The Outdoor Decorator: Design and Practical Ideas For Creating Living Spaces in the Garden by Kevin McCloud hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Ebury Press, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Forget all about cuttings and ground cover, and transform your outdoor space instead with paint, wood, glass and a host of other materials.
Whether you have a large country garden or an urban patio, The Outdoor Decorator shows you how to create an extra living space for your home, taking the innovative decorating ideas we have come to expect from Kevin McCloud outdoors.
Interior decorating has become increasingly sophisticated, yet so often the clever ideas and unusual effects stop at the garden door, leaving an under-used space beyond. Chapter by chapter Kevin McCloud covers all the elements which can transform an outdoor space, from Walls, Floors and Furniture to Accessories and Lighting. With his advice and step-by-step photographs you can paint your walls in stunning limewash or acrylics, install a floor peppered with faux fossils, build furniture out of railway sleepers and create contemporary containers of riveted zinc. In addition to the specific projects, there is information on many other features which make an outdoor space successful, from using light and shade to incorporating elements of fun and surprise and designing gardens which are friendly to children.
Drawing on his huge expertise in designing fabulous interiors, yet also bringing a fresh, imaginative approach to this subject, Kevin McCloud is uniquely placed to provide the perfect guide to creating outdoor spaces you will want to live in.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the tail of the spine. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
192 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Home & Garden D.I.Y. category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…