Linda Applewhite's Architectural Details

Linda Applewhite's Architectural Details

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Author Linda Applewhite shows how to create a comprehensive building plan to turn your house into a home through the magic of finding and using the right bones. Applewhite introduces readers to the creative opportunities that open up when you can actually change a home's structural elements, enhancing the beauty and uniqueness in each room. Architectural Interiors offers creative solutions such as adding a column or pillar to define a space, installing unusual cabinetry to give structure, adding a set of elaborate moldings for extra elegance, or installing French doors to connect a room to the garden. Linda Applewhite and Associates designs residential construction, remodeling and design projects for a nationwide client base. Her designs are seen in the rooms and public spaces of the Mill Valley Inn in Mill Valley, California, and in the remodel and redecoration of the Hotel Sausalito and the Cottages of Napa Valley. Teaches design seminars with attendees from across the United States and Canada. Featured in House Beautiful, Elle, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Traditional Home, Women's Day, Sunset Magazine, Sunset Books, California Home & Design, Marin At Home, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, and the Marin Independent Journal. Featured in the Italian design magazines Gioia Casa, La Mia Casa, BRAVACASA, Bagno e Accessori, and House & Garden Thailand. Linda's design projects are frequently seen on Home and Garden Television's (HGTV) Sensible Chic and Curb Appeal, and on Food TV's Ultimate Kitchens.show more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 215.9 x 256.5 x 25.4mm | 1,020.59g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 140 colour photos
  • 1586858858
  • 9781586858858

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In her engaging style, Linda Applewhite teaches you to transform your home from run-of-the-mill to something personal, beautiful, and architecturally striking. How? Never underestimate the potential of rooms with good bones. What are "good bones"? Simply put, they're the basic structural and architectural elements that make up a home-from windows and doors to columns, arches, niches, railings, beams, lintels, fireplaces, mantels, and more. Whether you are building from scratch, remodeling an existing home, or just giving a specific room a face-lift, Linda teaches you fairly simple, attainable things you can do to actually change a home's structure to enhance its beauty and uniqueness and to give your space an entirely different feel. Whether you are adding a column or pillar to define a space, installing unusual cabinetry to give structure, placing moldings for extra elegance, or installing French doors to connect a room to a garden, Linda Applewhite's Architectural Interiors gives you the ideas, inspiration, knowledge, and sources you need. The architectural elements of a home are critical, and no matter your style or price range, with a designer's eye you can change or add details to make your home the place you've always dreamed of. Linda Applewhite is a writer, artist, and designer, focusing on interior, exterior, and architectural home design. With more than twenty years of experience, her goal is more comprehensive than just style and the placement of objects; she includes the personal in her design work, helping her clients express who they are within the context of their surroundings. Linda places an emphasis on the connection between structure and site, and she creates exceptional architectural detailing, uses color for power in unexpected ways, and strives to connect indoor and outdoor whenever possible. Linda Applewhite and Associates has flourished and expanded to include residential construction, remodeling and design projects, and consultations with clients in Northern California and across the United States. Linda teaches design seminars and is a guest speaker at worldwide design conferences. Her projects have been featured in numerous U.S. publications including House Beautiful, Elle, Travel & Leisure, Traditional Home, Women's Day, and Sunset Magazine. Her work has been published internationally in the Italian design magazines such as Gioia Casa, La Mia Casa, and BRAVACASA and in House & Garden Thailand. She has also appeared on Home and Garden Television's (HGTV) Sensible Chic and Curb Appeal, and on Food TV's Ultimate Kitchens.show more

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From suggesting raising your ceiling without removing your roof to providing interesting uses of decorative beams, columns, pediments and pilasters, the author proves that creativity and tasteful illusion can be excellent stand-ins for opulence of structural design.show more

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"Whether in front of the camera or behind a pen, Linda Applewhite has a reverence for beauty . . . [She] imparts her vast design knowledge in a skillful and succinct manner and enables the reader to grasp the basic elements of her truly iconic style." -Juli Fields, Producer/Director, HGTV & E! Style Network Design Series and Specials "Linda Applewhite's touch is like that magic paintbrush that Walt Disney used to transform landscapes. Her designs blend colorful details, whimsical touches, inventive spatial solutions, and richly patterned fabrics to turn something ordinary into dreams that are real." -Peter Whiteley, Senior Writer, Sunset Magazine "Applewhite is a master at digging up and building up bones, those special architectural features that imbue a home with character. Her book offers hope for everything, from the cookie-cutter tract house devoid of distinction, to the bare-box bedroom that even the most beautifully embellished homes seem unable to avoid." -Candace Ord Manroe, Senior Decorating Editor, Traditional Homeshow more

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