Our homes respond to the way that we live, reflecting the different stages in our lives and revealing aspects of our character. They need to be flexible, as space for working and relaxing, for eating, entertaining and sleeping, for family and pets.
All over the world, consumers are discovering the merits of the small space lifestyle, abandoning the work and burdensome expense that goes with living in a "McMansion" in favor of the elegance and practicality of living in cozier spaces. From young homeowners who have rediscovered the joys of loft-style homes in the city , to empty-nesters who prefer smaller, more manageable living spaces, millions of homeowners have migrated to the "not-so-big" style of living. 500 Ideas for Small Spaces is a practical guide featuring 500 real-life remodeling, organizing, and decorating tips for making a truly small home look and function better. Today, living in a small home isn't a compromise, it is the preferred choice for growing numbers of homeowners.
A stunning resource containing hundreds of garden design ideas and suggestions features one thousand full-color photographs, along with ingenious solutions to landscape challenges and problems, a directory of suppliers, and inspirational tips on plant selection, pergolas and gazebos, walls and fences, paths and paving, containers, topiary, water features, and much more.
A compilation of personal anecdotes, reflections, and photographs captures the private spaces of fifty celebrities and other public figures with a rich array of design ideas and innovative philosophies from Donatella Versace, Michael Graves, Miranda Richardson, Tommy Hilfiger, Jonathan Adler, Donna Hay, Sebastian Coe, and others.
In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive home dcor program combines beautiful inspiration with nuts-and-bolts how-to for stunning results. More than 500 gorgeous color photographs provide motivation while line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans make it easy to get started. For those looking to make the most of their home and create stylish interiors, Decorate is the start-to-finish resource to keep on the bookshelf for years to come.
Offers practical, economical, and time-saving solutions to common problems that arise when maintaining a home, covering topics such as organizing and storage solutions, laundry, cleaning, gardening, and reusing worn-out items.
Reviews thousands of products for every room of a house, from floor coverings and window treatments to faucets and cupboards, in a detailed reference that includes an extensive shopping directory and draws on the design expertise of such individuals as Frank Gehry and Norman Foster. 12,000 first printing.