Life in a French Country House: Entertaining for All Seasons (Hardcover)
French tastemaker Cordelia de Castellane presents her inspirations and secrets to exquisite at-home entertaining and decor, organized according to the four seasons.
As France’s most prominent host and the artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, Cordelia de Castellane is a leading ambassador of the Gallic lifestyle. Simply put, Cordelia is to French entertaining what Inès de la Fressange is to French style. Drawing from her illustrious career, family life, and lively social circle, she invites readers into her welcoming world of stylish hospitality with this new volume.
Organized according to the seasons of the year—winter, spring, summer, and fall—the chapters uncover Cordelia’s tips and inspirations for living and entertaining à la française. With individual sections dedicated to seasonal tableware, recipes, interior design, flower arranging, and more, readers will delight in learning how to re-create chic French style for special events and everyday occasions alike. Accompanying personal archival photos, exclusive images of vibrant table settings and decor at Cordelia’s gorgeous private residence in the French countryside brim with effortless flair. Complete with informative captions and texts, this book is a must-have guide on how to bring French joie de vivre to your home.
About the Author
Cordelia de Castellane is a French designer and businesswoman. The artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, she is also the founder of the children’s fashion label CdeC, inspired by her role as a mother of four. Matthieu Salvaing is a French photographer and contributor to Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, World of Interiors, Holiday Magazine, Departures, and international editions of Architectural Digest. He recently authored Interior Voyages.
"With tips and inspiration for living and entertaining à la française, you will delight in learning how to re-create chic French style for holiday celebrations, special events, and everyday occasions with seasonal tableware, recipes, interior design, and floral arrangements." —SOCIETY TEXAS
"Cordelia de Castellane, the Queen of Chic and the artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, spills her secrets to entertaining year-round. The new book features table-setting tips, recipes, and stunning photos from parties at her country estate." —ELLE DECOR
"It is clear only a few pages into Cordelia de Castellane’s delightfully chic 'Life in a French Country House' that the author’s eclectic but elegant aesthetic has been decades in the making." —DEPARTURES
"As France’s most prominent host and the artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, de Castellane is a notable ambassador of the Gallic lifestyle. In fact I’m told she is to French entertaining what Inès de la Fressange is to French style (quite a distinction!) and there’s plenty of evidence to support that conjecture in the pages of this lush new book." —INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS
"Layered table settings assembled from her designs for Dior, heirloom pieces and various things she’s collected over the years are photographed with rich detail. Between lovely mise en scenes are recipes for each of the seasons. It is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold autumn day while you dream of holidays in the South of France." —FORBES