Nowadays, family homes need to work hard and play hard, meeting the varying needs of style-conscious parents, lively toddlers and everyone else in between.
In Creative Family Home, Ashlyn Gibson explores the heart and soul of twelve homes that capture the zeitgeist in family living. Whether your family consists of a single bouncing baby or a tribe of pre-teens, Creative Family Home tackles both the practical and the decorative issues and paves the way for a fun, hard-working and creative home that grows and adapts with your kids. The book starts by focusing on the varying demands of family living, with suggestions for using space creatively, color and pattern, hardworking storage, homework and creative zones, and displaying kids’ artworks and other family treasures. Next, Ashlyn visits real-life homes that are notable for their fresh, irreverent take on modern family living and draws inspiration from their varying approaches to the many demands that today’s families encounter. Creative Family Home celebrates modern family life, where children are given the freedom to express themselves and to develop their individuality within the context of an imaginative family home.
About the Author
Ashlyn Gibson was creative director for Red or Dead footwear before founding award-winning London boutique Olive Loves Alfie. She is now a proud shop owner as well as a sought-after stylist. This is her first book. Ashlyn lives in Stoke Newington, London.
“A beautiful and accessible book. Having no confidence at all in aesthetics I usually avoid design books but this was an uplifting surprise. Full of helpful ideas to make creative spaces that work equally well for a small home and low income.” - Doreen Cunningham, author of Soundings