Allison Grant founded the shop the Collection in the Haut-Marais in Paris in 2003.
The online shop was launched in 2006 and in 2011 a new version has just been launched.
the Collection edits also its own range of wallpapers and children's furniture working with the young french women Mathilde Nivet and Marina Vandel for wall decoration and the british designers Alex MacDonald and Sebastian Bergne for furniture.
Take a shopping trip to France without leaving the net. We recently found The Collection and we're won over by their home decor products. Though the shop is in France, they ship worldwide and have an extensive online store.
Their seemingly disparate collections of lighting, linens, outdoor, and childrens' and wall decor come together via the beautiful design sense they all have in common. From purely decorative to pretty and functional, the designs are brought together to expose Paris shoppers to up-and-coming European designers.
Our absolute favorite: the line of bent finnish ply lamps by Damdesign:
The Collection also has their own line of wallcoverings and giant poppy wall decals (their scale sets them apart from most other wall decals out there).