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French by Design

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The enduring appeal of French-country style spans the centuries, a gracious mingling of elegance and ease. After years of largely echoing the furniture, fabrics, and accessories linked with the region of Provence, these days French country is often far removed from the primitive images that hearken back to the early seventeenth century. Room by room, FRENCH BY DESIGN revea ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by Gibbs Smith
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Anne
Dec 20, 2014 Anne rated it did not like it
A beautifully done book, with lovely photos. All the photos however, are very muted. Essentially, almost every room or space featured in this book, at least in the first half, is the same color. I am a big fan of all the shades of the color taupe but there is a limit! I actually found the French way of design, if this book is any indication, very boring! Hard to believe that all the design and decor is so limited. Sadly, I was really disappointed in this coffee table and enormously sized book an ...more
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Dec 24, 2010 Rissi rated it really liked it
Ms Phillips interiors are beautiful. One feels one could live in her rooms and be supremely comfortable.
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Sep 13, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, design
Largely dated interiors, although the exterior shots are stunning. Good as an architecture reference.
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