Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Betty Lou Phillips ~ New Website

If you are a Betty Lou Phillips fan , she has a new website where you can keep up with her numerous projects, books and products. The reigning queen of French & Italian design inspiration publications and I share the same publisher, Gibbs Smith Publisher.

Betty Lou's nine design books ~ an incredible achievement

When I began writing my first book and looking for publishers I went through my personal library and selected many of the books that I enjoyed the most and wanted to emulate. Several of them were Betty Lou's books and they led me to send my proposal to Gibbs Smith. So I really owe her a debt of gratitude for unknowingly leading me to my publisher.

Her work is classic, timeless and meticulously detailed and I am in awe of her soft treatments. The quality of workmanship is always superb.

I don't really have a favorite among her books - to me each one has it's own unique charm.

The one constant in all of her work is the timeless quality of the interiors. They could have been designed twenty years ago or twenty years from now. They are comfortable, elegant and soothing.

Her beds are all dressed to perfection and her draperies are luscious.

Antiques abound and add depth and character to her rooms

I've not yet met her in person. I had a weird notion when I began to write that authors, under the same publisher, would get together at book shows and sip champagne cocktails while discussing the current landscape of the design scene. Just one of the many misconceptions I had about what becoming a published author would be like!!! But thanks to the wonders of the internet I have exchanged a couple of emails with a few of them. I'll try to see what Ms. Phillips is working on next and let you know. In the meantime visit her beautiful website and tell her, Jackie sent you.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great to know, Jackie. I'm going to have to check this out, as well as see what other books I might want to get. I've been a fan of Betty Lou Phillips work for over 10 years now, when I first saw it in a decorating magazine.

Unknown said...

She has quite a talent for an elegant design from classic layout. I will need to check this out.


A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I am not sure how I landed know how that happens, but very glad I did! I am enjoying your blog and as a former designer I see lots here that makes my heart go pitter-patter. Congratulations on your book!

Unknown said...

I am also a fan of her style.
The bath that is pictured is yummy and a bit sexy!

Anonymous said...

Very nice - easy to follow, simple, and working. Thanks for the knowledge!
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Nice website. It is much better than the previous website. :)