The Barefoot Home: Dressed-Down Design for Casual Living

The Barefoot Home: Dressed-Down Design for Casual Living

by Marc Vassallo


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The Barefoot Home: Dressed-Down Design for Casual Living by Marc Vassallo

As our personal and professional lives become more demanding and hectic, people have reacted with a more casual, relaxed, and open way of living at home. Kitchens are no longer just for cooking but serve as entertainment hubs; barbeques on the grill have replaced formal dinners. As our lives at home have become increasingly informal, the "barefoot living" lifestyle has emerged and there is increased demand to carry this attitude over into home design.
Relaxed, open, filled with light, and intimately connected to the outdoors, barefoot houses make living at home feel like being on vacation 365 days a year. The 24 houses featured in "The Barefoot Home" reflect today's barefoot times. From a long, low house on the Kansas prairie to an adobe home in New Mexico and a New England cottage by the sea, these homes capture the essence of barefoot living.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561588077
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 790,625
Product dimensions: 9.92(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Marc Vassallo is one of today's top writers in home design. With formal education in architecture and creative writing, Vassallo understands and clearly articulates home design trends and ideas. He is co-author with acclaimed architect and author Sarah Susanka of "Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life "(2005)," "the best-selling book about crafting quality and character in a home through architectural details. Vassallo writes for "Cottage Living," "Cooking Light," "Saveur," and other national magazines, and is a frequent speaker at home design and future trends conferences.

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