The Perfect Country Cottage

The Perfect Country Cottage

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Offering a delightful escape to the simple country life, The Perfect Country Cottage includes lively photographs of small country houses from Cornwall to Maine, from Scandinavia to Greece, making it an essential companion for everyone wanting to decorate and style a country retreat. Chapters focus not only on interiors spaces--kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms--but also on exterior spaces such as flower and vegetable gardens, patios, and decks. Exterior details are fully explored, and close attention is given to topics special to decorating a country cottage, such as soft furnishings, floors, painted furniture, architectural details, garden furniture and storage. In addition, the author, who specializes in country buildings, traces the evolution of the country cottage from simple farmworkers' dwellings to modern rural oases from hectic urban life.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 238.76 x 279.4 x 15.24mm | 975.22g
  • Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • American.
  • 1558597840
  • 9781558597846
  • 1,668,888

Table of contents

Introduction A Simple Form of Living 7 Chapter One First Impressions 19 Chapter Two Heart of the Home 43 Chapter Three Rooms for Living 65 Chapter Four Sleeping Quarters 89 Chapter Five The Cottage Garden 113 Chapter Six A Country Harvest 133 Index 142 Acknowledgements 144

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About Bill Laws

Bill Laws is the author of Traditional Houses of Rural France and Old English Farmhouses. He lives in Hereforshire, England, with his wife and three children.

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