Houses of Saint Tropez

Houses of Saint Tropez

by Marie Bariller
     
 
Saint-Tropez: The name alone conjures up images of impossible glamour. The beaches of the Riviera will forever be a summertime playground for the rich, royal, and famous, and there are those who live year-round in Saint-Tropez, too. For residents, celebrities, artists, and travelers alike, this scenic destination in the South of France is a coastal haven where a

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Saint-Tropez: The name alone conjures up images of impossible glamour. The beaches of the Riviera will forever be a summertime playground for the rich, royal, and famous, and there are those who live year-round in Saint-Tropez, too. For residents, celebrities, artists, and travelers alike, this scenic destination in the South of France is a coastal haven where a refined yet relaxed style of living reigns supreme. Author Marie Bariller and photographer Thomas Dhellemmes capture the casual elegance of Saint-Tropez in this intimate view of 25 stunning interiors.

Rustic farms and vineyards, quaint oceanfront cottages belonging to local fishermen, majestic chateaux: All are a testament to Saint-Tropez's diverse architectural heritage. Among the featured maisons are centuries-old estates of unimaginable luxury, exclusive spas that serve as secluded refuges to jet-lagged jet-setters, and family vacation homes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. From the humble to the sumptuous, each house has its own distinct charm, and through more than 200 gorgeous color photographs, readers can practically experience these tranquil paradises firsthand.

Author Bio: Former model and actress MARIE BARILLER is creative director of the Blanc Bleu brand in Paris and has recently developed a line of garden furniture.

THOMAS DhELLEMMES's photographs have appeared in the magazines L'Officiel, Jardins Passions, Marie-Claire, Saveurs, Journal de la Maison, and Mon Jardin Ma Maison, as well as in several interior design books.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Each of these books uses color photographs to show the exteriors and interiors of homes found in their respective locales. Griffiths (The English Country Cottage) and McBride (Private Tuscany) visit homes from cottages to manors and include photographs of interiors, exteriors, and grounds with descriptions of the inhabitants' approach to restoration and decoration. Bariller and Klimi, both first-time authors, visit the homes of their regions with an eye toward how inhabitants have incorporated vernacular elements in their decor. Both include photographs of the region itself as well as photographs of the exteriors and interiors of homes; the majority of Klimi's book focuses on dwellings on the Greek islands. Purchase where there is an interest in contemporary interior design. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584793885
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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