Design Focus Friday: French Chic

20 June 2008 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

I recently received some preview images of a new book by French interior designer and decorative arts historian Florence de Dampierre, titled French Chic: The Art of Decorating Houses, scheduled for publication October 2008 by Rizzoli.

It’s as nice a piece of eye candy as you could want on a sultry summer Friday in the city, but it also includes a fair amount of French decorative history, quick lessons on core design principles and makes a case that stylish, comfortable contemporary living has in roots in the court of Louis XIV.

A couple of added bonuses include a series of delicious-sounding menus accompanied by mouth-watering photographs, and a fairly extensive resource guide at the back.

Take a sneak peek at some of the spreads and let me know what you think.

Note: all images© Photography by Tim Street-Porter, Florence de Dampierre French Chic by Florence de Dampierre, Rizzoli New York, 2008.

French Chic Salon


French Chic Kitchen


French Chic Library

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