Our Review

Cosy and kitsch, Perfect English Cottage by Ros Byam Shaw is filled with photographs of idyllic and inspirational cottages located across England.

Covering every room of the house, the book looks at the use of colour, quirky or classic decoration and interesting storage solutions. Each home gives an insight in to the lives and tastes of the individual owners and provides tips and ideas that you can interpret into your own home.

If you're hoping to decorate your own cottage or create some country chic in a city home, this wonderful collection will give you the motivation and inspiration for creating your own perfect English cottage.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Ryland Peters & Small now.

Publisher's Description

"Perfect English Cottage" explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside. The book looks at the decorating and design solutions that make the cottages as attractive inside as out, as well as practical and comfortable to live in. Bestselling author Ros Byam Shaw takes a fresh look at this perennially appealing style, which she divides into five chapters: Character, Holiday, Romance, Simplicity and Elegance. The featured homes are incredibly varied, from a tiny house with exposed beams to a pared-down Georgian gem, to a picture-perfect cottage with roses over the door-and plenty more adorning the interior. Each section ends with a Get The Look page with ideas for recreating the style in your own home.