Sarah Lavoine, a leading French interior designer, has her work been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Elle Decoration, and more, and is launching her new book tomorrow, October 13th, 2016, at 6-8pm, in a special event hosted by WantedDesign at Seaport Studios Design Market. Sarah Lavoine will be in conversation with Design editor Julie Lasky, before signing copies of her book, which promises to unveil all the secrets on how to make a tasteful Parisian home decor.
In “Chez Moi: Decorating Your Home and Living Like a Parisienne” (Abrams Image, about $25), you will learn how to throw a room together with a bold stripe of wall paint, how to manage space and how to make your house a home with home decor accessories. But besides this, with Lavoine’s book you will also get etiquette advice — for example, never burden a hostess with flowers when you arrive at a party, but send a bouquet ahead of time.
Being the ultimate ambassador of a new «art de vivre à la française», in this design handbook Mrs. Lavoine introduces contemporary French style, accented by French-girl advice on everything from fashion to beauty to cooking to shopping. (Don’t forget that the interior designer is synonymous with Parisian taste, contemporary aesthetics, and craftsmanship!)
Full of vibrant interior photographs and stunning hand-drawn illustrations, this book contains Lavoine’s original advice and reveals how to create a true French lifestyle (not only at home but many other spheres of life). It’s really a way for the interior designer to offer a fresh and personal account of what it really takes to be a Parisienne.
Here, Lavoine explains how she uses color and which are the indispensable elements of each space. Casual and elegant, warm and sophisticated, she shows in her interiors – and now in this book – what makes Paris renowned worldwide.
For all these reasons, if you happen to be in New York, don’t miss the launching of Sarah Lavoine’s new book and learn, in first hand, how to engage that Parisian style!