BN.com Gift Guide

New Southwest Home

( 2 )

Overview

This book offers a room-by-room tour of homes packed with innovation and tradition. Beginning at the front door, you are welcomed by art and elegant furniture. Kitchens are the heart of the home, and ideas abound to make the most functional room in the house also the most inviting. Chapters on bedrooms, bathrooms, entertainment rooms, offices, and playrooms complete the tour and perfectly demonstrate Southwest traditions in transition. Whether you are building, buying, remodeling, or just dreaming, The New ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$28.96
BN.com price
(Save 27%)$39.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (17) from $10.87   
  • New (7) from $17.66   
  • Used (10) from $10.85   
Sending request ...

Overview

This book offers a room-by-room tour of homes packed with innovation and tradition. Beginning at the front door, you are welcomed by art and elegant furniture. Kitchens are the heart of the home, and ideas abound to make the most functional room in the house also the most inviting. Chapters on bedrooms, bathrooms, entertainment rooms, offices, and playrooms complete the tour and perfectly demonstrate Southwest traditions in transition. Whether you are building, buying, remodeling, or just dreaming, The New Southwest Home is the ultimate idea book.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
In this abundantly illustrated book, Outdoor Style author Suzanne Pickett Martinson turns her attention to home interiors. Taking her subtitle literally, she offers scores of specific design ideas for entryways; family rooms and living rooms; kitchens; sleeping rooms; recreation rooms; and bathrooms. The 200+ color photographs provide visual accompaniment to Martinson's suggestions.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873588577
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 940,184
  • Product dimensions: 10.11 (w) x 10.13 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 2, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    A REVERENCE FOR TRADITION AND AN EYE FOR INNOVATION

    Arizona native Suzanne Pickett Martinson brings imagination and flair, a unique verve to The New Southwest Home. A master Gardener, she has a reverence for tradition and an eye for innovation. While many may think they know southwestern style, this generously illustrated volume holds many surprises. Of course, contemporary architects and designers in the southwest tend to use traditional resources but augmented by international ideas. Stone, wood, terra cotta, adobe are not seen as they once were. Stainless steel plays beautifully against flagstone, and leather complements adobe walls. Beginning with entryways, all important first impressions, Pickett leads readers into family & living rooms, kitchens, the heart of the home, sleeping rooms, very private, personal areas, and bathrooms. She also includes chapters covering special occasions - wining and dining, areas for rejuvenation and places for both work and play. Home, just the words connotes may impressions - security, safety, pleasure, refuge, passion. Pickett understands these emotions well and incorporates them into her decor. She uses warm color and varied textures to create feelings of comfort and peace. In the Southwest sun is a major factor in architecture and design, thus the colors often tend to be bold, invigorating, while deep porches and window overhangs offer protection from the strong sun. At the same time, large windows and sliding glass doors invite warm light into the homes. Readers will find many creative ideas in the book's 200 pages that they can incorporate into their own decorating schemes, whether it be a subtle use of textiles or the use of lights in family and living rooms. The New Southwest Home is a volume to be enjoyed over and over again whether one is building, remodeling or simply hoping. Enjoy! - Gail Cooke

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2005

    Beautiful Southwest Elegance

    In her previous work, especially Outdoor Style: The Essence of Southwest Living, Susan Pickett Martinson showed Americans how to create outdoor living spaces that were highly personal and distinctive. Now, with The New Southwest Home, the author accomplishes the same touch of personalizing one¿s living space by moving indoors and taking the reader from room to room in a collection of many of the most beautifully designed and decorated homes in the Southwest. She begins with entryways that she refers to as ¿first impressions¿ and moves on through family and living rooms (¿gathering together¿) to bright and cheerful kitchens, on to intimate bedrooms, functional yet beautiful bathrooms, and ends by urging readers to fashion their homes through balanced creation to be places of both work and play. At least five features make The New Southwest Home a beautiful book. First, the author¿s selections of multiple fashions and versatile use of materials make every room she has designed stand out as a unique living experience. Second, Martinson¿s ¿NEW¿ definitely means that branding irons, wagon wheels, and other formerly trendy Southwestern decorator icons such as chandeliers made from deer and elk antlers have been banished from elegant living surroundings. She definitely has her own style and it is best characterized by the word ¿elegant.¿ Third, myriad examples of every room in the home demonstrate that a great many options for design are shared. Fourth, the fine art work used in decorating is itself beautiful to observe, and fifth, the overall photographic superiority of the images of every room are stellar. This is a truly beautiful book to own. Jerry D. Flack

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)