Shabby Chic After All

Author: Kirsten Fullmer
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460245393
Format: PDF, ePub
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Desperate to find solace, a meaningful project, and maybe even herself, Julia runs from New York City to a small town in southwest Pennsylvania. Upon her arrival she finds that even though her abilities may be limited, she has a surprisingly good eye for romantic shabby chic design. As her old home comes together and her gardens bloom, drawing out her strengths and talents, she is noticed and appreciated by the town folk, including the handsome local deliveryman. Chad has more than enough drama and responsibility running his delivery business and taking care of his adopted family, so falling for a withdrawn city girl is the furthest thing from his mind. But something in Julia's dark eyes draws him in. He may find himself intrigued, but will he be able to get past his own self-inflicted limits and open up to her? Unable to hide in the lively and meddlesome town of Smithville, will Julia embrace her new life and the community, or will trepidation and hesitation drive her back into seclusion and away from Chad?

Shabby Chic

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062191500
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Valuable flea market finds... A peeling, antioue vanity in muted sea green... An elegant, cracked chandelier... An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions... Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian viIla, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of theShabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create 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 apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style. A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.

The World of Shabby Chic

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847844944
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this inspiring and useful design bible of the ever-popular Shabby Chic style, creator Rachel Ashwell shares her twenty-five years of work, showing readers how to apply her look to their own homes. A large, comfortable slipcovered sofa. Painted antique furniture. A palette and patina of soft colours and faded antiques. The essence of Shabby Chic is a romantic and charming interior filled with well-worn and well-loved objects, a look that is about comfort yet always remains chic. Celebrating the now-iconic Shabby Chic aesthetic, this design bible includes all the best of the look--from furniture, linens, paint colours and wallpaper, to lighting, accessories, and table-tops. Organized thematically, this volume is full of inspiration for every room in the house, as well as the garden. Sections include: Foundations (assessing the space, determining colour palette, light); Furnishings and Fabrics (creation of mood boards, linens, mixing and matching patterns, furniture styles, and space planning); Accessories (lighting, mirrors, arrangements); Entertaining and Gardens (table-top, flowers, outdoor spaces); and Pulling It All Together (showing a range of favourite homes, illustrating modern shabby, romantic shabby, or cottage shabby). Appendixes include information on sourcing, how to identify hidden gems at flea markets, and how to clean and restore them. The most lavish, thorough, and comprehensive book on the Shabby Chic look, this beautiful volume celebrates the enduring timelessness of Ashwell's creations while providing practical instruction on how to decorate your home in the Shabby Chic style. Rachel Ashwell is the creator of the Shabby Chic brand and line of stores. She lives in a shabby chic cottage in Los Angeles.

Strategy

Author: Stewart R Clegg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987784
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938458 ) Updated to bring the material in line with the topical and contemporary ideas and debates on or about strategy and catering to students and their diverse learning styles, the second edition is an easy to use tool allowing students to switch from web resources to the print text and back again, opening windows on the world of strategy through cases that are vibrant and engaged, digital links that allow them to explore topics in more detail and video and other media that encourage relating theory to practice. Providing a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenets, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy’s futures. The key areas of Strategy take a critical stance in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy. The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice and is complimented by a free Interactive e-book* featuring videos, cases and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable as core reading for undergraduate and postgraduate business management students of strategy and strategic management. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

Freezer I ll Shoot

Author: Victoria Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626585
Format: PDF, ePub
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ICE COLD Trying to escape her overbearing mother, vintage kitchenware enthusiast and soon-to-be columnist Jaymie Leighton retreats to her family’s cottage on Heartbreak Island. While there she hopes to write an article about the Ice House restaurant, owned by good friends and neighbors, siblings Ruby and Garnet Redmond. Once an actual icehouse, the restaurant is charmingly decorated with antique tools of the trade, including a collection of ice picks. One night, while working on her article, Jaymie overhears an argument and, ever the sleuth, sets out to explore. But when she stumbles upon a dead body her blood runs cold. It’s Urban Dobrinskie, whose feud with the Redmonds is no secret, and he’s got an ice pick through his heart. Now Jaymie’s got to sharpen her sleuthing skills to chip away at the mystery and prove her neighbors’ innocence—before someone else gets picked off…

KISS THE ENEMY

Author: Dianna Love
Publisher: Silver Hawk Press LLC
ISBN: 1940651913
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Book 3 in New York Times Dianna Love's exciting and sexy Slye Temp romantic suspense series - reviewers are saying "…this series just keeps getting better." Her only hope is in the hands of her enemy. Slye Temp operative Margaux Duke is chasing an international terrorist who murdered the last of her family. But her plans go up in smoke when her agency is in the crosshairs of the dangerous killer, forcing her to turn rogue to protect the only family she has left - her team. This is no time to get involved, especially with an enemy who steps between her and the terrorist she has to stop. Logan Baklanov has been known by many names in the underbelly of international terrorism and will do whatever it takes to shield those he loves from the treacherous world he lives in. When his brother’s life is in jeopardy, Logan takes on a role that places him at the top of the most-wanted lists of government security agencies in every country. He accepts the no-win situation, willing to make the ultimate sacrifice until a long legged beauty draws the attention of his deadly target and screws Logan’s carefully planned mission. Margaux and Logan must join forces in a dangerous game to save a major city from a powerful psychopath, but their ruse escalates out of control when the heat smoldering between them threatens to explode. "The books in this series just get better and better. I'm always curious what is going to happen in the next one. I never worry if it is going to be good because I know it will be, without a doubt."~~ Heather M

Shabby Chic at Heart

Author: Kirsten Fullmer
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 146023586X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tara's passion is saving her hometown Smithville, Pennsylvania, one piece at a time. By repurposing cast off items and restoring run down houses, she has come to own a furniture boutique, a warehouse stuffed with salvage goods, and a thriving mortgage business. Confident that her little piece of preserved heaven is secure, she is caught off guard when a handsome young investor moves to town, determined to build glitzy resorts in the center of her carefully constructed empire. After working and saving for years, investing and building lucrative company retreats for his big money clients, Justin is not about to have his plans derailed by small town yokels, not even the disagreeable dark haired beauty who is continually in his way and on his mind. He has an eye for cutting edge design, a proven track record of success, and his own strategy for the future of Smithville. Will Tara be able to hold onto her beloved community and her heart, or will she fall for Justin and be forced to face the town's secret behind her success?

Housekeeping by Design

Author: David Brody
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638926X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the great pleasures of staying in a hotel is spending time in a spotless, neat, and organized space that you don’t have to clean. That doesn’t, however, mean the work disappears—when we’re not looking, someone else is doing it. With Housekeeping by Design, David Brody introduces us to those people—the housekeepers whose labor keeps the rooms clean and the guests happy. Through unprecedented access to staff at several hotels, Brody shows us just how much work goes on behind the scenes—and how much management goes out of its way to make sure that labor stays hidden. We see the incredible amount of hard physical work that is involved in cleaning and preparing a room, how spaces, furniture, and other objects are designed to facilitate a smooth flow of hidden labor, and, crucially, how that design could be improved for workers and management alike if front-line staff were involved in the design process. After reading this fascinating exposé of the ways hotels work—or don’t for housekeepers—one thing is certain: checking in will never be the same again.

When in Rome A Novel of Piazzas and Passion

Author: Gemma Townley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345478975
Format: PDF
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Daydreaming about her flirtatious ex-boyfriend, Mike, in spite of her affection for her current, more dependable boyfriend, David, Georgie impulsively goes on a weekend holiday in Rome with Mike and finds her romantic ideals turned upside-down when David unexpectedly shows up. A first novel. Reprint.

The Shabby Chic Home

Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Harper Design
ISBN: 9780060987688
Format: PDF, ePub
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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. When she first saw what would be her future home, Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic line, was put off by its dark, witchy exterior, gloomy interior, and overgrown garden. But for weeks afterward, she couldn't get the house out of her mind. She went back, took a closer look, and started to see the charm that lay hidden beneath the surface. Excited by the challenge, she bought the house and went to work on it. Inspired by the original design of the 1920s house, Rachel was able to transform it into her bright, cozy dream home, one that had the hallmarks of a Shabby Chic home: a practical amount of space, a relaxed atmosphere, and a comfortable beauty. Through simple instructions and detailed before–and–after photographs, Rachel reveals her decorating and entertaining secrets. Even the most apprehensive novices will learn how to incorporate Shabby Chic style into their everyday life and home. Using her home as an example, Rachel shows you how to assess what needs to be replaced (in her home it was the dark tile in the pool and the bathroom doorknobs), make small structural changes (she exchanged a glass window for a glass door), and keep costs down while adding personal Shabby Chic touches. The gray marble countertop in the guest bathroom and the somewhat noisy glass–front refrigerator were fixtures she would have never chosen, but she left them alone and was pleasantly surprised by the character they added. In her previous books, Rachel showed you how to recognize beauty in overlooked places. Now, in The Shabby Chic Home, she teaches you how to find it in the nooks and crannies of your own home and then apply it to everyday life. She reveals how work, love, a lot of white paint, and Shabby Chic details can turn any new house into a comfortable, functional, beautifully designed home.