Around the system of his 50-year career, Parisian Jacques Grange has recognized himself as the eminent interior designer to great collectors, artists and tastemakers.
Each common and present day in his method, and with a passion for present-day art, blended with a charming joie de vivre, his beautifully curated interiors every tell a distinctive tale. We action into his interior layout globe to get a personal tour.
The eclectic collector
In the salon of his apartment, Jacques very easily mixes the simple with the advanced and understated, combining previous-environment luxurious with modern day artwork and design and style.
Right here, aristocratic refinement fulfills the eclecticism of an insatiable collector. As well as wonderful elements and craftsmanship, the space is stuffed with tangible mementos of spots, artists and designers that have knowledgeable his resourceful universe.
Jacques’ mastery of coloration is displayed by the meticulously regarded as placement of artwork in opposition to the pale walls, these types of as the citron-yellow portray by Carla Accardi surmounted by a pale-blue canvas by Robert Motherwell. The armchair is by Artwork Nouveau designer Francis Jourdain.
Classic and fashionable
The interior designer’s eclectic preferences are displayed right here in his condominium with an understated mix of furnishings and will work of art from a selection of intervals.
His all-natural, ‘non-designed’ aesthetic, at as soon as lavish and cozy, is exposed as a result of his uncommon way of grouping objects, a masterful blend of components and shades and an unparalleled interest to depth.
All in the depth
Jacques’ modern refurbishment of this stylish residence in Florida is in the pure tradition of the glory several years of Palm Beach magnificence. Deeply sympathetic to the first villa, which was built in1929 in the Mediterranean-revival design, Jacques describes his intervention as obtaining merely ‘refreshed’ the interiors. But this rarely does justice to the ranges of gentle and coloration he has infused into this deluxe dwelling, with its huge array of imposing and eclectic architectural attributes, together with elaborate wrought-iron balustrades and graceful colonnades.
The furnishings, palette and components have all been picked out to harmonize with the backyard and outside spaces. The entrance corridor is dominated by the staircase with its imposing wrought-iron balustrade and a eco-friendly divan sofa created by Jacques himself.
In 1990 Yves Saint Laurent identified as on Jacques Grange to style and design the inside of The Villa Mabrouka in Tangier, Morocco. Jacques suggests:
‘The topic Yves needed was that of an eccentric Englishman who experienced arrive to reside there. He needed chintz and just one colour for each area.’
The residence has a modern-day Moorish type with elegant contrasts and listed here, a mirror with a shell-encrusted body by Armelle Fabre, typifies Jacques’ signature touch.
On coming into Pierre Passebon’s 1820s Directoire-era condominium in the centre of Paris – renovated in collaboration with Jacques – one particular is greeted by a amazing 16th-century Italian marble hearth carved in the sort 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 dealer, is the founder of the Galerie du Passage in Paris and this variety of aesthetic jolt in his possess residence speaks volumes about his eclectic tastes and his life’s do the job.
Tiled all over
The kitchen area of Jacques’ possess condominium in the coronary heart of Paris is lined with beautiful antique blue and white azulejos tiles that he collected on journeys to Portugal. He pairs them with 19th century-design and style chairs by celebrated inside designer Madeleine Castaing, an 18th-century Indo-Portuguese ivory cupboard and a vase by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, illustrating Jacques’ unforeseen nonetheless pleasant blend three of various kinds and intervals.