How to French Country

Colour and design inspiration from southwest France


The ultimate guide to surrounding yourself with French country style, wherever you are.


ISBN: 9781760760984 Category:

Sara Silm


From deep in the countryside of southwest France comes a comprehensive guide to surrounding yourself with French country style wherever you are. Capturing the beauty and quietude of the region, interior designer and journalist Sara Silm distils the unique colours, textures and flavours of this distinctive corner of the world.

Inherent in Sara’s detailed knowledge of French country style are philosophical lines drawn between colour, temporality, style, sensation and season, such that every design choice is a contemplation of time and place. Nowhere is this more clearly felt than in her unique colour palettes, inspired by the patina of weather-beaten shutters, of local brick and fading roof tiles, violet-hued ice cream and rolling hills bursting to life in spring.

Coupling detailed, practical design knowledge with evocative notes on rural French life and choice recipes, How to French Country offers a path to gentler living and refocusing on all that we hold dear.

Additional information

Weight 1213 g
Dimensions 20.7 x 26.7 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 28 September 2021
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.7 x 26.7 cm
Weight 1213 g


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Sara Silm is a writer, cook and stylist. She lives in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France. This is her first book.