Jacques Grange Works His Magic On A Paris Apartment
When one art world insider first moved to Paris some 25 years ago, he found an idyllic perch in the 8th arrondissement. Eventually, the couple decided it was time to look for a new and larger abode. After searching high and low, they ended up back in that original right-bank neighborhood.
The pair settled on a 19th-century building with a one-bedroom one-bathroom apartment of approximately 1,500 square feet. (“We are a couple. No kids, no dog,” the owner notes.)
The designer tasked with the interior design project wound up being the inimitable Jacques Grange, whom the client first met about 17 years ago when he was working as an art dealer. At the time, the homeowner was participating in a fair in Paris when the famed decorator stopped by his stand to inquire about something that had just been sold.
Flash forward to the present day, and the apartment he calls home is where that long-standing relationship has come to fruition. The residence was purchased over two years ago, before the start of the pandemic, and made move-in ready just before Christmas of 2020.
When one refers to the great Jacques Grange, one references grand interiors with layers of textures as well as spectacular art. (Grange’s portfolio includes the properties of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Valentino, and the Pinaults.) His practice, however, also makes room for projects like this.