- Belgian Style
- Relaxed Country Style
- Hamptons Style
- Coastal Style
- Parisian Style
- British Colonial Style
- Urban Industrial Style
- Scandinavian Style
- Classic Contemporary Style
- Chalk Paint®
Relaxed Coastal Style
In Relaxed Coastal Style, Sally Denning offers decoration inspiration for anyone lucky enough to live by the ocean, as well as those who only dream of it. Scientists tell us that living by the ocean makes us happier and healthier: views of blue space have a calming effect and sea air improves our ability to absorb oxygen. Being by the water brings a sense of tranquillity and relaxation and a home by the sea has never been more desirable.
The first part of the book offers up Sally’s take on coastal style, celebrating the colors and textures of the ocean. She also looks at lighting, furniture and coastal decorative accents such as maps, charts and nautical-themed accessories, shells, and driftwood. The second half of the book visits a selection of glorious coastal houses, cabins, cottages, and hideaways around the globe that are guaranteed to enchant and inspire. Wherever you live, Relaxed Coastal Style will inspire you to adopt the relaxed, informal simplicity of life by the sea.
- 176 pages
21.6 cm x 1.8 cm x 25.4cm
Weight: 1.02 kg
Rattan | A World of Elegance and Charm
Rattan evokes the glamour and exoticism of the Riviera, grand yachts, private orangeries, and tropical verandas. Once popular in the prewar era – rattan was charmingly depicted in Matisse and Picasso paintings, Cecil Beaton filled his conservatories with whimsical rattan furnishings, and paparazzi snapped dazzling stars such as Gina Lollobrigida and Marilyn Monroe lounging on rattan chairs – rattan is regaining its allure. Becoming increasingly fashionable in interior design and fashion spreads, rattan's appeal is a reflection not only of its intrinsic beauty but also the renewed interest in craftsmanship and sustainable design.
The glamour of rattan is shines through in seductive images by Horst who documented the rarefied lives of the beau monde. The book also describes some of the great society figures for whom rattan held particular appeal, from Marella Agnelli to Cecil Beaton. Evocative photographs will show European royalty relaxing in their rattan filled gardens as well as portraits of Churchill and Roosevelt meeting on rattan chairs.
Today rattan is crafted in small ateliers creating exquisite, highly prized designs such as Atelier Vime in Provence and Soane Britain in Leicestershire. It is also returning on a larger commercial scale such as IKEA's recently developed rattan village in Laos where they are sponsoring the first FSC certification of a rattan forest. The rattan palm is fast growing and easy to harvest making it one of the most sustainable materials for contemporary furnishings.
- 224 pages
23.75 x 2.79 x 31.32 cm
Creating the French Look
The French interior evokes a way of life to aspire to, with its good food, unhurried pace and, above all, its past for which many people feel nostalgia.
Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: ‘Chateau’, ‘Country’, ‘Provençal’ and ‘Parisian’, and each “look” is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces.
As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.54
French House Chic | Hardcover
It is more than twelve years since Jane Webster, the poster girl for selling up and following your dreams, bought Chateau Bosgouet, a derelict chateau in Normandy and moved her young family to France. In those twelve years, Jane has established an internationally renowned business, she has shepherded her children through their school years both in France and in Australia, she has made long-lasting friendships in her adopted home and she has spent countless hours observing French style.
French House Chic is a glimpse inside the most private of French residences: from supremely elegant Parisian apartments to lavishly upholstered sitting rooms in French country estates. From le salon to la salle de bain and every room in between, here is visual inspiration to achieve the most French look in any space. Or just to be momentarily immersed in all that Gallic flair.
This is Jane’s very personal story of a lifetime of cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home – a style that can be emulated with just some simple guidance. It is a book for rethinking: one that will make you want to rearrange your copper saucepans, reupholster your sofa, or book the next flight to Paris.
About the Author
Bestselling author, Jane Webster runs The French Table from her house in Normandy. She spends six months in France each year where she organises cultural tours and cooking classes throughout the region.
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Living Life Beautifully
Timeless, classic, and ever-popular, Christina Strutt's relaxed approach to decorating has earned her fans worldwide.
Living Life Beautifully tells the story of how Christina founded legendary fabric company Cabbages & Roses and grew it into a lifestyle brand. Christina talks about her inspirations and influences, and how she works these into her products. Specially-commissioned photography allows us a peek into her London apartment, and we see behind the scenes at her family home in the Bath countryside. This 600-year-old cottage is the backdrop for constantly changing interiors-it is where Christina designs her fabrics, experiments with her new wallpapers, and gathers all her favorite antiques, inherited gems, and newly sourced vintage acquisitions.
In addition, Christina shows us a selection of other homes and lifestyles she finds truly inspirational, including those of Brigette Buchanan, of interiors company Odd Limited, and Maureen Doherty of Egg.
About the Author
Christina Strutt is the founder of Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specialises in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories and interiors. Her previous books include the best-selling Home-Made Vintage, Natural Housekeeping, At Home with Country and Vintage Chic, all published by CICO Books. Christina is currently based near Bath and in London.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2020
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 1.13
New Vintage French Interiors
Combining bucolic charm and modern elegance, this vintage collection of French Country Interiors provides boundless inspiration for interior design enthusiasts and home decoration aficionados. This charming volume features a dozen interiors which bring together vintage and modern styles, for the ultimate in French country interiors. The homes represent a diverse range of possibilities for interior style, from the clean white lines and open floor plan of a barn converted into a modern loft to a traditional family home filled with antique pieces and Provençal prints.
Each photograph features details that will inspire the home enthusiast.
Make a bold design statement through curated collections of objects: pastel-hued bar spritzers, naïve paintings, or jewel-toned vases look best when grouped together. Display seashells in a bell-shaped glass cloche. Create a unique wall display of antique gardening tools. Use vintage striped kitchen towels to add nautical flair, especially when offset by weathered oars propped against the wall.
Taking their cue from the surrounding nature, these country homes feature earthy tones and give pride of place to natural materials, from smooth stone or terra-cotta tile floors to striking wooden beams or wind-beaten shutters. Sébastien Siraudeau takes the reader on a voyage around France replete with bucolic charm, providing an indispensable source of inspiration for modern living and country style à la française.
Number of pages: 208
Product Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 24.6 x 2.7
Shipping Weight (kg): 0.7
Relaxed rustic interiors are about embracing the pared-back lifestyle of living in the country, taking nature as the main point of inspiration.
Use colours, textures and details to create a home in which to unwind – a retreat from the rest of the world. Niki Brantmark explores various takes on this simple, informal style. The graphical look is striking, reminiscent of exposed landscapes: think whitewashed ceilings, rugged stone surfaces and striking black features, softened by cosy soft furnishings and fresh plants and flowers.
Savanna style introduces warmer hues, featuring painted wood and reds, oranges and browns in textiles, furniture and collectibles. Nordic interiors take in the best of the Scandinavian landscape – clean white backdrops against sleek designs – while those inspired by forest and mountain streams are filled with rich, deep greens and blues, combined with traditional patterns and features, such as log burners, wood panelling and woven rugs.
The stunning photography for this book takes in locations across Scandinavia and the United States, and all evoke an ideal, rural life, adapted to modern living.
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.0