Country Chic: Country Style for Modern Living

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Hearst Books, 2001 - Architecture - 160 pages
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Tapping into the current urban decorating trend that is moving away from minimalism toward a more livable look, Country Chic shows readers how to work with light, space, color and pattern in all kinds of houses and apartments to create a modern country style. Packed with lush color photos of real-life interiors, Country Chic shows and explains in detail how city-dwellers have created stylish yet comfortable homes. Specific country styles are addressed -- such as Shaker and New England -- as well as classic country decorating themes featuring florals, mix-and-match patterns, and colors. Then, a modern interpretation of country tradition offers a full range of styles from a more natural look to Bohemian and eclectic -- and sometimes very bold -- interior designs. The authors also advise how to choose a color scheme -- the single most challenging aspect of decorating.

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About the author (2001)

Liz Bauwens was design director at Good Housekeeping magazine and is now a freelance stylist whose work appears in Country Homes & Interiors and similar magazines. She is co-author with Alexandra Campbell of Country in the City (CICO).

Alexandra Campbell has written for many newspapers and magazines and is the author of five novels. She won the Home Improvement Journalist of the Year award. Alexandra is co-author with Liz Bauwens of Country in the City.

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