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Betty Lou Phillips

United States

Designer:Betty Lou  Phillips

Like millions of other Americans, BETTY LOU PHILLIPS shares a fascination for France and all it represents. A renowned interior designer and best-selling, award-winning author, Phillips excels at translating the secrets of French design for savvy Americans. ForeWord Magazine awarded "Villa Decor: Decidedly French and Italian Style" top prize--Editors' Choice Nonfiction Book of the Year- in June 2003. "Inspirations from France and Italy" was the magazine's silver medalist in 2007. Also, the latter garnered first prize in Home Decorating/ Interior Design from USA Book News. Betty Lou's first foray into children's books, "Emily Goes Wild", was an instant hit, winning Texas Institute of Letters prestigious FRIEND OF THE AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK. Irresistibly cute Emily with a monkey-mind of her own is now at Neiman Marcus, FAO Schwarz, and other retail locations. A respected member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Betty Lou Phillips' design work has been featured in hundreds of newspapers throughout the country, in addition to dozens of magazines, including Veranda, Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Bedroom & Bath and Window and Wall, and Decorating. She has appeared on Christopher Lowell Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Her three sons all married interior designers. Source: Betty Lou Phillips

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