Book Review: Coming Home to Nature

Book Review: Coming Home to Nature

The call of the wild has never looked as stylish as in these homes nestled in the French countryside, crafted by families pursuing a new form of country living. A manor next to an elegant 17th-century castle in a picturesque village, a restored 400-year-old windmill, or a ruin in the Barbizon forest transformed into a contemporary timber house.

Seduced by nature, a trio of urban dwellers step away from the glamour of Paris for a calmer life with more space at home. But a country house is different from a cosy apartment, just steps from modern conveniences, and requires planning and effort.

From furnishing your home to getting the most from nature to hosting relaxed soirées with your guests, this book shares the art of countryfication, with insight, practical advice, and recipes that celebrate life in the countryside, all while retaining a Parisian flair.

Coming Home to Nature: The French Art of Countryfication Book Cover

Coming Home to Nature: The French Art of Countryfication, Gesa Hansen. £22.50 Flammarion.

From France Today Magazine

Lead photo credit : © Nathalie Mohadjer

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