Books

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

In the field of art and antiques, few books survive the test of time to become regarded as classics.

If you love French home interiors, you'll love this book as it takes you inside diverse homes from a Provencal farmhouse to a Paris apartment to view the many ways simple French design can be interpreted.

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

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

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

What has come to be known as the French country look is really the style of Provence -- the sun-drenched region in the south of France centering on Arles, Avignon, and Aix-en-Provence.

Lars Sjöberg has made it his life's work to understand and preserve the Swedish manor houses of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

A Mingei International Museum exhibition documentary publication.

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.

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.

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.

Veranda invites you to step inside the finest interiors, all decorated by the world's best and most influential designers.

French flair and Italian panache combine exquisitely in these rooms that are rich with quality furnishings and well-chosen colors.

Axel Vervoordt began purchasing antiques in his teens and has steadily built a vast collection of exquisite objects from around the world.

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.

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

Lanie Goodman Romantic French Homes by Lanie Goodman

The Paris Apartment is a popular shop in New York's East Village, where visitors can step back in time and immerse themselves in the beauty and romance of antique furnishings.

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.

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.

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.

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