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Jane Webster | Chateau Life | Cuisine & Style in the French CountrysideRegular price $210.00 Save $-210.00
Live la vie de château with Jane Webster, a gourmet so enchanted by this characteristically French lifestyle that she brought her whole family from Australia to Château Bosgouet in Normandy to experience it with her.
Through Jane's culinary passion and the sophisticated eye of her good friend photographer Robyn Lea, readers will discover sixty enticing recipes, lovely table settings, and compelling traditions, all while cultivating their inner Francophile.
Fresh, seasonal ingredients are always highlighted, as is the value of setting aside as much time as possible for these all-important meals shared with family and friends.
Author: Jane Webster
Photography: Robyn Lea
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 32.9 x 4.09
Weight (kg): 3.17
Country Houses The Architecture of Mark P FinlayRegular price $95.00 Save $-95.00
Once a young explorer content among the trees and nature of his boyhood home in Northbrook Illinois, Mark Finlay's passion for beauty and design drove him from the Chicago suburb to eventually work with the renowned architectural firm of Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo.
His wealth of experience grew over time, as a part of the team that completed some of the iconic works of Eero Saarinen. Branching out, Finlay started his own firm in 1984. After 35 masterful years, completing works of artful design around the country, Mark P. Finlay Architects offers us Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay.
This beautiful monograph invites readers into Finlay's artistic world, unveiling how his keen insights lead to creation of the most personal and memorable of spaces: a home. Alongside stunning photography, this distinctive and thoughtful volume delivers 12 of Finlay's finest works, all which have pushed creative boundaries.
Number of pages: 240
Product Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 30.9 x 2.54
Shipping Weight (kg): 1.9
Creating the French LookRegular price $32.95 Save $-32.95
The French interior evokes a way of life to aspire to, with its good food, unhurried pace and, above all, its past for which many people feel nostalgia.
Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: ‘Chateau’, ‘Country’, ‘Provençal’ and ‘Parisian’, and each “look” is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces.
As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.54
French Chic livingRegular price $89.95 Save $-89.95
Wonderfully accessible ideas for maintaining a stylish home, drawing on the ways French mothers and grandmothers manage their households. French houses ooze with charm—and their inhabitants, despite busy schedules, regularly entertain at home. What are the secrets for leading such a chic lifestyle? In this insightful tome, lavishly illustrated with images of a country residence in a romantic French town, de Dampierre shares her knowledge of ways to achieve a warm and inviting home.
Her continental traditions make beautifying your house a joy. Household chores—from stocking the pantry to washing and storing delicate linens to cleaning wooden and stone surfaces—are discussed. Tips for adorning your home range from lining dresser drawers with pretty papers and enhancing them with homemade scents to creating delicate floral arrangements of fresh-cut blooms for pleasant accents throughout your rooms.
Basic instructions are also provided for designing a simple and attractive aromatic kitchen garden full of herbs, fruit, and vegetables, whether on a plot of land or in attractive containers; its produce then becomes the basis for preparing fresh, seasonal recipes to share with family and friends.
Number of pages: 240
Product Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 26 x 2.8
Shipping Weight (kg): 1.27
French House Chic | HardcoverRegular price $59.99 Save $-59.99
It is more than twelve years since Jane Webster, the poster girl for selling up and following your dreams, bought Chateau Bosgouet, a derelict chateau in Normandy and moved her young family to France. In those twelve years, Jane has established an internationally renowned business, she has shepherded her children through their school years both in France and in Australia, she has made long-lasting friendships in her adopted home and she has spent countless hours observing French style.
French House Chic is a glimpse inside the most private of French residences: from supremely elegant Parisian apartments to lavishly upholstered sitting rooms in French country estates. From le salon to la salle de bain and every room in between, here is visual inspiration to achieve the most French look in any space. Or just to be momentarily immersed in all that Gallic flair.
This is Jane’s very personal story of a lifetime of cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home – a style that can be emulated with just some simple guidance. It is a book for rethinking: one that will make you want to rearrange your copper saucepans, reupholster your sofa, or book the next flight to Paris.
About the Author
Bestselling author, Jane Webster runs The French Table from her house in Normandy. She spends six months in France each year where she organises cultural tours and cooking classes throughout the region.
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Living Life BeautifullyRegular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Timeless, classic, and ever-popular, Christina Strutt's relaxed approach to decorating has earned her fans worldwide.
Living Life Beautifully tells the story of how Christina founded legendary fabric company Cabbages & Roses and grew it into a lifestyle brand. Christina talks about her inspirations and influences, and how she works these into her products. Specially-commissioned photography allows us a peek into her London apartment, and we see behind the scenes at her family home in the Bath countryside. This 600-year-old cottage is the backdrop for constantly changing interiors-it is where Christina designs her fabrics, experiments with her new wallpapers, and gathers all her favorite antiques, inherited gems, and newly sourced vintage acquisitions.
In addition, Christina shows us a selection of other homes and lifestyles she finds truly inspirational, including those of Brigette Buchanan, of interiors company Odd Limited, and Maureen Doherty of Egg.
About the Author
Christina Strutt is the founder of Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specialises in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories and interiors. Her previous books include the best-selling Home-Made Vintage, Natural Housekeeping, At Home with Country and Vintage Chic, all published by CICO Books. Christina is currently based near Bath and in London.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2020
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 1.13
Nora Murphys Country House StyleRegular price $49.99 Save $-49.99
Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment—her own home in Newtown, Connecticut—into a multimedia juggernaut.
Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume.
The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect.
Five homes, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, are featured. Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy’s CountryHouse Style is all inspiration.
Hardcover: 224 pages
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 23.5 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.63
New Vintage French InteriorsRegular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Combining bucolic charm and modern elegance, this vintage collection of French Country Interiors provides boundless inspiration for interior design enthusiasts and home decoration aficionados. This charming volume features a dozen interiors which bring together vintage and modern styles, for the ultimate in French country interiors. The homes represent a diverse range of possibilities for interior style, from the clean white lines and open floor plan of a barn converted into a modern loft to a traditional family home filled with antique pieces and Provençal prints.
Each photograph features details that will inspire the home enthusiast.
Make a bold design statement through curated collections of objects: pastel-hued bar spritzers, naïve paintings, or jewel-toned vases look best when grouped together. Display seashells in a bell-shaped glass cloche. Create a unique wall display of antique gardening tools. Use vintage striped kitchen towels to add nautical flair, especially when offset by weathered oars propped against the wall.
Taking their cue from the surrounding nature, these country homes feature earthy tones and give pride of place to natural materials, from smooth stone or terra-cotta tile floors to striking wooden beams or wind-beaten shutters. Sébastien Siraudeau takes the reader on a voyage around France replete with bucolic charm, providing an indispensable source of inspiration for modern living and country style à la française.
Number of pages: 208
Product Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 24.6 x 2.7
Shipping Weight (kg): 0.7
Relaxed RusticRegular price $49.99 Save $-49.99
Relaxed rustic interiors are about embracing the pared-back lifestyle of living in the country, taking nature as the main point of inspiration.
Use colours, textures and details to create a home in which to unwind – a retreat from the rest of the world. Niki Brantmark explores various takes on this simple, informal style. The graphical look is striking, reminiscent of exposed landscapes: think whitewashed ceilings, rugged stone surfaces and striking black features, softened by cosy soft furnishings and fresh plants and flowers.
Savanna style introduces warmer hues, featuring painted wood and reds, oranges and browns in textiles, furniture and collectibles. Nordic interiors take in the best of the Scandinavian landscape – clean white backdrops against sleek designs – while those inspired by forest and mountain streams are filled with rich, deep greens and blues, combined with traditional patterns and features, such as log burners, wood panelling and woven rugs.
The stunning photography for this book takes in locations across Scandinavia and the United States, and all evoke an ideal, rural life, adapted to modern living.
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.0