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Meditations on Design
Reinventing Your Home with Style and Simplicity
John Wheatman
ISBN: 9781573248235
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
8 x 9
128 pages
September 15, 2002


Home is a place to express yourself. Whether a five-story walk-up or a palatial penthouse, home should creatively reflect its owner, whatever the size, location, or budget.

Renowned designer John Wheatman has worked with apartment dwellers, country homesteaders, and city sophisticates over the course of his extensive and award-winning career in interiors. Now, he's making the expertise usually reserved for clients available to all with his first book, Meditations on Design, a simple and sumptuous study that applies his distinctive design principles to every kind of interior. Every idea and suggestion is based on Wheatman's philosophy that while a living space should be functional and comfortable, it should also reflect the life within it and make that life more enriched and fulfilled.

John Wheatman's trade secrets in Meditations on Design will enable readers to claim their living space, make it their own, and display the things they love so their home can say, "This is who I am." From "tablescapes"--the art of arranging collections--to "letting the outside in"--an approach to incorporating light and nature to any room--John Wheatman lends his artistic sensibility to home-making.

Selected as one of House Beautiful's Top American Designers in 1999, John Wheatman has owned his design firm for thirty-four years. He has also spent more than forty years as a lecturer, begining at Mills College in Oakland, California, and now at the University of California Extension Program in Berkeley, California, and the Ichbald School of Design in London, England. He lives in San Francisco.
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