Country Living Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home

Country Living Simple Sustainable Style Ways to Make a House Your Home This highly accessible decorating primer gets a beautiful new cover Designer Randy Florke who has been featured in Country Living the New York Times People magazine and on the Today show showcases

  • Title: Country Living Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home
  • Author: Randy Florke Nancy J. Becker
  • ISBN: 9781618370525
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This highly accessible decorating primer gets a beautiful new cover Designer Randy Florke who has been featured in Country Living, the New York Times, People magazine, and on the Today show showcases his warm, homey, and sustainable heartland sensibility Florke explores his three muses of design comfort, economy, and color and presents real life examples of rooms tThis highly accessible decorating primer gets a beautiful new cover Designer Randy Florke who has been featured in Country Living, the New York Times, People magazine, and on the Today show showcases his warm, homey, and sustainable heartland sensibility Florke explores his three muses of design comfort, economy, and color and presents real life examples of rooms that radiate charm Comfort resides in line dried quilts and overstuffed sofas Economy means items chosen from flea markets, thrift stores, or grandmother s attic Country color is the faded blue of crockery and the pale shades of damask tablecloths Anyone hoping to transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find thrifty and stylish ways to design, plus a numerous Quick Fix sections with cheap, fast solutions to common problems.

    One thought on “Country Living Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home”

    1. I love the pictures in this book, the tips on how to search for interesting items, and suggestions for repurposing objects you may already own.

    2. I grew up in a rural setting and the style in this book reminds me of simpler times. I like uncluttered rooms and sustainable living so this book met both of these.

    3. How to furnish an American country house with an appreciation of the old, faded, and distressed. This author collects residences the way some people collect wristwatches, and fills them with gingham, ticking stripes, braided and rag rugs on hardwood floors, rocking chairs, metal bedsteads, slipcovers, and spindle legs.

    4. Randy Florke's book features old farm houses and other simple house styles and highlights the worn patina of antiques and older homes. His interiors are warm and welcoming without being fussy. His excellent hints on decoration for each room provide unique ideas that pop and give the space a personal signature. He especially did an excellent job on old kitchens which so frequently are just replaced with modern cabinets that don't fit the house. I also applaud his addition of safety tips at the en [...]

    5. This is one of those books I wanted to like. I really liked the photography but It's hard to relate to "sustainable" when we are looking at this person's four different homes. Most of us are not and do not wish to own multiple dwellings or move from one to the other serially. This book was more about looking sustainable than being sustainable. Although the renovations presented were done well and not wastefully, they still went about (in some cases) changing things for style that were still usef [...]

    6. Not the book for me. The author owns five houses or more. How does he DO that? It's all peeling kitschy country, which is NOT me. I picked up this book at the library not fully aware of that. I took it's title at it's word, and never saw the word "country" mentioned in the title. If you are a fan of the farmhouse and old enameled kitchen tables and peeling bureaus and rusting bedsteads dug out of a field, this is the book for you.

    7. This gets two stars not really because the content is bad, but because the title is super deceptive. This book is all about vintage furniture and distressed looks. And that's fine. But the title led me to believe I would be learning about sustainability in home renovation and decoration. Like stuff made out of bamboo instead of wood, solar panels, etc.

    8. The author always prefers older/original, and his mantra is comfort, economy, and color. Tends to favor all white and off white walls, which i dont prefer at all. Very eclectic as to time periods, as long as it's all old. A country look with less clutter (wish i could manage that) and old furniture pieces with paint flaking off (which i like in theory, but dont happen to have).

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