Many of us hanker after the relaxing, easy simplicity of country life, yet we aren't sure how to adapt this look to suit a modern home. That's where "Contemporary Country" comes in. It's about rekindling our love of the rustic idyll, but giving it a new twist. It's about taking the essence of country style - a way of living that is gentle, natural and grounded - and giving it a contemporary makeover. You don't have to live in the country to appreciate the lifestyle - its colours, textures and details look just as at home in urban spaces. In "Contemporary Country", Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan begin by looking at the elements that make up the style. They explore the use of natural materials and the way in which key structural features such as beams or staircases can be exposed so that living spaces flow naturally together. They look at furniture - painted or left with a natural finish - lighting, textiles, flooring and colour. The book then examines key areas of the home, from kitchens to sleeping spaces, and shows you how the look works with the help of over 200 inspiring photographs. It concludes with an indispensable suppliers' directory.*Traditional country style is given a contemporary makeover.*Vibrant photography by Debi Treloar
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Alison Starling Alvar Aalto antique Arendal Winther's home bathroom beautiful bedroom Bernt Heiberg Catherine Samy ceiling Ceramicist Jette Arendal chairs chaise longue chic choose Claes Bech-Poulsen Colle-Sur-Loup color scheme Connecticut contemporary country cotton create Cummings Design's home cushions daybed designed by Geoff desk accessories dining fabrics feel fireplace floor flowers furniture Geoff Pyle glass Heiberg Cummings Design's Heiberg of Heiberg Hewitt and Susan Hjermind and Claes home in Denmark home in Litchfield interior Jacqueline Morabito's home Jette Arendal Winther's Josephine Macrander kilim lamps leather Lewis's Suffolk house linen Litchfield County living room lnterior Decorator Marcus Hewitt Michael Leva's home modern natural materials nature's outdoors paint pieces pouffe Ray Eames residence in Washington Richard Lewis's Suffolk rustic Samy and Richard Sanne Hjermind shades sheepskin Shropshire sideboards sofa soft space storage Suffolk house designed Susan Hopper's home terra cotta underfloor heating vintage visual walls wicker wood wooden www.arendal-ceramics.com