Essentially French

Josephine Ryan's beautiful book Essentially French is an exclusive glimpse into a selection of eclectic and elegant homes that embody French style. From quirky apartments in Paris to grand country houses, Essentially French will inspire you to hit the antique market and hunt your own unique treasures. Here's a quick peek into a few of the enviable homes featured:

 

Essentially French

 

"The homes featured in this book are every bit as varied and as interesting as their idiosyncratic owners. Among others, there are two stylish Londoners whose home reveals a fascination not only with France but also with 18th century Sweden, a Sussex couple whose home will make you SMILE and a handsome rogue from Provence with a penchant for quirky fairground art."

 

Essentially French

 

Essentially French

 

"The one thing the dealers all have in common is, of course, an unquenchable passion for the object trouvé. It’s a passion that even surpasses the need for profit… although a bit of extra cash also has an undeniable allure!"

 

Essentially Frencg

 

essentially french

 

"There are many treasures within these pages, varying from a Queen Anne inlaid commode to a worthless fragment of a Parisian zinc rooftop. What links these objects is the fact that each and every piece forms part of a harmonious whole – a whole that each dealer creates with his or her own particular eye."

 

essentially french

 

This extract is from Essentially French by Josephine Ryan.

You might also like

  • Rachel Ashwell: My Floral Affair
    Rachel Ashwell: My Floral Affair

    These photographs are from My Floral Affair by Rachel Ashwell, photography by Amy Neunsinger © CICO Books

  • Perfect English Townhouse
    Perfect English Townhouse

    These photographs are from Perfect English Townhouse by Ros Byam Shaw, photography by Jan Baldwin © Ryland Peters &am...

  • Recycled Home
    Recycled Home

    All these images are from Recycled Home by Mark & Sally Bailey of Bailey's Home, photography by Debi Treloar © Ry...