Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure

Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure


By (author) Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 203mm x 18mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0553383124
  • ISBN 13: 9780553383126
  • Illustrations note: LINE DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 60,504

Product description

The frequent makeover expert on HGTVUs Mission: Organization 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. Illustrations.

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Author information

"One part interior designer, one part life coach," Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan is the founder of Apartment Therapy, a unique interior design practice in the New York metropolitan area. In April 2004, Maxwell, with his brother Oliver, launched apartmenttherapy.com, now one of the most popular and influential design weblogs in the country. Maxwell is a regular commentator on the new House & Garden Television show, Small Space, Big Style. Previously, Maxwell appeared on HGTV's Mission Organization. He has been interviewed in various publications including "The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Observer, "and the "Wall Street Journal. " A former elementary school teacher, he holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a M. Ed. from Antioch. He lives in a 250-square foot apartment in New York's West Village with his wife, Sara-Kate, a food writer.

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"New York-based interior designer Gillingham-Ryan is out to prove that even the dreariest, no-view walk-up can be transformed into a cozy urban oasis using his "eight-step home cure.... Ebullient!"--"Publishers Weekly" "What a refreshing decorating book! "Apartment Therapy" is a must-read for creating your perfect nest. Fire your shrink and follow Maxwell's eight-step therapeutic cure!"--Jonathan Adler, potter, designer, and author of "My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living" "Decorating a home is just plain stressful! Maxwell's book offers a way out; it's like hiring a pro (without the attitude or expense). He takes us by the hand and gently guides us through the entire process, from coming up with a plan to executing it without going broke. Whether you're just dipping in for a quick hit of inspiration, or committing to the whole eight week cure, your home -- and life -- will be better because of it."--Angela Matusik, Editor-in-Chief, "Budget Living "Magazine "Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan's "Apartment Therapy "is refreshing in its point of view-your house has to work for you from the inside out. Gillingham-Ryan encourages readers to really take a good look at where they are at home and how they can improve the quality of their lives."--Wendy Goodman, interior design editor, "New York "Magazine""