Waterside Cottages Hardcover – Aug 1 2009
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Waterside Cottages defines the attributes of successful coastal decorating, so that anyone, anywhere can create a casual waterfront atmosphere, even when the nearest body of water is a thousand miles away.
Waterside property holds an undeniable appeal, as do the cozy, casual dwellings that exist there. But waterside style need not--and often is not--confined to residences within walking distance of an ocean or lake. The details are what truly give cottages that elusive quality known as coziness. Cottages near the water tend to be snug and modest, with exteriors painted in sun-reflecting whites, nautical blues, or playful colors. The interiors of these houses likewise avoid formality in favor of a casual approach. For many cottage owners, the goal is to create the illusion that their decor is somehow "thrown together," albeit very tastefully.
From tidy New England beach cottages to bright tropical bungalows to a boathouse on the steep, pine-studded banks of the Kalamazoo River, Waterside Cottages showcases thirteen romantic havens, giving you inspiration for creating your own cozy waterside home.
For over Tweny-Five years, Barbara Jacksier has edited numerous magazines, including Cottage Style, Romantic Country, and Flower Gardens, and has contributed to the Ultimate Kitchen Book, THe Ultimate Bath Book, and Window Treatments Styles. Her feature articles also appear in Log Home Design magazine and Timber Home Living.
Born and bred in New York, her first exoeriences with the sea were at Conet Island, where her most memorable summer job was setting out beach chairs and umbrellas for apporeciative sun-worshipers.
Dan Mayers is a New York-based photographer whose work appears regularly in Cottage Style, Romantic Country, and Old House Interiors magazines. His previous books include Scalamandra, Extraordinary Interiors, and Dog Palaces. He resides with his family in Manhattan.
About the Author
Barbara Jacksier has more than twenty-five years experience editing shelter magazines, including Cottage Style, Country Victorian, and Romantic Living.
Photographer Dan Mayers was the exclusive photographer for several books-Scalamandre, Extraordinary Interiors, Details, and most recently, Dog Palaces. Dan's work appears regularly in Harris Publications Decorating Magazines as well and Old House Interiors and La Vie Claire.
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Anyone who likes the American Cottage look is in for a treat.
I myself prefer the clean, white-washed, European look as shown in the
book Coastal Style, but I do enjoy looking at these 14 beautiful homes shown in
this book. All the interiors are very cozy, romantic and full of character.
Thank you Barbara Jacksier for a wonderful book.
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