WCL: Living in a Nutshell

Author Janet Lee shares her D.I.Y. tips.

Janet Lee is an Emmy Award-winning television show producer and has styled and produced for leading home decorators, entrepreneurs, and designers such as Martha Stewart, B. Smith, and Thom Filicia.

In "Living in a Nutshell" (www.livinginanutshell.com), Janet shares her experiments and breakthroughs in living a little larger and more luxuriously within tight quarters?and on a tight budget, too. She shows readers how to revitalize a humble abode, maximize every inch, and elevate eyesores into one-of-kind design attractions. Guaranteed not to damage walls or windows, Lee's innovative design solutions are made for portability. Fast- and frequently-moving chic urbanites can literally take the décor with them when they leave.

Featuring more than 100 DIY projects, illustrated and showcased with more than 200 especially commissioned, striking full-color photographs, "Living in a Nutshell" continually emphasizes Janet Lee's three principles for small space design:
-Delight guests with design details so thoughtful, original, even outrageous they'll hardly notice you live in a box.
-Dazzle with flattering lighting, luxurious fabrics, and sparkling accessories.
-Divert any negative attention from the flaws of your space with whimsical decorative finishes.

You can catch Janet on Tuesday, July 10th at the Chicago Training Center (177 N. Ada Chicago) from 7pm-9pm for "Crafts and Coffee" presented by Edible Chicago and Counter Culture Coffee. Janet will lead in a craft that spice up your home. The event is free, but space is limited. RSVP: events@ediblechicago.com