By: Elizabeth Wilhide, Joanna Copestick
An antidote to modern lifestyles, this book tackles busy and stressful working lives with its simple, straightforward and unpretentious approach. It deals with much more than minimalism and plain white walls, it applauds the strong use of colour, exploits the use of texture and the lasting strength of smooth, clean lines. Focusing on the principal elements of the home - walls, floors, windows and doors, furniture and furnishings, storage and display - the authors show how a contemporary look can be achieved without the need to call in the professionals.
They introduce evocative materials - glass, concrete and rubber in innovative ways and encourage experimentation in colour, fabric and lighting to achieve a truly cutting edge interior. Each chapter features practical projects that epitomize the look such as chic folding erspex shutters and inexpensive hardboard floors. This is a celebration of light, space and individuality that puts contemporary decorating firmly on the style agenda.