How the French Live by Siham Mazouz for French By Design
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How the French Live travels the world to explore modern French style through the lens of 14 different French families living in the U.S. and abroad—and captures their effortlessly chic “less house, more home” modern French lifestyle through a myriad of beautiful interior photographs, narratives, and simple family recipes.

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The aesthetic is clean and unpretentious; décor elements are eclectic and deliberate, reflecting each family’s personal “Frenchness”—regardless of where they live—with “coup de coeur” pieces that embody their woven life and travel experiences.

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“If you’re looking for a new coffee table book, this is it.”

⎯ Red Tricycle


“Written by a true French girl, the book explores French culture in the best aspects possible—style, decor, and food.”



“You’ll love the beautiful photo journey this book shares as it introduces a dozen French families and their unique homes.”

⎯ The Glitter Guide

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Tapping into the sacred connection between food and culture, each chapter closes with the family’s signature home recipe—a gourmet, French-inspired dish that unites them around the dinner table, time and again, to enjoy in shared tradition.





ISBN: 978-1-4236-4816-1 ⎯  Gibbs Smith Books