Waterside Cottages showcases fourteen romantic waterside retreats from coast to coast. Bungalows near the water tend to be snug and modest with exteriors painted in sun-reflecting whites, nautical blues, or playful colors. The interiors of these houses likewise avoid formality in favor of a casual approach. This homedecorating book takes you to tidy New England beach cottages with bright tropicalbungalows to a boathouse on the steep pine-studded banks of Michigan's Kalamazoo River.
Waterside Cottages defines the attributes of successful coastaldecorating, so that anyone, anywhere, can create a casual atmosphere, even when the nearest body of water is a thousand miles away. Whether you're wanting to decorate a living room in a relaxed islandbeach style, re-do a kids bedroom with a nautical flair, or give your sea or lakesidekitchen a needed update there are decorating ideas for a variety of tastes. Decorators will find inspiration for shabby chic style to americana, tropicalpalm tree paradise, and even Cape Coddesigns.
Boathouse on Lake Michigan
SeaSide Home on Bethany Beach
Tropical Paradise in Key West
Cape Cod Cottages
Southern Back River Cottage
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I own an ungodly amount of decorating books and so I am very selective when it comes to adding another one to my collection. Waterside Cottages has now gone to the top of my list. It is a pure delight, filled with beautiful photos and helpful commentary. I highly recommend this book to any and all who long for an ocean cottage of their own or who are interested in seaside decorating.
The pictures in this book are mostly a very inconsistent & poor quality, appearing mostly clear and occasionally blurry in their published, minimized sizes. When any of the included pictures are expanded, they all become horribly pixelated and some become barely visible, even despite the expanded size. A few pictures appear to be familiar & possibly stolen from a search engine. The inconstant picture quality makes me wonder if the pictures aren't original to this book... That said, I do enjoy this book.
I hope the author updates this ebook with better pictures for viewing on larger screens
I was intrigued by the cover of this book and after receiving it and flipping through it, I was very disappointed. I had envisioned it to be a collection of easy to replicate fun and bright nautical decorating ideas. It turned out to be a lot of mismatched items with way too much of a cluttered look. I returned the book.
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