French Style at Home
Inspiration From Charming DestinationsBook - 2009
France is the wo rld's style destination, and photographer S#65533;bastien Siraudeau has scoured the country to uncover eighty of its most charming boutique guesthouses, each rich in the design details that epitomize French style. Thirty of these locations are featured in individual chapters with photographs highlighting their particular flair-- from a trompe l'oeil wall mu ral, to a damask upholstered chaise longue, or a simple row of ocean-polished stones. Those seeking inspiration for their own home will find this book rich in ideas for a wide variety of styles--elegant crystal chandeliers may take center stage in one room, but a simple wooden bench, worn smooth with centuries of use, can be just as captivating in another. Gently faded neutrals create a quiet harmony in one setting, while another is alive with splashes of vivid color. Sleek and modern or cozy and rustic, each of these hand-picked settings is as inviting as a deep leather armchair. Organized thematically, these enticing destinations will inspire the reader to recreate the same atmospheric interiors at h o m e. This handsome volume includes a black book of the best design destinations the country has to offer-- from ch#65533;teaux, country manors, and farmhouses, to urban apartments, hotels, and B&Bs. A practical guide grouped by region includes price indicators and online tourist information.
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, 2009.
Branch Call Number: 747. 0944 SIR
Characteristics: 207 p. : chiefly col. ill.