Inspirations from France & Italy

Inspirations from France & Italy

by Betty Lou Phillips

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In this luxurious new book, best-selling author and acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips presents fresh and inspiring design ideas from France, Italy, England, Portugal, and beyond, bringing old-world artistry to uptown European glamour. With a chic blend that is traditional yet edgy-and perfect for today's choice-driven design aesthetic-Phillips' eighth book caters to sophisticated and wide-ranging tastes, bringing home the warmth of the Tuscan countryside and the vibrant colors of the Mediterranean. Luscious color images illustrate how to create an elegant and well-appointed space in a distinctively personal style.

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ISBN-13: 9781423621591
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 09/11/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of Gibbs Smith, Publisher's incredibly successful line of French style and design books, including the award-winning Villa Decor, as well as Unmistakably French, French Influences, French by Design, and Provencal Interiors: French Country Style in America. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

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Much has changed since Louis XIV (1643-1715), Louis XV (1715-74) and Louis XVI (1774-93) unabashedly drenched the palace of Versailles in gilded excess, provoking a revolution that brought the monarchy tumbling down and prompted habitues of all economic levels-poor, middle class and rich-aspiring for better lives to famously proclaim "liberte, egalite, and fraternite!" the national mantra.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

French Flair 15

Savonnerie and Aubusson Carpets

Italian Panache 87

The Fortuny Mystique

Venetian Mirrors

International Style 129

Directory 202

Resources 204

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