Mediterranean Style: Relaxed Living Inspired by Strong Colors and Natural Materials Hardcover – 19 Mar 1998
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Bring your holiday home with you with "Mediterranean Style". Displaying the decor of Greece, Italy, Morocco, Turkey and more, this lavishly illustrated book shows how the Moorish influence has permeated the coastal regions of this popular holiday destination, making this the memories of many. Indigo shutters, whitewashed walls, terracotta pots, multi-coloured mosaics and carpets, all encapsulated within this attractive guide to incorporating them into your own home. Accompanied by projects such as bed canopies, paint techniques and window screens, all clearly explained with step-by-step instructions, author Catherine Haig demonstrates the ease with which these influences can be integrated into everyday living. For lovers of sun, sea and style with a touch of the exotic, "Mediterranean Style" is a must. - Lucy Watson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Catherine Haig was the managing editor at House & Garden magazine. She writes regularly as a freelancer, contributed to Laura Ashley at Home, and wrote Decorating with Pictures with Stephanie Hoppen, and making the Most of Bathrooms. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Fortuitously, this book came through it unscathed, and I took it as an omen that Mediterranean was the way it should be.
The pictures are strikingly beautiful, the colors breath-taking, and my family may not be over-excited to hear that the foyer will now be a washed purple color with an earthen colored roof, accented by a canary yellow metal staircase. The book banishes all fear of the lavish use of color, clearly illustrating how color can enhance your surroundings, making a cozy nest of warmth and harmony.
The furniture and accessories are all rustic and simple, the formula being wood, iron, stone, tile and carpet.
If you're the Victorian or romantic type, there's no toile de joie in lavender and pink in this book, no overstuffed chairs or furniture bearing the legs of any deceased monarch. If however, you're into relaxed, simple, harmonious, rustic and durable decor, this is a good book to use as a guide.
Amanda Richards, February 3, 2005
This book was on my wish list for awhile and I am so happy I finally purchased it.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars versus 5 stars was I thought some of the looks might be outdated or it could be just me.
The author has also provided instructions for creating features for you home, mosaics, fabrics, paint techniques - a very useful book and again I must say, a feast for the yes
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