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 luncheon 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 Greeley’s 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 Greeley offers her readers.
If all this were not enough, Greeley 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 Greeley’s beloved Chestnut Cottage will leave lucky readers full of inspiration-and dreaming of incorporating some of her timeless ideas into our own homes.SHOP