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By the Light of the Sea: Jean-Loup Daraux

Do you know this sculptor/painter/rhymer/designer?

We are invited into the contemplative, spirited

world of

j e a n – l o u p   d a r a u x

in one of my favorite picture books of all time:

By the Light of the Sea: Jean-Loup Daraux

(Verbo Volant)

(By the Light of the Sea).

via Velvet and Linen

Breathtaking photography by Mario Ciampi

captures the elegance of French interior design.

Daraux’s work reveals the beauty of

“…homes which all have one thing in common,

a mixture of aspiration, pleasure and savoir-faire.”

via Velvet and Linen

Falling for Daraux’s touch yet?

Jean-Loup Daraux

Some sneak peeks inside this

incredible volume will follow,

but honestly they pale in comparison

to the rich, luxe, and seductive pages.

By the Light of the Sea: Jean-Loup Daraux

Last night, my very busy husband

began skimming the lovely

By the Light of the Sea,

sighing and echoing precisely

what occurred to me

when first I glimpsed it:

“I want TIME. Time with this book!”

By the Light of the Sea: Jean-Loup Daraux





two hundred forty-one

lusciously lovely



Peace to you right where you are.


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  1. June 24, 2011 / 2:26 pm

    Ooh la la! I would love to sit at that round table with the leather chairs and just indulgently read and swoon over the photos.

  2. June 24, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    How gorgeous
    is THIS?? I have
    a horse that is similar
    in style to the ones
    in these pics, so you
    KNOW I love this style!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: How cute are YOU?!

  3. June 25, 2011 / 2:05 am


    this is my FAVORITE BOOK RIGHT NOW! it is absolutely breathtaking, and i want to know everything about this designer…


  4. June 25, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    This book looks amazing and I can't wait to check it out, I just ordered it from Amazon. I have his other book "En Passant Par La Demeure" and love it. Thank you for telling us about this latest! Have a fabulous weekend!

  5. June 26, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    I absolutely LOVE everything! You know my taste too well!! Thank you for enlightening me on this new book… I can't wait to get my hands on it!

    love ya,

  6. June 27, 2011 / 7:09 am

    Yum, yum and yum! I am devouring these pictures… all the natural materials, old pieces, beautiful art, soothing tones… must get my hands on this! Thank you for this delicious glimpse, my lovely!

    Meera xx

  7. June 29, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Oh there's so much gorgeousness here! The soft colours, the decadent glamour, the rough textures – just divine. Thank you for sharing, I want time with that book as well now! xxx

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