A collection of beautiful linens, hand-sewn clothing, and fine monogram work. Detailed photography showcases classic styles--from antiques to modern designs--as the beloved custom of monogramming continues to flourish today. Custom emblems wrap a home in gentility and timeless grace, becoming tomorrow's treasured heirlooms while lending an air of unmistakable elegance.
While monograms have a rich history going all the way back to the sixth century BC, they're anything but outdated. Luscious photography and Whitman's expressive writing peppered with quotes from etiquette experts shows that monogramming is still very much in vogue. From linens, lamps and chairs to silver, china, desk accessories and more, here are exquisite examples of how to use monograms as your "personal logo" in stylish, elegant ways in any part of your home. Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, author of six previous books on entertaining and event planning, is Editor-At-Large for Southern Living magazine. She resides in Dallas.
"Identification, restoration, and prices from antimacassars to watchcases, all types of embroidery, knits, crochet, Battenberg and hairpin lace, and drawn work"--Cover subtitle.
Creating home decor with vintage textiles is the latest hot sewing trend, fueled by the resurgence of interest in simpler times and lifestyles. A source of inspiration, ideas and projects, this exciting new book shows you how to locate, purchase, prepare, and assemble vintage textiles to create home decor that reflects these comforting times in a fresh, new way. More than 25 projects range in complexity from simple to advanced, including handkerchief pillows, memory quilts, slipcovers, and an upholstered ottoman. Includes all patterns as well as a fantastic photo gallery of inspirational projects.
Let Your Style Shine KariAnne Wood could tell you a lot about decorating. After all, she’s an expert. But this book isn’t about her. It’s about you. It’s about the colors, textures, and patterns that make your heart sing. It’s about the creative ideas you can’t wait to try in your own home. It’s about finding your one-of-a-kind style and then just going for it. And KariAnne is here to help you. Featuring her home and those of four of her blogger friends—Yvonne Pratt (StoneGable), Bre Doucette (Rooms for Rent), Laura Putnam (Finding Home Farms), and Carmel Phillips (Our Fifth House), KariAnne takes you on a tour representing five major design styles—Farmhouse, Traditional, Coastal, Transitional, and Contemporary. From the entryway to the living room to the kitchen to outdoor spaces, you’ll find tips and decorating inspiration for each of these different styles—to encourage you to create a home that’s amazingly, wonderfully, uniquely YOU.
Provides a guide to the country style of interior design using the interiors of fourteen homes to discuss a variety of styles and approaches from Southwestern adobe, to city loft, log cabin, and beach cottage.
Features a twelve-week whole foods meal plan and over one hundred vegan recipes; contains exercise-specific recipes, including snacks and sport drinks; and offers an exercise plan that complements the diet program.
This book shows how to make a home beautiful . . . With the help of interior designer Yoli Brogger, Barnes offers affordable, practical ideas to make decorating projects simple, fun, and worthwhile.
Describes and illustrates how to use color, space, texture, lighting, furniture, and accessories to decorate each room of a house.
Easy ideas for changing the style of a room include craft projects that are fast, fun, and popular. This idea book offers over 250 suggestions with a short explanation of each, and all are tested and approved for accuracy. 200+ photos/illustrations.