ISSUE 25  |  Kitchen Confidential

Required Reading: The Barefoot Home by Marc Vassallo

June 23, 2010 6:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

A current favorite on my design bookshelf: The Barefoot Home: Dressed-Down Design for Casual Living. Marc Vassallo compiles a collection of twenty homes that eshew size and formality in favor of houses that are "not so big in form, and decidedly not so formal in function." Photos by Ken Gutmaker will inspire you to simplify your living space; $19.80 at Amazon.

Photos by Ken Gutmaker.