A liveable space with character is the essence of French interior design. The prevailing influence is L'art de vivre - an infusion of French culture. The idea of French interior design is to make the simplest daily habits precious moments. Living rooms in Provence are centered around a large stone fireplace with windows and doors that open onto a terrace with bucolic country scenery beyond. Comfortable armchairs, soft lighting, artwork, collectibles and books are found in welcoming French living salons.