The ultimate home reference book for the 21st century, "The Ultimate House Book" provides all you need to know about building, decorating and furnishing your home, as well as offering an inspirational blueprint for planning a home to suit your lifestyle. This is the only book that you will need to plan, design and decorate your home whether you are buying your first, one-bedroom flat or moving your family into a restored Victorian house. It is designed specifically to adhere to the demands of a modern lifestyle and as such the versatility and flexibility of space are central to its philosophy. "The Ultimate House Book" is a comprehensive compendium providing everything you need to know from buying to building, improving to decorating, furnishing to fitting out. Combining inspiration with practical advice, in-depth case studies with hundreds of illustrated examples, this is the bible for modern living spaces, their design and the way in which we use them.
TERENCE CONRAN is one of the world's leading designers, furniture-makers, restaurateurs and retailers. He is the chairman of Conran Holdings, the parent company of his retail and restaurant business. There are currently Conran Shops in London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. Terence is an established author who has written over 15 books including The Essential House Book, which was translated into 14 languages and sold over half a million copies in hardback worldwide. His first Housebook was published in 1974 and became an international bestseller.