French Chateau Style: Inside France's Most Exquisite Private Homes by Catherine Scotto

  • Catherine Scotto embarked on a quest to uncover the stories behind the nearly 22,000 chateaux that comprised almost half of France's 44,000 heritage sites. Her curiosity led her on a journey through Normandy to Provence, and everywhere in between, as she explored the castles' inhabitants. These inhabitants included decorators, antique dealers, artists, and collectors, representing the epitome of French culture and taste. Each chateau is featured in a double-page full-color spread, highlighting their captivating interiors and the design journeys of their hosts. The homes vary greatly, from simplistic and minimalist designs to rooms as exuberantly busy as a 14th-century tapestry. Some interiors even feature surprising era-bending feats. Morel's stunning photographs showcase generous kitchens, cozy drawing rooms, spacious bedrooms, intriguing hallways and stairwells, and ingeniously imagined bathrooms, offering endless inspiration. Meanwhile, Scotto's engaging text provides readers with an understanding of the people who take on the daunting, yet satisfying challenge of inhabiting such a grand residence.
    • Material: Hardcover
    • Dimensions: 9.75" x 1.04" x 11.5"
    • 240 pages