In The French Room, best-selling author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips explains the age-wisdom and fervent beliefs that have long defined French decorating and reveals the principles behind designing the perfect French room. With more than 150 awe-inspiring photographs, The French also shares secrets on the 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 to explore those unique cultures.
The French Room With the wisdom gleaned from fervent beliefs that have long defined French decorating, best-selling author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips reveals the secrets behind French design, whether refined or relaxed.
Lush photographs evoke old-world élan as Ms. Phillips shares ways that color can solve irksome design problems without moving walls or making other structural improvements. She addresses the art of hanging art and dressing salon windows, then moves into the bed chamber with a culture all its own. The author also sheds light on the enviable French kitchen, with its open shelving offering easy access to cookware, while focusing on the French table.
Whether furnishing a second home in wine-country luxury, an apartment with a Paris flair, or a stateside bastide in the style of Provence, the pursuit of beauty offers a glimpse into souls. Taking a cue from the French, North American designers are exacting in their thinking, artfully sculpting satisfying rooms that indulge a passion for France while mirroring the lives we lead on this side of the Atlantic.