Author: Gail Green
Whether you own or rent, designing and decorating small spaces can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you budget? Is DIY decorating an option, or is working with a professional the best way to achieve results? An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces answers all these questions and more, welcoming you to the world of small space design and helping you transform your home quickly—and without breaking the bank. Drawing on more than thirty years of design experience, author Gail Green introduces you to interior design basics and guides your journey through four distinct focus areas: • Color and paint • Furniture arrangement and selection • Lighting • Architectural changes Green shares her expert tips for solving common design and decorating issues, such as how to make a small space look bigger, how to choose the best colors for small rooms, how to select the best furniture for small rooms and how to organize a small space on any budget. Renters will discover landlord-approved design ideas for small spaces, and homeowners will learn how to increase property value through minor renovations. Home is the most important space in our lives. It’s where we wake up every morning and go to sleep at night. It’s where we spend time with our families and relax after a long day of work. When we invest in our homes, we invest in ourselves. Fortunately, interior design for small apartments and other spaces doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. With An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, you’ll avoid common pitfalls and overspending, and learn how to implement minor enhancements for immediate results. Impress yourself and others by applying professional tricks and techniques to transform your living space into a beautiful, upscale dwelling you’re happy to call home.
Author: James Grayson Trulove, Il Kim
Publisher: Collins Design
Provides a practical guide to interior decoration for small apartments, and offers tips on how to create efficient kitchens, appealing baths, adequate storage, and work and entertainment areas.
Author: Montse Borràs
Publisher: Universe Pub
Looks at the latest in small-scale apartment and loft designs in more than fifty projects that reveal how to make the most out of a small space, with an emphasis on efficiency, as well as style and beauty, and showcases the latest in design trends, sustainable living, environmentally responsible styles, and creative solutions to space issues. Original.
Author: Kyle Schuneman, Heather Summerville, Joe Schmelzer
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Presents thirty do-it-yourself projects for first-time apartment dwellers that work with limited budgets and lease requirements, and shares advice on strategies related to flea-market shopping, using colors, and implementing themes.
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Minimal Compact Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel. Minimal Compact Living s collection of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within small living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding cities. Compact flats perched atop the roofs of high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. As more people move to the city, the question of where they will live naturally arises. These cozy cocoons show the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Minimal Compact Living offers real interior design solutions from the imaginations of the occupants.
Author: Maxwell Ryan
From not enough space and too many things to not knowing what color to paint the living room walls, many of us struggle with our homes. Now Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, frequent makeover expert on HGTV’s Mission: Organization and Small Spaces, Big Style, shares the do-it-yourself strategies that have enabled his clients and fans to transform their apartments into well-organized, beautiful places that suit their style and budget. Week by week, Apartment Therapy will guide you to treat common problems, eliminate clutter, and revamp even the tiniest space. Here is an eight-step process that includes: • A therapeutic questionnaire to help you get in touch with your personal taste and diagnose your home’s physical, emotional, and energy flow issues • A prescription with recommendations for each room based on your needs and lifestyle–including tips on how to use color, lighting, and accessories • A treatment plan, including regular maintenance schedules to ensure the ongoing health of your space • Illustrations of floor plans and decorative examples that allow you to visualize concepts before you begin With surprising ease and without elaborate professional help, Apartment Therapy will help you clear a path through disorder and indecision–to reveal a home you’ll love.
Author: Cristina Paredes
Publisher: Harper Collins
Most homeowners would like to turn their small space into a home that looks and feels bigger, and Small Spaces: Good Ideas will help them do just that. The perfect "idea" book, it's full of photographs and organized by the key element rfor the best use of space -- furniture, décor, lighting, and more. The wide range of examples in Small Spaces: Good Ideas makes it a helpful companion for homeowners looking to maximize living spaces between 110 and 910 square feet. This practical reference not only showcases innovative solutions with an emphasis on multifunctional uses for tight spaces, it includes a handy resource section with information about featured products and manufacturers -- making it simple for readers to implement what they see. Small Spaces: Good Ideas will serve as inspiration not only for professionals in the interior design field but for apartment-dwellers and anyone else looking to turn small spaces into bigger places -- even if it only seems that way.
Author: Bridget Vranckx
Publisher: Universe Pub
An in-depth, lavishly illustrated survey of aesthetic examples of small-sized urban interiors that have been rendered stylish and comfortable through strategic designs advises readers on how to apply color schemes, movable furniture, and organizational elements for specific benefits. Original.
Author: Maxwell Ryan
Publisher: Potter Style
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. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Kirk Henckels, Anne Walker
An insider's tour of New York City's top buildings and most extraordinary apartments What are New York City's best apartment buildings? Before 1900, it was the Dakota and the Osborne; soon after came McKim, Mead & White's 998 Fifth and the ultrasoign. 820 Fifth Avenue. The roaring twenties produced true luxury: 740 Park Avenue, the art deco-inspired River House, and Rosario Candela's extraordinary 778 and 720 Park Avenue. Today, the city's skyline sparkles with palatial new buildings, such as Robert A. M. Stern's 15 Central Park West, Richard Meier's glass-walled Perry Street towers, and 432 Park Avenue, New York's tallest residential building. Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker, real estate and architectural insiders, chronicle the fortunes and features of 15 outstanding apartment houses with a wealth of vintage and new photography and architectural plans, and show off select apartments as they look today, designed by top interior designers.
Publisher: DH Publishing Inc
" It all depends on your imagination" Satoshi Kurosaki, Apollo Architects & Associates Tokyo's architects are in the process of drafting a small revolution in urban design. Micro homes, or kyosho jutaku, are reshaping the way the Japanese live and work, while at the same time shaking up staid urban neighborhoods with stunning designs that adhere to few rules. With creative use of wood, glass and concrete, these small houses defy the limited spaces they are built on, boasting open-plan living rooms, cozy dens, inner gardens, and raised patios. With stunning photography that reveals Japan as a powerhouse of architectural innovation, Small House Tokyo brings together some of the leading designs in the kyosho jutaku movement. Over 150 full-color photos of both interiors and exteriors provide not only an uncharacteristic view of today's urban Japan, but offer potential property buyers in the West a plethora of ideas on how to turn a small house into a beautiful home.
Author: Anoop Parikh
Designed for city dwellers and young people for whom small living spaces are the only practical answer to high real estate and rental costs, this book is filled with timely, state-of-the-art ideas for saving space as well as making the most of available apace. 90 color illustrations.