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Inspirations from France & Italy Hardcover – September 11, 2007
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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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Top Customer Reviews
"Secrets of French Design" is a much better resource
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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Lovely volume by a favorite author of mine. I possess several of her books. The book arrived carefully packaged and in excellent condition. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Alana Campbell
This is another wonderful book, great pics. full of inspiration... Her books are wonderful.. A must have for your collectionPublished on February 12, 2014 by Denailgirl
VERY NICE COFFEE TABLE BOOK-I ORDERED THIS FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SOMEONE AND DECIDED TO KEEP IT. JUST BEAUTIFUL!.Published on January 31, 2014 by JENNA KING
I like Betty Lou Phillips books on European decorating. I added it to my collection of French decorating! Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Laurent StJean
Beautiful book. This was a gift for a designer friend and he absolutely loved it. I had been tempted to keep it and may have to buy another copy for myself.Published on January 7, 2013 by Joyce
I collect all of Betty Lou Phillips' Interior Design books, she is extremely talented with color, elegance, flair... She brings it all to her clients and to us... Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by E. O'Donnell
Drab and dated McMansions. Just look at that cover! At times, downright hokey. I didn't know France and Italy were so boring. This is not a good reference book. Read morePublished on February 8, 2009 by Tim