From Publishers Weekly
Country Living magazine is known for its range of decorating and design books, and this latest volume by Hueston (Country Living's Guide to the Best Flea Markets) focuses on the popular cottage style. Conjuring up images of English chintz, patchwork quilts, slipcovers and easy comfortable living, the style can be applied anywhere, from rooms in New York apartments or California bungalows to coastal retreats and holiday homes. Lavishly illustrated with carefully captioned full-color photographs throughout, the volume is divided into six sections covering the four major living areas (living rooms, kitchens and dining areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms) before concluding with a chapter of quick fixes (an assortment of easy decorating ideas ranging from vintage tablecloths to canning jars as flower vases). Each main area is described, with examples of the cottage feel given and suggestions made for conveying its flavor to fit various scenarios. Scattered throughout are individual pages covering "Quintessential Cottage" ranging from window seats to Dutch doors and cast-iron bed frames that harken to a bygone age. With relatively little text, this slim book relies on the photos and their captions to explain each design element, which it accomplishes with modest success.
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About the Author
Country Living is the largest selling shelter magazine on the newsstand and the definitive guide to country lifestyle. In the pages of the magazine, readers find the inspiration and the confidence they need to pursue their passions--and create a comfortable life for themselves and their families.
Marie Proeller Hueston is a longtime contributing editor to Country Living, reporting on collecting and decorating trends. She is the author of several decorating books, including the original edition of Country Living Cottage Style, as well as Country Living Farmhouses, and House Beautiful Decorating with Books, all published by Hearst Books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.