The New Country Style England

The New Country Style England

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Grand Central Pub
The first in a new series that breathes freshness into interior and lifestyle books,The New Country Style England presents a wide array of rural retreats, seaside cottages, forest huts, and nature getaways. While the city home has undergone countless well-documented stylistic changes, there has been a quiet revolution going on in the countryside. The picture of pastoral perfection (think chintz) is being reinvigorated and modernized by the creativity of a new generation of owners, reflected in the stylish (and sometimes utterly unexpected) interiors of their homes. A converted neo-Gothic church is home to a contemporary furniture maker and his family, with Arne Jacobsen chairs in the dining room, Pucci upholstery in the chapel, and a trampoline for the children in the nave. In Gloucestershire, a dark wooden bed from Lombok is tucked into the eaves of an old rectory, while a Venetian glass chandelier hangs in the dining room, and hand-painted Chinoiserie adorns the walls. The mix of colors and textures, palettes and patterns, and, most importantly, a commingling of eras all help to make this book a visual delight. The intrinsic value comes with the hundreds of photographs, an incredible juxtaposition of detail, and a handsome heft.The New Country Style England showcases interiors that redefine traditional country style with wit, fun, and modern taste. It's the rustic experiencewith a here-and-now twist!

Baker & Taylor
Complemented by more than five hundred full-color photographs, a creative look at contemporary English country-style decorating offers an eclectic mix of colors, textures, palettes, patterns, furnishings, and accessories from a wide range of periods to create an innovative, comfortable home environment. 15,000 first printing.

Book News
Rasmussen, an interiors and travel photographer, and Grimshaw, a writer, provide a pictorial introduction to the new English country style of design, which blends modern ideas with the country tradition or updates traditional buildings for contemporary use. Many color photos punctuate descriptions of design elements, interiors, objects, and specific houses and hotels and their owners' experiences designing and decorating them. There is no index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Hachette Book Group
The first in a new series that breathes freshness into interior and lifestyle books, The New Country Style England presents a wide array of rural retreats, seaside cottages, forest huts, and nature getaways. While the city home has undergone countless well-documented stylistic changes, there has been a quiet revolution going on in the countryside. The picture of pastoral perfection (think chintz) is being reinvigorated and modernized by the creativity of a new generation of owners, reflected in the stylish (and sometimes utterly unexpected) interiors of their homes. A converted neo-Gothic church is home to a contemporary furniture maker and his family, with Arne Jacobsen chairs in the dining room, Pucci upholstery in the chapel, and a trampoline for the children in the nave. In Gloucestershire, a dark wooden bed from Lombok is tucked into the eaves of an old rectory, while a Venetian glass chandelier hangs in the dining room, and hand-painted Chinoiserie adorns the walls. The mix of colors and textures, palettes and patterns, and, most importantly, a commingling of eras all help to make this book a visual delight. The intrinsic value comes with the hundreds of photographs, an incredible juxtaposition of detail, and a handsome heft. The New Country Style England showcases interiors that redefine traditional country style with wit, fun, and modern taste. It's the rustic experiencewith a here-and-now twist!

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780811854825
0811854825
Branch Call Number: 747.883709 GRI
Characteristics: 272 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Rasmussen, Ingrid

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