Whether you inhabit a studio or a sprawling house with one challenging space, Maxwell Ryan, co-founder of the most popular interior design website, Apartment Therapy, will help you transform tiny into totally fabulous.
According to Maxwell, size constraints can actually unlock your design creativity and allow you to focus on what’s essential. In this vibrant book, he shares forty small, cool spaces that will change your thinking forever.
These apartments and houses demonstrate hundreds of inventive solutions for creating more space in your home, and for making it more comfortable. Leading us through entrances, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and kids’ rooms, Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces is brimming with ingenious tips and ideas, such as:
Part interior designer, part life coach, Maxwell Ryan is the founder of Apartment Therapy, originally an interior design service and now a network of blogs with over 4 million visitors per month.
In April 2004, Maxwell, with his brother Oliver Ryan, launched apartmenttherapy.com, one of the most popular and influential design blogs in the country. Today, Apartment Therapy Media is a premier network of blogs dedicated to the home. The network consists of five blogs - apartmenttherapy, thekitchn, ohdeedoh, unplggd, re-nest - each covering a major area of the home.
Maxwell was a regular commentator on the House & Garden Television show, Small Space, Big Style. He also appeared on HGTV’s Mission Organization and has been interviewed in various publications including The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Observer, and The Wall Street Journal.
Maxwell is the author of Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure (Bantam, 2006), and Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions (Chronicle, 2008).
From 2001 to 2008, Maxwell worked with clients in the New York metropolitan area, out of which grew his unique approach to interior design.
Maxwell received his B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a M. Ed. from Antioch. He lives in New York’s West Village with his wife, Sara Kate, a food writer and baby daughter, Ursula.
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