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Interior Design

See also: Decorative Arts

Selected Books

Bartlett, Atlanta & Dave Coote
Pale and Interesting: Decorating with Whites, Pastels, and Neutrals for a Warm and Welcoming Home
NK2115.5.C6 B377 2011
Pale yet Interesting? When the realtor says to go with neutrals, pick up this book to see the possibilities. Bartlett is author of At Home with White.
 
Butler, Jill
Create the Space You Deserve: An Artistic Journey to Expressing Yourself Through Your Home
NK2115.B925 2008
How to de-clutter and organize your space to reflect the inner you.
 
Gillingham-Ryan, Maxwell
Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Real Design Solutions
NK2004.3.A63 A4 2008
Innovative ideas for decorating apartments of all sizes with style and ingenuity.
 
Gordon, Liz
Decorative Hardware: Interior Designing with Knobs, Handles, Latches, Locks, Hinges, and Other Hardware
NK2115.5.F53 G67 2000
With the current focus on building and renovating houses, there's a great demand for hardware that is both beautiful and functional and that matches the particular design of the house, whether it is Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Contemporary, or another style.
 
Piotrowski, Christine M.
Becoming an Interior Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design
JCEC NK2116.P56 2009
Wouldn't you love to do this for a living?
This guide surveys careers in the interior design field, covering the history of the field, education, certification, the design process, finding a job, business issues and owning a firm. See also Opportunities in Interior Design and Decorating Careers and browse the NK 2116 bookshelves.
 
Proeller Hueston, Marie
Farmhouses: Stylish Decorating Ideas for the Classic American Home
NK2195.R87 P76 2006
The farmhouse is the epitome of country style and this book offers six different design approaches from a rambling Victorian in the New York Catskills to a hundred-acre farm in eastern Canada.
 
Salny, Stephen M.
Michael Taylor: Interior Design
q NK2004.3.T39 S25 2008
A retrospective look at the life and work of the legendary designer.
 
Santos, Sølvi Dos
At Home in Turkey
q NK2065.A1 S26 2008x
Celebrated photographer Solvi dos Santos has traveled throughout Turkey during all four seasons to capture the soul of the contemporary Turkish home. She uncovers the stories of each house and gives a sense of the geography and history of its location.
 
Schaewen, Deidi von
Indian Interiors
q NK2076.A1 S33 2009x
A glimpse of Indian life, from humble dwellings to Maharaja's palaces.
 
Sobesky, Janet
Natural Style: Decorating with an Earth-Friendly Point of View
q NK2113.S63 2008x
Comfortable, informal, easy-care, earth-friendly and by all means pleasing to the eye, Natural Style is inspired by the colors, textures, and motifs of nature.
 
Story, Sally
Perfect Lighting: inspiring solutions for every room
q NK2115.5.L5 S77 2008x
A look at inspirational lighting design for the home.
 
Witynski, Karen and Joe P. Carr
Mexican Details
NK844.W55 2003
Perhaps you are fascinated by Mexican folk art or maybe you have a B&B in San Miguel de Allende that needs decorating. Witynski has several other books that you might find interesting.
 
Zukowski, Karen
Creating the Artful Home: The Aesthetic Movement
N6512.5.A37 Z85 2006
Zukowski, a historian of late 19th-century American visual arts, covers the history of the Aesthetic movement, which popularized the notion that everyone should be able to enjoy beautiful, well-made homes and furnishings.
 

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Web Sites

  • Elle Decor
    This stylish magazine features celebrity houses and celebrity designers.
  • Interior Design Magazine
    On their website you can find lots of news and trends in interior design.
  • A Library of Design
    This is a blog by Janelle McCulloch, design writer, former magazine editor, photographer and author of 18 books, including 15 architecture, interior design, travel and gardening books. It is definitely a good site for inspiration, even if she lives way over in Australia.
  • Pantone
    Check here for the color of the year before you paint your house... In 2013 it's Emerald Green; in 2012 it was Tangerine Tango.

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