Less house, more home— that’s the French philosophy for decorating, according to blogger and photographer Siham Mazouz. How the French Live explores this mantra in action, opening the doors to fourteen effortlessly beautiful homes, all owned and decorated by French families both in the motherland and abroad. Clean and simple in aesthetic yet filled with personality and soul, each home is a true reflection of its owners, filled with an eclectic mix-up of styles that speak to them and their lifestyles. Rather than matching room sets, you’ll find page after page of authentic spaces, layered with one-of-a-kind antiques, rehabbed family heirlooms, minimalist modern pieces and global finds brought back from travels, all captured by Mazouz in stunning color photographs. Divided into fourteen sections each focusing on a different household, these images are paired with engaging descriptions, which offer a peek into the family’s life while also detailing the influences and meanings behind their design choices. As a nod to the important place that food occupies in French culture, each section closes with a signature recipe that the featured family likes to cook for loved ones. Perfect for Francophiles and design aficionados alike, this book is sure to inspire anyone to create a meaningful living space that reflects who they are.
•8"W x 1.25"D x 9.25"H
•text and photography by Siham Mazouz