Whether the property you live in is large or small, in the town or the country, a flat or a mansion, you'll want it to feel uncluttered, spacious, bright, and airy. Space & Light provides solutions on how to achieve this quickly and inexpensively, and gives clever, practical examples of real homes that look fabulous as a result. Elements covers those key points of interior design that affect space and light in the home (colour, pattern, and texture, storage, furniture, mirror and glass, windows, and lighting), and takes a close look at practical examples. The chapter Ideas for Living is a room-by-room analysis examining the specific needs of each room and how to satisfy these without compromising on a feeling of light and air. Each "room" closes with a summary of the ideas covered by applying them to an annotated example. The final section has six real homes that show how these ideas have been brought to life, and how specific issues such as poor natural light or limited space have been addressed and resolved. The book is thoroughly practical throughout, with specific, easy-to-achieve ways to maximize space and light in the home.
Katherine Sorrell is a former Associate Editor (features) of Homes & Gardens magazine, and now writes books as well as magazine and newspaper features on interiors, design, style, and crafts. Based in Penzance, Cornwall, her most recent books are Home Design Planner and City Living (both Ryland, Peters & Small) and The Art of Display (Mitchell Beazley).