Porch Living
ISBN: 142362534X
EAN13: 9781423625346
Language: English
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 9.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
The happy space nestled betwixt nature and nest. Nostalgic yet modernly apropos, Porch Living provides the venue of venues to grasp the goodness of both the home and garden. From the contemporary yet classically rooted outdoor fabrics and furnishings that make porches chic and cherished, to the hanging baskets and planters chock-full of seasonal delights, today's porches offer comfort and elegance, and, most importantly, an addition to the home and garden. Whether jettisoned boldly into parterres aplenty or delightfully diminutive, a grand outdoor salon or sleeping nook, the porch represents how we live and how to gloriously live hinged to and romantically suspended in the home and garden. James T. Farmer III is the author many books celebrating garden living and entertaining including A Place to Call Home, A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, A Time to Celebrate, Dinner on the Grounds, Sip & Savor and Wreaths for All Seasons. His company, James Farmer Designs, specializes in landscape and interior design. James is a proponent of weaving the bounties of the garden into daily life. He has appeared on the Today show and is a regular contributor to Southern Living. Find him at www.JamesFarmer.com. He lives in Kathleen, Georgia.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Once shady places to greet neighbors and retreat from a rainstorm, porches have now claimed their place as prime outdoor living and gardening spaces. It is where we dine al fresco, take respite from the heat, shelter from the rain, steal twenty winks, tend our prized begonias or nuzzle next to a fire. That happy medium nestled betwixt nature and nest, our porches are for living! Nostalgic yet modernly apropos, porches provide the venue of venues to grasp the goodness of both the home and garden. From the contemporary yet classically rooted outdoor fabrics and furnishings that make porches chic and cherished, to the hanging baskets and planters chock-full of seasonal delights, today's porches offer comfort and elegance, and, most importantly, an addition to the home and garden. Whether jettisoned boldly into parterres aplenty or delightfully diminutive, a grand outdoor salon or sleeping nook, our porches represent how we live and how to gloriously live hinged to and romantically suspended from home and garden. James T. Farmer III is president of James Farmer Designs, which specializes in residential landscape design, floral design and interiors. He graduated from Auburn University. As a native of the Deep South, James was influenced by great southern architects as well as antebellum architecture, having been influenced by the land and flora of his family farm--an old plantation in Kathleen, Georgia, just outside of Macon, complete with rock walls, boxwood parterres and European influences. James is the author of A Time to Plant: Southern-Style Garden Living and Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch. He has appeared on the Today Show as well as regional television. His work has been featured in Southern Living and Traditional Home, among other magazines, and he is a regular contributor to Southern Living. Helen Norman is a nationally renowned photographer whose images regularly grace the pages of magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, Country French, Renovation Style and Veranda. Helen is an avid gardener and home decorating enthusiast who lives on an organic farm in Maryland with her husband, Mark, and two children, Peter and Patrick. This is her fifth book celebrating the beauty of homes and gardens.