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Antique French confit pots - decorating ideas

Antique French confit pots. As they are many collectors of French pottery there are some lovely decorating ideas. Using confit pots as a mid-sized vase is a superb idea. Whether displayed in the kitchen, living room or dining room the timeworn patina contrasts fresh-cut flowers beautifully. 

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Luxury in the Loire Valley - Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé

This summer, Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé opens its doors to guests seeking a luxurious and sumptuous French travel experience. Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé is the newest addition to Pilot Hotels founded by Marcy and Tom Holthus. The Hothus' have a penchant for restoring buildings of architectural heritage and engaged Paul Allen Design to transform this historic Château into the most exquisite luxury hotel. Every detail has been expertly designed with their guest's experience front of mind. This is the quintessential wedding venue or romantic getaway destination for Francophiles far and wide.  In the 18th Century, Baron Pineau de Viennay III commissioned architect Mathieu de Bayeux to design a modern palace in place of his medieval castle. The property has changed hands only four times and has been partly restored by each...

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The key to Parisian interior design

Aah Paris... The city of light. There are few places as inspiring. Grand boulevards lined with Haussmann apartments and manicured gardens waiting to be discovered. Huge carved doors take you from tree-lined avenues into the chic apartments of Paris. Their elegant moldings, parquetry flooring and iron balconies make them quintessentially French. With of views over tiled rooftops, a glimpse of the Eiffel tower and the sound of bustling streets below. Parisian interiors beautifully balance antique and modern design reflecting this historic cosmopolitan city. There are classic key pieces that are obligatoire when decorating a Parisian apartment. Antique mirrors are essential for both modern and classical Parisian homes. Whether you hang a Louis Philippe mirror above the fireplace or lean gilded...

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At Home with Isabel López-Quesada. An intimate invitation to the fresh homes of an international Interior Designer

This much anticipated design book At Home by Isabel López-Quesada is a personal and honest lesson in l'art de vivre. The three homes that López-Quesada designed for herself in Madrid and Biarritz are fresh, original, and highly flexible living environments. Gardens, terraces and courtyards relate to their interior counterparts seamlessly, essential for Mediterranean living.

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The Gulf of St Tropez - off the beaten path

People often wonder what to do do when the are visiting the French Riviera. There are of course the usual haunts but often people fall into tourist traps and find it hard to discover the authentic side of this stunning coastal region. 

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