THE GIVENCHY STYLE- Hubert De Givenchy

i was introduced to this book, the givenchy style by a comment last week on the house beautiful post of our home. very kindly the comment referenced oscar de la renta’s home in punta cana and james and whitney fairchild’s home in the hampton’s as possibly sources of inspiration. she was right, both homes have been influential to my aesthetic and look! punta cana, so much so, i’ve already done a post on it.

the third reference i was not familiar with, hubert de givenchy’s beach house in france. my obsession kicked in and i found this out of stock book on amazon. since receiving, the book has not been far from my side and at all times in my mind. thank you for the introduction.

the book follows the interiors and gardens of givenchy’s three homes in france- the all white with blue accents ” clos fiorentina” beach house on the mediterranean in the south of france (my favorite), his romantic, moated chateau, “le jonchet manor” in the touraine and lastly, his opulent and grand 18th century mansion in paris’s rue de grenelle- each so very chic, so very glamorous, so very stylish! more to come on each of these homes in future posts.

sunday’s i always post something that inspires me during the week, i’ve named this continuing feature “chic peek- weekly inspiration”. well, this book has not only inspired me it’s moved me, found a place in my soul. thank you for the inspiration.

one of the biggest pleasures i have in doing this blog is the discovery of new inspiration, ideas and thoughts. for me it’s much more than just talking about my favorite people, places and things, and all that is chic, glamorous and stylish, it’s a lifeline and a great sense of creative excitement!

please keep the comments, ideas and thoughts coming- most important, the inspiration, it is what this is all about!

clos fiorentina seen from the pavilion by the pool

the interior of the pool pavilion living room

an alley in the gardens of clos fioretina of lemon trees and arum lilies

the clos living room- love the hurricanes on the pedestals and the simple ivory slipcovered furniture

the interior stairway at the clos- love all the stacks of books

the master bedroom at clos- all white- love the canopy bed and the stacks of books on the long bench at foot of bed

the upstairs hallway leading to the guest rooms at the clos

the “bunny” guest room, named and reserved for bunny mellon- love all the variations of blue and white prints- chic, chic, chic!

the guest bath- all white with brass accents- blue and white prints and objects carry through from guest rooms

the “walter” guest room, named and reserved for walter lees- love the white floor and the blue and white print on the walls- beautiful!

le jonchet manor- the french country house

the parterre at the le jonchet- i love boxwoods

another view of the parterre derived from the monastic gardens at san giorgio in venice

the interior of the orangery at le jonchet

in the salon a diego giacometti octagon table with a jacques lipchitz sculpture- above hangs a painting by krouchnik

the salon at le jonchet- a diego giacometti bronze table and stools grounds the center of the room- terribly chic!

the dining room at le jouchet with walls covered in hand painted chinese paper- simple and elegant!

a guest room decorated with the “tree of life fabric” by braquenié- amazing!

the 18th century paris town house on  rue de grenelle- the green salon- gorgeous!

another view of the green salon- very grand, very elegant, very chic!

i love the tall bouquet of ere murus and, of course, the stacks of books

the hallway at rue de grenelle- louis xv porphyry vases on marble pedestals


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