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 whats 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 space in your home, and for making it comfortable Leading us through entrances, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and kids rooms, Apartment Therapys 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 Maxwells favorite websites for buying desks, open storage solutions, and much , will help you turn even the tiniest residence into a place you are always happy to come home to....
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Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces Reviews
I really do not like to leave harsh reviews at all but when you put together over 300 pages in a book that adds NO VALUE then you are asking for it! The designs in this book absolutely DID NOT inspire me! They are very outdated & extremely boring - Someone must have a lot of precious time to waste if they decided to spend it on creating this shelf-filler - Overall, I am not happy about wasting my money on this one. It's too expensive to use even as a bookend - Do not recommend.
It's more suitable as a coffee table book versus an idea book. I probably only got a couple of ideas that I could use from it. Has a lot of pictures with accessories - vases, fruit, etc. I would have liked more complete decorating designs like the illustration on the front cover. I'll be selling this in a garage or more likely donating it to the local public library.
I received this book in the mail today and I am returning to Amazon for a full refund.
There are a few good ideas, but overall the rooms just look like they are designed from flea markets. And not Paris flea markets. They look like a jumble of brick a brack with no overall theme or design. I suppose if you are 20, this look might appeal to some, but I like things clean, neat, and calming, or at least interesting in a way that looks like someone put some real thought into it. I liked the room on the cover, that is why I bought the book, but other than that room, there isn't too much else to recommend it.
This book was mostly a bunch of pictures about how various people chose to decorate their small apartments- I was looking for a book about ideas/solutions for small apartments and this was NOT it. There were two design ideas that I really did like and that's why I gave it two stars instead of one. It's an okay book but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
There was a time where interior design was for those in the business or were able to afford to buy iconic furnishing or hire someone. This book opened my eyes beyond those barriers - you to can decorate your home, particularly small apts in NYC. You don't have spend alot of money, it does not have be matchy-matchy or just one note style.
Great book full of cute inspirational ideas! This book was very hard to find and none of the major book stores carry it. Amazon saves the day!
I liked it - a little repetitive if you've read anything else Apartment Therapy, but always a fresh take by Maxwell.