Farmhouses: Stylish Decorating Ideas for the Classic American Homeby Marie Proeller Hueston
Take a tour of comfortable and charming farmhouses, presented Country Living style. Breathtaking photographs, accompanied by marvelously in-depth information, reveal the myriad ways these old-fashioned homes can fit beautifully into our modern-day lifestyles. While the exteriors of these houses all retain their strong lines and architectural origins, the interiors showcase a variety of sensibilities. See sophisticated farmhouses that smoothly combine the best of old and new; homes entirely decorated in flea-market finds; houses that serve as showcases for magnificent antique collections; and contemporary redefinitions with loft-like spaces and fashionable décor. Each profile goes room by room, carefully explaining the owner’s needs, desires, and design decisions: everything from wall treatments and light fixtures to shelving and appliances receives meticulous attention and discussion.
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Great book. The pictures are beautiful and there's lots to read.
Just once, I would like the editors of Country Living to take out a big map of the United States, spread it across the conference table in their high-rise Manhattan offices, and let their eyes drift to the left. No, too far, editors, that's Napa Valley. Look in between: A vast country that's NOT New York, Connecticut or Bucks County, Pa. Surely there's an attractively decorated, authentic country house or two somewhere in South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, etc., that you could find if you put in some effort. 'Note: We've seen enough of Randy Florke's Iowa farmhouse, so don't trot that one out again.' Every house in this book looks like a rich New Yorker's professionally decorated vacation home. None is west of the Mississippi. Once you get beyond the attractive cover, there's not much here to keep you interested. The homes are either overly ornate, preciously minimalist or bland. I've seen it all before. I took the book back for a refund.