- ISBN 9780500514450
- 25.40 x 20.30 cm
- With over 200 colour illustrations
- First published 2008
Distinguished by striking craftsmanship, bold colours and vintage accents, the French country kitchen – rustic retreat or urban oasis – is always unique and inviting.
This beautiful celebration of France’s real-life kitchens takes us into dozens of kitchens that capture the spirit of their regions, the designs and the details – from colour palettes to collectibles – that create inviting, functional and personal spaces.
You’ll visit a remarkable new ‘eighteenth-century’ kitchen in the heart of Paris with elements dating from the 1700s; an airy family kitchen in a Provençal house that was once a grain mill; a dramatic, elegant farmhouse in Saint-Rémyde-Provence; a romantic country kitchen in a village in the Île-de-France; and a casual Parisian space – once an atelier occupied by Pablo Picasso with subtle, restrained mosaics.
Distinctive elements are examined in depth, from tile work to the French way with colour. You’ll even find recipes that capture the spirit of the French kitchen.
With an extensive directory of sources, more than 200 full-colour photographs, and evocative text, French Country Kitchens is an inspiring guide to re-creating a little corner of France in the heart of your own home.
Linda Dannenberg is the author of numerous books on French design and cuisine, including New French Country, also published by Thames & Hudson. She also contributes to many publications, among them Travel + Leisure and the New York Times.
Guy Bouchet, one of France’s most esteemed lifestyle photographers, is the co-creator of New French Country. His photographs also appear frequently in Architectural Digest and Elle Decor. He lives in Paris and Burgundy.