The Allure of French and Italian Décor

The Allure of French and Italian Décor

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“The furnishings of France enchant the eye, Italian pieces sing to the soul.” —Betty Lou Phillips, ASID

France and Italy have long been the go-to spots for fashionistas, serious foodies and design mavens. Rich patinas, satisfying earthen hues and myriad natural materials—translate into timeless, unabashedly elegant yet livable rooms appropriate for our times. Award-winning designer Betty Lou Phillips shows how the best from two European countries combine to create la dolce vita—the good life.

Publisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2012
Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
ISBN: 9781423623182
Branch Call Number: 747.0944 Phi


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Jul 18, 2019

"Homes that want for nothing generally exude understated beauty, which is not as effortless as it looks, as wealth and discretion must walk hand in hand." This observation from page 92 of this stylish collection sums up the essence of this big elegant book.
Beautifully photographed, styled and accented living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and outdoor living spaces fill these pages. There are even ideas for kids rooms and poolside decor. From sparkling place settings to incredible polished antique amoires to lovely scenic views. this sophisticated collection of inspiring images and informative text offer visions sure to entice.

Jan 22, 2014

What I would call "decorator porn". New York trendy decorators "staging" rooms in what they think is 'fashion-forward" French or Italian decor. Examples, a very nice carved wood bench with with the seat covered in a bright sixties-coloured print standing on a shag rug. Or a great quality English porters chair covered in a hot pink, black lace pattern for a bedroom. It is very telling that the back has a long list of decorating businesses where you can buy the pieces.

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