New French Décor Living with Timeless Objects

The New French Décor

Living with Timeless Objects

By Michele Lalande
Photographer Gilles Trillard


Price: $45.00

  • Publication Date: December 1, 2007
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 9 34 x 11
  • ISBN: 9780810994591
  • Page Count: 288
  • Illustrations: 272 pages, 9 34"x11"

The art of setting, compiling, or combining disparate objects is a difficult art. Yet it has become the chic new decorating style in France, and is now spreading throughout the world. After the success of The New Eighteenth-Century Style, journalist Michèle Lalande and photographer Gilles Trillard team up once again to showcase the most successful combinations of treasured heirlooms and contemporary design.

From precious mundane objects like seashells and glass bottles to priceless works of master craftsmanship like candelabras and carved wooden chests, The New French Décor provides insight into the blend of sophistication, symmetry, confusion, and minimalism that makes each of these rooms successful. Beautifully photographed by Trillard, these rich designs, conceived and executed by top stylists, decorators, and antiquarians, delight the eye on each page with a brilliant patchwork of old and new.

About the author

Michèle Lalande is a journalist and interior decorator. For many years she has been a regular contributor to various French and other foreign shelter magazines.

Gilles Trillard has been a freelance photographer for twenty-five years. He specializes in photographing interiors, and his work is regularly published in Elle Décoration and Campagne et Décoration among other magazines. Both contributors live in Paris.