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At the Water's Edge

Summer escapes for easy living

In At the Water’s Edge, Sally Hayden celebrates the timeless allure of houses by the water and the relaxed, informal simplicity of beach-house style.

There is something special about being close to water, to wide expanses of sea and sky, living with open doors, broad horizons and soft colours – all these things instantly bring a sense of calm and escape. The first section, Inspiration, focuses on the key elements of easy waterside side, including design, color palettes, fabrics, furniture, accessories, and display. In the second section, Homes, Sally explores real-life coastal homes that capture the magical spirit of living by the water. At the Water's Edge is not only a glorious treat for the eyes— it will also inspire you to emulate the laid-back, barefoot chic of waterside style all year round, wherever you live.

Sally Hayden is an interiors and lifestyle stylist with a background in interior design. Formerly the lifestyle director at Eve magazine, she has worked on a number of magazines, including Vogue Living, Vogue Entertaining and Travel and Livingetc. Her first book for RPS was the best-selling Coastal Style. Sally grew up by the coast in Australia, but now lives in London with her husband and three children.

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