A Decorative Country Life
Synopsis: Lucy Haywood is the creator of The Country Brocantes – home and lifestyle fairs held in idyllic rural surroundings. In Country Brocante Style, she introduces her pretty and accessible signature look into the home, fusing two classic and enduring decorating traditions – English country style and French-inspired vintage styling. There’s plenty of classic French ‘brocanterie’ – old textiles, vintage furniture and decorative pieces – alongside lifestyle brands, gardenalia, handmade textiles, cottage-garden flowers and other homewares. In the first section, Country Brocante Style, Lucy leads you through the colour palette of the Brocantes and discusses key pieces of furniture and decorative pieces before presenting creative ideas for putting the look together. In the second section, Country Brocante Interiors, she pays a visit to the homes of the dealers and the buyers who flock to the fairs.
Decorative country style is more popular than ever and The Country Brocante will inspire you to create this romantic, timeless style in your own home.
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We absolutely love this book!! In Country Brocante Style, Lucy Haywood has created a treasure trove of beautiful pieces, every page has the most exquisite items, with suggestions of how to display them. The photography by Ben Edwards is delightful, highlighting the beauty of the rooms and the pieces displayed.
This is a book of constant inspiration, as Lucy explains the Country Brocante Style with its colour palette of pale pinks, washed whites, seaside blues and soft greens. She then examines more about textures, vintage treasures, art, architectural antiques, decorative touches and how to pull it all together.
In the second section there are in-depth studies of actual interiors, again full of wonderful inspiration of how to achieve a Country Brocante Style. Finally there is a useful Sources listing.
This book is an absolute must-buy for anyone with a love of English Country and French Vintage, it is a book to return to over and over again, whenever you need to be inspired.
Country Brocante Style is one of our Top 10 favourite interiors books this year and we are delighted that it is our Home Book of the Month!