Maine Living

Maine Living

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Maine's beauty has always captured hearts, but has never been for the faint of heart. Its severe climate and geographical remoteness have no use for fussy, high-design and big-city styles. Maine Country is about living with pragmatic grace. But grace doesn't preclude bold colors and striking forms! In the sumptuous pictures throughout this book, which cover the diversity of Maine's landscape-from inland lakes to the salty coast, from rural landscapes to city dwelling, from architecture in snow to Maine's celebrations of summer-Carol Bass proves that Maine style goes far beyond stereotyped lobster traps. And because Mainers highly prize self-reliance and authenticity, all of the designs you'll find here are products of the real people who live real lives. When the summer folks have gone home, the subtly-nuanced individuality of life in Maine, shines out like a lighthouse beacon. Carol Bass is the owner of Cottage Style Furniture, and also the author of The Cottage Book.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 256 x 262 x 22mm | 1,279.14g
  • Gibbs Smith
  • English
  • 1586853708
  • 9781586853709

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$34.95 Maine's beauty has always captured hearts with the striking hues and bold forms of its natural beauty; it clings to its roots in the fine lines of treasured antiques and speaks to the present in the playful individuality of family-style home comfort. Maine's climate and geographical remoteness have created an improvised style where the ordinary is beautiful, from salvaged antique tables and wicker porch furniture, to warm crockery and homemade art. Maine Country Living is about living with pragmatic grace, a quality you can incorporate into any home or cottage. In the beautiful homes and living/workspaces photographed in this book, Carol Bass proves that Maine style goes far beyond stereotyped lobster traps. Just as Mainers highly prize self-reliance and authenticity, all of the designs you'll find here are products of real people who live real lives-on inland lakes and the salty coast, in rural landscapes and in city dwellings, in snow-frosted architecture and throughout Maine's celebrations of summer. When the summer folks have gone home, the subtly nuanced individuality of life in Maine shines out like a lighthouse beacon. And like sand from the shore in your pocket, the tools in this book allow you to bring it home. author photo Carol Bass is an artist and interior designer. In 1988, she co-founded Maine Cottage Furniture in Yarmouth, Maine, which now boasts 200 stores across the United States. Her concept of cottages, encompassed in her company's products, encourages people to pick boldly colored home furnishings, much as an artist would choose paint for a composition. Carol's belief that color can change people's lives has created a wide following in this country and abroad. Her award-winning furniture designs have been described as "straight from the heart," "spontaneous and direct," and "bold and full of energy." Carol gives art and design workshops at schools and in her studio, and works with architects and their clients to create fresh new spaces with a nostalgic charm. Her work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Country Home, Redbook, Country Living, In Style, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Home, House and Garden, and Cottage Living. In Maine Country Living Carol celebrates the people and places in Maine that have inspired her work and life over the past thirty years. She is also the author of The Cottage Book.show more

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Fresh, homegrown design inspiration.show more

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