Maison Lescop, a historic residence in Port-Louis, Brittany, has conserved its original eighteenth-century decor that was conceived for a French importer for the East Indian trading company. Today, it is the home and restoration project for the creative duo behind the Parisian design team Antoinette Poisson. Enchanted by the poetic beauty of hand-painted domino paper prints-from floral and fauna to geometric and ikat-they have appointed their new home with elegant decorative touches : handcrafted lampshades, wallpaper-lined cupboards, assorted table settings, and luxurious textiles. Celebrating a French lifestyle inspired by the charm of the eighteenth century-through its objects, gastronomy, and traditional savoir faire-the authors invite readers to share their art de vivre throughout the seasons- from gathering shellfish on the beach to shopping at the local market, from antiquing to foraging, and from indigo textile dyeing to block-printing on artisanal paper. This book is an ode to timeless pleasures and a life well-lived… à la française.
24 x 31.7 cm