Ooh la-la: 35 French Fancies For The Home And Wardrobe

Bonjour monsieur! Get in the Gallic spirit thanks to our French edit.

Who is else dreaming of summer Provencal days stretching out ahead, in which the most arduous thing on the agenda is cycling to the boulangerie for the day’s bread? We’re reminiscing happily about setting tables in the dappled shade, while listening to music with a glass of local wine, followed by a late afternoon walk and a dip in a pool. Even if we can’t get there, we can recreate some elements on this side of The Channel. Here’s how.

By Nancy Alsop
June 2021

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French Sole

Opera Slipper Black Velvet, £180

Freight HHG

Linen Grain Sack Cushions, £135

King’s Framers

Hand Stitched Quilt, £145

Closet & Botts

Unisex Work Jacket, £68

Rowen & Wren

Fine Black Stripe Linen Table Cloth, £94

The Confit Pot

19th Century Water Jug, £165

Chateau Du Savon

300g French Soap Cube With Vegetable Oil, £3.99


Francoise Paviot French Dinner Napkins, £7

Rowen & Wren

Evelyn Wall Light, Aged Zinc, £354

Graham & Green

French Wine Glasses, £6.50

Bobbin Bikes

Brownie 7, £495

Sophie Conran

Provence Plate, £32


Printed Table Cloth, €88

The Cotswolds Company

Camille Limewash Oak Rattan Back Chair, £225

Petersham Nurseries

Amber Bohemian Marika Glass Jug, £95

Laird Hatters

Denim Beret, £95


Loafers Olympia, Honey Yellow, £490

Central Living

Nomade Salad Bowl Large, £81.50


Lemon Side Plate, £13


Serax Glass Bottle, £25

Wood & Meadow

Le Laboureur Cotton Work Jacket, £85

Sophie Conran

Food Cover, £40

Summerill & Bishop

Stripe Table Cloth in Yellow, £275

Astier De Villatte,

Small Colbert Tureen, £275

Petersham Nurseries

Bud Vases, Set of 6, £63


Alisa Bistro Synthetic Wicker Garden Chair, £149.95

John Lewis

Arles Glass Tumblers, £20


Espadrille Platforme, NOW €40

Freight HHG

Heavy Crystal Glass Carafe, £130

Petersham Nurseries

Glass Twist Candle Stick in Green, £27

Closet & Botts

Cotton String Bags, £7.50

Apeman Interiors

French Yellow 19th Century Confit Pots, £180

Rowen & Wren

Linen Bray Bread Bags, from £14

Summerill & Bishop

Olive Branch Tapered Candle Holder


Falcon Enamel Pitcher, £34

Nancy Alsop


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