A Continental Credo

Betty Lou Phillips' "The Allure of French and Italian D├ęcor"

Holly Moore
November 14, 2012

Designer Betty Lou Phillips has released her 11th design book, The Allure of French and Italian Décor (Gibbs Smith, $60), a wealth of pictorial and written advice on such topics as Venetian plaster, sourcing reclaimed materials and creating the feeling of an established home. With more than 200 luscious images, it’s a romp through the historical development of French and Italian interiors, with a visual overview of this look brought stateside through the eyes and the design work of Ms. Phillips.