Patina Farm

Patina Farm
Author: Brooke Giannetti,Steve Giannetti
Release: 2016-02-01
Editor: Gibbs Smith Publishers
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1423640462
Language: en
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A new farm home blending modern lines and materials with French antiques. When Brooke and Steve Giannetti decided to leave their suburban Santa Monica home to build a new life on a farm, they looked into themselves, and traveled to Belgium and France, for inspiration. Brooke’s inviting prose combines with 200 photographs and Steve’s architectural drawings to show their inspirations, their materials selections, and the enviable result of their team effort and creativity: an idyllic farm in California’s Ojai Valley. We see every corner of the family home, guesthouse, lush gardens, and delightful animal quarters.

Patina Farm

Patina Farm
Author: Brooke Giannetti,Steve Giannetti
Release: 2016-06-24
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781423640479
Language: en
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A new farm home blending modern lines and materials with French antiques. When Brooke and Steve Giannetti decided to leave their suburban Santa Monica home to build a new life on a farm, they looked into themselves, and traveled to Belgium and France, for inspiration. Brooke’s inviting prose combines with 200 photographs and Steve’s architectural drawings to show their inspirations, their materials selections, and the enviable result of their team effort and creativity: an idyllic farm in California’s Ojai Valley. We see every corner of the family home, guesthouse, lush gardens, and delightful animal quarters. Steve Giannetti is a renowned architect, and Brooke is an interior decorator and writer of the design blog Velvet and Linen. They also own Giannetti Home, a store that sells furniture and products for the home in their signature Patina style. The couple’s work has been featured in the Veranda, Coastal Living, Good Housekeeping, the New York Times. They are the authors of Patina Style.

Patina Homes

Patina Homes
Author: Steve Giannetti,Brooke Giannetti
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781423656852
Language: en
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Patina style imbues Giannetti client homes in a variety of architectural styles. For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles. Steve Giannetti’s architectural designs springboard from his image of ultimate beauty—a place where modern, classical and industrial elements merge to create a unique style with a modern sense of space and emotion drawn from history. His materials palette consists of wood, metal, and stone. His color palette is a chalky patina. Twelve varied homes—ranging from a modern desert glass box and a beachfront contemporary to a historic East Coast farmhouse and a Provencal-style home in California—show how Steve has used these themes to solve unique architectural challenges. Steve has collaborated with his wife, Brooke, as well as other designers on the various interiors.

Patina Style

Patina Style
Author: Brooke Giannetti
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1423622545
Language: en
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The Giannettis have developed a home design style that embraces age, patina, weathered and worn surfaces, and rough surfaces. Patina Style is a color palette, a romance with subtlety, an attraction to natural materials and architectural details. It is at once old-world, contemporary, and mildly industrial. Patina Style gives insight into materials choices, methods and treatments that result in spaces that celebrate beauty in the old, the imperfect, the slightly roughed-up.

Patina Living

Patina Living
Author: Steve Giannetti,Brooke Giannetti
Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1423650921
Language: en
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The heartwarming story of how the Giannetties live and entertain in the well-designed and lushly planted gardens of their farm in Ojai, California. An intimate look at life on Patina Farm enjoying the interplay of rustic and modern European farmhouse charm--including the sheds, outbuildings and well-designed gardens where the Giannettis entertain and enjoy their miniature goats, sheep and donkeys, the chickens and ducks, and dogs. In addition to the home, charming sheds and outbuildings in the Patina landscape are inspiration for a beautiful life in the popular Patina Style. "We decided to write this book to share why we decided to create this life and what we have learned along the way. We share how we decided where to live, how to design and lay out our property and how to think about the individual spaces. One of the main nuggets of wisdom that we have learned is that there is not only one way to live this life. The idea of this book is to give you some options." Brooke Gianetti is a California-based interior decorator, shop opener, and blogger. Her projects frequently incorporate Belgian and Swedish antiques paired with industrial and outdoor elements. She frequently collaborates with architect husband, Steve Giannetti, on projects as well as their home store, Gianetti Home in Santa Barbara. They live in Ojai.

Patina Living

Patina Living
Author: Brooke Giannetti,Steve Giannetti
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781423650935
Language: en
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The husband and wife design team takes readers on a guided tour of their elegant farm residence in Ojai, CA—a home full of Patina Style inspiration. Brooke and Steve Gianetti offer an intimate look at their life on Patina Farm, the home they designed with an interplay of rustic and modern European charm. Beyond the gorgeously appointed farmhouse, the Giannettis readers through the sheds, outbuildings and gardens where they entertain and enjoy their miniature goats, sheep and donkeys, the chickens and ducks, and dogs. The entire residence is brimming with inspiration for a beautiful life in the popular Patina Style. “We decided to write this book to share why we decided to create this life and what we have learned along the way. We share how we decided where to live, how to design and lay out our property and how to think about the individual spaces. One of the main nuggets of wisdom that we have learned is that there is not only one way to live this life. The idea of this book is to give you some options.”

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings
Author: Courtney Allison
Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781423653608
Language: en
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Entertaining starts with setting a fabulous table. In Courtney Allison’s signature French Country Cottage style, she showcases a myriad of romantic table settings for every occasion. Courtney provides the styling expertise to host your own French Country Cottage–inspired gathering, whether in the backyard, at the beach, under an old oak tree, or in a country barn. A simple picnic; coffee by the lake; a cheese board for friends outdoors; a bistro table for two; a long table for a formal meal—each setting exhibiting Allison’s dreamy style for you to emulate. The pièce de résistance in every venue, any setting, is the gorgeous arrangements of seasonal flowers; Courtney’s bouquets will take your breath away from spring to fall, for outdoors and inside. Courtney Allison is the author of the blog FrenchCountryCottage.net. She has a floral line with Balsam Hill and also works as a freelance photographer and stylist for magazines and brands.

Swedish Interiors

Swedish Interiors
Author: Rhonda Eleish,Edie van Breems
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781423613954
Language: en
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Swedish Interiors is the first book to share the history, progression, and key elements of Swedish style and how to use it in many different styles of homes. From the white and blue-hued images of the familiar Gustavian style to the gold accents and luxurious patterns found in the Swedish Baroque, Rococo, and Biedermeier periods, the secret to Swedish design is in having the confidence to mix old and new while maintaining a clean and simple aesthetic. Swedish Interiors emphasizes light, comfort and elegance. The authors operate Eleish Van Breems Antiques, a renowned Swedish antiques and decorating resource. Featured on Martha Stewart Living, and in Country Living, House Beautiful, Travel & Leisure, the New York Times, Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Victoria, and Yankee.

French Country Cottage

French Country Cottage
Author: Courtney Allison
Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781423648932
Language: en
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A romantic interpretation of French country style in a California cottage. With beautiful photography and a tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940s cottage in the California countryside. An abandoned vacation house, set in the center of rolling fields and trees becomes the cottage home of her dreams . . . a French country style cottage filled with original elements and an exquisite mix of rustic and refined. The years of renovation allowed Courtney to create a lifestyle that is fueled by inspiration and beauty, a touch of whimsy, and an abundance of everyday elegance. The journey has been shared on her popular blog French Country Cottage, and now, through the publication of her first book, her readers will experience a reveal of more of her home and property and the inspirations behind her beloved style. Courtney's inspiring photography reveals every nuance of her style and home including a muted color palette, old brassy door knobs, chippy paint, antiques, her greenhouse and garden, and an abundance of entertaining and holiday decorating style. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors and embracing well worn as well loved, French Country Cottage is a style that celebrates simplicity, indulges in romance, cherishes pieces with history and believes a chandelier and fresh flowers belong in every room. A freelance photographer and author of the blog French Country Cottage, Courtney also works as an editor, brand ambassador and designer. She has a floral collection with Balsam Hill and with several licensed collections launching in 2018 and 2019, Courtney's product lines will join her long list of creative accomplishments. Her photography and home has been featured in magazines in the US and Europe including several cover shots. Courtney is a mother of three and lives in her vintage cottage in the California countryside with her husband and adopted dog Sweet Pea; you can often find her with camera in hand capturing a whimsical moment.

The Sweetness of Water Oprah s Book Club

The Sweetness of Water  Oprah s Book Club
Author: Nathan Harris
Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316461269
Language: en
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER / AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, “a miraculous debut” (Washington Post)​ and “a towering achievement of imagination” (CBS This Morning)about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever—from “a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance” (Kirkus) A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A July Indie Next Pick In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox. With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.

Floret Farm s A Year in Flowers

Floret Farm s A Year in Flowers
Author: Erin Benzakein
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781452173054
Language: en
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Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion. With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets. Featuring expert advice from Erin Benzakein, world-renowned flower farmer, floral designer, and bestselling author of Floret Farm: Cut Flower Garden, this book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market. • Includes an A–Z flower guide with photos and care tips for more than 200 varieties. • Simple-to-follow advice on flower care, material selection, and essential design techniques • More than 25 how-to projects, including magnificent centerpieces, infinitely giftable posies, festive wreaths, and breathtaking bridal bouquets Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers offers advice on every phase of working with cut flowers—including gardening, buying, caring for, and arranging fresh flowers. Brimming with indispensable tips and hundreds of vibrant photographs, this book is an invitation to live a flower-filled life and perfect for anyone who loves flowers. • The definitive guide to flower arranging from the biggest star in the farm-to-centerpiece movement • Perfect for flower lovers, avid and novice gardeners, floral designers, wedding planners, florists, small farmers, stylists, designers, crafters, and those passionate about the local floral movement • For those who loved Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein, The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis, Seasonal Flower Arranging by Ariella Chezar, and The Flower Chef by Carly Cylinder

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat
Author: Dr. Seuss
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: RH Childrens Books
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780385372015
Language: en
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Have a ball with Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat in this classic picture book...but don't forget to clean up your mess! A dreary day turns into a wild romp when this beloved story introduces readers to the Cat in the Hat and his troublemaking friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2. A favorite among kids, parents and teachers, this story uses simple words and basic ryhme to encourage and delight beginning readers. Then he said "That is that." And then he was gone With a tip of his hat. Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too!

Travel Home

Travel Home
Author: Caitlin Flemming,Julie Goebel
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781683356493
Language: en
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“A peek inside the homes of tastemakers . . . A masterclass in how to infuse the ideas and finds you scoop up on the road into your digs back home.” —Chairish A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives. “The book is a study of how travel informs our taste—and a beautiful illustration of the creative potential a mother-daughter partnership can yield.” —goop “Upon finishing Travel Home I felt inspired in the same way that I feel inspired after a big trip. It’s a book you’re going to want to take notes in, take pictures of, and share with your friends. It will be a book very well loved.” —Justina Blakeney, designer and New York Times-bestselling author of Jungalow “There are so many books about interiors, but this book is a genuine opportunity to get to know the people and the mentality behind their spaces.” —Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, authors and television stars on Nate & Jeremiah by Design

Work in Progress

Work in Progress
Author: Steve Ford,Leanne Ford
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780785226239
Language: en
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How did a couple of quirky siblings from suburban Pittsburgh end up as the king and queen of eclectic-design chic with their own HGTV show? They never let fear get in the way of a great idea. Leanne and Steve Ford share their secrets for how to turn dreams into reality. Leanne and Steve were middle-class kids growing up in Pittsburgh in the 80s and 90s. There was nothing particularly glamorous or unusual about their lives as kids. Leanne was a shy, stubborn child who lived a rich life in her own imagination. Steve was outdoorsy and offbeat and was bullied mercilessly at school for being different. Their parents, grounded in faith and always encouraging of both creativity and hard work, gave them the confidence and the encouragement they needed to pursue the often difficult creative life. Leanne’s slogan as a child was, “My name is Leanne. If I want to, I can.” Leanne studied clothing design and pulled gigs at fashion houses in New York and as a stylist to country music stars in Nashville before she found her true passion: interior design. Steve threw himself into kayaking and snowboarding and opening his own men’s clothing store in Pittsburgh. And then their individual passions converged when Leanne asked Steve to help renovate her bathroom. There was magic in their collaboration, and they began renovating for clients in Pittsburgh—creating unique, authentic spaces that manage to feel both chic and completely obtainable—before catching the eye of producers at HGTV. Leanne and Steve share the details of their journey, including the beliefs that have inspired them and the experiences that have challenged them along the way.

The Great American House

The Great American House
Author: Gil Schafer III
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780847838721
Language: en
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Acclaimed architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape to create homes with a feeling of history. As a traditional architect, Gil Schafer specializes in building new "old" houses as well as renovating historic homes. His work takes the best of American historic and classical architecture—its detailed moldings and harmonious proportions—and updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live now—comfortable, practical, family-oriented. In his first book, Schafer covers the three essential cornerstones of creating a great traditional house: architecture, landscape, and decoration. He discusses the important interplay between the interior architecture and the fabrics, furniture, and wall treatments. In-depth profiles build on these essays, including Schafer’s own new "old" house in the Hudson Valley; the renovation of a historic home in Nashville designed by Charles Platt in 1915; and the restoration of a magnificent 1843 Greek Revival mansion in Charleston. Filled with hundreds of interior and detail shots, The Great American House is an invaluable resource for anyone who loves old houses and traditional design.

Floret Farm s Cut Flower Garden

Floret Farm s Cut Flower Garden
Author: Erin Benzakein
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781452150932
Language: en
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#1 Amazon Best Seller — Welcome to the farm! The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley. A stunning flower book: This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms to create show-stopping arrangements. Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book: Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates Step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic floral décor for every season If you liked Paris in Bloom, you'll love Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden.

At Home with Dogs and Their Designers

At Home with Dogs and Their Designers
Author: Susanna Salk
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780847860906
Language: en
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America's leading interior designers show readers how to live in the most stylish way with their adorable dogs, offering an array of inspirational tips for keeping both your home and dogs attractive and chic The most elegant, stylish, and well-appointed house is nothing but a shell without its inhabitants, including the canine kind. Just ask the 22 A-List interior designers who grace the pages of At Home with Dogs and Their Designers who love nothing more than letting their best pals sleep in bed with them, cuddle on the couch, and essentially rule the roost. No room is off limits, no piece of furniture banned, clothing is optional, but their accessories are just as chic as their surroundings. Accidents may happen on vintage rugs, antiques are sometimes mistaken for chew toys, and more than one pair of ruined designer shoes have befallen them, but none would consider living without their loyal and loving best friends among the things they love. With individual chapters exploring each of the dogs' amazing lives as they romp through the stunning interiors and gardens they call home with their humans, this book as much an inspirational design book, even if you don’t live with pets, as it is a resource, packed with clever tips from the interior designers themselves on ways to live with dogs. Teddy, Alex Papachristidis’ Yorkie, uses a miniature vintage chair to hop from the floor to the bed instead of doggie steps while Brooke Gianetti created a custom doggie gate made from antique wooden doors to keep Bebe, Sera, Frasier, and Sophie from getting into trouble while she is away from home. With 6 pups on the loose, Carolyne Roehm always orders extra yardage of fabric to make protective covers and quilts. Mary McDonald happily climbs on the oversized dog bed her 5 Pugs—Jack, Lulu, Boris, Eva, and Violet—share for daily “pug hugs” while Charlotte Moss’ Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Daisy and Buddy, lounge in a cabana out in the Hamptons on summer weekends. All of the featured pooches are interviewed, giving us insight into the luxury of their daily lives from their favorite places to sleep to their guilty pleasures. Complete with a resource guide for your decorative needs as well as pet needs (including adoption and rescue organizations), At Home with Dogs and Their Designers opens the door—from coast to coast, townhouse to beach house—allowing us to peek in and embrace this love letter from these designers to their pets, who are most assuredly family members. FEATURED HUMANS/INTERIOR DESIGNERS: Martyn Lawrence Bullard,Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, Betsy Burnham, Kelly Wearstler, Schuyler SampertonBrooke Giannetti, Hutton Wilkinson, Windsor Smith, Mark D. Sikes, Jonathan Adler, Steven Gambrel, Katie Ridder, Alex Papachristidis, Robert Couturier, Charlotte Moss, Bunny Williams Carolyne Roehm, Brian J. McCarthy, Michelle Nussbaumer

Hot Metal

Hot Metal
Author: Wayne Potratz
Release: 2019-11
Editor: Skip Jack Press
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1879535319
Language: en
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This introduction to the art of the metal casting of sculpture combines practical, hands-on instruction with scientifically accurate descriptions of the many processes that a metal sculptor must learn in order to master the craft. Metal sculpture is part of a human tradition that goes back at least 8,000 years. It makes use of all five of the earth's essential elements: earth, air, fire, water, and light. The author, a renowned expert in the field, provides beginners and intermediate-level metal workers and artists with a step-by-step introduction to this complex, but richly rewarding, art form.

She Made Herself a Home

She Made Herself a Home
Author: Rachel Van Kluyve
Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781400214730
Language: en
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Popular blogger Rachel Van Kluyve of Crate & Cottage, along with a community of other successful home décor bloggers, offers up practical design tips in this beautiful lifestyle book for women who want to create lovely, budget-friendly, intentional spaces for themselves and their families. 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. Women of all ages who care about their family's personal spaces will find that this guide makes designing a home with function and beauty an exciting, unintimidating prospect. With ideas adaptable to any décor story, Rachel walks her readers through each space in a home, listing a room's must-haves and providing easy steps to determine a layout that works best for each individual's home. Rachel also provides the best tips for choosing the right item for your space, finding great deals, and keeping it all organized. Alongside photography of Rachel's gorgeous home, She Made Herself a Home features favorite photos and ideas from many other popular home décor bloggers, whose unique styles offer extra inspiration. 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.

You re Invited

You re Invited
Author: Stephanie Booth Shafran
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847863716
Language: en
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In her first book, noted hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran shares her secrets for planning and giving brilliantly executed parties at home. Taking at-home entertaining to an entirely new level, sophisticated L.A. hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran--recently named by the Salonniere as one of the top hostesses in Los Angeles--has a gift for celebration. From the table settings to the decor to the color-coordinated menus, every party she hosts showcases a myriad of inspired elements. In her first book, she shows readers how to set the stage for eight parties, from an elegant housewarming in her Jeffrey Bilhuber-decorated home to a classic California pool party to a festive Christmas brunch. She also shares advice on palette creation--blue and white for a ladies' charity luncheon, and deep burgundies for a gentleman's wine and cigar party. Each chapter ends with tips for that theme, whether it is entertaining alfresco or having parties for a charitable purpose. Shafran also includes a guide to her party essentials: inspiration, invitations, flowers, tablescape, linens, seating, the bar, and select recipes.