The French Room

The French Room

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by Betty Lou Phillips
     
 

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In The French Room, best-selling author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips explains the age-wisdom and fervent beliefs that have long defined French decorating and reveals the principles behind designing the perfect French room. With more than 150 awe-inspiring photographs, Tres French also shares secrets on the ways color solves irksome design problems without

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In The French Room, best-selling author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips explains the age-wisdom and fervent beliefs that have long defined French decorating and reveals the principles behind designing the perfect French room. With more than 150 awe-inspiring photographs, Tres French also shares secrets on the ways color solves irksome design problems without moving walls or making other structural improvements, addresses the art of hanging art and dressing salon windows, then moves into the French kitchen and bed chamber to explore those unique cultures.

Editorial Reviews

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
"Betty Lou Phillips' 10th release is replete with elegant colors and textures."
Dallas Morning News
"The book offers inspiration on everything from dressing windows in your salon, bed chambers, and the 'enviable French kitchen' with its open shelving."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423604556
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/10/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Mixing pieces from disparate periods is common practice, offering a rich lesson in art history while easing formality. But a dash of leopard fabric may also tame the seriousness of a space by making the glamorous appear more relaxed, or vice versa. Certainly, looks vary widely. Seldom do the French stray from their unified approach to decorating, however.

Meet the Author

Award-winning designer and best-selling author, Betty Lou Phillips is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. With projects from New York to California, her work has been featured in countless magazines, as well as in her numerous home design books on French and Italian style. Interiors by Design--her 13th design book-is the ultimate guide to home décor. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of Emily Goes Wild!, an illustrated children's book, and co-author of The Night Before Christmas in Paris. Later this year Gibbs Smith Publisher will release her Night Before Christmas in New York and Night Before Christmas in Texas.

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