French-inspired interiors that are
classic and timeless but never stuffy. Each home featured has its own distinctive style,
but all are essentially 'French' in their inspiration, whether it comes from a distressed,
gilded carved mirror, or a faded, frayed rug that exudes age in just the right places and
could never be purchased from a department store.
This enchanting volume unlocks the
door of French homes tucked away in the country, from a farmhouse in the Cévennes to a
castle lost in the heart of the Morvan mountains. Siradeau has a rare talent for finding
homes that combine gently aged vintage pieces in a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere.
Jocelyne Sibuet, known as France's
answer to Martha Stewart, has spent 20 years as a hostess and hotelier seeking out the
styles, flavors, and interiors that define the French country home. She has written this
book in response to the many inquiries of her admiring guests, who seek to re-create the
French country style in their own home. From mountain top chalets and beachside cottages
to rustic farmhouses, Jocelyne shows how to use colors from nature, make different styles
work together, and find sources of inspiration for every corner of your home: living
rooms, bedrooms, gardens, terraces, and kitchens.
In her newest book, Villa Décor,
Betty Lou Phillips discusses how to mix styles, furnishings, inspirations, and colors from
different eras and locations to create the looks for which the French and Italian people
are known - wisps of elegance, hints of regal color, textures that delight and inspire.
Villa Décor illustrates the mastery of the fabled French way of melding the past with the
present so each is seen in the best possible light, as well as the uncanny Italian knack
of linking rooms effortlessly with patterns and palettes without detracting from the
furnishings or objects d'art, capturing a trend in American decorating.
Old-world Hollywood glamour embraces
modern insouciance in the signature style of internationally acclaimed interior designer
Kelly Wearstler. Never one to paint a wall simply white, Wearstler uses bold colors and
patterns and mixes elaborate architectural hardware with furnishings culled from a range
of eras. From basic design principles to personal accents, this gorgeously photographed
book explains how Wearstler shapes interiors and exteriors into ingeniously functional
Wabi-sabi is the marriage of the
Japanese wabi, meaning humble, and sabi, which connotes beauty in the natural progression
of time. To create a true wabi-sabi environment, one must slowly strip away excess and
learn to be satisfied living in the moment. The Wabi-Sabi House reveals countless ways to
introduce wabi-sabi elements into contemporary living spaces, including tips for
gracefully decorating with salvaged materials and vintage furnishings, advice on how to
rediscover the lost joy of hand-crafting household items (or supporting artisans who do),
and simple solutions for clearing clutter and blocking noise (even with a spouse, kids,
and no closet space).
A treasure trove of ideas and
images, New Moroccan Style is a treat for the eyes, palate, and imagination, brought to
light by a fresh new voice in design. Author Susan Sully reveals four emerging trends in
this world of design. Each represents a different aestheticwhether it be the clean,
elegant lines of Minimalism or the mingling, sinuous Asian and Islamic notes in
Fusionyet all are distinctly Moroccan. In chapters replete with gorgeous photographs
by Jean Cazals, Sully takes readers on an unprecedented tour through private homes,
stylish resorts, and intimate guest housesmany never before published.