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How to Make a House a Home: Creating a Purposeful, Personal Space
How to Make a House a Home: Creating a Purposeful, Personal Space
By Kaye, Ariel
2020-04 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9781984826466 Check Our Catalog

 

More than just a stylish design book: The founder of Parachute Home teaches you how to design a home that's not only beautiful but mindful, functional, and uniquely you.

A house is a structure that provides shelter. A home tells the story of who you are.

How to Make a House a Home guides your discovery of what is most important to you in achieving warmth and comfort as …More
 

Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces
Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces
By Nolan, Tara
2020-03 - Cool Springs Press
9780760364864 Check Our Catalog

 

Gardening Your Front Yard is an active, inspiring resource that shows you how to treat your front yard like a backyard without sacrificing beauty, from choosing the right plants to building walkways and setting up a front yard patio.​

With her unique combination of DIY/building savvy and gardening expertise, author Tara Nolan (Raised Bed Revolution) of …More
 

How to Create Your Garden: Ideas and Advice for Transforming Your Outdoor Space
How to Create Your Garden: Ideas and Advice for Transforming Your Outdoor Space
By Frost, Adam
2020-02 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465472854 Check Our Catalog

 

"Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals.

Regardless of your experience or budget, with Adam's help and know-how, you can design your dream garden, whether it's a small urban garden, a classic cottage garden, a suburban front garden, a low-maintenance …More
 

Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers: Essential Guide to Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers: Essential Guide to Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
By Benzakein, Erin
With Chai, Julie
Photographer Benzakein, Chris
2020-02 - Chronicle Books
9781452172897 Check Our Catalog

 

National Bestseller--New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Washington Post

Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion.

With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets.

Featuring expert advice from …More
 

Grow Your Soil!: Harness the Power of Microbes to Create Your Best Garden Ever
Grow Your Soil!: Harness the Power of Microbes to Create Your Best Garden Ever
By Miessler, Diane
Foreword by Ingham, Elaine R.
2020-02 - Storey Publishing
9781635862072 Check Our Catalog

 

Growing awareness of the importance of soil health means that microbes are on the minds of even the most casual gardeners. After all, anyone who has ever attempted to plant a thriving patch of flowers or vegetables knows that what you grow is only as good as the soil you grow it in. It is possible to create and maintain rich, dark, crumbly soil that's teeming with life, using very few inputs and a …More
 

The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; How to Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Ba
The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; How to Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Ba
By Eierman, Kim
2020-01 - Quarry Books
9781631597503 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment--the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these essential animals.

Pollinators are critical to our food supply and …More
 

How to Grow Marijuana: The Easiest Guide to Growing Weed
How to Grow Marijuana: The Easiest Guide to Growing Weed
By Wolfson, Murph
2020-01 - Adams Media Corporation
9781507212585 Check Our Catalog

 

Grow your own marijuana at home with this straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to get you out of the weeds so you can get down to growing ganja--no green thumb required

Have fun and save money with this stone-cold, simple guide for growing marijuana at home How to Grow Marijuana is your quick-start, blunt, and practical handbook to planting, growing, and harvesting …More
 

Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the Feeling of Being Home
Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the Feeling of Being Home
By Galvan, Liz Marie
2019-09 - Thomas Nelson
9781400315321 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Whether you live in a country farmhouse or an urban apartment, find inspiration for every room in your home. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz's welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home.

In this beautiful book of house and garden photography and DIY inspiration, popular blogger Liz Marie Galvan shares:

  • 100 tips and tricks to make …More
     

     

But Where Do I Put the Couch?: And Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions
But Where Do I Put the Couch?: And Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions
By Michaels, Melissa
Author Wood, Karianne
2019-09 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736974141 Check Our Catalog

 

Two decor experts team up to solve their readers' 101 most difficult decorating dilemmas. These are actual questions from everyday people. …More
 

The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age
The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age
By Gattone, Toni
2019-08 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604698534 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"The secret to making the most of later life is to keep doing what you love. With practical advice and gentle inspiration, Gattone shows us how gardening can work for people of any age." --Carl Honor , author of In Praise of Slowness

You can keep gardening for life, you just need to make adjustment as you age. In The Lifelong Gardener, adaptive gardening expert Toni …More
 

Vern Yip's Vacation at Home: Design Ideas for Creating Your Everyday Getaway
Vern Yip's Vacation at Home: Design Ideas for Creating Your Everyday Getaway
By Yip, Vern
2019-08 - Running Press Adult
9780762464821 Check Our Catalog

 

Vern Yip, veteran interior designer from Trading Spaces and HGTV--and author of the NYT bestseller Vern Yip's Design Wise-- is back to reveal the design tricks and practices that will give any home a serene, luxury retreat-like feel.

We've all heard that our home should be our sanctuary, but most of us fall short of that ideal. Too often, the reality …More
 

Home Grown Gardening Guide to Best Perennials for Sun and Shade
Home Grown Gardening Guide to Best Perennials for Sun and Shade
By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2019-05 - Houghton Mifflin
9781328620088 Check Our Catalog

 

A quick-reference guide to planting perennials for gardeners with little experience and time

Choosing perennials for a garden can be a daunting task, considering that there are thousands of choices. Yarrow? Columbine? Aster? To make the selection easier, this guide profiles the easiest-to-grow and best-performing perennials for both sunny and shady locations. Each plant is shown in a …More
 

A Way to Garden: A Primer for Gardening Life
A Way to Garden: A Primer for Gardening Life
By Roach, Margaret
2019-04 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604698770 Check Our Catalog

 

The garden editor and writer for Martha Stewart Living presents a richly illustrated gardening book that offers practical advice as well as an exploration of the underlying connections between the yearly cycles of gardening and the stages of life. …More
 

Elements of Family Style: Elegant Design for the Imperfect Life
Elements of Family Style: Elegant Design for the Imperfect Life
By Gates, Erin
2019-04 - Atria Books
9781501137303 Check Our Catalog

 

New York Times bestselling author and popular lifestyle blogger Erin Gates shares everything you need to know about designing a beautifully stylish--yet practical and functional--family home through candid advice, inspirational ideas, and lessons learned.

Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her …More
 

Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive
Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive
By Chapman, Baylor
2019-04 - Artisan Publishers
9781579657765 Check Our Catalog

 

"This book will help you keep your plants healthy."--Minneapolis Star Tribune, 7 Books to Shake Up Your Home Decor

Houseplants are more popular than ever before--especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that nothing can add energy, style, and that essential "lived-in-ness" to their spaces better than a little bit of …More
 

Container Gardener's Handbook: Pots, Techniques, and Projects to Transform Any Space
Container Gardener's Handbook: Pots, Techniques, and Projects to Transform Any Space
By Tophill, Frances
2019-03 - Companionhouse Books
9781620083307 Check Our Catalog

 

Add Some Greenery to Your Life This book will show you how to use overlooked pots to their full potential and transform your garden--whether you've only got a modest balcony, a small square of patio or just a windowsill. Container Gardener's Handbook covers a range of different planting schemes and types of container, from urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets. You'll find expert …More
 

Pruning Simplified: A Step-By-Step Guide to 50 Popular Trees and Shrubs
Pruning Simplified: A Step-By-Step Guide to 50 Popular Trees and Shrubs
By Bradley, Steve
2019-02 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604698886 Check Our Catalog

 

"One of the most practical and helpful how-to gardening books I have ever read." --The Oregonian

Are you intimidated by pruning? Or tired of paying a professional to tackle the task? You can prune most trees and shrubs on your own, and Pruning Simplified shows you exactly how to do it. This must-have guide offers expert advice on the best tools for the job, specific …More
 

Seasonal Flower Arranging: Fill Your Home with Blooms, Branches, and Foraged Materials All Year Round
Seasonal Flower Arranging: Fill Your Home with Blooms, Branches, and Foraged Materials All Year Round
By Chezar, Ariella
Author Michaels, Julie
2019-02 - Ten Speed Press
9780399580765 Check Our Catalog

 

This lavishly photographed book from renowned floral designer Ariella Chezar provides step-by-step instructions for 39 seasonal floral arrangements and projects that celebrate the splendor of flowers, the bounty of the changing seasons, and the wild beauty of nature in your home.

Just as fruits and vegetables taste best when they are harvested locally and seasonally, flowers that …More
 

Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
By Gaines, Joanna
2018-11 - Harper Design
9780062801975 Check Our Catalog

 

 

 

 

#1 New York Times Bestseller

In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess …More
 

Dream. Design. Live.
Dream. Design. Live.
By Contreras, Paloma
2018-09 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419729836 Check Our Catalog

 

In Dream Design Live, decorator Paloma Contreras goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Divided into three sections, this hardworking book proves that the most appealing interiors are also the most personal ones. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that …More
 

Gardenlust: Wandering the World in Search of the Best New Gardens
Gardenlust: Wandering the World in Search of the Best New Gardens
By Woods, Christopher
2018-09 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604697971 Check Our Catalog

 

"An extraordinary collection of 21st-century gardens that will arouse wanderlust... Whether you are a garden globetrotter or an armchair explorer, this book is definitely one to add to your collection." --Gardens Illustrated

A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape and light in Marrakech, a haunting tree museum in Switzerland--these are just a few of …More
 

The New Organic Grower, 3rd Edition: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 30th Anniversary Edition
The New Organic Grower, 3rd Edition: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 30th Anniversary Edition
By Coleman, Eliot
2018-09 - Chelsea Green Publishing Company
9781603588171 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"Updated for its 30th anniversary edition; This book] remains as relevant as ever."--New York Times Book Review

Since its original publication in 1989, The New Organic Grower has been one of the most important farming books available, with pioneer Eliot Coleman leading the charge in the organic movement in the United States. Now fully illustrated and …More
 

This Is Home: Design for a Cozy Life
This Is Home: Design for a Cozy Life
By Coop, Christiana
Author Lagos, Aimee
Photographer Carriere, James
2018-08 - Chronicle Books
9781452164328 Check Our Catalog

 

Tastemakers Christiana and Aimee of Hygge & West know that the key to making a house into a home is in the decoration--whether that means embracing natural elements, creating cozy spaces, making room for family, or finding your own personal charm in every space. Hygge & West Home offers a look into 20 covetable homes designed to promote feelings of coziness, companionship, and comfort, …More
 

Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories
Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories
By Howard, Amy
2018-05 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419729010 Check Our Catalog

 

Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernize a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard's beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and "use what you have" redecorating. …More
 

It's Beautiful Here: Homes That Make Your Heart Skip a Beat
It's Beautiful Here: Homes That Make Your Heart Skip a Beat
By Morton, Megan
2018-05 - Thames & Hudson
9780500500958 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Interior design fulfillment can be fleeting. Linen cupboards crash from a ten to a two in a blink and couch cushions need eternal fluffing. It's Beautiful Here attempts to capture the moments of domestic paradise everyone is capable of, without making the mistake of thinking they are permanent--but hoping hard they might be.

With her trademark wit and enthusiasm stylist Megan …More