Natural Style: Decorating Approaches for a Pure, Simple Home

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Lorenz Books, 1998 - House & Home - 160 pages
Muslin curtains in an open window, whitewashed boards covered by a loosely woven rug, a flower stem in a pewter pitcher -- natural, calming and pure. Mail order catalogs such as Gamer. Hill, Pottery Barn and Rue de France have become wish books for this cool, calm, and airy style for the millions of homeowners who receive them.

Natural Style is a guide to creating this simple, natural look in every area of the house, offering step-by-step features on refurbishing surfaces, customizing furniture, making the most of soft furnishing and adding the crucial final details. Reclaim pieces of lace and linen for beautiful bedding, rub color into shutters to recreate the feel of the seaside, or create simple bathroom shelving from driftwood. Over 35 practical step-by-step projects are accompanied by stunning examples of pared-down interiors that make the most of natural materials. A comprehensive section on looking at color and texture suggests ways of drawing inspiration from natural elements and introducing them into the home.

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About the author (1998)

Lindsay Porter is a top-selling motoring author and has written literally dozens of manuals on classic and modern cars. More than any of his books to date, this manual has been a real labor of love. Lindsay and his wife Shan have been avid VW Camper owners for many years - ever since they converted their VW Vanagon/Caravelle Syncro to a Leisuredrive Camper, and started to produce the popular predecessor to this manual. Lindsay hopes the reader of this manual gains as much pleasure from reading and using it as he did producing the book and living with his VW Camper.

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