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Romantic prairie style : homes inspired by traditional country life / Fifi O'Neill ; foreword by Christina Strutt, Cabbages & Roses ; photography by Mark Lohman.

O'Neill, Fifi, (author.). Lohman, Mark, (photographer.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 747 O'NEILL (Text) 37500004452930 Nonfiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 747 ONEI (Text) 39231033311958 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 747 O'NEILL (Text) 33946003116683 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Checked out 05/08/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781782493280
  • ISBN: 178249328X
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: London ; CICO Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Originally published in 2011 by CICO Books.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Traditional prairie -- Romantic prairie -- Vintage prairie.
Summary, etc.:
It's a style inspired by the honesty of homespun materials of the past, wedded to a flair for the present. It's history retold and all about the enduring connection between people and places.
Subject: Interior decoration.
Country life.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Displays homes that exemplify the prairie style that came into prominence in 1880s America, was influenced by European immigrants who built homes in the area; and used natural tones and beauty to create cozy homes.
  • Simon and Schuster
    Romantic Prairie Style embraces simple pleasures, comfort, and the long-cherished ideals of natural beauty, simplicity, and harmony with the earth.

    Romantic Prairie is a style that says “home” wherever you may be because, more than anything else, it’s a mindset: it’s gentle but strong, welcoming and lasting, durable yet sophisticated, it’s the resilient spirit of “making do” and, above all, it’s real. Beautiful specially-commissioned photography showcases thirteen gorgeous homes across the United States—from Illinois to Missouri—that are inspired by the nostalgia and esthetics of Prairie style. Long gone are the sod houses, built by European immigrants lured to the vast plains and sweeping grasslands by the ownership of land in the 1880s. Over the centuries these humble dwellings evolved into sturdier, more comfortable homes, which, depending on their geographic location, took on a variety of designs, be it a ranch, cabin, farmhouse, or cottage. Romantic Prairie Style celebrates the diversity of designs, the rich and deep pleasures of creating something unique from scratch, the softer side of rustic and rugged with the union of delicate and elegant, the spontaneous acceptance of lack of pretension and the simplicity of purpose. Here interiors bear the influence of European settlers and the heart-warming authenticity of simple, natural textures, hand-hewn beams, bleached wood, weathered planks, woven blankets, cowhide, and Navajo rugs. It’s dainty but substantial, fresh but seasoned, innovative and adventurous. It’s flower-sprigged brocade, tawny leather, crisp eyelet, linen, corduroy with crochet trims, woolen plaids, cozy flannel, and wispy organza. It’s organic and sweet. It’s history retold and all about the enduring connection between people and places.

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