Book Review: Living in a Nutshell by Janet Lee

10 Jul

Recently, my husband and I went to the beach for a few days and it was fantastic! We got some much-needed R&R. Aside from the long walks on the beach (cliché, I know), snacking and wine drinking, I managed to do a ton of reading, something I don’t seem to have the time to do much of lately.

During the trip I started (and finished) the book Living in a Nutshell by Janet Lee. I came across this book in a cute boutique in Chicago earlier this summer and immediately ordered it on Amazon when I returned home.

I own a lot of interior design books, but I must say, this one catapulted to the top of my list of favorites. I’m drawn to colorful vibrant spaces so the images in this book absolutely appealed to me.

If you’re looking for design tips that pack a big punch when you’re short on space, then this is the book for you. Each page offers a design tip that transforms a drab or awkward element – such as loft bedroom with a 4-foot-tall ceiling, an old radiator or ugly cabinets – into a beautiful feature that no longer feels like a design compromise.

The featured projects are great for renters (like me) because they are portable – easy to pack up and transfer when your lease is up. The book also includes a comprehensive list of resources and tools to complete each project.

Here are some gorgeous photos from the book:

via Living in a Nutshell Facebook Page


Do you have any great high-impact, yet portable design tips? As a renter, I would love to hear them!

xoxo, Andi

2 Responses to “Book Review: Living in a Nutshell by Janet Lee”

  1. Laura July 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Loved it and already used one of the cute ideasfrom the book.

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