In her tenth design book, acclaimed designer and award-winning author BETTY LOU PHILLIPS authoritatively translates fervent beliefs that have long defined the French art de vivre, while artfully sculpting satisfying rooms that that owe more than a little to French influences.
And unlike other design books, FRENCH IMPRESSIONS, offers insight into the manners and mores of the Parisians themselves FRENCH IMPRESSIONS, which is already in it's second printing, showcases the true essence of French culture and style. Photographed by Piassick Photography, Betty Lou shares the classical splendor of French artistry, attitude, style and far more in the 225 sumptuous color photographs aptly featuring her own work.
About the Author
A respected member of the American Society of Interior Designers, BETTY LOU PHILLIPS has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and her work has been featured in hundreds of newspapers and popular magazines, including Veranda, Southern Accents, Traditional Home, and Decorating. Her first foray into children's books, Emily Goes Wild, won the Texas Institute of Letters prestigious "Friend of the Austin Public Library Award For Best Children's Book." Phillips lives in Dallas, Texas. Her three sons all married interior designers.
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Celebrating America's long admiration for French style, acclaimed interior designer and award-winning author Betty Lou Phillips authoritatively translates her extensive understanding of global glamour for savvy tastes. In this her tenth book she presents spirit-lifting takes on classic style from a modern point of view. Mingling elegance with ease, in a style relaxed yet refined, Phillips sumptuously layers texture and color with pleasing, unexpected detail as she creates twenty-first-century comfort with lasting French flair. The dazzling beauty of two hundred images illustrate the fabled French ways of melding the past with the present while offering a glimpse of lives that are justly inspiring.
Betty Lou Phillips is the author of award-winning Villa Décor, plus Inspirations from France & Italy. Her tenth book, French Impressions, joins The French Room, The French Connection, Secrets of French Design, Unmistakably French, French Influences, French by Design and Provencal Interiors: French Country Style in America. A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers with projects from New York to California, her work has been featured in Veranda, Traditional Home, Southern Accents and countless other magazines. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
Jacket photographs © 2010 by Dan Piassick.