Interior Design Books: SOLIS BETANCOURT {essential elegance}

In the mood for a little romantic lovely?

This home in

Washington’s Rock Creek Park

is one of my all time favorites!

Remember it in Traditional Home a few years back?

Designed by

S O L I S  B E T A N C O U R T

it has an overall color scheme of

muted creams and taupes

punctuated with hints of

steely blue and amethyst.

This kitchen design, and the incredible cabinetry

and open shelves just takes my breath away.

You’ll find this home in

Essential Elegance:

The Interiors of Solis Betancourt

by Dana Demange

offered by the Monacelli Press.

Linen upholstered club chairs,

an incredible concrete fireplace,

and a collection of French and Asian antiques

accent this incredibly airy room.

Most of the photography in the book is by

Marcos Galvany.
Designers Jose Solis and Paul Sherrill

strive for balance between:

formal and informal,

traditional and contemporary

while keeping

comfort and livability

in check.

Essential Elegance: The Interiors of Solis Betancourt

The look is subtle,


and deliciously timeless.

Peace to you right where you are.


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  1. July 14, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    A perfect design book for me. I love serene, neutral color palettes, and this is perfection. A must for my ever growing collection!!

  2. July 14, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    Oh such gorgeous pictures…. my favorite is the kitchen! I may have to have this book! Thanks for sharing it.
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  3. July 14, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    Wow, these rooms are gorgeous! We love the neutral colors, softness and stone backsplash.

  4. July 15, 2011 / 4:30 am

    wow, that outdoor room is unbelievable! let's go have coffee there…
    thanks for linking up at my Etsy Shop party today!!

  5. July 15, 2011 / 7:04 am

    Oh my!! What a gorgeous book this must be!! Thank you for sharing this!

  6. July 15, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Reminds me so much of your home. Michele!
    These images are so pretty.
    Love them…. my next home … all craemy whites!

  7. July 15, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    Oh My Goodness Michele~ I am SO excited you shared this one!!! I have this book in my Amazon cart already-the cover was talking to me but I wanted to preview it before ordering and haven't found it anywhere. I can tell by the gorgeous photos you shared that I will absolutely LOVE it!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this at my party!! Off to Amazon!! 🙂

  8. July 15, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    This looks like
    one to truly get
    lost in…..and
    refer back to time
    and again….Which
    makes the BOOK truly
    timeless, as well!
    xx Suzanne

  9. July 16, 2011 / 5:51 pm

    Yet another gorgeous book you're showing us – I long for the time I have walls of book space so I can fill them with such loveliness!

    Meera xx

  10. July 19, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    I would love that fireplace, perfect European styling for me! Thanks for sharing this wonderful publication with VIF, xo Debra

    • December 4, 2012 / 9:16 am

      Great Content.I have appreciate with getting lot of good and reliable information with your post…….
      Thanks for sharing such kind of nice and wonderful collection……again, beautiful 🙂 I love reading your posts. They make me happy .
      essential home accents

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