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abc Interior Design Inspirations xyz published by design, architecture and photography book publisher Daab is, according to the reviewers at online superstore giant Amazon, “...a reflection of our time and of cultural changes in our society” (retrieved March 23, 2006, http:…amazon.com). This 700+ page book provides page after page of “inspiration” for interior designers looking for a unique way in which to create a room which evokes both the personality of its owner as well as the ambience of the space. Each chapter is a feast for the eyes and serves as a springboard for ideas.
The book is divided into nine sections – Entrances & Hallways, Kitchens, Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Bedrooms, Home Offices, Terraces, and Garages. An introduction precedes the many pages of sumptuous photographs that follow and provides readers with an overview of the room under design consideration, its function, and what inspired the designers in their final outcome. The photographs are plentiful and often provide multiple views of the same room. The result is a compilation of room designs each with well-appointed details which emphasize both the project and the beautiful surroundings.
Readers of Daab’s newest addition to their roster of design titles would be advised to take care and pause while browsing its folios. There is much to take in, absorb, and translate into one’s work. Whether looking for inspiration or just passing the time, abc Interior xyz abc Design Inspirations xyz will provide hours of thoughtful consideration and ideas.
Reviewer: Lucy Bellamy, FIDM Library Staff Member