Vintage Style: Creating a Complete Look for Your Home

Vintage Style: Creating a Complete Look for Your Home

by Cath Kidston
     
 

" Florals, vintage fabrics, and soft pastel colors have taken the fashion world by storm. After years of neutral, minimalist interiors, the colors, textures, and comfort of yesteryear have returned. In Vintage Style, designer Cath Kidston provides a guide to creating and updating this refreshing look throughout your home. The essence of this eclectic style is the… See more details below

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" Florals, vintage fabrics, and soft pastel colors have taken the fashion world by storm. After years of neutral, minimalist interiors, the colors, textures, and comfort of yesteryear have returned. In Vintage Style, designer Cath Kidston provides a guide to creating and updating this refreshing look throughout your home. The essence of this eclectic style is the combination of beautiful old fabrics and textures with modern comforts. For each room in the home, from the living room and kitchen to the bathroom and outdoors, Cath Kidston shows how the elements work, from big-picture ideas for walls, floors, and woodwork to details such as lined storage baskets for the kitchen and fabric-edged antique blankets for the bedroom. Her inspiration is drawn from a broad palette: the faded beauty of old French wallpapers, the bright patterns of the fifties, and many other contemporary sources. With irresistible photography by Pia Tryde, Vintage Style transforms the charms of the past into a fresh, contemporary approach to decorating for today. "

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Library Journal
This London shop owner, whose designs have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine, describes her own design style as a blend of Rachel Ashwell's faded, worn, and comfortable look (Shabby Chic, LJ 9/15/99) and Mary Engelbreit's bright nostalgia-inspired look (Crafts To Decorate Your Home, LJ 5/15/99). With photographs of her own home as well as those she has designed for others, Kidston describes how she came to develop her style, using flea-market and thrift-store finds and taking inspiration to create color schemes from favorite pictures, vintage fabric, etc. Purchase where there is a continued interest in this style. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780821226025
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
10/25/1999
Edition description:
1 NO AMER
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.63(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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