Cottage: English Country Style (The Library of Interior Detai
In Cottage, Elizabeth Hilliard explores the history of the cottage as romantic idyll, an ideal pursued through centuries by kings and princes and equally popular today. The cottage is a compact, unpretentious home with universal appeal. Low, beamed ceilings; floors of wood, stone, or brick covered with natural matting and rugs; walls richly colored with traditional whitewash or bright modern paints; books and projects; flowers; furniture of every sort from battered rustic pieces to apparently grand dressers that may not be quite what they seem -- all these elements add up to a warm, welcoming style which is as enduring as it is irresistible.
by : Elizabeth Hilliard (Author)