A calmer life enriched by its surroundings, with more space at home, a burgeoning garden, and a relaxed ambiance is a seductive combination. But a country house is different from a cozy apartment, just steps from modern conveniences. In their search for a deeper experience, this trio of authors embarked on a long-term project that brought unexpected joy along with the challenges.
Life in the countryside takes adjustment and there is much to be learned—from furnishing and organising your home to getting the most from nature and your garden, and from dressing to suit your new setting to hosting informal soirées where you’ll linger over dinner with your guests. This is the art of countryfication. Through portraits of individuals and families, this book provides insight, inspiration, practical advice, and recipes that celebrate country living, all while retaining a Parisian flair.
Many people yearn to escape to the French countryside and Coming Home to Nature – The French Art of Countryfication is a glorious invitation to escape within the covers of this delightful book.
The authors take a very honest and refreshing look at their life in the country and share many of the lessons that they have learned along the way.
The content includes:
Transforming Your Life
Space at Last
Entertaining a Crowd
Cultivating Your Own Style
Plus a very useful address book
There are messages about how to live with a different rhythm, working from home, or commuting, examples of what to wear, how to style your home, and how to entertain, together with delicious recipes.
There is advice about creating a new life for your children, questions to consider before making the move and a very honest section about the reality of living in the country.
The photography is beautiful and evocative which along with the inspiring narrative and illustrations make this a wonderful window into life in the French Countryside.
You may not be ready yet to make the move, but this magical and uplifting book will certainty inspire you! Highly Recommended!
Coming Home to Nature: The French Art of Countryfication
Gesa Hansen (author), Estelle Marandon (author), Charlotte Huguet (author), Stephanie Fussenich (photographer), Nathalie Mohadjer (photographer) Published by Flammarion