Exactly what I was searching for. My home is old in my old city. I have lots of old and antique furniture that do not fit in the category of too rustic or cabin, but neither in that of grandiose valuable antiques. This book is chick full of ideas that fit, at least for my purpose.
Sometimes I just pick up this book and flip through the pages to inspire me when I'm thinking of ideas for my home. I love the feel of the book and although my home is not decorated in an "Italian Country" style, I have been inspired by this book many times and incorporated the ambiance into my own personal style. Very happy with this and glad I bought it.
Move to Italy or buy a second home in Tuscany - and start decorating it! That's what you will want to do after closing and putting down "Italian Country Living" by Caroline Clifton-Mogg. Homes rustic and eclectic, contemporary and traditional - they are all so down-to-earth and so charming, breathtakingly beautiful. Ok, don't move to Italy. Read the "Elements" chapter and make youself your own little Italy at home.
When I purchase a book like this I want rich photos that inspire me and this book delivers. Every now and then I just pull it out page through and soak up the images again. There are a lot of resources for finding the elements of Italian design, which I will probably never actually use, but it was a good purchase for me and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the Italian countryside for a while without subjecting themselves to airport security.
Intersting homes are featured in this book with some unpredictable decorating. It has great photography of the homes as well as fantastic views on some of the featured properties. I also recommend French Country Living by the same author.