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GARDENS FOR THE SOUL
Sustainable and Stylish Outdoor Spaces

Sara Bird & Dan Duchars
The CONTENTed Nest

Gardens for the Soul  shows how a sustainable and eco-friendly ethos can be at the heart of creating a beautiful garden, whatever its location or size.

There are a multitude of different ways in which we use our outside spaces, and in Gardens for the Soul Sara Bird and Dan Duchars explore ways to create and style a haven that will suit your lifestyle.

 

Day Dreamers seek solitude and a therapeutic experience, and Home Harvesters use their garden space to grow flowers or fruit and veg; while Garden Partiers put their outside space to work as an entertaining zone for friends and family and Great Escapers aim to recreate a chilled holiday vibe at home.

 

Sara and Dan visit real-life gardens that fall into these categories, from tiny patios to larger spaces, to glean ideas, tips and inspiration.

 

With a focus on sustainability and reclaimed materials, there are suggestions for choosing garden elements, from décor to lighting to furniture and accessories, as well as easy ways to add quirky personal touches.

HOME FOR THE SOUL

Sustainable and thoughtful
decorating and design

Sara Bird & Dan Duchars
The CONTENTed Nest

Home for the Soul is about creating a considerate and sustainable home that also sparks happiness and reflects the spirits, passions and tastes of its inhabitants.

A shift in awareness means that we are increasingly thoughtful about the materials we use, the scarcity of the earth’s resources and how to lighten our footprint on the planet.

 

In Home for the Soul, Sara Bird and Dan Duchars show how to create a beautiful home that suits its inhabitants while causing minimum damage to our increasingly fragile environment including using eco-friendly paints and organic fabrics.

 

The first section shares ideas for the elements of a stylish yet sustainable home, from lighting to linens, while in Part Two, Sara and Dan visit soulful homes and their owners to discover how they have created interiors that are beautiful yet responsible at the same time. It looks at sustainable, renewable and reclaimed materials, using traditional skills and choosing organic and hand-produced homewares.

 

No matter how new or old a building, or what your own particular style is, there are simple ways to add warmth, contentment and soul to our homes.

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Sara Bird is a stylist, art director, writer and speaker, producing photography shoots, features and workshops for the interiors industry. She was previously Decorating Editor for Ideal Home and is Contributing Editor for Country Homes & Interiors. Dan Duchars is a respected interiors and lifestyle photographer who brings many years’ experience as well as a fresh eye to every project. Together, Sara and Dan are content creators The CONTENTed Nest, devising and producing inspiring images and stories for a number of prestigious clients.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

To request a review copy, discuss extracts and author interviews, please contact: Yvonne Doolan

07787873667 | yvonne.doolan@cicobooks.co.uk | www.rylandpeters.com