The New French Look

Lauren Li

Discover what makes a modern French interior and how to achieve it in your own home.

Trends comes and go, but French interiors, old or new, never go out of style. The new French look is spirited and fresh, layered but never fussy, effortless yet always chic. It confidently uses elements of color and pattern to create an elegant atmosphere, but with a new contemporary edge. Referencing history, it offers a respectful nod to the past without ever looking stale and stuffy.

In this first book in the Style Study series, interior designer Lauren Li takes a deep dive into the best examples of the new French look to discover what makes the aesthetic so appealing. From the city to the beach, the country and the mountains, The New French Look explores the work of leading French architects and designers to reveal how they do it.


[A] stylish debut… Extensive photographs illustrate the advice in action… Li provides tasteful rules of thumb, and her perceptive survey sheds light on the key tenets of modern French style. Readers will be taken with this.

— Publishers Weekly


Lauren Li


Lauren Li is the founding director of Melbourne interior design studio Sisällä and has morethan twenty years of experience across the residential, retail, and commercial sectors. Sisällä's projects have been recognized by several awards programs, including the AustralianInterior Design Awards, and as a five-time finalist of House & Garden's Top 50 Rooms. Li isalso a regular contributor to The Design Files, Australia's most popular design blog and the author of The New French Look.