French Home by Josephine Ryan
From the classic elegance of Haussmann's Parisian boulevards and the glorious excesses of Versailles to the bohemian charms of Montmartre and the artist's garret, French style has acquired a legendary status.
This beautifully illustrated book explores the elements that combine to create spaces with an identifiably French feel: the archituectural details that enhance the framework of a room; the textures and colours that flatter various styles of furniture; options for lighting, mirrors, and paintings. Looking at real homes, antiques dealer and stylist Josephine Ryan demonstrates a keen eye for objects both ordinary and extraordinary, and examines the alchemy of a style that can be either lush and complex or pared-down and rigorous. With words by Hilary Robertson, "French Home" will help you reinvent your surroundings and gain a touch of French style. *Lavish photographs by Claire Richardson *Celebrates a style that mixes antique and modern with easy flair. by Josephine Ryan