Natural Style: Decorating Approaches for a Pure, Simple Home
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.