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An Affair with a House [Hardcover]

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Pages   239
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.16" Width: 10.86" Height: 1.11"
Weight:   4.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   "Stewart, Tabori and Chang"
Age  13-22
ISBN  1584794704  
EAN  9781584794707  

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An inspirational account of living in a country house describes how the author, a renowned interior designer, and her husband, an antiques dealer, renovated, restored, and decorated an eighteenth-century New England manor house and its abandoned gardens, using photographs, how-to advice, and recipes to describe the day-to-day realities of creating a comfortable country home.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bunny Williams, a world-renowned interior designer and garden expert with her own Manhattan-based company, has been creating stylish interiors for almost 30 years. Her work is regularly featured in such publications as "Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House & Garden", the "New York Times, Town & Country", and "Veranda". Williams is also the author of "On Garden Style". With her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, she owns Treillage Ltd., a home and garden decor shop in New York City. Their weekend home is in northwest Connecticut.

Bunny Williams was born in 1944.

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Affair with a House  Jul 30, 2008
Fantastic decorating book! The pictures in the book are as lovely as seeing Bunny William's home in person. I recently toured her home and garden in Litchfield County. It is a beautiful, charming estate. The book is a wonderful memory and reference for me. Very inspiring!
What A Wonderful Book!!!  Mar 29, 2008
I have always loved older homes. Every room in this book tells a story. This book is a great tool in preparing you for lifes journey in restoring an older house. When you decide to make you your house a home, and your dreams a reality. The author reminders the readers that it takes time to accomplish your goals. The pictures are just amazing. I will treasure this book for years to come.
This book is one of my favorite books!  Feb 10, 2008
I've read reviews of this book that told how people were appalled at the materialistic aspects of this book. We live fairly simply, but like to look at a home put together beautifully, because it is filled with belongings that they personally chose and collected, and more importantly--hobbies and interests that they treasure . I was impressed that they loved their home.

These people enjoy "living". They garden, travel, raise chickens, cook, entertain, and love their dogs. They are interesting because they pursue learning about life. I guess I've always thought that wealthy living was portrayed in a boring way. You can enjoy your home and really live life and learning in whatever size home you have.
This book has inspired me to stop 'casually dating' my own house and take our relationship to the next level!  Feb 2, 2008
Thirty years ago Bunny Williams fell in love with a run down 18th century farmhouse that was being used as a rental by college students. (That should indicate to you just how run down it had become.) She has done so much to restore the house and grounds to their glory days. The landscaping projects alone have taken decades to reach their potential. As Bunny's father pointed out, that had she not been a young woman when she bought the house, the project would have outlived her. Instead, she had the time and talent to bring this house into her vision of what a gracious old home should be.

A renown decorator of others' homes, when Bunny was working on her own dream house, no corners were cut and no expense spared. This book describes how she envisioned the hedges, the entrance foyer, the living room, the kitchen, the patio - and then what she did to bring that vision to reality. There is an amazing sequence as she describes what she felt would be the ideal color of the entrance hall - a delicate peach that she had once seen in the table linen of a restaurant in Tuscany - and what she did to reproduce that color.

The attention to detail that Bunny paid to every aspect of her home over thirty years has resulted in a place that is a true reflection of the owner's passions. The spaces devoted to her beloved dogs; the collections she has gathered through the years; the way she found the perfect place to work in an old wing chair that belonged to her late father.

Bunny also loves to entertain. She shows us her dining areas; how she settled on certain tables; her collections of tableware and linens; and the storage areas. But she doesn't stop there - she shares her favorite methods of flower arranging, and gives us some lovely recipes. It's just another nice touch in this jewel of a book.

"An Affair with a House" isn't a decorating book, per se. It's one woman's story about how she reclaimed a neglected house and brought it back to life. This a beautiful book to spend an afternoon looking through and, if you like the traditional styles, you can find plenty of inspiration from Bunny Williams' own story.

Highly recommended!!!
Perfect combination of words and pictures  Dec 4, 2007
Many design books only use words to describe the pictures. While reading these types of books, I find myself only paying attention to the pictures. However, "An Affair with a House" captures Williams's personal story while still vividly displaying her passion for design. If only we could all feel the connection for our houses as she has for her's.

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