Anyone who lives in a town or suburb and dreams of upping sticks to the country will find this book potent fuel for those daydreams; anyone who actually lives in the country will wonder where all the mud went. The idealized interiors shown in glorious colour on every page are spotless; the French bulldog sitting on a vast expanse of Arctic white sofa without having apparently trodden in so much as a molecule of good country dirt is particularly suspicious. But then, Enrica Stabile is an Italian fashionista turned interior stylist, and the gorgeous homes in this book betray her origins in the world of style. The rooms look dressed and accessorized to the nines - lots of cotton slipcovers, collections of mismatched pottery, heaps of sprigged and embroidered cushions, shelves of wicker baskets, jugs of wildflowers. Dutch-style blue and white tiles, painted wood, artfully distressed furniture and gingham curtains add to the designer-rustic effect. Many of the sun-filled houses photographed here are in fact in France and Italy, and the styles suited to the local architecture and climate, making this book perhaps more suited to gaze upon than to use for practical guidance. The text is sometimes banal, and very much subordinated to the photos, but there is a useful directory of stockists at the end. Ravishingly pretty but ruthlessly sanitized country style.
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