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JANE CUMBERBATCH'S PURE STYLE LIVING

Cumberbatch, Jane

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ISBN 10: 0789480158 / ISBN 13: 9780789480156
Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2001
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Cumberbatch, Jane. JANE CUMBERBATCH'S PURE STYLE LIVING. New York, Dorling Kindersley, c2001. first edition. 408pp, Index, Sources, Photo. by Pia Tryde & Illus., 4to, as new hardcover in as new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 48100

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Title: JANE CUMBERBATCH'S PURE STYLE LIVING

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Jane Cumberbatch's vision is for a more balanced and simple, natural, and focused way of life. Jane Cumberbatch's Pure Style Living is a book about how to make the home a more sensual and practical environment in which to life, from choosing colors for walls to cooking a simple supper with fresh ingredients. The book is packed with affordable, inspiring, and achievable ideas that will help you to make the most of your home, even on the tightest budget. There is also a substantial visual directory and a list of suppliers to help you put together all the elements needed to create the Pure Style look.

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Books about pared-down minimalist décor--most of them featuring the much-ridiculed all-white-box room with one lonely straight-backed chair in the center--are plentiful. Few people can actually live in those rooms, though, and for those who prefer a little color in their lives, there's Jane Cumberbatch's Pure Style Living.

The first third of the book is dedicated to the "sources" of the author's style: the vibrant yellow-orange of a cut melon, the texture and deep rust of freshly dug red potatoes, the orderly rows of a plowed field, the satisfying sturdiness of a heavy, purely functional piece of furniture. Next is a somewhat ephemerally organized section called "Live," in which Cumberbatch's ideas of the simple life are fleshed out with huge photographs of simple and practical kitchen gardens, bedrooms, autumn picnic spreads, slipcovered sofas, and distraction-free home office spaces. There are a few easy projects, like making a table runner or a bulletin board, planting bulbs, canning marmalade, or whipping up a raspberry fool (the author is British and so are the recipes). A breezy bit about al fresco dining is particularly inspiring. The final third of the book, "Directory," is, essentially, a well-designed version of that literary masterpiece known as the IKEA summer catalog, lacking only the prices. It's a guilty pleasure, perhaps, to leaf through the pages and pages of essential items--good sherry in the pantry, vintage watering can in the garden, cork flooring in the workroom--but a pleasure nonetheless. --Liana Fredley

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