Conran's lush, comprehensive book is a breath of inspirational air." -- Closer Magazine
Indispensable! -- House Beautiful
Pure Inspiration! -- Wedding, Venues and Services
The only reference book you will need to plan, decorate, and furnish your home...and who better to show us how? -- Home Magazine
From the Inside Flap
First published in the early Seventies, Terence Conran's 'House Book' was a groundbreaking guide to home design and became an international bestseller. His subsequent volumes 'The New House Book' and 'The Essential House Book,' published in 1985 and 1994 respectively, proved equally indispensable and have sold over a million copies worldwide. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, 'The Ultimate House Book' re-examines the way we live now and provides new blueprints for our increasingly varied home lives. Whether you are streamlining a small urban flat, slotting in a home workstation, creating a relaxing kitchen-living area or building your dream house, 'The Ultimate House Book' is the only reference book you will need to plan, decorate, and furnish your home - whatever form it might take.
Dreams of Living
You can't achieve your ideal home without a little creative daydreaming. This introductory section explores contemporary dreams of living, the archetypes that shape our aspirations. A rural retreat, elegant townhouse or hi-tech loft, our dream homes say a great deal about the way we want to live.
The contemporary home must cater for a variety of domestic scenarios and be versatile enough to accommodate the succession of changes in our lives. This section considers how to plan, fit, and furnish flexible living spaces for every circumstance and life stage.
This practical section is a reassuring guide to home improvements, whether you want to redecorate, fit out your kitchen or build in extra space. From buying your first flat to hiring contractors and architects, this is all the information you need to turn your dream into reality.
Today's interiors market offers the consumer an enormous breadth of choice, with hundreds of options in terms of materials, finishes, furniture and fittings. This final section provides a comprehensive reference book and buyer's guide to all aspects of interior design.
Terence Conran's 'Ultimate House Book' is the definitive source book of twenty-first century home design. Combing inspiration with practical advice, in-depth case studies with hundreds of beautiful colour photographs, it will help you make the most of your living space, however big or small, to create a home that you really love.