Extracted from Modern Retro: From Rustic to Urban, Classic to Contemporary  by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, published by Jacqui Small (£30)  The village of Lyons-la-Forêt, one of the most beautiful in Normandy,  revels in a surfeit of charming, seventeenth-century, half-timbered, pink  brick houses. Cyrille and Julie Viard’s plan was to reinterpret the genre –  adding a touch of industrial fantasy to the traditional charm.  In front of the wisteria-covered old farmhouse are metal chairs and a…

Books: Modern Retro by Caroline Clifton-Mogg

Extracted from Modern Retro: From Rustic to Urban, Classic to Contemporary by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, published by Jacqui Small (£30) The village of Lyons-la-Forêt, one of the most beautiful in Normandy, revels in a surfeit of charming, seventeenth-century, half-timbered, pink brick houses. Cyrille and Julie Viard’s plan was to reinterpret the genre – adding a touch of industrial fantasy to the traditional charm. In front of the wisteria-covered old farmhouse are metal chairs and a…

Like the more modern (but still comfy-looking) chair-and-a-half. Perfect for storytime with the babies.

Like the more modern (but still comfy-looking) chair-and-a-half. Perfect for storytime with the babies.

Beautiful and cozy corner of this home designed by Susan Arlio. The chair and a half with its matching ottoman is dressed in a beautiful stripe, complimenting the geometric rug and transitional floor lamp. The English arm ties it all together, keeping it classic and simple, while still being stylish and functional.

Beautiful and cozy corner of this home designed by Susan Arlio. The chair and a half with its matching ottoman is dressed in a beautiful stripe, complimenting the geometric rug and transitional floor lamp. The English arm ties it all together, keeping it classic and simple, while still being stylish and functional.

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