Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces

An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces: How to Create a Beautiful Home Quickly, Effectively and on a Budget

Release Date: Spring 2015

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Whether you own or rent, designing and decorating small spaces can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you budget? Is DIY decorating an option, or is working with a professional the best way to achieve results? An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces answers all these questions and more, welcoming you to the world of small space design and helping you transform your home quickly—and without breaking the bank.

Drawing on more than thirty years of design experience, New York City-based author Gail Green introduces you to interior design basics and guides your journey through four distinct focus areas:

  • Color and paint
  • Furniture arrangement and selection
  • Lighting
  • Architectural changes

Green shares her expert tips for solving common design and decorating issues, such as how to make a small space look bigger, how to choose the best colors for small rooms, how to select the best furniture for small rooms and how to organize a small space on any budget. Renters will discover landlord-approved design ideas for small spaces, and homeowners will learn how to increase property value through minor renovations.

Home is the most important space in our lives. It’s where we wake up every morning and where we go to sleep at night. It’s where we spend time with our families and relax after a long day of work. When we invest in our homes, we invest in ourselves. Fortunately, interior design for small spaces doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming.

With An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, you’ll avoid common pitfalls and overspending, and learn how to implement small enhancements for immediate results. Impress yourself and others by applying professional tricks and techniques to transform your small living space into a beautiful, upscale dwelling you’re happy to call home.

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What People Are Saying

 How many of us only dream of having an interior designer in our back pocket? For more than 30 years, New York interior designer, Gail Green has been transforming splendid spaces on a grand scale for clients (her work has been featured [in] House Beautiful, House & Garden, Elle Decor, and The New York Times Magazine) and now she’s sharing trade secrets for us small-space dwellers in a new book, AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO INTERIOR DESIGN FOR SMALL SPACES: How to Create a Beautiful Home Quickly, Effectively and on a Budget. Green’s tried-and-true, small-space design strategies are expertly explained whether it’s furniture selection and placement or how to choose the best colors to make a petite room look and “live” larger.

“[Gail Green’s] 30 years of design experience help readers understand how to deal with small problems, navigate landlord-approved design ideas and know when it is best to call in a professional.”

“In her new book, An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, Green says, “Simply put: Less is More. Less color variation used more effectively, for instance, creates a more powerful statement. This is especially true in a small space, as individual objects tend to stand out more than they would in a larger environment.” This design philosophy is certainly evident in the powder room she designed for the Show House, which she entitled, “An Artful Loo.”

“In An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, Green dives deeper into the best practices for enhancing a space, walking readers through four distinct areas — color and paint, furniture arrangement and selection, lighting, and architectural changes. From budget-friendly DIY tips to an outline describing the differences between decorators, interior designers, architects, and  contractors, the book caters to a variety of audiences with a wide range of goals…An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces is brimming with other gems from Green.”

INCOLLECT

An Insiders Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces is an extremely well thought out and helpful guide. [Green’s] sense of style and gift for making spaces beautiful are clearly explained. She approaches design as a challenge she is equipped to solve. Beautifully written and executed this is a must read for anyone who is interested in design.”

– RANDY L. 

Gail Green’s An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces cuts straight to the rules that work. Green includes a chart for choosing paint (why didn’t someone think of that before?!) and no-nonsense tips for making the most of lighting small (or any size) space with LEDs.  Along the way Green offers cost estimates and fresh, creative ideas – sure to take the stress and time out of making decorating decisions

– BEBE R.

“Making a small living space look open and inviting while staying on budget might seem like a Herculean task, but Gail Green’s An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces shines a light on the trade secrets of effective design strategies and cost-saving ideas. Green’s practical design philosophy, “Less is More,” is a great tool for designers new and old, and her methods for great interior design are approachable and inspiring. With over three decades of design experience, her book provides expert guidance you can count on (to “live large” in a small space).”

– KATIE K.

“Gail Green’s An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces is an immensely helpful tool for managing living in a small apartment. It feels as if you have your own personal interior designer at your disposal, providing ways to manage space, color, and lighting to maximize the potential of the living area. Gail’s guide is very accessible and practical, including many options and styles, her years of experience at your disposal.”

– RYAN M.