Category Archives: French Style

Chez Givenchy: Le Jonchet Revisited

Posted February 18, 2016. Filed in Chateaux, French Country Houses, French Style, Hubert de Givenchy

Like many of you my mind has been drifting to Springtime, the season when everything begins to appear dew fresh and full of promise. The greens are greener, the days longer, and the light stronger. While falling down the rabbits hole that is Pinterest I discovered photos I had never seen before of Hubert de […]

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A Lasting Impression

If not for a photo of the somewhat humble and rustic facade of this charming house in a Swiss village one might assume from the photos below that the rooms contained within belong to a château in the French countryside. An admitted nature-phobe, Frédéric Méchiche has no interest in bringing the natural splendor of the outdoors […]

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Henri Samuel for Susan and John Gutfreund, Paris

The salon featured above is quite possibly one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen, for many reasons. Unquestionably French by design, it succeeds in balancing fine 18th-century boiserie, antiques and objets d’arts with comfortable, if not humble, statements including loose linen slip covered furniture, a tone-on-tone checkerboard patterned carpet, the contemporary curve […]

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