The work of Jacques Grange was unknown to me until a few hours ago yet in these past few hours, I have fallen completely in love with the individuality, grace, humor, intelligence, and sophistication of Monsieur Grange’s portfolio. Via a name I am much more familiar with, Todd Selby, I happened upon Grange’s stunning apartment as featured in Todd’s book (which is now in stock at Amazon.com), “The Selby: is in your place”. What can I say other than love at first site!
For a man whose life long connection to the world of decorative and visual arts began at the esteemed schools of ‘cole Boulle and ‘cole Camondo, and has since included close friends and clients such as Paloma Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Princess Caroline of Monaco, and Karl Lagerfield, Grange’s apartment is an eclectic and lively representation of himself.
*This guy is precious in the picture above…thought he deserved his own feature as well.
Mr. Grange’s apartment exists as a type of archive or museum for beautiful pieces of decorative history and exquisite art. However, I imagine a stroll through his home, which by the way was the residence of famed French novelist Colette, is a lesson in taking the “stuffy” out of the word “gallery”. Serious pieces of art and history are mixed with rich cultural elements and domestic fineries and humorously woven together in a less than conventional manner.
Architectural Digest wrote a wonderful article about Mr. Grange and his work. If you’d like to see more of his place, visit it HERE. Also, if you’d like a digital peek into Todd’s book, you can see it online through today only. So, hop over right NOW before its too late!
All Photos Credit of Todd Selby.
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