|a"Terrence Conran has always believed that objects -- and surroundings -- that are plain, simple, and useful are the key to easy living. By being practical and performing well over time, they are as much the antidote to superficial styling as they are shoddy and second-rate. Applied to the home as a whole, this discerning approach results in interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident, and timeless, while still allowing plenty of room for the expression of personal taste. Make the most of your time, space, and funds with this indispensable guide to contemporary living; organized according to the main activities that take place at home. Inspirational interiors, many of which are Conran's own, plus projects designed by him exclusively for this book, provide the ideas you need to organize your living space. The book also features iconic examples of classic designs that will enhance any home, as well as a peek behind the closed doors of those well-ordered cupboards, larders, and other stowing spaces that contribute so much to easy living,"--page  of cover.