Yesterday’s post about french music and art conjured up memories of Paris and everything I love about french design. My passion for the city of lights began on my honeymoon back in November of 1991. It was my first trip to Paris ~ filled with love, romance and beauty. I can still remember the way the Place de la Concorde looked in the late afternoon sun or the first time I tasted baked eggs for breakfast…and so began my romance with Paris. Today’s post is the first in a series of french favorites ~ everything from design to fashion to film. Let us begin our journey with the legendary french designer Jacques Grange. The recipient of France’s greatest tribute, the Légion d’honneur, he is without question France’s most famous designer. Decades of work for high profile clients such as Yves Saint Laurent, Princess Caroline and the Lauder family, catapulted his career and earned him a reputation synonymous with fame and celebrity. The images in today’s post are from his Paris apartment, once home to the novelist Colette, it overlooks the lush gardens of the Palais Royal. His home boosts an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture, and furnishings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Above all, it is a place for him to live with the things he loves. C’est magnifique!
photography by Vincent Thibert for Architectural Digest