Essential Children's Rooms: The Back to Basics Guide to Home Design, Decoration and Furnishing

Author(s): Terence Conran

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In Essential Children's Rooms, Terence Conran presents a wide range of options for designing and decorating rooms and spaces in the modern home for babies and toddlers to school age children and teenagers. From planning and design to furniture, fittings, decor and details, practical information and inspiring visual examples demonstrate that however big your space, children's rooms can be stylish too.


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Building on the success of bestselling The Essential House Book, which has sold over 150,000 copies and become an iconic brand in home reference. This series brings the values of the original book to a new market at an affordable price. "Terence Conran has been shaping our tastes since the 1950s, and he shapes them still" (Telegraph)

Terence Conran is one of the world's leading designers, retailers, furniture-makers, and restaurateurs. He is Chairman of Conran Holdings, the parent company of his retail and restaurant businesses, and Chairman of Conran & Partners, his architectural and design practice. He also designs furniture for Content and Benchmark. Terence Conran's books include The Essential House Book, Terence Conran on Design, The Essential Garden Book (co-written with Dan Pearson), Easy Living, Small Spaces, Terence Conran on Design, Terence Conran on London, Terence Conran on Restaurants, Kitchens, The Ultimate House Book, Bathrooms, Storage, How to Live in Small Spaces, Design: Intelligence Made Visible, Outdoors, Inspiration and Eco House Book all published by Conran Octopus.

Intro; Planning & Design; Basic considerations; Ages & stages: Babies; Ages & stages: Early years; Ages & stages: School age; Ages & stages: Teenagers; Spatial strategies: Room allocation; Spatial strategies: Opening up; Spatial strategies: Partitioning; Spatial strategies: Mezzanine levels; The family kitchen; The family bathroom; Playrooms & dens; Safety & childproofing; Furniture & fittings; Basic considerations; Beds & sleeping areas; Seating; Play areas; Study areas; Storage: Planning; Storage: Basic types; Storage: Clothes; Storage: Toys & games; Storage: Hobbies, kit & homework; Decor & detail; Basic considerations; Decor schemes: Colour; Decor schemes: Pattern & texture; Window treatments; Walls; Flooring; Lighting; Soft furnishings; Display; Index

General Fields

  • : 9781840915686
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Conran Octopus Ltd
  • : 0.376482
  • : March 2011
  • : 210mm X 149mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Terence Conran
  • : 112
  • : 747.77083
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : 100 colour photographs