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THE SHABBY CHIC HOME

By: Ashwell, Rachel

Price: $26.60

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Regan Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition (Stated)

Seller ID: 006254

ISBN: 006039319X

Condition: Very Good +


viii, + 197pp., colour-art endpapers, colour photographic illustrations, throughout, by Amy Neunsinger. Book clean, square. Mild edgewear to foredge corners and head and heel of spine. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and scuffed. "Wonderful wide-plank floors, paned sash windows, an old brick fireplace, the charm of living with a home's small imperfections and making them a virtue. These are just some examples of what makes up a Shabby Chic home." Rachel Ashwell shows how to find and recogniz... View more info

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SHABBY CHIC

By: Ashwell, Rachel, with Costin, Glynis

Price: $26.60

Publisher: U.S.A., Regan Books/Harper Style: 1996

Seller ID: 006255

ISBN: 0060982047

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 197pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Art Streiber. Illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine firm, gilt title there-on. Mildly bumped on foot. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. " Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much sought after advice on how to recreate Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy to follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most appr... View more info

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TASTE AND POWER : Furnishing Modern France

By: Auslander, Leora

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, University of California Press: 1996

Edition: First Thus, 2nd Impression.

Seller ID: 007713

ISBN: 0520088948

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 495pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid metallic red title over nominally bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corners. Remainder stripe on foot of text-block, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with creased, closed tears at foot of spine, else very good. Louis XIV, Regency, Rococo, Neoclassical, Empire, Art Nouveau, and Historicist Pastiche: furniture styles in France have changed as regimes have risen and fallen. In this social history, the author explores th... View more info

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HOUSES OF SAINT TROPEZ

By: Bariller, Marie

Price: $31.35

Publisher: New York, Stewart Tabori & Chang: 2004

Edition: First Thus, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007057

ISBN: 1584793880

Condition: Very Good +


229pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, by Thomas Dhellemmes. Preface by Jacqueline Pagnol. Translated from the French by Paul Hurwit. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Nominal shelfwear and several light bumps to plain blue boards. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally scuffed, minimal creasing to head of spine. With privileged and unprecedented access, the author and photographer capture the casual elegance of Saint-Tropez in this intimate view of 23 stunning interiors . . . Contents include: Preface, Author's Note, The Sweetn... View more info

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THE AUSTRALIAN HOUSE BOOK

By: Burns, Ronnie

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, William Heinemann: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010207

ISBN: 0855616849

Condition: Very Good


274pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards mildly shelf rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased only. Words by Peter Watson. "This book offers a fresh approach to home renovating and decorating with exciting and easy to implement ideas, all illustrated in full colour. It covers everything you need to know from drawing up a master plan to those decorative touches that make a house a home." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. * Buyers outside A... View more info

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CHINESE FURNITURE

By: Clunas, Craig

Price: $47.50

Publisher: London, V & A Publications: 1997

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013042

ISBN: 1851772391

Condition: Very Good +


119pp., printed, patterned endpapers. Illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Plain black boards nominally bumped. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-plate illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Originally published in 1988, by Bamboo Publishing Ltd., London. "Chinese Furniture" is a detailed investigative study of the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of Chinese furniture, one of the largest and most important collections outside China . . . Contents include... View more info

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THE NATURAL PAINT DECORATOR

By: Edwards, Lynn, and Lawless, Julia

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, Kyle Cathie Limited: 2006

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007823

ISBN: 1856267067

Condition: Very Good +


192pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. First published in 2002 as 'The Natural Paint Book'. "Avoid the toxic effects of conventional paints and live in a healthier environment by decorating your home with natural paints! . . . Throughout the book the authors explain clearly the ingredients and properties of different paints and their impact on your health and the environment. Practical chapters explain how to make and apply natural paints . . . over 50 recipes and techniq... View more info

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Tricia Guild: PATTERN

By: Elspeth Thompson with Tricia Guild

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Quadrille Publishing House: 2008

Seller ID: 012068

ISBN: 1844006034

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., stunning colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. From the front flap: "Tricia Guild is known for her bold and original fabric and wallpaper collections and her extraordinary ability to use colour - and pattern - in decoration . . . Pattern has always been vital to her way of working, second only to her bold and innovative approach to colour. Her masterful mixing of large and small-scale patterns in a variety of contrasting colours, finishes and tex... View more info

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AMERICAN COUNTRY : A Style and Source Book

By: Emmerling, Mary Ellisor

Price: $24.70

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter: 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007186

ISBN: 0517538466

Condition: Very Good +


xi, + 292pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Red cloth boards nominally scuffed only. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn and scuffed, U.V. affected (sunned) spine. " . . . not only a guide to old and antique pieces, but also a guide to marvellous contemporary adaptions of structural elements, materials, furniture and lighting. In addition to traditional country rooms and houses, it features spectacular modern settings where authentic antiques and repro... View more info

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AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOFAS

By: King, Constance

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, The Apple Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006423

ISBN: 1850761981

Condition: Very Good


127pp., colour plate illustrations, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally cocked. Leaves clean. Boards trivially bumped only. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Chronicling the development of the sofa from Pharaonic Egypt to the late 20th century America and Europe, this book is highly informative and lavishly illustrated. With almost 200 photographs, each with descriptive caption, contents, arranged chronologically, include: Prelims., Intro., Before 1700, Century-by-Century (to 1999), Chronology, Glossary, Explanatory Diagrams, Index. Boo... View more info

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HOUSE DOCTOR QUICK FIXES: 100 Top Tips to Help You Make That Sale

By: Maurice, Ann with Blake, Fanny

Price: $16.15

Publisher: United Kingdom, Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006349

ISBN: 0007122403

Condition: Very Good +


144pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, tiny abrasion to spine. In this book, published to coincide with the highly popular U.K. Channel 5 series, Ann Maurice presents her 100 top tips for the successful sale of your home, including how to maximise space, deal with clutter, remove your personality from the home, help buyers feel welcome and relaxed, and present your property in the best possible light. Includes Before and After illustrations, Diagnosis and 'Doctor's O... View more info

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BRINGING TUSCANY HOME : Sensuous Style from the Heart of Italy

By: Mayes, Frances, with Mayes, Edward

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Scoresby, VIC, Australia, Random House Australia: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006253

ISBN: 1864710934

Condition: Very Good +


vii, + 226pp., colour art frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations, throughout, by Stephen Rothfeld. Book clean, square. Tan boards have minimal shelfwear to foredge corners, plus head and heel of spine. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has minimal edgewear, several blind indentations. Author Frances Mayes, with her husband Edward, "share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for readers to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, ... View more info

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VILLA DECOR : Decidedly French and Italian Style

By: Phillips, Betty Lou

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Utah, U.S.A., Gibbs Smith: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007058

ISBN: 1586851748

Condition: Very Good


192pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Illustrated endpapers ('Le Ballon de Ganosse', an original Oberkampf factory 'toile de jouy ' pattern). Book clean, slightly canted. Spine firm, minimally shelfworn at foot. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated dustjacket protected in removable plastic cover. " . . . demonstrates how to virtually juxtapose various periods and styles in widely diverse, satisfying rooms that are never dull or predictable. Quiet French elegance and Italian romance combine to create the simplicity of sweet life - la dolce vita . . . " Book weight appro... View more info

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FRENCH INFLUENCES

By: Phillips, Betty Lou

Price: $31.35

Publisher: Layton, Utah, U.S.A., Gibbs Smith: 2001

Edition: First Edition, Third Impression.

Seller ID: 007070

ISBN: 1586850806

Condition: Very Good


160pp., colour photographic illustrations, by Emily Minton, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted, gilt title there-on. Pale green boards mildly bumped and shelfworn at foot. Pictorially illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, tiny closed tear to head of spine. Betty Lou Phillips, professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, "delves into the world of design francais, illustrating through lavish colour photography how, room by room, French elegance remains the creme de la creme . . . " Contents include: Intro., Making a Wor... View more info

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OLD FURNITURE FOR MODERN ROOMS : From the Restoration to the Regency

By: Wenham, Edward

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, G. Bell & Sons: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007284

Condition: Very Good


x, + 204pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plaes throughout, plus numerous intext sketch-art line drawings (artwork by Edgar Holloway). Book clean. Vivid silver title over lightly cocked and bumped spine. Original green cloth boards undamaged. A tiny, original seller's sticker on front pastedown, plus a former owner's name on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn and creased, with a significant closed tear. " . . . a 'new' kind of book about old furniture . . . concerned first and foremost with old furniture as 'fu... View more info

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LAURA ASHLEY

By: Wood, Martin

Price: $23.75

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln Publishers: 2009

Seller ID: 012067

ISBN: 0711228973

Condition: Very Good +


192pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Pink floral endpapers. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-creased at head, with a short closed tear adjacent to front flap fold. From the jacket flap: "Against the backdrop of Laura's life - from her birth in South Wales in 1925 to her sudden and untimely death in 1985 - Martin Wood chronicles the designs, products and intrinsic style which are the essence of this iconic print and fashion house . . . The story is richly illustra... View more info

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INTERIOR SPACES : A Pictorial Review of Significant Interiors in the U.S.A.

By: [Images Publishing Group]

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Images Publishing Group: 1992

Seller ID: 010519

ISBN: 1875498044

Condition: Very Good +


253pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased, several small indentations on spine, minor surface scuffs. Dual-language Introduction (English and Japanese), English and Japanese language Contents page, else all text in English. A stand-alone title in the 'International Spaces' series. "Outstanding achievements in interior architecture by American architects. Interior architecture, as opposed to decoration, is the creation of three-dim... View more info