In this practical manual, a professional decorator shares hundreds of her personal tips, techniques and trade secrets that will guide homeowners in attractive decorating and regular maintenance tasks, from repainting a ceiling to finding and fixing energy-sucking drafts. These are the how-to’s, the wisdom and the time-saving shortcuts that do-it-yourself homeowners will appreciate for years to come.
From a lotus-shaped, hand-hammered brass basin and eco-friendly showerhead to fluted faucets, hand-loomed linen towels, classic Moroccan tiles, and a charming little tub-side table, these exquisite touches create a beautiful bathroom! House Beautiful presents 500 decorating ideas in a lavish volume filled with stunning designer rooms and expert advice. With sections on color, walls and floors, storage, appliances, sinks and tubs, windows and lighting, and accessories, it’s the perfect book—whether you want a quick and easy change or a complete remodel.
Luxury resorts on stilts, a bar that looks like a UFO on the streets of Bangkok, and an underground museum. What do these places have in common? They are establishing trends in architecture and design. Asian Design Destinations is an experience for the senses, transporting readers to some of the most fascinating places in Asia and the Far East. Is it art? Architecture? A style? Will it leave a permanent mark on our time? No one can say for sure today, but one thing is clear already
1000 Architectural Details is a reference catalog to buildings’ structural features. In photography and drawings (floors, elevations, cross-sections, axonometrics and sketches), the authors discuss how function meets form to create outstanding architecture and design. The material has been selected for its capacity to inspire and propose innovative ideas on how to approach the design or construction of different parts of a project.
The work of architect Geoffrey Bawa achieved a unique fusion of vernacular style and modern construction incorporating the lush tropical landscape of his native Sri Lanka. Although his architectural work and its influence have been well documented, less attention has been paid to his work on gardens.
Showcasing the best garden designs of the last 10 years from 50 top designers and members of the Society of Garden Designers, this is the go-to guide to outdoor space design. Whether you manage a small or medium sized garden, a roof terrace, balcony or courtyard space, this book offers design solutions for every situation, every area, all tastes and budgets, and any size of garden.
202 Outstanding Modern Interior Designs is a lushly illustrated resource that will inform and inspire homeowners and designers. More than 800 full-color photographs of the world’s most beautiful interiors showcase modern design at its very best.
THE CULTURE OF HEALTH AND BODY WORSHIP, SO DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE TIME-HONORED TRADITIONS OF SCANDINAVIAN, JAPANESE AND ARAB CULTURES, COUPLED WITH THE PROLIFERATION OF SPAS AND THE ADVENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIAL, HAVE LED US TO RETHINK THE BATHROOM BEYOND ITS FUNCTION AS THE SITE OF OUR DAILY GROOMING. IN THIS BOOK, THE READER WILL FIND THE LATEST BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS IN THEIR MOST MODERN GUISE, WHERE EACH DETAILS COUNTS. IT WILL BE A SOURCE OF ENDLESS INSPIRATION, ENABLING THE READER TO DESIGN A BATHROOM THAT WILL BE A PERSONAL OASIS, A PLACE TO RELAX AND RESTORE A SENSE OF WELLBEING.
202 Outstanding House Ideas is packed with 600 pages of ideas for the dream house. For practicing professionals and homeowners this is a reference to successful designs chock full of ideas, analyses and successful applications from around the world.
An architect or homeowner who is tackling a project is confronted with thousands of new styles and materials to consider when designing, renovating or building a house. However, a project in an urban setting has additional considerations. It must take into account limited lot size, height restrictions, parking, proximity to employment and recreation, and in many cases, neighborhood aesthetic. Thanks to the creativity of outstanding architects and designers, as well as exciting innovations in technology and construction, there is an unprecedented number of options.
නිවසක් ඉදිකිරීමේ දී වාස්තු විද්යානුකූල ක්රමවේදයන්ට අනුව සිදු කළ විට නිවාස දෝෂ වළක්වාගත හැකිය. මේ කෘතිය ඒ සඳහා මග පෙන්වයි. නව නිවාස තනන සාමාන්ය ජනතාවට මෙන්ම මේ විෂය ඉගෙන ගන්නා අයට ද මෙය මහඟු අත්වැලක් සපයයි.
වාස්තු විද්යාව හා ගෘහ නිර්මාණ ශිල්පය යන විෂයෙහි එතෙක් මෙතෙක් සිංහලෙන් පළ වී ඇති අද්විතීයම ග්රන්ථය ලෙස මෙය වාස්තු විද්යාඥයන්ගේ මෙන්ම ගෘහ නිර්මාණ ශිල්පීන් ගේ ද ඉමහත් සම්භාවනාවට පාත්ර වී ඇත.