French Interiors: the Art of Elegance

Author(s): Christiane De Nicolay-Mazery


Featuring France's most sumptuous interiors, including the private havens of the world's leading designers, this book is a tribute to the refinement of French taste and savoir faire. Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, furniture and antiques specialist for Christies of Paris, invites us into the heady luxury of various distinguished French residences. Classic hotels particuliers, Colette's former apartment overlooking the Palais Royal, a stately residence in the Faubourg Saint-Germain, and even a traditional Russian-style log house feature among the interiors that will inspire readers. Most of these private residences are home to the worlds leading designers including the late Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Jacques Grange, and the late Madeleine Castaing. Persian carpets mingle with contemporary art, and lush velvet armchairs combine with delicate hand-painted tableware in these extraordinary and diverse interiors.


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-With 9 stunning chapters you will be enthralled by the exquisitely detailed tome that truly delivers the ground breaking style that only the French can do!-

Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery was born in the west of France where she spent her childhood between her family property of Montfort le Rotrou and that of her paternal grandparents at the Chateau de Lude, one of the jewels of French Renaissance art. As passionate for the -art de vivre- of France's well-heeled families as she is for their history, she has already published several works, including The French Chateau: Life, Style, Tradition (Thames & Hudson, 2001) and Private Houses of Paris: The -Hotels Particuliers- Revealed (I.B Tauris & Co.). A specialist in furniture and antiques, de Nicolay-Mazery works at Christie's in Paris. Photographer Christina Vervitsioti-Missoffe has worked for many Greek, British, and French magazines, including Elle Decoration and Geo.

General Fields

  • : 9782080300362
  • : Editions Flammarion
  • : Flammarion
  • : August 2008
  • : 280mm X 275mm X 30mm
  • : France
  • : December 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christiane De Nicolay-Mazery
  • : Hardback
  • : 209
  • : English
  • : 728.80944
  • : 2009402559
  • : 264
  • : 200 colour illustrations