Decorating Trends 2012 Smaller Homes You can live beautifully in a smaller home. The magic is in the color and details.
is a visionary architect who published
The Not So Big House
in 1998, at a time when the trend was to build the biggest house you could get. "Not so big doesn't mean small. It means not as big as you thought you needed."
When you reduce the size of your home, you have more money to spend on details, like beautiful cabinetry, wood floors and furnishings. When you're not supporting and maintaining an enormous home, you have more time and money to do the things you love to do, and that's where joyful living happens.
Smaller homes that are designed well can create an enormous sense of well-being and cozy comfort
More sunlight in every room
More exciting locations in renovated city neighborhoods close to great shops and restaurants
A more conscious way of living on our planet
Tips for Living Large in a Smaller Home
Create a sense of space and flow by keeping wall colors light and consistent from room to room