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Romantic Country Style Paperback – September 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hearst (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588162346
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588162342
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,235,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Luscious photographs and extremely practical decorating advice combine to make this volume both a delight to behold and an excellent resource for anyone looking to emulate the English-cottage look at home. Solid information on basic stylistic elements and on choosing colors and fabrics lays the groundwork for a room-by-room survey of lovely spaces. From entryways and family living spaces to bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices, and outdoor living areas, the text, the photos, and the captions offer wonderful verbal and visual advice on why these rooms work so well and how you can adapt them to work for you. A series of marvelous double-page spreads entitled "Get the Look" feature detailed photos grouped thematically to showcase such concepts as displaying collections, disguising storage, or setting an outdoor table. This is a good primer on cottage-style decorating, and even if you're already familiar with a lot of the basics, you'll still find inspiration in these pages. --Amy Handy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

I will keep it as a re read.
NY reader
I have always love decorating, and my own book on victorian chic style will be coming out this Fall.
Ruby Jane
Includes lots of photographs and plenty of text.
dsv

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By dsv on July 20, 2009
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For those of us that prefer a decorating book with simple charm, mismatched furniture and personal treasures this is the book for you. Defects are not obscured as they would be in a decorating book featuring American homes. No perfectly matched furniture or picture perfect rooms are shown. Includes lots of photographs and plenty of text. A pleasure to read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Katharine on December 21, 2012
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I wasn't happy with this book. The pictures weren't of true original English country style they were of houses that used sparse furnishings and didn't tell or show you how to decorate in this way. If you want two exceptional books on English Cottage decorating buy The Country Diary Book of English Country Style and also The English Country Cottage. The pictures are wonderful showing how to decorate and the written paragraph explains why you decorate that way.
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94 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Ruby Jane on March 30, 2000
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I love this book. I have followed every Victoria magazine and book since day one. I immediately made it my goal to be featured on the pages of Victoria Magazine. My dream came true June 92, and was the cover story. This book if full of wonderful decorating ideas, fabulous photographs and always gentle writing to put you in the mood, to sit quietly, sip a cup-o-tea and imagine yourself on the pages that are appealing to your sensual pleasure. I have always love decorating, and my own book on victorian chic style will be coming out this Fall. Again, thankyou Victoria Magazine for yet another inspirational and exquisite publication. Keep them coming.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Curtrenton on December 13, 2012
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This book was in GREAT shape, shipped fast and a good addition to my collection of Victoria Magazine Books. I have my old magazines because they had such a nice magazine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tea lover on November 2, 2013
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I didn't find the book informative and there were not that many pages to the book. Also, the book was damaged when I received it so I returned it to Amazon and they gave me a full refund. I would not recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather R. Hoffman on June 2, 2013
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This book has many of the style aspects I was looking for. I will use it time and time again as a go to reference for my decorating and re purposing needs. Many good project ideas inside.
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By Amazon Customer on August 31, 2011
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I loved the photographs, I'm about to remodel a cottage and it gave very good ideas. The photographs look real, not something pre-fab for the book. The text was clear, simple and to the point. It was also a good idea to devide the book in sections, it might be very conventional but it really works as a practical guide when you want to draw ideas from the book. The philosophy behind country living is stated clearly both in the text and in the photogrpahs.
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If you like kind of an undecorated, natural, more primitive country style, this might be a five star book for you. There's pictures of pillows, flowers, some rooms, fabric hanging on a line, fruit, and modest rooms. I teach interior design and like a more decorated look. This is very country-cottagey in an understated way. If you like that style, you will love this book
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