Nest for Two: Creating a Harmonious Home

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Chronicle Books, Feb 1, 2004 - House & Home - 131 pages
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She loves her antiques. He's a modern minimalist. Bringing the best of both worlds together is a labor of love made easier with a little expert guidance. Nest for Two celebrates the shared dwelling with 225 inspiring color photographs showcasing the cozy corners, romantic details, and practical solutions that help couples savor the pleasures of home life together. From the living room to the bedroom, the homes in Nest for Two present hundreds of ingenious ideas for sharing space and uniting two personal styles in ways that are both comfortable for the inhabitants and welcoming to family and friends. From mingling disparate collections of art and ephemera in the living room, to organizing kitchen work areas to make room for two, the advice in Nest for Two spans a variety of sensible topics. The environments are at once down to earth and exceptional, with practical tips ranging from how to share closet space to how to serve the very best breakfasts in bed. A joyful primer for settling into a sublime shared space, Nest for Two is rich with ideas for creating a well-organized, beautiful setting where everyone feels at home.

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Interior design writer Serrell, whose monthly column appears in the San Francisco Chronicle "Home" section, here discusses creating a comfortable, stylish home for two. She reviews each room ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Allison Serrell is a writer and editor specializing in lifestyle. Her work has appeared in House Beautiful, Woman's Day, and Country Home. She resides in San Francisco where she researches and writes "At Home with the Stylemakers," a monthly column for the San Francisco Chronicle Home section.

Thayer Allyson Gowdy is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has appeared in Real Simple, Town & Country, and Cooking Light.

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