The Art of Elegance
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French Interiors by Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Book DescriptionFeaturing France's most sumptuous interiors, including the private havens of the world's 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 luxury of various distinguished French residences. Classic hotels particuliers, Colette's former apartment overlooking the Palais Royal, a stately residence in the Faubourg Saint-Germain, and 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, Hubert de Givenchy, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9782080300362
(280mm x 275mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: France
Books By Author Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Private Houses of France, Hardback (September 2014)
Features a dozen aristocratic French families that invite readers to experience their elegant lifestyle, from the royal stag hunting tradition of Louis XI and Louis XIII at the Chateau de Champchevrier to Hubert de Givenchys elegant Parisian townhouse imbued with grandeur and comfort in the style of Napolean III.
Cristobal Balenciaga, Philippe Venet, Hubert de Givenchy, Hardback (October 2010)
A book that coincides with an exhibition that brings together creations from three designers - Cristobal Balenciaga, Philippe Venet, and Hubert de Givenchyat. It presents the dresses displayed at the Chateau de Haroue, such as Queen Fabiola of Belgiums wedding dress created by Balenciaga and the black dress created by Givenchy at Tiffanys.
Yves Saint Laurent - Pierre Berge Collection, Hardback (October 2009)
Features photographs of the BergeSaint Laurent collection. This title highlights one hundred of the most important pieces with commentaries by Christie's experts. An It includes images of the works sold, accompanied by their estimated values and final auction prices. It is suitable for art lovers and serious collectors.
French Country House, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Celebrates what the French call l'art de vivre (the art of good living) within the intimacy of private dwellings set deep in the countryside.
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Author Biography - Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery was born in the west of France where she spent her childhood between her family property of Montfort le Rotrou and that of her paternal grandparents at the Chateau de Lude, one of the jewels of French Renaissance art. As passionate for the "art de vivre" of France's well-heeled families as she is for their history, she has already published several works, including "The French Chateau: Life, Style, Tradition" (Thames & Hudson, 2001) and "Private Houses of Paris: The "Hotels Particuliers" Revealed" (I.B Tauris & Co.). A specialist in furniture and antiques, de Nicolay-Mazery works at Christie's in Paris. Photographer Christina Vervitsioti-Missoffe has worked for many Greek, British, and French magazines, including "Elle Decoration" and "Geo."
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