The Comfortable Home
The Comfortable Home
How to Invest in Your Nest and Live Well for Less
Potter Style, Hardcover, 9780307588784, 224pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2009
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams know that the key to comfort is how you set up your home.
For two decades, their home furnishings have been synonymous with relaxed style. For them, comfort and beauty work in concert; they are never opposing ideals. Gold and Williams's elegant collection of home furnishings is often the first—and last—place people go when they want pieces that are perfect in scale, comfort, and price.
In The Comfortable Home, Gold and Williams share their insights, experience, and practical knowledge so that you can make your home one that is both designed—and designed for living. With a focus on spending money wisely—investing in pieces you will have forever and making strong statements with affordable "pretty little things," Gold and Williams cover all aspects of creating a beautiful, inviting living space, including:
· Working with color
· Deciding whether to hire a decorator (or not)
· Furnishing small spaces
· Finding inspiration in the world around you
· Creating flow from room to room
· And much, much more
Taking the reader throughout the home—from the entryway into the bedroom, dining room, and all the living spaces—The Comfortable Home is apropos, whether your style is modern, traditional, or something in between. There is plenty of advice on everything, from choosing the perfect bedside table to displaying a beloved collection to deciding where to splurge and where to hold back.
Throughout, sumptuous original photography provides inspirational tours of real homes—including Gold and Williams's New York City apartment as well as a revitalized ranch, country cottage, and Federal-style home in the city.
Whether you are starting from scratch or looking for a smart way to update a room with a few new pieces of furniture, The Comfortable Home reveals how rooms with different functions can merge into a perfect whole that is inviting and recharging.
MITCHELL GOLD AND BOB WILLIAMS are the founders of the internationally acclaimed home furnishings company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, which offers furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories designed to make people comfortable, as well as a growing chain of signature stores nationwide. Their furnishings appear in national magazines, on TV shows, and in fine hotels. The two are also known for championing equality in the workplace and in society. To learn more, visit their website, mgbwhome.com.
MINDY DRUCKER is a writer whose credits include working on Mitchell and Bob's first book, Let's Get Comfortable, and Mitchell's book, Crisis. She has worked for the company for twelve years and is currently the director of communications. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Richard, daughter, Adrianne, and dog, Roxy.