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Country French Kitchens

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Country French Kitchens inspires you how to incorporate organic beauty, local materials and simple but elegant charm, into the heart of the home-the kitchen. This book provides practical strategies for translating authentic Country French style into the kitchens of those living outside the boundaries of France, where farmhouses and rural simplicity generate the most prevalent sentiment for Country French ambiance. Country French Kitchens is an indispensable resource for those seeking the design, architectural and...

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Overview

Country French Kitchens inspires you how to incorporate organic beauty, local materials and simple but elegant charm, into the heart of the home-the kitchen. This book provides practical strategies for translating authentic Country French style into the kitchens of those living outside the boundaries of France, where farmhouses and rural simplicity generate the most prevalent sentiment for Country French ambiance. Country French Kitchens is an indispensable resource for those seeking the design, architectural and inspirational elements that can only be found across the pond. Explains the fundamentals and philosophy of country French style and how to translate it into your own kitchen. Captions describe products used and how each shot captures the style. Detailed resource section provides contact information for designers, architects, builders, decorative artists, appliance manufacturers, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423601920
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 810,655
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolina Fernandez's writing has appeared in over one hundred published articles and stories, both online and in print media as well as in her first book, Rocket Mom!, numerous anthologies, such as the million-plus bestselling "Chocolate Series" by Kay Allenbaugh.

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THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS BOOK

When we discovered on our last house-hunting trip the house that would be our eighth and current home (and the one coming closest to that proverbial "dream"), I fell instantly in love when I took the first step across the threshold. Walking through the living areas, I sensed that this could be "the one," and nodded my head in approval-yet held my breath as we neared what I knew would be the most important room in the house: the kitchen.

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Table of Contents

Page 11

1 The Appeal of Country French Style

Page 41

2 Fundamental Design Distinctions

Page 69

3 Expressing Personal Style

Page 101

4 Infusing Joie de Vivre

Page 123

5 Texture and Tactile Elements

Page 151

6 Art and Antiques

Page 171

A Final Word

Page 173

Resources

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Country French Kitchen at It's Best

    I have loved Country French style for years and am about to redo my kitchen. After studing many magazines and books on country french kitchens THIS IS THE BEST I HAVE FOUND! The photos are outstanding and reading material is clear and well thought out. Whether you want to do<BR/>an authentic country french kitchen or have a country french feel this is the book for you. I can't wait to begin my kitchen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2008

    Beautiful and Inspiring

    I bought this book because my kitchen customer loves country French design and I needed some inspiration! This beautiful book delivered! The kitchen designs are expert and the hand-painted tile motifs reflect just the right touch of French whimsy. Thank you, Ms. Fernandez, we will have your book on our reference shelf for years to come.

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