"Detail is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary." ~Unknown
If you are dreaming of a book filled with rock-crystal chandeliers, Aubusson rugs, exquisite tapestries, feather-filled armchairs, carved armoires, sensuous velvets, leopard prints, silk taffeta curtains and eighteenth-century furnishings, you may fall under the influence of "French Influences." The magnificent picture of a French-inspired kitchen complete with French antiques is enough to make any cook envious.
Betty Lou Phillips work has appeared in Southern Accents, Traditional Home & Bath, Window and Wall, and Decorating as well as many magazine covers. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has a penchant for quotes.
Welcome to the World of French Style:
Making a World of Difference
The American Way with French Style
Reflections of Good Taste
Vive la France!
The pictures in this book are inspirational and the pink dining room is a fantasy princess dream. I was surprised at how much I really did love the vintage chairs covered in playful leopard prints. There are little tidbits of information throughout the book.
Finally, I understand why the rooster is a favorite motif.
I would have love to have dissolved into page 146 and taken a stroll through the row of trees on the winding gravel path leading to the unknown.