obsessed with stripes part 3 {french seaside style}

photo ~ deborah w. llewelleyn

let's shake off yesterday's stripes gone bad post and continue on our journey in stripes this week. { i am obsessed with stripe-y style this week i think it's because i am heading to our place in italy on the riviera} i have seaside stripes on my mind. i used all sorts of stripes in our home there, it is a perfect fit! stripes add a crisp touch to the breezy decor i selected for our home. i just purchased this book to add to my collection. it is a great addition to any coffee table book collection.

The fourth title in a successful series, "French Seaside Style," by author and photographer S├ębastien Siraudeau, celebrates the enduring popularity of nautically inspired interiors, with a French twist. Here readers will find rooms that evoke the laid-back allure of warm weather with azure blue skies and sparkling waves on the horizon.

Imaginative details captured throughout the book remind us of the natural beauty found at the seaside: driftwood centerpieces evoke windswept whimsy; a collection of oars propped in a corner forms to form a rustic sculpture; tiny sailboats dot windowsills; miniature vials of sand labeled with the date and location where they were collected bring back memories of carefree holidays spent by the sea; and the wide stripes of lounge chairs welcome quiet moments.

The interiors found in "French Seaside Style" create a relaxed sense of well-being that feeds the soul and are brimming with inspiration for ways to bring the serenity and calm of life by the sea to one's home.

About The Author
Siraudeau's photographs appear regularly in home-decoration magazines. He has published several works on travel and lifestyle in France, including "Vintage French Interiors" (2008), "French Style at Home" (2009), and "French Country Style at Home" (2010), all published by Flammarion.

Due for release in April 2011, the hardcover, 208 pages, with 220 color illustrations at $34.95 U.S. is published by Flammarion (distributed by Rizzoli through Random House).