Formal Country

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Viking, 1989 - Antiques & Collectibles - 221 pages
"Formal Country" is the perfect mix of sophisticated European style and warm, comfortable American country--personalized with colorful accents such as folk art and cherished collectibles. This book shows how it's possible to achieve both traditional elegance and country warmth in any setting.

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Plante's book shows how various traditional American decorating styles can be interpreted for contemporary homes. Each room is shown with suggestions for the types of lighting, furnishings ... Read full review

Formal country

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Ross has put together an appealing book with 250 lavish photographs that do not offer the traditional idea of "country'' decorating. She has combined contrasting styles--rough with smooth, rustic with ... Read full review


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In addition to The Circle of Enduring Love and The Kinship of Women, Pat Ross is the author of Formal Country, reissued in a tenth anniversary edition, and Decorating Your Garden. She has written more than 40 books for adults and children, dividing her time between her New York City apartment and a farm in Virginia.

Phelps is an internationally known photographer.

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