Living Life Beautifully: The Story of How Christina Strutt Founded Legendary Fabric Company Cabbages & Roses and Grew it into a Lifestyle Brand

Living Life Beautifully: The Story of How Christina Strutt Founded Legendary Fabric Company Cabbages & Roses and Grew it into a Lifestyle Brand

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By (author) Christina Strutt, By (author) Nancy Alsop

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  • Publisher: CICO BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 280mm x 30mm | 1,340g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1782490531
  • ISBN 13: 9781782490531
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 27,219

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'I don't believe in deciding on a "look" and going out to find it; I get drawn to one thing and the room grows organically around it.' Christina Strutt Living Life Beautifully tells the story of how Christina founded legendary fabric company Cabbages & Roses and grew it into a lifestyle brand. Christina talks about her inspirations and influences, and how she works these into her products. Specially commissioned photography allows us a peek into her newly acquired London apartment, and we see behind the scenes at her family home in the Bath countryside. This 600-year-old cottage is the backdrop for constantly changing interiors - it is where Christina designs her fabrics, experiments with her new wallpapers, and gathers all her favourite antiques, inherited gems and newly sourced vintage aquisitions. In addition, Christina shows us a selection of other homes and lifestyles she finds truly inspriational, including those of Brigette Buchanan, of interiors company Odd Limited and Maureen Doherty of Egg interiors store.

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Christina Strutt is the founder of Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specialises in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories and interiors. Her previous books include the best-selling Home-Made Vintage (ISBN 978-1-908170-20-0, more than 30,000 copies sold), Guide to Natural Housekeeping (ISBN 978-1-908170-21-7, more than 34,000 copies sold), At Home with Country (ISBN 978-1-90700-16-1) and Vintage Chic (ISBN 978-1-90756-89-8), all published by CICO Books.