Why is it that rustic homes have such wide appeal? Such houses seem to wrap around you like a snuggly blanket: all soft colours and weathered surfaces with furnishings that are artfully simple, purposeful, and pared-back. This book explores 10 modern pastoral homes in Europe and the US designed to reconnect with nature and their immediate surroundings. Many could easily sit within a New Zealand context: a lakeside Danish cottage, a Catskill black clad cabin, a contemporary concrete Swedish home, a Scandinavian coastal cottage and an American farmhouse. A beautiful and inspirational book that steps beyond the expectations of what rustic might be.
From New Zealand House and Garden's Noted page April 2020