Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm)
Better Homes and Gardens Books, 1999 - House & Home - 224 pages
Shows how gardeners, designers, and other individuals use indoor and outdoor spaces, plants, furnishings, art, and accessories to express garden style year-round in any region.First book to distinctly identify and define garden style as more than a trend—rather a design approach with staying power.Builds on gardening as the country's number one pastime and, now, as a leading design inspiration.Five before-and-after makeover projects inspire readers into action.Helps readers create garden rooms in every room of the house and bring the outside inside year-round.Four sections: "Creating Fresh-Air Spaces" (decorating porches, patios, decks, potting sheds, and outdoor rooms), "Bringing the Outdoors In" (decorating every room in the house, even foyers, powder rooms, and nurseries), "Living the Garden Life" (profiles of garden style from Connecticut to California in urban, suburban, and rural settings), and "Sources and Inspirations" (top resources in every region for decorative furnishings, accessories, and plants).Special attention to porches, patios, and decks.Ideas range from clever and casual to elegantly formal.A list of 300 national resources helps readers easily find products across the country.Shows the array of furnishings, plants, and accessories from home and garden centers and catalogs.
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