Designing one’s own home requires not only the individuality of the person concerned, but also a touch of inspiration to channel it. That inspiration can come from almost any source, such as the flight patterns of swallows, the hot glint in a lover’s eye, the colors and textures in the work of Jackson Pollock – or a fine, authoritative book brimful of delightful decorating ideas. With her subtle photography, Natascha Meuser succeeds in lending each room an atmosphere of reserved elegance and heavenly lightness. A conscientious love of detail informs over 300 illustrations that suggest ideas for unusual room design and table decoration. The volume accompanies the reader from the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond as it endeavors to help him/her find a way to a home exuding style. One needs no more than this book to fulfill the dream of a small patch of paradise at home.