Described as the South's most inviting designer, Barbara Westbrook shares her principles for creating beautiful homes that are warm and inviting in her first book, Gracious Rooms. This beautiful book is filled with rich, inspirational images and advice. Westbrook has been designing classically inspired homes with Southern charm and European elegance for over twenty years. Whether it's a fetching country cottage or a sumptuous penthouse apartment, Westerbrook offers advice with polish and patina. Her philosophy is quite simple. "Make it interesting. Make it beautiful. Make it personal. Make it welcoming and warm."
Westbrook walks her readers through 10 stunning homes. You'll visit light-filled lake retreats, contemporary houses, and historic mansions. Throughout these homes she shares her straightforward, usable ideas. Westerbrook imparts her views on symmetry, the use of natural elements in design a room, and color as a means of unifying spaces within a home and creating a mood with materials. Through combining these elements of design and decoration, she turns houses into homes. Her thoughts are. "Make it interesting. Make it beautiful. Make it personal."
This is a book that is poised to grace every elegant coffee table, book shelf or library no matter the reader's prefered style.
BARBARA WESTBROOK: GRACIOUS ROOMS By Barbara Westbrook with Heather Mac Issac Published by Rizzoli New York ISBN: 978-0-8478-4505-7
PRICE: $50.00 US
Hardcover / 240 pages / 9 x 12 / 150 color illustrations
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