D. Porthault

The Art of Luxury Linens

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Author: Brian Coleman

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423644514

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Inspired French luxury for the home. Take a peek inside private upper class homes that reveal why D. Porthault has been the favored French luxury brand for linens and other fabrics for nearly one hundred years. Tour traditional and old-world styles as well as contemporary upmarket decor for younger families. Cheery bedrooms—many with canopy beds and playful wallpaper—flaunt sheets, coverlets, pillows, and shams in gorgeous printed florals. Sweetly decorated nurseries favor blue, pink, and yellow prints. Terry towels show off Porthault’s signature scalloped and bound edges. Tables set with cloths, placemats, and napkins feature hand-embroidered, custom designs inspired by nature. Rounding out the Porthault story are some very practical, detailed instructions on washing, drying, pressing, and storing fine linens along with tips for removing stains from natural fabrics. Clothes may make the man, but gorgeous, high-quality sheets make the bed. Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the Editor-at-large; to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of twenty books on the decorative arts, including the recent titles Farrow & Ball and Fortuny Interiors. Erik Kvalsvik has been the principal photographer of more than a dozen books, including Fortuny Interiors, Barry Dixon Inspirations, and Traditional Interiors. He lives in Washington, DC.

Forever Chic

Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance

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Author: Tish Jett

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847841456

Category: Design

Page: 240

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For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!

Matisse and Decoration

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Author: John Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300135645

Category: Decorative arts

Page: 271

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A brand new look at the extremely beautiful, if underappreciated, later works of one of the most inventive artists of the 20th century Between 1935 and his death at midcentury, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) undertook many decorative projects and commissions. These include mural paintings, stained glass, ceramic tiles, lead crystal pieces, carpets, tapestries, fashion fabrics, and accessories--work that has received no significant treatment until now. By presenting a wealth of new insights and unpublished material, including from the artist's own correspondence, John Klein, an internationally acclaimed specialist in the art of Matisse, offers a richer and more balanced view of Matisse's ambitions and achievements in the often-neglected later phases of his career. Matisse designed many of these decorations in the innovative--and widely admired--medium of the paper cut-out, whose function and significance Klein reevaluates. Matisse and Decoration also opens a window onto the revival and promotion, following World War II, of traditional French decorative arts as part of France's renewed sense of cultural preeminence. For the first time, the idea of the decorative in Matisse's work and the actual decorations he designed for specific settings are integrated in one account, amounting to an understanding of this modern master's work that is simultaneously more nuanced and more comprehensive.

Time Out Los Angeles

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Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846703018

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Time Out Los Angeles is a VIP pass beyond the velvet rope and into the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling megalopolis that is home to more stars than the night sky, Los Angeles continues to enthrall all those who visit it. Whether visitors are looking for tips on the hottest bets or hot springs, this is the must-have travel guide — it covers the newest clubs, restaurants, and shopping, as well as day-trip suggestions in every direction.

The Mail Order Shopping Guide

What to Buy and where to Send for It, Around the World and the U.S.A.

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Author: Elizabeth Squire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mail-order business

Page: 383

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The Best of New York

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Author: André Gayot,Alain Gayot,Marilyn Wood

Publisher: Gayot

ISBN: 9781881066514

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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Possibly the greatest city on Earth, the Big Apple offers theater, historical sights, distinct and unique neighborhoods, world-class shopping, and some of the best dining anywhere. Gayot/GaultMillau packs hundreds of reviews into this compact guidebook, from the highest of the high class to the best bargain finds.

Unmistakably French

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Author: Betty Lou Phillips

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423621697

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Unmistakably French, the fifth book in Betty Lou Phillips' best-selling series on interpreting French décor for American homes, broadens yet again the limits of what French style can do for a home. No matter the location or size of the room to be decorated, the French rarely stray from favored and well-known characteristics of design-eighteenth-century furniture, sumptuous textiles, distinctive porcelains, and oil paintings in original carved-wood frames. In Phillips' newest book, she defines some of these specific secrets that French designers use to create an authentic French look-these certain basic decorating values they hold dear, seducing us with their self-assured approach to glamour, culture, and enduring respect for history. The book includes four sections: Passion for French, Art of Living, Savoir-Faire, and Fluent French. The style and settings seen in these contemporary homes, while American, are Unmistakably French. Betty Lou Phillips, ASID, is a renowned designer and the best-selling author of Provencal Interiors, French by Design, French Influences, and Villa Décor. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Venture

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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The Book of bests

exploring the world of quality : a guide to the best things life has to offer

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Author: Michael Bartlett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780836279184

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 464

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