Synopsis: Good friends Ines de la Fressange, the paragon of Parisian chic, and Marin Montagut, the acclaimed watercolourist of the charming Bonjour map and city guides, share a passion for vibrant interiors that artfully blend a variety of design traditions into harmonious and very personal living spaces.
The authors take readers inside fifteen Parisian apartments—including each of their own—that demonstrate how to imbue a home with a sense of well-being through a mix of vintage and contemporary styles. Each owner is passionate about home décor—whether in a studio, loft, or town house—and their interiors continually evolve with new treasures uncovered in flea markets, on world travels, at design fairs, or in the workshops of artisans.
With a robust embrace of high-low, the spaces they love most feature natural materials like wood, wicker and bamboo to create homes of warmth and personality enhanced with family antiques, humble, yet deeply meaningful objects collected over a lifetime, plus gorgeous textiles, handcrafts, art and lots of colour.
With extensive photographs, Marin’s watercolour illustrations, mood boards, colour palettes and practical advice on the indispensable objects that personalize each maison, the book is rich in inspiration for creating a Parisian chic home bursting with your own personality.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Ines de la Fressange is the best-selling author of Parisian Chic, art director of fashion and home accessories at Ines de la Fressange Paris, creative consultant for Roger Vivier, designer for men’s and women’s lines at Uniqlo and a model. Marin Montagut is a designer and an author and illustrator of the Bonjour City-Map Guides series. His Parisian garden-themed watercolors have been produced as wallpaper for Pierre Frey and ceramics for his own brand. His other collaborations include French brands such as Diptyque Paris, L’Occitaine, and Sézane. Claire Cocano is an award-winning French photographer. She works regularly for MilK Décoration and her photographs were published in Habiter Zingaro: Le fort d’Aubervilliers.
© MAISON: PARISIAN CHIC AT HOME by Ines de la Fressange and Marin Montagut, Flammarion, 2018.
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We absolutely love this book!! Every once in a while a book arrives that makes you want to stop what you are doing and just immerse yourself in it, and this is one of those books. We love everything about it, but we particularly love the subtlety of the presentation of the book, even the book jacket unfolds into a mood poster to inspire readers to ‘infuse their homes with Parisian chic and elegance’.
There is so much detail, not just in the stunning photography, but in the inspiring advice, the gorgeous mood boards, Marin’s watercolours throughout, the colour palettes and the beautiful illustrations in the ‘Get the Look’ which follow each in depth look at the homes. Whether you are setting up home, or want to revitalise your existing home this is a most inspiring book.
This is one of our Top 10 favourite books this year and we are delighted that it is our Home Book of the Month!