For some years the notion of country living has been pushed aside in favour of a more urban, minimalist approach to decorating. Now NEW COUNTRY captures the spirit of change, reinterpreting and updating the romance and individuality of country style in a glorious fusion of country and modern, electric and traditional. An introduction, New Restraint, examines the inspiration on which to draw for capturing the new approach. Next, five chapters reflect the way life is centred today - Place at Table (eating, good living and entertaining), New Colour (a loose approach to easy living and muted tones and pastels), Sleep and Dreams (relaxation, bathing and beds). Seasonal Spirit (harnessing natural elements for the home) and Through the Picket Fence (garden rooms and outdoor living). Throughout these chapters practical, step-by-step projects are included in the form of Good Ideas. Nich Ronald and David Roberts have moved out of the city to discover for themselves the way of life that is New Country. Combining specially photographed interiors, practical solutions and original ideas, this third book from Grand Illusions takes the ethos back to its natural starting point - a place which cannot fail to inspire in everyone a quest for comfort, romance and relaxed living.
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Nick Ronald and David Roberts are now firmly established names in the decorating world. They opened their first Grand Illusions shop in St Margaret's, Twickenham, in 1987. An inspirational home furnishings and accessories store, Grand Illusions brings innovative home ideas to an appreciative audience. As well as the shops in St Margarets, there are now two sister shops in Richmond and Bath plus two thriving mail-order catalogues, Maison and Maison Bis. Nick and David also run highly successful paint techniques courses and their ideas are featured regularly in magazines and on television, including BBC's Home Front. Their first book, Grand Illusions, was published in 1996 with Grand Illusions New Decorating following in 1998. Nick and David have recently moved to the country where they are renovating an eighteenth-century house.
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Book Description Random House. Book Condition: New. pp. 144. Bookseller Inventory # 6306193