'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 favorite 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.
About the Author
Christina Strutt is the founder of Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specialises in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories, and interiors. Her books include 'Living Life Beautifully', the best-selling 'Home-Made Vintage' (more than 30,000 copies sold), 'A Guide to Natural Housekeeping' (more than 34,000 copies sold), 'At Home with Country' and 'Vintage Chic', all published by CICO Books. The author is based near Bath and in London, UK.