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The New Country: City style for rural living

Author/EditorKeyworth, Dean (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781914124891
Pub Date01/01/2023
BindingHardback
Pages192
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 210(w)
This inspirational book guides designers and homeowners through the challenges of designing for rural properties and how to adapt a metropolitan design ethos into practical schemes for country living.
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Your client has decided to move out of the city to a country property. But they want to create a stylish, urban home in their new rural idyll. As a designer, it can seem difficult to recreate a metropolitan style while working within the more confined parameters of the country. This book shows you how to create a sophisticated scheme while also understanding the practicalities of designing for rural living.



This practical and attractive design guide, including inspirational case studies, gives a fresh perspective on designing for country homes, explaining how to integrate contemporary style while engaging with current concerns such as how to design for sustainable building and wellbeing. Individual chapters cover various key rooms around the house with design ideas and practical tips to make them both comfortable and workable, as well as beautifulspaces.



The design element of this book explores materials and finishes as well as styling that stand up to country life, the importance of using local materials and crafts people where possible and being aware of the architecture of the house and how it fits with the rural context. Case studies from a variety of exciting interior designers illustrate how following practical guidelines need not result in an uninspiring interior, but can result in an eclectic, contemporary finish.

Your client has decided to move out of the city to a country property. But they want to create a stylish, urban home in their new rural idyll. As a designer, it can seem difficult to recreate a metropolitan style while working within the more confined parameters of the country. This book shows you how to create a sophisticated scheme while also understanding the practicalities of designing for rural living.



This practical and attractive design guide, including inspirational case studies, gives a fresh perspective on designing for country homes, explaining how to integrate contemporary style while engaging with current concerns such as how to design for sustainable building and wellbeing. Individual chapters cover various key rooms around the house with design ideas and practical tips to make them both comfortable and workable, as well as beautifulspaces.



The design element of this book explores materials and finishes as well as styling that stand up to country life, the importance of using local materials and crafts people where possible and being aware of the architecture of the house and how it fits with the rural context. Case studies from a variety of exciting interior designers illustrate how following practical guidelines need not result in an uninspiring interior, but can result in an eclectic, contemporary finish.

Dean Keyworth is a designer, running his own design practice, Armstrong Keyworth Ltd. As well as his design acumen, Dean provides business and management skills that help to ensure the smooth progression of design projects from single rooms to large country houses. Dean is Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and received the BIID Merit Award for services to the profession in 2017. Dean's work has been featured in House and Garden, Ideal Home, Home Magazine, The Daily Express, The Telegraph, 25 Beautiful Homes and on television. Dean is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines on design issues and trends.

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Planning Chapter 3 Architectural Styles in the Country Chapter 4 Heating/Utilities Chapter 5 Space Planning/Storage Chapter 6 Kitchens Chapter 7 Reception Rooms Chapter 8 Working from Home Spaces Chapter 9 Bedrooms Chapter 10 Bathrooms

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