French Chic, by Florence de Dampierre. New York: Rizzoli, 2008. First printing. A personal account of the renovation of a magnificent house on North Street, in Litchfield, CT. Filtered through her own European heritage, the author analyses every element of the house and garden, from chairs and mirrors to wallpaper and topiary, to re-imagine chic examples, in a very French traditional style. Tim Street-Porter's exceptional photographs bring the whole project into focus.