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The French have a legendary sense of style and this is nowhere more evident than in their interiors.

In French Home, dealer in French antiques Josephine Ryan explores the elements that combine to create elegant yet comfortable spaces with a distinctly French feel. She points out the architectural details that enhance the framework of a room, explores the textures and the colour palette that flatter various styles of furniture, and shows us options for lighting, mirrors, decorative objects, and paintings. By exploring real homes that deftly synthesize all these elements and more, French Home examines the sophisticated alchemy of an enduringly popular look that can be either lush and complex, or simple and pared-down.

About the Author

Josephine Ryan is a renowned antiques dealer and stylist. Compelled by the thrill of the find, Josephine loves hunting out quirky, unusual pieces and combining the unexpected. France - its lifestyle, climate, and furniture - is her greatest inspiration. Josephine has her own store in a Georgian townhouse in historic Tetbury in the Cotswolds and is also the author of Essentially French and Essentially Irish, both published by Ryland Peters & Small.