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From acclaimed French interior designer and decorative-arts historian Florence de Dampierre comes an inspiring collection of the best decorative wall treatments. From Italianate murals in Renaissance villas and the whimsical painted panels of the Musée Carnavalet, to English Arts and Crafts wallpaper and Frederic Church’s stenciled homestead Olana, Walls shows how decorating walls can transform an interior space. Sidebars cover such topics as lacquering; chair moldings, pediments, and cornices; borders and friezes; hand-painted linen and cotton hangings; tooled leather, and toile. Beautifully photographed, the book offers innumerable wall treatment ideas that can be seamlessly integrated with furnishings of modern interiors to create an original ambience.