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The country home book : a practical guide to restoring and decorating in the country style
Innes, Miranda.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1989]

Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"A Dorling Kindersley book"--Verso t.p.

Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
NA7560 .I5 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
NA7560 .I5 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement

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Featuring more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations, and providing not only ideas but practical, step-by-step directions, The Country Home Book is the first complete guide to restoring, decorating, and furnishing a home in the popular country style.

Author Notes

Miranda Innes's books include the international bestsellers The Country Home Decorating Book, Ethnic Style, and The Country Living Country Decorator. She lives in England.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

English and American country houses are temptingly described and illustrated in Innes' introduction to a popular decorating style. The author takes the reader through the various elements of a room's design--walls, lighting, floor coverings, etc.--and indicates how each part can lend the country look to an entire house or just one room. What makes Innes' advice especially appealing are the instructions she includes for achieving the country look; both in the text itself and in a lengthy appendix she covers numerous projects that are well suited for the do-it-yourself decorator. Color photographs and drawings help to visualize the completed effects and step-by-step restoration procedures. Source list of American suppliers; index. --John Brosnahan

Library Journal Review

This is an enjoyable as well as practical guide to decorating and restoring in the country style. It covers different aspects of the home, such as walls, floors, woodwork, plumbing, and lighting, and how to work with them to fit the style of your home. The author also includes a do-it-yourself section illustrating many techniques step by step as well as 500 color illustrations showing the different aspects of decorating, such as doors and windows, finishes, fabrics, furniture, and the displaying of collectibles. Recommended.-- Barbara Bartos, St. Croix Cty. Lib., Hammond, Wis. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.