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Perfect English cottage / Ros Byam Shaw ; with photographs by Jan Baldwin.

By: Byam Shaw, Ros [author.].
Contributor(s): Baldwin, Jan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York, NY : Ryland Peters & Small, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Edition: Revised edition.Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849757300.Subject(s): Cottages -- England | Interior decoration -- England | Decoration and ornament, Rustic -- EnglandDDC classification: 747
Contents:
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.
Summary: 'Perfect English Cottage' explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside.
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Perfect English Cottage explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside.

The book looks at the decorating and design solutions that make the cottages as attractive inside as out, as well as practical and comfortable to live in. Bestselling author Ros Byam Shaw takes a fresh look at this perennially appealing style, which she divides into five chapters: Character, Holiday, Romance, Simplicity and Elegance. The featured homes are incredibly varied, from a tiny house with exposed beams to a pared-down Georgian gem, to a picture-perfect cottage with roses over the door--and plenty more adorning the interior. Each section ends with a Get The Look page with ideas for recreating the style in your own home.

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.

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