- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584795816
- ISBN-13: 978-1584795810
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,374,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amy Butler's Midwest Modern: A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle Hardcover – October 1, 2007
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About the Author
AMY BUTLER designs fabrics, home accessories, fashion projects, sewing patterns, and stationery goods, which she distributes globally from her studio in Granville, Ohio. She also designs fabrics for licensed manufacturers in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. Butler is the author of two previous books and has contributed lifestyle and decor stories to Country Living magazine since 1998.
Designer, writer, and photographer DAVID BUTLER (yes, Amys husband) works alongside Amy in their Art of the Midwest studio. In addition to shooting Amys web and promotional materials, he has shot for editorial and fashion retail clients including Country Living magazine and Timberland boots.
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"Midwest Modern" takes you on a tour of Amy Butler's home, which is unbelievably lovely and stylish, original and wonderfully decorated, with antique furniture, huge, healthy plants, brilliant cushions and quilts (made with her own fabrics), pictures painted by her friends, and lots of light. Just by diving into these pages and reading about her philosophy (which comes out quite clear after a few chapters) you will draw tons of ideas for decorating your own home. Her style has derived from observing nature and twentieth-century technology and craft. It includes warm, "tactile" and hand-crafted objects, souvenirs collected in her garden, antique furniture and prints, comfy chairs and sweet little trinkets. There is a chapter on self-made bags, another on how to turn old-fashioned clothes into stylish skirts and dresses, and another on gardening, among other things. Her style is bohemian without being hippie, self-crafted without being home-spun, and very very relaxed.
She must do a lot of dusting at home, I guess. And perhaps in her place I wouldn't have used the word "kinetic" quite so often. But I wouldn't change this book for anything, and I keep turning back to its pages to inmerse myself in a better-decorated, lighter, more elegant life.
I really recommend it. If you know her patterns and her other books, you won't be disappointed. There are plenty of visual props on how to turn her fabrics into clothes, cushion covers etc, and two patterns. A great coffee-table book.