A few months ago I asked a few blog friends which designers working today would endure.
Grange on his very short list
. Grange had been on my periphery. I was aware of him, but largely ignorant. (Aware but largely ignorant might be a good subtitle for the blog.)
I have been enjoying my advance copy of the book for awhile now. The publishers and author are being very careful with the distribution of images. The book is a beautiful collection of stunning interiors. You would enjoy it if it only contained the homes of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge
. My personal favorite is Villa Mabrouka
. The arching doorways of Morocco grounded by chalky black and white tiled floors, white walls and charming chintz will make you yearn for a get away in Tangier even if you usually don't venture further than the Lake of the Ozarks. If I could choose just one image to share it would be the one of the scrolled white desk, rattan chair with robin's egg cushions sporting a white welt with the striking black mullions of the glass door in the background.
Both images from Jacques Grange Interiors by Pierre Passebon, photography by Marianne Hass (Paris: Flammarion, 2009). For a few more images from the book do check Jennifer Boles's post at the Peak of Chic.
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