French Home 2007
A log filled wheelbarrow next to an old stove seems a practical if quaint idea, a collection
of mirrors hanging on a wall becomes a display in itself, while a kitchen filled with cream pottery
and marble surfaces breathes serenity. If you prefer rustic calm to vibrant modern, this is for you.
This book features unique and timeless French-inspired interiors created by those who have
a lifelong love affair with French style. In "Essentially French", antiques dealer and stylist
Josephine Ryan offers a privileged glimpse into the homes of fourteen Antique Dealers.
In Essentially Irish, antiques dealer and stylist Josephine Ryan offers a privileged glimpse
into a fascinating arrayof private Irish homes. The interiors featured include Georgian
country houses, chic city apartments, pretty cottages and contemporary constructions.
Their decorative styles may differ, but each home demonstrates the qualities that have made
Irish interiors admired the world over- a rich colour palette, an affinity with the landscape,
an appreciation of the patina of the antique, and a passion for the work created by a rich
tradition of artists and craftsmen. The homes in this book are every bit as varied and
interesting as their creative owners and the carefully chosen locations illustrate the
many facets of classic Irish style.
This is the perfect book for anyone seeking ideas for their own interior,
or for those who simply want to dream.