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Hardcover English Country Book

ISBN: 1567993788

ISBN13: 9781567993783

English Country

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The English country house was originally designed as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of London life, for cultivating leisure time and sipping afternoon tea, for hunting, fishing, drawing,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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lovely color photographs

I love these photographs---great ideas for wallpapers, paint, chintz and other fabrics, bookcases, displaying art, etc. Each photo is accompanied by a bit of text, e.g. "The center of an informal living room plays host to an oversized tufted settee with a rolled back. Upholstered in pale floral cotton chintz with a twisted silk cord, the settee adds romantic quirkiness to the rural interior." The book has four chapters: House and Garden, pp 14-27; Rooms For Comfortable Living, pp 28-51; Kitchens and Dining Rooms, pp 52-67; Bedrooms, Nurseries, and Bathrooms, pp 68-95. The final page has a short index, and photo credits.

The Best...

This is my favorite little book which captures the beauty and comfort of English style. The pictures are wonderful! I refer to this often...more often than any other design book. It is an inspiration to me.

this is truley English

Have you seen the remains of the day? Do you love pastel colors, a relaxed atmosphere, antiques and softly printed fabrics? Then this is a book you might like. The choice of pictures is excellent and even after 6 years I still keep looking into this book. Every page is illustrated and the photos are sooo lovely. It is mostly about fabrics and colors though. If you are interested in HOW to decorate I recommend "decorating with antiques", which explains the structure of a well balanced room and furniture better. Nonetheless, this book will make you contemptuos of other people's homes. I hope you are not arrogant.....


I received this wonderful book as a gift and highly recommend it to those who, like me, love the comfortable, slightly rough but homey feel of a cottage. This has inspired many projects as well as many farther-off dreams for our own home. It's great to look through again and again!

an excellent reference on english country style

This book is a wonderful rererence book for anyone who wants to decorate their homes in English Country Style. Beautiful photos of everything from charming thatched roof cottages to grand country seats, all with descriptions that could be used to decorate your own home.
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