Home: The Way We Live Now: Small Home, Work from Home, Rented Home

By Kate Watson-Smyth

Home: The Way We Live Now is an innovative new sourcebook for modern living. Interiors expert Kate Watson-Smyth looks beyond the estate agent’s floorplan and shows how to use the space you have to revolutionise the way you live, whether you own or rent.

Use the space you have to revolutionise the way you live.

A unique and innovative split-format page design allows you to mix and match ideas and plans for working from home, making the most of small spaces and finding temporary solutions in a rented space. By choosing from over 250 practical solutions, you will be able to make your rooms multi-purpose and get the most out of your home, at every stage of your life. The three key elements to the way we live now – the rising rental market, the issue of working from home and of living in small spaces – are inextricably linked. This book allows you to configure the sections to what you need from your home: temporarily zoning an open-plan kitchen, working in a small bedroom, decorating a tiny rental. By using this book, you will avoid costly mistakes, so you can buy furniture, storage and decorations well and buy once.

Packed with invaluable tips and ingenious space-saving solutions, and accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, Home also includes in-depth advice features from hoteliers, interior designers, bloggers and influencers.

With helpful hints and intelligent knowledge on building regulations, lighting, multi-functional furniture, getting around rental regulations, finding space for office equipment and using decor to improve your mood, Kate explains how to use the space you have to change the way you live, for a happier, more productive home life.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 27 Apr 2023
Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-1-911682-33-2
Kate Watson-Smyth is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively about interiors and design for publications including Financial Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Grazia and Red. She runs the UK’s number-one interiors blog, Mad About the House, and authored the bestselling series of books by the same name. Kate co-hosts the number-one interiors podcast, The Great Indoors, with Sophie Robinson and, alongside Rukmini Patel, launched the Design for Diversity Pledge in 2020. She also runs Design Storey, a curated interiors shopping platform and the Do Less Harm Directory.

For Mad About the House: -

”'We’ve long admired Kate Watson-Smyth’s on-point interior design skills, and her book Mad About The House is a staple on our coffee tables.” - - Stylist

”'[Kate Watson-Smyth is] the ideal guide to getting it right in the troublesome world of interior decorating.” - - The Simple Things

‘A must-read for anyone trying to figure out their house style.' -Independent.co.uk -

'Full of design hacks for every budget.' - Metro -

'This book should be on every homeowner’s bedside table.' - Your Home -

‘There’s something for every interiors enthusiast in Kate Watson-Smyth’s new book.' - House Beautiful -

”'A cult interiors classic.” - - Stylist

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'Kate Watson-Smyth [is] a perennial oracle of interiors.' - Living Etc -

'Journalist and blogger Kate Watson-Smyth has the answers - all written in her warm, friendly and oh-so-readable style and illustrated with pretty line drawing.' - Reclaim -