Country style has proved itself to be an enduring theme in the way we have decorated our homes over the years. It is easy to understand why - country decorating is comfortable and accessible; it is forgiving of wear and tear, of less than perfect combinations, and provides an oasis of warmth in a high-pressure world. The House and Garden Book of Country Chic has all the appeal of country decor but develops it into a more sophisticated look for the modern home, showing how to combine simplicity and warmth with style and elegance. The stunning illustrations have all been selected from the very best photographs published in House and Garden magazine and show how other people have set about surrounding themselves with visual pleasure. Room by room the chapters in the book consider the essence of chic country style and informative captions pinpoint the key elements. Reflecting the variety and flexibility of the style, the homes featured encompass everything from a classic English look to the warm hues of the Mediterranean or the wonderful natural textures of a retreat in the Far East. Whatever the location, and whether your taste is for cosy chintz, Scandinavian simplicity or Mediterranean earthiness, you will find in this book a wealth of ideas. (1997-03-10)
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There has never been such interest in interior design, with makeover programmes dominating the TV schedules and new publications springing up everywhere. But with such a wealth of information, it can be hard to know who or what to believe, so it’s good to have the long-established, bestselling House & Garden series of inspirational sourcebooks for home décor to turn to. As well as Country Chic, there are The House & Garden Book of Kitchens and Dining Rooms (the kitchen is the most frequently redesigned room in the home, and ideas for dining and table settings are increasingly in demand); The House & Garden Book of Bedrooms and Bathrooms, The House & Garden Book of Drawing Rooms and Sitting Rooms, The House & Garden Book of Country Gardens for budding Charlie Dimmocks, and The House & Garden Book of Vacation Homes and Hideaways. All of them are gloriously illustrated by some of the world’s leading photographers, so they are a pleasure to read and dream over as w! ell as a mine of practical tips and information.Book Description:
A lavish guide to combining the comfort of country style with chic and elegance. (1997-03-10)
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Book Description Ebury Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091853273