style (USED)

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  • Page after page of rich, beautiful full-color photography will inspire homeowners.
  • More than 30 home tours and nearly 300 photos showcase Country French style in every room of the house.
  • Real homes illustrate the range of interpretations of Country French style, from rustic to casual to more formal.
  • The book shows how to get the look with furniture, accessories, color, pattern, and architecture.
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    Great Windows and Walls Collection (USED)

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  • More photos and more ideas than any other book of window solutions.
  • Creative window treatments and wall colors combined for stylish, elegant home decor.
  • Custom solutions using curtains, valances, cornices, swags and jabots, shades, shutters, blinds, and draperies.
  • Tips help homeowners choose the perfect covering for any window.
  • Advice on working with pros for custom treatments.
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    HGTV 6 Steps design on a Dime (USED)

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    Includes six easy-to-understand steps that aim to give homeowners the confidence to transform ho-hum rooms into spaces that are functional and fun. Here, readers learn how to combine all six elements to create a successful decorating scheme.

    HGTV Design on a Dime (USED)

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    HGTV Sensible Chic; Smart Style on Any Budget (USED)

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    Home (USED)

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    Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as "an education." She has long cared deeply about design: "I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen."
    This deluxe edition of Home is printed on extremely high quality paper, printed on a sheet-fed press, and bound in a real cloth covered case with a tipped in photo of Ellen DeGeneres' living room featuring her Picasso. In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, "You don't have to have money to have good taste," and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous "Brody House" up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well as a glimpse at their awe-inspiring rooms.
    Full of beautiful photographs, this book is a treasure trove of amazing California architecture, unique home furnishings, breathtaking art, and hundreds of ideas on putting together the home you've always dreamed of.

    Home Body

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    In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.

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    Home Comforts; The Art and Science of Keeping a Home (USED)

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    "Home Comforts" is something new. For the first time in nearly a century, a sole author has written a comprehensive book about housekeeping. This is not a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints, a cleaning book, a history book, or an arid encyclopedia compiled by a committee or an institute. "Home Comforts" is a readable explanation for both beginners and experts of all the domestic arts -- choosing fabrics, keeping the piano in tune, caring for books, making a good fire in the fireplace and avoiding chimney fires, ironing and folding, setting up a good reading light, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, and everything else that modern people might want to do for themselves in their homes. But this reliable and thorough book on the practicalities of housekeeping is also an argument for the importance of private life and the comforts offered by housekeeping.

    Cheryl Mendelson is a philosopher, lawyer, sometime professor, and a homemaker, wife, and mother. "Home Comforts" is based on her domestic education, which she acquired while growing up on a farm in the hills of Greene County, in southwestern Pennsylvania, from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. Learning from the distinct domestic styles of her native Appalachian relatives and her Italian immigrant relatives, she appreciated early on how important domestic customs are to a sense of comfort and identity in life. She writes out of love and respect for her subject, and hopes to inspire others to develop the affection and respect for home life and housework she was fortunate to have learned.

    Mendelson addresses the meanings as well as the methods of housekeeping with a keen sense of the history and valuesinvolved. The result is a warm, good-humored, engagingly written book with a message and a point of view, one that is overflowing with useful reflections and information. The clarity, breadth, and depth of the information collected here are unparalleled. You can read "Home Comforts" for thoughtful entertainment or use its ample index to help you find the answers to practical domestic questions. There is nothing quite like it.

    Among this book's unique features:

    - A skeptical discussion of the excessive use of disinfectants in the home. - How to iron a dress shirt and how to fold sheets. - How to make up a bed with hospital corners. - How to do all basic sewing stitches. - How to choose proper sizes for sheets, tablecloths, and other household linens. - How to set the table for informal and formal meals. - Expert recommendations for safe food storage. - The most exhaustive and reliable information on fabrics, textile fibers, and their laundering, drying, and other care that exists for nonprofessionals. - A thorough explanation of care labels and why and how you should often (carefully) disregard them. - Housekeeping guidelines for people with pets or with allergies. - What to do about dust mites. - How to clean and care for wood, china and crystal, jewelry, ceramic tile, metals, and more. - Guides to stain and spot removal. - Extensive recommendations for improving home safety. - A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees.-

    - 200 Elegant, Clear Drawings -

    Home Design and Decorating; Room Schemes (USED)

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    Home Nesting Basics; 12 Simple Steps to Creating a Space That's Truly Yours (USED)

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    12 Simple Steps to Creating a Space That's Truly Yours
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    Home Office Solutions (USED)

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    Home offices don't have to be eyesores that require the door always to be kept shut tight. This guidebook offers solutions and layouts for carving out home offices that work with your space and boost your success for an office that anyone would be proud to showcase centre stage in their own home.

    Home Plans Small & Stylish (USED)

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    Home Skills: Ceramic Tile

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    As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile turns each of your bland surfaces into a blank canvas. To many homeowners, laying tile sounds like a recipe for stress, physical injury, artistic embarrassment, or all of the above. But we'll let you in on a secret: with some basic knowledge and a little persistence, anyone can do it--and you'll feel especially proud when you tally up the money you just saved by doing it yourself. With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you'll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling your living space. Through user-friendly project descriptions and vivid how-to photography, you'll learn all the necessary tiling skills in a concise, accessible way: designing your layout and selecting the perfect tiles, handling and cutting them properly, working with grouts and adhesives, and putting the finishing touches on a confident installation. You'll be able to tackle any surface, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes, and at any pace you prefer--take it easy and get it just right over time or blast away and transform an entire room in an afternoon. So set your hesitations aside. HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile is your one-stop DIY guide to the custom tile job you never thought you could pull off. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, plumbing, and wiring.
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    House and Gardern Book of Country Homes (USED)

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    The very best rooms of country homes around the world assembled into one dream country "house book" of interiors: including modest studios, rural retreats, and grand country estates that inspire today's second home owner.
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    House Beautiful Decorating School (USED)

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    In one imaginative and beautifully presented volume, the genius of House Beautiful unfolds - in a class that teaches the eye to see and understand decor in an inspiring new way. Take a class with House Beautiful's teachers! All the design know-how anyone needs to decorate a new home or redo an old house is right in this one-stop, all encompassing, lushly photographed, and brilliantly conceived volume. Everything from wonderful home basics and working with space to the art of colour and perfect patterns to the absolute essentials for floors, windows, walls, and lighting is here. In addition to presenting fundamental decorating principles, this unequalled reference looks at different styles, such as Country, Modern, and Seaside; suggests ways of adding drama to a space or period grandeur; and leads you on an inspirational idea-filled walk through the house, analysing options for every room.

    House Beautiful Paint; Great Style Series (USED)

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    House Beautiful Slipcovers (USED)

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    Bring a personal and stylish look to every room in your home with slipcovers. More than 120 photographs present a variety of styles - tailored or loose-fitting, country, romantic or urban, classic or modern.

    How Do I Clean the Moosehead? And 99 More Tough Questions About Housecleaning (USED)

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    Aslett, professional janitor and bestselling author, answers tough questions on housecleaning, resulting in a thoroughly entertaining handbook for those who don't know much about cleaning, for those who hate cleaning, or for those who just want to make it less of a chore. 100 line drawings.
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    Ideas for Great Patios and Decks

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    How can a person expand their living space to include a natural outdoor setting? This new edition in the Ideas for Great series answers that question -- patios and decks! With over 165 full-color photos and illustrations, this exciting new title offers homeowners the very latest in patio and deck design and construction. From a planning section to help readers evaluate their building sites to a time-saving Shopper's Guide of new building materials available today, this book guides readers through the entire process. The clearly illustrated ideas point the way to a beautiful and functional outdoor living area that anyone can create.
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    Influential Interiors; Shaping 20th Century Style Through Key Interior Designers (USED)

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    The evolution of 20th-century interior design as told through the work of 25 of the key designers and decorators who shaped and continue to shape today's taste. 150 photos, 100 in color.

    InStyle Style 101 (USED)

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    Interior Design File (USED)

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    Be your own interior designer with this great companion from best-selling interiors expert Caroline Clifton-Mogg. The Interior Design File is packed with advice on making the right choices on every aspect of decorating the home, including wall finishes, flooring, textiles, and lighting -- all illustrated with informative photographs. The file is also an organizer with over 350 useful addresses and pockets to hold samples and clippings.
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    Interior Transformations (USED)

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    We have never demanded so much from our homes. Not only must they satisfy the myriad practical needs of modern life, we also want them to express our tastes and personal style. Paint and fabrics do not simply cover and protect, they must evoke the right atmosphere, creating a feeling of relaxation, vibrancy or comfort.

    Turning these aspirations into reality can involve a multitude of alterations, large and small, from rethinking a space to re-covering a chair. In this book Ann Grafton provides the design skills, decorating ideas and confidence needed to make these changes. Drawing on her expertise she has developed as Creative Director of the Colefax Group, she shows how to transform our interiors so they live up to all our expectations.

    She begins by discussing the vital decisions that need to be made about space, light, colour, surfaces, fabrics and furniture; looking not just at different materials and techniques but at the effects they create. She then applies these lessons to every area of the home, from hallways to bathrooms, and explains how to create a range of fresh and achievable interior styles. In the final part of the book she offers clever ideas for revitalising rooms without the need for a complete redesign.

    Throughout Interior Transformations Ann Grafton imparts her realism and common sense for choosing and using decorative materials, and offers valuable advice on planning and budgeting.

    Complementing the text are specially commissioned photographs that illustrate a wide range of decorative effects and alternative interior schemes. Themed palettes help in the selection of colours and fabrics.

    All these features, plus an extensive list of suppliers, make this a superb resource for anyone who wants to ring the changes in their home.

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    Kitchen

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    Designers featured on HGTV provide advice and ideas using 20 kitchens featured on various shows. Demonstrates how to plan or remodel any kitchen by featuring different styles and budgets. Inspiring photos of new kitchens plus before-and-after shots of makeover projects. DIYers can learn to add cabinet storage, hang no-sew window treatments, create family message centres and more. The latest ideas for kitchen floors, counter tops, backsplashes and walls.
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    Kitchens (USED)

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    Time-Life's most popular how-to guides for the homeowner are now completely updated for the '90s with up-to-the-minute codes, tools, tips, and techniques. Highly illustrated with step-by-step instructions.
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    Landscape Construction 1-2-3 (USED)

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    Packed with practical techniques and technical know-how to help do-it-yourselfers succeed.

    Covers fences and gates, retaining walls, outdoor sheds, trellises and arbors, outdoor electricity, plumbing and drainage, and working with concrete.

    "Wisdom of the Aisles" on every page guarantees a beautifully landscaped yard.

    Guarantees great results with step-by-step instructions, timeframe for completion, plus skills and materials lists.

    Plenty of helpful tips and shortcuts that the pros use.

    Laura Ashley Book of Home Decorating (USED)

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    Let's Get Comfortable (USED)

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    Readers have seen their relaxed, comfortable furniture at Crate & Barrel and admired their accessories while watching Sex & the City. Now they can learn from Gold and Williams themselves how to create gorgeous yet completely comfortable styles in their own homes. Full-color photos.
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    Lighting Your Home; Inside and Out (USED)

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    The first part of "Lighting Your Home Inside and Out" will tell readers everything they need to know to design lighting for their home. Rather than live with an odd collection of lamps and fixtures, readers will learn how to create lighting schemes for every room as well as their yard. You will learn how to select lamps, fixtures, and bulbs that will work together to create safe, useful lighting that complements their furnishings, creates the mood they want, and increases the value of their home.
    Equipped with their lighting schemes, readers are prepared for the second section of "Lighting Your Home Inside and Out." Here, they will find large full-color diagrams and foolproof step-by-step directions for bringing their lighting plans to life. Readers will learn to run electrical cable, install fixtures and switches, and even how to rewire that great old lamp they found at a flea market.
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    Linda Applewhite's Architectural Interiors; Transforming Your Home with Decorative Structural Elements (USED)

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    Author Linda Applewhite shows how to create a comprehensive building plan to turn your house into a home through the magic of finding and using the right bones. Applewhite introduces readers to the creative opportunities that open up when you can actually change a home's structural elements, enhancing the beauty and uniqueness in each room. Architectural Interiors offers creative solutions such as adding a column or pillar to define a space, installing unusual cabinetry to give structure, adding a set of elaborate moldings for extra elegance, or installing French doors to connect a room to the garden.
    Linda Applewhite and Associates designs residential construction, remodeling and design projects for a nationwide client base.
    Her designs are seen in the rooms and public spaces of the Mill Valley Inn in Mill Valley, California, and in the remodel and redecoration of the Hotel Sausalito and the Cottages of Napa Valley.
    Teaches design seminars with attendees from across the United States and Canada.
    Featured in House Beautiful, Elle, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Traditional Home, Women's Day, Sunset Magazine, Sunset Books, California Home & Design, Marin At Home, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, and the Marin Independent Journal.
    Featured in the Italian design magazines Gioia Casa, La Mia Casa, BRAVACASA, Bagno e Accessori, and House & Garden Thailand.
    Linda's design projects are frequently seen on Home and Garden Television's (HGTV) Sensible Chic and Curb Appeal, and on Food TV's Ultimate Kitchens.
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    Living in New England (USED)

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    Just as New England served as the cradle of so much of American history, so, too, has the architecture of New England come to define the American idea of home. From the colonial farmhouse in the Rhode Island countryside to the shingle-style beach cottage on Martha's Vineyard or the simple saltbox on a village square in Massachusetts, New England has evolved a distinctive residential tradition that is quintessentially American. With purity, simplicity, and a respect for the past as its hallmarks, the style we associate with New England has again come to the forefront.

    Celebrating houses and interiors from Maine to Connecticut, "Living in New England" shows us the old and delights us with the new by introducing us to some of the area's most inventive and elegant interiors. Despite the rich traditions of the region, the houses showcased in this book do not rest on their laurels. Instead, their owners -- writers, artists, designers, publishers -- have created rooms that are informed by the regional vernacular but are freewheeling and up-to-date.

    "New York Times" columnist Elaine Louie has worked in close collaboration with the gifted photographer Solvi dos Santos to locate some of the most beautiful, inventive, and memorable interiors throughout New England. And so this marvelous book gives us an exclusive tour of the Maine island where artist Jamie Wyeth lives and paints during the summer months, a compound that includes an antiques-filled home, a studio, and a live-in lighthouse at the mouth of the Penobscot Bay. We visit the Newport home of a grand family, its stunning interiors originally created in the nineteenth century in collaboration with Edith Wharton. We find a convertedbarn with a drop-dead view of the sea on Martha's Vineyard. And we stroll through the gardens created by interior designer Bunny Williams at her colonial farmhouse in northern Connecticut. Finally, this beautifully designed book closes with a location guide that allows us to explore the villages, towns, and countryside of New England.

    Living the Country Life (USED)

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    Lowe's Complete Home Decorating (USED)

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    - Guidelines on working with color, plus palettes to use
    - 30 projects, from decorative painting to refinishing floors and furniture

    Mary Emmerling's American Country West (USED)

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    Mary Engelbreit's Children's Companion: The Mary Engelbreit Look and How to Get It (Mary Engelbreit's Companion) (USED)

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    Detailed drawings and photographs, and decorating and furniture projects show parents how to create children's rooms full of comfort, color, and fun, while projects for kids show them how to make a variety of items. 50,000 first printing.
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    Mirrors (USED)

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    With ideas and decorating advice for using mirrors from classic and traditional styles to more contemporary looks, this guide offers instruction on style with minimum fuss, from flea-market treasures to off-the-shelf finds.
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    My Home, My Money Pit

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    "The Money Pit," hosted by Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, is a syndicated call-in radio program that airs every day in almost every North American market on 195 stations as well as on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio and the Discovery Radio Network. Home improvement is the nation's fastest-growing industry, and Tom and Leslie are at the cutting edge of reaching home owners who need real information on how to get things done. Their straightforward and friendly style gives clear advice on home renovations and building, and now their first comprehensive book will become the instant standard for home owners everywhere.
    This reference guide contains sections filled with sidebars and illustrations about every aspect of your home: flooring, painting, decorating, heat and air systems, kitchen renovation, bathrooms, media rooms, garages, basements, patios, gutters, and much, much more. The authors recommend that every home improvement project start with the homeowners getting real about three key things: what outcome they really want; what their abilities are to contribute to the project; and what their budget really is. Each chapter also helps readers assess which projects are worth the effort. The multiple appendices include a guide to what may need replacing depending on the age of your home; best return on investment for home projects; and the life expectancy of home components.
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    Old World Interiors: Modern Interpretation (USED)

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    Interior designer David Naylor embraces the broad range of possibilities presented by a world of materials old and new, of objects both found and manufactured. He calls his approach "infusion design," by which he means capturing the ideas of the Old World without forgetting about the present, stirring melting pots of cultures and allowing opposites to coexist, and pulling together objects from around the world. The timelessness, natural warmth, and adaptability of the popular Southwestern style aesthetic provide an appealing backdrop for his interpretations, which eschew the cliches while retaining the essence. The architectural elements of the region-round beams, adobe walls, natural wood finishes-create a versatile aesthetic that can embrace an infinite variety of designs, while the nomadic nature of Americans generally, who move freely about the country bringing their favorite decor items with them, makes for limitless opportunities to infuse designs with intriguing juxtapositions and unexpected placements.
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    Outdoor Rooms II (USED)

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    Focusing on what can be done to create beauty and comfort in any outdoor space, this book takes readers on a guided tour of terraces, porches, patios, gazebos, sunrooms and garden rooms created by top designers and architects. It provides ideas for different types of outdoor living situations, as well as inspiration.

    Over the Rainbeau (USED)

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    Painted Illusions; Including Wood-grain, Stone & Metallic Finishes (USED)

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    Introduces useful finishing materials and tools and demonstrates sponging, combing, stenciling, spattering, whisking and trompe l'oeil.
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    Patios and Walkways 1-2-3 (USED)

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    Design and installation techniques, tips, and shortcuts used by professionals.

    Provides step-by-step instructions, timeframe for completing plus skills and materials lists.

    "Wisdom of the Aisles" on every page guarantees success.

    Details how to design, layout, maintain, and work with a variety of materials in building patios and walkways.

    Features walkways using soft set paths, hard bed paths, brick and paver patterns, and boardwalks.

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    Pocket Renovator

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    From structural basics to hardware finishes, from adding or removing walls to installing a pressed tin ceiling, from choosing appliances & countertop materials to lighting, heating & cooling systems, & space & stair configurations, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone in the renovation field.
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    Private Places; Creating a Peaceful Space of Your Own at Home (USED)

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    This handsomely illustrated volume will inspire anyone longing for a quiet corner for contemplation. Part One explores how traditional rooms may be furnished, laid out, and decorated to optimize a peaceful ambience. Part Two provides advice on carving out quiet spots from unseen spaces like hallways or landings, or creating new ones through attic conversion. More radical options include building a getaway garden gazebo or a balcony with a view. Much has been written on how or where to relax, but this essential reference demonstrates how to create your new private oasis within the home by fully exploiting the potential of hidden spaces, even in the tiniest of rooms. Evocative pictures combine with practical advice to show you how to create your own private place.
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    Quick and Easy home Appeal, Better Homes and Gardens

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    Expert tips to spruce up the front of any home

    Anyone who buys or sells a home knows that, when it comes to real estate, books are judged by their covers. Creating curb appeal is a key way to accomplish preserving and protecting the value of what is most likely to be a family's biggest single investment.

    Unlike most books that focus on projects to enhance a home's backyard, Quick & Easy Curb Appeal focuses on projects that help make the front of the house more attractive.

  • Pulls together information from Better Homes and Gardens' rich library of content
  • Projects for tackling walkways, driveways, porches, and more
  • Ten must-dos for re-selling a home from real estate pros
  • Part inspiration and ideas, part resource guide, and part home maintenance reference, this book arms readers with everything they need to let their home give its guests a great first impression.