Featuring Frances most sumptuous interiors, including the private havens of the worlds leading designers, this book is a tribute to the refinement of French taste and savoir faire. Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, furniture and antiques specialist for Christies of Paris, invites us into the heady luxur y of various distinguished French residences. Classic hôtels par ticuliers, C o l e t t e s fo rmer apar tment overlooking the Palais Royal, a stately residence in the Faubourg Saint-Germain, even a traditional Russian-style log house feature among the interiors that will inspire readers. Most of these private residences are home to the worlds leading designers including the late Yves Saint Laurent, Huber t de Give n c hy, Jacques Grange, and the late Madeleine Castaing. Persian carpets mingle with contemporary art and lush velvet armchairs combine with delicate hand-painted tableware in these extraordinary and diverse interiors.