Penguin - Life in a French Country House
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As France's most prominent host and the artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, Cordelia de Castellane is a leading ambassador of the Gallic lifestyle. Simply put, Cordelia is to French entertaining what Inès de la Fressange is to French style. Drawing from her illustrious career, family life, and lively social circle, she invites readers into her welcoming world of stylish hospitality with this new volume.
Organized according to the seasons of the year--winter, spring, summer, and fall--the chapters uncover Cordelia's tips and inspirations for living and entertaining à la française. With individual sections dedicated to seasonal tableware, recipes, interior design, flower arranging, and more, readers will delight in learning how to re-create chic French style for special events and everyday occasions alike. Accompanying personal archival photos, exclusive images of vibrant table settings and decor at Cordelia's gorgeous private residence in the French countryside brim with effortless flair. Complete with informative captions and texts, this book is a must-have guide on how to bring French joie de vivre to your home.
Review QuotesWith tips and inspiration for living and entertaining à la française, you will delight in learning how to re-create chic French style for holiday celebrations, special events, and everyday occasions with seasonal tableware, recipes, interior design, and floral arrangements. --SOCIETY TEXAS
About the Author
Cordelia de Castellane is a French designer and businesswoman. The artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, she is also the founder of the children's fashion label CdeC, inspired by her role as a mother of four. Matthieu Salvaing is a French photographer and contributor to Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, World of Interiors, Holiday Magazine, Departures, and international editions of Architectural Digest. He recently authored Interior Voyages.