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Waterside Cottages Hardcover – Aug 1 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith; Ill edition (Aug. 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423603443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423603443
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 975 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #263,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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I just received this book and it is lovely inside and out.
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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eye candy. Very pretty
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HASH(0x9e531aec) out of 5 stars waterside cottages July 9 2009
By liz lichens - Published on
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I own an ungodly amount of decorating books and so I am very selective when it comes to adding another one to my collection. Waterside Cottages has now gone to the top of my list. It is a pure delight, filled with beautiful photos and helpful commentary. I highly recommend this book to any and all who long for an ocean cottage of their own or who are interested in seaside decorating.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e531f60) out of 5 stars Filled With Details! July 8 2009
By P. Carlson - Published on
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If you live on the water or wish you did, then this is the decorating book for you. Filled with gorgeous photography the book showcases 13 beautiful waterside homes. You will feel like you have sat down with the home owners as you read the stories about each home. I highly recommend this book!
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HASH(0x9e5330fc) out of 5 stars This Is The Real Deal Jan. 9 2010
By T. Christian - Published on
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Finally....the beachy cottage look/book I've been wanting. The others out there in this genre fell way short - but this one delivers. A true gem filled with beauty heart and soul. If you like a more romantic, vintage look, this is the one for you too.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e531f0c) out of 5 stars Must Have Sept. 29 2009
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This is a beautiful book - a must have. Peaceful serenity envelopes you as you browse through the pages of luscious photo's.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e5331c8) out of 5 stars Waterside Cottages Sept. 7 2011
By Terri L. Floyd - Published on
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Love this book! Photos are awesome and lots of good ideas. The colors are nice - not only does it give you great ideas, it looks good sitting on the coffee table.