Books: SOLIS BETANCOURT {essential elegance}

July 14, 2011

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

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.

The look is subtle,
and deliciously timeless.

Peace to you right where you are.

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

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

  3. Gorgeous, Michele! Just gorgeous!!!

    Have a wonderful day!


    Luciane at

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

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

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

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

  8. 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!! :)

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. such beautiful photos! love the colors and the calmness.
    happy weekend!

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

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