Unmistakably French

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Gibbs Smith, 2003 - Architecture - 208 pages
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Unmistakably French, the fifth book in Betty Lou Phillips' best-selling series on interpreting French decor for American homes, broadens yet again the limits of what French style can do for a home. No matter the location or size of the room to be decorated, the French rarely stray from favored and well-known characteristics of design-eighteenth-century furniture, sumptuous textiles, distinctive porcelains, and oil paintings in original carved-wood frames. In Phillips' newest book, she defines some of these specific secrets that French designers use to create an authentic French look-these certain basic decorating values they hold dear, seducing us with their self-assured approach to glamour, culture, and enduring respect for history.

The book includes four sections: Passion for French, Art of Living, Savoir-Faire, and Fluent French. The style and settings seen in these contemporary homes, while American, are Unmistakably French!

Betty Lou Phillips, ASID, is a renowned designer and the best-selling author of Provencal Interiors, French by Design, French Influences, and Villa Decor. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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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. Shelives 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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