Florence de Dampierre is one of the world ‘s leading experts on French Chic, an easy lifestyle that mixes high and low with whimsy. From the decorative arts to entertaining and fashion her style defines elegance.

Florence has published six books so far. Her latest French Chic Living: Simple ways to make your house beautiful, published by the esteemed publishing house, Rizzoli. The book is overflowing with time-tested advice and conventional Gallic wisdom for the celebrated art de vivre.

Florence prior books also reflect her design philosophy and her knowledge of the decorative arts. Her Rizzoli titles in order of release are: Walls: The Best of Decorative Treatments, French Chic: The Art of Decorating Houses, the interior design classic The Decorators, and her first very acclaimed The Best of Painted Furniture. Chairs: A History, published by Harry N. Abrams, has become the standard reference book on the subject.

Mrs. de Dampierre is the founder of Florence de Dampierre Design, a full-service design firm. Her projects range from beach houses in Florida to New York City offices, townhouses, and apartments and country houses. Florence is also designing an exciting new line of licensed products. These includes furniture, accessories, lighting, and garden design for A&B Home, a natural, French inspired cleaning and laundry product line for HSN, and her complete natural line of household and cleaning products for Savon Francais.

Florence has been widely covered in many publications, books, and blogs, among them New York Magazine, House and Garden, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, Veranda, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, House Beautiful, 1stdibs, The Peak of Chic, and All the Best Blog. She also lectures extensively across the country. Attesting to her fashion sense, Mrs. de Dampierre was elected into Eleanor Lambert’s Best-dressed List as one of the twelve best-dressed women in the world.

Raised in Paris, Florence de Dampierre resides in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with her husband and dogs in an exquisite nineteenth-century home. She is the mother of three.