A style inspired by the honesty of
homespun materials of the past wedded to a flair for the present. Here interiors bear the
influence of European settlers and the poetry of the heart-warming authenticity of simple,
natural textures, hand-hewn beams, bleached wood, weathered planks, woven blankets,
cow-hide and Navajo rugs.
Modern Country shows that by
blending the best of classic country with modern themes, the hallmarks of country
remain--beauty, simplicity, and that nostalgic yearning for a romantic past that
characterizes the classic country look.
Real-life examples of rooms that
radiate charm and practically invite readers to step inside and make themselves at home.
Florke explores what he calls the "three muses" of design: comfort, economy, and
color. Comfort resides in line-dried quilts and overstuffed sofas. Economy means items
chosen from flea markets, thrift stores, or grandmother's attic. Country color is the
faded blue of crockery and the pale shades of damask tablecloths. Anyone hoping to
transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find thrifty and stylish ways to
Decorating ideas to achieve a
cottage look that's clean, simple, and light. New and remodeled homes that incorporate
cottage style via architectural features and easy decorating choices. Secrets to creating
harmony and simplicity with paint, furniture, fabrics, and accessories. Examples for
projects in the country, the woods, suburbia, and oceanfront locations.
California cottages are famed for
their openness and creatively designed interiors. Splendid photographs present Pioneer,
Queen Anne, Spanish Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Tudor revival homes. Take a look at
the examples and see exactly what makes cottages different from other houses, and how to
make the most of their beauty. Each one will inspire fresh ideas for decorating in small
spaces and gracing every square foot with lovely details.
Style: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Cape, Colonial, or Saltbox House
by Treena Crochet
California Cape Cods and
21st-century Colonials proclaim the enduring popularity of colonial architecture. The book
explains the differences between three styles - Colonial, Cape Cod, and Saltbox - and
chapters cover doors and windows, trim work, built-ins, floor and wall treatments, paint
colors, and incorporating today's kitchens and baths into a timeless colonial interior.