Living Life Beautifully Hardcover – March 1, 2014
Christina Strutt (Author), Nancy Alsop (Author)
'I don't believe in deciding on a "look" and going out to find it; I get drawn to one thing and the room grows organically around it.' Christina Strutt Living Life Beautifully tells the story of how Christina founded legendary fabric company Cabbages & Roses and grew it into a lifestyle brand. Christina talks about her inspirations and influences, and how she works these into her products. Specially commissioned photography allows us a peek into her newly acquired London apartment, and we see behind the scenes at her family home in the Bath countryside. This 600-year-old cottage is the backdrop for constantly changing interiors - it is where Christina designs her fabrics, experiments with her new wallpapers, and gathers all her favourite antiques, inherited gems and newly sourced vintage aquisitions. In addition, Christina shows us a selection of other homes and lifestyles she finds truly inspriational, including those of Brigette Buchanan, of interiors company Odd Limited and Maureen Doherty of Egg interiors store.
Christina Strutt is the founder of Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specialises in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories and interiors. Her previous books include the best-selling Home-Made Vintage (ISBN 978-1-908170-20-0, more than 30,000 copies sold), Guide to Natural Housekeeping (ISBN 978-1-908170-21-7, more than 34,000 copies sold), At Home with Country (ISBN 978-1-90700-16-1) and Vintage Chic (ISBN 978-1-90756-89-8), all published by CICO Books.