It is more than twelve years since Jane Webster, the poster girl for selling up and following your dreams, bought Chateau Bosgouet, a derelict chateau in Normandy and moved her young family to France. In those twelve years, Jane has established an internationally renowned business, she has shepherded her children through their school years both in France and in Australia, she has made long- lasting friendships in her adopted home and she has spent countless hours observing French style.
French House Chic is a glimpse inside the most private of French residences: from supremely elegant Parisian apartments to lavishly upholstered sitting rooms in French country estates. From le salon to la salle de bain and every room in between, here is visual inspiration to achieve the most French look in any space. Or just to be momentarily immersed in all that Gallic flair.
This is Jane’s very personal story of a lifetime of cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home – a style that can be emulated with just some simple guidance. It is a book for rethinking: one that will make you want to rearrange your copper saucepans, reupholster your sofa, or book the next flight to Paris.
“For those itching to really switch things up, look no further than Jane Webster. The Melbourne entrepreneur and mother of four became the doyenne of a French chateau after buying and gutting the neglected 19th-century property on a whim. [Her] latest book illuminates the sometimes-elusive appeal of French interiors by breaking them down room by room and then even further into the elements that define those rooms.”
— The New York Times
Jane Webster runs The French Table from her house in Normandy. She spends six months in France each year where she organizes cultural tours and cooking classes throughout the region.