Perfect English Farmhouse

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758789

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Perfect English Farmhouse celebrates the characteristic style and fascinating history of the classic farmhouse and shows how to turn your own home into a similarly welcoming retreat. Farmhouse is a word that conjures an array of appealing associations: fresh eggs and baby lambs, chunky wooden beams and stone floors, cream teas and harvest suppers; a place of welcome and plenty. With their generous kitchens and meandering layout, the architectural informality of the farmhouse suits modern lifestyles. In Perfect English Farmhouse, via a series of case studies, Ros Byam Shaw explores both traditional and contemporary farmhouse style. The book is divided into chapters according to style: Organic, Traditional, Fresh, No Frills, and Funky, and at the end of each chapter a spread highlights the key elements of that particular decorative look. At the back of the book, there is also a comprehensive listing of UK and US sources to help readers create their very own take on perfect farmhouse style.

Perfect English

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849759649

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 438

The English style in interior design is admired and imitated the world over. The English style in interior design is admired and imitated the world over. At its grandest it is a stately home furnished with antiques, but the houses featured in this book are country cottages, farmhouses, townhouses, and apartments. What links them is as much an attitude as a look. The English style of decoration is practical and informal, designed around the inhabitants of the rooms and their lifestyles rather than to awe or impress. These houses are lived in and loved, with interiors that are comfortable, relaxed and not afraid to be pretty. All are perfect in their own way, and all as endearingly English as saying sorry when someone treads on your foot. The book’s chapters—Plain English, English Eccentric, English Rose, English Country House and Classic English—reflect the many and varied facets of English style, and each section ends with pages devoted to suggestions and ideas for furnishing a house in all these versions of English style. At the back of the book, there is also a comprehensive listing of suppliers to help readers create their very own take on perfect English style.

Perfect English Townhouse

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849759243

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 866

Continuing her exploration of English interiors, Ros Byam Shaw visits 14 distinctive townhouses full of charm, character and style. In Perfect English Townhouse, Ros Byam Shaw examines the timeless English style of decoration in a variety of Georgian, Victorian and contemporary townhouses. Architecturally, these tall, narrow properties present challenges. How do you make the best of a basement kitchen with a low ceiling and limited light? Or allocate space when you live on five floors? And how do you maximize any precious outdoor space? Perfect English Townhouse features case studies of such homes, not only in London but also in the provincial towns and cities of England. Some feel like little pockets of countryside surrounded by pavements, others have a more sophisticated, metropolitan allure; some are endearingly eccentric, others more classical. All the interiors featured are inspiring, and reflect the personalities of the people who inhabit them. These are the kinds of space that most of us are familiar with, and that many of us occupy. What is unusual is how cleverly and creatively these examples have been decorated and designed.

Perfect French Country

Inspirational interiors from rural France

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849757997

Category: Design

Page: 208

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In Perfect French Country Ros Byam Shaw celebrates relaxed rural France at its finest, visiting timeless and beautiful French country homes that feature ancient beams, stone fireplaces, paneled rooms, and attics under steeply-pitched roofs. In a busy modern world that seems increasingly overcrowded and monopolized by technology, the allure of the ‘good life’ is more potent than ever. As an antidote to texts and tweets, traffic jams and queues, additives and packaging, we seek out the simple and the wholesome, and long for the luxuries of space and fresh air. France can offer all these things, with its traditional farming methods, its authentic regional cuisine, and its low population density. Add to this the inimitable French sense of style and joie de vivre, and you have all the ingredients for an enviable way of life. Perfect French Country revels in the timeless and authentic beauty of the French country home.

Perfect English Cottage

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849757300

Category:

Page: 192

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Perfect English Cottage explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside. The classic English country cottage is both an icon and an archetype. Dozing beneath a heavy thatch and with roses round the door, it seems to epitomize all that is desirable about life in the countryside and to offer the perfect antidote to the stress of the urban grind. Cottages come in all shapes, and there are as many ways of furnishing, decorating, and organizing the space in them as there are people who inhabit them. Perfect English Cottage explores all types of cottage, and the decorating and design solutions that ensure they are as attractive inside as out, as well as practical and comfortable to live in. The defining feature of a cottage tends to be its proportions. Generally, the older a cottage is, the lower its ceilings, and the smaller its rooms and windows are likely to be. Thus, maximizing space and light is a recurring theme that links the very different interiors featured in this book. Perfect English Cottage is divided into chapters according to style: Romance, Character, Holiday, Simplicity and Elegance. At the end of each chapter there is an invaluable review picking up on ideas and inspiration from the featured homes. At the end of the book there is also a comprehensive directory of sources to help you achieve the English Cottage look in your own home - wherever you may live.

English Eccentric

A celebration of imaginative, intriguing and truly stylish interiors

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849755030

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 4148

English Eccentric celebrates that interplay, visiting the homes of artists and designers, a director of wildlife documentaries, a hairdresser, a politician, and a ringmaster—people with a strong sense of the visual and the courage and flair to be original. Ros Byam Shaw looks at 14 different homes in a wide variety of styles, from a tiny cottage packed with circus memorabilia, to an elegant country house full of stuffed animals. None of the interiors featured are at the extreme end of eccentricity but all of them provide a multiplicity of inspiring ideas, whether through their vibrant mix of color and pattern, their imaginative use of space, their witty juxtapositions of old, new, upcycled and homemade, or their novel and eye-catching ideas for display. English Eccentric is a book about interiors that will amuse and inspire in equal measure, and about people whose creativity, rather than wealth, informs their take on interior design.

Farrow & Ball

Decorating with Colour

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849754231

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 5138

Discusses how to create a colorful decorative scheme using Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers, and provides examples of finished interiors from a wide range of homes.

English Decoration

Timeless Inspiration for the Contemporary Home

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Author: Ben Pentreath

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849752664

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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Eighteen homes, many of which have never been previously photographed, provide the source material for his wide-ranging investigation of this classic look. The houses include Ben’s own homes in London and West Dorset, alongside those of Earls and artists, writers and architects, book designers and gardeners. The book opens with an essay on the English style in decoration, and then entrance halls, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms and bedrooms and bathrooms are considered in turn, together with simple Rooms of Utility and spectacular Rooms of Display. There is also a foreword by Nicky Haslam, suggestions for further reading, and a style directory that reveals Ben's own favorite sources—helping you to achieve the classic English look, wherever you live.

English Country Interiors

Inside Cotswold Homes

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Author: Sarah North,Mark Nicholson

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845334246

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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The Cotswolds (Gloucestershire, West Oxfordshire, and parts of North Wiltshire) have a rich history, stunning architecture, and glorious countryside. English Country Interiors features 18 specially photographed Cotswold homes, all with classic and singular charm. Each house belongs to a person with a particular trade, from bee-keeping and bookmaking to carpentry and cooking, and reflects the owner's work and interests. Many period-style buildings are showcased, including a mill house where an artist finds her inspiration; a 17th-century hunting lodge; and a terraced cottage where a farmer follows age-old agricultural traditions. Mark Nicholson's stunning photography brings alive this beautiful section of England-a favorite of both British and foreign tourists-capturing the essence and feel of each individual property.

English Cottage Gardening for American Gardeners

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Author: N.A

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393047899

Category: Gardening

Page: 252

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Thanks to the extraordinary color photos and gardening wisdom in this book, the elegant intimacy of the English cottage garden is a practical possibility for amateur gardeners in diverse regions of the United States.

Picture Perfect

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Author: Kordale Lewis

Publisher: Landmark Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780615986128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 4674

Picture Perfect? is an honest, soul-bearing memoir that pulls back the curtain on the story behind a family picture that went viral after a Facebook post. With inspiring candor, Kordale Lewis describes his struggles with childhood sexual abuse, a drug-addicted mother, suicide, the trials teen fatherhood, and more. His story provides a bold challenge for readers to redefine their own meaning of a perfect family.

A Cottage in the Country

Inspirational Hideaways

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Author: Jane Eastoe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358359

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 8361

A collection of the most fascinating and picturesque cottages from the National Trust. We all dream of escaping to a hideaway in the country – a green and pleasant idyll of country lanes with hawthorn hedges, a garden filled with hollyhocks and rosebushes, a cosy, flagstoned interior with a fire burning in the hearth... A Cottage in the Country presents a glorious collection of the most fascinating and picturesque small dwellings from the National Trust. From rustic workers' cottages to the inspirational homes of Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf, from the prettiest thatches to solid stone follies, this inspiring book celebrates the very best of cottage life. Unlock your escapist fantasies with A Cottage in the Country, a visual delight showcasing 38 gorgeous cottages inside and out, along with the fascinating stories of their history and the lives of the people who have called them home.

City Farmhouse Style

Designs for a Modern Country Life

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Author: Kim Leggett

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351053

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary “picker” and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting). The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, home­owners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style decor.

Old House, New Home

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849751292

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 192

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Most of us live in a building that is older than we are. How do you show off the best features of a home built for another age, while adapting it for modern living? In this book, Ros Byam Shaw looks at the many different ways we can furnish and arrange an old building to suit today's needs.

English Cottages

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Author: Tony Evans,Candida Lycett Green

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 1841881783

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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Landscapes of beauty...in a world that time seems to have passed by. Step away from the city's hustle and bustle and into the country, where old castles and abbeys stand, where small villages maintain their charm, where the spirit of long ago still burns bright, unextinguished by the modern age. Striking photographs bring forth all the magic and romance of rural areas throughout Britain and France, the highlands and islands; the gardens with fountains, topiary, cottage flowers, and fragrant herbs; the canals and country railways; the small pubs where one can still quaff a pint among friends. What wonderful places to be.

Living with taste

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Author: Jamal Amin

Publisher: Youcanprint

ISBN: 8892609149

Category: Cooking

Page: 126

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Living with Taste : about Creative Tuscan cooking by Jamal Amin. The travel stories and recipes of an international Chef in his agriturismo ( farm house ) Villa Poggio di Gaville In 2010 Jamal decided to change the course of his life. He left his job in commerce to pursue his dream to open an “agriturismo” in Chianti where he could play host, live in close contact with nature and dedicate more time to his passion - cooking - which is the main source of his inspiration. For Jamal, cooking represents a never-ending search for new flavours.

Interiors by Design

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Author: Ros Byam Shaw,Christopher Drake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845976224

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 1006

Exploring more than 30 interiors selected from stylish homes around the world, Ros Byam Shaw reveals a wealth of professional design secrets that you can use to create your perfect room. She guides you through the creative process, showing how to draw up the all-important design “brief” of what you want to achieve from your space. • More than 25,000 copies sold in hardcover.

A Touch of Farmhouse Charm

Easy DIY Projects to Add a Warm and Rustic Feel to Any Room

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Author: Liz Fourez

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624142974

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 343

Create the Home You’ve Always Dreamed of with Easy, Authentic Farmhouse Décor Opening A Touch of Farmhouse Charm is like taking a breath of fresh, clean country air. With the turn of each page, Liz Fourez leads you on a tour through her family’s house, restored to its 1940s rustic farm style, and teaches you how to make each handmade decoration yourself. The projects require minimal effort, yet add instant charm to any room. With your blue jeans on and a few of the most basic supplies in hand, you’ll be on your way to your dream home in no time. You’ll learn how to make a custom wood Family Name Sign for your living room, a Wooden Boot Tray on Casters for the entryway, a Ruffled Stool Slipcover for the kitchen and a Rustic Wooden Frame for the bedroom, plus decorations for the office, bathroom, kids’ bedroom and playroom. Farmhouse style is about cultivating a connection among family, home and nature; A Touch of Farmhouse Charm helps you bring the warmth and beauty of simpler times to your modern life naturally.

English Cottage Interiors

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Author: Hugh Lander,Peter Rauter

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781841881485

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 3915

If the traditional thatched-roofed, picturesque English country cottage has piqued your curiosity about their interiors, step inside and see. Their imaginative owners have found many delightful ways to retain old-fashioned charm while not sacrificing modern comfort. A Devon home still has a log-burning stove. The washhouse of an Oakhurst cottage allows a glimpse of another century. The fruits of a countrywide search, these cottages show both those quirky imperfections and beguiling architectural details that reveal poignant reminders of past generations.

English Houses

Inspirational Interiors from City Apartments to Country Manor Houses

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Author: Ben Pentreath

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849757539

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Visiting 12 very different homes, Ben explores and appraises the unique spirit of the English House – at once restrained and simple yet overflowing with a generosity of touch and a richness of color and texture. The book is divided into three sections: London, Country, and Country House, and the interiors featured range from a 1930s pied-a-terre in London's historic St James to designer Veere Grenney's pocket-sized Palladian Temple folly in Suffolk and Wardington, a 16th-century stone manor house in North Oxfordshire. Ben’s own homes, in central London and West Dorset, are also included. These homes vary greatly in architecture, size, shape and age, but they all have in common a peculiarly English style – richly-layered rooms that deftly intertwine colour and pattern and a mix of old and new furniture to create timeless and comfortable places to live.