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Rooms to Inspire in the City: Stylish Interiors for Urban Living Hardcover – April 6, 2010

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"…filled, as you would expect, with engaging prose and glorious images. The book is a veritable primer on how to celebrate the urban experience. Those living in the suburbs will want to race out…and locate a city dwelling; such is the allure cast by this beguiling monograph.” ~1stdibs.com
 
“Annie Kelly recognizes that when designed properly the home is a haven from the busy world outside…Be it novelty in urban design or invention utility, this book is a wonderful resource for city dwellers interested in renovating their homes.” ~Romantic Homes

"Why We Love It: Part I, 'City Rooms,' illustrates the possibilities of urban decor; then, Part II, 'City Decorating,' offers stylish solutions for issues such as storing and displaying books, city kitchens and entertaining in the city." ~Luxe

About the Author

Annie Kelly has authored many books, including the Rooms to Inspire series, and writes a book column for 1stdibs.com. She is also the editor-in-chief of the New York Observer Home magazine. Photographer Tim Street-Porter is the author of numerous books, including L.A. Modern
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847834301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847834303
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,179,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By L. M. Keefer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
What I love about this "Rooms to Inspire" series is the books give you novel ideas and fresh design images with which to decorate and update your rooms. This new addition to the series is a delight. Taste is all about exposure, and this book exposes readers to current, sophisticated, exotic and eclectic interiors around the world by top designers/stylemakers including Mary McDonald, Jonathan Adler, and Peter Dunham. I particularly loved Carolina Irving's New York City apartment.

The rooms featured should stretch your parameters of style which is positive. The photos will nerve your courage to infuse a jolt of something interesting in any tired, boring or cliched rooms you feel you have at home. Good design is an expression of the owner's personality, and the rooms in this book have a strong sense of personality. No cookie-cutter copies. And although they are city rooms, much of the decor could be adapted to homes of suburban or country dwellers as well, as the cover photo, which is a particular favorite of mine, illustrates.

The book has sections on decorating with books and city kitchens which might be appealing to many readers. While I'd seen a couple of the rooms in this book in design magazines before, they looked even better in this book. The color is vibrant--you felt you could just walk into the pages and sit down in the rooms. This book is a great resource book of fresh, cosmopolitan, and tantalizing rooms under one cover to inspire and challenge you. If you liked the other "Rooms to Inspire" books by the author, you should enjoy this latest addition to the family.
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I love the book, although it shows rooms a little bit more elegant than my budget, I was very pleased with my purchase. My mother also has enjoy it a lot, because is more her style.
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I love this book.
I live in city for long time and move to survive resort area now.
It works for any kind of room types and give me a fresh idea to update our rooms !!!
It is stylish and simple and use beautiful color combination.
I love it.

felicity
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The 'blindspot' in decorating that often comes with conformity is pleasantly missing in this exceptional guide to the most intriguing houses in the world. Each setting is like a painting only try to guess the artist! I am so inspired by people's visions and refer to this book often not as a coffee table book but as a textbook. Thank you Annie Kelly! You got it going on!
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I was truly inspired by the examples of city style from sleek and modern to warm and textured found in the pages of this book. I wanted to spend at least a weekend in each of the residences featured, and much longer in most of them. Kelly has a knack for finding interesting interiors that really do inspire.
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