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    DescriptionFor Jose Solis and Paul Sherrill, partners in Solis Betancourt, the goal for every interior is a balance between formal and informal, traditional and contemporary, while always keeping comfort and livability in mind. There is a striking simplicity to their arrangement of furniture and art: the look is subtle, never excessive, yet the designers are not afraid to bring in dramatic elements to surprise and enchant the eye. These choices contribute to a look that appears effortless, as though the collection of objects came together little by little over decades. Most notably in a Solis Betancourt room, comfort centers on the sensuous fabrics that might envelop an armchair, cushion a delicate settee, or softly frame a set of French doors. Fabric might be used as an accent, lining niches or bookcases as a background for the objects on display. Or fabric might take on a more important role, covering the ceiling and walls to create a tactile and alluring environment. Nubby linens, shimmering silks, regal damasks, are subtly layered into a serene composition that begs to be touched and enjoyed. These are interiors that offer a moment of transcendence, a glimpse beyond everyday routine. These are rooms to come home to, sanctuaries that offer a sense of protection, tranquility, and beauty.


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    Title
    Essential Elegance
    Subtitle
    The Interiors of Solis Betancourt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jose Solis Betancourt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 239 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,588 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781580932783
    ISBN 10: 1580932789
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AMR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    LC classification: NK
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Abridged Dewey: 747
    B&T General Subject: 280
    B&T Approval Code: A04303000
    BISAC V2.8: DES010000
    DC23: 747.092
    Thema V1.0: AMR
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    200 Colour
    Publisher
    Monacelli Press
    Imprint name
    Monacelli Press
    Publication date
    02 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Dana Demange was raised in the United States and France by parents who were contemporary art collectors and dealers. Extensive travels with her father, a Paris-based antiques specialist, have kept her well versed in period furniture and interiors. She currently works as a reporter for the Voice of America in Washington, D. C.