Book Review: Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O’neill

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The hugely popular television series ‘Little House on the Prairie’ spawned widespread interest in the Prairie style of home décor as seen in the program’s set designs. Many people across America yearn for a simpler and more rural way of life, especially those in the large cities. The authentic style of décor that accompanies this theme harks back to the history of the United States as well, with the arrival and poetic romance of the early European settlers and the growth of a great nation.

Design editor, writer and photo stylist Fifi O’neill is the author of the new book ‘Romantic Prairie Style’ which came out just yesterday (April 1, 2011). O’neill studies the various concepts, designs and themes relating to the traditional prairie schemes so as to provide inspiration and ideas for a room décor arrangement of your own along the same lines. Harmony with the earth together with country sturdiness are primary elements in this theme and contribute to the nostalgia for ranch and cabin styles in everyday homes.

Within this book of 160 pages, you’ll be able to discover the multiple facets of Prairie interiors which include hand-hewn wooden beams, natural textures, woven blankets, weathered and bleached planks, cow-hide rugs, flower brocades, soft linens, cosy flannels and corduroy with crochet trims, to name but a few. If you yearn for a home interior like those seen in numerous movies and TV dramas from these locations and settings, then this book by Fifi O’neill will make an ideal addition to your home interior design reading material.

Large photographs of themed interiors provide many reference points and fountains of inspiration. These are beautifully laced with stories, information and even some poetry which all in all make the book perfect for bed time reading as well. In fact, it’s more than just a decorating book, it’s also about an entire way of life which encourages us to look at the simple joys around us. It’s going to make city-based readers want to pack up and move out to the country without a moment’s hesitation.

You can buy this book here: Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O’neill.

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small.

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