Country Living Decorating with WhiteHardback
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- Publisher: Hearst Communications
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 224mm x 257mm x 23mm | 900g
- Publication date: 7 May 2013
- ISBN 10: 1588168603
- ISBN 13: 9781588168603
- Edition: 1
- Sales rank: 101,004
From whitewashed walls and clawfoot tubs to faded cream fabrics in antique quilts, this book showcases a new vision of how to use white. Punchy, inviting, and striking images go room by room, explaining the art of choosing the right shade of white and blending it with other colours and objects.
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Responding to renewed interest in the country lifestyle, "Country Living" fills a unique niche among shelter magazines. "Country Living," with 11 million readers, is the largest-selling shelter magazine on the newsstand and the definitive guide to country lifestyle.
"Awash in a seemingly infinite range of warm shades and cool hues of white, this handsomely illustrated how-to includes eight informative chapters thoughtfully edited by Hyams. Pristine, inviting rooms and vignettes are amplified by a breezy, lucid text that extols the virtues of the color most associated with light, tranquility, and spaciousness. As a 'blank canvas that offers endless possibilities, ' white's abilities to weather stylistic changes, hide flaws, and highlight details in rooms romantic, traditional, and contemporary are persuasively documented. Bathrooms and bedrooms are included, with special attention lavished on the bath, including tips for selecting a claw-foot tub. There are strategies for striking the right visual note with textures, layering, shine, textiles, china, and painted furniture. While other colors creep in, it is in the context of 'cozy' companionship: for example, blue and white 'from watery light blue and periwinkle to cobalt and navy.' Even red makes a brief appearance, along with black, whose 'grounding quality adds sophistication and drama.' Wood is also recommended as a warming accent, and tips on how to display collections are chronicled with engaging images. A helpful Index is included." --"Publishers Weekly" "Close to 150 color photographs fill this volume with captions describing successful design features and giving decorating tips. The classic motifs of white with blue or black are given primary focus, although every room of the house is shown with various color accents . . . Given the continuing popularity of country style, this book will provide amateurs with plenty of refreshing ideas." --"Library Journal"