Country Living Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home

Country Living Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home

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by Randy Florke, Nancy J. Becker
     
 

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This highly accessible decorating primer gets a beautiful new look. Designer Randy Florke--who has been featured in Country Living, the New York Times, People magazine, and on the Today show--showcases his warm, homey, and sustainable heartland sensibility. Florke explores his "three muses" of design--comfort, economy, and color--and presents real-life examples of… See more details below

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This highly accessible decorating primer gets a beautiful new look. Designer Randy Florke--who has been featured in Country Living, the New York Times, People magazine, and on the Today show--showcases his warm, homey, and sustainable heartland sensibility. Florke explores his "three muses" of design--comfort, economy, and color--and presents real-life examples of rooms that radiate charm. Comfort resides in line-dried quilts and overstuffed sofas. Economy means items chosen from flea markets, thrift stores, or grandmother's attic. Country color is the faded blue of crockery and the pale shades of damask tablecloths. Anyone hoping to transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find thrifty and stylish ways to design, plus a numerous "Quick Fix" sections with cheap, fast solutions to common problems.

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In his previous book, Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.: Create a Beautiful Home, Florke discussed his decorating style with an eye toward sustainability. Here he focuses on his "three muses of design: comfort, economy, and color," as demonstrated in seven homes, from an Iowa farmhouse to a Harlem, rowhouse. Accompanied by more than 150 color photographs, Florke describes the renovation and decoration of the kitchens, living and dining rooms, bedrooms (including kids' rooms), bathrooms, and porches with decorating advice and tips on the restoration process. Safety concerns, flea market shopping advice, and exterior design suggestions are also included. VERDICT Recommended for those with a continuing interest in country-style decorating.
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“[Florke] shares smart, affordable ways to cozy up your home.”--People magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781618370532
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
846,034
File size:
69 MB
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For more than 30 years, Country Living has been the definitive guide to the country lifestyle. With a subscription base of 1.6 million readers and a monthly readership of 11 million, Country Living is the largest-selling shelter magazine on the newsstand.

Randy Florke has been a contributing editor to Country Living and is also author of Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. Randy's busy life includes a growing family and homes in New York City, Larrabee, IA, and Sullivan Counties, NY.

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