Author(s): Ros Byam Shaw
Perfect English Cottage explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside.
The book explores the decorating and design solutions that make the cottages as attractive inside as out, as well as practical and comfortable to live in. Bestselling author Ros Byam Shaw takes a fresh look at this perennially appealing style, which she divides into five chapters: Character, Holiday, Romance, Simplicity, and Elegance. The featured homes are incredibly varied, from a tiny house with exposed beams to a pared-down Georgian gem, to a picture-perfect cottage with roses over the door--and plenty more adorning the interior. Each section ends with a Get The Look page devoted to ideas for recreating the style in your own home.
Ros Byam Shaw is a freelance journalist and writes on design and interiors for The 'World of Interiors', 'House & Garden' and the 'Saturday Telegraph', among others. She is the author of 'Old House New Home', 'Perfect English', 'Perfect English Cottage', 'Perfect English Farmhouse' and 'English Eccentric', as well as 'Farrow & Ball Living with Colour' and 'Farrow & Ball Decorating with Colour' (all published by Ryland Peters & Small). Ros lives in Devon with her husband and dog.