Really quite impressed with this book which has a lot of attractive and achievable interior design ideas, but unlike many books and magazines, does not rely solely on impressive architectural features such as huge marble fireplaces and glass staircases, which most of us won't have in our own homes anyway.
No, the focus is more on things like arrangement of furniture (changing the layout to suit either cosy conversation, home cinema, or entertaining), and colour palettes (icy pink and white for a girly but grown up bedroom, expensive looking olive, grey and beige if you want to duplicate the boutique hotel look). There are lots of ideas that anyone could attempt even on a very limited budget - my favourites are the dark hall floor stencilled with oriental crysanthamums, and an office space created from a console table along the back of a sofa.
In addition to the beautiful pictures of the authors own interiors, there is also a lot of useful design information - how many people you can expect to seat at various sizes and diameters of dining table, which furniture styles work well together, and how the length of your curtains alters the look from modern and contemporary to romantic or luxurious.
Every chapter (themed around a specific room) also has a section on decor for smaller spaces, with suggestions such as using open book cases or wallpaper covered screens as room dividers. Tips for affordeable finishing touches included paired lamps (which pull an otherwise eclectic or 'messy' room together) and framed fabrics or papers in lieu of expensive artwork.
Though the book is based around an American design publication, some British traders are included in the stockists lists (e.g Cole and Son wallpaper, De Gournay), and others such as 1st Dibs ship internationally anyway.
Very good resource!