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Jane Cumberbatch - Author

About the Author

Stylist, author and journalist Jane Cumberbatch has pioneered a simple and natural approach to interior decoration, cooking and styling. A former decorating editor of House & Garden magazine, Jane has worked on leading publications including Elle Decoration. Her best-selling books include Pure Style, Pure Style Outside, Pure Style Living, Home Sweet Home, and Decorating Easy.

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Pure Colour A pure style notebook of colour inspiration

Pure Colour A pure style notebook of colour inspiration

Author: Jane Cumberbatch Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2015

In this sumptuous new book from stylist Jane Cumberbatch, we give you the Pure Style philosophy on colour. Decorating a room is like painting a picture. There is nothing more pleasurable that starting with a blank canvas and filling your home with the colours and textures that you find most pleasing. The book is divided into five colour palettes: blues, greens, yellows, pinks and whites. The garden, the sea and the landscape are our colour charts and provide a veritable paintbox of inspiration. From the bean greens of the vegetable patch to the eau de nil wash of a calm evening tide, images are stored as snapshots. The first pink rosebud on a May morning is as perfect a shade for a wallpaper border as it is a cue for a lipstick colour or fabric for a long swirly summer skirt. So whether you are looking to transform your whole house, or simply for a few quick and easy ideas to brighten up a neglected corner, you are sure to find inspiration within these pages. Jane's own notes and musings accompany stunning, evocative photographs. There are practical examples throughout, whether you prefer to experiment with adding small splashes of contrasting colour to bring life to a room, or try a softer, more harmonious scheme. The book is packed full of everyday ideas to enable you to furnish your home with freshness and simplicity.