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Country French Fall/Winter 2016

From the Editors of Country French

Antique treasures, time-honored building techniques, and reclaimed architectural materials honor the history of old homes and give new homes a sense of permanence. They deliver comfort and character. They tell stories. And they are the common thread connecting the beautiful homes in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Country French.

Lana and Guy Boyll, for example, spent nearly a decade filling binders with photos and magazine clippings before building their dream home in Ridgeland, Mississippi (“Quiet Romance,” page 132). Their home is generous in size at 5,500 square feet, yet remarkably intimate in feel, with simple silhouettes and abundant natural light setting a relaxed mood. It nods to the past without feeling bound to it, allowing for fresh interpretations of classic forms that offer sweet surprises from room to room and outside.

Photography: Brie Williams

Photography: Brie Williams

In a historic area of New Orleans, Gina and Joe Piacun built their own idyllic residence—a French Provincial Louisiana cottage, which perfectly balances grace with comfort (“Inviting Welcome,” page 92). Handcrafted materials and rich textures lend the new home a sense of soul and add a practical elegance well suited to a family with three young children.

Photography: Brie Williams

Photography: Brie Williams

For this issue, we also reached out to some of our favorite stylemakers across the country and abroad and asked them to give us a sneak peek inside their homes—and to share their favorite product picks and shopping spots with us. We hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as we did. To check out more of what they’re working on, visit Brooke Giannetti’s blog Velvet & Linen; Annie Sloan’s blog; and Anita Joyce’s blog.

Welcome to Country French.

The Editors