Modern Comfort

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Modern Comfort is a sourcebook of contemporary decorating that promotes a new modernity in which comfort is to the fore. From wall and floor coverings to furniture, fabrics, lighting and storage, it highlights a range of design ideas for every room, with the emphasis on creating a home that is in tune with the way we live today.

A streamlined modern aesthetic is apparent in the emphasis on the clean shapes of furniture, well thought-out storage, understated colour schemes and a ...

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Overview

Modern Comfort is a sourcebook of contemporary decorating that promotes a new modernity in which comfort is to the fore. From wall and floor coverings to furniture, fabrics, lighting and storage, it highlights a range of design ideas for every room, with the emphasis on creating a home that is in tune with the way we live today.

A streamlined modern aesthetic is apparent in the emphasis on the clean shapes of furniture, well thought-out storage, understated colour schemes and a consistency of materials throughout a space. But, while there are stainless-steel worktops, tiled walls and glass panels, comfort is ever present too -- the natural tones of wood and sisal, seating that is plump and inviting, cosy wool blankets and soft, textured linen.

It is this combination of cool with a softened edge that creates the look and signals a less rigorous more realistic style of interior. Adaptability and ease are essential ingredients. These are spaces that are attractive but also practical, and very much for living in.

Katherine Sorrell examines the demands we make of our homes -- spaces in which to entertain, work and relax -- and discusses options for improving the suitability of our environment to these needs. She explains why the rooms shown are as successful as they are, and suggests alternatives to materials and styling elements to recreate the effects.

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Based on the design philosophy of Scandinavian R.O.O.M. shops, Katherine Sorrell's Modern Comfort is an ideal, "reader friendly" sourcebook for interior design ideas and inspiration. Featured are profusely illustrated chapters on living rooms as multifunctional spaces, offices as creative work spaces for the home, kitchens & dining rooms as integrated spaces for food and conversation, bedrooms as inspirational spaces for relaxation, bathrooms as practical spaces for pure indulgence, and garden rooms as outdoor spaces for enlightened living. As a very highly recommended addition to personal, professional, and community library interior design reference collections, Modern Comfort is further enhanced for the reader with an impressive section of resources for department stores, furniture, lighting, flooring, window treatments, fabrics, bed linen and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564967091
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2000
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 8.91 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Living rooms 11
Multifunctional spaces for enjoying
Offices 51
Creative workspaces for the home
Kitchens & dining rooms 67
Integrated spaces for food and conversation
Bedrooms 103
Inspirational spaces for relaxation
Bathrooms 125
Practical spaces for pure indulgence
Garden rooms 145
Outdoor spaces for enlightened living
Resources 160
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