Featuring France's most sumptuous interiors, including the private havens of the world's leading designers, this book is a tribute to the refinement of French taste and savoir faire. Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, furniture and antiques specialist for Christies of Paris, invites us into the heady luxury of various distinguished French residences. Classic hotels particuliers, Colette's former apartment overlooking the Palais Royal, a stately residence in the Faubourg Saint-Germain, and even a traditional Russian-style log house feature among the interiors that will inspire readers. Most of these private residences are home to the worlds leading designers including the late Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Jacques Grange, and the late Madeleine Castaing. Persian carpets mingle with contemporary art, and lush velvet armchairs combine with delicate hand-painted tableware in these extraordinary and diverse interiors.