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October Guest Speaker – Chippy Irvine

For our October Guest program we are having Chippy Irvine, the author of “Shades of Country: Designing a Life of Comfort.” The wonderful coffee table style book has something for everyone. She brings you country in many styles from cottage to grand country. The author’s own home is an example of an opulent country style.

Regardless of your personal aesthetic, there’s a style or shade of country that can work for you — that’s the premise of Irvine‘s latest book. She writes about dozens of real people’s homes, including her own in upstate New York, which fall into six categories or chapters: Farmhouse (functional and familiar), Grand Country (stately and traditional), Cozy Cottage (nostalgia and sweet sentiment), Rusticators (romantic retreats), Clean and Simple (Shaker and Swedish country) and Urban Arcadia (eclectic, artistic and edgy). She saves the best for last — fashion and design maven Marian McEvoy’s stylish 1740 stone house on the Hudson River.”–Marge Colborn, The Detroit News

Bank Square Books will be attending the meeting with copies of “Shades of Country: Designing a Life of Comfortfor you to purchase and get autographed.

Chippy’s other books include

  • Brunschwig & Fils UP CLose: From Grand Rooms to Your Rooms by Murray Douglas & Chippy Irvine
  • Second Homes (American Design) by Chippy Irvine
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