Inside Alice Grenier Nebout’s Parisian apartment | Une Fille, Un Style | Vogue Paris

Inside Alice Grenier Nebout’s Parisian apartment | Une Fille, Un Style | Vogue Paris


I am Alice Grenier Nebout, I am a painter, I am French and Canadian. I’ve been living in Paris
for two and a half years now. Before that, I lived in London. I spent my childhood in Paris, Canada
and a quite a lot of travels. I found an apartment,
a little bit of an artist’s studio, with big windows, with lots of light, where I live with my boyfriend and my daughter. I usually start my days with my daughter. I put the music on loud, we dance a lot,
it makes us feel good. And then I take my bike, I leave my apartment,
which is on the 16th arrondissement, and I go to the studio
next to the Bois de Boulogne. I grew up in a ceramic workshop
with my grandmother. I spent my summers in the Eastern Townships,
in Canada, and my father built me a wooden raft,
on which I painted. It was then, when I was 10 years old,
that I realized that this was what I wanted to do. I’d say that I want to paint what’s alive,
I want to paint what we actually have left. Everything that is animal, vegetable. I have a very colorful universe, a bit childish. It’s really thanks to color
that I can visualize a canvas. I always start by making blue backgrounds,
because it’s the color that attracts me the most. It immediately sets the theme
that I’m going to work on. And then I make some sketches
and I start the composition. Right now I’m working on a series. I took a long walk in the Barbizon forest, and I felt very emotional,
so I went back to my studio and I wanted to do a lot of series on forests. I’m a bit devastated
by what is happening all over the world. We’re killing our lungs slowly, so I wanted to do a series
focusing solely on vegetation. I worked on the decoration of my apartment
with my boyfriend, who’s a designer and who made
this extremely comfortable armchair, which is actually only for women, because you feel like you’re curling up,
it’s quite comforting. We have a very beautiful object
by Zanini de Zanine, who is the son of the great architect
José Zanine Caldas. It’s an extremely heavy Brazilian piece, which is not very comfortable,
but quite beautiful to look at. I also really like the little stool
by Isamu Noguchi, who is a Japanese designer. I spent my childhood on a lot of movie sets,
because my parents worked in the film industry. And so, I think my first fashion memory was on a movie by Josée Dayan,
“La Rivière Espérance”. And I remember my mother wearing
a big red velvet dress. I think that was
my first introduction to clothing. I’d say I have a kind of arty,
slightly wild cowboy style. I don’t really pay attention to what I wear. My everyday look is a painter’s jumpsuit,
boots, a T-shirt from my boyfriend, and then voilà,
I put on a coat and ride my bike to the studio. I really like this collaboration I did
with Aurélie Larousse, for the brand Beau Souci. They took one of my paintings
and made a print. I think it’s pretty fun to wear your own canvas and walk around with a kind of living canvas.

23 thoughts on “Inside Alice Grenier Nebout’s Parisian apartment | Une Fille, Un Style | Vogue Paris

  1. La bobote parisienne par excellence, insupportable, regardez moi, j habite dans un garage avec mon "mec" mais j ai des meubles de designer et un sac Chanel, ridicule, y en a la pelle des filles comme ça à Paris, filles perdues cheveux gras

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