Provencal houses are true homes. Warm shades of ochre glow from the walls and roofs, weathered floors shine, and reflections dance off glazed ceramics hitting cotton tablecloths.
The region of Provence has always produced the right materials for building, painting, furnishing and decorating its homes, and for over two thousand years, local artists have worked to create the authentic Provencal style which reflects their unique way of life.
This colorful book explores the world of the local craftsmen and decorators, pinpointing the essential characteristics of any authentic Provencal house.
From the building of the first wall to the wood finishes, from garden furniture to weather-worn shutters, kitchen tiles to roofing material, and from the bed linens down to the most subtle choice of kitchenware, this book addresses and illustrates every aesthetic detail and how they can be blended together to make up the characteristic result.
Also provided is an extensive address book providing useful sources both in Provence and internationally.
With this and its feast of glorious photographs, Provence Style will serve as inspiration for designers and Provence-lovers alike.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 188 pages, 270 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Editions Flammarion
- Publication Date: 07/05/2002
- Category: Professional interior design
- ISBN: 9782080108395