The Illustrated Cottage: A Decorative Fairy Tale Inspired By Provence (Country Living)
The Illustrated Cottage: A Decorative Fairy Tale Inspired By Provence (Country Living)
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The Illustrated Cottage: A Decorative Fairy Tale Inspired By Provence (Country Living)

  • Publish Date: 2001-12-31
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Nina Williams

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Country Living editor Nia 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 Provenal heaven. Everywhere trompe l'oeil murals turn the walls into a storybook peopled with imaginary characters and landscapes from a tiny imaginary Provenal 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 Provenal 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 Provenal recipes (Garlic Rabbit) and information on the Provenal crafts of lacemaking, enamelware, and more.

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