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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith; First Edition edition (September 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423602056
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423602057
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 10.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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French flair and Italian panache combine exquisitely in these rooms that are rich with quality furnishings and well-chosen colors. Beloved author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips shows how favorite objects gathered from around the globe can be artfully blended in one's home to create a beautiful international setting that is both personal and inviting. Setting one well-appointed space apart from others is a distinctive way of defining style, which invariably communicates the thoughts, needs and feelings of those raising families, welcoming friends and celebrating meaningful occasions in these spaces. That these interiors owe more than a little to French and Italian influences, and sometimes England or Portugal, is noticeable. However, the images also illus-trate that inspiration can readily come from other far-flung cultures, including American shores. One picture offers a wealth of bright ideas.
This eighth book in Betty Lou Phillips' series on European design is filled with 200 color images that dismiss polarized notions about what understated elegance means or doesn't mean as Phillips urges readers likewise to fashion their own unmistakably swank empires, of sorts, whether furnishing a town house, château, palazzo or villa by the sea. Aware that old-world artistry is not enough for a sizeable and growing number of design aficionados, Phillips caters to today's tastes, revealing that satisfaction comes from creating uptown European glamour-a chic blend of the traditional and edgy with a bit of attitude apt for an era with more choices than ever.
Betty Lou Phillips is the author of the award-winning Villa Décor, plus The French Connection, Secrets of French Design, Unmistakably French, French Influences, French by Design, and Provençal Interiors: French Country Style in America. A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, her work has appeared in Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Decorating, Bedroom & Bath, Window & Wall, Paint Décor, and more. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas

About the Author

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. 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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A must for all interested in European design.
A New Yorker
It is fun French, with a little Italian flavor thrown in for excitement.
jackson
Betty Lou, keep up the great work and keep them coming, love it!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jackson on November 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is the best book yet in a very interesting series. The illustrations, easy to understand and helpful captions and the historically interesting and practical text combine to make this a welcome guide and reference. Best of all, it describes the kind of home and furnishings most men should love. It is not foo-foo French. It is fun French, with a little Italian flavor thrown in for excitement. Every man should buy this book for his wife or equivalent in the hopes that some day he might enjoy living in such an enjoyable setting.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Weston O'Malley on October 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have all of her books and was looking forward to this one! Unfortunately it seems redundant and almost monotonous... I kept waiting to turn a page and be inspired, but that didn't happen!! It is, however a lovely and well photographed book which I'm sure will be appreciated by her many fans...
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A New Yorker on November 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Clearly taking her cue from the ancien régime, Betty Lou Phillips fills pages with details fitting homes from New York to Paris and beyond. I have all of Ms. Phillips' books, and by far this is my favorite. I have it prominently displayed in my home. A must for all interested in European design.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Designer on October 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have all of the BettyLou Phillips books, This is my favorite!! I was so inspired with this book as I am with all her books. I found myself book marking every page, WOW!! thank you...keep them coming!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine M. Van Etten on June 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book gave me great ideas for decorating my home. I look through it periodically just to see if I've missed something, and I always pick up something. I recommend it if your into decorating French or Italian style.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeri Nevermind VINE VOICE on March 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Betty Lou Phillips has done it again. This a a lovely book, rich with photographs of the most stunning homes. What I took away was the feeling of light. The windows in most of the rooms were huge, and they gave every room a sense of the outdoors, of light and air and space. Very charming. What added to the impression of relaxation, light and air, was that the colors in the room were so often pale. There were no pieces of furniture that screamed, only soothing colors and comfortable spaces.

I have no idea who invented small, stubby windows, but every tract home in American has plenty of them--and it's too bad.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. S. Thon on October 31, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have never been disappointed with any of Ms. Philips' books before, but this one was not up to her usual standards. I felt the rooms lacked warmth and life. They all looked staged with no personal touches or charm. You could very well have been walking through a mid to high end furniture store. She forgot her design humor and verve in this one.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Freeman on November 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My husband gave me this book as a gift. I enjoyed it so much I purchased additional copies for my sisters- both of whom are interior designers and have all of Betty Lou's previous books. I know they will be delighted with this newest book as you can tell a lot of time went towards the research for the writing and the selection of the beautiful photographs.
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