As an avowed Francophile, I have always been captivated by how the French live in their homes. Many visits spent soaking up that characteristic flair have allowed me to experience the French design aesthetic in various settings, and informed the way I interpret the style in my own interiors.
The appeal of French style lies in how ‘effortless’ the interiors appear, and yet they always look so sophisticated. Their spaces aren’t contrived; it’s not like they are trying too hard and they always look truly ‘lived in’.
I discovered when travelling around France, the regions are as varied as the architecture and interiors. There is not one homogenous ‘French look’ and the chapters in my book reflect that.
Each has its own distinct ambience; La Ville (the city), La Plage (the beach), La Campagne (the country) and Les Montagnes (the mountains). Although each region has it’s own style there are some universal hallmarks that make French style oh, so chic.