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Everything  by Abigail Ahern

Everything

Abigail Ahern

Book

Maximalism, or the more is more world of decorating, is here! The style that embraces the all-out--beautiful color palettes, luxurious textiles, patterns, and embellishment--has made a comeback. Maximalism is the epitome of passion, one in which Scan...

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The botanical beauty hunter  by Maddy Dixon

The botanical beauty hunter

Maddy Dixon

Book

The Botanical Beauty Hunter is a practical guide filled with recipes, advice and the secrets behind everything natural beauty, from ancient Ayurvedic beauty rituals to superfoods to eat for healthy beautiful skin. Drawing on her knowledge as a natural...

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Rooted in the hood  by Anna Angelidakis

Rooted in the hood

Anna Angelidakis

Book

Rooted in the Hood' is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. The late 60s and 70s witnessed the devastation of New York City, with many buildings in low-income areas lef...

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Glamorous living  by Jan Showers

Glamorous living

Jan Showers

Book

A room-by-room journey through some of the most luxurious and glamorous homes in America. Jan Showers takes the reader through luxurious private residences across the United States room by room. This book invites readers into 20 never-before-photogra...

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Plantopedia  by Lauren Camilleri

Plantopedia

Lauren Camilleri

Book

Houseplants have the power to transform any room. With their lush foliage and structural beauty, they help create indoor oases that bring a sense of tranquility to our busy lives. Fostering a connection to plants has many positive implications for us...

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Plant therapy  by Katie Cooper

Plant therapy

Katie Cooper

Book

Plant Therapy showcases the theory behind the recent surge in the 'self-care' approach to living with plants, no matter what your environment. We all know that being in or surrounded by nature is good for our health, but few of us take the time to un...

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Dr. Houseplant  by William (Writer on house plants) Davidson

Dr. Houseplant

William (Writer on house plants) Da...

Book

Is your monstera getting monstrous? Snake plant looking sickly? Fiddle-leaf fading? Devil's ivy dropping leaves? Dr. Houseplant is your key to a thriving indoor home garden. Build your confidence and plant collection with this guide and learn to give...

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The beauty of home  by Marie Flanigan

The beauty of home

Marie Flanigan

Book

Magic doesn’t necessarily follow a formula, but perhaps it does have a framework. Marie Flanigan's interiors are timeless and soulful -- immediately recognizable, yet also reflective of her clients' individual stories. Dive deeper into the nine elements...

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The Scandinavian skincare bible  by Johanna Gillbro

The Scandinavian skincare bible

Johanna Gillbro

Book

The Swedish bestseller that will revolutionize the way you treat your skin. Beautiful, healthy skin is a holy grail for teens with acne and adults with wrinkles alike, and multi-step beauty routines are all the rage. But we know surprisingly little about...

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Beyond tidy  by Annmarie Brogan

Beyond tidy

Annmarie Brogan

Book

The Top Ways to Declutter, Organize, and Get your Life Back in Place! Are you naturally disorganized? Then you're in the right place! Go beyond the tidying effects of Marie Kondo and other professional organizers and learn not only the best ways to o...

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Cool dogs, cool homes  by Geraldine James

Cool dogs, cool homes

Geraldine James

Book

Stylish interiors and happy dogs make the perfect home. You may have the coolest home on the street, but a house is not a home without a dog. So how do you keep your interiors Instagrammable when you have a canine companion, with all the associated....

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Novogratz design fix  by Robert Novogratz

Novogratz design fix

Robert Novogratz

Book

In this volume, the authors offer up in-depth advice and tips for a multitude of design and decorating situations using over a dozen projects as examples: how to restore an old home and bring it back to life; how to turn a generic rental into a...

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Urban gardening for beginners  by Marc Thoma

Urban gardening for beginners

Marc Thoma

Book

Do you ever wish you could make tea with fresh mint from your windowsill? Or make a salad with ripe red tomatoes from your own front porch? Even if your space is limited, Urban Gardening for Beginners can help you get growing at home. Bursting with advice...

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Succulents and all things under glass  by Isabelle Palmer

Succulents and all things under glass

Isabelle Palmer

Book

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shows you how to use succulents and other plants to create trendy terrariums and gorgeous indoor garden designs, and how to grow under glass, with helpful advice and techniques, as well as handy tips for taking...

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Girls style book  by Yoshiko Tsukiori

Girls style book

Yoshiko Tsukiori

Book

Sew cute and original clothes for your little girl with this stylish sewing book. Popular Japanese author and designer Yoshiko Tsukiori brings unique new designs and style to the do-it-yourself sewist that make it easy to create the kind of clothes l...

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The holistic guide to decluttering  by Michele Vig

The holistic guide to decluttering

Michele Vig

Book

The Holistic Guide to Decluttering goes beyond traditional home organization books, helping readers in three key areas: physical space (home), time (calendar/scheduling), and mental space.

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Sheds  by David R. Stiles

Sheds

David R. Stiles

Book

An expanded and updated edition of the classic guide for backyard builders covers all the issues: use, cost, placement, difficulty, and construction basics; and provides detailed illustrations, plans and commonsense advice. Easy-to-follow shed designs...

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Still  by Natalie Walton

Still

Natalie Walton

Book

"Still" invites readers to take on the philosophy of the Slow movement: Living Sustainable. Local. Organic. And Whole. Our homes are ideally placed to support and promote this philosophy, through everything from the materials we source in construction...

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Skincare  by Caroline Hirons

Skincare

Caroline Hirons

Book

Straight-talking advice from the Skincare Queen Caroline Hirons is the authority in skincare - and for the first time, she's sharing her knowledge with the world. With over 100 million views of her blog and over 13 million views of her YouTube videos,...

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Royal Horticultural Society complete gardener's manual  by Simon Akeroyd

Royal Horticultural Society complete gardener's manual

Simon Akeroyd

Book

A one-stop treasure trove from the RHS that covers every aspect of gardening, from planning and planting to growing and care. Choose plants that will thrive in your space. Design a border for year-round colour. Grasp different pruning techniques. Discover...

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How to grow your dinner without leaving the house  by Claire Ratinon

How to grow your dinner without leaving the house

Claire Ratinon

Book

A vegetable garden is not an option for everyone, and so container growing has become desirable for people with little outside space. Many have discovered the love of growing houseplants and want to take their skills to another level; others are inspired...

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The Little Veggie Patch Co  by Mat Pember

The Little Veggie Patch Co

Mat Pember

Book

After years of helping clients grow fruit and vegetables, the Little Veggie Patch Co. crew believe anyone can grow their own food, in most any area in Australia. And in this bestselling easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is! Fundamentals such...

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Eight dates  by John Mordechai Gottman

Eight dates

John Mordechai Gottman

Book

Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effort—and it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner. Drawing on forty years of research from their...

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Bold British design  by Emilio Pimentel-Reid

Bold British design

Emilio Pimentel-Reid

Book

Bold British Design sees tastemakers at the epicentre of British interior design share their exclusive vision and inspiration for achieving a bold interior, inspiring you to create your own original, fearless home. Designers the world over are increa...

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Gathering  by Kristen Caissie

Gathering

Kristen Caissie

Book

This beautiful volume celebrates entertaining and decorating in a meaningful and personal way, by integrating florals and artisanal handmade objects whether it's porcelain, flatware, glassware, vases, or textiles into tabletop designs. Gathering show...

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The home edit life  by Clea Shearer

The home edit life

Clea Shearer

Book

Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are back again to bring both function and beauty to your everyday life. In The Home Edit Life they show you how to contain the chaos when it comes to absolutely everything: your work, travel, kids, pets and more. Because...

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Home-made vintage  by Christina Strutt

Home-made vintage

Christina Strutt

Book

If you long to give your rooms a vintage air and country-cottage appeal, you will love the retro floral prints and timeless designs of Home-Made Vintage, your perfect guide to creating handmade, easy elegance in your home. The book offers simple-sew ...

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Designing history  by Michael S. (Michael Sean) Smith

Designing history

Michael S. (Michael Sean) Smith

Book

The long-awaited insider's look at one of the design milestones of the twenty-first century: Michael S. Smith's celebrated decoration of the Obama White House. Created for design enthusiasts, political aficionados, and students of Americana, Designing...

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At home in the English countryside  by Susanna Salk

At home in the English countryside

Susanna Salk

Book

At Home in the English Countryside showcases a mix of glamorously bohemian and casually aristocratic country homes captured in original photography and lively text.

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Axel Vervoordt  by Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

Book

Portraits of Interiors is a book about the oasis of home and includes seventeen projects in America, Belgium, England, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Axel Vervoordt Company’s first work in India, Russia, and Japan. The book’s guiding concepts are...

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Happy homemade  by Ruriko Yamada

Happy homemade

Ruriko Yamada

Book

Kids like clothes that feel good. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features 20 designs that are fun to wear and easy to make - tops and shorts for boys and girls, girls' dresses, and unisex pieces kids can really live in. This book includes a full, west...

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Pots for all seasons  by Tom Harris

Pots for all seasons

Tom Harris

Book

In Pots for all Seasons, gardening guru Tom Harris offers ideas for a wide range of fresh and unusual container plantings, and shows you exactly how to create them. He shows how to combine pots to make a container garden and how to rearrange and replace...

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Your starter kitchen  by Lisa Chernick

Your starter kitchen

Lisa Chernick

Book

A practical and essential guide to organizing and setting up a kitchen of any size--including advice on gear and ingredient essentials, fundamental cooking techniques, and easy beginner recipes for the culinary-challenged. Do you want to become proficient...

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Cottage gardens  by Claire Masset

Cottage gardens

Claire Masset

Book

Abundant yet modest, muddled yet harmonious, the cottage garden has a special place in all our hearts. Its characteristic mix of flowers, fruit and vegetables has its roots in the Medieval cottager's plot, and over the centuries it has sustained and ...

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Progress over perfection  by Emma (Blogger) Norris

Progress over perfection

Emma (Blogger) Norris

Book

With Progress Over Perfection, you'll learn how to practice daily habits that will help you incorporate productivity into your routine, so you can live a less stressed, happier, and more purposeful life.

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Indoor kitchen gardening handbook  by Elizabeth Millard

Indoor kitchen gardening handbook

Elizabeth Millard

Book

Elizabeth Millard teaches you how to grow microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers and more inside your own home, where you wont have to worry about season changes or weather conditions. Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook is about creating...

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Working with wood  by Tom Trimmins

Working with wood

Tom Trimmins

Book

This wonderfully practical book is aimed at anyone looking to balance their busy lives by mastering core woodworking skills. Working with wood will challenge, stimulate, relax and reward -- and you'll be proud to display the beautiful objects you've made...

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Rental style  by Chelsey (Interior decorator) Brown

Rental style

Chelsey (Interior decorator) Brown

Book

The must-have guide for renters and small-space dwellers, Rental Style, which doubles as a decor piece and handy design guide, shows readers how to decorate and organize small, rented spaces on a budget. The book will cover all home development stages...

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Practical tidiness  by Martha (Journalist) Roberts

Practical tidiness

Martha (Journalist) Roberts

Book

Do you yearn to be surrounded by tidiness? Do you wish you could spend your days enjoying your home rather than endlessly searching through boxes, drawers and cupboards for something you'd hope to find in an instant? If so, you're not alone. Tidiness...

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How to create an eco garden  by John Walker

How to create an eco garden

John Walker

Book

Eco gardening can lessen our overconsumption of natural resources, reduce waste, cut energy use, and make a positive contribution to reducing our carbon footprint. Each page of this planet-friendly book is bursting with ideas for creating your own eco...

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Houseplants for all  by Danae Horst

Houseplants for all

Danae Horst

Book

A guide to selecting and growing plants for your home, including a plant profile quiz.

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How to detox your home  by Lisa Butterworth

How to detox your home

Lisa Butterworth

Book

Looking for chemical-free ways to clean and maintain your home? Curious about incorporating non-toxic products into your daily routine? We spend nearly every day of our lives in our homes - making meals, sleeping, nurturing families, celebrating with...

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Happy inside  by Michelle Ogundehin

Happy inside

Michelle Ogundehin

Book

Be happier, healthier and more empowered with Michelle Ogundehin's step-by-step practical guide to creating a home that supports your well-being. Whether that home is owned or rented, small or large, and regardless of how much money you have, Happy I...

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Houseplant party  by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Houseplant party

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Book

Houseplant Party introduces readers to the world of growing and decorating with houseplants through care tips and fun DIY houseplant projects.

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Japanese style companion planting  by Toshio Kijima

Japanese style companion planting

Toshio Kijima

Book

Japanese Style Companion Planting brings the techniques of a master farmer in Japan to home gardeners all over the world, with over 175 easy-to-follow color illustrations and detailed texts. Japanese gardeners typically work with small plots and are experts...

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Hare + Klein. Interior  by Meryl Hare

Hare + Klein. Interior

Meryl Hare

Book

Distinguished by an aesthetic of understated luxury and attention to fine detail, Hare + Klein is synonymous with uncompromisingly comfortable, liveable interiors made exceptional by deceivingly effortless styling. Whether it's a stark inner-city war...

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Wild your garden  by Jim Ashton

Wild your garden

Jim Ashton

Book

If we all made space for wildlife in our garden, we'd transform levels of biodiversity and help combat wildlife habitat loss, plummeting pollinator numbers, and carbon emissions. But it's not just a question of letting the weeds take over - there's an...

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Grow food for free  by Huw Richards

Grow food for free

Huw Richards

Book

Huw's Grow Food for Free has the inspiration and practical advice you need to start, grow, nurture, and harvest your own fruit and vegetables organically and at zero cost, even if you're new to gardening.

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Copper, iron, and clay  by Sara Dahmen

Copper, iron, and clay

Sara Dahmen

Book

A gorgeously photographed love letter to copper pots, cast-iron skillets, and classic stoneware and the hard-won artistry that goes into them, by perhaps the only woman coppersmith in the country.

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The big book of homemade products for your skin, health & home  by Jan (Nerdy Farm Wife) Berry

The big book of homemade products for your skin, health & home

Jan (Nerdy Farm Wife) Berry

Book

With a flood of research showing the dangers of chemicals and toxins in most skin care products, cleaners and food items, The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home shows readers how to make nontoxic homemade products they can trust....

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How to make a house a home  by Ariel Kaye

How to make a house a home

Ariel Kaye

Book

Emily Henderson meets wellness in this stylish design book that aims to bring you peace and joy at home. Ariel Kaye offers great tips and clear guidance on how to find your own personal design aesthetic, making this book not only a go-to resource, but...

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Maker. Garden  by Kerry Allen

Maker. Garden

Kerry Allen

Book

From the smallest to the largest of spaces - whether a window box, balcony or acres of land - a garden can be elevated from everyday to extraordinary with this selection of makes that will transform and make the most of your outdoor space. Nurturing ...

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She made herself a home  by Rachel Van Kluyve

She made herself a home

Rachel Van Kluyve

Book

Create a home that's inviting, beautiful, and uniquely you--all while staying on a budget. Whether you're decorating your first home, planning for renovations, or simply looking for an affordable refresh, She Made Herself a Home is the ideal home décor...

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The rose  by Brent Elliott

The rose

Brent Elliott

Book

The Royal Horticultural Society's The Rose tells the story of the world's favourite flower through 40 of the most popular and interesting species and hybrids. Arranged chronologically, The Rose brings to life the arrival of each flower in European ga...

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Maker. Home  by Tobias George

Maker. Home

Tobias George

Book

Learn how to make 15 beautifully crafted projects for your home using sustainable and upcycled materials. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions will guide you through projects ranging from the utterly simple to the technically advanced, that...

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Out of the blue  by Amanda Back

Out of the blue

Amanda Back

Book

Out of the Blue' unravels Tricia Guild's unique and creative approach, focusing in on her inspiration, her intuitive design methodology and the techniques, processes and materials used. Frustrated with the lack of truly contemporary fabrics and wallpapers...

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The Great British Sewing Bee  by Alexandra Bruce

The Great British Sewing Bee

Alexandra Bruce

Book

The companion book to the sixth series of this flagship BBC2 show, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style accompanies sewers at all levels on their creative journey to reduce, reuse and recycle - ultimately creating their own considered clos...

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Simple farmhouse life  by Lisa (Blogger) Bass

Simple farmhouse life

Lisa (Blogger) Bass

Book

Transform your home into a simple farmhouse--no matter where you live--with this beautiful guide to slow living. Country girl and popular blogger Lisa Bass shares her favorite hearty recipes, handmade products, and tips for natural living that she uses...

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Grow yourself healthy  by Beth Marshall

Grow yourself healthy

Beth Marshall

Book

Based on the author’s practical experience of growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in ways that supercharge their nutritional value, Grow Yourself Healthy is a practical guide on how to design and manage an edible garden for gut health, providing food...

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