Book of the Week: 'House Rules'

Several of the books we feature are by interior designers with tips and tricks for creating a beautiful space to live in, but it all starts with the architect. And architect and teacher Deborah Berke’s namesake, NYC-based design firm, Deborah Berke Partners, has produced some amazing buildings in a wide range of styles during her long career,  whether in the country, mountains, suburbs, or at the beach.


Photo: Nikolas Koenig

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In her new book, House Rules by Deborah Berke, she outlines eight must-dos that not only appeal to those either erecting a new home or rebuilding an existing one, as well anyone seeking a more aesthetically pleasing life.


Photo:  Jason Schmidt


I especially love the first rule, which advises that property lines do not define a site, as well as Rules 5 (rooms can be inside, outside, or both) and 6 (account for all things, display a few), but everyone can pick up some wisdom from from Deborah’s latest guide. 

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