"...de Dampierre provides a context of French decorative history...and architectural elements to provide a blueprint to obtain the je ne sais quoi of French chic." ~New York Living
"...analyzes function and furnishings, leading readers through (de Dampierre's) house room by room with the help of lyrical photography..." ~Veranda
"Filled with photographs, the text is also interspersed with sidebars offering useful pointers on the je ne sais quois of French design, as well as a myriad of practical suggestions."
~Connecticut Cottages & Gardens
"...a rare kind of volume that can be used both as a historical guide and to find expert advice on." ~New York Observer
"One of the points that this books makes is that the essence of the French lifestyle can be achieved on many budget levels. It takes an understanding of history and style, some imagination and creativity! And, it doesn't happen over night. The goal is easy elegance. I'll say it again - ooh la la!" ~Surroundings.com
“De Dampierre fills the book with historical references, anecdotes and modern style tips. This would make a great gift for someone with a sense of fun and love of French style.” ~IDFX Magazine
“French Chic is more than just a decorating primer. Although it has some of the elements of Bunny Williams’ very successful book, An Affair with a House, the reader will emerge with a deeper understanding of the history of decoration and the rationale behind many ornamental elements taken for granted in today’s houses.” ~The Home Observer