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Author Janet Sobesky offers great ideas for interpreting today's hot decorating trend in Natural Style. Comfortable, informal, easy-care, earth-friendly, and by all means pleasing to the eye, Natural Style is inspired by the colors, textures, and motifs of nature.

With more than 200 photographs that illustrate the text, it's home design with a point of view and a conscience.

Synopsis:

Author Janet Sobesky offers great ideas for interpreting today's hot decorating trend in Natural Style. Comfortable, informal, easy-care, earth-friendly, and by all means pleasing to the eye, Natural Style is inspired by the colors, textures, and motifs of nature.

About the Author

 Janet Sobesky is the former Home Design and Lifestyle Editor at Woman's Day magazine.  

Table of Contents

Introduction

Ch 1

Why Natural Style?

Not just a style, a way of life

An ecologically responsible commitment

A calm, serene atmosphere

A welcome change from super-elegant or over-the-top decorating

An easy-maintenance approach

Ch 2

Decorating Naturally

A discussion of the advantages to using natural fabrics for upholstery, slipcovers, rugs, curtains, bed and bath linens

(Raffia, sisal, unbleached muslin, organic cotton, linen, etc)

Rooms designed around a nature-inspired theme, including accessories or art

Ch 3

The Colors of Nature

A simple, light overall look at natural palettes as used in the home.

Earth-tones, neutrals, brights, pastels, all inspired by nature

Clearer and purer than the earth tones of the past

Ch 4

Natural Materials for Surfaces

A discussion of stone, wood, terra cotta, metal, glass and possibly concrete for flooring, countertops, on walls, etc.

Ch 5

Natural-Style Kitchens and Baths

Going green and incorporating ecologically responsible ideas into a bath or kitchen

Also:

Kitchen and baths that have been inspired by nature with regard to color, theme, etc.

Ch 6

Open to Nature

Rooms designed to blur the line between indoor and outdoor living

Energy-conscious windows, preventing heat loss and gain

Ways to attract maximum natural light

Resources

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580114110
Author:
Sobesky, Janet
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Photographer:
Millet, Karyn R.
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Interior Design - Style Books
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Environmental aspects
Subject:
Sustainable living
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Green House
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
207
Dimensions:
10.74x8.40x.49 in. 1.66 lbs.

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