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Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor

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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.

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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 28th 2009 by Filipacchi Publishing (first published October 21st 2009)
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jess
Feb 06, 2010 jess rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, interiors
This is a big ol' coffee table book of the "best of" Elle Decor. There is not a lot of commentary - just a short intro, some style tips, and a sentence or two on each photograph. It is supposed to be a Unique, Special Look at the extraordinary homes that Elle Decor has published over the years, but since I have never read Elle Decor religiously, it was almost entirely new material for me. The photographs are nice, bright, and clear. Even though many of the pictures are quite small, the charm and ...more
Sandra Espinet
Oct 16, 2013 Sandra Espinet rated it it was amazing
What an inspiration Margaret Russell is to me, and it goes without saying that this book is top notch. Margaret is the queen bee of editing and sits on the helm of Conde Naste’s Architectural Digest. I briefly met her in San Francisco last year, where she was signing “Style & Substance”. As I stood in line to get my copy autographed I watched her closely. She is extremely feminine yet tough as nails. She is organized and knows exactly what she likes. She is a no nonsense, direct and perfectl ...more
aubrey
Mar 14, 2010 aubrey rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, decor
i thought this book was lovely with pretty pictures and pretty rooms. it's basically a book of pictures of pretty rooms..not really any tips or help if that is what you are looking for. {i wasn't} except, it did made me really wish for higher ceilings.
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