english country style

English Country Style By Mary Gilliatt

 by mary gilliatt
 [hardback book]

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Hardcover: 226 pages
Publisher: Guild Publishing (1 Jan 1987)
ISBN-10: 3163138233
ISBN-13: 978-3163138230

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English country style is the one perennial major style that inspires decoration in every Western country. Its roots lie in both the informal grandeur of great country houses and the congenial cosiness of English cottages. Comfort and a seemingly effortless co-ordination of colours, shapes and patterns are the keynotes. Paints, papers, fabrics, furniture and fittings are in harmony with the world outdoors, reflecting the rich hues and abundant textures of the English landscape - though today this type of decoration is found as much in cities and towns as in the countryside.

In this beautifully illustrated book, Mary Gilliatt shows not only how English country style has evolved over the centuries but also how the elusive country look can be achieved successfully in your own home, whether it be country house, town house, cottage or apartment. Using specially commissioned colour photographs of interiors from a wide range of smaller English country houses - rectories, granges, farms and cottages - she gives a room-by-room guide to the various design elements that combine to form English country style and pratical advice on ways to emulate it.

A detailed explanation of decorating techniques and a list of furnishing and fabric suppliers are also included. The result is a delightful visual and historical record of English country style that is equally rich in practical ideas and information.

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Mary Gilliatt acted as design consultant to, among others, Liberty's of London and the Debenham group of stores, and set up her own mail order company in the USA specializing in designer home furnishings. As well as regular articles for such publications as House and Garden, Vogue and Country Life, she has written books on interior design and home decoration, including English Style, House in the Country, How to Decorate without a Decorator (which became a thirteen-part television series), Lighting Your Home: A Practical Guide, The Decorating Book and The Complete Guide to Home Design.

She is married with three children.

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Condition: as per scans. V.G.C.. Book itself is in mint condition. Cover and pages fine. Dust cover has wear in places and original price sticker residue top right which can be seen in top scan. Beautiful book though.

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