|A mingling of a Franco-American aesthetic.|
When one sees a room designed by Betty Lou Phillips or picks up one of her gorgeous coffee table books featuring not only her own work, but places, spaces and things she admires, it is instantly clear that she intuitively and intimately understands la joie de vive in its most perfect definition: “an exultation of the spirit.”
An award-winning interior designer and bestselling author, Phillips is revered for her impeccable taste and flair. She translates her passion for all things French into her work for clients from New York to California.
Her latest book, The French Way with Design*is a bijou. What I particularly love about her books is that they are not only beautiful display worthy objects but also they sparkle with her stunning writing. All read as if she is telling us a marvellous story. She shares historical anecdotes among the sumptuous photographs and at the same time she slips in pertinent decorating tips we can all use.
Over the next few days, I shall do a mini-series of her design secrets, but today let me share my interview with the extraordinary Betty Lou Phillips:
|Chocolate walls in an American bedroom accented with a pillow that speaks French, “chocolat.”|
|It’s always all about the details, it’s the junction where la joie de vivre meets l’art de vivre.|