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Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

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Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Château du Champ de Bataille | Photographed by Eric Sander

These past few days has been grey and humid with rain making its daily presence, requiring cosying at home with long cups of coffee, lots of reading and visual inspiration.

This week’s Décor Inspiration comes from a legendary designer with a magnificent style and amazing projects: French architect, interior and garden designer Jacques Garcia.

The contemporary décorateur, also an avid antiques collector, works in the Grand Style, that of unabashed opulence, and whose baroque interiors are known all over the world. Hotels and restaurants that wear his style include beloved icons the Hôtel Costes and the Ladurée tearooms in Paris; the NoMad Hotel in New York, and La Mamounia in Marrakech.

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Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Left & above: the Ladurée tearooms; images by Kayleigh Pope (left) & Pinterest

Garcia’ s home, the great Château du Champ-de-Bataille in Normandy, France is by far his longest-running and the most expensive project. One of France’s grandest and largest castles, which he bought in 1992 from the Ducs de Harcourt, is focused on the eternal culture of France.

« It’s not quite correct to call what I am creating ‘period rooms,’” says the designer. “We are starting with empty rooms and creating everything. Unavoidably, our eye of the 21st-century intervenes, so it is my vision of the 18th century. We will be presenting a chronological itinerary that will retrace changing tastes from the reign of Louis XIV to the end of the Ancien Regime with Marie-Antoinette. We will illustrate how rapidly tastes changed – and how interiors constantly were transformed. When a great financier of 1730 had his apartment decorated, he would keep nothing that he had in 1720. It was, Out with the old! »

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Above, right & bottom right: Château du Champ de Bataille photographed by Eric Sander

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

The salon of Garcia’s castle in Normandy

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Château du Champ de Bataille photographed by Eric Sander

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Home of Alfred Van Lelyveld

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Château du Champ de Bataille photographed by Eric Sander

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques GarciaChâteau du Champ de Bataille | Photographed by Eric Sander

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Château du Champ de Bataille | Photographed by Eric Sander

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques GarciaChâteau du Champ de Bataille | Photographed by Eric Sander

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

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Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Left: the Garcia's library at his home in the Château du Champ de Bataille, Normandy, photographed by Eric Sander & above, Ladurée

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Hotel Costes

Décor Inspiration: Le Château du Champ de Bataille & the Grand Style of Jacques Garcia

Credits

Eric Sander, Sotheby's, AD France & as listed 

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Daniela Chelariu, Travel Editor, Paris
Travel Editor, Paris

Dana is a fragile dreamer, they say, arriving in Paris four years ago, for love, and the city has been constantly changing her life since then. Hers is a world of books, (Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Anne Berest), expos, long walks sur les quais de Seine, pink skies, fine wine and peonies.
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  • Aimée Ebstein said...

    Like always I enjoy reading your articles so much !

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