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A duo of high-profile tastemakers invite readers inside fifteen homes that are infused with the blend of vintage and contemporary style that is the essence of Parisian chic.Style icon Ines de la Fressange and globe-trotting artist Marin Montagut share a uniquely Parisian sensibility for interiors that combine a variety of design traditions into a harmonious living space.With extensive photographs, watercolor illustrations, mood boards, color palettes, and practical advice on the indispensable objects that personalize each maison, this exquisite volume is rich in inspiration for creating Parisian chic at home.Natural materials—wood, wicker, bamboo, cotton, and linen—create warmth and personality. Vintage suitcases,vegetable crates, and jewel-toned pharmaceutical jars transform into charming storage containers. Embroidered cushions, terrariums, and fresh flowers enliven a room with pops of color. Collages, original art, or humble objects displayed in a series add a signature style to each residence.The authors take readers inside fifteen Parisian apartments—including their own—that demonstrate how to imbue a home with a sense of well-being through a mix of vintage and contemporary styles. Each owner is passionate about home decor—whether in a studio, loft, or duplex—and they continually evolve their interior with new treasures uncovered in flea markets, on their travels, at design fairs, or in artisanal workshops.
Ines de la Fressange is the best-selling author of Parisian Chic, art director of fashion and home accessories at Ines de la Fressange Paris, creative consultant for Roger Vivier, designer for her line at Uniqlo, and a model. Marin Montagut, author and illustrator of the Bonjour City Map-Guides, has collaborated with many French brands, including Diptyque, Pierre Frey, L’Occitane, and Sézane. Award-winning photographer Claire Cocano is a regular contributor to Milk Decoration.