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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 ...

French Chic: The Art of Decorating Houses 2008, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780847830596