Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Litchfield Style

Annie Kelly and Tim Street Porter in their Litchfield home
I'm a city girl through and through, but sometimes I (and many of us) yearn for the remoteness of the country. Well, here we go...

Widely-known photographer Tim Street-Porter and his wife, designer/author, Annie Kelly, have channeled their mutual adoration for their cozy, antique-laden Connecticut home into yet another a book. The two collaborate quite often, feeding the design world delicious doses of inspiration. But this time, it's all about  quaint, isolated dwellings with rich histories that only the surrounding woods have survived long enough to witness.

An architectural keepsake salvaged from 1740, the home (pictured below)--along with many others nearby--is featured in Litchfield Style: Classic Country Houses of Conneticut, which hits shelves this April. The highly-anticipated Rizzoli work showcases a well-captured collage of relaxation, rusticity, and good old American charm, focusing on quarters and gardens that remind us just how captivating certain parts of New England still are.

In addition to a fine collection of words and photos, Kelly guides us through the simple pleasures of Litchfield via a directory of stores, restaurants, and educational fancies.

Pre-order it here.

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1 comment:

  1. These photos are nice. I love the country's just so cozy, isn't it?


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