6 rooms that define the interior design of Jacques Grange

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Over the people of his 50-year career, Parisian Jacques Grange has established himself arsenic the eminent interior decorator to large collectors, artists and tastemakers. 

Both classical and modern successful his approach, and with a passionateness for modern art, combined with a charming joie de vivre, his beautifully curated interiors each archer a unsocial story. We measurement into his interior design satellite to instrumentality a backstage tour. 

The eclectic collector

Armchair © Francis Jourdain/Adagp, Paris, 2021; Painting © Carla Accardi/Adagp, Paris, 2021; Collage © Robert Motherwell/Dedalus Foundation/Adagp, Paris, 2021

(Image credit: François Halard/ Jacques Grange / Flammarion)

In the salon of his apartment, Jacques effortlessly mixes the elemental with the blase and understated, combining old-world luxury with modern creation and design. 

Here, aristocratic refinement meets the eclecticism of an insatiable collector. As good arsenic good materials and craftsmanship, the abstraction is filled with tangible mementos of places, artists and designers that person informed his originative universe. 

Jacques’ mastery of colour is displayed by the cautiously considered placement of artwork against the airy walls, specified arsenic the citron-yellow coating by Carla Accardi surmounted by a pale-blue canvas by Robert Motherwell. The armchair is by Art Nouveau decorator Francis Jourdain.

Classic and modern

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Painting © Maurizio Cattelan

(Image credit: François Halard / Jacques Grange / Flammarion)

The interior designer’s eclectic tastes are displayed present successful his flat with an understated operation of furnishings and works of creation from a assortment of periods. 

His natural, ‘non-designed’ aesthetic, astatine erstwhile lavish and comfortable, is revealed done his antithetic mode of grouping objects, a masterful operation of materials and colors and an unparalleled attraction to detail. 

All successful the detail


(Image credit: François Halard / Jacques Grange / Flam)

Jacques’ caller refurbishment of this elegant location successful Florida is successful the axenic contented of the glory years of Palm Beach elegance. Deeply sympathetic to the archetypal villa, which was designed in1929 successful the Mediterranean-revival style, Jacques describes his involution arsenic having simply ‘refreshed’ the interiors. But this hardly does justness to the levels of airy and colour helium has infused into this luxurious house, with its immense array of imposing and eclectic architectural features, including elaborate wrought-iron balustrades and graceful colonnades. 

The furniture, palette and materials person each been chosen to harmonize with the plot and extracurricular spaces. The entranceway hallway is dominated by the staircase with its imposing wrought-iron balustrade and a greenish divan sofa designed by Jacques himself.

Chintz charming

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Mirror © Armelle Fabre

(Image credit: François Halard / Jacques Grange / Flam)

In 1990 Yves Saint Laurent called connected Jacques Grange to plan the interior of The Villa Mabrouka successful Tangier, Morocco. Jacques says: 

‘The taxable Yves wanted was that of an eccentric Englishman who had travel to unrecorded there. He wanted chintz and 1 colour per room.’ 

The location has a modern Moorish benignant with elegant contrasts and here, a reflector with a shell-encrusted framework by Armelle Fabre, typifies Jacques’ signature touch.

Monochrome marvel


Sculpture © Paul Landowski/Adagp, Paris, 2021 

(Image credit: François Halard / Jacques Grange / Flam)

On entering Pierre Passebon’s 1820s Directoire-era flat successful the centre of Paris – renovated successful collaboration with Jacques – 1 is greeted by a spectacular 16th-century Italian marble fireplace carved successful the signifier of a grotesque gaping mask. It is acceptable successful a chimney bosom lined with French marble chequerboard tiles, the achromatic and achromatic motif inspired by Siena’s cathedral.

Pierre, an antique collector and creation dealer, is the laminitis of the Galerie du Passage successful Paris and this benignant of aesthetic jolt successful his ain location speaks volumes astir his eclectic tastes and his life’s work.

Tiled each over


Vase © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + Adagp, Paris) 2021

(Image credit: François Halard / Jacques Grange / Flam)

The room of Jacques’ ain flat successful the bosom of Paris is lined with exquisite antique bluish and achromatic azulejos tiles that helium collected connected trips to Portugal. He pairs them with 19th century-style chairs by celebrated interior decorator Madeleine Castaing, an 18th-century Indo-Portuguese ivory furniture and a vase by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, illustrating Jacques’ unexpected yet delightful operation 3 of antithetic styles and periods.