If you like France, remodeling homes, or shabby chic style, then you'll love Summers In France by architect and designer Kathryn M. Ireland. Illustrated with charcoal drawings and amazing photos, this book details her remodel of a French farmhouse and also offers recipes, marketplace shopping lists, how to decorate on a budget, and how to make guests comforable in your home. Ireland divides her time between her home in Santa Monica, California, and her summer home in Montauban, France.
Even though I don't have a home in the French countryside, this book inspires me to tackle some decorating ideas at my house. Check out the following photos for ideas.
I love all of Ireland's decorating and entertaining ideas for turning your home into a fabulous retreat for your family and friends.
Photos: From the book Summers In France by the fabulous Kathryn M. Ireland.