Books

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.

This lavishly illustrated volume shows you how to choose fabulous French decorating details to create interiors with an unforgettable sense of sophistication and charm. French details are the key to achieving the effortless chic of the French home.

Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR offers a unique, closer look at hundreds of dazzling rooms the magazine has published during its first two decades. The book provides an intimate view inside breathtaking homes from around the world with 240 pages of striking images culled from the archives of ELLE DECOR - America's most elegant interiors magazine.

Perfect English Farmhouse celebrates the characteristic style and fascinating history of the classic farmhouse and shows how to turn your own home into a welcoming retreat.

While modern design often neglects cultural and artistic heritage in favor of minimalism, Siraudeau demonstrates that

Interior design guru Axel Vervoordt shares his latest inspirations for the home.

The Giannettis have developed a design style that embraces Patina, the beauty that the passage of time brings to objects in your life.

Enter a world of interiors by Atelier AM, where classical proportions, varied finishes, and exquisite furnishings are masterfully combined, resulting in bold yet tranquil environments.

Paint, Pattern, and People explores the fascinating and diverse furniture of southeastern Pennsylvania through the people who made, owned, inherited, and collected it.

Authentic Decor: The Domestic Interior 1620-1920 by Thornton, Peter

Repair that favorite antique—with step-by-step help from the pros. Who doesn't love to watch Antiques Roadshow?

Country Living A Bit of Velvet & a Dash of Lace: The Fabulous Interiors of Magnolia Pearl by Robin Brown

A lively informative text accompanied by more than 200 full-color photos gives readers a tour of the most important and integral aspects of Swedish interior design.

Axel Vervoordt began his career as an art and antiques dealer in the late 1960s, when he meticulously renovated a narrow street with sixteen of the oldest houses in Antwerp.

A Mingei International Museum exhibition documentary publication.

Another book on Tuscany? Is it still possible to discover something new there? Barbara and Rene Stoeltie prove that it is.

With the help of internationally renowned artisan Jocasta Innes, anyone can create the beautiful and diverse decorative styles found in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Stunning full-color photographs enable you to explore the delights of Scandinavian interiors and painted wood architecture, from the cheerful charm of rural farmhouses and country manors to the rich splendor of palaces and churches. Learn to use traditional painting techniques, including splatter painting, marbling, and stenciling, to transform walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and other home accessories. With this inspiring source of decorating ideas and how-to instructions, you can bring a touch of Scandinavia to any place in the world.

Provides more than 20 examples of Scandinavian furniture painting, and shows, with step-by-step photographs, how these designs and effects can be achieved.

Dean Fales takes the reader on a visual journey through the beautiful progression of painted furniture from 1660-1880. Descriptions, explanations, and interesting facts are sprinkled across the pages.

For anyone who has nurtured the dream of having a country house in the English style, celebrated designer Nicholas Haslam has created an inspiring series of exquisite yet relaxed interiors that blend traditional comfort with elegance and a passion for collecting art and antiques.

Italy is an historical country, where the past is always present. This is well illustrated in the rural interior style,

The Art of Painted Finish for Furniture & Decoration: Antiquing, Lacquering, Gilding & the Great Impersonators

Between 1790 and 1840, millions of middle-class Americans throughout the nation encountered "Fancy": they rode in a Fancy sleigh,

Swedish Interiors is the first book to share the history, progression, and key elements of Swedish style and how to use it in many different styles of homes.

The author of My French Life returns with a breathtaking, full-color tour of the culture and style unique to Provence.

Simply Scandinavian is a 1991 workbook, with pull out and trace pattern sheets and blue chalked transfer paper for tracing the patterns onto furniture pieces.

Anyone who yearns for an older home--but is daunted by the prospect of owning one--will love this book.

A major refernce work for collectors and historians, and a highly readable study for a general audience, this is the first book about painted furniture in Canada and the first broad examination of furniture from French Canada in over three decades.

Lanie Goodman Romantic French Homes by Lanie Goodman