Inspirations from France and Italy

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Gibbs Smith, 2007 - Architecture - 208 pages
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In this luxurious new book, best-selling author and acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips presents fresh and inspiring design ideas from France, Italy, England, Portugal, and beyond, bringing old-world artistry to uptown European glamour. With a chic blend that is traditional yet edgy--and perfect for today's choice-driven design aesthetic--Phillips' eighth book caters to sophisticated and wide-ranging tastes, bringing home the warmth of the Tuscan countryside and the vibrant colors of the Mediterranean. Luscious color images illustrate how to create an elegant and well-appointed space in a distinctively personal style.

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Inspirations from France and Italy

User Review  - frenchcountrygirl -

Love love love this book! Its big and beautiful. The pictures are breathtaking. Great resource for decorating your home in the French or Italian style. A little pricey but worth the cost! has the best price for decorating books! Read full review

Beautiful Book

User Review  - 10acvol -

Nice book to leave on your coffee table. Has fantastic pictures Read full review

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Savonnerie and Aubusson Carpets
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Venetian Mirrors

About the author (2007)

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 decor. 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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