The kitchen is the heart of any home and, happily, French antiques transfer beautifully into a 21st-century cuisine. Confit pots in bright green or yellow glazes, linen tablecloths, plenty of rustic wooden boards and, of course, strings of garlic, recreate the country look with aplomb.
Fench oak trestle table, £1,150, Lorfords. Crate with artichokes, stylist’s own. French pottery boards, £10 each; wooden butter pat, £10, all Old Albion. Green Malicorne jug, £150, Anne Fowler. Wire egg basket, £30, Brocante Living. Dark wood chopping boards, £20-£40 each, Focus on the Past. Félix Potin confit pot, £55; café au lait bowl, £32, both Brocante Living. Green confit pot, £180, Anne Fowler. Cloths, £12 each, Chloe Antiques. Large 19th-century French glazed bowl, £180, Lorfords. Copper pans, find similar at The Kitchen Man. Game hook, £85, Focus on the Past.