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From the best-selling author of Villa Decor and Unmistakably French comes an insider's guide to French design secrets for home interiors. Betty Lou Phillips, America's foremost interior design expert on French style, shares some of her best-kept secrets-ones that the French seem to know instinctively. Secrets of French Design looks behind heavy lacquered doors at the design principles the French hold dear.

Whether furnishing a chateau in the Loire Valley, a fabled manor in Normandy, or a pied-a-terre on Paris's grand Avenue Foch, the French make no secret of their love for family, affection for pets and fervor for all things Gallic. With mystery rooted in culture and the ever-elusive idea of French flair, Betty Lou Phillips shares these long held secrets, and illustrates the principles with awe-inspiring photography.

Chapters include:

Les Couleurs de France

Le Salon

A Table

Le Chambre et La Salle de Bains

Les Details

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.

Book News Annotation:

Dallas designer Phillips looks to the details that result in a room that says, "Oui." Accompanied by color photos, Phillips' commentary on what makes a house a maison provides an introduction to typically French design principles of color and texture, window treatments, the display of art, and decorative touches for table and bedroom. Phillips is also the author of Villa Décor and Unmistakably French. The book is in a wide format: 9.5x9.5". There's no index, but a directory of the designers whose work appears in the photos is included.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Whether furnishing a chateau in the Loire Valley, fabled manor in Normandy, or apartment on Paris's grand Avenue Foch, the French make no secret of their love for family, affection for pets, and fervor for France. However, the old-world elan of their rooms may well owe even more to unspoken revelations equally instinctive. With mystery rooted in their culture and French flair more elusive than taste, foremost interior designer Betty Lou Phillips reveals the secrets of French design, tucking photographs eliciting awe among them. She shares ways color solves irksome design problems without moving walls or making other structural improvements, addresses the art of hanging art and dressing salon windows, then moves into the French kitchen and bed chamber-both with a culture all their own. In pursuit of beauty, the French penchant for detail makes decorating look effortless, yet most are exacting in their thinking. But then so are the American designers who artfully sculpt satisfying rooms indulging a passion for France while mirroring the lives we lead.

Synopsis:

From America's foremost expert on French design and the bestselling author of "Villa Dcor" comes an insider's guide to French design secrets for home interiors. Here, Phillips shares some of her best-kept secrets--ones that the French seem to know instinctively. Full color.

Synopsis:

From the best-selling author of Villa Decor and Unmistakably French comes an insider's guide to French design secrets for home interiors. Betty Lou Phillips, America's foremost interior design expert on French style, shares some of her best-kept secrets-ones that the French seem to know instinctively. Secrets of French Design looks behind heavy lacquered doors at the design principles the French hold dear.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586855215
Author:
Phillips, Betty Lou
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Subject:
International Architecture - European
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
79
Dimensions:
1400x1400

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"Synopsis" by , Whether furnishing a chateau in the Loire Valley, fabled manor in Normandy, or apartment on Paris's grand Avenue Foch, the French make no secret of their love for family, affection for pets, and fervor for France. However, the old-world elan of their rooms may well owe even more to unspoken revelations equally instinctive. With mystery rooted in their culture and French flair more elusive than taste, foremost interior designer Betty Lou Phillips reveals the secrets of French design, tucking photographs eliciting awe among them. She shares ways color solves irksome design problems without moving walls or making other structural improvements, addresses the art of hanging art and dressing salon windows, then moves into the French kitchen and bed chamber-both with a culture all their own. In pursuit of beauty, the French penchant for detail makes decorating look effortless, yet most are exacting in their thinking. But then so are the American designers who artfully sculpt satisfying rooms indulging a passion for France while mirroring the lives we lead.
"Synopsis" by , From America's foremost expert on French design and the bestselling author of "Villa Dcor" comes an insider's guide to French design secrets for home interiors. Here, Phillips shares some of her best-kept secrets--ones that the French seem to know instinctively. Full color.

"Synopsis" by , From the best-selling author of Villa Decor and Unmistakably French comes an insider's guide to French design secrets for home interiors. Betty Lou Phillips, America's foremost interior design expert on French style, shares some of her best-kept secrets-ones that the French seem to know instinctively. Secrets of French Design looks behind heavy lacquered doors at the design principles the French hold dear.
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