New French Country : A Style and Source Book

New French Country : A Style and Source Book

By Linda Dannenberg, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $40 If Provence is your passion, you probaby already own the seminal <i>Pierre Deux's French Country</i>, Dannenberg's prequel to this lavishly illustrated guide to <i>le style provencal</i>. More than 20 years have passed, and in the interim, the decorataive style and vivid color palette of Provence have grown much more varied and sophisticated. A peek into 13 private homes, including a pied-a-terre in Avignon and a Gallic ranch in cowboy country, follows a primer on the colors fabrics, furniture, pottery, architectural details and regional crafts of twenty-first century Provence. And if you plan to go, there's an indispensable pocket guide to sources for practically everything: beaded curtains, candles, traditional house paints, decorators, hotels, historic chateaux, house rentals and more.