The French Touch

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Craftsmanship-lost and found. This is the quest and the discoveries of Jan de Luz. Ancient artisans in France built castles, churches and châteaux with the idea that beauty endures. They chose materials that would last and used processes that assured the influence of time would add character, itself a value.
Jan de Luz brings the French touch to America in bold ways through architectural elements and accessories rescued from ancient buildings throughout France-stone and marble ...

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Overview

Craftsmanship-lost and found. This is the quest and the discoveries of Jan de Luz. Ancient artisans in France built castles, churches and châteaux with the idea that beauty endures. They chose materials that would last and used processes that assured the influence of time would add character, itself a value.
Jan de Luz brings the French touch to America in bold ways through architectural elements and accessories rescued from ancient buildings throughout France-stone and marble mantels, farmhouse sinks, stone sentinels, pillars and fountains, even spiral staircases. Discerning homeowners have embraced the opportunity of adding character and flair to their homes by personally selecting distinctive elements that convey history and tradition as well as the owner's appreciation of beauty and substance. Each piece not only serves its new owners but stands as a stately, impressive, lovely piece of art in a living room, kitchen, garden, or any room of the house.
This is the look of France influenced by the Basque region, where striped linen runners accent the tabletops and rustic pots hold blooming flowers and garden tools.
With stunning photography by Tom O'Neal, quality French antiques are showcased in their new homes, wrapped in warm settings and décor that exude the feelings of the old-world countryside.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586853679
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan De Luz, was born in the Basque region of Southwestern France in 1949. He started out as an apprentice with a cabinetmaker, then in his 20s, turned his attention to recreating old fabrics. Following his passion is essential to Jan de Luz, and let to his first successful business - a chain of retail stores throughout France featuring the finest quality natural-fiber linens designed and woven in his own workshop. In 1996, he and his family moved to California and established an import business for French antiques. Jan lives on the Central Coast of California, with his wife, Brigitte, daughters, Carla and Lehena, and son, Olivier.

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This kind of bold self-acceptance is integral to my view of style as a grooming of point of view. One doesn't need to have Ed Venegas' life experiences as a world traveler to tackle major projects with such aplomb, nor Karen Venegas' intelligence and humor to relish individualism. One only need look inside oneself, do what's necessary to like the view inside and then to love life. With those preconditions, the innate vigor of the life force and nature's own power of imagination will bring amazement and keep you productive. And, if you learn how to stay in a state of amazement while being productive, you will be living, breathing style - your very own, inimitable style.

Maybe I'm too French, or too me, or just too much, but this is my view. This is the French Touch according to Jan de Luz.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Photographer's Notes

Foreword by Michael Layne

1. Style as Point of View

2. Designing Transitions

3. Hunting the Rare, the Fine, the Serviceable

4. Discovering Passion

5. Hearth as Home

6. Gardens of Delight

7. The French Touch

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