I got a chance to stop into Albertine book shop a few weeks ago in NYC. Located in a Fifth Avenue mansion owned by the French Embassy, I quietly say it was it's interior design that drew me to visit the shop. The space was designed by Jacques Garcia. He totally respects all aspects of traditional French design. But he also adds colors and twists that make the space fresh and unique. Garcia designed a furniture line for Baker which is in that same quirky traditional vein.
There is crazy inspiration for a home library or office in the bookshop. The celestial ceiling, the green interior of the bookshelves, the trim on the bookshelves, the simple step stool, the eclectic mix of modern and traditional furniture.
And how can anyone not notice those out of proportion, gorgeous light fixtures. So enormous.