Год издания: 1997
Количество страниц: 240
В продаже с 18.01.2012
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The French Touch: a native sense of quality and poise, an effortless elegance that characterizes a wildflower arrangement in a Normandy cottage as much as it does the choice of objets d'art in a luxury Parisian apartment. Here is the opportunity to explore this unique design style, with hundreds of photographs of France's most charmed residences - from lovingly renovated historic chateaux to farmhouses, flats, a converted loft, and even an old silkworm factory - selected from the pages of Maison & Jardin by onetime editor Daphne de Saint Sauveur. Escorting the reader from home to home and region to region, de Saint Sauveur stresses the importance of local traditions in the fashioning of the French homeplace. The interior organization of a house high in the Pyrenees, for example, could never be mistaken for a villa in sunbaked Provence; similarly, houses lapped by the vineyards of Bordeaux or perched on Brittany's wild coasts demand very different approaches to their decoration. ...