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Byam Shaw, Ros,

Perfect English cottage / Ros Byam Shaw ; with photographs by Jan Baldwin. - Revised edition. - 192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

Includes index. First published in 2009.

Introduction -- pt. 1. Romance. Cottage kitsch -- Literary legacy -- Girl's own home -- Romance -- Finishing touches -- pt. 2. Character. Warm welcome -- Growing beauty -- Carving history -- Willow pattern -- Character finishing touches -- pt. 3. Holiday. Cast iron excuse -- Cornish dream -- Seaside boarding -- Holiday finishing touches -- pt. 4. Simplicity. Selling up -- Light fantastic -- Restrained retreat -- Unfinished business -- Simplicity finishing touches -- pt. 5. Elegance. Artist in residence -- In the pink -- Carter's shed -- Gothic folly -- Elegance finishing touches -- Directory -- Credits -- Index -- Acknowledgments.

'Perfect English Cottage' explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside.

9781849757300

2009015977


Cottages--England.
Interior decoration--England.
Decoration and ornament, Rustic--England.

NK2195.R87 / B93 2009

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