Welcome to Rachel Ashwell's world: as beautiful as it is comfortable, as inspiring and spontaneous as it is practical and personal. In this book, Rachel shares her inspirations and her humour, celebrates the charm of the old and battered, and demonstrates time and again how interiors touched with Rachel's magic transcend fashionable trends, extending a calming, personal welcome to all. In this new book, Rachel takes us to homes in the US - from a shabby shack on Malibu's oceanfront to a ranch on the wide, open spaces of Texas and to the wooded hills of the Catskills - and in the UK - from a houseboat and a city townhouse to a centuries-old manor house deep in the country, and Rachel's own London apartment. All the houses, regardless of their size or location, embody Rachel's ethos and share the same qualities: a respect for beautiful objects from the past, an extravagant sense of comfort, an eye for the unexpected and that signature touch of bling. All are inviting, artistic, soulful, inspired and inspiring, beautiful, gentle, considered and, in their own way, perfectly imperfect.
About the Author
Rachel Ashwell founded the iconic brand known as Shabby Chic in 1989. Her vision and love of vintage style and flea-market finds have hit a chord with her customers who have found her comfortable, relaxed approach to design both reassuring and achievable. She has educated and inspired people through a series of books, including Rachel Ashwell: Shabby Chic Interiors, and through her television series, Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic On Style.
Wow....as always Rachel does not disappoint. The book is as stunning as the last or maybe even better but then its hard to pick a favourite. Overall the pictures were gorgeous maing it a must coffee table book for any shabby chic lover. Of course my favourite was the pages on the "catskills shack" truly breath taking and something to dream about. Again another serving of delicious and lavish style and deign by the wonderful Rachel Ashwell...
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Format: Paperback, 96 pages
A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show! Funny and exciting stories from a bright, young newcomer.
About the Author
After briefly considering careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, Alex finally decided to become an illustrator. In 2006 he graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. For such a young newcomer, Alex has already achieved great things.His first fiction series 'Claude' has been selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club 2011 and Bella and Monty recently won the Dundee Award. Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero (Scholastic) was the first picturebook Alex illustrated and it won the Coventry Inspiration Award, and was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal in 2009. Alex was also shortlisted for The Best Emerging Illustrator by The Book Trust in 2008. He has since written and illustrated his own picturebooks including Egg, Bella and Monty and Home (Scholastic).
Watch out for this new kid on children's books block, you will be won over! -- Librarymice.com 20110207 I loved everything about this book. -- Bookbag 20110201 A treat for new readers. -- Peters Gazette 20110202 Claude's gentle adventures and Alex T. Smith's irresistible illustrations make this a great book to share with children. -- ABC Magazine 20110301 Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. -- Books For Keeps 20110501 A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. -- The Bookseller 20110624
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Dimensions: 17.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.19 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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