Peace, comfort, natural, relaxed, sensual - words inextricably associated with country style that perhaps explains why this style of decorating is still so popular. Intrinsic in country style is a certain nostalgia for a bygone age, but The Country Home shows how we can reinterpret past styles for today's living. Hence there are classic country kitchens and family sitting rooms, bedrooms with quilted eiderdowns and chintz curtains, Victorian-styled bathrooms and flagstone halls, eccentric Irish cottages and cool New England clap board homes. "Get the look" sections show how to create the paint effects or curtain treatments required to achieve the look, plus practical tips on colour, fabrics, storage and lighting.
Judy Spours is a writer and editor specialising in interiors, design and decorative arts. She is the author of a number of books, including titles on interior decorating, the design of floor, antiques and twentieth century ceramics, and Country Living Inspired by Flowers..