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Beautifully Small

Clever Ideas for Compact Spaces

Written by Sara Emslie

Published: 11/09/2014

Beautifully Small

  • Hardback
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  • 9781849755528
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  • Sep 2014
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  • 160 pages

About the author

Sara Emslie is an established interiors stylist and writer. With more than 15 years experience, her work is regularly featured in magazines such as World of Interiors, Homes & Garden, Livingetc. and Red. Sara lives in Richmond, London, in a beautifully small house, which provided the original inspiration for this book.

In Chapter 1: Inspiration, Sara draws inspiration from truly tiny spaces such as boats and caravans as well as her own home—a diminutive workman’s cottage in a London suburb. In Chapter 2: Elements of Design, she discusses how even the most straightforward planning decisions can be complicated by the constraints of small spaces and suggests clever design solutions. The third chapter, Elements of Style, explores ideas for making compact interiors work through the use of creative styling and decoration. In Chapter 4, a series of case studies takes a closer look at imaginative treatments for pocket-size interiors, showcasing a variety of tiny spaces including a terraced ‘two-up, two-down’ worker’s cottage, a tiny studio apartment with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom, and a pint-sized coastal hideaway.