Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

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Whether you inhabit a studio or a sprawling house with one challenging space, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, co-founder of the most popular interior design website, Apartment Therapy, will help you transform tiny into totally fabulous.
 
According to Maxwell, size constraints can actually unlock your design creativity and allow you to focus on what’s essential. In this vibrant book, he shares forty small, cool spaces that will change your thinking forever.
 
These apartments and houses demonstrate hundreds of inventive solutions for creating more space in your home, and for making it more comfortable. Leading us through entrances, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and kids’ rooms, Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces is brimming with ingenious tips and ideas, such as:
 
•   Shifting the sense of scale through contrasting colors
•   Adding airiness by using transparent collections
•   Utilizing the area under a loft bed for a kitchen and mini-bar
•   Tucking an office with chic vintage doors into an unused bedroom corner
 
In each dwelling Maxwell points out what makes the layout work and what adds style. Most of the “therapy” involves minor tweaks that can be accomplished on a limited budget, such as dividing a room with sheer curtains, turning a door into a desk, or disguising electrical boxes with art displays. An extensive resource guide, including Maxwell’s favorite websites for buying desks, open storage solutions, and much more, will help you turn even the tiniest residence into a place you are always happy to come home to. 


Baker & Taylor
The creator of the top design website Apartment Therapy shares creative strategies for making the most out of small spaces, providing coverage of how to add comfort and style for a range of needs.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307464606
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Apartment Therapy (Firm)
Alternative Title: Big book of small, cool spaces

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eastvanbookfan
Jan 10, 2013

Very visual book. Loved seeing the pages and got some good ideas, I will be using for my apartment.....

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driagirl
Jun 15, 2011

Some very good ideas and interesting designs. Especially love the Apartment Therapy web site!

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kocomoko
Dec 01, 2010

Thick book full of design and style ideas for folks who have small living spaces. The style is primarily modern eclectic - think Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel that invaded an antique store. Great for some ideas to spice up your nest.

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