Hardback. English. NK Publishing. 1999. In good condition.
As we enter the new millennium we have the urge to return to a simpler lifestyle - family values, friendship, wholesome food and a strong bond with nature - characteristics of an earthy, rural existence. This title captures the new mood in country decorating with original and inspiring ideas. Traditionally, country style meant cosy, cluttered rooms with an abundance of frilled and piped soft furnishings, but the trend has shifted towards clean lines, simple styling and honest materials. The first part of this title explains the main characteristics of the new approach to country style - nature, simplicity and lifestyle. The second part features eight key contemporary country looks - rustic, naturals, romantic, monotone, modern rose, nautical, fresh floral and creative colour - and shows how to translate these into a distinctive look in the most important living areas of the home - the sittingroom, diningroom, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Practical ideas and tricks of the trade are shared throughout, showing you how to create a beautiful, peaceful environment on any budget. Previous owner's name inside.