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Waterside Cottages

Waterside Cottages defines the attributes of successful coastal decorating, 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 island beach style, re-do a kids bedroom with a nautical flair, or give your sea or lakeside kitchen a needed update, there are decorating ideas for a variety of tastes. Interior designers will find tips and ideas ranging from shabby chic and americana to tropical palm tree paradise and Cape Cod styles.

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Gibbs Smith; Ill edition (August 1, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1423603443

ISBN-13: 978-1423603443

Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #301,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #91 in Books > Arts & Photography > Architecture > Decoration & Ornament #93 in Books > Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Interior & Home Design > Decoration & Ornament #99 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Small Homes & Cottages

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.

If you live on the water or wish you did, then this is the decorating book for you. Filled with gorgeous photography the book showcases 13 beautiful waterside homes. You will feel like you have sat down with the home owners as you read the stories about each home. I highly recommend this book!

Finally....the beachy cottage look/book I've been wanting. The others out there in this genre fell way short - but this one delivers. A true gem filled with beauty heart and soul. If you like a more romantic, vintage look, this is the one for you too.

This is a beautiful book - a must have. Peaceful serenity envelopes you as you browse through the pages of luscious photo's.

The cover perfectly fits the contents of this beach décor book. I particularly liked the southern style beach homes featured in here, but If that isn't your thing, keep turning the pages. You will find New England style and Carribean cottages as well. As befitting the cottage style, anyone anywhere can replicate the slipcovered, vintage collected easy style depicted here.

Love this book! Photos are awesome and lots of good ideas. The colors are nice - not only does it give you great ideas, it looks good sitting on the coffee table.

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

This book has the most amazing pictures of beach houses.. The homes are decorated in a way that made me feel like I was at the beach.. If you're looking for creative ways to decorate your home in the "beachy style", this is the book for you.

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