The New Eighteenth-century Style
Rediscovering a French Decor
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New Eighteenth-century Style by Michele Lalande
Book DescriptionWith the restoration of the Pompadour apartments at Versailles, there is a renewed interest in the opulent fashions in interior decoration of the eighteenth century. The use of turquoise with gold accents, the lush velvet upholstery and the expensive iridescent wall hangings all bear witness to a style that indulged in spite of revolutions, wars, looting and fires. Lalande and Trillard reveal the harmony between antique extravagance and contemporary decoration that characterises the revival of this style. They survey thirty excellent examples of this quintessential blending of refined detail and showy affluence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810954960
(279mm x 241mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michele Lalande
New Eighteenth-Century Home, Hardback (May 2011)
The third installment in our popular French decor series, which as sold over 30,000 copies so far.
New French Decor, Hardback (October 2007)» View all books by Michele Lalande
The art of setting, compiling or combining disparate objects is a difficult art. This book showcases some of the most successful combinations of treasured heirlooms and contemporary design. It provides insight into the blend of sophistication, symmetry, confusion and minimalism that makes each of these rooms successful.
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Author Biography - Michele Lalande
Michele Lalande is a journalist and stylist. For many years she has been a regular contributor to various French and other foreign interior design magazines. She lives in Paris. Gilles Trillard has been a freelance photographer for 25 years. He specialises in photographing interiors and his work is regularly published in Elle Decoration and other magazines. He lives in Paris.
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