Libby Langdon's Small Space Solutions: Secrets for Making Any Room Look Elegant and Feel Spacious on Any Budget

Libby Langdon's Small Space Solutions: Secrets for Making Any Room Look Elegant and Feel Spacious on Any Budget

by Libby Langdon

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Overview

When someone says they live in a small house or apartment, the image that comes to mind is all too often negative—cramped, cluttered, or confining. But America’s leading small space designer, Libby Langdon, knows just how to counter that stereotype. In Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, she finally offers a practical, user-friendly guide to decorating small spaces so they look stylish, beautiful, and larger than their actual dimensions. Setting out from the premise that it doesn’t take lots of money to achieve a warm and inviting atmosphere, she delivers practicality and inspiration that’s affordable. Armed with a bit of basic design knowledge and a few of Libby’s tricks of the trade, any small-space dweller can learn how to create gracious, inviting small-space homes that are also functional to a tee. Each chapter addresses the most common problems encountered in a particular space—living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, office, or hall—and presents solutions and sample layouts, as well as numerous color photos showing transformed spaces “before” and “after” that illustrate small-space design tips. Libby also spells out the top ten mistakes people make in small spaces, and provides step-by-step instructions for painting and hanging art. An invaluable resource for apartment dwellers, first-time homeowners, and anyone looking to downsize, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions proves that living with less doesn’t mean living without luxury.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599214245
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Libby Langdon is an interior designer and expert commentator on HGTV’s hit show Small Space, Big Style. Previously she hosted and was lead designer on the FOX makeover TV show Design Invasion. Founder of Libby Interiors, Inc., she has completed numerous commercial and residential design projects across America. A small space consultant for Woman’s Day and Better Homes and Gardens, Libby divides her time between New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.

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A celebrity designer offers simple, smart solutions to small space quandaries
 
When someone says they live in a small house or apartment, the image that comes to mind is all too often negative—“cramped,” “cluttered,” or “confining.” But America’s leading small space designer, Libby Langdon, knows just how to counterthat stereotype. In Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, she offers a practical, user-friendly guide to decorating small spaces so they look stylish, beautiful, and larger than their actual dimensions.

Libby provides hundreds of tips—or decorating “tricks of the eye”—for solving all small space
challenges. Setting out from the premise that an inviting and yet functional space is achievable even on a tight budget, she delivers practicality and inspiration that’s affordable. She covers it all—from how to find the “theme” of your room to styling and arranging items in a wall unit, from how to go green (using plants) to layering your bed linens for a luxe look.

With step-by-step instructions, each chapter addresses the most common problems encountered in a particular space—living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, office, or hall—and presents real solutions. Hundreds of stunning full-color photographs illustrate various design ideas and transformed spaces. Libby also spells out the top ten mistakes people make in small spaces.
Whether you are an apartment dweller, first-time homeowner, or are just looking to downsize, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions proves that living with less doesn’t meanliving without luxury.

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Libby Langdon's Small Space Solutions: Secrets for Making Any Room Look Elegant and Feel Spacious on Any Budget (Knack: Make It Easy) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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wvdisneyaddict More than 1 year ago
When I forced myself to streamline my possessions and clutter this was one of the books I consistently consulted for editing and decorating advise. I used several of her ideas and love what My house looks like.
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Juli Flett More than 1 year ago
there are very helpful and inexpensive tips/tricks. it was a quick read, but the book is littered with spelling/grammer mistakes which make it difficult to understand at times. there are quite a lot of helpful pictures, though i must say libby thinks very highly of herself because she is in most of the pictures when there is no real need for her to be.
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alAA More than 1 year ago
Great ideas for living in small spaces
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LUBU More than 1 year ago
I agree. This book hits a home run because most of the tips given are backed up with tons of descriptive pictures. Very thorough and informative book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have!! It has so many helpful hints and ideas for your home whether its a small space or not. I would definatly recommend this book to anyone that needs some help with their space. Plus it makes a great coffee table book to leave out and browse through when you want some quick "go to" solutions for your home. Thanks Libby!! Kristi
tixy More than 1 year ago
I was thinking, my apartment needs a change! I didn't have the budget for a whole new furniture and accessories and I was trying to figure out what to do. I came across "Small Space Solutions" and BANG , this is what I needed, a little help from LIBBY!Once she gives you the idea you just think, how come I didn't remember this on my own? she uses simple things that most people already have and makes a different and practical use of it. Different colors, shapes that make your space look bigger,pictures on the wall (that you make on your own) and "voala" same space you had but with a totaly different look! Bring change to your apartment on a reccession budget! I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS BOOK!