This is the paperback reissue of the style and decorative arts book reflecting the design philosophy of Susan Sargent, emphasizing spontaneous creativity, do-it-yourself decorative accents, and ideas for adding self-expression to any and all furnishings. Her fresh interpretation of classical forms celebrates design, proportion, and colour with a subtle whimsy and playful spirit. Her style is distinguished by a look that is elegant and relaxed, with a tasteful use of colour patterns and imagery. Her innovative and refreshing approach draws from many influences in design: William Morris, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, Carl Larsson, Laura Ashley, and Marimekko. Filled with over 250 resplendent full-colour photographs and inspiring text, New Country Color displays the hundreds of ways beautiful, handcrafted objects and vibrant, unexpected colours can enhance one's home and life.