Mary Emmerling's Beach Cottages

Mary Emmerling's Beach Cottages

At Home by the Sea

Book - 2008
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The words alone have the hypnotic associations Henry James once famously ascribed to summer afternoon–“the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Lifelong beach girl Mary Emmerling captures that implicit promise of freedom in her captivating volume celebrating the American beach cottage.

Much of the beach house’s allure is in its reflection of a simpler way of life, a pared-down existence where the breeze is the housekeeper, the furnishings don’t mind a damp swimsuit, and the most precious treasures are seashells and memories. InMary Emmerling’s Beach Cottages, Mary invites us into seventeen coastal retreats that capture that spirit, and introduces us to the people who take joy from them.

Join Mary on a warm, intimate tour of unique seaside escapes, including:

•A pint-sized artist’s studio in Key West
•A dramatic black-and-white retreat in Newport Beach, California
•A shell-lined jewel box in Laguna Beach, California
•A nautically inspired Cape Cod getaway
•A haven in Galveston, Texas, with sea-grass rugs and matchstick blinds
•The homes of designers such as Barclay Butera and Rachel Ashwell
•Mary’s own charming cottage, complete with beach balls, sailfish, and beaded curtains

With gorgeously photographed profiles of easy-going seaside homes and innovative design solutions for everyday living,Mary Emmerling’s Beach Cottages is both beautiful and inspirational. Like a beloved seaside haven, this is a book to return to again and again.

Baker & Taylor
The best-selling designer brings her unique style to eighteen coastal retreats that include a tiny artist's studio in Key West, a nautically inspired Cape Cod getaway, a dramatic black-and-white Newport Beach, California, haven, and the author's own charming beachside cottage. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307338228
Branch Call Number: 747.8872 Em62m
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Berg, Carter
Kirchner, Jill
Alternative Title: Beach cottages


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