French Chic

French Chic

The Art of Decorating Houses

Book - 2008
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The French have a legendary sense of style that is synonymous with a joyous, sophisticated way of life, joie de vivre. Elegant and witty, French chic—a clever mix of classic and contemporary—sums up de Dampierre’s design sensibility. Using Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses as a model, she provides advice on how to achieve this distinctive look. The fascinating French decorative history of such architectural elements as windows, fireplaces, and doors, along with basic design principles, is given to provide the origins of the essence of chic. Stunning photography of her home—from the striking entrance hallway with its leopard-pattern carpeted staircase to the sensual master bedroom enlivened with charming toile wallpaper and the resplendent gardens dotted with topiaries—captures the designer’s personal invocations of the best of French chic and empowers the reader to duplicate the experience at home. French Chic is the perfect guide for creating vibrant living spaces with flair.

Baker & Taylor
Presents room-by-room tours of the decorative art historian's French-inspired designs, in a guide that draws on a model of Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses to demonstrate elaborate applications of specific principles. 12,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2008
ISBN: 9780847830596
0847830594
Branch Call Number: 747.0944 D188f
Characteristics: 239 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Street-Porter, Tim

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