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Unrealistic and Unhelpful Show-Homes,
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This review is from: Old House New Home: Stylish Modern Living in a Period Setting (Paperback)
I bought this book because I was hoping for some material to act as inspiration for my new flat. All I really wanted was some examples of interesting interior design done well. Instead I'm subjected to rather bizarre pictures of what I can only describe as impractical show homes. The houses featured are so far removed from reality as to render most of the illustrations useless (and I'm quite pretty open minded). I half expected the next page to feature a waterslide going through the kitchen, or for all the furniture to be bolted to the ceiling. It's all very well if you're living in a crazy eco-friendly fibreglass cottage, somewhere on the South Coast, but how exactly do you get anything out of it if you live in a more conventional period house? The answer is, you don't!
My advice, look through some magazines or browse the interior photos of similar properties to your own that you can find listed on estate agents websites. It's a lot cheaper than paying for the hit-and-miss interior design books that are supposedly "good".
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Initial post: 6 Jan 2011 20:13:20 GMT
How about 'Coronation Street' or 'Eastenders' that's realistic in an MFI, IKEA, DFS, flatpack kind of way. God forbid! Give me something to aspire to any day. For a reasonably discounted subscription you could pick up ideas on a monthly basis from the plethora of very good interior design orientated magazines available.
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 15:53:48 BDT
Waterslides in the kitchen are soooo last year.
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