Villa Decor

Villa Decor : Decidedly French and Italian Style

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Interior designer Betty Lou Phillips presents new trends in rendering French and Italian decor for the upscale American home, showcasing her ideas with abundant color photographs and text that is essentially inspirational, with a little bit of design history, definitions of French and Italian items
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 220.98 x 281.94 x 20.32mm | 1,179.33g
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 150 colour photographs
  • 1586851748
  • 9781586851743
  • 1,216,854

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Westerners have long admired France and Italy as the European seats of exquisite high style. Now, renowned designer and author Betty Lou Phillips shows how we have blended these two traditions by mixing styles, furnishings, inspirations, and colors from different eras and locations to create the looks for which the French and Italian people are known. With wisps of elegance, hints of regal color, and textures that delight and inspire, our homes exude a rich European taste, too. Villa Decor illustrates the mastery of the fabled French way of melding the past with the present so each is seen in the best possible light. It demonstrates the uncanny Italian knack of linking rooms effortlessly with patterns and palettes without detracting from the furnishings or objects d'art, capturing a trend in American decorating. Betty Lou Phillips demonstrates how to virtuously juxtapose various periods and styles in widely diverse, satisfying rooms that are never dull or predictable. Quiet French elegance and Italian romance combine to create the simplicity of sweet life-la dolce vita.
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