The book showcases 40 homes of AT readers including interviews, photos and resources. There's also some great commentary by Maxwell!
"After I decorated my space last year, (which I felt was my dark period) I ended up completely changing up the décor for something more casual and bright for my bungalow. For the overall look of the my bungalow I decided to call it chinoiserie meets the beach. So I added bamboo shades, linen drapes, sea grass rugs to each of the rooms. I also had the floors in the kitchen painted white gloss for a more cottage look. For each of the rooms I wanted a color palette that would flow but would also change in each room."
For the living room I chose emerald green, tan and white accented with some black. I had a pair of Asian side dressers redone in (Benjamin Moore) street light green. The green dressers come in handy since storage is always such an issue I now have more places to hide and put away things. I also had custom Lucite tables made to house all my vintage design books, and chose wallpaper green panels from Ferm Living to flank either side of the tufted sofa. I didn't want to do the entire wall (which I felt would be too busy) so when I had them installed I noticed they actually framed my black and white pictures perfectly. (My living room chairs were not in yet from the upholsterer- so they are missing from these images).
For the bedroom I decided to go with a robins egg blue (BEHR- Rhythmic Blue 510E-2) for the walls and accent with yellow, black and white. I bought a new tufted black headboard and had my side tables lacquered in white gloss. I also found my blanc de chine side lamps on Ebay.
For the kitchen, I kept my favorite Saarinen table which by the way is the perfect size for my breakfast area. I found these great café chairs and had them reupholstered in a cane pattern that I found at Lewis and Sharon. I am still have a bit of work to do with the breakfast area, the bathroom and the mudroom. I hope to hope those rooms completed soon. Enjoy!