Book Review: Maker Spaces By Emily Quinton

31 March 2015 1


One of the fascinating factors of today’s digital era is the emergence of a ‘maker’ movement. Creative people all around the globe have nowadays the opportunity to share and sell their creative ideas and designs – easier then ever before. It is 13 of those creative minds that opened the doors to their inspiring homes for the new book ‘Maker Spaces’ by my friend and fellow blogger Emily Quinton. On 170 pages Emily will guide you through 13 creative interiors from the homes and studios of inspiring makers and designers beautifully photographed by Helen Cathcart.

The book is structured into chapters by styles – rustic, homespun, retro chic and eclectic. The book allows us to peek into the homes of jewelry designers, illustrators and textile artists, interior designers and letterpress designers – all of which are styled and decorated with the maker’s very own sense of style. Maker Spaces includes colourful homes, mid-century inspired interiors, rooms filled with blooms and plants as well as creative spaces and studios where the ideas of the owners come to life.

After I had gone through the book I felt the urge to be a maker myself although I still believe that my design and/or DIY skills are very (add another very) limited. Moreover, my tiny home offers no extra space for a creative corner but this book gives enough inspiration and ideas to style and decorate any home – no matter the size of it or the owner’s occupation. 
Maker Spaces was published by Ryland Peters & Small and is available HERE.
Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Holly 31 March 2015 at 15:56

    Peeking into people’s spaces is always fun! The book seems to have a real nice feel. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • Reply Igor Josifovic 31 March 2015 at 17:27

      My pleasure Holly! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment:-) And yes, I am an official home spy, I love to look into other peoples’ homes:-)

  • Reply Anya Jensen 1 April 2015 at 16:44

    It looks like a fab book, and makers spaces are always very exciting I think – as are the people in them:)
    Happy almost Easter Igor xxx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 1 April 2015 at 17:14

      It is a pretty nice and inspiring book. Plus written by a friend, I mean what else can you wish for!? Happy almost Easter to you and your family too, Anya!!!

  • Reply Home My Heaven 1 April 2015 at 23:03

    Recently I started learning Interior Designing using Photoshop and Revit from Lynda. Both of the course needs some inspirations for actual learning. This book will be a perfect one for me now for some interior design inspiration. And I must say the pictures are very adorable.

    Thanks for the review.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 April 2015 at 13:52

      You’re welcome, it’s definitely great for interior design inspiration!

  • Reply Judy 2 April 2015 at 12:04

    Schon wieder so ein tolles Buch…. das macht ja richtig süchtig. Mir gefällt es auf dem ersten Blick, auch die Unterteilung in die verschiedenen Stil-Richtungen .

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 April 2015 at 13:53

      Das stimmt Judy – es ist auch sehr angenehm zu lesen und inspiriert zu mehr Kreativität in den eigenen vier Wänden:-)

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