At Home with Marie-Chantal
I realized after I posted François Catroux’s Left Bank apartment yesterday that I had published several examples of his work on ZR just not together, so I gathered those images and went way back into my tear sheets to find the rest of the project.
Mr. Catroux, a longtime friend of the couple, decorated this London home for Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his wife, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal that was first published in House & Garden in 2007. Enjoy this in all of it’s French Deco glory!
Marie-Chantal wanted a “temple of serenity” with a calming palette of neutrals throughout her family’s home. In this view of the black and cream salon we see the French Deco influence in the CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE furniture and accessories. The black and white artwork over the marble mantel is by DONALD BAECHLER.
In the entry hall, black and white marble compliment the HÈRVE VAN DER STRAETEN Tourbillon chandelier, the antique English Regency mirror and the early 20th century ebony and silver Viennese bench.
In the library, artwork by JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT adds a pop of unexpected color to the muted taupe and grey interiors. The coffee table is CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE and the sofa and chairs are custom Catroux.
Probably one of my favorite rooms of all-time is this dining room. I love, love the incredible Catroux-designed dining table (seriously, I want that table) and I adore the CLAUDE LALANNE gilded bronze chandelier hanging over it as well as the HÈRVE VAN DER STRAETEN mirror over the fireplace and the ROBSJOHN GIBBINGS chairs. I even love the custom linen carpet by TAI PING.
In a more expansive view of the salon, notice the HÈRVE VAN DER STRAETEN Tornado lamp and his Résille cabinet underneath the antique mirror. Alongside the Chesterfield sofa are custom Catroux pieces and another painting from the DONALD BAECHLER Flowers series over the mantel.
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