'Accessible' Modern "Modern Comfort" turned out not to be what I was looking for - I wanted to look at some really high-style, upscale modern classic designs to kind of pop my rusty sensibilities back into the groove before starting a remodel of my own modest home. I should have realized that in an esthetic sense "modern" and "comfort" are not words that really should follow one another (unlike say, "Southern Comfort"). But for ideas on achieving an accessible modern look -- like the vignettes at Crate N' Barrel, for example -- this is an OK book. The gist of "Modern Comfort" is to show design looks that can be called "modern" but not so modern that anyone would find it objectionable. The rooms rely on middle-of-the road furniture with plumper cushions and lots of pillows, rather than the spare look associated with high-style modern design. Lots of 'texture' in fabrics, woods, stone, plants, etc. These photos remind of a style you'd expect your psychiatrist to have in his waiting room and at home, if he followed the same decorating scheme.Enhanced with an impressive section of resources Based on the design philosophy of Scandinavian R.O.O.M. shops, Katherine Sorrell's Modern Comfort is an ideal, "reader friendly" sourcebook for interior design ideas and inspiration. Featured are profusely illustrated chapters on living rooms as multifunctional spaces, offices as creative work spaces for the home, kitchens & dining rooms as integrated spaces for food and conversation, bedrooms as inspirational spaces for relaxation, bathrooms as practical spaces for pure indulgence, and garden rooms as outdoor spaces for enlightened living. As a very highly recommended addition to personal, professional, and community library interior design reference collections, Modern Comfort is further enhanced for the reader with an impressive section of resources for department stores, furniture, lighting, flooring, window treatments, fabrics, bed linen and more.