California Revival

Vintage Decor for Today's Homes

California Revival

Showcases a design trend that uses vintage furnishings, art pottery, tile, paintings, and decorative arts from California's golden era, the Spanish Revival period of the 1920s-1940s, in today's homes.

How to Revive Period Features

How to Revive Period Features

Whether you need to repair damaged floor tiles, upcycle a vintage dresser or revive your favourite metal garden furniture, you’ll find 19 easy-to-follow step-by-step guides to help you achieve the best results for your project.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, 2E

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, 2E

You're no idiot, of course. You hold the "best dressed" title at the office, you have a knack for accessorizing everyting from your office to your kitchen countertops, and you always manage to keep cool under pressure. But when it comes to decorating your home, you feel like dunking your head into a gallon of paint. Don't test color combinations on your body yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home, second edition, enables you to create a homey look without all the blood, sweat, and tears. From setting a realistic budget to understanding the tools of the trade, feel confident about home decorating.

Marvelous Mosaics for Home & Garden

Marvelous Mosaics for Home & Garden

Make beautiful pieces of mosaics for your home and garden with broken china, glittering glass jewels, shimmering mirrors, smooth stones, sea worn shells and other found objects.

Creating a New Old House

Yesterday's Character for Today's Home

Creating a New Old House

Explains how to transform a new home by adding character and authentic detailing by incorporating elements of traditional style that offer a sense of place without sacrificing comfort or the convenience of a new house. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

New Rooms for Old Houses

Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home

New Rooms for Old Houses

Published in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a practical handbook explains how to design, renovate, and remodel an older home to add extra space that matches the style of the original building but takes into consideration the requirements of modern living. 25,000 first printing.

George Washington Smith

Architect of the Spanish Colonial Revival

George Washington Smith

Surveys the work of the father of the Spanish-Colonial Revival style of architecture that can be found throughout the warm, dry climate of Southern California and is identified by enclosed courtyards, white stucco walls, wrought-iron window grilles, and shady balconies.

Monterey Furnishings of California's Spanish Revival

Monterey Furnishings of California's Spanish Revival

Monterey furniture originated in 1929, in response to California's Spanish Revival architecture. Today, this high quality, beautifully designed and decorated furniture is much sought after by collectors. In this book, many examples of Monterey decorative arts are shown in over 500 color photos, capturing the variety of its hand-painted finishes and forms. Pottery, fine art, textiles, and accessories from the period are included, representing a variety of artists and manufacturers.

Home Decorating Q&A

Plus Designer Sources

Home Decorating Q&A

Home decorating guide that lets you save money while avoiding costly mistakes. Written by design experts in a concise, condensed format that covers home decorating, remodeling, and staging your home for sale. Includes more than 100 designer sources that you can use. Designer secrets about color, lighting, furniture, accessories, how to work with a contractor without getting ripped off and much more.

1,001 Old-Time Household Hints

Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden

1,001 Old-Time Household Hints

A compendium of tips, recipes, and recommendations for everyday living, collected by the editors of the popular New England periodical, covers a wide range of topics, from baking bread using traditional methods and simplifying household chores to celebrating the holidays and caring for a garden. 15,000 first printing.