Sneak Peek 1: The Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

My publisher, Clarkson Potter, has said that I can leak just a few photos from the new book (coming out May 11), so that's exactly what I'm going to do over the next month. The book is packed to the gills with them (all beautifully taken by photographer, Jim Franco), and then surrounded by tips and a big, long resource section at the back. Each main chapter focuses on one part of the home. This first peek features the kitchen from the cover of the book and a bamboo office in Brooklyn. Enjoy!

Each of these pictures is part of a bunch of photos that focus on each room in detail.

The Under-Bed Kitchen

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From the book: "You usually can’t do too much to alter the shell of a rental apartment, but this one was in really bad shape. The solution? Covering every surface with fresh paint and color — including the floors. Not content to simply set off the kitchen from the main room, the resident also used a subtle pairing of pale gray and white paint to add dimension to the kitchen’s structural elements."

The Mini Library Office

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From the book: "The strong lines of these horizontal wraparound bamboo shelves make this compact office seem wider than it actually is, while keeping masses of books organized. Beautiful, affordable, and an easily renewed resource, solid bamboo has become a popular "green" alternative for the home. Separated by heavy sliding doors from the rest of the house, the office easily becomes a soundproof retreat"

>> Go To Book Site (You can pre-order now)

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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