New Cottage Style, 2nd Edition (Better Homes and Gardens)

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Achieve a casual, easy living style

"Cottage" is a perennially popular decorating style, with the flexibility to adapt to changing tastes over the decades. It's associated with comfort, simplicity, and family-friendliness, and allows for a great deal of personalization. This all-new edition of New Cottage Style is packed with decorating ideas and inspiration to achieve a cottage look that's clean, simple, and light—all from the experts at ...

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Overview

Achieve a casual, easy living style

"Cottage" is a perennially popular decorating style, with the flexibility to adapt to changing tastes over the decades. It's associated with comfort, simplicity, and family-friendliness, and allows for a great deal of personalization. This all-new edition of New Cottage Style is packed with decorating ideas and inspiration to achieve a cottage look that's clean, simple, and light—all from the experts at Better Homes and Gardens.

Completely updated, New Cottage Style shows you what cottage style means today, with new interpretations that keep it fresh, different, and current. You'll discover the secrets to creating harmony and simplicity with paint, furniture, fabrics, and accessories. Examples of homes in a variety of settings—the country, the beach, the city, and suburbia—will inspire you to bring cottage style to your own home, wherever you happen to live.

  • Shows you how cottage-style décor can be beautiful in any room
  • Gorgeous full-color photos depict a wide variety of cottage-style homes
  • Expert advice helps you interpret what makes a cottage-style space work and gives you ideas for implementing it in your home

Who doesn't want to achieve a casual, easy lifestyle? New Cottage Style gives you practical ideas and decorating techniques to create a comfortable getaway look in any living space.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118170342
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/13/2012
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Series , #39
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 341,372
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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The iconic Better Homes and Gardens brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

house tours

6 everyday living

Today’s cottage style is all about adaptability. These farmhouses, bungalows, and new homes offer a fresh look suited to modern lifestyles.

50 classic looks

These homes embrace timeless icons—slipcovers, beaded board, ticking—for a look that’s quintessential cottage.

86 touch of elegance

The sophisticated side of cottage style—minus the stiff upper lip—shines in these gracefully appointed homes.

114 welcoming retreats

Getaway homes celebrate relaxed living. These waterside and woodsy retreats take you away from the everyday. room views

140 special spaces

From pretty porches to ultraorganized laundries, these rooms inspire ideas for easy-to-achieve makeovers. projects & ideas

172 notebook

Wallpaper a bookcase, skirt a wicker chair, paint a porch floor. Get inspiration and know-how to give your home cottage-inspired character.

188 index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Great ideas!

    This book provides 21st century cottage design. It is not too country or old-fashion, not your grandmother's home. I loved reading every page and seeing every design, no matter the home's architecture. All the ideas transform your home to simple elegance.

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