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Shared living : interior design for rented and shared spaces
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9780500501436
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175 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
In the current housing market, with more people moving to cities than ever before, those who live with roommates are no longer exclusively recent college graduates with clashing decorating senses and mismatched furniture. For many, it is perfectly normal to share a house or an apartment with other adults in order to save money, without sacrificing personal style in the home. Shared Living offers design examples for people who seek a sophisticated look in their shared space. Featuring roommates who are getting it right, this book delves into homes around the world where cohabitants have found savvy ways of decorating together. A restored storage unit in Brooklyn is now home to two creative brothers; a house in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, is decorated with an eclectic mix of old and new (including an original Matisse!); and a small London apartment merges bold colors with clusters of collectables to achieve domestic harmony. Through each stage of shared living-from finding a place to merging styles- this book offers practical advice and tips for DIY styling, such as how to upcycle furniture or scour flea markets for unique finds. It is the essential resource for roommates seeking inspiration for their home.
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In the current housing market, with more people moving to cities than ever before, those who live with roommates are no longer exclusively recent college graduates with clashing decorating senses and mismatched furniture. For many, it is perfectly normal to share a house or an apartment with other adults in order to save money, without sacrificing personal style in the home.Shared Living offers design examples for people who seek a sophisticated look in their shared space. Featuring roommates who are getting it right, this book delves into homes around the world where cohabitants have found savvy ways of decorating together. A restored storage unit in Brooklyn is now home to two creative brothers; a house in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, is decorated with an eclectic mix of old and new (including an original Matisse!); and a small London apartment merges bold colors with clusters of collectables to achieve domestic harmony.Through each stage of shared living--from finding a place to merging styles-- this book offers practical advice and tips for DIY styling, such as how to upcycle furniture or scour flea markets for unique finds. It is the essential resource for roommates seeking inspiration for their home.


Author Notes

Emily Hutchinson 's passion for interior design was sparked when she became a writer at Houzz Australia. She is an expert on shared living, having inhabited many a shared home from Sydney to New York.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Less is morep. 8
A brotherly bond in Brooklynp. 12
The Naughty Cornerp. 18
Colourful collectionsp. 26
Creating Stylep. 32
Decorating a rentalp. 34
Merging stylesp. 37
Filling in the gapsp. 38
When Madonna and mid-century unitep. 40
A NYC loft brings five housemates togetherp. 46
A dreamy space for weary headsp. 52
Two set decorators bring work homep. 56
Making a Shared Life Shinep. 62
In the kitchenp. 65
In the living roomp. 66
In the bedroomp. 67
In the bathroomp. 67
Outdoor livingp. 68
From friends to housematesp. 70
Embracing retro rootsp. 76
Defying the oddsp. 82
The house of funp. 88
Ask the Professionalsp. 96
Ayano Uchimura and Satoko Shinoharap. 99
Jane Shirkesp. 103
Dabitop. 105
Two free spirits join forcesp. 108
Dreaming in an LA studiop. 114
Sharing a retreatp. 120
Living slowlyp. 128
Lights, camera, actionp. 134
Making a Statementp. 140
How to create a gallery wallp. 143
Plant parenting 101p. 145
Styling a shelfp. 146
Swept away by the wavesp. 148
When entrepreneurs decoratep. 154
Art, feasts and friends in a weatherboard cottagep. 160
Two bros in Tokyop. 168
Artwork Creditsp. 174
Photography Creditsp. 175
About the Authorp. 175