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The French-Inspired Home, with French General Hardcover – October 28, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
I've visited Paris and the south of France well over 250 times on business and pleasure, and this particular style of French decorating is not prevalent. In fact, the most inspiring to me aspect of French decorating is the mix of old and new, ornate and clean modern. I spent two nights at the Louvre in Jan. 07 and marveled that only the French would be flashing modern blue lights on a heap (truly) of ancient Greek and Roman columns, with modern dancers and acid jazz playing to create a "new" mood for ancient art. THIS is French imagination at its best.
The photos in this book, while lovely, are stylized in a very old-fashioned attitude . . . great-grandmother's attic. Most of us don't live this way and what we appreciate are touches of these special memories, not an entire house full of them. Who has time to dust. Just kidding. Some of the bath projects look like easy pampering to make for yourself or special gifts to create.
In summary, if you know French General, then I would follow the Alber's review and 5-star recommendation. If you are expecting a sophisticated book of French home and country decorating, this is not it. Like me, you will be disappointed. A more descriptive and informative title would have saved me the money.
It nice to read about someone's dream becoming a reality and how to make your home special.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book did have a page where a piece was ripped out of it.Published 1 month ago by Peggie Russo-millard
The projects are interesting and I checked out the website.Published 10 months ago by Dina Sequeira
Attractive illustrations and love the 'francophile' frame of mind.Published 11 months ago by Sandra Hambarian
The book was in excellent condition and has some good, creative ideas. Ordering from here is always a positive experience.Published on May 13, 2014 by gail
Haven't read everything yet, but enjoy picking it up for quick inspirations here and there- very easy to read lots of practical ideas.Published on April 18, 2014 by AG