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Easy Elegance: Creating a Relaxed, Comfortable and Stylish Home Hardcover – April 1, 2009

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About the Author

Atlanta Bartlett is an interiors stylist whose trademark look is accessible and easy-going. She has worked for magazines including Homes & Gardens, Red, and Harpers Bazaar. Atlanta lives in Kent, UK.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small; First Publication edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845978501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845978501
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,324,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Hinton on May 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book on a whim and it was even better than it seemed at first glance. The cover shot is an eclectic bohemian glam style, but the 'easy elegance' concept applies to multiple styles including modern, country and retro. Bartlett walks you through the concept of 'easy elegance' by reviewing it's four tenets: comfort, simplicity, function and individuality. Then it explains how to establish this in each room of the house.

You'd be surprised what a relief the 'easy elegance' vibe is. It's all about making a functional home full of what you love. It is not about details, paint colors and finishing touches. Bartlett is all about establishing the right vibe in your home, injecting yourself through your choice of furnishings.

It is just the book I've been looking for.
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Very beautiful book - I recommend it to anyone that loves beautiful interiors. This book would be a great gift. Lovely pictures and well written.
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This book didn't compliment my own personal style or decorating approach. I can see where the decorating ideas were easy but I didn't think there was much "elegance." For example, page 74 shows a sofa with a shredded seat cover and faded paint. The author comments this "only add to its allure, giving it character and interest." I can handle the faded paint and possibly faded upholstery but anytime fabric is shredded (a severe tear in this case), I don't see the allure or character and I lost complete interest.

This is more for the person who seeks very easy, simple and relaxed style for their home and not particular in mixing and "not" matching color, style and design. However, great photography in this book.
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This is absolutely the best design book I've come across so far, the pictures are so beautifully alluring that in creates a deep curiosity to see what the words actually say to describe the image and its contents. If only finding the beautiful furniture was a easy as fliping through the gorgeous pages.
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I was expecting to see some of the same photos, or rooms, like we sometimes do when we have several books by today's popular designers and stylists, but really pleasantly surprised that each one is new to me, and all sorts of eclectic styles and schemes are represented. There's a tad more verbiage than I like to see because I'm not looking for any sort of how-to suggestions, but the descriptions of each picture are just perfect, and informative. This is definitely one of my favorites.
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