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7 Stately Study Essentials
"desk at home, and have even come this close to having a fully-functioning home office... were "studies." What's the difference, you say? I consider a study to be a separate... stately study worthy of a Brontë character in your own home.... ideas for home offices. The colors and designs are well combined. You can also try office... studio/home office and actually reduced it. We are surrounded by books and just cannot..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Luxurious Libraries
A reading space doesn't have to be huge to be grand. From over the top to under the stairs, these libraries will inspire your literary side
"these libraries will inspire your literary side... your own home library. Even if you don't have the space that these libraries have, you... top-notch designer tips to create your own ultimate home library.... still design a reading nook that keeps your favorites on hand. Embrace these top-notch... not a library I've found that I don't like. The library closet pictured above is... floating library is really cool... I also like to turn my books to the quiet side. This..."
Case Study: The Fearless Approach to Bold Color
Bland has no place in this San Diego home. See how the designer uses vivid hues with cohesiveness and without overwhelming
"Diego home. See how the designer uses vivid hues with cohesiveness and without o... erior designer Kristy Kropat's favorite color is orange — and raspberry, and lime... in her designs. "I am a risk taker, but most people don't like to take risks in... their own home," Kropat says. "People are afraid of using too much color, because they... unique design, you need to push yourself out of the box sometimes." Kropat definitely..."
Houzz Tour: A House as Individual as Its Owner
Architects create a home like no other for a collector who’s passionate about books, art, literature, science and design
"create a home like no other for a collector who’s passionate about books, art, literature... that are designed for displaying art objects, drinking and talking about literature... and design.” The once-in-a-lifetime house he’s referring to was created for an... industrial design. The house is the embodiment and distillation of those pastimes — and... three libraries, one secret door, a kitchen based on the owner’s childhood recollections..."
Design Mystery: Why Do Pineapples Sprout Up in Home Design?
Early Americans were bananas about pineapples — and we’re still reaping the benefits of the sweet fruit’s symbolism today
"pineapple designs. I thought the design was popular because it was easy, but now I know... Up in Home Design," is very attractive! After viewing it, I am inspired to redo our... piña pole home design : ) Damn auto correct. Of course I meant pineapple. There goest... in my home, but sweet remembrances as well. This was a great read about an interesting... husband was home and then lovers knew to stay away. It's a credible story given the voyages..."
Aim High: What to Know About Adding a Library Ladder
Have books or shelves out of reach? Here’s how to get a library ladder that works just right for your needs
"get a library ladder that works just right for your needs... Studies, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms can benefit from lofty storage. The... And the library ladder is just the thing to get you there. But there’s a lot to consider... to your home. Here’s what you’ll want to know about cost, structural support and style... bringing a library ladder into a home: 1. The ladder will serve as a magnet for children..."
7 Ways to Give Your Study a Victorian Touch
Modern needs and Victorian styling can work beautifully together in a study, even if the space is a family affair
"together in a study, even if the space is a family affair... Victorian homes, the study often doubled as a library — a status symbol, as books were... Today the study takes on a whole new meaning, as so many of us work from home or have... Victorian study in its day was very much the domain of the man of the house — think dark... over all design. Marjorie Bergenstein Bergenstein, start with selecting artwork that..."
Beautiful Modern Home Libraries
"look to a library, while softer touches keep it inviting to all. Whether you're working... kind of library there is :) and these are extra gorgeous! While I love the skylight... including the Library at Buena Vista Deco. I have edited and included a note the glass ceiling... of this library from above through the glass floor. Best, Jerry Jacobs, http://www... living in a home without books. Funny I just blogged yesterday about arranging your b..."
Get Ideas for a Cozy Library Space
"up your home with a wall, hall or nook for books... having a library in our homes seem about as likely as having a ballroom, conservatory... traditional libraries to get you inspired, followed by some tricks to fitting library style... However, designers are finding ways to work the collections of books into other spaces... beautiful libraries! Love these libraries and am an avid book lover. But am curious... ... Designers, how are you seeing libraries change or evolve with the growing popularity..."
Guest Picks: 20 Must-Have Design Books for Your Library
"to my design library. — Candice from The Design Boards... me, a home is not complete unless it is filled with books. Books tell so much about... interior design. These are some of my favorites and some that I consider to be essential... interior design books. Which to read first???!!!! I collect designer books and have... for your design library.More: Get a peek inside the pages of Decorate Kathryn Ireland... inside the homes of important and creative people to see how they design and live in their..."
Luxuriate in a Gentlemen's Club Look at Home
Rich colors, comfy furniture and cozy paneling make these masculine spaces inviting, but you can keep them as private as you please
"I've studied each set design at length; I know the colors and textures of each scene... my own home. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Streep's character is... feel at home in! Thanks for sharing! With the name Jamieson, you should be drinking... interior design a little intimidating and even oppressive. Being I'm into the minimal... The set design alone will stay with you, it has for me. Let me know what you think..."
How to Design a Family Photo Wall
New project for a new year: Display your favorite images of loved ones for the most personal gallery wall of all
"Interior designer Emily Mughannam of EM Design Interiors in Sonoma, California, says... formal study I can find, but it only stands to reason that people have more photographs... I’m in a home without one, it can feel a little sterile.” Whether you choose to do it... public library (or historical society, or a local college or university library) may... beach home that possesses very little wall space. The professional family shots..."
Anatomy of a Family-Size Mess
Study your home’s dumping grounds to figure out what organizational systems will work — then let yourself experiment
"Study your home’s dumping grounds to figure out what organizational systems will... relate to "studying" clutter. When I watch most home improvement shows, like "Clean House"... "real" homes. Thankyou for showing a real home. One example, 3days this week, daughter... to our home feel better about the mess in their own homes, which they undoubtedly... the real homes... I'm sensible enough to know that the beautiful pictures of homes with..."
Novel Ways With Bedroom Books
Reading and relaxing go hand in hand. See how designers are incorporating mini and all-out libraries in the bedroom
"See how designers are incorporating mini and all-out libraries in the bedroom... time at home, books and bedrooms have been companions for years. Wordsworth penned... by your designer? According to the website of Mark Twain's home in Hartford, Connecticut... inherited a library of books from her father, and built a library room onto her house to... local library, I gave those books out for weeks to find them good homes. A room..."
Explore Your Garden Personality: The Philosopher
"garden design that’s a study in balance, texture and intriguing art... successfully designed garden is one that reflects both the spirit and the needs of its owner... rustic, the design principles and goals are amazingly similar. Could it be that the needs... complex in design but deceptively simple in appearance. Let’s take a look at how to design... design and construct a garden that satisfies the spirit of the philosopher...."