Catherine Scotto (2)

French Chateau Style

ISBN: 9783791388021

Author: Catherine Scotto    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

When she discovered that nearly half of France's 44,000 heritage sites were chateaux in various states of repair, Catherine Scotto embarked on a journey to find...


When she discovered that nearly half of France's 44,000 heritage sites were chateaux in various states of repair, Catherine Scotto embarked on a journey to find out who, exactly, lived in these medieval fortresses and, more importantly, what they were like on the inside. From Normandy to Provence and everywhere in between the owners of these chateaux-including decorators, antique dealers, artists, and collectors-represent the epitome of French culture and taste. Each chateau is presented in double-page full-color spreads that feature alluring interiors and information about the hosts and their design journeys. There's something for everyone here-whether it's homes where simplicity and minimalism reign, rooms as exuberantly busy as a 14th-century tapestry, or interiors transformed by surprising, era-bending feats. Morel's breathtaking, naturally lit photographs of generous kitchens, cozy drawing rooms, spacious bedrooms, ingeniously imagined bathrooms, and intriguing hallways and stairwells offer endless inspiration, while Scotto's engaging text gives readers a feel for the kinds of people who take on such a daunting yet satisfying challenge.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 310 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2022


$120.00
DUE > 31st May 2022
Morocco : Destination of Style Elegance and Design

ISBN: 9783791388410

Author: Catherine Scotto    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic si...


Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic sites. Brimming with inspiration, this guide introduces readers to the next generation of interior and landscape designers, architects, and stylists who are transforming and reinforcing the country’s reputation as a center of cultural and historic discovery. Step inside the Villa Mabrouka, Yves Saint Laurent’s former home in Tangier, to see how the sylvan refuge has been preserved and transformed, and inside a 1950s Marrakech house to see how its new owners use tiles and local stone to playful effect. Learn how homeware companies such as Trame and LRNCE brilliantly reimagine traditional Moroccan ceramics and craftmanship. And visit parks such as Majorelle Garden, where a French painter created his greatest masterpiece out of plants and water. Combining modern technology with a deep respect for tradition, these locations and influencers incorporate natural materials such as earth, wood, and bamboo into buildings that are both simple and elegant, and into landscapes that honor a fragile ecosystem. Armchair travelers, environmental designers, and anyone looking for a colorful immersive experience will find much to discover in this celebration of a country at once rooted in tradition and eager to embrace innovation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2022


$89.99
DUE > 30th Aug 2022
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