Villa Decor: Decidedly French and Italian Style [NOOK Book]

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In her book, Villa Décor, Betty Lou Phillips discusses how to mix styles, furnishings, inspirations, and colors from different eras and locations to create the looks for which the French and Italian people are known-wisps of elegance, hints of regal color, textures that delight and inspire. Villa Décor illustrates the mastery of the fabled French way of melding the past with the present so each is seen in the best possible light, as well as the uncanny Italian knack of linking rooms effortlessly with patterns and...
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Villa Decor: Decidedly French and Italian Style

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Overview

In her book, Villa Décor, Betty Lou Phillips discusses how to mix styles, furnishings, inspirations, and colors from different eras and locations to create the looks for which the French and Italian people are known-wisps of elegance, hints of regal color, textures that delight and inspire. Villa Décor illustrates the mastery of the fabled French way of melding the past with the present so each is seen in the best possible light, as well as the uncanny Italian knack of linking rooms effortlessly with patterns and palettes without detracting from the furnishings or objets d'art, capturing a trend in American decorating. Betty Lou Phillips demonstrates how to virtuously juxtapose various periods and styles in widely diverse, satisfying rooms that are never dull or predictable. Quiet French elegance, Italian romance, and the simplicity of sweet life-la dolce vita.
Author of Provencal Interiors, French Influences, and French by Design, Betty Lou Phillips is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Her design work has appeared in such publications as Southern Accents, Bedroom & Bath, Window & Wall, and Decorating, and has also graced many magazine covers. Her design talents have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Christopher Lowell Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

ForeWord magazine 2002 Nonfiction Book of the Year Award Winner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423621713
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 376,167
  • File size: 10 MB

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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From page 3: In the discriminating world of interior design, France and Italy have forever commanded respect, setting standards of excellence with their fine furniture, regal array of textiles, and papiers peints, or painted wallpapers. Also enrapturing an international roster of admirers over many decades are the distinctive tapestries, exquisite porcelains, brilliant crystal, and sensuous embroidered linens about which these nations rightly boast. Not surprisingly, even proud Americans readily concede that the French and the Italians have the edge when it comes to creating artful, elegant interiors with the aura of romance and glamour.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 13
Old World Elegance 17
New World Excellence 57
High-Minded French 95
Italian Panache 129
Points of View 171
Magnifique in America 187
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    An Author with Exquisite Style and Grace!

    Simply the most wonderful series of Interior Design books that I have ever purchased. I have referred to the four books by Betty Lou Phillips time and time again. They have entertained me as well as given me fabulous ideas for a home we are currently building. I only wish she could publish two or three a year. Please continue to create your wonderful magic, Betty Lou! Cindy in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2003

    Beautiful and Informative... a must have!

    This book is a perfect tool to help incorporate both French & Italian styles. The photos are beautiful, and the text is informative. It clearly defines the inspiration and evolution of both regions. There is a section of definitions that helps those not learned in french understand the furniture terms used throughout. I needed this part! A must have for somebody who wants to create their own French/Italian inspired haven.

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