I have long been enchanted with the lifestyle of France. Even when my travels don’t spirit me away to that land, whenever I seek French inspiration, I refer to my magazine and book collection that focuses on its people, décor, and food. Hoffman Media’s new 208 page, hardcover book French Cottage is designed to allow our readers to peek into homes and shops filled with the tasteful furnishings and charming accessories we associate with Gallic culture.
History is ever present in the residences showcased in these pages. Coupled with homes chosen from the French countryside are American interiors influenced by a love of the serene color palette most favored in France. Timeworn, comfortable chairs and sofas are paired with architectural artifacts to create welcoming public spaces, while linens passed from one generation to the next enhance bedrooms where luxury reigns. We have found that the origins of a room’s furnishings matter little. In some of the most pleasing spaces, brocante finds have been combined with prized family heirlooms. Browse the pages for ideas sure to bring France into your home.
We have also included stateside shops that specialize in French goods to supplement the treasures you may bring back if you venture to Paris and beyond.
Tous mes voeux (My best wishes)!