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Where do you start if you want to light an interior space? What is the best color temperature for your design scheme? What do you need to consider when choosing LED lamps and luminaires or fixtures? Architectural Lighting Design answers these questions and more in a comprehensive introduction to the design, application, and techniques of lighting interior spaces. Using real examples of successful lighting schemes, experienced designer... more...

More than 125 gorgeous photographs showcase the beauty of award-winning stonemason Lew French's work in eight different homes, illustrating how rounded fieldstone, gray slate, rough granite, and even curvy driftwood can be incorporated into stunning pieces of functional art. French provides charming narration for each project: how an idea came to be; how a stone-splitting technique is executed; even how one of his most difficult... more...

Beginning with a detailed and engaging reader questionnaire, this book helps do-it-yourself home decorators identify the home decor style that best suits them. It then leads them through a step-by-step decorating process for achieving that look in their own home. From floor to ceiling and everything in between, this unique guide covers all the details. It provides readers with a comprehensive style directory profiling 12 diverse home interior... more...

Take the mystery out of wood finishing! Inside you will find: The latest technical updates on materials and techniques—from spray guns to French polishing Detailed instructions and explanations that take the mystery out of the science Over 300 color photos that help you distinguish between products, make decisions, and solve problems More than 40 must-have reference tables and... more...

Well established as a valuable source of reference for architects, landscape architects, professionals and students designin external works. This volume covers water features and offers drawings detailed to scale, unlike many of the other books on the market which only deal in sketch forms. Covers landscape ponds, streams and waterfalls, fountains, edges, bank protection, revetments, dams, weirs and sluices, island rafts and jetties and drainage. Each... more...


As an interior decorator you will have a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make homes and businesses more beautiful and comfortable. As long as you have the desire, you can become an interior decorator. No special education or experience is necessary to break into interior decorating and succeed. (Unlike becoming a certified interior designer which has strict requirements including two to five years of... more...

How and where did different architectural styles develop? America has an abundance of fascinating and varied house styles, as fascinating and diverse as its people. This unique book will allow readers to recognize the architectural features and style of virtually any house they encounter.

This important book puts forward a new interpretation of Roman decorative art, focusing on the function of decoration in the social context. It examines the three principal areas of social display and conspicuous consumption in the Roman world: social space, entertainment, and dress, and discusses the significance of the decoration of objects and interiors within these contexts, drawing examples from both Rome and its environs, and the Western... more...

It's the book version of HGTV meets ESPN: For the millions of men around the world who have ceded their bachelor pad decor to laundry rooms and playrooms, ManSpace provides inspiration for men to reclaim private spaces that offer more than big screen TVs and recliners. ManSpace is a refreshing take on the spaces in and around the home that men claim as their own. The smoking room, the garage workshop, the basement pool room, the recording studio or the... more...

Recipient of the Gold Medal in the Living Now Awards-Home Improvement The essential do-it-yourself guide from one of the top designers in the country that uncovers the secret home design rules used by the pros Many design books are filled with lavish photography of perfect rooms that most of us can only dream of re-creating. Without any practical advice, the look is unattainable. That's where Design Rules comes in. Here, Elaine Griffin, one of the... more...