Living in a Nutshell

Living in a Nutshell : Posh and Portable Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

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A fireplace on wheels? A chandelier light by Xerox? A shrink-wrapped designer closet? These are just a few of the more than 100 stylish, innovative projects in this one-of-a-kind DIY decorating guide, with fresh ideas to fool the eye into seeing - and believing - that even a little lair can be more spacious and glamorous than just the sum its of four walls. A small living space doesn't have to look like an overstuffed closet. "Living in a Nutshell" is a must-have, do-it-yourself guide to transforming even the tiniest of rooms or apartments into an attractive, stylish, and fun living area - easily, affordably, and without the need for renovations or construction of any kind. Janet Lee, longtime interior style producer for Oprah Winfrey, provides a wealth of innovative and portable design ideas that are ideal for urban apartment dwellers and small space nesters on a budget who desire a charming, comfortable space that reflects their unique personal style.
Illustrated with more than 200 vivid and inspiring photographs specifically commissioned for this volume-including dramatic "before and after" photos of various rooms and projects - "Living in a Nutshell" is an essential decorating guide chock full of tricks of the trade and grand, stylish, yet surprisingly simple gestures that can help even the most frustrated "box dweller" create a beautiful home, no matter how small, transitional, or temporary it might be.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 180.34 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Harper Design International
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 250 Colour
  • 0062060694
  • 9780062060693
  • 522,220

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A fireplace on wheels?
A chandelier light by Xerox?
A shrink-wrapped designer closet?

These are just a few of the more than one hundred innovative projects in Living in a Nutshell, a DIY guide of decorating ideas that fool the eye into seeing and believing a little lair is larger and more glamorous than its four walls. Here are fresh ideas for enhancing every living area of a tiny space. All are simple, affordable, portable, and big on style. An illustrated survival tool kit as well as extensive listings of untapped, off-the-beaten-track design resources and a select buying guide round out this invaluable book.
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About Janet Lee

Janet Lee is an Emmy Award-winning television show producer, styling and producing for leading home decorators, entrepreneurs, and designers such as Martha Stewart, B. Smith, and Thom Filicia. During her ten years as a senior producer for The Oprah Show, she worked closely with such style greats as Nate Berkus. She has also been a home decor producer for Lifetime Television's Our Home and was featured on camera as the show's weekend decorator, demonstrating chic, easy DIY projects. She has also appeared on CBS's The Early Show, where she demonstrated her high-end-for-less decor ideas. Now a freelance producer, she lives in New York City.
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