Item description for Latin Style: Decorating Your Home with Color, Texture, and Passion [With Latin Lounge Music CD] by Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque, Brian Park & Paul Wright...
Overview Vibrant photographs and creative, original ideas provide the inspiration anyone needs to bring true Latin style to his or her own life. Style icon Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque defines and celebrates the four key influences of Latin style, and a CD of Latin-inspired music and images is included.
In "Latin Style" I show you how to use space, texture, and color to explore the brilliant nuances of Latin American decor and enjoy some of the most exciting attributes of a truly chic lifestyle. ―Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque
Make every day a vivid celebration with "Latin Style."
"Latin Style "captures the spirit of the Latin aesthetic, the power of its details and traditions, and its unwavering, timeless chic in a rich montage of photos, concepts, and practical ideas for those who want to bring a Latin flair to their own homes and lives.
Become inspired by the four distinct moods of "Latin Style"
Cabana evokes the cool of the ocean with endless white beaches, turquoise water, and tropical fruits.
Hacienda is the old-world brick and stone elegance of ranches and country estates set in a rugged landscape.
Paradiso embodies the lush abundance of the rainforest, overflowing with life of every kind.
Pueblo reflects the sun-drenched colors of outdoor markets, folk art, colonial architecture, and quiet courtyards.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.25" Height: 10.25" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1401603653 ISBN13 9781401603656
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Latin Style: Decorating Your Home with Color, Texture, and Passion?
Not enough pictures Oct 6, 2009
It might be because I am a visual person, but one would think that a decorating book would have more and plenty of pictures of the spaces that a decorator has worked on. This was not the case with this book. Too much writing for a highly visual topic. What made it more of a turn off, is that most of the pictures in the book were not even of objects or decorated spaces, but were mostly of food, and people eating, and plants...??? I was highly disappointed, and will probably try to sell the book back as I am not really interested in keeping as a "reference" book.
Almost as good as a vacation to South American Jul 31, 2008
This is a charming book full of color, and the quirky style of what the author calls "Latin Style". This is much more than just a decorating book. The author chooses pictures that give you a sense of what it would be like to experience Latin style. There is a stunning photo of a small cabana with large hammock swinging in front, the hammock facing an endless ocean. The picture beckons you to enjoy total peace. Then there are glorious pictures that speak of movement. A native hauling a load of bananas across a sky of palm trees, then a swirl of a brilliant red skirt as a woman dances by, followed by a collage of intriguing dishes.
For those interested in decoration, there are pictures of haciendas. Plaster walls, heavy antique furniture, and the jolt of pure orange paint on a wall. One truly romantic home pictured has a "grand old corridor...with an assemblage of paints and old lithographs and ...dark brown leather brown chairs--again that necessary hint of masculinity." (p 85).