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Romantic French Homes

Author : Lanie Goodman
ISBN : 1908862769
Genre : Design
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From a chic and sophisticated Parisian pied-à -terre owned by an acclaimed musician to an authentically restored Alpine ski lodge, from a grand château filled with antiques collected by generations of the same family, to writer Marcel Pagnol’s beach cottage in St Tropez, Romantic French Homes presents a stunning selection of homes, most of which have never been photographed before. Author Lanie Goodman has gathered a collection of 14 amazing properties which sum up all that is French and romantic, from the city streets of Paris to Mégève in the French Alps, from the windswept coast of Normandy, to the heart of Provence and the sun-baked shores of the Riviera. There are classic country houses which have been in the same family for generations, tiny boltholes, city apartments, quirky seaside homes, and more. Each home has its own individual character, reflecting the people who live there and their passions. The book is divided into four chapters: Châteaux which covers castles, châteaux, grand country houses, and town houses; Bastides which features old manors and farmhouses; Maisons Bohemes which includes bohemian artist’s, writer’s, and seaside homes; and Paysannes and Pavilions, which focuses on small and simple, thrifty and humble town houses and country houses. With stunning photography capturing the grandeur, charm, and mystery of these properties, their romance and sense of history shine through.
Category: Design

Through The French Door

Author : Carolyn Westbrook
ISBN : 1908170794
Genre : House & Home
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Welcome to the world of designer and decorator Carolyn Westbrook. Carolyn is known for her love of French design, and here she shares her romance with beautiful and inspiring interiors. Carolyn’s mantra is simply to create a home that reflects your spirit, and here she invites us into her own home, a 1800s plantation house. The décor changes regularly—walls are given a dramatic facelift with a new color, furniture bought for her business becomes too precious to be sold on, newly discovered accessories are layered in with existing treasures. Nothing stays the same for long, and Through The French Door reveals the latest incarnation of this wonderful family home. Carolyn invites you to share her everyday life here, from collecting still-warm eggs from her brood of chickens to picking sun-ripened tomatoes and basil from her garden for supper. Carolyn is known for her parties and this book captures the seasonal celebrations at The Plantation, from the splendour of Christmas to summer parties. Carolyn also takes us on a tour of other homes she finds are truly French inspired. Roam through the halls of a city mansion or take a look at the simple, sleek interior of a town house. See what true French country style looks like by peeking through the door of a log cabin dressed in French ticking and gorgeous velvets. Wherever and however you live, Carolyn once again shows that her signature French style can be applied to any interior. Her sure hand guides you through the process of creating a wonderful home that is a reflection of you and teaches you how to pull together interior decorating schemes. With glorious photography and a range of homes, Through the French Door is a celebration of Carolyn Westbrook’s signature style—timeless, sophisticated, comfortable, and inspiring.
Category: House & Home

Early Homes

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Now in its sixth year, Early Homes is a biannual special edition that focuses on the period 1690—1850 and it's revivals, including Colonial and Neoclassical design. Each issue contains lavish photos and plenty of product sources.

Gunpowder Green

Author : Laura Childs
ISBN : 110109995X
Genre : Fiction
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Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning knows that something’s brewing in the high society of Charleston—something other than her newest tea… The Indigo Tea Shop, Charleston’s favorite spot of tea, has just come out with its latest flavor: Gunpowder Green. Theodosia Browning cannot wait to hear its praises as it is unveiled at the annual yacht race. But when she hears the crack of an antique gun meant to end the race, a member of Charleston’s elite falls dead. Theodosia has a hunch that his demise was no accident—and will go out of her way to prove it. But if she doesn’t act fast, Theo will find herself in hot water with some boiling-mad Charlestonians—and more than a little gun-chai… Includes a delicious recipe and tea-making tips!
Category: Fiction

Romantic New Orleans

Author : Stanforth, Deirdre
ISBN : 1455611417
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Photographs of outstanding buildings and interesting sites in New Orleans accompany comments on their histories, their past and present residents and frequenters, and their distinctive features

Old House Interiors

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National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing period homes of every era. A garden feature, essays, archival material, events and exhibitions, and book reviews round out the editorial. Many readers claim the beautiful advertising—all of it design-related, no “lifestyle” ads—is as important to them as the articles.

Romantic Catholics

Author : Carol E. Harrison
ISBN : 9780801470592
Genre : History
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In this well-written and imaginatively structured book, Carol E. Harrison brings to life a cohort of nineteenth-century French men and women who argued that a reformed Catholicism could reconcile the divisions in French culture and society that were the legacy of revolution and empire. They include, most prominently, Charles de Montalembert, Pauline Craven, Amélie and Frédéric Ozanam, Léopoldine Hugo, Maurice de Guérin, and Victorine Monniot. The men and women whose stories appear in Romantic Catholics were bound together by filial love, friendship, and in some cases marriage. Harrison draws on their diaries, letters, and published works to construct a portrait of a generation linked by a determination to live their faith in a modern world. Rejecting both the atomizing force of revolutionary liberalism and the increasing intransigence of the church hierarchy, the romantic Catholics advocated a middle way, in which a revitalized Catholic faith and liberty formed the basis for modern society. Harrison traces the history of nineteenth-century France and, in parallel, the life course of these individuals as they grow up, learn independence, and take on the responsibilities and disappointments of adulthood. Although the shared goals of the romantic Catholics were never realized in French politics and culture, Harrison's work offers a significant corrective to the traditional understanding of the opposition between religion and the secular republican tradition in France.
Category: History

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89122457625
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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Rochester S Historic East Avenue District

Author : Michael Leavy
ISBN : 9781439631799
Genre : Photography
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American cities and towns have always prided themselves on their grand avenues. The social elite and industrial captains often transformed normal thoroughfares into magnificent promenades lined with mansions to showcase their wealth. Post-Civil War America experienced a burst of this activity, but Rochester, America's first true boomtown, had already set its sights on a grand avenue as early as 1840. The nouveau riche were anxious to establish a prestigious social colony befitting their stature. Using local and national architects, landscapers, and craftsmen, they transformed East Avenue from a crudely hacked pioneer lane into one of the grandest approaches to any city in the world. Although somewhat altered, it is still Rochester's most beautiful street and remains one of Monroe County's most spectacular features.
Category: Photography

Romantic Canada

Author : Victoria Hayward
ISBN : UOM:39015070244697
Genre : Canada
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Category: Canada

French Country

Author : Cooper
ISBN : 1940772540
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This beautiful decorating idea book will bring you endless inspiration to create your own French style retreat, home, and garden.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

American Dream Homes Luxury Designs

Author : Inc. Home Planners
ISBN : 1931131082
Genre : Architecture
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This beautiful photographic collection of 50 new glamor designs from recent home shows takes readers on a tour, step-by-step, through the design and decorating details. Each design includes accessories, landscaping, and even luxuries such as sweeping staircases and grand entries. Full color.
Category: Architecture

What Life Was Like In Europe S Romantic Era

Author : Time-Life Books
ISBN : IND:30000076286073
Genre : Europe
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Examines the changing political, social, and artistic landscape of Europe during the Romantic Era.
Category: Europe

Salvator Rosa In French Literature

Author : James Patty
ISBN : 9780813171937
Genre : Literary Criticism
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" Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) was a colorful and controversial Italian painter, talented musician, a notable comic actor, a prolific correspondent, and a successful satirist and poet. His paintings, especially his rugged landscapes and their evocation of the sublime, appealed to Romantic writers, and his work was highly influential on several generations of European writers. James S. Patty analyzes Rosa’s tremendous influence on French writers, chiefly those of the nineteenth century, such as Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand, and Théophile Gautier. Arranged in chronological order, with numerous quotations from French fiction, poetry, drama, art criticism, art history, literary history, and reference works, Salvator Rosa in French Literature forms a narrative account of the reception of Rosa’s life and work in the world of French letters. James S. Patty, professor emeritus of French at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Dürer in French Letters . He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Category: Literary Criticism

Romantic Style

Author : Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm)
ISBN : 0696212390
Genre : House & Home
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Provides examples of living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms decorated in a romantic and gentle style.
Category: House & Home

The Complete Guide To Bed And Breakfasts Inns And Guesthouses In The United States Canada And Worldwide

Author : Pamela Lanier
ISBN : 1580086462
Genre : Travel
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This updated edition of one of the best loved and bestselling guides to 19,000 inns features an expanded international section and the top ten B&B recipes from "Cinnamon Mornings and Chocolate Dreams," the quintessential inn and guesthouse cookbook.
Category: Travel

The French Inspired Home

Author : Carolyn Westbrook
ISBN : 1907030697
Genre : Design
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Designer and decorator Carolyn Westbrook’s love affair with all that is French inspired began long before she ever traveled to France. Growing up in the US, her Southern heritage was infused by French influences—from the chic elegance of New Orleans to the romance of southern plantation houses. Subsequent travels to France filled her with a passion that has influenced her designs and interiors ever since and “The French Inspired†has become her own signature style. Immerse yourself in her own beautiful plantation house, a sleek urban apartment, or a classically elegant town house. Each home featured has its own distinctive style, but all are essentially “French†in their inspiration, whether it comes from a distressed, gilded carved mirror, or a faded, frayed rug that exudes age in just the right places and could never be purchased from a department store. Carolyn Westbrook prides herself on these French-inspired interiors that are classic and timeless but never stuffy. These interiors are not about the latest trends, but meant to inspire longevity and a true romance with your own home. The French have mastered the art of this time-worn yet sophisticated style of living, and you too will fall in love with the colors, the textures, and the inspiration that is truly French.
Category: Design

Almost French

Author : Sarah Turnbull
ISBN : 9781101097816
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The charming true story of a spirited young woman who finds adventure--and the love of her life--in Paris. "This isn't like me. I'm not the sort of girl who crosses continents to meet up with a man she hardly knows. Paris hadn't even been part of my travel plan..." A delightful, fresh twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes us on a tour that is fraught with culture clashes but rife with deadpan humor. Sarah Turnbull's stint in Paris was only supposed to last a week. Chance had brought Sarah and Frédéric together in Bucharest, and on impulse she decided to take him up on his offer to visit him in the world's most romantic city. Sacrificing Vegemite for vichyssoise, the feisty Sydney journalist does her best to fit in, although her conversation, her laugh, and even her wardrobe advertise her foreigner status. But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from life in a bustling quatier and surviving Parisian dinner parties to covering the haute couture fashion shows and discovering the hard way the paradoxes of France today, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: maddening, mysterious, and charged with that French specialty-séduction. An entertaining tale of being a fish out of water, Almost French is an enthralling read as Sarah Turnbull leads us on a magical tour of this seductive place-and culture-that has captured her heart
Category: Biography & Autobiography