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|Cottage: America's Favorite Home Inside and Out celebrates the romance and simplicity that give cottage homes their endless appeal. With inspiring locations, colorful gardens, cozy interiors, and intriguing nooks and crannies, the 24 cottages featured in this unique collection are sure to delight with equal measures of charm and diversity. Illustrated with spectacular photographs and watercolor drawings, the cottages span the country from Florida to the Pacific Northwest, with stops along the way at a converted schoolhouse in Missouri, a prefab cottage in Wisconsin, a straw-bale cottage in California, and a cottage community in Washington state.|
Whether new or remodeled, permanent home or weekend getaway, each of the cottages is intimately scaled, seamlessly linked to the landscape, and brimming with personal detail...all good reasons why the cottage remains America's favorite home, inside and out.
"Cottages delight our eyes, warm our hearts, and soothe our souls. The fact is, at some point in our lives we all need them. If there's a cottage in your future, you'll find an abundance of inspiration and information in this book. No way will you get to the last page without have sketched out plans for your own 'someday' cottage!"
--Jim Tolpin, Author of The New Cottage Home, contributing editor, Cottage Living magazine
ISBN: 1561587311 Date Published on 9/27/2005
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|Whether you live in a hilltop village in France or an apartment in New York, "Creating Cottage Style" is a wonderful resource for simple, inspiring ways to introduce cottage style to your home. In the first part of the book, Cottage Styles, Katherine Sorrell takes a tour of inspirational interiors from around the world, from the relaxed simplicity of Scandinavian style to the comfortable charm of the country homes of England. Spread throughout the book are twelve stylish yet achievable projects, each one accompanied by step-by-step illustrations. Projects include a pretty floral tablecloth for your dining room, yellow-checked curtains for your living room, and a painted closet for your bedroom. In "Cottage Rooms", Katherine guides you through every room in the home, while lavish photography highlights intriguing details along the way. This wonderful book provides a wealth of ideas for you to recrate at home--cover beds and pillows with toile de Jouy fabric, paint rooms in pale, soft colours, or disguise kitchen storage spaces with gathered panels of traditional fabric. -A treasure trove of ways to capture the essence of country living, whether you want to add handcrafted touches to your kitchen or redecorate your living room. -Includes 12 truly illustrated step-by-step projects for country-inspired details including pillows, curtains, bedspreads, and wreaths. |
ISBN: 1841729426 Date Published on 9/15/2005
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|Breaks one of the hottest categories of decorating into doable increments with chapters on furnishings, fabrics, floor coverings, window treatments, and choosing and arranging accessories.
Ideas include whole-room schemes, as well as dozens of small ideas readers can adapt to warm—and charm—their homes.
Covers the range of styles from rustic to refined.
Helps readers find ideas and adapt them to create the cottage-style of their dreams, no matter where they live.
"Finding Your Style" tip boxes throughout the book move readers from inspiration to action.
ISBN: 0696215608 Date Published on 4/15/2002