Perfect English Farmhouse celebrates the characteristic style and fascinating history of the classic farmhouse and shows how to turn your own home into a welcoming retreat.
“Farmhouse” is a word that conjures an array of appealing associations: fresh eggs and baby lambs, chunky beams and flagged floors, cream teas and harvest suppers, a place of welcome and plenty. With their generous kitchens and meandering layout, the architectural informality of the farmhouse suits modern lifestyles. Through a series of case studies, Perfect English Farmhouse explores contemporary farmhouse style. The book is divided into chapters according to style: Organic, Traditional, Farm Fresh, No Frills, and Funky, and at the end of each chapter a spread highlights the key elements of that particular decorative look. There is also a comprehensive listing of suppliers to help readers create their very own perfect farmhouse style.
|Publisher:||Ryland Peters & Small|
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Ros Byam Shaw is the author of Perfect English, Perfect English Cottage, and Farrow & Ball Living with Colour (all Ryland Peters & Small). She lives in Colyton, Devon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is a reason the English country look is so popular and that is because it looks as if you can pull this look together without employing a decorator and it looks comfortable and you don't need to protect your rooms from your family. It shows rooms ready to be lived in and loved. Ms. Shaw knows you want to put your family things in, and shows homes filled with books, family pictures, animals and not over decorated, that you would gladly move in and settle down with your feet up. Pristine is not the word for these room, it is comfort, first and foremost. The photos are great and illustrate the book wonderfully. The author and photographer have worked together before and it shows. If this is a look you love, you will love this book.