BIG Book of Small, Cool Spaces.....(Review)

I was super excited when Maxwell's new book, "BIG BOOK OF SMALL, COOL SPACES" arrived in the mail today! This book is 304 pages long (which I think is so awesome) and completely full of colorful photos!  For those of you scratching your head wondering who who Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan is, he's co-founder of Apartment Therapy, one of the most popular interior design sources. Maxwell is also a P/T Interior Designer so this book just makes sense. He concentrates on how to transform a tiny space into a fabulous space!  I can see how useful this book would be for people living in cities like New York, San Francisco and even Japan. In big cities like these space is very limited & you definitely want to make the best of what you DO have. 



(image above by jen)


It's a SHAME this book wasn't published back when I was living in Manhattan, NYC in a studio apartment!  How ideal would it have been to be able to tuck an office with vintage doors into an unused bedroom corner??  


This is a great coffee table book as well, highly recommend it. ......And that folks, is my review. 







(images above via apartment therapy)



BUY your copy here for less than $20.



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23 comments

  1. thanks for your review! i love the title and the pictures are great... and for less than $20, i might just have to check it out!

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  2. I will def have to check this book out it looks so great!

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  3. can't wait to get my hands on this book - looks fantastic! love small space books, always have such great tips for storage!

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  4. Thank you for creating such a lovely space : )

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  5. I adore the bookshelf...I have to get this boo..Thank you:)
    Kisses and enjoy your day!

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  6. I was so serious about getting this book that i actually reserved it(@ my local Barnes and Noble) weeks before it was set to hit the shelves. I'm very happy with my purchase and even took a pic and posted it on my blog to show that i have my own copy:-)

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  7. that looks like an amazing book! you find the cool ones:) do you just order from amazon have a good resource? i have a local spot for designers to buy books...but sometimes just want to order them right away! ;)

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  8. I know, I needed this book when living in a studio.

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  9. hello...
    i love your blog... is very chic...
    xox0

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  10. Looks cute I'll have to check it out! Can always use a new book :-)

    www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

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  11. It's ironic because I was watching Nate Berkus today on Oprah and she was showing one of their fav transformations which was a 300 sq. ft. apartment. It's amazing how you can maximize space.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate
    Tiffany

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  12. I may just have to buy one! Thanks for sharing!

    Chiara @ mylittletiara.blogspot.com

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  13. Once our house is finally completed, I'll have a bit of room to work with (we've moved to the country.... well country-ish) but some of these ideas would still be useful in a bigger space,(IKEA inspires me with storage ideas that would normally be used in a smaller space) so I'll def check this book out. Thanks. :)

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  14. sounds like a great book - I'll need to check it out! : )

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  15. I'll be purchasing this to give to my daughter and son-in-law when we move them to NYC in August.

    Great resource!
    Laura

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  16. My guest bedroom is small..and it has to do double duty: guest bedroom and a space for me to read, relax, and watch TV when I don't want to be in the living room...so this book may be a lot of help...

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  17. i just got my copy a few days ago and love it...it's not the type of book you look at once and forget about it, i love going back through it over and over again....i love it!

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  18. This book is amazing, i owned it too!
    ;)

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  19. I've been curious about this book for a while, so thanks for the review!!
    Nancy

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  20. I'm going to have to pick this one up - I've been seeing it everywhere and keep thinking about it - thanks for the review!

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  21. Jen, I love this book!!!
    do you known if here in Argentina can get it?

    tks!

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  22. this one's definitely on my list. that list is getting kind of out of control.

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  23. Thanks for letting us know about this great book! I think I am going to pick up a copy!

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