The Shabby Chic Home

The Shabby Chic Home
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publsiher: Harper Design
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2000-04-05
ISBN: 9780060393199
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shabby Chic Home Book Excerpt:

Shabby Chic designer Rachel Ashwell shows readers how to turn any house or apartment into a comfortable, functional, beautiful, and stylish home, in this bestselling guide to getting the most out of flea-market finds and vintage treasures.

Style Me Vintage Home

Style Me Vintage  Home
Author: Keeley Harris
Publsiher: Pavilion
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 1910496677
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Style Me Vintage Home Book Excerpt:

Celebrating the perennial interest in incorporating vintage flea-market finds into interior schemes, Style Me Vintage: Home is a feast of retro inspiration. With practical information on how to identify and source original vintage homewares, there is also plenty of inspiration on how to style your rooms according to your favoured decade, whether it be the 1920s or the 1970s. Without being restrictive, there's also plenty of advice on how to mix eras and incorporate vintage into contemporary schemes. This is a sourcebook of inspiration to all those hungry for nostalgic design. From ideas for display (fab sixties artwork, kitsch figurines, retro plates and crockery) to larger furniture finds (fifties sideboards, classic fabrics, reupholstered armchairs) see how vintage design can be made to work today.

Rachel Ashwell The World of Shabby Chic

Rachel Ashwell The World of Shabby Chic
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publsiher: Rizzoli Publications
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN: 0847844943
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Ashwell The World of Shabby Chic Book Excerpt:

At the heart of Shabby Chic is Rachel Ashwell's unique take on characterful, time-worn, faded elegance underpinned with total comfort and a strong practical streak. In this inspiring book, published to mark twenty-five years of bringing her special brand of beauty, comfort and function to the global marketplace, Rachel shares with us the story of her life journey, the origins of her creativity, the ups and downs of running a business and a glorious abundance of fabulous Shabby Chic looks that range from the glamorously traditional to the pared-down and modern. The essence of Shabby Chic is a timeless, romantic and charming interior filled with beautifully worn and well-loved objects, a consistent palette of pales and pastels with captivating surprises, flowers in abundance and the promise of enveloping comfort. Celebrating the now-iconic Shabby Chicaesthetic, where beautiful objects, consigned to the flea market, are loved to live again, this book takes us to the heart of the enduring appeal of Ashwell's creations. Going beyond home decoration, Shabby Chic has become a lifestyle and worldwide design movement. With more than 250 photographs, The World of Shabby Chic is a lavish, thorough and comprehensive volume arranged in three sections. "The Story of Shabby Chic" relates Rachel¹s journey from a bohemian London childhood via pioneering the washable slipcover to running a global business. "The Heart of Shabby Chic" explores her design values from furniture, fabrics and flowers to palette and patina. "The Looks of Shabby Chic" features a fabulous variety of interiors demonstrating the diversity and evolving visual vocabulary of the well-loved phenomenon that is Shabby Chic.

Vintage Home

Vintage Home
Author: Sarah Moore
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN: 0857836501
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vintage Home Book Excerpt:

Recycle, revamp and rejuvenate; with over 50 projects Sarah covers a whole spectrum of imaginative ideas for every room of the house, from blanket curtains to patchwork wallpaper, clever storage crates to fun mobiles for children, as well as unique ideas for dining, sleeping and bathing. Interweaved throughout the book are ideas for 'one thing four ways' to show how the same piece of furniture or a room can be updated with different look, plus handy advice on essential kit and techniques. Aimed at all skill levels, the projects can be completed in a few hours or over a weekend so you can revamp and refurbish your home in no time at all.

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-02-21
ISBN: 0062191500
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shabby Chic Book Excerpt:

Valuable flea market finds... A peeling, antioue vanity in muted sea green... An elegant, cracked chandelier... An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions... Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian viIla, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of theShabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style. A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.

She Made Herself a Home

She Made Herself a Home
Author: Rachel Van Kluyve
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1400214734
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Made Herself a Home Book Excerpt:

Learn how to create a home that's inviting, beautiful, and uniquely you--all while staying on a budget. Whether you're decorating your first home, planning for renovations, or simply looking for an affordable refresh, She Made Herself a Home is the ideal home décor planner to help you tap into your creative side and instill the confidence you need to get started on those DIY projects. Popular blogger Rachel Van Kluyve of Crate & Cottage, along with a community of other successful home décor bloggers, offers up simple design tips for those who want to create lovely, budget-friendly, intentional spaces for themselves and their families. In She Made Herself a Home, Rachel will: Walk readers through a style quiz to determine if their style is modern, traditional, rustic, or eclectic Guide readers through selecting a color scheme Provide the best tips for choosing the right item(s) for your space Give insight on how to find great deals Offer easy-to-follow organization tips for every room With ideas adaptable to any décor style, readers will learn: Must-have items for each room Easy steps to determine a layout that works for each individual's home How to determine the unique purpose of each space Simple DIY tactics to customize each space You don't have to break the bank to bring new life and purpose into your home. With design expertise from Rachel and others, you can confidently take action to create the beautiful, peaceful home you've dreamed of.

Rocket Mom

Rocket Mom
Author: Carolina Fernandez
Publsiher: FourQ Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780974418704
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Mom Book Excerpt:

Designers in Residence

Designers in Residence
Author: Claire Whitcomb
Publsiher: Hearst Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781588164971
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designers in Residence Book Excerpt:

Breathtaking photographs provide a rare glimpse into the private abodes of designers Sheila Bridges, Nina Campbell, Rachel Ashwell, Trish Foley, and fifteen others. Behind every stunning interior is a sure sense of personal vision; in these home designs we see exactly how the pros make their creative choices. From bungalows to city apartments, from a romantic garden house built in a weekend to artistic rooms that are always in progress, these remarkable interiors will provide endless inspiration and instruction. "Wouldn't it be fun to peek inside the homes of home decorators'...This book offers the expected beautiful photos but also a good dose of each designer's philosophy and decorating hints."--Los Angeles Times. "Because these women spend their lives advising people about design, the book is a virtual compendium of ideas on creating a certain look or style. There's a great deal about color, organization, storage solutions and managing details."--Baltimore Sun

State of the Art Upcycling Research and Practice

State of the Art Upcycling Research and Practice
Author: Kyungeun Sung,Jagdeep Singh,Ben Bridgens
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2021-06-14
ISBN: 3030726401
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the Art Upcycling Research and Practice Book Excerpt:

This book presents the proceedings of the first International Upcycling Symposium 2020, held on 4th September 2020 at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK (online), as a joint effort between DMU, Lund University, Nottingham Trent University and Newcastle University. This book presents state of the art of research and practice in “upcycling” at the international level. The subject of this book, upcycling, is a term to describe the processes of creating or modifying a product from used or waste materials, components and products, which is of equal or higher quality or value than the compositional elements. This book describes new theories, approaches and scientific research findings related to upcycling and presents examples of upcycling practice, across multiple sectors, scales and contexts. Bringing together research from over 35 multidisciplinary experts, the book discusses state-of-the-art knowledge and practices on upcycling in different geographical, economic, socio-cultural and technological contexts at an international level. Readers will gain fundamental understanding of upcycling with its varied definitions and forms across sectors and scales, and to be informed of the latest upcycling research and practices including valuable ideas, theories, projects, experiences and insights by global experts.

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publsiher: Harper Design
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-06-21
ISBN: 9780060982041
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shabby Chic Book Excerpt:

"Shabby Chic is as unpretentious as its author, including thoughts about what works and what doesn't, tips on how to shop at a flea market, inspirational photographic illustrations and plenty of encouragement." —Los Angeles Daily News Rachel Ashwell’s bestselling guide to home furnishings, flower arrangements, flea-market finds, tag-sale treasures, and more continues to bring American home decorating back to basics with its remarkably down-to-earth yet beautiful aesthetic, showing you how to capture “the aura of old money, cushy comfort, and crafted indifference.” With her keen eye for thrifty style, and a peerless sense of how to get the most for the least out of your adventures into interior decorating, Ashwell and Shabby Chic are your treasure map to a treasure-filled home.

Sick Mick s Guide to Selling Antiques Collectibles

Sick Mick s Guide to Selling Antiques   Collectibles
Author: Micki Suzanne
Publsiher: Micki Suzanne LeCronier
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780978739300
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sick Mick s Guide to Selling Antiques Collectibles Book Excerpt:

The author, a marketing writer/antique dealer with Lyme Disease, helps collectors explore low energy ways of selling antiques, from malls to eBay(. Additionally, she describes her own journey from mystery illness and pink slip to diagnosis, antique shop, and eBay store. (Antiques/Collectibles)

What I Know Now

What I Know Now
Author: Ellyn Spragins
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN: 0767929322
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Know Now Book Excerpt:

If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger. Today show correspondent Ann Curry writes to herself as a rookie reporter in her first job, telling herself not to change so much to fit in, urging her young self, “It is time to be bold about who you really are.” Country music superstar Lee Ann Womack reflects on the stressed-out year spent recording her first album and encourages her younger self to enjoy the moment, not just the end result. And Maya Angelou, leaving home at seventeen with a newborn baby in her arms, assures herself she will succeed on her own, even if she does return home every now and then. These remarkable women are joined by Madeleine Albright, Queen Noor of Jordan, Cokie Roberts, Naomi Wolf, Eileen Fisher, Jane Kaczmarek, Olympia Dukakis, Macy Gray, and many others. Their letters contain rare glimpses into the personal lives of extraordinary women and powerful wisdom that readers will treasure. Wisdom from What I Know Now “Don’t let anybody raise you. You’ve been raised.” —Maya Angelou “Try more things. Cross more lines.” —Breena Clarke “Learn how to celebrate.” —Olympia Dukakis “You don’t have to be afraid of living alone.” —Eileen Fisher “Please yourself first . . . everything else follows.” —Macy Gray “Don’t be so quick to dismiss another human being.” —Barbara Boxer “Work should not be work.” —Mary Matalin “You can leave the work world—and come back on your own terms.” —Cokie Roberts “Laundry will wait very patiently.” —Nora Roberts “Your hair matters far, far less than you think” —Lisa Scottoline “Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.” —Kitty Kelley

DIY Utopia

DIY Utopia
Author: Amber Day
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-12-22
ISBN: 1498523897
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DIY Utopia Book Excerpt:

This collection examines contemporary artist and activist-inspired utopian projects and DIY communities of interest. Throwing into relief the immense difficulty of thinking beyond the current system of consumer capitalism, coupled with the powerful desire to do just that, this anthology explores what our ideals and desires tell us about ourselves.

Salvage Secrets Design Decor Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials

Salvage Secrets Design   Decor  Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials
Author: Joanne Palmisano
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN: 0393734080
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salvage Secrets Design Decor Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials Book Excerpt:

A visually sumptuous idea book, showcasing an eclectic array of interior design possibilities using salvaged goods. Following up on her celebrated first Salvage Secrets book, which Fine Homebuilding called “An invaluable first step in the salvage-for-design journey,” here salvage design guru Joanne Palmisano takes readers further, exploring a wealth of smaller-scale interior design and decor concepts. Bottle caps turned into a kitchen backsplash, old bed springs reinvented as candle holders, and a recycled shipping container-turned-guesthouse are just a few examples of the innovative repurposing of second-hand items that readers will discover. From retro and modern to classic, “cottage,” and urban chic, Palmisano takes readers on a sumptuous visual journey featuring unique salvage ideas in an eclectic array of styles, for every room in the house—kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, living rooms and dens, and entryways and outdoor areas. The journey continues with a sampling of cutting-edge retail spaces, hotels, cafes, and boutiques across the country that incorporate salvage into their designs, such as Industrie Denim in San Francisco, Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and Rejuvenation in Portland. Profiles of thirteen “salvage success stories” are also included, showcasing the imaginative designs of creative homeowners. And lastly, fourteen easy, do-it-yourself projects are included at the back of the book (with step-by-step instructions), not to mention a comprehensive “Where to Find Salvage” resource section. Packed with over 350 color photos, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor offers a trove of salvage ideas to inspire, proving that you need look no further than your local rebuild center, architectural salvage shop, or flea market to transform your living space.

Beachy Weekend Getaways from New York Short Breaks in the Hamptons Long Island and the Jersey Shore 1st Edition

Beachy Weekend Getaways from New York  Short Breaks in the Hamptons  Long Island  and the Jersey Shore  1st Edition
Author: Teddy Minford
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN: 1682683737
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beachy Weekend Getaways from New York Short Breaks in the Hamptons Long Island and the Jersey Shore 1st Edition Book Excerpt:

Perfectly planned getaways for a short break on the beach Only a stone’s throw away from the buzzing city that never sleeps, the Hamptons, Long Island, and the Jersey Shore have long served exhausted NYC residents looking to remove themselves from their busy lives and relax for a little while—a mini-vacation on the water not far from home. Yet each of these weekend hotspots has even more to offer than just sand and surf, including the trendy restaurants and bars, local art museums, and lush gardens of the Hamptons, photos of which are sure to spice up any social media profile. Beachy Weekend Getaways from New York City provides themed itineraries for weekend warriors of all interests, ranging from solo yoga retreats to beach trips with friends, a couple’s romantic getaway, and immersive arty or foodie adventures. With something for every weekend whim, Beachy Weekend Getaways from New York City is filled with advice for planning the perfect short escape.

Lonely Planet Pocket Toronto

Lonely Planet Pocket Toronto
Author: Lonely Planet,Liza Prado
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 1788687329
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely Planet Pocket Toronto Book Excerpt:

Lonely Planet's Pocket Toronto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Rocket to the top of the CN Tower, lunch at St Lawrence Market and ride the ferry to the Toronto Islands- all with your trusted travel companion.

Night Day Los Angeles

Night Day Los Angeles
Author: Paul Zemanek,Patrick Green
Publsiher: ASDavis Media Group
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0976601354
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Day Los Angeles Book Excerpt:

This sleek guide emphasizes the details that busy and discerning travelers need to know: the very best venues and activities, the prime time to be in every spot, and packed with insider tips. Structured around styles (such as hot & cool, hip, classic) that make up Los Angeles' unique character, the guide's easy to use format gives travelers a selection based on the city's array of personalities, not geography or price.

Home Based Business Ideas

Home Based Business Ideas
Author: Bisma Basma
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN: 1716921414
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Based Business Ideas Book Excerpt:

When you are bored with your 9 to 5 schedule in the office, entrepreneurship could be your ideal choice. Now, being an entrepreneur, you can build your start-up from anywhere, even from your home! The home-based business is a wonderful plan that can change your life and bring success to your doorstep. The question that crops up in mind is: “How do I start a home-based business?” Here are proven steps that can escalate you to your success.

Rachel Ashwell s Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide

Rachel Ashwell s Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publsiher: Harper Design
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN: 9780062267443
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Ashwell s Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide Book Excerpt:

It helps the healthiness both of body and soul to live among beautiful things. —William Morris, 1882 Shabby Chic—the rich, practical, and time-worn style created by one of the world's top designers, Rachel Ashwell, mixes new and gently used items to create original, refined designs. In Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide, Rachel takes you on a tour of flea markets and secondhand shops to give you a behind-the-scenes look at her process for finding vintage treasures—materials, furniture, and decorations—so that you can design a Shabby Chic home. As Rachel reveals, the Shabby Chic principles—comfort, function, and beauty—mixed with a dash of imagination and courage, and an understanding of how to spot a fabulous buy, will allow you to create a home that is beautiful, comfortable, and inviting. A place where children's dinners are served on mix-and-match antique plates at a table covered with lace from a renovated curtain set. A space where fresh flowers stand in antique jugs, complementing furniture covered in soft white denim. This gorgeous volume will teach you how to recognize beauty in often overlooked places. The photographs and step-by-step guidance featured inside make it easy, fun, and affordable to create the kind of breathtaking, practical home you've always dreamed of.

You Made This Drink You Drink It

You Made This Drink  You Drink It
Author: Lindsay Moss
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2006-07-24
ISBN: 1467067709
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Made This Drink You Drink It Book Excerpt:

Let's face it, planning a wedding for any mother and daughter is no day at the spa. But does one crazy, "ready-for-rehab" mother plus one headstrong, "tell-it-like-it-is" daughter equal disaster in the dysfunction equation? Lexxie Parker is a professional dancer who has struggled to swim upstream of her family's dirty little alcoholic secret for her entire life. Barely making it to the end of her twenties with her sanity and humorsomewhat intact, she's now faced with the ultimate challenge: Planning the wedding of her dreams with the Queen of Lunacy--her mother. Strap on your seatbelt for a ride to remember, and see if Lexxie's walk down the aisle is paved with hot pink chiffon or spilled vodka and tonics, in this entertaining yet poignant slice of life, that is sure to make you gasp and giggle.