The Collected Cottage: Gardening, Gatherings, and Collecting at Chestnut Cottage (Hardcover)
"Anything that you love is always a good choice." You're cordially invited Step into the welcoming and elegant world of interior designer Kathryn Crisp Greeley and her charming home, Chestnut Cottage. The Collected Cottage is a richly produced volume with over 400 stunning photographs that will take readers on an intimate tour inside this lovingly curated house and its collections--and out into its glorious garden overflowing with the changing blooms of the passing seasons. You'll join Kathryn at memorable gatherings from Easter luncheons to outdoor teas to Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners and even a celebration of Winston Churchill's birthday. Exquisite and beautifully photographed tabletop inspiration pages showcase her impressive knowledge of the history of fabrics, crystal patterns, china makers, and more, while captivating original watercolors, illustrated menus, personal recipes, and tips on enjoying the simple pleasures of each season round out the treasures she offers her readers. To top it all off, Kathryn shares fascinating stories of her international travels--dining next to Margaret Thatcher in London, exploring Tuscany, and using her Southern charm to wrangle items for her collections in restaurants and shops around the world--along with historical tidbits and trivia on everything from Pimm's Cup to Christmas crackers. A trip to Kathryn Crisp Greeley's beloved Chestnut Cottage will leave lucky readers full of inspiration and dreaming of incorporating some of her timeless ideas into their own homes.
Kathryn Crisp Greeley is an interior designer and author of The Collected Tabletop. Kathryn is the owner and principal designer of Kathryn Greeley Designs and has been providing professional interior design services for elegant lifestyles in the Southeast for more than forty years, designing homes from the mountains to the beach and from the country to the city. Her work has been featured in Southern Home, Victoria, Traditional Home, Country Home, Carolina Home + Garden, At Home in Arkansas, Southern Living, and Texas Home and Living. Kathryn lives at Chestnut Cottage in Waynesville, N.C., with her husband, Wells, and their second West Highland Terrier, Duncan MacDuff.