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? With its innovative, chic, and portable design approach, "Living in a Nutshell" is the go-to DIY resource guide for small space nesters who want to create a personal, charming home even if they feel like they live in a box. This book empowers the style, space, and cost-conscious with design ideas that are accessible, affordable, and actionable no matter how temporary and in limbo their humble habitat may be. It takes a noncommittal approach to design that won't hurt walls, windows, or floors, won't put a dent in the bank account by any stretch, and that readers can literally take with them when they move. This book is all about grand, stylish gestures for tiny spaces that are simple enough to make and do yourself. It includes decorating tricks that fool the eye into seeing and believing a little lair is larger and more glamorous than its four wallsall with a get-up-and-go flexibility that fits today's lifestyles.
From the living room to the bedroom, in the world of "Living In a Nutshell", there is no need for an expensive custom carpenter or architect, room conversions or rebuilds to uplift and transform a small space. Instead, readers will be inspired by an array of untapped, off-the-beaten-track design resources and insider tricks of the trade that will give them the courage and step-by-step noncommittal tips to tackle projects themselves. With more than 200 vivid color photographs and illustrations especially commissioned for the book, including dramatic before and afters of rooms and projects, readers can develop their own personal design style and create a beautiful home no matter how small or transitional it may be.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 177.8 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 544.31g
  • Harper Design International
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 200 Colour
  • 0062060708
  • 9780062060709
  • 887,198

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With more than one hundred stylish, innovative projects, this DIY guide serves up decorating ideas that fool the eye into believing a little lair is larger and more glamorous than its four walls.

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

These are just a few of the clever projects in Living in a Nutshell, a DIY guide that helps small-space dwellers bring a greater sense of space, luxury, and personality into their homes. Here are fresh ideas for enhancing every living area of a tiny space--all are easy to do, emphatically affordable, readily portable, and big on style. Gorgeous photographs and a witty, encouraging, conversational text, supplemented by insider tricks of the trade and quick tips on every page, make it fun and simple to create a personal, welcoming home no matter how small or transitional it may be. An illustrated survival tool kit as well as extensive listings of untapped, off-the-beaten-track design resources and a select buying guide for the many products and materials used throughout complete 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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156 ratings
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