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Today's French country has dressed itself up. Setting it apart now and forever is a kaleidoscope of styles, reflecting various influences and periods, with furnishings most often drawn from the reign of Louis XV or a blur of Louis styles that complement each other. This century's French-country home is a potpourri of bountiful bouquets, treasured books, photographs, scented candles, and tabletop antiques. Handsomely carved marriage armoires, towering vaisseliers (hutches) and enfilades (buffets with three or more doors) serve as the backdrop for armchairs, tables and footstools--all with the patina of age.
Room by room, French by Design reveals the secrets to creating the contemporary French-country look, including textiles, furniture, floor coverings, window treatments, accessories, color palettes, wall treatments, and lighting. Illustrated with 130 full-color photographs, the living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, baths, libraries, children's rooms, gardens terraces, and more exude the charm and grace of French style, allowing anyone to bring the look home--a visual feast.
Another lovely book from Betty. Some ideas are over the top for the ordinary decorator yet its a great inspirational book for the an afternoon with tea.Published 2 months ago by Jane E. Waldron
Unfortunately, this is a perfect example of what many in the US have been led to believe is French décor... it isn't! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rita Francophile
I love this book. It has tons of great ideas for an Old World Look. I have a few books like this but it's always good to get more ideas.Published 4 months ago by Jose Rojas
If you want to get loveiy ideas that are more formal for the French look this is a great book.Published 7 months ago by Dianna R. Kane
Beautiful photographs, very helpful in designing.A very large selection of various homes from country to elegant.Good ideas for wall colors and decorating tips.Published 10 months ago by Marie Mc Dermott
A very disappointing look at how to add tacky "french"(?) touches to your home. It is perfect for McMansion styling and Nouveau Riche interiors and those who love them....Published on May 20, 2011 by dsgnsrvcs
Super fast delivery, book like brand new. Hope to do business again in the future!!! Great service from this seller.Published on April 20, 2010 by Book Collector
Another exceptional read; I thoroughly enjoyed the book and still enjoy it as a coffee table reference.Published on February 22, 2010 by Beau a Vie "Traci"
Great pictures similiar to "The French Room", but the focus is on more of the French culture and attitudes. Loved the French eighteeth century gates protecting a maison.Published on February 16, 2010 by Dena M. Dion