I love that the pages of Effortless Style: Casa Lopez, by Pierre Sauvage, are filled with just the right amount of words, amazing photos, and recipes shared by Pierre Sauvage’s friends. If you’re looking for a unique gift for the friend who has everything and loves to entertain, I highly recommend this beautiful book. I’ve already made the chocolate mousse recipe by my dear friend Julia Boyles featured in the book. (See photo below.)
Here’s what Amazon has to say about this gorgeous treasure which was given to me by a dear friend:
Pierre Sauvage, designer of luxury homewares and interiors, brings the reader inside his French homes — both urban and country — providing inspiration and advice for creating effortlessly elegant interiors and garden spaces.
Against the backdrop of his exceptional homes in France, Pierre Sauvage — owner and art director of Casa Lopez, the legendary Parisian housewares firm whose stylish furnishings feature exceptional handicraft produced in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal — showcases his very personal and contemporary style of decorating and entertaining. His striking use of color and textures sets the tone for each room and serves as a counterpoint to his playful matchings of materials and patterns, which work equally well in his Parisian apartment, rustic farmhouse in Normandy, and stone summer home in Provence. With discriminating taste, Sauvage pairs modern furniture with singular antiques. From bold interiors to elegant outdoor spaces, each home is infused with his connoisseur’s eye for refined details.
Stunning photography commissioned for this book under Sauvage’s art direction provides inspiration for interiors that exude a charm and elegance that is decidedly contemporary, yet conveys the timeless allure of a home that has been passed down over generations. A dozen recipes for entertaining with style complete the volume.