Author(s): Elaine Lewis, Judith Davidsen
Publisher: Penguin Studio
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Less Is More: A Practical Guide to Maximizing the Space in Your Home
Hardcover, 225 pages
he photographs in this work are beautiful, as are the spaces. The use of color, lighting, furniture arrangement, mirrors, and built-ins are a few of the creative ways interior decorator Lewis offers to give the illusion of more space. While she suggests that space problems are not only caused by tiny rooms, her choice not to include dimensions is a serious flaw. Also lacking are ideas for those most space-concious areas: basements and attics. And the ideas are largely focused on apartment living. Still, excellent specific tips can be found?such as refacing cabinets rather than remodeling a kitchen?and, though they are not necessarily “on the cheap” ideas, many of the rooms can be redone with strict budgets in mind. A handy list of manufacturers and retailers nationwide is provided. A good choice for general decorating collections.?Corinne Nelson, “Library Journal”
Organized by room, with at least ten examples for each type of room, a celebrated designer offers a guide to finding more space in any house or apartment, including fool-the-eye tips, space planning tricks, and ingenious arrangements.