Item description for Provence Style: The Art of Home Decoration by Noelle Duck & Christian Sarramon...
This beautifully illustrated volume brings the essence of Provence to home decor. Nothing about a true provencal house is accidental. The stone for the walls is faded by centuries of sun, the fabrics for table or bed come from local designers working in a centuries old tradition, the pottery and glasses to eat and drink from are the product of local craftsmen. This celebrated way of life is a result of the work of hundreds of artisans who still produce the elements of a home in the traditional ways. Indoors and out, readers will find here the elements to bring the style of the south of France into their own homes, from furniture to textiles and fabrics, and from faience pottery to beautiful metalwork. Also covered are architectural elements including stairways, railings, floors, moldings, fireplaces, chimneys, roofs and ceilings. And for the outdoors-gardens, walls and patios. Combining history with details of the methods of craftsmen, and inspirational photography with practical details Provence Style celebrates the true French country style that is perennially popular, a style that is at once rustic and sophisticated, and both traditional and elegant. Not all provencal houses are alike of course, and this book goes into detail about the best way to decorate a range of houses from grand villas to country houses, and from small cottages to houses in town. Each section of the book shows a variety of authentic approaches to different house types which can be applied here to bring the charm of a sun drenched provencal room to any house.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 3.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2002
ISBN 2080108395 ISBN13 9782080108395
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More About Noelle Duck & Christian Sarramon
Noelle Duck is editor in chief of Mer & Bateaux and author of several books on Provence, where she has lived and worked for many years. Christian Sarramon is a well known lifestyle photographer who works for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. He is also the photographer for Flammarion's "Gardens in Brittany "and "Living in Paris."
Reviews - What do customers think about Provence Style: The Art of Home Decoration?
Lovely! Apr 6, 2008
Wonderful photos! An inside peek at many inspiring homes! Vibrant colors and rich textures! Beautiful and informative. It's almost as much fun as an actual visit to Provence.
A cultural and aesthetic trip to Provence Jan 2, 2007
Provence Style is a beautiful book. Reading this book is like traveling through the Provence country. It describes the types of Provence houses with the illustration of beautiful pictures. You will feel the ambiance of the outdoors as well as the cozy aspects of the indoors. You will almost smell the lavender fields from the terrace pictures! And your visit will show you incredible flooring, original fireplaces, delicate furniture and other traditional elements of the Provence style. Our preference is biased toward the ceramics, especially the Moustiers ones, and the fabrics. Provence fabrics are so colorful and playful! Also, the Boutis, a white quilting method is presented here with a picture of its transparency through light.
Important for color Aug 6, 2004
So many Provence house books show plenty of details, but this book's strength is the profusion of color throughout. We took it with us to the tile store and could easily see by opening any page what tones, hues are truly Provencal and would work in our new house.
Beautiful Jun 1, 2002
A beautiful book, full of concise details and suggestions for decorating your home to evoke Provence.