The writer and photographer Sebastien Siraudeau has already uncovered home inspiration from Frances guest- houses, antique shops, and flea markets in his previous books "Vintage French Interiors" and "French Style at Home". Now he turns his experienced eye to the hidden gems of interior design in the French countryside and unveils the wealth of decorative inspiration they have to offer. The vibrancy of these hidden retreats is demonstrated beautifully and, as the pages unfold, the reader is struck by a wealth of inspiration from the colors, seasons, and personal stories that combine to form these subtly elegant creations. Siraudeau has a rare talent for finding homes that combine gently-aged vintage pieces in a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere. True style can be discovered in the most unexpected and varied destinations, as Siraudeau masterfully shows in chapters ranging from seemingly humble hamlets or farmyards to chateaux in flickering candlelight. This invitation over the threshold of such inherently picturesque households is a temptation no design enthusiast could resist.
Sï¿½bastien Siraudeau is an author and photographer who contributes to many home decoration magazines. He has published several works on travel and lifestyle in France, including Vintage French Interiors (Flammarion, 2008), French Style at Home (Flammarion, 2009), and two books on coastal living.