By the Light of the Sea: Jean-Loup Daraux
Like En passant par la demeure, By the Light of the Sea is a well-photographed book that captures the seductiveness and flair of French interior design and will inspire all types of decorators, from the armchair variety to the seasoned professional
The designer himself gives insights into how the decoration of these homes was achieved
This beautifully illustrated book, a companion volume to the best-selling En passant par la demeure (published by Verba Volant in 2005), presents three new extraordinary residences decorated by noted French interior designer Jean-Loup Daraux. Located in the south of France, these homes showcase the designer's ability to create rich compositions with a combination of ageless furniture, antiques, contemporary artwork, and imaginative finishings - that synthesize tradition and innovation. All the spaces in By the Light of the Sea resonate with the spirit of the Mediterranean and are unmistakably French by design. The elegance of a simple French farmhouse, the chic of a converted warehouse, and the allure of a seaside home are all captured in stunning photographs by Mario Ciampi. Anecdotal essays by Daraux provide insight into the balanced blend of stylistic influences that make each of the homes so sophisticated and enchanting.