Romantic Prairie Style embraces simple pleasures, comfort, and the long-cherished ideals of natural beauty, simplicity, and harmony with the earth. It's a style that says 'home' wherever you may be because, more than anything else, it's a mindset: gentle but strong, welcoming and lasting, durable yet sophisticated, and, above all, real. Over the centuries, the humble dwellings built by European immigrants to the United States in the 1880s have evolved into sturdier, more comfortable homes, which took on a variety of designs'ranch, cabin, farmhouse, cottage, or adobe. Each plays a role in prairie style and its enduring aura of romance and nostalgia.Here interiors have the heart-warming authenticity of simple, natural textures, hand-hewn beams, bleached wood, weathered planks, woven blankets, cow-hide, and Navajo rugs. It's a style inspired by the honesty of homespun materials of the past wedded to a flair for the present. It's flower-sprigged brocade, tawny leather, crisp eyelet andsoft linen, corduroy with crochet trims, woolen plaids, cozy flannel, and wispy organza. It's history retold and all about the enduring connection between people and places and the nostalgia we feel for a rural country life as embodied in Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Little House on the Prairie.'¢ Stunning photography from a range of never-before-photographed locations.'¢ This is a style that speaks of romance and nostalgia.