A LOVING TABLE
Lake Forest’s Shelley Johnstone Paschke met Kimberly Schlegel Whitman when the two designers participated in a Veranda magazine table décor event at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The style mavens pursued their love of tablescapes in their new book, A Loving Table: Creating Memorable Gatherings. The beautiful tome shares inspiring tables and entertaining styles of 34 tastemakers revealing how they keep traditions alive in their entertaining styles. Whether incorporating recipes passed down from a grandmother’s collection or following a mother’s lessons for making guests feel comfortable, it is apparent that family has a strong influence. From formal to casual occasions, city to country, grand to intimate, these beautifully designed indoor and outdoor tables tell a story about the hostesses and their history. Pull up a chair and bon appétit. A Loving Table is available at The Lake Forest Book Store, Shelley Johnstone Design showroom in Lake Forest, or on amazon.com.
Over the course of his fifty-year career, Jacques Grange has designed homes for the world’s most respected collectors, artists, designers, and tastemakers, including Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, François Pinault, Valentino, Stavros Niarchos, Aerin Lauder, and HRH The Princess of Hanover. His classical training at Paris’s École Boulle and École Camondo, his early experience with the French design legend Henri Samuel, and his passion for contemporary art have resulted in a uniquely discerning approach to interior design. Grange’s seemingly natural, “non-designed” aesthetic is revealed through his unusual way of grouping objects, and an unparalleled sense of style and attention to detail. The book illustrates Grange’s wide-ranging inspirations and exquisite taste through 31 new residential projects in Europe and America, from a luxury hôtel particulier in Paris to a chic beachside cabana in Comporta, Portugal, and a midcentury-modern house in Los Angeles. Texts and interviews by Parisian gallerist Pierre Passebon delineate Grange’s approach to design and decoration. Previously unpublished photography by François Halard captures these singular projects with profound sensibility. Dive into divine décor, ©Jacques Grange: Recent Work by Pierre Passebon, Flammarion, is available at rizzoliusa.com.
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