California Country Style

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Chronicle Books, Oct 26, 2006 - House & Home - 216 pages
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Style expert Diane Dorrans Saeks opens the doors to California's most exclusive and inspirational rural residences. From Pebble Beach to the Napa Valley, California's country homes pair gorgeous natural surroundings with a simple elegance, whether for lounging by the pool, reading under the redwoods, or walking the vineyards. Socialite Denise Hale's country hacienda marries antique treasures with adobe walls. A visit to Leslie Rudd's winery estate reveals French furnishings at home with American vintages. And the famed French Laundry restaurant puts a rustic garden on the decorating menu. With 220 bold color photographs, this is a collection sure to please designers, decorators, and style watchers. Diane Dorrans Saeks' comprehensive text not only reveals elite sources for unique furnishings, but paints fascinating portraits of the homeowners and designers who are a compelling as the spaces they create. California Country Style is an ode to great taste.

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CALIFORNIA CLASSICS 10 in the redwoods Mill Valley
Tom and Linda SchcibaJs House
Dave DcMattei and Patrick Wade
Interior decor for Leslie Rudd Richard Anderson and Brandon Burgs cottage
Michael Vanderby and Anna
A modern barn near Healdsburg designed by architects
Lee von Hassclns lightfilled house

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About the author (2006)

Diane Dorrans Saeks is the California editor for Metropolitan Home, the interior design editor for PaperCity, the San Francisco correspondent for W and Women's Wear Daily, and a frequent contributor to national and international design publications. She is the author of eighteen books on design, travel, and style.

David Duncan Livingston has twenty years of experience as a professional photographer. His photographs of interiors, garden designs, and food are featured in numerous books as well as in national and regional publications. He makes his home in San Francisco and Hawaii.

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