Rooms to Inspire in the Country: The Infinite Possibilities of American House Design

Rooms to Inspire in the Country: The Infinite Possibilities of American House Design

by Annie Kelly, Tim Street-Porter
     
 
Country living evokes bucolic landscapes and picturesque villages—rolling Connecticut countryside, verdant farmland, the sun-drenched hills of Malibu—and the architecture that echoes these idyllic settings. These houses, ranging from family estates to weekend retreats, are the personal homes of decorators and tastemakers, including Jonathan Adler, Martyn

Overview

Country living evokes bucolic landscapes and picturesque villages—rolling Connecticut countryside, verdant farmland, the sun-drenched hills of Malibu—and the architecture that echoes these idyllic settings. These houses, ranging from family estates to weekend retreats, are the personal homes of decorators and tastemakers, including Jonathan Adler, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, and Steven Gambrel. The properties exemplify varied design perspectives and provide fresh ideas about how country living is ideal for creative expression. This inspiring medley ranges from Tony Duquette’s exotic pavilion-style California home to a charming New York Victorian, a modernist Palm Springs desert getaway by Neutra, a nineteenth-century Gothic cottage on Shelter Island, and an eighteenth-century Connecticut house. Along with design ideas for interiors, the book also covers the garden and pool areas. Since outdoor entertaining is an integral part of country living, a section devoted to tabletop display is included. These beautifully photographed inspirations encourage the reader to explore the design opportunities in the country guided by the best interior designers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An inspiring compilation of country homes from weekend getaways to grand estates presented by Annie Kelly and photographer Tim Street-Porter, the second in their lavish Rooms to Inspire series." ~1stDibs.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847831951
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/21/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Decorator and journalist Annie Kelly has authored many books, including Casa San Miguel, and writes a book column for 1stdibs.com. She is also the editor-in-chief of the New York Observer Home magazine. Award-winning photographer Tim Street-Porter is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including L.A. Modern. He is also a frequent contributor to many design magazines.

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