Garden Room Style

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A fresh up-to-date look at living under glass that deals with the different ways you can decorate and live in garden rooms. Author of the best selling Book of the Conservatory, Peter Marston now concentrates on the interior. Garden room style extends the traditional definition of conservatory to include any room that lets in plenty of light and provides a link in style between the house and garden. A garden room can be anything: a kitchen or dining room under glass, a studio, an entire home in a converted Greenhouse, an everyday room or a garden retreat: With a keen eye for style, Peter Marston treats the elements of garden room style individualy to allow the reader to adapt and interpret according to their own needs.

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Peter Marston's book is coffee-table fare of a superior sort: a potted history of garden rooms, from the simplicity and elegance of the 18th-century orangery through elaborate Victorian confections of glass, wood and cast iron--brim-full of exotics from the colonies but with little enough room for people--to the plethora of options today's House & Garden set enjoy when it comes to dining, living and even working within breathing distance of the garden.

Marston's definitions of what constitutes a garden interior are set satisfyingly wide: some of the decorative rules of garden rooms apply equally well to rooftop terraces, particularly when they are shielded from the harshest summer sun by dramatic canvas shades. Nor, indeed, does every garden room in this book come accompanied by a garden: one of the more illuminating of the book's many high-quality photographs captures a tiny town conservatory overlooking a passageway softened by a trellis and pots.

In chapters on plants, textures and materials, imagination is married to good practical sense. Advice on wicker furniture--always out of date, always treated with a certain degree of embarrassment, yet constantly, thanks to its strength and lightness, being "rediscovered"--is particularly welcome. --Simon Ings

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An inspiring and definitive guide to garden rooms.

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