The lifestyle of France has always fascinated me, and, naturally, so has French style. I love the elements of luxury, softness, and patina intermingled throughout the aesthetic with linens, muted colors, and antiques. It’s no wonder French style has long been popular and still is today.
To celebrate this beloved style, Victoria magazine just released a charming special issue called French Cottage. Throughout the pages, you’ll be inspired by the warmth and beauty found in each home and shop. In the “Romantic French Décor” section, you’ll tour homes immersed in provincial charm, masterfully mixing elegance and subtlety.
In the “French-Inspired Furnishings” portion, you’ll meet the successful proprietors behind gorgeous boutiques that sell antiques and heirlooms. Their passion for restoring these storied pieces to their former glory is contagious, and you’ll fall in love with the patinated furnishings filling these shops.
If all of your reading and perusing of the pages has you hungry for a taste of France, the “Gallic Cuisine” chapter will allow you nearly instant gratification. These recipes were regionally inspired and are sure to be rich, comforting, and luxurious—just like French style and the lovely country of France itself.
I’d love to hear if you share the same interest in French style or cuisine!