Jacques Garcia is one of the top French interior designers, recognized for many exquisite projects around the world. As a designer, he has the ability to absolutely embellish any setting through his eccentric and out-of-the-box ideas. This time, the prestigious artist took on a different challenge, a 17th Century Monastery, and transformed it with the most amazing Rococo touches. Join Paris Design Agenda and let us unveil these rich details throughout!
Starting the tour through the 17th Century Monastery, we show you the large living room, with Italian stools and sofa from the Louis XV period. On the table, there’s a stunning neoclassical bronze discobolus, that perfectly embellishes the room. In the background, a portrait of Cardinal Brocassius hangs on the wall, that matches the concept style of the project.
Within this Monastery, there’s an uncommon room which is the gaming room, a sort of lounge that features embroidered silks that are reflected on the walls adorned with eglomised glass panels in the purest Rococo style. The place dazzles with its splendor with its highly decorated ceiling, its chandeliers with tassels, and its woodwork decorated with frescoes.
In the dining room, with its walls covered with wood paneling from a palace in Catania, there is an 18th-Century ceramic fireplace from Caltagirone. Playing the most important role of this room is an 18th-century Murano glass chandelier that’s right under the table, which is surrounded by rococo Italian chairs.
Normally, the bathroom is a minimal and standard looking room, but in this case, Jacques Garcia risked it all. The bathroom is a special and unusual room due to its carpeted walls. But that’s not all, it is reinforced with antique mirrors, a neoclassical mahogany table and an 1830 chair surround a neoclassical marble bathtub.
In the master bedroom, there’s a gold and yellow theme behind every piece that’s displayed throughout the room. The walls are covered with silk taffeta, the canopy, and the bedspread in silk taffeta. Jacques Garcia chose a stunning chair is signed by Jacob Desmalter for Prince Murat.