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Cozy Spaces: Inspiration for Home Decorating


Your home has always been the place where many things happen, and that is even more true today. Get some ideas to make your home more functional, supportive, comforting and inspiring.


House Beautiful Color

Lisa Cregan

Offers advice on how to select the perfect hue for any room, with interior designers' explanations about how and why they made their choices and examples of various color schemes.

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The Home Edit Life

Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin

At home or on the go, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life--whether you're a busy mom, a roommate living with three, or someone who's always traveling for work. You just need to know how to set up a system that works for you. In the next phase of the home organizing craze, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin go beyond the pantry and bookshelf to show you how to contain the chaos in all aspects of your life, from office space and holiday storage to luggage and pet supplies. Get to know your organizing style, tailor it to your family's lifestyle, and lead the low-guilt life as you apply more genius ideas to every aspect of your life. Clea and Joanna are here to remind you that "it's okay to own things" in the quest for pretty and smart spaces. With The Home Edit Life, you'll soon be corralling phone cords, archiving old photos, arranging your phone apps by color, and packing your suitcase like a pro.

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Styled

Emily Henderson, Angelin Borsics

The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms It’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels. At the heart of Styled are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without to arranging the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic. With Emily’s insider tips and more than 1,000 unique ideas from 75 envy-inducing rooms, you’ll soon be styling like you were born to do it.

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Handmade Interiors

DK Publishing

Create your own soft furnishings, from cushions to curtains Make your home uniquely yours with Handmade Interiors, the one-stop guide to creating your own bespoke soft furnishings. Handmade Interiors is the most comprehensive guide to soft furnishings and home sewing projects on the market. Handmade Interiors leads you through sewing projects such as how to sew curtains, a cushion cover, or a Roman blind using step-by-step instructions and images. This excellent guide is compiled by experts in home design who offer advice on fabrics and variations to tailor to your specific home decoration needs. The easy-to-follow format makes this the perfect guide for novices and experts alike, covering the whole process of creating professional looking furnishings, from measuring, all the way through to installing your finished project.

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Vern Yip’s Design Wise

Vern Yip

Have you ever wondered exactly how high to hang your artwork? How about the light fixture over your dining table? Do you know how to ideally size a rug for any room, or the best way to arrange your furniture? Trusted designer Vern Yip answers these questions, and more, by revealing the right formulas and measurements that can make any room feel just 'right.' And once you know these key design principles, you're free to confidently create a home that uniquely celebrates your needs and style. Vern shares his favorite insider tips, and opens his doors to show how he's made them work in his own beloved homes. Vern Yip's Design Wise provides both the inspiration and the clear, essential guidelines you need to create a home that perfectly reflects you.

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Farrow & Ball – How to Decorate

Joa Studholme, Charlotte Cosby

Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country. The book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and Farrow & Ball's creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colors work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall.

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Beautiful

Mark D. Sikes, Caitlin Leffel

Mark Sikes's interiors are classic celebrations of California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers, wicker, wallpaper, and crisp coloration. Readers who love the modern, unfussy elegance of Suzanne Kasler and Windsor Smith will love this book. Cross Mark Hampton with Celerie Kemble and you'll have the timeless yet modern style of interior designer Mark Sikes captured here in his first book, Beautiful, a celebration of his simple, classic, all-American decorating.

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Better Homes and Gardens Flea Market Style

Better Homes and Gardens

The Indispensible Guide to Scoring, Using, Collecting, and Displaying Vintage Flea Market Finds Flea markets, Craigslist, and even a neighbor’s curb can yield vintage treasures that make a house sparkle. But knowing what to do with those pieces can be intimidating. This innovative book shows homeowners how to use flea market treasures to transform a home. You will learn how to seamlessly combine pieces into a cohesive space that truly reflects your style, whether Cottage, Bohemian, Midcentury Modern, or something else. The book also includes helpful information on how to display and use esoteric, fun, and one-of-a-kind collections. Several DIY projects explain how to create fun new pieces from flea market finds, such as wall frames from vintage hand mirrors. Flea Market Style celebrates both the thrill of the hunt and the rewards of using and displaying every special find.

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Homebody

Joanna Gaines

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 design template at the end 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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Hello Color

Rachel Mae Smith

Get bold and bright with these 25 easy and fun home decor projects that will liven up your life and make your home space vibrant. Whether she’s writing for her blog, snapping pictures for Instagram, or just living her life, Rachel Mae Smith is all about the simple joys of handmaking and bringing brightness to everything. And now beginning crafters, aspirational DIYers, and dorm dwellers can, too! Rachel shares her colorful signature style in each simple and fun step-by-step project like Dip-Dyed Napkins, Pom-Pom Votive Candle Holders, and Geometric Patterned Pillows. Helpful sidebars on decorating, like Staging a Beautiful Bookcase and building Bar Carts for Beginners, give you ideas for perking up pre-fab accessories so that any space can look colorful. Plus how-tos on working with specific materials, ideas for entertaining, and—of course—a guide to shooting pictures. And as a special bonus, tear-out posters in the back make it easy for you to decorate your walls in a snap!

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Cozy Minimalist Home

Myquillyn Smith

More Style, Less Stuff Cozy Minimalism isn’t about going without or achieving a particular new, modern style. Nope. It’s simply a mindset that helps you get whatever style YOU LOVE with the fewest possible items. You want a warm, cozy, inviting home, without using more resources, money, and stuff than needed. Why use more if you don't have to? In Cozy Minimalist Home, accidental stylist and bestselling author Myquillyn Smith guides you step by step on making purposeful design decisions for your home. You'll have the tools to transform your home starting with what you already have, and using just enough of the right furniture and decor to create a home you're proud of in a way that honors your personal priorities, budget, and style.

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The Home Edit

Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin

Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it’s not hard to do—in fact, it's a lot of fun. From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks. A masterclass and look book in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.

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