Primitive, rustic, one-of-a-kind furnishings are wildly popular with a wide range of homeowners and professional decorators. Passion for Primitives, with more than 200 lush and stunning photographs, depicts the unpretentious honesty of pieces that come from the imaginations and hearts of the untrained artisans who created them. These furnishings, accent pieces, rustic architectural and structural elements, and displays of country collectibles and folk art are iconic Americana. This book unveils a legacy that is not only intrinsic to our historic design tradition, but is newly flourishing throughout the country. Passion for Primitives is a photographic tour of private homes throughout the U.S., ranging from country simple to modern. It is also a guide to designing with primitives that gives readers an invaluable tool for understanding the range of possibilities in decorating–an ideal book for decorators, designers, architects, and homeowners.
A Primitive Place
A Passion for Primitives offers avid decorating enthusiasts a vast collection of primitive eye candy. Franklin and Esther Schmidt take you back in time with their distinguished photography. Each photo will intrigue and inspire you. You will walk away with a multitude of new and exciting ideas to try in your own home. You will not want to miss out on adding this book to your personal collection. It is a “must-have” for all prim lovers.
Old House Journal
“With chapters devoted to outdoor décor, the art of mixing high-and low-style primitive antiques, and the best architectural settings for displaying primitives, the book is an excellent source of ideas…”
Country Sampler Magazine
“Through 176 pages of gorgeous full-color photos and insightful musings, this photography, styling and writing team explore the history, allure and decorating potential of timeworn furnishings and accents.… The Schmidts also delve into the motivation behind collecting these age-old treasures and just what it means to be primitive.”
Early Homes Magazine
“More than 200 evocative photographs become a guide to decorating with primitive and rustic objects in this new book from Early Homes contributors Franklin and Esther Schmidt…”