Author(s): Geraldine James
Whether you live in a bustling home where a family of different ages with varying tastes and interests needs to be accommodated, in a compact city pied a terre, or in a country or seaside retreat, you will find inspiration here for your ideal living space. There are four chapters on different areas of the house - Cook and Eat features kitchens and dining areas, Relax and Socialize covers living rooms, Work and Create includes home offices and studios, and Sleep and Bathe, of course, shows bedrooms and bathrooms. A final chapter, Store and Display, shows how different areas of the home can be used to show off your treasures and store your collections. Each chapter features rooms of different styles - from sleek and minimal, to Aladdin's caves belonging to collectors of anything and everything, thrifty chic-style rooms furnished with second-hand buys, and renovated homes with no expense spared - as well as displays featuring designer items alongside inherited family heirlooms. However, the one thing every room has in common, whatever its style or purpose, is that it has been furnished and decorated with great attention to detail.
Geraldine James started her career in fashion as a contemporary designer buyer, and from fashion she moved to home and gift. Geraldine soon developed a passion for collecting and finding unusual and beautiful things. She now works as a home buying manager at Selfridges and, as part of her role, spends time travelling extensively to find exciting new products for the store. She is the author of Creative Walls (ISBN 978-1-907563-15-7), Creative Display (ISBN 978-1-908170-16-3), Creative Spaces (ISBN 978-1-78249-055-5) and Flea Market Secrets (ISBN 978-1-78249-186-6). She is based in Putney, London.