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The Allure of French & Italian Decor

The Allure of French & Italian Decor

by Betty Lou Phillips
     
 

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“The furnishings of France enchant the eye, Italian pieces sing to the soul.” —Betty Lou Phillips, ASID

France and Italy have long been the go-to spots for fashionistas, serious foodies and design mavens. Rich patinas, satisfying earthen hues and myriad natural materials—translate into timeless, unabashedly elegant yet livable rooms

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“The furnishings of France enchant the eye, Italian pieces sing to the soul.” —Betty Lou Phillips, ASID

France and Italy have long been the go-to spots for fashionistas, serious foodies and design mavens. Rich patinas, satisfying earthen hues and myriad natural materials—translate into timeless, unabashedly elegant yet livable rooms appropriate for our times. Award-winning designer Betty Lou Phillips shows how the best from two European countries combine to create la dolce vita—the good life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423623182
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
530,071
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 13.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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For centuries, as we all know, France and Italy have fueled the creativity of aspiring artists, musicians, writers and intellectuals, initially from across Europe then in waves from across the seas. These countries have long been the go-to spots for fashionistas, serious foodies and design mavens as well. Economic uncertainty notwithstanding, the Republic of France still sets the standard for show-stopping couture, sumptuous dining and inimitable visual arts. Indeed, to this day, the land that produces the world’s choicest Champagne, cheese and chocolat—not to mention haute fashion by Chanel,
Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Lanvin—shows no sign of loosening her très chic grip on the planet’s tastemakers.

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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