What happens when top magazine editors team up with the best builders and hottest designers in the country? The collaborative result is an "idea house," featuring the best of the best in home design today. Innovative and beautiful, these stylish designs also take into account the kind of real-world functionality necessary to accommodate busy family lifestyles.
And now, thanks to the Design Idea Book, you can take an armchair tour of 39 of these inspirational houses. You'll see how leading experts combine the latest technologies and materials with design and color theories, and see page-by-page how they've organized space to put every square foot to work.
Whether you're in the market for a new home, plan to renovate, or just want to make the most of what you have, take a cue from these experts, and discover how you can apply these winning design principles to your own home.
400 photos showcase stunning designs from 39 "idea houses"
Expert advice from today's top magazines, premier architects, and interior decorators
Covers the very latest in home-building materials, technologies, and furnishings
Encompasses a range of styles, from coastal to cottage, classic to contemporary
Innovative room-by-room ideas for color, storage solutions, fabric choices, and more