Home decorating has never been more simple and easy than Summers
in France Come along to Europe with designer Kathryn M. Ireland who
celebrates summer living and entertaining in the French
countryside. Ireland introduces readers to the town of Montauban,
which is near the farmhouse she renovated and remodeled in her
classic shabby chic style. Kathryn shares inside details of her
remodel along with tips and ideas about entertaining and how to
make guests comforable.
Through family photographs, journal-styled entries, and detail
shots of the bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchen areas, readers are
treated like family as they discover how Kathryn makes a room come
together. Using her signature fabrics - seen in draperies, linens,
cushions, duvets, bedding, and more, Kathryn shows what she did to
brighten and enliven the atmosphere of each room. Kathryn's style
also illustrates how easy it can be to decorate while on a budget
by combining fabrics with antiques and vintage decor found at local
Summers in France is an eclectic decorating book overflowing
with country home design inspiration. Kathryn presents her favorite
summertime recipes and entertaining tips as well as stunning
before-and-after photographs of the remodeled and decorated rooms.
Also included are centuries-old charcoal drawings of the various
buildings on the property; lists of guest room must-have; tips for
house gifts; even several recipe ideas and marketplace shopping
Kathryn M. Ireland is among House & Garden's "10 to Watch"
architects and designers expected to influence 21st-century style.
For the last decade, House Beautiful has named her one of the top
100 designers in the United States. She is the author of Creating a
Home and Classic Country. She divides her time between Santa
Monica, California, and Montauban, France.
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