About the course of his 50-yr vocation, Parisian Jacques Grange has proven himself as the eminent interior designer to wonderful collectors, artists and tastemakers.
Each vintage and modern day in his tactic, and with a enthusiasm for modern art, blended with a charming joie de vivre, his superbly curated interiors each tell a exclusive tale. We move into his interior layout environment to choose a non-public tour.
The eclectic collector
In the salon of his condominium, Jacques easily mixes the easy with the complex and understated, combining previous-environment luxury with modern art and structure.
Listed here, aristocratic refinement meets the eclecticism of an insatiable collector. As well as fine resources and craftsmanship, the space is filled with tangible mementos of places, artists and designers that have educated his resourceful universe.
Jacques’ mastery of colour is shown by the diligently deemed placement of artwork from the pale partitions, this sort of as the citron-yellow portray by Carla Accardi surmounted by a pale-blue canvas by Robert Motherwell. The armchair is by Art Nouveau designer Francis Jourdain.
Typical and modern
The inside designer’s eclectic preferences are displayed below in his condominium with an understated blend of home furnishings and operates of artwork from a wide range of intervals.
His pure, ‘non-designed’ aesthetic, at as soon as lavish and at ease, is exposed via his unusual way of grouping objects, a masterful combination of supplies and shades and an unparalleled focus to element.
All in the detail
Jacques’ current refurbishment of this elegant residence in Florida is in the pure tradition of the glory yrs of Palm Seashore elegance. Deeply sympathetic to the authentic villa, which was designed in1929 in the Mediterranean-revival model, Jacques describes his intervention as possessing simply just ‘refreshed’ the interiors. But this barely does justice to the stages of mild and shade he has infused into this luxurious dwelling, with its huge array of imposing and eclectic architectural features, which include elaborate wrought-iron balustrades and sleek colonnades.
The household furniture, palette and elements have all been picked to harmonize with the backyard garden and outside areas. The entrance hall is dominated by the staircase with its imposing wrought-iron balustrade and a green divan sofa built by Jacques himself.
In 1990 Yves Saint Laurent known as on Jacques Grange to structure the inside of The Villa Mabrouka in Tangier, Morocco. Jacques states:
‘The concept Yves desired was that of an eccentric Englishman who had come to dwell there. He wished chintz and 1 shade per home.’
The house has a modern-day Moorish design and style with exquisite contrasts and below, a mirror with a shell-encrusted body by Armelle Fabre, typifies Jacques’ signature contact.
On getting into Pierre Passebon’s 1820s Directoire-era apartment in the centre of Paris – renovated in collaboration with Jacques – 1 is greeted by a breathtaking 16th-century Italian marble fireplace carved in the kind of a grotesque gaping mask. It is established in a chimney breast lined with French marble chequerboard tiles, the black and white motif impressed by Siena’s cathedral.
Pierre, an antique collector and art vendor, is the founder of the Galerie du Passage in Paris and this variety of aesthetic jolt in his possess household speaks volumes about his eclectic preferences and his life’s do the job.
Tiled all in excess of
The kitchen area of Jacques’ have apartment in the coronary heart of Paris is lined with beautiful antique blue and white azulejos tiles that he collected on outings to Portugal. He pairs them with 19th century-style chairs by celebrated interior designer Madeleine Castaing, an 18th-century Indo-Portuguese ivory cabinet and a vase by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, illustrating Jacques’ surprising nevertheless pleasant combination a few of various designs and periods.