The Illustrated Cottage

The Illustrated Cottage

A Decorative Fairy Tale Inspired by Provence

Book - 2000
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Country Living editor Ni#65533;a Williams had never visited Provence, yet visions of that fabled French region permeated her dreams. And so, with a little help from some talented artists, she transformed her own simple Denver home (inside and out) into a small bit of Proven#65533;al heaven. Everywhere trompe l'oeil murals turn the walls into a storybook peopled with imaginary characters and landscapes from a tiny imaginary Proven#65533;al village. And each detail, from the ceramic dishes to the small soaps in the bathroom to the wrought iron furniture on the patio, has the perfect Proven#65533;al touch. Williams herself explains her inspiration, and the reasons behind all her choices. A pure delight and true original, this blend of romance and design primer also includes tasty tidbits like Proven#65533;al recipes (Garlic Rabbit) and information on the Proven#65533;al crafts of lacemaking, enamelware, and more.
Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688165413
Branch Call Number: 747.2 Williams
747.2 Williams
Characteristics: 133 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Country living (New York, N.Y.)


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