Our book press release

March 26, 2010

For Immediate Release:

European Fashion and Textile House is At Home with Country

London, England, February 23rd, 2010

Christina Strutt, the creative force behind the international lifestyle brand Cabbages & Roses, celebrates her signature décor style in the new book At Home With Country, published by CICO Books.

Throughout Europe, Cabbages & Roses is synonymous with English Country styling, and the brand’s refined rustic look is a perennial favorite among celebrities and discriminating clients alike.  Founded by Christina in 2000, the brand has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now featured in over 30 UK retail locations, including two highly successful stand-alone boutiques in London proper. With At Home With Country, Christina’s fifth book, showcases her distinct brand sense, and flair for home décor with dwellings from two continents that exude country charm.

Featuring residences in both the US and the UK, Christina tackles industrial, cosmopolitan, cottage and urban spaces finding unique ways to infuse country and rustic English style and her  romantic products into the interior and exterior design. More than makeovers, the book features Cabbages & Roses style of fusing old and new together to create décor that evokes warmth, sophistication and emotion, with defining prints and luscious signature products.  From rural retreats to English manor houses, from New York city apartments to enchanting Cape Cod beachside homes sumptuous photography captures the charm that English Country styling creates.

April 2010 marks the brand’s 10th Anniversary and, to honor this milestone, At Home with Country will be released transcontinentally throughout both Europe (April) and North America (March).

The Author

Christina Strutt began developing Cabbages & Roses (www.cabbagesandroses.com) in a barn in Somerset, and in the past ten years, has guided the growth of the brand from a small mail order company into a versatile and highly recognizable lifestyle brand with a globally expanding business.  Prior to Cabbages and Roses, Christina was a stylist in the US and the UK, as well as for international editions of Vogue, Victoria, Interiors and other publications. Her previous books include A Guide to Green Housekeeping (CICO), Romantic Home Sewing (Potter Craft), and Decorating Vintage Style (Hearst/Sterling). Married with two children, Christina lives near Bath, England.

Publication date: March 2010 – 160 pages, 250 color photographs – $29.95 hardcover – ISBN 9781907030161


Suzie Domnick & Katherine Ryan

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Ryland Peters & Small – Cico Books

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