Books

For anyone who has nurtured the dream of having a country house in the English style, celebrated designer Nicholas Haslam has created an inspiring series of exquisite yet relaxed interiors that blend traditional comfort with elegance and a passion for collecting art and antiques.

A Mingei International Museum exhibition documentary publication.

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

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

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

While modern design often neglects cultural and artistic heritage in favor of minimalism, Siraudeau demonstrates that

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.

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

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

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.

Authentic Decor: The Domestic Interior 1620-1920 by Thornton, Peter

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.

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.

Swedish Interiors is the first book to share the history, progression, and key elements of Swedish style and how to use it in many different styles of homes.

A lively informative text accompanied by more than 200 full-color photos gives readers a tour of the most important and integral aspects of Swedish interior design.

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.

The Giannettis have developed a design style that embraces Patina, the beauty that the passage of time brings to objects in your life.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Between 1790 and 1840, millions of middle-class Americans throughout the nation encountered "Fancy": they rode in a Fancy sleigh,

Italy is an historical country, where the past is always present. This is well illustrated in the rural interior style,