"The book offers inspiration on everything from dressing windows in your salon, bed chambers, and the 'enviable French kitchen' with its open shelving." (Dallas Morning News )
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Lush photographs evoke old-world élan as Ms. Phillips shares ways that color can solve irksome design problems without moving walls or making other structural improvements. She addresses the art of hanging art and dressing salon windows, then moves into the bed chamber with a culture all its own. The author also sheds light on the enviable French kitchen, with its open shelving offering easy access to cookware, while focusing on the French table.
Whether furnishing a second home in wine-country luxury, an apartment with a Paris flair, or a stateside bastide in the style of Provence, the pursuit of beauty offers a glimpse into souls. Taking a cue from the French, North American designers are exacting in their thinking, artfully sculpting satisfying rooms that indulge a passion for France while mirroring the lives we lead on this side of the Atlantic.
Photograph 2008 by Pettit Photography, Vail, Colorado
Betty Lou Phillips is the author of award-winning Villa Décor, plus Inspirations from France & Italy, The French Connection, Secrets of French Design, Unmistakably French, French Influences, Provençal Interiors: French Country Style in America, and French by Design. A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers with projects from New York to California, including Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Colorado and Texas, her work has been featured in Veranda, Southern Accents, Traditional Home and more. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show.? She lives in Dallas, Texas.
Jacket design by Cherie Hanson
Front and back jacket photos 2008 Dan Piassick<