Living with Light takes its inspiration from the northern hemisphere, where every second of daylight is treasured. Rooms are designed to welcome the light, Scandinavian stylesoft colors illuminate spring sunshine, cool linens soak the heat from a summer’s day
and at night there’s romantic firelight, illuminating porcelain candle-holders, a handstitched daisy on a cushion, and the grain of whitewashed floors. Living with Light shows how to maximize light in your own home, room by room, expanding dark spaces and creating a wonderful ambience of light and calm. Chapters bring together a host of impressive interiors, and explain the techniques used to create the effects. Paint with pastel colors and be inspired by the traditional muted palette for textiles, hunt down unusual fabrics, and try out display techniques that focus on everything from flowers to kitchenware. The perfect companion for anyone wanting to give their home a spacious feel, the Scandinavian way. Discover how light can influence mood and change the whole ambience of a room Inspirational photography by Mark Scott.
About the Author
GAIL ABBOTT is an established interior designer, stylist, and writer with over twenty years’ experience. Her books include "'So Simple Window Style"', "'Living with Light"', and "'Decorating with Blue and White"' (all published by CICO. Gail contributes regularly to home-style magazines, including Homes the others include "'Shoestring Chic"' and "'Quick and Easy Window Treatments"'.
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Cico (February 2008)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds