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Book Review: My Stylish French Girlfriends

Book Review: My Stylish French Girlfriends – Meet 20 beautiful, creative French women who live with passion; work every day; and love to take care ot their homes and families. Visit them in their grand chateaux or charming little country cottages or Parisian apartments. Learn where they shop, where they work, where they play, how they dress and, how they entertain. Absorb each girlfriend’s style and joie de vivre. Santoni’s affectionate writing, along with gorgeous photography, tells each woman’s story with an intimacy usually reserved for the closest of girlfriends. See also: Book Review: Once Upon a Chair… Reading this book, you’ll find different perspectives of how to decorate your home. A clear vision for the interiors, choosing a muted palette and favourite hotel decor as inspiration, may be one of the options. “These portraits of women and homes show a side of France that visitors don’t normally get to see,” writes Santoni. The book showcases some of their chic, stylish homes and explains how it tends to seem so effortless for them. You may also find a château turned into a canvas; full of flowers and paints in every room of the house.  You’ll definitely learn the secrets of decorating like…

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Book Review decorate your Home with Ellen DeGeneres (1)
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Book Review: decorate your Home with Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as “an education.”   She has long cared deeply about design: “I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen.” This deluxe edition of Home is printed on extremely high quality paper, printed on a sheet-fed press, and bound in a real cloth covered case with a tipped in photo of Ellen DeGeneres’ living room featuring her Picasso. In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, “You don’t have to have money to have good taste,” and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous “Brody House” up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well…

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