In this beautifully photographed book, designer John Wheatman shares his decades of experience working with apartment dwellers, country homesteaders, and urbane sophisticates to create expressive yet practical interiors, based on the philosophy that a living space should be functional, comfortable, and life-enriching. Wheatman believes that rooms need to "work for the person who lives there," and emphasizes a less-is-more approach to decluttering rooms.
"Wheatman shares the '21 simple principles of making spaces work for the people who live in them.' Each principle becomes a chapter with his succinct explanation of how he has used the principle, illustrated with pictures of his own home and commissioned interiors."—Library Journal