Books

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

Shop and dream Paris style If you love French interior design and bargain hunting, Paris is the place where your shopping daydreams come true. Claudia Strasser takes us on a winding tour through the Parisian flea markets finding decorative pieces all along the way.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Lanie Goodman Romantic French Homes by Lanie Goodman

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.

Swedish Country Interiors showcases homes that have a wide spectrum of interpretations of Swedish country style-rustic,

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.

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

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.

Simply Scandinavian is a 1991 workbook, with pull out and trace pattern sheets and blue chalked transfer paper for tracing the patterns onto furniture pieces.

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.

Country French Kitchens inspires you how to incorporate organic beauty, local materials and simple but elegant charm, into the heart of the home-the kitchen.

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.

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.

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

With the help of internationally renowned artisan Jocasta Innes, anyone can create the beautiful and diverse decorative styles found in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Stunning full-color photographs enable you to explore the delights of Scandinavian interiors and painted wood architecture, from the cheerful charm of rural farmhouses and country manors to the rich splendor of palaces and churches. Learn to use traditional painting techniques, including splatter painting, marbling, and stenciling, to transform walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and other home accessories. With this inspiring source of decorating ideas and how-to instructions, you can bring a touch of Scandinavia to any place in the world.

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.

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.

Interior design guru Axel Vervoordt shares his latest inspirations for the home.

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.

From the classic elegance of Haussmann's Parisian boulevards and the glorious excesses of Versailles to the bohemian charms of Montmartre and the artist's garret, French style has acquired a legendary status.

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

Christian Liaigre's epoch-defining interiors include the Mercer Hotel in New York, offices for Valentino Couture in Paris, and Selfridges department store in London, as well as private residences for Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, and Kenzo.

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

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