Posts Tagged ‘French Interior’
When it comes to beautiful books on interior design, especially monographs, we count on Rizzoli to get our fix. They seem to consistently publish high-quality, dense, picture heavy volumes on all our favorites. Our latest obsession: Jacques Grange Interiors by Pierre Passebon.
The book is singularly focused on legendary French decorator Jacques Grange’s design portfolio from the past four decades. Each page showcases full color photographs of the spaces he’s designed over the years, including Yves Saint Laurent, Princess Caroline of Monaco, and Valentino. It’s so much fun to get lost in each page, studying every little detail in the various rooms. His style is so unique, combing neoclassical, traditional inclinations with the unexpected and, often times, avant-garde. The book also features many close up shots, which reveals his talent for tablescapes, and his ability to capture the essence of his client’s personal taste.
In the meantime, we’ve given you a preview of some of our favorite pages and spreads. Enjoy!
We’re officially on a French kick this month, with our newest discovery, living agency, fueling the trend. Now there are some fundamental elements of we what know of as a loft that will never loose their significance: concrete, tall ceilings, casement windows, primary color touches. Translation: the aesthetic Corbusier created. This loft is actually located in the “Cité Radieuse” created by Le Corbusier himself. The loft is one of the 337 apartments which compose this authentic vertical village, featuring hotel, shops, school, gymnasium and even a swimming pool in full sky. It is owned by an interior decorator who has painted the walls nearly-black, within which light floors and accessories contrast dramatically. The space has an updated, mid-century modern aesthetic that poetically pays homage to Corbusier.