Josephine Ryan and Essentially French

Posted January 16, 2010 by Christina

Josephine Ryan who brought us French Home has published another book- Essentially French. This one is another treasure trove of photos and love for the french style!

"In "Essentially French", antiques dealer and stylist Josephine Ryan offers a privileged glimpse into the homes of antique dealers who have a passion for French style. The homes featured include farmhouses, townhouses and apartments, and their decorative styles may differ, but all have something in common - each and every one showcases the beauty of traditional French furniture and accessories, and demonstrates the understated elegance of French life. From the chic simplicity of a Parisian apartment, to the intriguing eclecticism of a London home and the traditional charm of a Provencal farmhouse, the carefully-chosen locations illustrate the many facets of classic French style."

Josephine also has a shop in London.

If you are ever in London stop by her shop and say hello. I know I will.

Josephine Ryan Antiques & Interiors,
63 Abbeville Road,
London SW4
020 8675 3900

images via Josephine Ryan
Antiques and Interiors


Southern Aspirations

This looks fabulous! I have come to realize I am a secret fan of the french style- nothing in my house supports this, but these are all the images I’m drawn towards!

Visiting you after Dumbwit Tellher’s writeup on you!

Fri Oct 17 13:27:10 2014

jules @ The Diversion Project

What a lovely looking store, and an owner with beautiful taste. Wish i knew of it when i was in London in August. oh well, yet another reason to get back there!


Fri Oct 17 13:27:10 2014


This book is on my Amazon wish list, dreamy gorgeous images .. a taste of which I receive with Greige’s daily updates.. bliss. x

Fri Oct 17 13:27:09 2014

Morning T

I just bought this book in Canada and love it! Was looking for inspiration photos online and came across your blog~it’s lovely!!

Fri Oct 17 13:27:09 2014


The shop in London is brilliant.

Fri Oct 17 13:27:09 2014

Things That Inspire

French style really speaks to me, and this book looks great! I am planning a trip to London this summer, so I am going to note the address of Josephine’s store.

Love the name of your blog!

Fri Oct 17 13:27:09 2014

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