Author(s): Caroline Sarkozy
A visually appealing and inspiring work that delves into the world of French interior design and architecture: the perfect book for interior design aficionados, architecture lovers, and Francophiles alike. Curated by Caroline Sarkozy, a seasoned French interior designer who specializes in the renovation and creation of high-end interiors worldwide.
As an interior designer, CAROLINE SARKOZY travels all around the world. She decorates the very private interiors of international clients to which she brings luxury, comfort and French elegance. Sarkozy, through her eclectic and never-ending curiosity, creates for her clients unique collections of objects and furniture. From a nomadic childhood, in the footsteps of a diplomatic stepfather, Caroline has acquired an acute taste for travel. She succeeds in combining charm and thoroughness, giving authenticity and personality to the homes she decorates. She dares to mix styles, textures and colors. With her degree from the Parsons School of Design in New York City, her collaboration with Andree Putman has given her a recognition. Creating her own studio in 1998, CS Decoration in Paris, Sarkozy handles international projects, mixing her original creations with detailed and elegant interior design schemes. JEAN-FRANCOIS JAUSSAUD is the founding director of photo production and brand image consulting firm Luxproductions Photo Agency. For thirty years, the eagle-eyed photographer has brought us a unique take on the creative arts. Passionate about architecture, design and decoration, he photographs interiors designed by the biggest names in the world for a number of high-end international magazines, including Architectural Digest, Vogue, ELLE, The World of Interiors, House & Garden, The New York Times Magazine and Wallpaper. He also creates the visuals for the catalogs of major French brands such as Hermes, silversmiths Christofle, and champagne house Ruinart. He presents his work at personal exhibitions and has published various books, including Vivre avec l'art (ELLE Decoration with GMEditions) in 2015 and Inside Venice (Rizzoli USA) in 2016. His next book, to be released soon, will take a behind-the-scenes look at the house and workshops of Louise Bourgeois, the fruit of eleven years of close collaboration with the artist. A journalist, editor and artistic director specializing in decorating, interior design, the creative arts and lifestyle, CAROLINE CLAVIER has collaborated with a number of leading interior decorating magazines. For the past few years, she has been working for the titles Cote Paris and Cote Sud (Altice Media Group). Finely attuned to all things luxurious, she published the highly creative magazine of the Hotel de Crillon for five years. Her latest book, Artisans du luxe francais, a collaboration with photographer Jean-Marc Palisse published by Editions de La Martiniere, takes an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of the workshops of France's leading luxury brands. She has also spent the last two years designing and launching The Invisible Collection, a website selling furniture by the biggest names in French interior design.